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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump-Carson a 2016 dream ticket

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    I've been reading that Dr. Ben S. Carson, the world famous neurosurgeon, won the recent Western Conservative Summit straw poll in Denver by a convincing margin over the runner-up, Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican ("Carson wins straw poll as conservatives focus on winning battle of ideas," Web, July 20). I like Dr. Carson a lot — but not as president this time around. Published July 24, 2014

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    PRUDEN: The Democratic-wannabe mice under Hillary Clinton's feet

    By Wesley Pruden - The Washington Times

    If Hillary Clinton is inevitable, why are so many mice scurrying about under her feet? Hillary is supposed to be the juggernaut of the ages, awash in money, feminist adulation and nostalgia for the security and serenity of the Clinton years, when nothing much happened beyond Bubba's Oval Office pantry. Published July 24, 2014

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content. The inquiry announced Friday, June 13, 2014, by Wheeler will dissect the routes that video and other data travel to reach Internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    WILLIAMS: A play for power over the Internet

    By David Williams

    Given the sheer number of aggressive regulatory assaults on the free economy coming out of Washington lately, it is understandable if one is missed, such as the power grab being undertaken by the Federal Communications Commission. Published July 24, 2014

  • NORIEGA: Central American insecurity fuels U.S. border crisis

    By Roger Noriega

    The surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S. southwest border should sound the alarm for the President and Congress to lead an international rescue mission to confront murderous narco-traffickers and street gangsters who threaten U.S. security along with the lives and livelihood of millions of Central Americans. Published July 24, 2014

  • RUSE & WEBER: An 'accommodation' for Mother Angelica that really isn't

    By Cathy Ruse and Travis Weber

    Despite hysterical rhetoric to the contrary, the Supreme Court last month did not deny a single woman access to contraception. Published July 24, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'That Summer in Paris'

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    Ever since I read "A Moveable Feast," Ernest Hemingway's marvelously evocative memoir of his salad days in 1920s Paris, I have known just how special it was for him and his generation of American writers Published July 24, 2014

  • HUMPHRIES: The liberal bully of the week is ... John Kerry

    By Rusty Humphries

    Secretary of State John Kerry got caught on an open mike last Sunday, grumbling about the Israeli operation to one of his aides. "We've got to get over there," Mr. Kerry declared, even though he pointedly had not been invited to intervene. Published July 24, 2014

  • Some federal help for old American battlefields: $1.3 million to spruce them up

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    This might be some federal funding that even the most frugal patriot would approve of. The National Park Service has awarded $1.3 million in preservation grants to help protect, document and interpret 75 of America’s significant battlefield lands. Time and urban progress have taken their toll on such sites, which are heavy with history. Published July 24, 2014

  • CHIP: Turning off the parent magnet on immigration

    By William Chip

    The belatedly discovered surge of unaccompanied Central American minors across our southern border, expected to reach 90,000 by year's end, has sparked a raucous, partisan debate. Published July 24, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's downed-airliner response insufficient

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    When the Malaysian airliner was shot down, millions of Americans dropped what they were doing to follow the news minute by minute. Well, with one notable exception. President Obama continued with his political fundraising tour. Published July 23, 2014

  • VANNESS: Keep Rafah closed

    By Alex VanNess

    Over the past few weeks of escalated violence between Israel and Hamas, several ceasefire plans emerged in an effort to end the hostilities. Hamas, however, has made the reopening of the Rafah border crossing a high priority for any ceasefire arrangement. Published July 23, 2014

  • HARPER: James Garner - A liberal star who embodied conservative values

    By Christopher Harper

    Despite his liberal leanings, actor James Garner, who died last weekend, provided some of the most conservative role models U.S. television has ever seen — role models that rarely exist now. Published July 23, 2014

  • TYRRELL: The birth of a new alignment in the Middle East

    By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

    It did not take all that long, when you think about it, for America's Nobel Prize-winning statesman to bring the world to a boil. Published July 23, 2014

  • It's grim: 911 Commission warns terrorism has entered 'a new and dangerous phase'

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    It's been a decade since the 9/11 Commission issued a comprehensive report about the terrorist attacks on American soil that "changed everything," according to much of the public. The commission has a new follow-up. The 48-page report released Tuesday is grim, determined and factual. Published July 23, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'A Spy Among Friends'

    By Muriel Dobbin - Special to The Washington Times

    There is no question that Kim Philby was the most legendary spy of World War II, carving a trail of deception and death in the world of espionage. Published July 23, 2014

  • SHUSTER: Technology plays key role in transportation

    By U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)

    Progress in our society and economy typically comes about because of new technologies, or advances in utilizations of technology the assembly line or the internet, for example. Published July 23, 2014

  • CANNON: With Russia, different airline crash, same results

    By Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon

    Investigators seeking to get to the bottom of just who used what to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine are having a difficult time getting any cooperation from Russia. Published July 23, 2014

  • KIRKPATRICK: Highway Trust Fund helps drive our rural economies

    By Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

    Let's face it: Infrastructure isn't sexy. It's often overlooked and underappreciated until something crumbles. But in the small towns and tribal communities of rural Arizona, our daily lives won't let us forget the importance of infrastructure. It's at the core of our struggle for decent roads, better broadband access, and reliable water and energy supplies. Published July 23, 2014

  • SHAPIRO & ANDREWS: Declaring war on the cartels

    By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro and T. Michael Andrews

    The United States of America is under attack. Published July 23, 2014

  • CROWLEY: The good-time president

    By Monica Crowley - The Washington Times

    He's just not that into it. The job, that is. Published July 23, 2014

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