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Black Lives Matter and the endless war against the Jews

- The Washington Times

The man who controls the language controls the conversation, as George Orwell rightly observed. The word that the left is trying, with a certain success, to appropriate now is “genocide.” Genocide is what Hitler set out to do, to exterminate Europe’s Jews (and who knows where his evil ambition would have gone from there).

Federal Mismanagement of the Peanut Industry Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Politicians and peanut pilfering

The history of federal peanut policy is the perfect antidote to anyone who still believes that Congress could competently manage a lemonade stand. Federal spending for peanut subsidies will rise eight-fold between last year and next year — reaching almost a billion dollars and approaching the total value of the peanut harvest. This debacle is only the latest pratfall in a long history of horrendous federal mismanagement.

Hillary at the helm

- The Washington Times

”At long last,” she thinks. “My time has come. They’re now all here, fighting for me.”

Texas Bullet Train Project Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How private enterprise drives the trains

Texans are turning the tables on how to pay for nationally critical infrastructure projects, leading the way with a high-speed train project that relies on the expertise of private entrepreneurs instead of government money.

Law Enforcement at the Border Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Immigration reform must start with border enforcement

As a veteran border patrol officer, I can say without any reservations that our immigration system is completely dysfunctional. Immigrants permitted to come to the United States have a cumbersome and expensive time doing so. Those who aren’t permitted to enter waltz across the border by the tens of thousands, and those not allowed to remain here elude deportations, even after committing serious crimes against our citizens.

Palestinian Hamas supporters hold up their hands while chanting Islamic slogans as masked members from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, march with their weapons on vehicles during a rally a long the street of Rafah refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

The next round of Hamas vs. Israel

Words can bewitch. Soon, the seemingly benign phrase “cycle of violence,” will be applied once again to the Hamas-Israel conflict. The linguistic effect of this application will be to equate terrorism and counterterrorism, further blurring the always-essential distinction between international crime and international law enforcement.

Elmar Abdullayev, 55, stands at a gates of his home hit by shelling in a village of Gapinli, in Terter region of Azerbaijan on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Azerbaijan and separatist forces in Nagorno-Karabakhk on Tuesday agreed on a cease-fire starting noon local time following three days of the heaviest fighting in the disputed region since 1994, the Azeri defense ministry announced. Gapanli, a village south of Terter, has been one of the hardest hit. Houses bear the marks of the recent shelling; metal doors are riddled with shrapnel, power lines are cut down, craters are seen in the yards. (AP Photo/ Hicran Babayev)

An ‘unfrozen’ conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Recently, one of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy functionaries made another outrageous statement on the status of the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Evgeniy Satanovsky, the head of Russian Institute of the Near East, visited the separatist region (in contravention of international law) in mid-June and declared: “As I understand it, the issue that Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan, in terms of military logic and from the standpoint of practical politics is completely closed.”

Safety of Chromium-6 Levels in North Carolina Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Exaggerating chromium risks

Constant claims, counterclaims and accusations about coal ash contaminating surface and underground water are making North Carolinians feel like they’re watching a fast-paced tennis match. Even people with chemistry degrees must feel bewildered by assertions that parts per million or billion of chromium-6 may cause cancer.

Growing the Movement with Hate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Black Lives Matter’s hypocritical anti-Semitism

In its new platform, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has, despite the total lack of relevance to its own agenda or interests, thrown whatever heft it has behind the anti-Semitic movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In doing so, it is inarguably contributing to the campaign to “other” the world’s only Jewish state and, with it, the Jews themselves.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Associated Press)

Virginia’s McAuliffe is for losers

All the fuss about Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe trying to restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences is just fuss, nothing more. To be sure, it appears at first glance that the chief executive of the Old Dominion is really concerned about civil rights for the downtrodden.

Terrorists Present in the U.S. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No plan to stop foreign-born terrorists

For decades, foreign-born Islamic terrorists have been exploiting our immigration system. Almost every type of immigration has been exploited by terrorists, from temporary legal immigration to illegal immigration to humanitarian immigration.

Overheated concern about July’s warmth

Mainstream media report that July was the “hottest” month since 1880 (or as CNN wrongly reported, “ever”). And future Julys will only become hotter.

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Obama, Soros enabling enemies

I am a retired Air Force officer who on several occasions took the oath of my commission to defend the Constitution from our enemies, "both foreign and domestic." I am perplexed and frustrated that our government does not have the will to uphold and defend our Constitution from either domestic or foreign enemies.

Chancellor Angela Merkel reads documents during an election campaign for the regional elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , scheduled for Sept. 4,  in Neustrelitz, Germany. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)

Headaches accumulate for Merkel

Resentment of open-door immigration is growing across the Western nations, and Hillary Clinton will get no tips, hints or reassurance from Angela Merkel. The German chancellor has unique immigration headaches, and they arrived through an open door much like the one that Barack Obama wants to leave as his legacy and that Hillary promises to keep if she returns to the White House, this time as the president.

Trump must stay on-message to win

Maybe Donald Trump can pull this election out despite the fact that at times it seems so out of control and hopeless. There is no arguing the fact that Trump has a full complement of fierce enemies, including the Hillary Clinton campaign, the media, the #nevertrump followers and some organizations that should recognize we will be voting for the Supreme Court this election, but either had their feelings hurt by Trump or can't see the big picture.

Stickers for voters are seen on a table at a polling station Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Wayne, Pa. Attention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades, and races for Congress and state offices. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

No landslide in sight

It's only August, but if there's a conclusion that can be drawn already about the November elections it's that the voters seem in no mood to grant either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton a landslide. The partisans are too evenly matched, and nobody's in love with either Democrat or Republican.

Illustration on Republican support for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What Republican turncoats forget

I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. Are you going to vote for Hillary? I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision."

Illustration on the virtues of coal bed methane energy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Good news for the energy industry

While the price of oil may be beginning to climb up a bit these days, we hope it has at least seen the bottom. The devastating effect of oil prices on cities, companies and workers cannot be overstated. The energy industry needs some good news. And they may found it. Coal bed methane (CBM) is a clean and renewable energy source that most people have never heard of.

Illustration on socialism's assault on America's societal underpinnings by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The reality of a pipe dream

Socialism is still in vogue, regardless of its sorry record all over the world for the last century. The Free Stuff Army is on the march, especially in the United States.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with students as she tours classrooms at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, before participating in a campaign event. Standing behind Clinton at right is Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and David Quolke, President, Cleveland Teachers Union, second from right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Awaiting a second 'Dear Hillary' letter

One constant in the education world over the past 25 years has been the periodic release of reports warning that American workers will be unable to compete in the global economy unless education becomes a seamless web of government-managed workforce preparation. Think Common Core State Standards (CCSS), most recently.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Apache Wars'

On a March day in 1851 after he and friends had spent time trading goods with residents of the Mexican town of Janos, a young Apache warrior named Goyahkla (One Who Yawns) returned to his home in a nearby village. What he discovered would impact American history.

Illustration on Venezuela's descent in to chaos under socialism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Venezuela faces collapse

- The Washington Times

Last week the socialist government of Venezuela began seizing and destroying handguns, rifles and shotguns -- continuing the late Hugo Chavez's effort to solve the nation's crime problem by disarming the nation. However, since Chavez imposed what he and his followers proudly called "21st- Century Socialism" on one of the wealthiest nations in South America, Venezuela has been in economic, political and social free fall.

Taiwan good for U.S. economy

The U.S.-Taiwan relationship is very interlocked. For example, more than 600 Taiwanese companies have operations in the United States, which annually creates 500,000 U.S. jobs through trade and investment ("Bringing back 'stolen' jobs," Web, Aug. 15).

Bannon fitting pick for Trump

I greet the appointment of Breitbart News' Stephen K. Bannon to head the Trump presidential campaign as a positive development ("Stephen Bannon poised to do battle for Donald Trump," web, Aug. 17. Mr. Bannon has made his name as a radical, extremist bully, one who slashes and burns in an effort to drive home his distasteful ideology. Mr. Bannon's mark on the Trump campaign will be immediately evident to thoughtful, informed, intelligent voters.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks with media as she meets with law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Hillary's tainted campaign

The right to vote is both a right and a privilege, bought by sacrifice to be enjoyed by every American citizen. But the outcome of the 2016 presidential election could be affected — either directly or indirectly — by those who are not citizens. Americans who think their homeland is slipping away from them can thank the liberal Democrats (and alas, there are few of any other kind left in the party) for taking it away from them. When donkeys kick up their hindquarters, they break everything in sight.

Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering during a campaign rally with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) ** FILE **

Joe Biden's no-gaffe gaffe

Agaffe, so a wise man once said, is what happens when a public official inadvertently tells the truth. The scribblers in Washington, collectively known as "the Gaffe Patrol," are fond of collecting gaffes, scolding the gaffes, and congratulating themselves for once more acting as the republic's faithful watchdogs. Arf, arf.

Homeless men sort through their belongings on a traffic island near downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. With two weeks left in the state legislative session, county officials from across California continued Wednesday to press Gov. Jerry Brown to declare homelessness a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

A bet worth taking: Ending veteran and chronic homelessness in our nation's capital

A few weeks ago, hundreds of organizations from across the nation (including Miriam's Kitchen) gathered in Washington, D.C. to share best practices and lessons learned in the fight to end homelessness as part of the National Alliance to End Homelessness conference. While we rolled up our sleeves to improve and implement proven solutions to end homelessness, you might be wondering whether ending homelessness is even possible.