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Illustration on the deteriorating economy by William Brown/Tribune Content Agency

A slam dunk for Republicans

A menacing black cloud is looming over our economy that should make the 2016 presidential election a slam dunk for Republicans — depending on who the GOP nominates this summer.

Millennials’ time to choose

The younger generation is tired of the set party rhetoric that permeates every area of society and we are ready for it to change.

Illustration on the need for impartiality in the courts by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Being fair and neutral

Americans rely on fair and impartial courts to safeguard the rights and freedoms they hold dearest. We can be confident in the courts’ authority to safeguard those rights only if we believe that judges are upholding the rule of law, ensuring fairness and fulfilling their obligations with objectivity and neutrality.

Difficult Diplomacy with Bahrain Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When Bahrain bullies

Bahrain King Hamad al Khalifa visited President Vladimir Putin in Russia this week in a perfectly-timed reminder of how drastically the Obama administration has failed to handle relations with the small Gulf kingdom over the last five years.

Illustration of various valentines and postcards sent to Congress in support of Woman's suffrage             The Washington Times

Veiled valentines and suffragettes, 1916

The story of the women’s movement for the 19th Amendment or — voting rights amendment — is well known, in terms of the dramatic public demonstrations — from picketing, parades, prison sentences and hunger strikers.

Illustration on the truth about gun control by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Why gun control is a loser for the Democrats

There is nothing so comforting as a closely held prejudice, even when it repeatedly harms you. The white-hot passion of Democratic politicians to restrict and even strip Americans of their constitutionally guaranteed right to buy, own, keep, shoot and carry firearms continues as a monument to self-abuse.

U.N. Policies on Global Warming Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The politics behind the anti-fossil fuels campaign

History shows Earth’s climate goes through cycles, long and short, tied to a variety of natural factors. In the latter part of the 20th century, some scientists began to wonder about the causes of a modest warming, then cooling, then warming, which had been occurring since the mid-1800s. They also began to worry about the possible implications of continued warming.

After a speech at the Illinois State Capitol, President Barack Obama stops at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Ill.(Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Obama is no incompetent

While he was mocked for his performance in the last debate and had a disappointing showing in New Hampshire, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said what none of his rivals are willing to admit: “Let’s dispel [sic] with the fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is trying to change this country” — with astonishing success.

Illustration on unconventional war by Linas Garsys/The Washington Tmes

Winning an unconventional war

War is — and always will be — hell. The Law of Armed Conflict is not meant to change that — only to make it a little less hellish. There are weapons you agree not to use. In exchange, your enemy doesn’t use those weapons against you. You treat captured combatants humanely. You expect the same when your soldiers are taken prisoner.

Draining Military Morale Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The military’s malaise

There’s a cloud of malaise worthy of Jimmy Carter that has settled over the nation’s military. The man who should be able to clear away the cloud, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, won’t be able to do anything about it.

This image provided buy the Library of Congress shows an artists rendering of the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. (Associated Press)

Historical loops of presidents and wars

This Presidents Day, when we commemorate the past and present leaders of this country, it’s also a time for Americans to reconsider the patterns of American power through our history and consider where they want the pattern to continue as we get ready to elect a new leader into office.

Illustration on the mediocre U.S. economic recovery by William Brown/Tribune Content Agency

An economy mired in mediocrity

For seven years, President Obama’s economic recovery has been all “faux” and no “go.” The one thing America elected him to do in 2008 — restore the economy — still remains effectively undone as growth continues to be lackluster. It has become clear that when it comes to America’s economy, he takes a uniquely fatalistic approach to its performance.

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TRUMP Poster Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Not Trump

When the publisher of National Review, Jack Fowler, called and asked me to write 300 words on why I oppose Donald Trump for president of the United States, my first thought was about the derision that was sure to come from Trump supporters.

Illustration on the history of human suffering under socialism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Socialism means coercion

Do you know what socialism is? Hillary Clinton struggled to find an answer when recently asked. Socialism is a system in which the government owns or controls the means of production, and allocates resources and rewards.

In search of solutions

Whether you're liberal or conservative, it's usually easy to say what you oppose. Both sides spend a good deal of time trying to shoot down policies from the other side. But do you know what you favor?

This Sept. 19, 2013, photo, shows the sign of a Wal-Mart store in San Jose, Calif. A National Labor Relations Board judge says Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unlawfully disciplined workers who staged protests in May and June of 2013 and ordered the retailer to reinstate 16 former employees, as well as give them back pay. The decision, posted on the labor board’s website late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, arrived one day after the nation’s largest private employer said it was giving raises to most of its hourly employees. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Breaking the business model

Wal-Mart announced this month that it is closing 154 stores in the country, the biggest retrenchment in its history. The retail giant, whose earnings have come under pressure in recent years, also revealed that it is scrapping plans to open two new supercenters in Washington D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods.

Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen has created a new ice cream flavor to honor Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Ben Cohen) ** FILE **

Ben & Jerry's co-founder creates ice cream flavor to honor Bernie Sanders: 'Bernie's Yearning'

- The Washington Times

They were there when Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for president last year. And they're back to campaign for the Democratic hopeful in their own style. Ben & Jerry's ice cream founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have gone to Iowa to talk up the 74-year-old, self-described socialist among voters at multiple events. Mr Cohen in particular took it upon himself to make an extremely limited edition ice cream flavor after the candidate - "Bernie's Yearning."

Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

When foreigners bring disease across the border

When facing the massive problems associated with an open border, deluges of illegal immigration, and now even government sponsored surges of so-called "refugees," we naturally must discuss our concern about terrorism and violent crime. That, however, is only part of the threat.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Fault Lines'

It does not surprise me that the British author David Pryce-Jones titled his amazing memoir as he did. To him, his long life (he will turn 80 in February), has involved a series of attempts to bridge the contradictions in his heritage and in the eclectic consistently admirable distinctive career he has pursued as novelist, biographer and journalist.

Illustration of Forrest McDonald by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Remembering Forrest McDonald

- The Washington Times

Forrest McDonald, perhaps the greatest student of the American founding, passed away late last week at the age of 89. His scholarship and work have had more impact on the understanding of the intellectual and historical context that produced the Constitution and the creation of the United States than most people appreciate.

Flawed polling in 2016 race?

Pundits across the political spectrum have expressed bewilderment at the 2016 presidential race. The entire campaign seems to have slipped down the rabbit hole to some surreal political wonderland. Inevitable winners are losing. Hillary Rodham Clinton is suddenly not liberal enough and Jeb Bush is too liberal. The feminist candidate is being called a woman basher.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he speaks at the Justice Department in Washington to discuss the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting in Ferguson, Mo. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

A racket in the chicken house

Some of the chickens of Eric Holder, the former attorney general, and President Obama are fluttering over the chicken house again, looking for the roost. One of those chickens, as persistent as a tough old Dominecker hen, is the Holder scheme called "Fast & Furious."

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a campaign stop at the Freedom Country Store, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Freedom, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

For the love of Christ

Evangelical Christians have a passion for spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ "to the whole world," and that's a wonderful thing. This passion has led Christians of various denominations to build hospitals, found colleges and universities, establish orphanages and educate the poor and impoverished.

Leave God in schools

"Kicking God out of school" (Web, Jan. 10) tells the disturbing tale of the legal director of the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union calling on Glenview Elementary School in Haddon Heights, N.J., to stop saying "God bless America," in honor of first responders and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 25, 2016

What the economy needs now

Everyone's blaming the oil price collapse and China's sliding economy, for the rout of the stock market these first two weeks of 2016. That's part of the story, but there may also be a policy explanation for the bearish sell-off.

Career Intermission Program Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Soldiers on sabbatical in the private sector

While opening combat arms roles to female soldiers garnered the most publicity last month, minimal attention has been given to the Army's decision to grant talented soldiers an opportunity to take a brief "intermission" in their military service to pursue opportunities in the private sector.