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Safety of Chromium-6 Levels in North Carolina Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Exaggerating chromium risks

Constant claims, counterclaims and accusations about coal ash contaminating surface and underground water are making North Carolinians feel like they’re watching a fast-paced tennis match. Even people with chemistry degrees must feel bewildered by assertions that parts per million or billion of chromium-6 may cause cancer.

Growing the Movement with Hate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Black Lives Matter’s hypocritical anti-Semitism

In its new platform, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has, despite the total lack of relevance to its own agenda or interests, thrown whatever heft it has behind the anti-Semitic movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In doing so, it is inarguably contributing to the campaign to “other” the world’s only Jewish state and, with it, the Jews themselves.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Associated Press)

Virginia’s McAuliffe is for losers

All the fuss about Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe trying to restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences is just fuss, nothing more. To be sure, it appears at first glance that the chief executive of the Old Dominion is really concerned about civil rights for the downtrodden.

Terrorists Present in the U.S. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No plan to stop foreign-born terrorists

For decades, foreign-born Islamic terrorists have been exploiting our immigration system. Almost every type of immigration has been exploited by terrorists, from temporary legal immigration to illegal immigration to humanitarian immigration.

Overheated concern about July’s warmth

Mainstream media report that July was the “hottest” month since 1880 (or as CNN wrongly reported, “ever”). And future Julys will only become hotter.

Gravesite of Main Stream Media Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The legacy media meltdown over Donald Trump

The meltdown of the American legacy media is now complete. Conservatives are sadly aware of the decline of The New York Times, the supposed “newspaper of record,” as the benchmark for legacy media in general.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

For sale, the most brazen president money can buy

- The Washington Times

It’s coming clear now why Hillary Clinton wanted her own email server, free from oversight by anyone, and why she resisted so ferociously enabling anyone from getting even a hint to what she was hiding. Her presidency, if there is one, has been sold, and a new batch of emails pried out of the government by Judicial Watch reveals the going rate for Hillary.

Gen. Jack Vessey Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A soldier’s soldier

Until he died last week at 94, former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. was a living memorial to an earlier America — where God and country were not seen as contradictions, where faith formed the bedrock of personal and national character.

Defining alcohol consumption down

With summer vacation drawing to a close, many parents are eager to pop a bottle of bubbly in celebration.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. **File (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Imperial dreams

Historically, the West has faced an existential threat from both the Persian and Russian empires. The Persian Empire was fueled by the expansionist dreams of Darius and Xerxes, foiled only by the heroism of the Greeks, led by men like Themistocles.

Illustration on Republican support for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What Republican turncoats forget

I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. Are you going to vote for Hillary? I asked with trepidation. “Of course not,” he replied almost insulted by the question. “I understand the concept of a binary decision.”

Illustration on the virtues of coal bed methane energy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Good news for the energy industry

While the price of oil may be beginning to climb up a bit these days, we hope it has at least seen the bottom. The devastating effect of oil prices on cities, companies and workers cannot be overstated. The energy industry needs some good news. And they may found it. Coal bed methane (CBM) is a clean and renewable energy source that most people have never heard of.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with students as she tours classrooms at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, before participating in a campaign event. Standing behind Clinton at right is Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and David Quolke, President, Cleveland Teachers Union, second from right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Awaiting a second ‘Dear Hillary’ letter

One constant in the education world over the past 25 years has been the periodic release of reports warning that American workers will be unable to compete in the global economy unless education becomes a seamless web of government-managed workforce preparation. Think Common Core State Standards (CCSS), most recently.

President Barack Obama is seated in the presidential vehicle as his motorcade leaves after playing a round of golf at Farm Neck Golf Course in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The humiliation of a president

- The Washington Times

“We do not pay ransom. We didn’t here, and we won’t in the future.” Barack Obama might like to have that one back this morning, to stick a pin in the moving finger that writes. But the finger done writ, and it won’t come back to cancel a single line of the president’s fatuous fib that the United States didn’t pay $400 million to ransom four hostages taken by the president’s friends in Tehran.

Illustration on justice reform by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Out front on justice reform

Most of the discussion on justice reform efforts focuses on federal legislation. Indeed, several bills with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate would aid in safely reducing the federal prison population and addressing the revolving door of incarceration. And while justice reform advocates are frustrated that these bills have yet to come to a vote, focusing all the attention on the Hill misses the forest for the trees.

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Illustration on socialism's assault on America's societal underpinnings by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The reality of a pipe dream

Socialism is still in vogue, regardless of its sorry record all over the world for the last century. The Free Stuff Army is on the march, especially in the United States.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Apache Wars'

On a March day in 1851 after he and friends had spent time trading goods with residents of the Mexican town of Janos, a young Apache warrior named Goyahkla (One Who Yawns) returned to his home in a nearby village. What he discovered would impact American history.

Illustration on Venezuela's descent in to chaos under socialism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Venezuela faces collapse

- The Washington Times

Last week the socialist government of Venezuela began seizing and destroying handguns, rifles and shotguns -- continuing the late Hugo Chavez's effort to solve the nation's crime problem by disarming the nation. However, since Chavez imposed what he and his followers proudly called "21st- Century Socialism" on one of the wealthiest nations in South America, Venezuela has been in economic, political and social free fall.

Taiwan good for U.S. economy

The U.S.-Taiwan relationship is very interlocked. For example, more than 600 Taiwanese companies have operations in the United States, which annually creates 500,000 U.S. jobs through trade and investment ("Bringing back 'stolen' jobs," Web, Aug. 15).

Bannon fitting pick for Trump

I greet the appointment of Breitbart News' Stephen K. Bannon to head the Trump presidential campaign as a positive development ("Stephen Bannon poised to do battle for Donald Trump," web, Aug. 17. Mr. Bannon has made his name as a radical, extremist bully, one who slashes and burns in an effort to drive home his distasteful ideology. Mr. Bannon's mark on the Trump campaign will be immediately evident to thoughtful, informed, intelligent voters.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with media as she meets with law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Hillary's tainted campaign

The right to vote is both a right and a privilege, bought by sacrifice to be enjoyed by every American citizen. But the outcome of the 2016 presidential election could be affected — either directly or indirectly — by those who are not citizens. Americans who think their homeland is slipping away from them can thank the liberal Democrats (and alas, there are few of any other kind left in the party) for taking it away from them. When donkeys kick up their hindquarters, they break everything in sight.

Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering during a campaign rally with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ** FILE **

Joe Biden's no-gaffe gaffe

Agaffe, so a wise man once said, is what happens when a public official inadvertently tells the truth. The scribblers in Washington, collectively known as "the Gaffe Patrol," are fond of collecting gaffes, scolding the gaffes, and congratulating themselves for once more acting as the republic's faithful watchdogs. Arf, arf.

Illustration on the trump campaign in disarray by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Recycling the campaign

Donald Trump's latest shakeup of his senior staff in the midst of the general election has all the earmarks of a campaign in disarray.

Take a page from 'Mayflower'

In his book "Mayflower" Nathaniel Philbrick describes how the Pilgrims and Native Americans lived and worked together, in harmony, for 50 years after the landing at Plymouth in 1620. A generation later, however, through unfortunate isolated incidences, growing suspicions and misunderstandings, King Philip's War erupted. This horrendous period resulted in catastrophic loses to both the English settler and Indian communities. Instead of working together as Americans, they became separated based on racial divide.

No business being president

Hillary Clinton, never having run a real business, has not learned that businesses don't pay taxes. Customers of businesses pay the taxes on business ("Hillary Clinton: Nowhere girl," Web, Aug. 14). It's surprising that Mr. Moore overlooked Mrs. Clinton's ignorance of such a basic business principle.

Take a page from 'Mayflower'

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In his book "Mayflower" Nathaniel Philbrick describes how the Pilgrims and Native Americans lived and worked together, in harmony, for 50 years after the landing at Plymouth in 1620. A generation later, however, through unfortunate isolated incidences, growing suspicions and misunderstandings, King Philip's War erupted. This horrendous period resulted in catastrophic loses to both the English settler and Indian communities. Instead of working together as Americans, they became separated based on racial divide.

Family members gather for a road naming ceremony with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, centre, his son Hunter Biden, left, and his sister Valerie Biden Owens, right, joined by other family members during a ceremony to name a national road after his late son Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, in the village of Sojevo, Kosovo, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  President Joe Biden is the guest of honor during the street dedication ceremony naming the national road Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III.AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

A mission to a mess

Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Turkey next week is likely to be critical, if not conclusive. Whether he can establish a new relationship with this important NATO ally, the ally with military resources exceeded in the alliance only by those of the United States, is crucial to just about everything in the Middle East.