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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, during a 'Commit to Vote' grassroots organizing meeting. (AP Photo/David Richard)

A late apology in clintonspeak

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton attempted to “come clean” about her emails again, like a sinner squirming in the hands of an angry god, but the partisan gods do not seem to be appeased.

Illustration on government debasement of religious liberty by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Favoring some claims of conscience over others

We face a crisis of conscience today — a crisis forced upon us by elites in Washington who would pick and choose who is allowed to follow their deeply held beliefs and who is to be punished by the government for doing so.

Lower Taxes Boost the Economy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Swinging the tax ax

Ronald Reagan signed the historic Kemp-Roth tax cut into law on Aug. 21, 1981. Reagan’s tax cuts should be seen in the context of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Illustration on the Kellogg-Briand treaty by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A treaty as hollow as the Iranian nuclear deal

It is ironic that Thursday marks the anniversary of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand treaty in Paris in 1928 designed to renunciate war as an instrument of national policy

White House Support for a 2016 Biden Campaign Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

An authentic alternative to Hillary Clinton

The media fixation on the largest Republican field of presidential candidates in history misses the very real crisis Democrats are facing as their slam-dunk nominee’s campaign unravels before their eyes.

Illustration on Iran's allies in it's quest for nuclear weapons by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A little nuclear help from its friends

Since 1979, a cabal of nations has aided and abetted Iran in its efforts to develop a robust nuclear program under the guise of generating a nuclear energy system.

Illustration on Democrats' culpability in the fall of Iraq and the rise of ISIS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The hot potato in the Iraq oven

This past week, Jeb Bush drew fire from Democrats and even some Republicans for pinning the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) on the Obama administration’s withdrawal of American troops from Iraq in 2011.

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Illustration on the State Department's ITAR regulation of the Internet by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The State Department overreaches in requiring a license to post technology online

The State Department has proposed a regulation to broadly criminalize online content ranging from technical discussions about boat propellers to basic engineering principles. Failure to obtain the appropriate license can result in 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. We could hope that the administration will not abuse its newfound authority, but to do so would violate John Adams' advice that, "the only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."

Questioning of Trump Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Media pursuing the Donald wander into a swamp of speculation

In the first paragraph of The New York Times front-page story on Sunday, the newspaper said that because Megyn Kelly "questioned him forcefully at the Republican presidential debate," Donald Trump said she did it "because she was menstruating." He did not. Whether the newspaper was perpetrating a lie on its gullible readers or simply confused I cannot say. In the next paragraph readers can see for themselves what Mr. Trump actually said.

Illustration on a GOP plan to effectively court woman voters by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A Republican woman's open letter to the GOP

When it comes to women's issues, it's time for our party to get its act together. If the Republican Party is listening to women, it's not hearing what they have to say. If we're not listening, we can't ask the right questions. If we're not asking the right questions, we'll never get the right answers.

Illustration on the nonchalant attitude toward abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Republican, pro-choice and repulsed by Planned Parenthood videos

People often ask how I can be Republican and pro-choice. It's really quite simple: I am more comfortable with a party that embraces life and protects the unborn, than one that is apathetic and squanders life. Although I identify with Republicans on most issues that are collateral to abortion, I still tend to believe that first-trimester abortion is between the pregnant woman, her partner, her doctor, her spiritual adviser, and her God. Recent revelations about Planned Parenthood, however, have caused me to question those beliefs.

Hillary and the Donald keep voters holding their breath

The crowded 2016 race for the White House has turned into one of the most bizarre presidential contests in U.S. history. Consider this: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination, is caught up in a widening scandal that has drawn the scrutiny of the FBI, forcing her to sign a statement "under penalty of perjury" that she has turned over all of her official emails to the government.

BOOK REVIEW: George Washington: Written Upon the Land

There was never any evidence that Weems' cherry tree ever existed at young George's boyhood home at the Ferry Farm that his father, Augustine Washington, had across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg. But Philip Levy, a University of South Florida historian knows the place full well.

College education is no free ride to taxpayers

I read your article on Hillary Clinton's latest vote-grubbing idea to impose higher taxes and harder work on the rest of us in order to pay for college for those she believes deserve a free ride ("Hillary Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan," Web, Aug. 10). I have an alternate, proven idea.

In this March 11, 2013 file photo is a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" placed in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. Even if the Republican-led Congress approves the Keystone XL pipeline, not a drop of oil will flow through the system until Nebraska signs off on its route. The routing process is still before the state Supreme Court, and depending on how justices rule, it could be months or longer before any construction in Nebraska begins. (Associated Press)

Obama abuses Canada with Keystone pipeline politics

Poor Mexico, as the Mexicans used to say of their country: "So far from God, so close to the United States." Now all the Mexicans are up here, no closer to God but pouring across the border, anyway. Now the aphorism could apply to Canada, often ignored by American newspapers and television networks. The Canadians just had the first debate of their national election, and it went almost unnoticed.

Illustration on the real spirit of abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Body-part sales videos are roiling the conscience of a nation accustomed to 'scrape jobs'

In response to the recent controversy surrounding the sting videos discussing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of fetal tissue, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat claimed that abortion exists in America because we refuse to look at it. Look at the nice doctors, not the horror of what they do. An honest gaze cannot bear the horror of what abortion is and what it does.

EPA Power Grab Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Clean Power Plan bursts the boundaries of regulatory authority

The Environmental Protection Agency's now-adopted rule to reduce carbon dioxide from existing electric power plants injects the force of law behind an unprecedented expansion of federal administrative power — a regulatory power asserted without clear statutory authority.

Illustration on the effects of lifting financial sanctions on Iran under the Obama/Iran nuclear deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why the Iran deal makes war more likely

Do you think opposition to the Obama administration's deal with Iran is strictly a partisan issue? Hardly. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York recently joined half a dozen Democrats in the House of Representatives who have voiced doubts about the agreement.

Chart to accompany Rahn article of Aug. 11, 2015

As rules squeeze the financial industry, consumers are left with fewer choices

What is the purpose of financial regulation? Advocates of more and more financial regulation say it is necessary to protect the consumer against greedy bankers and other financial professionals and institutions. But what if excessive financial regulation is actually reducing consumer choice and increasing the cost of banking, saving and investing well beyond the point of any benefits?