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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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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

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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.

Yazidi Rescue Mission Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Remembering the Yazidis under siege

President Obama heralded the U.S. military mission to rescue the Yazidis trapped on an Iraqi mountain as a ringing success, but to those still struggling to escape the horrors of the Islamic State, also know as ISIS, it is an ongoing battle.

President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

EDITORIAL: The league of crony voters

The League of Conservation Voters is going all in with $25 million on the table in a desperate gamble to keep the Senate in Democratic hands. "This is five times more than what we spent in 2010," Daniel Weiss, a senior vice president of the league, tells a C-SPAN interviewer.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories'

A book that captures a child's love, devotion and imagination is a prized possession, indeed. If this book can transcend generations and changing attitudes, it should be regarded as legendary.