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Illustration on the processing of national security intelligence by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Memo to presidential campaign advisers

This memorandum is addressed to the brave souls advising presidential candidates. As you know, the recent terrorist attacks in France — and in Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Israel — have altered the political landscape. With less than a year to go before the 2016 election, the landscape may stay altered even if there are no more attacks — and that seems unlikely.

NATO Safe Area for Refugees Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Responding to humanitarian catastrophe

The international community just celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, a landmark peace agreement that brought an end to the Bosnian War and a grave humanitarian crisis in the Balkans.

Illustration on the need for streamlines conceal carry permits in Washington, DC by Alexander Hunter/the Washington Times

Fighting ISIS with concealed carry

Following the recent Paris attacks, the Islamic State recently announced its intention to “strike America at its center,” in Washington, D.C. Our response should be swift and decisive.

The Approval of Technical Wrong Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When the gun-ignorant make gun laws

When the state of Maryland quietly killed off its 15-year, $5 million social experiment in gun control — so-called “ballistic fingerprinting” — it served up the latest example of people who know nothing about firearms making technical laws about guns. The news of this latest failure (not a single crime solved in 15 years) followed New York shutting down a similar program, and it generated from gun owners and gun makers a tired “We told you so.”

Air Force Tech Sgt. Aaron Allmon           Associated Press photo

A military witch hunt that almost succeeded

Along with many Americans, I salute The Washington Times for having the courage to not only report on the Air Force general court martial persecution-prosecution of Air Force Tech Sgt. Aaron Allmon, but to continue following this case with a series of updates from the courtroom trial in Minot, N.D., until the court martial concluded on Nov. 14.

MS St. Louis, 1939. The Voyage of Doom.

Stopping the next Holocaust

By now, in the days following the Paris massacre and the Brussels lockdown, many Americans have been reminded of the awful fate of the S.S. Saint Louis. In 1939, fleeing the impending doom of the Holocaust, some 900 Jews boarded the cruise ship in Hamburg, Germany, and crossed the Atlantic.

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Feb. 19, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

How Obama cooks the terrorism numbers

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama has given an eloquent testimony to a Christian faith, but his sympathies are always with Islam. He insisted from Asia that “99.9 percent of Muslims worldwide reject terrorism,” and that’s good news, if true. But it clearly is not.

Persecution of Christians by Muslims Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No Christians and persecuted minorities allowed

Standing before the cameras in Turkey, President Obama found his safe place to indict half his countrymen for raising the issue of religion in their concern over his plan to open America’s gates to tens of thousands of Muslim “refugees” from Syria. Subjecting refugees to a religious test runs counter to American values, said Mr. Obama.

Black-eye Friday Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why Wal-Mart’s protests won’t sell

For most Americans, Black Friday is the time to shop around for great deals on new Christmas gifts. For Big Labor, it’s an opportunity to steal the headlines and advance its agenda.

An Israeli policeman collects evidence next to a body of a Palestinian attacker at a West Bank petrol station near Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man to death before he was shot dead by security forces. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Where terror lurks every day

Think back to October 2002, when the Beltway sniper and his young accomplice paralyzed the Washington region for three weeks, sowing fear and keeping people from pumping gas, buying groceries, holding soccer practices or venturing from their homes. Ponder what just happened in Paris.

Illustration on President Obama, the tortured genius by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

President Obama, a ‘tortured genius’

A U.S. Navy SEAL teammate and friend once described the worst type of leader as a “tortured genius.” By this, he did not mean the artist or musician suffering from inspired hysteria, but someone who, no matter how obvious the failing or how fair and valid the criticism, accepts no blame and denies all responsibility. In the mind of such a leader, the rest of the world simply can’t see the “genius” in what they do.

Confused about the enemy

Since the horrific Paris terror attacks, President Obama and the Democrats want you to think that defending ourselves from Islamic terrorism will only make things worse. Bombing the Islamic State, you see, will make it easier for them to recruit.

Illustration on refugees and the visa waiver program by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Entering the country visa-free

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Americans are more worried than ever about an attack on the United States. Their concerns are aggravated when they hear Washington debating the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), something most people had never heard of before. But it is critical to the security of our nation. The Visa Waiver Program allows visa-free entry to our country.

Selfish Protests on Campus Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The grievance generation

Remember the campus unrest in the 1960s? Whether you agreed with the students or not, they were protesting about things of great consequence — like civil rights, or the military draft, or the Vietnam War. They had chants like “hell no, we won’t go.” Those were the good old days.

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Syrians must help fight Islamic State

Hours before the Islamic State's attacks on Paris, President Obama stated that the terrorist group had been "contained." In January 2015 Mr. Obama called ISIS a "JV" (junior varsity) team that had little significance. Apparently Mr. Obama forgot to inform the Islamic State that it is insignificant.

Good intentions don't win wars

President Obama informed us when he was first contending for the presidency that he viewed American intervention abroad as the proximate cause of much global turmoil. If elected, he said, he would pursue an open-hand policy toward all while shrinking our military, our nuclear arsenal and our propensity for being hands-on.

CFPB Spinning Out of Control Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Reforming the 'consumer protector'

It's been a rocky five years for the Federal government's top consumer defender, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Since its creation as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, the watchdog agency has been mired in scandals that range from spying on American consumers, to massive budget overruns, to racial and gender discrimination.

Illustration on the loss of intellectual freedom in the academic world by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The demise of academic freedom

Last week, I was attacked by so-called "diversity" groups at Yale Law School because I had accepted an invitation from a student group (providing a forum for diversity of ideas), to speak on the meaning of the Birthright provision of the 14th Amendment.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, people wait in line to enter the migrant and refugee registration camp in Moria, on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Some Republicans are pushing back against aggressive opposition in their party to Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S., fresh evidence of a rift within the GOP that threatens to complicate the party’s outreach to minorities heading into the 2016 presidential contest.  (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)

A clear and present danger

President Obama is angry because his constituents are angry about his scheme to resettle thousands of largely "unvetted" refugees in places across the 50 states. He thinks the anger is not legitimate, but manufactured by Republican partisanship, bigotry against Muslims and an overreaction to that business in Paris.

The price of indifference

Barack Obama's heart is just not in the fight against the enemies of the West. Why fight when you can make a speech, deliver a few remarks of empty rhetoric at photo-ops, and hope everything turns out all right. Fighting is so fatiguing. Bashing Republicans, George W. Bush and the Confederate flag is more fun.

Changes at The White House Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama's distorted strategy

While France remains in a state of shock over the ISIS terrorist attacks in Paris, they are also most likely confused and disappointed over President Obama's declaration that there will be no fundamental change to his current policy and strategy to "now contain and defeat ISIS."

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Blue Guitar'

Quirky is the word that captures this author. Who else would write with such drollery about the collapse of a love affair.

Scott Smith, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he prepares for a rally at the Capitol on Jan. 26, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

The senselessness of defenselessness

Gun-free zones are zones where you're more likely to be gunned down by demented murderers who can dispatch a large number of victims in a short time, and the killers know it. A "gun-free nation," like France, is even more inviting. The radical Islamic terrorists kept up their grim attack in Paris for more than three hours, and then all but one of them took his own life without help from the police.

U.S. turned blind eye too long

With allies like Saudi Arabia and Turkey, who needs enemies ("Islamic State 'not contained' as Paris attacks show," Web, Nov. 14)? We ignored Riyadh's promotion of Wahhabism and tolerated its playing of the destructive sectarian card against the 'apostate' Shiites. The merciless attacks on Shiite worshippers by Sunni Wahhabis occur with sickening regularity in Iraq and Pakistan, and lately in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Kuwait.

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 file photo, with the White House in the background and the National Christmas Tree at right, people stand for a song at the end of the lighting of the National Hanukkah Menorah, during an event sponsored by the American Friends of Lubavitch, on The Ellipse in Washington marking the second night of the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. Starbucks' late 2015 cups, holiday drinks and merchandise put it in the legion of companies that have seized on the sales potential of the Christmas season, while preferring to glaze over religiosity in a country that is increasingly pluralistic, said Leigh Schmidt, author of "Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of the American Holidays." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A surprise for the holidays

The warning by the FBI that the radical Islamic terrorists are plotting a holiday surprise for the nation's capital has to be taken as a grim and serious alarm. The Islamic State, or ISIS, is working to reprise Paris in the United States, and no occasion would suit the terrorists better than the season of thanksgiving and the festive celebration of the Prince of Peace.

Create volunteer U.S.-Muslim army

In searching for a strategy against the Islamic State, President Obama should call for and arm a volunteer brigade of U.S. Muslims to fight the terrorist group. Politically incorrect? No way. Just as men in my German-American family went into uniform to fight the Germans in World Wars I and II, American Muslims should be asked to show their loyalty to the United States through their action now.

Where is federal government's loyalty?

The president, almost all Democrats and most of the media seem unfazed when officials of sanctuary cities absolutely ignore federal immigration laws. But when state governors want to protect their residents from potential terrorists, those same people say the governors do not have the right to turn away refugees that the federal government intends to force upon them.