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A window on Hillary’s revolving door

The Hillary Clinton email investigation is entering a critical phase. The FBI has already interviewed some of Mrs. Clinton’s key aides when she was secretary of state and reports have said they will soon be interviewing Mrs. Clinton herself.

Illustration on the modern propensity to expunge or rewrite unpleasant history by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Trashing America’s heritage

I’ve had it with ignorant college students and their professors and academic administrators denigrating the heritage of America and so many great figures of our history.

Illustration on the effects of cutting hezbollah funding on its operations by Alexandwer Hunter/The Washington Times

Putting Hezbollah ‘out of business’

“After many years of sanctions targeting Hezbollah, today the group is in its worst financial shape in decades,” stated Adam Szubin, the acting Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence before a congressional hearing last week. “And I can assure you that, alongside our international partners, we are working hard to put them out of business.”

Examples of John Brown Fort History Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Commemoration conundrum

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is being celebrated with a quarter featuring the firehouse used by John Brown during his history-changing October 1859 raid.

Sen. Jeff Sessions appears at the podium onstage with Donald Trump at a Trump campaign rally in Alabama. (Associated Press)

Trump’s trouble with the other wall

Donald Trump has set forth a long list of precedent-setting policy actions he’ll take if he’s elected president of the United States.

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Big-time football and the schools for scandal

- The Washington Times

Bill Clinton and his friends probably feel themselves entitled to a little chuckle over the plight of Kenneth Starr, the plotter of the impeachment of Mr. Clinton. The wheel that goes around comes around, and all that.

Illustration on the centrality of trade to national security by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A guiding principle for Homeland Security

For nearly a century, the Jones Act has been a reliable safeguard against American and global corporatists wanting to make higher profits at the expense of U.S. national security and jobs. Thanks to the Jones Act, shipping vessels that operate in U.S. waters must be American crewed, American owned and American built.

Global Threat of Jihad Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Restoring America’s leadership of the free world

With Donald Trump having wrapped up the Republican nomination and Hillary Clinton almost across the Democratic winning line, attention turns to the next president’s policy agenda. Restoring American prestige and global leadership must rank high on the list.

Illustration of Donald Trump by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

Donald Trump versus the establishment

Donald Trump could not have picked a better opponent than Hillary Clinton. Riding a national anti-establishment wave, he dispatched a host of establishment Republicans and now faces America’s quintessential establishment politician. While unclear if this will be enough for a Trump triumph, it is quite clear Mrs. Clinton is the kind of opponent he is most effective against, and that there could be no better time to do so.

Illustration on unions benefitting from minimum wage hikes by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The fight for $8.50

Last week, labor union-backed activists protested McDonald’s shareholder meeting in Oak Brook, Illinois. Their demands were familiar: $15 and a union. The protests are part of a combined effort by the labor movement to find relevance by trying to unionize the growing service sector.

Illustration on tort threats to pharmaceutical companies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pricing by extortion

Many political candidates this campaign season have criticized what they imply are conspiratorially high drug prices, and some irresponsibly prescribe policies that could limit incentives to develop life-improving and life-saving medications in the future.

An Israeli holds a flag and wears a Star of David patch resembling the one Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany during a demonstration in Jerusalem. (Associated Press/Sebastian Scheiner) ** FILE **

The Left vs. Israel

Recent evidence suggests that monolithic Muslim hostility is cracking while Europeans, who are overwhelmingly on the Left, increasingly despise Israel.

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Illustration on Hillary Clinton's disregard for law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rules? What rules?

"Rules are made to be broken" is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton's attitude (and Bill's, too) about rules more than the late science-fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein, who said: "I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."

American ICBMs Controlled by Atari-era Electronic Systems Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Inefficiency dishonors the troops

On this Memorial Day, as we honor our troops who gave their lives defending freedom, it is worth remembering what makes our freedom so valuable. Every living creature yearns to be free, as it's the foundation to happiness.

Richard Nixon           Portrait by Norman Rockwell/Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

'Peace is the right memorial'

Memorial Day in America has traditionally been a time when we pay our respects to those who gave their lives, over a century ago, in a tragic civil war. In a broader sense, it has come to stand not only for the sacrifice of those who served in the War Between the States, but for all of those who have given their lives in arms since the birth of our nation.

Collectively insane?

The current be-who-you-think-you-are trend in America validates the words of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who wrote, "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."

Former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton acknowledge supporters during a caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The real housing market crash villains

I'm going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It's a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready?

Norman Makoujy of Totowa, N.J., places flags on the graves of Veterans at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa Memorial weekend Sunday, May 29, 2016. Makoujy volunteers his time to place the flags, putting 35 dozen flags with volunteers on Saturday and 150 flags on Sunday. Makoujy recovers flags from the cemetery after July 4th and  recycles them the next year.  (Amy Newman/The Record of Bergen County via AP)

The last full measure

"The last full measure of devotion." That's what President Lincoln called the ultimate sacrifice as he dedicated the cemetery at Gettysburg in 1863.

BOOK REVIEW: 'City of Secrets'

Jerusalem is the city of secrets, a place of intrigue, violence and beauty during the time between the end of World War II and the founding of the state of Israel. It is here that Brand, the protagonist of Stewart O'Nan's new novel, City of Secrets, is attempting to reconstruct his life.