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Former President George W. Bush speaks at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Feb. 19, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

How Obama cooks the terrorism numbers

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama has given an eloquent testimony to a Christian faith, but his sympathies are always with Islam. He insisted from Asia that “99.9 percent of Muslims worldwide reject terrorism,” and that’s good news, if true. But it clearly is not.

Persecution of Christians by Muslims Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No Christians and persecuted minorities allowed

Standing before the cameras in Turkey, President Obama found his safe place to indict half his countrymen for raising the issue of religion in their concern over his plan to open America’s gates to tens of thousands of Muslim “refugees” from Syria. Subjecting refugees to a religious test runs counter to American values, said Mr. Obama.

Black-eye Friday Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why Wal-Mart’s protests won’t sell

For most Americans, Black Friday is the time to shop around for great deals on new Christmas gifts. For Big Labor, it’s an opportunity to steal the headlines and advance its agenda.

An Israeli policeman collects evidence next to a body of a Palestinian attacker at a West Bank petrol station near Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man to death before he was shot dead by security forces. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Where terror lurks every day

Think back to October 2002, when the Beltway sniper and his young accomplice paralyzed the Washington region for three weeks, sowing fear and keeping people from pumping gas, buying groceries, holding soccer practices or venturing from their homes. Ponder what just happened in Paris.

Illustration on President Obama, the tortured genius by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

President Obama, a ‘tortured genius’

A U.S. Navy SEAL teammate and friend once described the worst type of leader as a “tortured genius.” By this, he did not mean the artist or musician suffering from inspired hysteria, but someone who, no matter how obvious the failing or how fair and valid the criticism, accepts no blame and denies all responsibility. In the mind of such a leader, the rest of the world simply can’t see the “genius” in what they do.

Confused about the enemy

Since the horrific Paris terror attacks, President Obama and the Democrats want you to think that defending ourselves from Islamic terrorism will only make things worse. Bombing the Islamic State, you see, will make it easier for them to recruit.

Illustration on refugees and the visa waiver program by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Entering the country visa-free

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Americans are more worried than ever about an attack on the United States. Their concerns are aggravated when they hear Washington debating the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), something most people had never heard of before. But it is critical to the security of our nation. The Visa Waiver Program allows visa-free entry to our country.

Selfish Protests on Campus Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The grievance generation

Remember the campus unrest in the 1960s? Whether you agreed with the students or not, they were protesting about things of great consequence — like civil rights, or the military draft, or the Vietnam War. They had chants like “hell no, we won’t go.” Those were the good old days.

Obamacare Punishing Middle Class Families Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obamacare discriminates

Obamacare discriminates against middle-class families who buy their own health insurance, but protects tax breaks for corporations. How is this fair?

Alfred E. Neuman. (Associated Press)

The outrage at evil begins to recede

- The Washington Times

A president in trouble can always try to change the subject, and often succeeds. It’s one of the most coveted perks of office, and Barack Obama knows it well.

Illustration on the loss of intellectual freedom in the academic world by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The demise of academic freedom

Last week, I was attacked by so-called “diversity” groups at Yale Law School because I had accepted an invitation from a student group (providing a forum for diversity of ideas), to speak on the meaning of the Birthright provision of the 14th Amendment.

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Illustration on the need for America to effectively fight back against ISIS by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Forget Paris

For almost two generations, since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, self-proclaimed jihadis have been fighting to re-establish Islamic supremacy and domination in the world. Leaders of the nations they have been targeting have regarded them as a problem -- but mostly not as dangerous enemies who must be decisively defeated.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will be among the speakers as the annual spectacle that is Conservative Action Political Conference kicks off with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance at 8 a.m. Thursday. (Associated Press)

Winning the battle for freedom

We've sought answers amid shifting cultural sands, flighty influences, and perpetual disappointments in politicians and public policy. People ask me all the time, "I want a happy, productive life for me and my country, but what can we do? What is the answer?" Well, the answer is within your grasp.

An easier way to rein in big government

Republicans could play a populist card and also boost the economy by targeting federal regulations. With President Obama's economy still lagging after seven years, 2016 GOP presidential contenders have a perfect opportunity to differentiate themselves from Democrats in a way that even tax cuts and spending reductions cannot.

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's 1960s roots by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The three Democratic stooges

So it has come to this. The party that once nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Harry S. Truman to win the presidency -- the party that once nominated men of the stature of Adlai Stevenson and Hubert Humphrey to contest the presidency -- is now left with the Three Stooges vying for the highest office in the land.

Protecting America's Electrical Grid Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Securing the electrical grid

Three vitally important lessons are immediately apparent in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks: First, the Islamic State, or ISIS, is planning more attacks against Europe and also the United States. ISIS-affiliated websites threaten that Washington, London and Rome will be attacked next and that their preference is "to taste American blood."

French President Francois Hollande waits for the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Kerry arrived in Paris to pay tribute to last Friday November 13 attacks in France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The real war

Friday night's attack in Paris was another reminder that we are in a real war. It is vital that we understand what the real war is and who the real enemy is.

Illustration on the clash of civilizations by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The West and Islam

As the full magnitude of Friday's Paris carnage became known, President Obama spoke to America people and the world about the horrific bloodshed in that great Western city. The president said this was not an attack simply on Paris or the French people.

Obama can't -- or won't -- kill threat

Despite the massacre in Paris last Friday, it is doubtful that President Obama will stop lying to the American people. But no, Mr. President, global warming is not the world's most dire issue and the Islamic State is not a 'JV' team. They are not on the run, and neither gun control nor income inequality precipitated the events of Nov. 13. Nor were the massacres an isolated attack by a few radicals.

U.S. less safe under Obama

In response to the bombing of Syria, the Islamic State has downed a Russian airliner, created a night of horror in Paris and suffered a failed attempt in Germany. Can the United States be far behind?

President Barack Obama leaves after posing for a family photo at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to redouble U.S. efforts to eliminate the Islamic State group and end the Syrian civil war that has fueled its rise, denouncing the extremist group's horrifying terror spree in Paris as "an attack on the civilized world." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The threat to America

Neither bombs nor bullets can awaken Barack Obama and the Democrats from their Utopian reverie. Hillary Clinton's inability to figure out who that enemy is at the gate betrays her as an unserious candidate for president. Neither of them seem to understand that the first responsibility of any president is to know the nation's enemies.

Confusion in Hollywood

Here comes another defense of the Hollywood conscience. The Hollywood conscience is different from the conscience of others. Where but in Hollywood would it be fashionable to justify the betrayal of friend and country as conscience abused.

French President Francois Hollande. (Associated Press)

Is there a leader in the house?

- The Washington Times

Everyone agrees that someone must lead the West against radical Islam, but who? Once upon a time, when crisis and fear of the unknown was abroad in the land, everyone looked to the president of the United States, confident that he would take charge and call down the lightning that won two world wars.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art'

Novelists and painters are often fellow travelers and best buddies. Charles Dickens was friends with Daniel Maclise and W.P. Frith, who painted iconic portraits of the author and several of his characters. In London Oscar Wilde was a frequent guest at the famous breakfasts hosted by James McNeill Whistler. In Aix-en-Provence Zola and Cezanne were inseparable high-school pals.

Illustration on the lack of direction in the West in the face of Islamic extremism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Massacre in Paris

Just hours before the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, "Good Morning America" broadcast an interview with President Obama. In it, the president told host George Stephanopoulos, "I don't think they're gaining strength.

Illustration on making a commodity of fear to increase sales by Alexander Hunter/ The Washington Times

Merchants of fear

Fear sells. And companies are increasingly doubling down on this marketing strategy to target an American public that is more distracted, ad-weary and indebted than ever.

Jonathan Butler, front left, addresses a crowd following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the university in Columbia, Mo. Butler has ended his hunger strike as a result of the resignation. Associated Press Photo

Caving in to crybullies

Millions of people worldwide were horrified to learn that Paris had been attacked by terrorists. But some supporters of the student protests at the University of Missouri had a unique reason for their dismay: outrage over what had happened in France was taking the spotlight off their grievances.