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FILE - In this March 22, 2014, file photo, former President Bill Clinton, left, listens as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Clinton had long ago moved on from her bruising defeat in her 2008 presidential run. Clinton questioned whether the country was willing to give her family the White House for the third time. A less talked about concern was health, both hers and her husbands. The former president had undergone quadruple bypass surgery and had to make drastic lifestyle changes. Hillary Clinton would be 69 years old on Election Day, tying Ronald Reagan as the oldest American to be elected president if she won. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

The Clinton money-market account

- The Washington Times

If we can believe Hillary Clinton (and there’s no reason why anyone should), she and Bubba have gone from “dead broke” when they left the White House to accumulating riches that beggar Croesus, the ancient king of Lydia, and Midas, who was rich even before he started selling mufflers for Pontiacs and Chevys. Nevertheless, Hillary and Bubba are lining up now for seconds.

This image released by Vani Hari shows the food blogger among boxes of cereal in Charlotte, N.C. The former management consultant turned healthy-living activist has a best-selling book and an army of supporters. She deploys them regularly to move giants in the food industry via online petitions that, among other things, helped get Kraft Foods to give up artificial dyes in its macaroni and cheese. (Courtesy Vani Hari via AP)

The crusade of food bimbos

This week, Kraft Foods announced that it was changing the formulation of its famous macaroni and cheese. The company will remove food coloring after being the latest target of an online peasants-with-pitchforks campaign run by a blogger calling herself “The Food Babe.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., right,  head into the Senate Chamber on Cap[itol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, for the confirmation vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Getting back to business

Anyone looking for signs that Barack Obama’s presidency is running out of gas got a glimmer of hope this week from his daily schedule.

Illustration on Holder's contempt for justice while attorney general by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A calculated corruptor of justice

The first attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress has demonstrated shocking contempt for the law, and the ability to abuse and corrupt it for the political and social agenda of this president.

Eric Holder’s legacy

As Attorney General Eric Holder finally departs, he leaves behind a demoralized Justice Department that has been politicized to an unprecedented degree.

Illustration on Eric Holder's history of pardoning and releasing terrorists by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

In agreement with America’s enemies

Only days before President Obama’s inauguration in Jan., 2009, I was invited to testify at Eric Holder’s confirmation hearing regarding his engineering, as deputy attorney general, the infamous 1999 Clinton clemency grants to 16 unrepentant members of the Puerto Rican terror group, Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN).

Justice driven by race illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Eric Holder’s legacy

Alas, the Eric Holder era is over. But critics who think his departure means normalcy will return haven’t been paying attention. Mr. Holder was President Obama’s point man for fundamentally transforming the country, and he did his job well.

Illustration on the adverse impact of five years of Obamacare by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Shreds of doubt about Obamacare

Last week’s tax-filing deadline was a little bit more complicated than in the past, thanks to Obamacare.

Illustration on Hillary and money questions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary’s hurdles

Nearly four months into the two-year presidential election cycle, Hillary Clinton is running into deep trouble on several major political fronts.

Wind mills work atop the mesa near Sterling City, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Financing Climate Crisis, Inc.

The Obama administration is using climate change to “fundamentally transform” America. It plans to make the climate crisis industry so enormous that no one will be able to dismantle it, even as computer models and disaster claims totally lose credibility — and even if Republicans control Congress and the White House after 2016.

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Homes with swimming pools border the desert of this neighborhood Friday, April 3, 2015, in Cathedral City, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Dry days in California

California excess is the stuff of the tabloids, often entertainment for all, but the drought is not funny. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered mandatory water restrictions for the first time, extending them far beyond the manicured lawns of Brentwood, the vineyards of Sonoma and the Napa Valley and the scenic coastline of picture postcards. When the going gets tough, the tough will have to turn off the taps. It's going to hurt.

Obama's Middle East disaster

President Obama said his Iran nuclear deal is good, which is what he says about everything he has done ("Obama takes victory lap on 'historic' nuclear deal with Iran," Web, April 2). Were Obamacare and Mr. Obama's energy, economic, diplomatic, military and immigration actions and policies (or the framework for the deal with Iran) good or really bad? The latter has to be the answer. Climate change is not our biggest threat for the next century; the biggest threat lies in our not confronting Islamic terrorists who continue to slaughter, torture and subjugate Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Make a deal — any deal

In the late 1950s there was a slogan that reminds me of what is taking place between Iran and the Obama administration: "Better red than dead." It was coined as the United States was put on its heels by the Russians in talks to reduce nuclear weapons. We were reducing testing while Russia continued to test and develop more nuclear weapons.

The irony of the Rolling Stone libel

Last December, Rolling Stone magazine published a lengthy article entitled "A Rape on Campus" that described in graphic detail a horrific 2012 gang-rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The story went viral globally, damaging the reputation of one of the most respected public universities in the nation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a meeting on Internet startups in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

President Obama’s dreamy dreams

Words enough to fill an unabridged dictionary went into the tentative "framework" that President Obama and the Western powers reached with Iran to address Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. All those words could be distilled in John Lennon's naive refrain: "All we are saying is give peace a chance." While Barack Obama was preoccupied with erecting his "framework," Vladimir Putin was busy, too, reminding his European neighbors that Mao Zedong's favorite and not-so-nave refrain still applies: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

Unequal justice in government illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Restoring the rule of law

Last week, the Obama Justice Department declined to press charges against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner — even though there was overwhelming evidence that she had targeted conservative groups and may have been complicit in destroying her emails. She also waived her Fifth Amendment privilege by proclaiming her innocence before a congressional committee and then refused to answer questions. It is possible that for some unknown reason Ms. Lerner's case should have been dropped, but to many it appeared that once again President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder were applying the rule of law selectively.

Africa's dark turn

Africa is known as "the dark continent." Lately, it has sure earned its nickname. The recent attack by the extremist group al-Shabab on a Kenyan university that killed 147, its attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people and the constant attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria have killed thousands and resulted in hundreds of schoolchildren being kidnapped. All of this introduced another dark chapter into African history.

Obama’s legacy: a warning to others

As we witnessed President Obama desperately flailing for some kind of an agreement with the Iranians, we were reminded once again of the prime motivating force common to all of Mr. Obama's machinations: an anxiousness to construct some kind of notable legacy at the eleventh hour of his tenure.

Left’s homosexuality hypocrisy

In ancient Rome, rabid emperors gleefully threw Christians to hungry lions in the arena. In modern America, mad-dog leftists savagely throw Christians to their sycophantic Democratic Party media darlings fraudulently masquerading as an objective press.

Opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, march past the Indiana Statehouse en route to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 4, 2015 to push for a state law that specifically bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

A tale of two governors: There was dithering in Indiana, quick and effective action in Arkansas

The great religious liberty debate has been put to bed if not to sleep, if only for now. We can be sure the devout and aggressive secularists of the left are picking through the debris of controversy to find something more to quarrel with. Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana marched up the hill to defend his state's law and then wobbled down again as if to surrender. Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, on the other hand, saw a prospective problem of perception with similar legislation in his state, asked the legislature to fix it, and be quick about it, and within 24 hours had a slightly revised bill on his desk, and he signed it.

Republicans seem intent on using Harry Reid's own "nuclear option" against him.  (Associated Press)

A day to celebrate Harry Reid

Harry Reid's decision to retire after 32 years in the House and Senate, 10 of them as the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, is good news not only for Republicans, but also for everyone else saddened by the deterioration of political rhetoric.

When an icon is a mirror

In this time when the role of all women in our society is undergoing a long-overdue sea change, this collection on America's first ladies is especially valuable as an illustration of how these women adapted to, and contributed to, the presidents whose lives they shared.

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's testimony before Congress by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Keeping Hillary Clinton's testimony private is a strategy sure to fail

Rep. Trey Gowdy's House select committee investigating the Benghazi attacks has, so far, frustrated its own mission by failing to pursue the elements of the attacks that serious investigators would. Mr. Gowdy has now invited Hillary Clinton to testify under oath, but only in a private session, without the media or the public present.

Pieces of the Pizza Pie Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The gay lobby focuses its pagan fury on a pizza parlor

It took a day or two, but the intolerant left managed to turn a tiny, Christian, family-owned pizza parlor in Indiana into a useful "face of hate." Nice piece of work, during Holy Week. It's part of the left's media campaign to terrify anyone even thinking of opposing compulsory celebration of same-sex "marriage," and it comes amid a fevered debate over Indiana's joining 18 other states and the federal government last week with a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Reorganization of the CIA Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

John Brennan’s deserving CIA reorganization plan

CIA Director John O. Brennan's "Blueprint for the Future" could indeed help the agency fulfill its long-promised but often unrealized mission to provide decision-makers with timely, relevant, impartial and actionable intelligence analysis on a consistent basis.

Medical innovation means cancer is no longer a death sentence

Nearly everyone is thinking about cancer these days thanks to the Ken Burns film on PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The film tells us the magnitude of the murderous disease we are up against, but it hides the good news, which is the astonishing progress that has been made in diagnosing and treating cancer.