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Hillary Clinton (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The Clintons and the comeuppance at hand

- The Washington Times

Reckoning comes late to the Clintons, but it comes. Bubba has skated past a lot of transgressions, always counting on his gift of gab and his deep-dyed Southern charm to escape retribution. He played the charm card with consummate skill: “Aw, shucks, what can you do with a good ol’ boy like me?”

A Defining Moment of Rebellion Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump wins

Anew voter coalition is emerging. A new era has begun.

Illustration on reclaiming American employees' stake in industry by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Aligning American firms with American values

During the Reagan administration, American companies believed that in addition to returning profits to their shareholders, they also held a moral obligation to consider the interests of their employees, community and nation.

Members of the Old Guard place flags in front of every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Soldiers were to place nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at the cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tradition. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Why this Memorial Day is different

If only for just one day, this Memorial Day, let us lay our tightly held political affiliations aside and focus on the lives and ideals that unite us rather than the issues that divide us.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has refused to talk with the inspector general investigating her email system, although secretaries of state who preceded her cooperated with the probe. (Associated Press)

Hillary’s missing messages

The essential issues in Hillary Clinton’s widening email scandal have always been her judgment and her imperious belief that the government’s rules don’t apply to her.

USA Over Regulation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Make trade, not war

In this most unusual of election cycles, American voters appear to be sorting out into two rival camps that are more complicated than the usual left-right divide. A large number of Democratic voters are threatening to go Republican. Many Republicans are threatening to do the same for the Democrats.

Absence of Oppression Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The biggest racial lie

Let’s begin with two statements on race — one that is offensive and false, the other self-evidently true. Taken together, they illuminate the toxic state of the national dialogue on race.

Michael Bloomberg said he thinks he could win some states but "not enough to win the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidency." (Associated Press)

Confusing Main Street with Wall Street

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently complained to a Wall Street gathering that “the Republican Party is no longer the party of business.” He predicted that union members, not corporate executives, would be voting GOP this fall.

Illustration positing the possible national security actions of the presidential candidates by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

National security reforms for the next president

“National security” is a highfalutin phrase for a problem that can be stated quite simply: We have enemies. What do we do about them? Since this is a matter of life and death, it’s worth asking: What national security policies can we expect the next commander in chief to implement?

Illustration on why union members should support Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why union workers should vote Republican

Unionized workers should get behind Donald Trump. Leaders of organized labor will see things differently, and that’s a tragedy for their members.

Illustration on Poland's resistance to EU dissemination of Syrian refugees by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bill Clinton’s affront to Poland

During a recent New Jersey campaign stop in support of his wife’s presidential bid, former President Bill Clinton suggested the people of Poland had decided democracy is too much trouble, and Poles want a Putin-type authoritarian leadership. His comments generated an immediate reaction from Poland’s government and the U.S.-based organization that represents about 10 million Polish-Americans.

Historian Craig Shirley tells Inside the Beltway that "President Reagan would have done everything Barack Obama is not doing" if he had been the president to take on the Islamic State. (Ronald Reagan Foundation & Presidential Library)

Drawing a conservative road map

Donald Trump is not Ronald Reagan, for whom we each worked and ardently supported because of his consistent, thoughtful, effective and eloquent conservatism. But Donald Trump is his own success story, and an American patriot committed to making America great again.

A Fix for Immigration Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing the immigration standoff

By and large, liberals favor amnesty for undocumented immigrants, followed by some kind of path, mostly undefined, to citizenship. Conservatives do not believe in rewarding crime — no amnesty, no citizenship — and favor deportation, where possible, or some form of punishment.

Illustration on Taiwan's efforts to fight disease by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

A partner in global health security

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate released on April 21, 2004, a total of 774 lives were claimed in the SARS outbreak in 2003. Far beyond the nations where it claimed the most victims, SARS traumatized the world with vast economic disruptions, deeply impacting international trade and travel that year, and in the nervous months that followed.

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President Barack Obama looks to entrepreneurs on stage with him during a visit to the DreamPlex Coworking Space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Secret deals, broken promises

Barack Obama is entitled to wonder why, after all he has done to keep their nuclear-weapons research intact and thriving, the mullahs in Iran are being so mean to him. Only the naive and foolish expect gratitude in politics, domestic or foreign, but still.

The HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Bilking with Obamacare

Obamacare has been unpopular from the time it became law. Now President Obama's health-care scam has gone rogue, and maybe illegal. That's the conclusion of analysts both inside and outside of the federal government. They say the Obama administration is diverting taxpayer funds to save the president's scheme from collapse, if only until after he leaves office.

Abusing a right to privacy in the restroom

The first 10 amendments of U.S. Constitution codify rights of individual Americans. Those amendments (collectively referred to as the Bill of Rights) do not mention an explicit right to privacy. Nevertheless, the U.S. Supreme Court rationalized such a right and used it to justify it's controversial 1973 decision about abortion (Roe v. Wade).

The American dream. (Jonathon Gruenke/Daily Press via AP)

The shrinking American dream

The 21st century has not been kind to the American dream. The dream that brought millions of "the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free" to America rests on the idea that each generation will have it better than the one before it.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, Ky., on May 20, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Why Trump's temporary Muslim ban is necessary

Gen. David Petraeus is now auditioning to become Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick. There's really no other way to interpret his recent column in The Washington Post, slamming Donald Trump for proposing a temporary ban on Muslim immigration.

A mural is seen at the site of Freddie Gray's arrest in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, Monday, May 23, 2016, after Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Gray, was acquitted of all charges in his trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justice and good sense in Baltimore

The policeman on trial for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray in Baltimore was acquitted Monday and the city did not explode. Much of the credit for keeping the peace goes to the Gray family. Billy Murphy, the family lawyer, said after the verdict that "I don't think anybody should be upset with this verdict." He praised the judge, who like Freddie Gray, is black, for deciding on the facts and not the public pressure coming from both sides.

BOOK REVIEW : 'The Fall of Moscow Station: A Novel'

Although a primary purpose of a counterintelligence unit is the apprehension of enemy spies, an equally important function requires a bit more sophistication: throwing handfuls of destructive sand into the gear boxes of a rival espionage agency.

Ravages of Heroin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The other consequence of broken borders

"Lobos" has made another bust. Back in December, the K-9 dog Lobos and his human partner, Fayette County Texas Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Randy Thumann, made a routine stop on Interstate 10 and Lobos' super nose turned up $4 million in liquid methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle of two Mexican nationals.

Illustration on Reagan's policy impact on the Clinton economic "boom" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How Reaganomics saved Bill Clinton's presidency

Should Republicans discard Ronald Reagan as a relevant political figure for today? Columnist Jonah Goldberg speaks for many conservative strategists when he writes: "Ronald Reagan is dead and he's not coming back." He was fine for his time, a great president, says Mr. Goldberg, but we have different problems today and shouldn't keep invoking the Gipper when searching for presidents.

Liberal Doublespeak Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Democratic doublespeak on minimum wage

Last week, the White House accepted a rare, bipartisan bill that addresses Puerto Rico's dire fiscal condition. The territory is currently $70 billion in debt and has another $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. The bill would create a board to help restructure the territory's debt obligations.

Regulatory Parasite Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Killing the regulatory parasite

The successful parasite does not kill its host. But the federal regulatory parasite is in the process of killing the golden goose upon which it feeds. Several studies from highly reputable institutions have been released in the last number of days, all with similar alarming conclusions -- namely, the number and costs of federal regulations are growing much faster than the economy, and they are having a significant negative impact on economic growth and job creation.

Illustration on Trump's Supreme Court nominee list by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump and the Supreme Court

In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservatives as perhaps no other announcement could do.