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Illustration positing the possible national security actions of the presidential candidates by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

National security reforms for the next president

“National security” is a highfalutin phrase for a problem that can be stated quite simply: We have enemies. What do we do about them? Since this is a matter of life and death, it’s worth asking: What national security policies can we expect the next commander in chief to implement?

Illustration on why union members should support Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why union workers should vote Republican

Unionized workers should get behind Donald Trump. Leaders of organized labor will see things differently, and that’s a tragedy for their members.

Illustration on Poland's resistance to EU dissemination of Syrian refugees by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bill Clinton’s affront to Poland

During a recent New Jersey campaign stop in support of his wife’s presidential bid, former President Bill Clinton suggested the people of Poland had decided democracy is too much trouble, and Poles want a Putin-type authoritarian leadership. His comments generated an immediate reaction from Poland’s government and the U.S.-based organization that represents about 10 million Polish-Americans.

Historian Craig Shirley tells Inside the Beltway that "President Reagan would have done everything Barack Obama is not doing" if he had been the president to take on the Islamic State. (Ronald Reagan Foundation & Presidential Library)

Drawing a conservative road map

Donald Trump is not Ronald Reagan, for whom we each worked and ardently supported because of his consistent, thoughtful, effective and eloquent conservatism. But Donald Trump is his own success story, and an American patriot committed to making America great again.

A Fix for Immigration Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing the immigration standoff

By and large, liberals favor amnesty for undocumented immigrants, followed by some kind of path, mostly undefined, to citizenship. Conservatives do not believe in rewarding crime — no amnesty, no citizenship — and favor deportation, where possible, or some form of punishment.

Illustration on Taiwan's efforts to fight disease by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

A partner in global health security

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate released on April 21, 2004, a total of 774 lives were claimed in the SARS outbreak in 2003. Far beyond the nations where it claimed the most victims, SARS traumatized the world with vast economic disruptions, deeply impacting international trade and travel that year, and in the nervous months that followed.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Eugene, Ore., on May 6, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Negotiating the negatives

The 2016 election may go down in U.S. political history as a time when a majority of voters disliked both of their major party choices for president. Indeed, it’s hard to remember in the modern polling era when so many Americans have disapproved of even their own party’s presumptive nominees.

President Obama in Hanoi. (Associated Press)

Turning President Obama loose in Asia

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama hasn’t learned much in his seven years (and counting) in the White House, but he might have learned a little. He bowed to his Vietnamese hosts on arrival in Hanoi, but it wasn’t the infamous back-breaking 180-degree bow he gave to the despots of the Islamic world in Cairo.

Illustration on Reagan's policy impact on the Clinton economic "boom" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How Reaganomics saved Bill Clinton’s presidency

Should Republicans discard Ronald Reagan as a relevant political figure for today? Columnist Jonah Goldberg speaks for many conservative strategists when he writes: “Ronald Reagan is dead and he’s not coming back.” He was fine for his time, a great president, says Mr. Goldberg, but we have different problems today and shouldn’t keep invoking the Gipper when searching for presidents.

In this May 20, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention, in Louisville, Ky. Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: Bring it on. As Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination seems all-but-assured, friends, aides and supporters describe a candidate who is not only prepared to tune out Trump's increasingly direct attacks on her husband's personal indiscretions but believes they will eventually benefit her presidential aspirations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Why Trump’s temporary Muslim ban is necessary

Gen. David Petraeus is now auditioning to become Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. There’s really no other way to interpret his recent column in The Washington Post, slamming Donald Trump for proposing a temporary ban on Muslim immigration.

Ravages of Heroin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The other consequence of broken borders

“Lobos” has made another bust. Back in December, the K-9 dog Lobos and his human partner, Fayette County Texas Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Randy Thumann, made a routine stop on Interstate 10 and Lobos’ super nose turned up $4 million in liquid methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle of two Mexican nationals.

Liberal Doublespeak Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Democratic doublespeak on minimum wage

Last week, the White House accepted a rare, bipartisan bill that addresses Puerto Rico’s dire fiscal condition. The territory is currently $70 billion in debt and has another $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. The bill would create a board to help restructure the territory’s debt obligations.

Illustration on Democrat misdirection on their record with women by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Real facts about the Democrats’ war on women

Why is the Clinton campaign obsessed about spinning what Donald Trump says about women? It’s because they’re desperate to have you not notice the damage President Obama and the Democratic Party are actually inflicting on women’s lives.

Illustration contrasting the European and American approaches to air travel security by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lessons in the wake of EgyptAir

Thousands of missed flights. Mile-long waiting lines at airports. Then just when Americans are ready to scream over passenger screening delays, another aircraft goes down in the Middle East, hammering home the difficulty of balancing airline accessibility with security.

In this May 16, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waits to speak at a get out the vote event at La Gala in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary’s enablers on the right

Is there anything more laughable than all the former members of the George W. Bush brain trust torching conservatives for getting behind Donald Trump? The stale complaint is that conservatives are tossing overboard their “core principles” when they get behind the fairly elected Republican nominee.

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A joint Russian and American marine band performing at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the "Meeting at the Elbe River" on April 25, 1945.

How to avoid WWIII while celebrating the victory in WWII

As Russia and the United States celebrate the 71st anniversary of their joint victory in the WWII or how they call it in Russia "The Great Patriotic War" the relations between the former allies have deteriorated to a very dangerous level.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finds herself in the unique position of being the party's presumptive nominee while continuing to lose primaries. (Associated Press)

Why the Washington GOP establishment loves Hillary Clinton

- The Washington Times

Steve Schmidt, the GOP strategist who ran Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, predicted last week, after businessman Donald Trump became the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, a "substantial amount of Republican officials who have worked in Republican administrations, especially on issues of defense and national security, will endorse Hillary Clinton in the campaign."

New concerns about free speech

The Justice Department's demand that the University of New Mexico define any "unwelcome" speech about sexual matters as "sexual harassment" violates the First Amendment. ("'Harassment' under Title IX raises concern on free speech," Web, May 2). If followed, it would ban jokes, cartoons and discussions that only hypersensitive people find offensive, at a huge cost to free speech.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The responsibility of the Republican elites

Hillary Clinton is cornered and bleeding, with Bernie Sanders nipping at her ankles, the FBI closing in on her and she's armed only with the shattered expectations of inevitably. That's not an augury to gladden the hearts and expectations of the Democrats, and the Republican elites see only rage and resentment through the tears of their pout.

Rot at the top

If reformers ever clean up the Internal Revenue Service they'll need the biggest broom in town. Under President Obama, who inspired a hope for change in Washington eight years ago, the Internal Revenue Service has used its unchallenged power and authority as a weapon to harass the president's political and ideological opponents in ways that no previous president would have dared.

Voters must say no to Hillary

Hillary Clinton continues to parade as a viable presidential candidate, but her charade will soon be over when she is finally charged criminally for her email operation while secretary of State. She is covering up her scandalous conduct in handling classified information and wants Americans to forget what she did in Benghazi.

Illustration on the effects of Sykes-Picot 100 years later by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'A shocking document' turns 100

The Sykes-Picot accord that has shaped and distorted the modern Middle East was signed 100 years ago, on May 16, 1916. In the deal, Mark Sykes for the British and Francois Georges-Picot for the French, with the Russians participating too, allocated much of the region, pending the minor detail of their defeating the Central Powers in World War I.

The Destruction of National Security Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Obama transformed the military

There is no question that America's worldwide leadership, power and influence have been significantly degraded over the last seven and a half years. The basic reason, regretfully, is that President Obama has been very successful in the implementation of his goal to fundamentally transform America. In so doing, he has undercut the Judeo-Christian foundation of this great country while at the same time promoting the advancement of Islam throughout our society — including the U.S. military. Clearly, any thinking American understands that this transformation, at its core, is anti-American and anti-Western. Yet it is also pro-Islam, pro-Iranianand pro-Muslim Brotherhood. Compounding this travesty is Mr. Obama's decision to embrace our sworn enemies. Unbelievable.

In this photo taken May 5, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Charleston, W. Va. There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump, but his ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee means a few of President Barack Obama's key achievements could be more likely to survive after he leaves office.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

How Donald Trump is using the disruptive business model to win

And what a journey his rise has been. Initially decried as a short-lived and amusing U.S.-style campaign-with-no-future that is better to be relegated to the entertainment section according to the Huffington Post, the Trump phenomenon eventually turned out to be bigger than the persona Trump.

Illustration on the continuing Russian nuclear threat by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Russia pursues nuclear dominance

The likelihood of Russia using nuclear arms in combat is far higher than most imagine. Today, Russia has at least four times as many deployed tactical nukes as America. Unlike strategic nukes, tactical nukes are not covered by our treaties.

Illustration on the flaws in the GOP primary process by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The GOP has its nominee

Several years ago I joined a poker game with a group of people I'd never met before. The stakes went up and at one point a pot reached over $1,000. I had what was likely the winning hand, but the dealer, who was a friend of my remaining opponent, "accidentally" flipped his last card up, not down. Normally the rule is that the misdealt card is "burned" and a replacement card is dealt face down. No harm, no foul.

'Less You Know' traces Russian dictatorship

A few pages into David Satter's truly terrifying book, one realizes that his title is smack-on accurate: modern Russia is a frightening member of the world community to an extent of which most persons are blissfully unaware.

Pitcher of Lemonade Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Making lemonade, not Kool-Aid

Some Republican and conservative talking heads are agitating for a third-party candidate to run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They want the rest of us to drink the Kool-Aid with them.

Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting Ben Rhodes speaks to reporters during a press briefing, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ** FILE **

Obama adviser Ben Rhodes admits lies to media about Iran deal

Ben Rhodes, President Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications, is highlighted in a recent piece by the New York Times which quotes Rhodes as admitting the Obama administration lied to the American people, Congress, and our allies in how they "spun" the Iran deal.

(Image courtesy of thestar.com).

'Let there be light'

Religious faith and science have long struggled, often against each other, in the search for knowledge. Man has hungered for explanations since he emerged from the cave, and perhaps before, and the study of nature and nature's wonders have put science in the forefront of the search for knowledge.

Reagan's Mother's Day Radio Tribute Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The wonder of motherhood

Every year since 1914 presidents have issued a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. The only exception was Franklin D. Roosevelt who in 1935 opted instead for a short White House statement. To be sure, most of the proclamations are similar and ordinary — except those of Ronald Reagan during his two terms in office.