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Mitt Romney

Another look at a savvy loser

- The Washington Times

Mitt Romney would defeat Barack Obama if they were matched again today. One or two polls say so. But they’re not matched today and a poll like that is only for a friendly conversation over a cup of coffee.

Waiting for Godot Court Ruling Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Suing the feds gets old

There is a reason so many citizens who reach the Supreme Court of the United States in their battles with the federal government and emerge to face reporters and their cameras are elderly, white-haired widows. Fighting the world’s largest law firm is like “Waiting for Godot,” but worse. Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play was fiction, but the ludicrous lengths to which federal lawyers go to avoid Judgment Day is all too real. Stanley K. Mann of Colorado, now 82, spent 20 years awaiting that day.

** FILE ** House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Clinging to a tax-and-spend doctrine

The Obama administration continues to run up big budget deficits and huge long-term debts that threaten our economic future and put our national security in peril.

Congressional Internet Regulation and Taxation Plan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Choosing between two Internet evils

For the past several years, a group of senators has been desperate to enact a tax on Internet sales, attempting a number of strategies that have, thankfully, failed.

Iraq ISIS ISIL Jihadi Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The radical side of social media

The British accent heard from the man who brutally murdered U.S. journalist James Foley last week is another reminder that British citizens are traveling to Syria to join terrorist organizations in unprecedented numbers. In the past few years, the Internet, which quickly spread the grisly video of his death far and wide, has transformed how the toxic message of radical Islam and jihad in Syria, which inspires these men, can be spread.

Flag of Uslam Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Finally confronting the Islamist threat

America’s inconsistent response to the current Islamic State atrocities indicates that we are failing to understand, or deliberately ignoring, the facts that drive the terrorist organization’s ideology.

FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., takes questions from reporters in New York. On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Rangel, 84, is running for his 23rd term in the House of Representatives and is facing what could be his tightest race, the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The Republican racist myth

Charles Rangel is peddling a libel, and Republicans should say so, loudly and often.

Burger King's "King" Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Chasing Burger King to Canada

Burger King’s effort to acquire Tim Hortons, a Canadian purveyor of coffee and doughnuts, is a good business decision, but its choice to locate corporate headquarters north of the border would be the direct result of President Obama’s anti-business tax policies.

President Golf  Inconvenience Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The duffer-in-chief

President Obama stood before the cameras to share his outrage at the horrific beheading of a heroic young American reporter by the Islamic State. As soon as the cameras were turned off, he headed off to the golf course to tee it up with a few of his friends.

Banker Follows Graduates Illustration by William Brown

Digitizing the authentic education

Thousands of moms and dads, following the script written into an autumn ritual of the middle class, are preparing to say farewell to the sons and daughters they’ve loved, nurtured and tried to civilize for nearly two decades.

Turkey Davutoglu Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Talking Turkey with an Islamist academician

As Recep Tayyip Erdogan ascends Thursday to the presidency of Turkey, his hand-picked successor, Ahmet Davutoglu, simultaneously assumes Mr. Erdogan’s old job of prime minister.

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Comedian and actor Joe Piscopo throws out a ceremonial first pitch before an opening day baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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AP10ThingsToSee - A Palestinian youth wraps a bandolier of spent bullets leftover by the Israeli army, next to his destroyed home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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As a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is hammered out, much talk is heard about aid packages for Gaza, as though none previously existed.

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NATO and Afghan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy moving through Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing several civilians and wounding more than 35 in an assault claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

SHANSAB: Don't abandon Afghanistan yet

The killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Green by an Afghan soldier is a tragic reminder that all is not well in Afghanistan. Since the fall of the Taliban in November 2001, Afghanistan never had a chance to become a functioning state. The power of the warlords was never challenged. Institutions remained weak and ineffective. Elections were phony. The government was infested with corruption and nepotism.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Muslims must take back reputation

The radical jihadist Muslim who rapes, enslaves, kills, dismembers, decapitates, crucifies, starves and buries alive women and children, cuts children in half, puts heads on poles, puts bombs in shoes and vests and hangs Christians on cranes is giving the majority of peace-loving Muslims a very bad name indeed.

Tomahawk Soldier Protector Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ROLLER: The Tomahawk game changer

American troops are back in Iraq. About 500 have been assigned to protect the U.S. Embassy and Baghdad's airport.