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A post-Holder Justice Department worthy of the name

Watergate-era misconduct and politicization at the Department of Justice shattered public trust in a once-venerated institution by 1975. The urgent task of restoring Justice fell to Edward H. Levi.

Senate candidate Bruce Braley, right,  campaigns with  U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in an Iowa Votes rally in Des Moines  Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Hotel Fort Des Moines . (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Rodney White)  MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

It was a dark and stormy Democratic night

- The Washington Times

This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench.

Shortly before mailing his own ballot, U.S. Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., speaks inside a coffee shop on a campaign stop to remind voters to mail in their ballots, in the Five Points area of Denver, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Showing proper ID is a fact of life

If you’ve ever tried to board a plane, cash a check or rent a car, you’ve almost surely had to show some form of identification with your picture on it. Millions of Americans produce them every day to do dozens of everyday tasks and think nothing of it.

Rising Sea Levels Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Another EPA alarm about rising seas that aren’t rising

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Miami Beach recently to raise awareness about the need to “stop global warming” in order to save the region from dangerous sea-level rise.

In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, Gordon Kamara, left, is sprayed by Konah Deno after they loaded six patients suspected to have been infected by the Ebola virus into their ambulance in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. *AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

It’s the Ebola incompetence, stupid

There are a few things in the world that we know for sure, including the existence of Ebola, what those infected go through, and the fact that, as of now, there is no cure or official universal treatment that mitigate its fatality rate said to be around 70 percent.

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This Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo shows a sign on northbound Interstate 19, near Amado, Ariz., in the southern part of the state, that tells drivers they are kilometers away from their destination. Although other highways around the country have some metric signs, I-19 is the only continuous highway that is entirely in the metric system. The signs were installed nearly 40 years ago as part of pilot program that aimed to introduce the use of the metric system in the United States. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)

EDITORIAL: End of the road for the metric system

The metric system lives no longer on American highways. The Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing to take down the signs on Interstate 19 that tell a motorist that it's 64 kilometers to Tucson. This is the end of the road for Jimmy Carter's idea to measure everything by the metric system in America, like it or not.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop pandering to Islamic State terrorists

These are thrilling days for the savages of the Islamic State ("Islamic State withstands bombing campaign, plots Baghdad invasion," Web, Oct. 5). Their butchery of innocent hostages has commanded world attention, and the media have complied with their desire to receive the greatest possible degree of publicity for their barbaric actions.

President Barack Obama listens as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Nov. 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Fearing the 'Obama factor' in midterms

Legendary GOP campaign strategist Lee Atwater was guided by a political maxim he called the Napoleonic rule: Never interfere with the enemy when he is in the process of defeating himself.

Ebola virus Lock Down Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How to keep Ebola out of America

As the Ebola infection rate and death toll continue to rise rapidly on the African continent, many of us have become complacent with the measures we have taken to protect Americans from this deadly disease.

Illustration on the history of the 26th Amendment by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The 26th Amendment's distressing history

Earlier this year, South Dakota's legislature ratified the 26th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the federal government, states and localities from denying 18-year-old citizens the right to vote.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Killing Patton'

KILLING PATTON: THE STRANGE DEATH OF WORLD WAR II'S MOST AUDACIOUS GENERAL

Gov. Rick Perry   Associated Press photo

A virus, media boobs and the perfect storm

- The Washington Times

Some boobs in the media, which now include dozens of Internet websites where anything goes, the wilder and more improbable the better, are up to their usual standard of irresponsibility. The screamers are telling us that Ebola will soon kill us all, many of us at least twice.

Illustration on mistrusting government information on ISIS and Ebola by Hunter/The Washington Times

Hiding the truth about ISIS and Ebola

The Ebola virus is not a threat, but the Islamic State is. That's what some of our leaders tell us. Should we believe them? Do they have a track record for truth-telling that would lend them credibility?

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, thousands of people block a main road in Hong Kong as activists kick off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest to challenge Beijing over restrictions on voting reforms. The legacy of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square looms larger in Hong Kong than in mainland China, where the Communist Party has virtually erased all public mention of it. In this former British colony, hundreds of thousands attend candlelight vigils each anniversary to commemorate the grim end to the Beijing movement that was vanquished before many of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's streets were even born. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

KEENE: The heroism of Hong Kong

The biggest story right now isn't ISIS or Ebola or the Secret Service: it's what's happening in the streets of Hong Kong.

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

NIKPOUR: The GOP, minorities, and fundraising

The Republicans should be reaching out to all minorities, but when it comes to fundraising, they're missing a major opportunity to reach out to wealthy minorities.