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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a recording of nationwide TV address at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence  outside Moscow early Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

    BUCHANAN: A GOP ultimatum to Vlad

    By Patrick Buchanan

    With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November. But before traditional conservatives cheer that prospect, they might take a closer look at the foreign policy that a Republican Senate would seek to impose upon the nation. Published July 29, 2014 Comments

  • Family members of the victims, Jeanne Brown, left, who had a sister and father murdered, speaks during a news conference as her husband Richard Brown listens, after the nearly two hour long execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. (AP Photo)

    PRUDEN: When the hangman botches the job

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    The taking of a life to punish taking a life is an idea whose time is not yet gone, but its years may be numbered. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine Republican Convention, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    EDITORIAL: Red states are the ‘tickled pink’ states


    Where is that key to happiness? It may be down South, and voting for conservatives may be the reason why, say professors from Harvard and the Vancouver School. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Luis Mendez, 23, left, and Maurice Mike, 23, wait in line at a job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. Employers added a scant 74,000 jobs in December after averaging 214,000 in the previous four months. The Labor Department said Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, that the unemployment rate fell from 7 percent in November to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since October 2008. But the drop occurred mostly because many Americans stopped looking for jobs. Once people without jobs stop looking for one, the government no longer counts them as unemployed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    MORICI: The real unemployment rate is at least 18%

    By Peter Morici

    Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. Published July 29, 2014 Comments

  • FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Police officials in the nations capital have been facing recent questions about headline-making arrests _ not of hardened street criminals but of their own officers. In a single month, one District of Columbia police officer was accused of taking semi-nude pictures of a 15-year-old runaway and another was charged with running a prostitution operation involving teenage girls. A third was indicted on an attempted murder charge, accused of striking his wife in the head with a light fixture. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

    EDITORIAL: A Second Amendment right recognized for D.C.


    Thugs in the nation’s capital might think twice now before preying on a nighttime stroller — or a stroller in midafternoon, for that matter — in the belief that the prey won’t shoot back. The good guys can now defend themselves. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • Republican Ed Gillespie, left, and Sen. Mark Warner, right, laugh after a debate at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Saturday, July 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

    EDITORIAL: The two faces of Mark Warner


    “Governor Warner wouldn’t recognize Senator Warner today.” That was the memorable line from the weekend debate between Virginia’s Sen. Mark R. Warner, the Democratic senior senator, and his challenger in November, Ed Gillespie. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • Illustration on questions over the role of the national archivist in the IRS scandal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    EPSTEIN: All IRS roads lead to the archivist

    By Dan Epstein

    The Internal Revenue Service is the House of Representatives’ public enemy No. 1. The agency has quietly admitted that it has lost emails for seven employees at the center of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, including the former employee at the heart of the scandal, Lois Lerner. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • Illustration on block grants to states for social services by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    KEENE: Thinking outside nanny-state box with Paul Ryan

    By David Keene - The Washington Times

    Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is perhaps the smartest conservative in Congress. Unusual for a politician, the former vice presidential nominee actually spends time thinking about problems and coming up with solutions. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • Government Overregulation of Education Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    QUINLAN: Washington’s war on for-profit colleges

    By Andrew F. Quinlan

    In the Obama administration’s war on for-profit universities, anything apparently goes. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • FILE - In this May 30, 2014 file photo, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during an interview at The Associated Press in Washington. While Hamburg acknowledged that opioids are overprescribed, she again emphasized the importance of keeping the drugs accessible to Americans with chronic pain _ a group estimated at about 100 million, or about 40 percent of all U.S. adults (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

    FEULNER: The trouble with banning trans fats

    By Ed Feulner

    Like many Americans, you probably think it’s up to you to determine how healthy your diet is. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • Big Brother Putin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    RAHN: When money mischief goes global

    By Richard Rahn

    Do you want the Obama administration sharing all of your financial information with the Russian, Chinese and Saudi Arabian governments? Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • A Palestinian child, who was injured in the war in Gaza, is prepared to be moved by ambulance from a hospital in north Sinai to Cairo after crossing the Gaza Egypt border on Saturday, in el-Arish, Egypt, early Sunday, July 27, 2014. Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour humanitarian truce after initially rejecting such an offer by Israel, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull the international community hopes can be expanded into a more sustainable truce. (AP Photo/Muhamed Sabry)

    PINSKER: Corpse PR: The Hamas handbook

    By Scott Pinsker

    Pleading with the international community to note the moral distinction between predator and prey, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on FOX News Sunday: “We are using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.” But chillingly, that was an understatement – and the Western media has blood on its hands. Welcome to the rise of Corpse PR. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo shows the United Auto Workers Local 174 sign outside their building in Romulus, Mich. Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 voted to raise dues 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    MALKIN: Justice for the Delphi workers

    By Michelle Malkin

    The White House pretended to champion American workers last week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and “workplace innovation.” But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support — and inching toward justice. Published July 28, 2014 Comments

  • Heart Measure Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    YOUNG & DELANEY: A safety net that works

    By Todd Young and John Delaney

    Every American can agree that too many government social programs fail citizens they are intended to serve. Published July 25, 2014 Comments

  • Texas Prosperity Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    DAVIS: To fix America, copy Texas

    By Mark Davis

    Imagine if Democrats could point to one state that survived the economic recession better than the rest because of liberal policies. Published July 25, 2014 Comments

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