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A post-Holder Justice Department worthy of the name

Watergate-era misconduct and politicization at the Department of Justice shattered public trust in a once-venerated institution by 1975. The urgent task of restoring Justice fell to Edward H. Levi.

Senate candidate Bruce Braley, right,  campaigns with  U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in an Iowa Votes rally in Des Moines  Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Hotel Fort Des Moines . (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Rodney White)  MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

It was a dark and stormy Democratic night

- The Washington Times

This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench.

Shortly before mailing his own ballot, U.S. Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., speaks inside a coffee shop on a campaign stop to remind voters to mail in their ballots, in the Five Points area of Denver, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Showing proper ID is a fact of life

If you’ve ever tried to board a plane, cash a check or rent a car, you’ve almost surely had to show some form of identification with your picture on it. Millions of Americans produce them every day to do dozens of everyday tasks and think nothing of it.

Rising Sea Levels Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Another EPA alarm about rising seas that aren’t rising

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Miami Beach recently to raise awareness about the need to “stop global warming” in order to save the region from dangerous sea-level rise.

In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, Gordon Kamara, left, is sprayed by Konah Deno after they loaded six patients suspected to have been infected by the Ebola virus into their ambulance in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. *AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

It’s the Ebola incompetence, stupid

There are a few things in the world that we know for sure, including the existence of Ebola, what those infected go through, and the fact that, as of now, there is no cure or official universal treatment that mitigate its fatality rate said to be around 70 percent.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'The '40s: The Story of a Decade'

If the 1940s gave the United States its "Greatest Generation," then it would seem from this collection that it also gave The New Yorker magazine its greatest decade.

In this photo provided by the Houston mayor's office, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, right and her long-time partner, First Lady Kathy Hubbard, celebrate at their wedding Thursday, Jan 16, 1014 in Palm Springs, Calif. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Paul Fromberg, rear, rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Houston Office of The Mayor, Richard Hartog)

EDITORIAL: Houston's chilling bid to silence the pulpits

Applying the name of "marriage" to homosexual unions is said by the lavender lobby to be an issue of equal rights. However, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last year, the left began applying pressure on those who hold to traditional values, betraying a mindless intolerance of anyone who disagrees.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Turkey's Erdogan using Stalin's playbook

Not wanting to incur the wrath of the world by re-enacting their massacre of the Armenians, Turkey appears intent on solving its "Kurdish separatist problem" by taking a page out of Josef Stalin's playbook and simply standing by while the Islamic State brigands slaughter the country's independence-seeking Kurds.

Student Loan - College Debt Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Exposing the student-loan trap

There is an old adage that asserts "it's not what you know, it's who you know," meaning that personal connections can often be more important than one's actual skills and abilities.