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    Alaska's language challenge: translating tax forms into Siberian Yupik (at $50 an hour)

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Alaska is currently wrestling with a native language challenge: how to translate the state's longest tax measure for local populations? Due on the public ballot in August, the tax forms and informational pamphlet that accompanies the measure are some 50 pages long - and both documents must be translated into Yup'ik, Inupiak, Siberian Yupik, Koyukon Athabascan and Gwich'in Athabascan - the local dialects in the region. Published July 29, 2014

  • 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

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, following a Republican strategy session. Boehner discussed various topics including that he dismisses suggestions that Republicans are planning to impeach President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    EDITORIAL: The impeachment trap

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    House Speaker John A. Boehner made exactly the right call Tuesday, rejecting impeachment talk and dismissing the Democratic fundraising scheme based on impeachment talk. Published July 29, 2014

  • BLANK & BRAUN: Russia's dangerous Arctic adventurism

    By Stephen Blank and Aurel Braun

    Today the world continues to focus on Moscow's brazen aggression in Ukraine and its blatant disregard for international law. Published July 29, 2014

  • CARSON: Rudderless U.S. foreign policy

    By Ben S. Carson

    The Obama administration's recent failures in the foreign-policy arena have only highlighted how far American leadership has fallen in this new century. Published July 29, 2014

  • TAUBE: When the skies turn unfriendly

    By Michael Taube

    On Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright's Flyer I lifted off the ground at Kitty Hawk, N.C., for 12 seconds. Published July 29, 2014

  • SOWELL: Quit the Mideast cease-fires

    By Thomas Sowell

    Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest-looking little children I had seen anywhere. Published July 29, 2014

  • MAY: An Israeli waiting game

    By Clifford D. May

    Gazans may grow weary of supplying cannon fodder for Hamas Published July 29, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reject any legislation dubbed 'comprehensive'

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    If you hear a politician utter the word "comprehensive," rest assured that he is seeking re-election. "Comprehensive" is the Gordian knot of politics. Published July 29, 2014

  • LAMBRO: An economic era defined by slowdown

    By Donald Lambro

    President Obama's job-approval polls slipped precariously closer toward the 30 percent range this week as many more Americans expressed deep dissatisfaction with his failed presidency. Published July 29, 2014

  • WEINBERG: Marking a Medicare-Medicaid anniversary with invisible red ink

    By Sheila Weinberg

    Wednesday marks the 49th anniversary of the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid, two government programs whose budgets have ballooned, thanks to a growing population in need — and federal budgeting and accounting tricks. Published July 29, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Alex's Wake'

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    The shameful tale of the German liner St. Louis, which sailed the seas in 1939 with its Jewish refugee passengers in search of safe harbor, has been told many times — and why not? Published July 29, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gazans should help defeat Hamas

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    As long as the United Nations is counting the dead, here are some tallies: In Libya, more than 30,000 have been killed; in Egypt, more than 1,000; in Iraq over the past 15 months, there have been 10,500 killed; and in Syria, the granddaddy of them all, 160,000 have been killed. Published July 29, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Media are complicit in Hamas' tactics

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Thank you for Scott Pinsker's excellent column, "Corpse PR: The Hamas handbook" (Web, July 28). Mr. Pinsker's charge that the media have blood on their hands because it encourages Hamas' violence is absolutely right. Published July 29, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Assault and Flattery'

    By Kate Obenshain - Special to The Washington Times

    Think the "War on Women" meme is passe? Run its course? Think again. Published July 28, 2014

  • 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

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

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    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

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