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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.

John Gillespie Magee Jr.       The Washington Times

‘High Flight’ — a Memorial Day tribute

As a former Navy flier, I’m familiar with a poem called “High Flight.” It’s popular with pilots and is frequently displayed on the walls of air bases and flying schools.

Illustration on Memorial Day by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

Saluting the other 1 percent

It is a little known fact that by the end of World War II, which some historians call “the good war,” more than 500,000 men from the Army ground forces alone, not including Navy and Army Air Corps personnel, were discharged for psychiatric reasons. This was so even though about 12 percent of the 15 million draftees had been rejected as mentally unfit.

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?

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.

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.

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Justice absent in Gray case

What was the real cause of Freddie Gray's spinal cord injury? Every article but one that I have read about Freddie Gray's death states that Mr. Gray's spinal cord injury occurred in police custody in the back of a police van. This is repeated so often that it is accepted as true.

Wanted: True American leader

For some time I have been pointing out to everyone the perilous road our nation is traveling. It is one that has led us to the very situation we are facing now: the open rise of extremism at home and the presence of a literal minefield abroad.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, following a House Republican caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Puerto Rico debacle

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who needed a lift after losing his arm-wrestle with Donald Trump, is being celebrated for striking a deal with President Obama and the Democrats for a plan to rescue Puerto Rico. The House will vote soon. The Hill, a newspaper on Capitol Hill, touts the deal as Mr. Ryan's first major bipartisan "big win." But is it?

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.

President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Shima, Japan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trouble with words

Men and women (and mostly men) have always had trouble with what to call each other. Juliet in her frustration at the prospect of separation from Romeo asked the question, what's in a name? "That which we call a rose," she observed, "by any other word would smell as sweet."

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Costa Mesa, Calif. Police are preparing for the possibility of protests at a Trump rally in Orange County Wednesday, May 25, 2016, after a similar event drew raucous anti-Trump demonstrations that blocked traffic and damaged police cars. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

A better way to run for president

The frustration of many voters over the way presidential candidates are selected has come to a head with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees of their respective parties.

Illustration on Hillary's likely Second Amendment policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A new Second Amendment masquerade

To suggest that President Obama and his managers downplayed the president's lifelong hostility to the private ownership of firearms during his 2012 re-election campaign is an understatement.

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.

Illustration on the absurdities of the 2016 election cycle by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A new lease for the Theater of the Absurd

The Theater of the Absurd was the vogue of the '60s, when the cry was "anything goes," and everything did. Characters on stage, usually larger than life, invited audiences to reflect on the comedy of human existence, to shock them out of the complacency of everyday life.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs during a campaign stop in Charleston, W.V., Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hillary lies to create the illusion of transparency

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton, in a September interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" compared her email scandal to "another conspiracy theory," by Republicans, and said she was working with federal agencies to provide all the documentation they needed to conduct their investigations.

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.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Eugene, Ore., on May 6, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Negotiating the negatives

The 2016 election may go down in U.S. political history as a time when a majority of voters disliked both of their major party choices for president. Indeed, it's hard to remember in the modern polling era when so many Americans have disapproved of even their own party's presumptive nominees.

American Tradition Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The state of our tradition

Madrid -- One thing that conservatives overlook in their worldview is tradition. We favor limited government, free enterprise, the social issues, a strong defense, but as to the basic theme of tradition we slide over it. Russell Kirk, an important conservative thinker from the recent past, favored tradition and he wrote about it, but I cannot think of another prominent thinker in recent years who stressed it.

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.