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Things fall apart

What ever became of that America? What ever became of that can-do nation? What has happened to us?

Illustration on the gradual revelation of the Obama administration's true nature by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Taking back America

Never in my lifetime did I believe this great nation would be taken down and withdrawn from its world leadership position by its own leadership.

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Troubled times for Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel tops the Forbes magazine list of the hundred most powerful women in the world for the fourth consecutive year, but these are difficult days for the German chancellor.

Illustration on the prescient warnings of Reagan's "A Time to Choose" speech by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A Reagan refresher course on freedom

- The Washington Times

On Oct. 27, 1964 — 50 years ago next Monday — a tall, handsome man strode to a podium draped with red, white and blue bunting. Perhaps only he — and the most savvy political observers — knew it at the time, but the speaker was about to launch a transformational political movement.

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Oct. 16, Biden doesn't say why he was discharged. He says he's embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy's decision. The vice president's office declined to comment.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Hunter Biden chronicles

Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden.

Illustration on excessive government regulation of oil by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

Opening the tap for crude-oil exports

Not many years ago, the idea of “peak oil” was all the rage. The concept, first identified in 1956 by M. King Hubbert, a geologist working for Shell Oil, held that there was a finite amount of oil in the ground and that oil production would peak in the 1970s and then decline.

Underfunding of Charter Schools in D.C. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

D.C. charter schools deserve equal funding

As Washington gets ready to select a new mayor, D.C. voters should insist that to get their vote, a candidate should pledge to provide all students in the District equitable treatment when it comes to school funding.

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Illustration on U. S. Ebola preparedness by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

BURR: Making Ebola preparedness a priority

It is unsettling that in discussing shortfalls in the federal government's response to the Ebola crisis, some Beltway observers have resorted to the traditional Washington shell game: blame the budget.

Illustration of Charles Hagel by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

BABBIN: The Pentagon's war on the global climate

The Pentagon's "2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap," published last week, demonstrates how thoroughly and deeply liberal "climate change" ideology is being embedded in our military establishment.

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to members of the media in Raleigh, N.C. In a letter dated Oct. 6 to French officials, McCrory said the plain packaging proposal may detract from more effective ways of curbing cigarette use. The French bill requiring neutral cigarette packs by 2016 is slated for debate in French Parliament next year. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Races for the statehouse

With little mystery about the prospects of continued Republican control of the House of Representatives, attention is focused on the Senate, where there is a lot of uncertainty. This focus gives short shrift to the important races for the statehouses, where Democrats are looking for bright spots but where the Republicans may produce several surprises.

This undated handout photo provided by Revolution shows Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.   A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. (AP Photo/Revolution)

Ebola crisis needs more than a bureaucrat czar

President Obama's confused and timid response to the Ebola crisis has done nothing to calm the fear that stalks America, and choosing a well-connected Democratic lawyer, lobbyist and what the White House calls "an implementation expert" isn't likely to make anyone feel better. Ronald A. Klain has no medical, scientific, public health or administrative experience to become the nation's Ebola czar.

Blowing billions

Spending $17.9 trillion is hard work. Dispensing cash at a rate of $1 million per hour would require 2,040 years to rack up a sum as large as the national debt. It's not that big-spending bureaucrats are lazy, but that their hard work has created their own special expertise at wasting money.

Pumped up: Salym Petroleum Development workers soon could be drilling for shale, or tight, oil. A venture between Gazprom Neft and Shell have announced plans to drill the first horizontal appraisal well in Russia. (Associated Press)

MOORE: Oil, the real economic stimulus

American workers and motorists got some badly needed relief last week when the price of oil plunged to its lowest level in years. The oil price has fallen by about 20 percent since its peak back in June of $105 a barrel.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Knife Fights'

Writing a book about formulating military doctrine for a general audience is no easy task, but Army Lt. Col. John Nagl (retired) has mastered the challenge.

Illustration by TOM,Trouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

SADAR: Backward to the future

The message is clear from the mounds of People's Climate March literature littering the landscape: "Progressives" want to take us back to the "good old days," when life was brutal, banal and brief.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Iran undeterred by potential retaliation

Recently, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, which thoroughly investigated the Iranian nuclear development program, concluded that Iran is in fact developing nuclear weapons. The evidence, including satellite images, overwhelmingly points to the manufacture of nuclear weapons in the short term, probably on the order of a number of months to a year. U.S. intelligence information corroborates this assessment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Wage gap' doesn't hold up

Actress Emma Watson recently delivered a speech to raise awareness of the HeForShe global campaign. Miss Watson's talk was well-received and free of the man-hating rhetoric with which feminism has become associated. However, Miss Watson, like most intellectuals in society, has decided to masquerade her political agenda as economic fact.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP needs better funding to win

While President Obama does not actually do his job as president, at least he, along with the Clintons, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others, does diligently raise campaign funds for Democratic candidates. For Mr. Obama to cash a paycheck is tantamount to stealing, yet Democratic leaders focus strongly on retaining control of the nation.

Illustration on the dangers of the ucontroled southern border by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

McCAUL: Securing the border to keep Americans safe

Over the past few months, Americans have witnessed the many threats the United States faces. It is my job as the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee to help keep these threats out of the country.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't forget other fumbled virus

While the nation focuses on Ebola and the Islamic State, little attention is paid to Enterovirus EV-D68, which may have been responsible for seven deaths to date. Our children are the primary victims of this deadly and debilitating disease, which affects the respiratory system, especially in those children with asthmatic conditions.

Illustration on the political abandonment of the failing Obama administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ALLARD: Fleeing the Leaky Ship Obama

Call it a sign of the times. Like when Ben Affleck was so conflicted recently about the Islamist threat that he raised doubts about whether he had actually watched "Argo," the blockbuster he produced and starred in about how the CIA used trickery to rescue Americans from Tehran.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Why We Bite the Invisible Hand'

If you go to a bookstore, you'll find an abundance of books deploring the very nature of capitalism. Hence, it's a pleasure to find one author who will buck the trend and present the flawed logic of the anti-capitalists.