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Rosa Luxemburg (Associated Press)

Black Lives Matter and the endless war against the Jews

- The Washington Times

The man who controls the language controls the conversation, as George Orwell rightly observed. The word that the left is trying, with a certain success, to appropriate now is “genocide.” Genocide is what Hitler set out to do, to exterminate Europe’s Jews (and who knows where his evil ambition would have gone from there).

Federal Mismanagement of the Peanut Industry Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Politicians and peanut pilfering

The history of federal peanut policy is the perfect antidote to anyone who still believes that Congress could competently manage a lemonade stand. Federal spending for peanut subsidies will rise eight-fold between last year and next year — reaching almost a billion dollars and approaching the total value of the peanut harvest. This debacle is only the latest pratfall in a long history of horrendous federal mismanagement.

Hillary at the helm

- The Washington Times

”At long last,” she thinks. “My time has come. They’re now all here, fighting for me.”

Texas Bullet Train Project Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How private enterprise drives the trains

Texans are turning the tables on how to pay for nationally critical infrastructure projects, leading the way with a high-speed train project that relies on the expertise of private entrepreneurs instead of government money.

Law Enforcement at the Border Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Immigration reform must start with border enforcement

As a veteran border patrol officer, I can say without any reservations that our immigration system is completely dysfunctional. Immigrants permitted to come to the United States have a cumbersome and expensive time doing so. Those who aren’t permitted to enter waltz across the border by the tens of thousands, and those not allowed to remain here elude deportations, even after committing serious crimes against our citizens.

Palestinian Hamas supporters hold up their hands while chanting Islamic slogans as masked members from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, march with their weapons on vehicles during a rally a long the street of Rafah refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

The next round of Hamas vs. Israel

Words can bewitch. Soon, the seemingly benign phrase “cycle of violence,” will be applied once again to the Hamas-Israel conflict. The linguistic effect of this application will be to equate terrorism and counterterrorism, further blurring the always-essential distinction between international crime and international law enforcement.

Elmar Abdullayev, 55, stands at a gates of his home hit by shelling in a village of Gapinli, in Terter region of Azerbaijan on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Azerbaijan and separatist forces in Nagorno-Karabakhk on Tuesday agreed on a cease-fire starting noon local time following three days of the heaviest fighting in the disputed region since 1994, the Azeri defense ministry announced. Gapanli, a village south of Terter, has been one of the hardest hit. Houses bear the marks of the recent shelling; metal doors are riddled with shrapnel, power lines are cut down, craters are seen in the yards. (AP Photo/ Hicran Babayev)

An ‘unfrozen’ conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Recently, one of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy functionaries made another outrageous statement on the status of the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Evgeniy Satanovsky, the head of Russian Institute of the Near East, visited the separatist region (in contravention of international law) in mid-June and declared: “As I understand it, the issue that Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan, in terms of military logic and from the standpoint of practical politics is completely closed.”

Safety of Chromium-6 Levels in North Carolina Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Exaggerating chromium risks

Constant claims, counterclaims and accusations about coal ash contaminating surface and underground water are making North Carolinians feel like they’re watching a fast-paced tennis match. Even people with chemistry degrees must feel bewildered by assertions that parts per million or billion of chromium-6 may cause cancer.

Growing the Movement with Hate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Black Lives Matter’s hypocritical anti-Semitism

In its new platform, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has, despite the total lack of relevance to its own agenda or interests, thrown whatever heft it has behind the anti-Semitic movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In doing so, it is inarguably contributing to the campaign to “other” the world’s only Jewish state and, with it, the Jews themselves.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Associated Press)

Virginia’s McAuliffe is for losers

All the fuss about Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe trying to restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences is just fuss, nothing more. To be sure, it appears at first glance that the chief executive of the Old Dominion is really concerned about civil rights for the downtrodden.

Terrorists Present in the U.S. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No plan to stop foreign-born terrorists

For decades, foreign-born Islamic terrorists have been exploiting our immigration system. Almost every type of immigration has been exploited by terrorists, from temporary legal immigration to illegal immigration to humanitarian immigration.

Overheated concern about July’s warmth

Mainstream media report that July was the “hottest” month since 1880 (or as CNN wrongly reported, “ever”). And future Julys will only become hotter.

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Illustration on CAIR's behavior and background by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

CAIR's cries of 'Islamophobia'

A vast "Islamophobia network" is busy marginalizing Muslim Americans. At least that's what the Council on American Islamic Relations wants you to believe.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Crown Arena, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Anyone for real talk about real issues?

For one brief moment this week it looked possible, if not exactly probable, that the presidential campaign of 2016 might focus on real issues of actual concern to Americans, after all. Donald Trump delivered a speech outlining an economic plan he says would get the millions of Americans left behind in recent years back to work, lighten the tax burden on the middle class with Reagan-like tax cuts and double the annual GDP growth rate.

In this Sept. 22, 2009, file photo, members of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division fall in for a re-deployment ceremony upon return from Iraq to Fort Riley, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Improving infantry survival

Just as candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump enter the home stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Air Force is expected to proudly announce, after nearly 15 years of trying, that their new super fighter jet, the F-35 is certified for active service.

Illustration on unfrozen assets and restitution to Iran's victims by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

What does America owe Iran?

An unmarked cargo plane filled with $400 million in cash lands in Tehran. Four American hostages held by Iran's rulers are set free. These revelations have sparked two controversies.

Illustration on the first death attributable to Hillary Clinton's unsecured server by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The first casualty of Hillary Clinton's server

Exactly how damaging the classified information is that was discovered on Hillary Clinton's server became clear this weekend when the Iranian government executed an alleged spy. He had been mentioned in at least one email from an aide to Hillary, which called him "our friend."

Illustration on the need for details in Trump's economic proposals by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump's economic prescription

Donald Trump said much in his recent speech at the Detroit Economic Club to inspire confidence that he can resurrect the American economy and lead a great nation.

Illustration on service dogs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The invisible wounds of war

On National Purple Heart Day, observed on Aug. 7, the nation paused to honor the decorated men and women wounded in combat while serving our country. But as we reflect on these noble sacrifices, Americans should remember to also recognize the veterans grappling with the invisible wounds of war who are ineligible for the Purple Heart and often overlooked or forgotten.

Illustration on the real connection between Guantanamo Bay and the increase of terrorism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Guantanamo's real boost to terror recruitment

A former Guantanamo detainee now going by the name Abu Mugheera al-Britani wrote in a new issue of English-language al Qaeda magazine Al-Risalah that he was now "sitting in the blessed land" of Syria, "reflecting on those weeks and days spent behind bars."

Don't emulate past in all things

Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Paul Ryan keep reminding us that America was founded by immigrants, but they seem to have forgotten to mention that America was also founded on slavery. We are living in a hostile, overpopulated world, and what worked in the 1800s is not relevant in 2016.

Dying for politicians' mistakes

In April 1971 John Kerry asked Congress: "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" The Islamic State, having captured blank Syrian passports, has pledged to infiltrate the United States for the purpose of destroying us and our way of life through violent acts.

Japanese Americans helped win war

Another untold or at least little-told story from World War II is the role played by the Japanese Americans in the war in the Pacific ("An untold woman's story of World War II," Web, Aug. 4). These Japanese Americans included my father, four of his brothers and two of his sisters, all of whom were in the Military Intelligence Service and Allied Translation and Interpretation Service while their parents were in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming.

A Thomas Nast cartoon of Jame G. Blaine

Check the mail

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had her first news conference this year on Aug. 5, and the big topic -- you guessed it -- emails. It's reminiscent of another candidate for the White House with his letters.

Helen Delich Bentley. (The Washington Times)

Baltimore's 'unforgettable' advocate

- The Washington Times

Anyone growing up in the '50s and '60s would be hard pressed to avoid the Reader's Digest, which was read by, well, just about everybody, including a lot of folks too pretentious to actually admit they read it. You could find it at the barbershop or the doctor's office if you didn't get it at home and every issue seemed to include something you would find interesting or informative or both.

In this Dec. 6, 2006, file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a shackled detainee is transported away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, in Camp Delta detention center at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Llinsley, File)

Keeping the key to Guantanamo

President Obama is still talking about redeeming one of his original campaign pledges, to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay before he leaves the White House. If he does, he ought to leave the key on the desk in the Oval Office. His allies in the war on terror, as well as a bipartisan roster of members of Congress, think Guantanamo is still needed.