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Face-to-face with an evil enemy

There can be only one response to the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State terrorists. We must hunt them down and kill them.

Remembering Washington in flames

The most famous firestorm to strike Washington, D.C., took place 200 years ago, when an uninvited, uniformed guest plopped into the speaker’s chair in the U.S. Capitol’s House of Representatives chamber on Aug. 24, 1814.

Wising up to the Democrats’ war on women

In June, Rep. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, told a roomful of friends at a Cory Gardner for Senate get-together that he was surprised to see his Democratic opponent, Mark Udall, running ads accusing him of banning birth control — since he had just picked up his wife’s birth-control pills. Everybody laughed.

CORRECTS DATE - President Barack Obama, right, smiles as he and former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, left, prepare to ride in a golf cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Obama is taking a two-week summer vacation on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Obama tee party

Trouble in the St. Louis suburbs has rescued President Obama’s vacation. He can play all 18 holes at the country club now, safe in the knowledge that he’s distracting voters from all the scandals, mismanagement and foreign and domestic policies that are the legacy of his administration.

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2012 file photo, former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV Chairman and Co-Founder, participates in the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena , Calif. Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

EDITORIAL: Al Gore vs. Al-Jazeera

How do you say “buyer’s remorse” in Arabic? The Qatari royal family likely feels the pangs of regret for paying the princely sum of $500 million to Al Gore and friends to give Al-Jazeera America a slot on satellite-TV and cable channels.

Bogart and Bacall in "To Have and Have Not."

‘Death be not proud’

Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall join this year’s roster of celebrity deaths. Their names and fame preoccupy us in public mourning, though most of us were no closer to them in life than to a movie or television screen.

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Union Intimidation of Day care Provider Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A breath of employee freedom

When the Supreme Court ruled last month that public-sector unions were not allowed to extract dues from payments to home care and child care providers, it was more than a victory for Illinois provider Pamela Harris.

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with Chad President Idriss Deby Itno at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, during the US African Leaders Summit. President Barack Obama and dozens of African leaders opened talks Wednesday on two key issues that threaten to disrupt economic progress on the continent: security and government corruption. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

What Africa doesn't need from us

What Africa needs is industry, power and, most of all, something to eat. Nearly 30 percent of the world's 842 million hungry live on the continent, and John F. Kerry wants to issue each of them a carbon credit.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fourth Revolution'

"The Fourth Revolution" is about government and ideas. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, senior editors at The Economist, posit that ''the western state has been through three-and-a-half great revolutions in modern times."

Members Congress clinb the steps of the House of Representatives for final votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Free markets, limited government a 'natural disinfectant' to corruption

- The Washington Times

Some conservatives are done with cautious reactions and ready to rumble. Their culture has changed, and there's disinfectant involved. "Our times do not call for timid, poll-tested solutions. They call for a bold agenda that delivers opportunity for all but favoritism to none," declares a new conservative policy agenda, a project of Heritage Action for America, the feisty grassroots offshoot of the Heritage Foundation.

FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

KARIS: The real agents of the IRS: the best show on television!

The best new reality show on television this season is The Real Agents of the IRS on the Department of Treasury Network, which is owned by Obama, Inc. Unlike all those other Housewives shows, with the fake cooking, lips and sisterhood, these are real people who earn real paychecks from real hardworking American taxpaying citizens. This show has mystery, intrigue and talk of recycling which makes the Green Movement giddy.

Alfred Kinsey, seated left, with his main co-authors of "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" at the Kinsey Institute's headquarters at Indiana University in 1953. (AP Photo)

The not-so-gay census

Judged by the noise the homosexual lobby makes, with its parades and strutting in the popular media, you might think nearly everybody in America wears the lavender with the pride of the Irish in the wearing of the green.

Illustration on Government spying on Government by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The smoking gun of Obama's lawlessness

In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John O. Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as no surprise.

Alexander Litvinenko Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Alexander Litvinenko, a tragic Russian patriot

Nearly eight years ago, the news shocked the world that Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian FSB officer who defected to Britain in 2000, died after having been poisoned while having tea with three other retired Russian intelligence agents in a luxury London hotel.

Illustration on giving by Donna Grethen/ Tribune Content Agency

Scaife funeral proves philanthropy trumps politics

One would never guess who attended Dick Scaife's memorial service in the Pennsylvania countryside last week. Scaife has been referred to as the "father of modern conservatism."

NATO irrelevance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Will NATO end with a whimper?

April marked the 65th birthday of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, formed at the height of the Cold War to stop the huge postwar Red Army from overrunning Western Europe.

Illustration on Richard Nixon by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nixon. Now more than ever

- The Washington Times

Forty years ago this week, President Richard Nixon resigned from office. I was a very young child as I watched him announce his decision to resign on Aug. 8, 1974.