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‘High Flight’ — a Memorial Day tribute

As a former Navy flier, I’m familiar with a poem called “High Flight.” It’s popular with pilots and is frequently displayed on the walls of air bases and flying schools.

Illustration on Memorial Day by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

Saluting the other 1 percent

It is a little known fact that by the end of World War II, which some historians call “the good war,” more than 500,000 men from the Army ground forces alone, not including Navy and Army Air Corps personnel, were discharged for psychiatric reasons. This was so even though about 12 percent of the 15 million draftees had been rejected as mentally unfit.

Former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton acknowledge supporters during a caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The real housing market crash villains

I’m going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It’s a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready?

American ICBMs Controlled by Atari-era Electronic Systems Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Inefficiency dishonors the troops

On this Memorial Day, as we honor our troops who gave their lives defending freedom, it is worth remembering what makes our freedom so valuable. Every living creature yearns to be free, as it’s the foundation to happiness.

Hillary Clinton (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The Clintons and the comeuppance at hand

- The Washington Times

Reckoning comes late to the Clintons, but it comes. Bubba has skated past a lot of transgressions, always counting on his gift of gab and his deep-dyed Southern charm to escape retribution. He played the charm card with consummate skill: “Aw, shucks, what can you do with a good ol’ boy like me?”

A Defining Moment of Rebellion Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump wins

Anew voter coalition is emerging. A new era has begun.

Illustration on reclaiming American employees' stake in industry by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Aligning American firms with American values

During the Reagan administration, American companies believed that in addition to returning profits to their shareholders, they also held a moral obligation to consider the interests of their employees, community and nation.

Members of the Old Guard place flags in front of every headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Soldiers were to place nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at the cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tradition. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Why this Memorial Day is different

If only for just one day, this Memorial Day, let us lay our tightly held political affiliations aside and focus on the lives and ideals that unite us rather than the issues that divide us.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has refused to talk with the inspector general investigating her email system, although secretaries of state who preceded her cooperated with the probe. (Associated Press)

Hillary’s missing messages

The essential issues in Hillary Clinton’s widening email scandal have always been her judgment and her imperious belief that the government’s rules don’t apply to her.

USA Over Regulation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Make trade, not war

In this most unusual of election cycles, American voters appear to be sorting out into two rival camps that are more complicated than the usual left-right divide. A large number of Democratic voters are threatening to go Republican. Many Republicans are threatening to do the same for the Democrats.

Absence of Oppression Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The biggest racial lie

Let’s begin with two statements on race — one that is offensive and false, the other self-evidently true. Taken together, they illuminate the toxic state of the national dialogue on race.

Michael Bloomberg said he thinks he could win some states but "not enough to win the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidency." (Associated Press)

Confusing Main Street with Wall Street

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently complained to a Wall Street gathering that “the Republican Party is no longer the party of business.” He predicted that union members, not corporate executives, would be voting GOP this fall.

Illustration positing the possible national security actions of the presidential candidates by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

National security reforms for the next president

“National security” is a highfalutin phrase for a problem that can be stated quite simply: We have enemies. What do we do about them? Since this is a matter of life and death, it’s worth asking: What national security policies can we expect the next commander in chief to implement?

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Louisville, Ky., on May 20, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Why Trump's temporary Muslim ban is necessary

Gen. David Petraeus is now auditioning to become Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick. There's really no other way to interpret his recent column in The Washington Post, slamming Donald Trump for proposing a temporary ban on Muslim immigration.

A mural is seen at the site of Freddie Gray's arrest in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, Monday, May 23, 2016, after Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Gray, was acquitted of all charges in his trial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Justice and good sense in Baltimore

The policeman on trial for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray in Baltimore was acquitted Monday and the city did not explode. Much of the credit for keeping the peace goes to the Gray family. Billy Murphy, the family lawyer, said after the verdict that "I don't think anybody should be upset with this verdict." He praised the judge, who like Freddie Gray, is black, for deciding on the facts and not the public pressure coming from both sides.

BOOK REVIEW : 'The Fall of Moscow Station: A Novel'

Although a primary purpose of a counterintelligence unit is the apprehension of enemy spies, an equally important function requires a bit more sophistication: throwing handfuls of destructive sand into the gear boxes of a rival espionage agency.

Ravages of Heroin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The other consequence of broken borders

"Lobos" has made another bust. Back in December, the K-9 dog Lobos and his human partner, Fayette County Texas Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Randy Thumann, made a routine stop on Interstate 10 and Lobos' super nose turned up $4 million in liquid methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle of two Mexican nationals.

Illustration on Reagan's policy impact on the Clinton economic "boom" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How Reaganomics saved Bill Clinton's presidency

Should Republicans discard Ronald Reagan as a relevant political figure for today? Columnist Jonah Goldberg speaks for many conservative strategists when he writes: "Ronald Reagan is dead and he's not coming back." He was fine for his time, a great president, says Mr. Goldberg, but we have different problems today and shouldn't keep invoking the Gipper when searching for presidents.

Liberal Doublespeak Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Democratic doublespeak on minimum wage

Last week, the White House accepted a rare, bipartisan bill that addresses Puerto Rico's dire fiscal condition. The territory is currently $70 billion in debt and has another $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. The bill would create a board to help restructure the territory's debt obligations.

Regulatory Parasite Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Killing the regulatory parasite

The successful parasite does not kill its host. But the federal regulatory parasite is in the process of killing the golden goose upon which it feeds. Several studies from highly reputable institutions have been released in the last number of days, all with similar alarming conclusions -- namely, the number and costs of federal regulations are growing much faster than the economy, and they are having a significant negative impact on economic growth and job creation.

Illustration on Trump's Supreme Court nominee list by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump and the Supreme Court

In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservatives as perhaps no other announcement could do.

Illustration on Democrat misdirection on their record with women by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Real facts about the Democrats' war on women

Why is the Clinton campaign obsessed about spinning what Donald Trump says about women? It's because they're desperate to have you not notice the damage President Obama and the Democratic Party are actually inflicting on women's lives.

Socialism leeches off capitalists

While "Why millennials are warming to socialism" (Web, May 17) is an excellent treatise on how we reached our current predicament, I take exception to part of the solution author Jay Richards offers. Elimination of the word "capitalism" throws out the whole point of the necessity to accumulate capital as a fundamental part of free enterprise.

Draft would do youth good

While the Republicans and Democrats do battle for supremacy over which party will run the country, our youths are out in the world without discipline or respect. A recent segment on youth violence on TV's "The O'Reilly Factor" got me to thinking. Kids in inner cities are killing each other with impunity. Parents have given up and schools have become battlegrounds.

A new sticker designates a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale high school Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Seattle. President Obama’s directive ordering schools to accommodate transgender students has been controversial in some places but since 2012 Seattle has mandated that transgender students be able to use of the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. Nearly half of the district’s 15 high schools already have gender neutral bathrooms and one high school has had a transgender bathroom for 20 years. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Reflections in the urinal

"Bein' good isn't always easy," as an old folk song puts it, and begin' politically correct in the brave new America is extraordinarily difficult. Who can keep up with what's new in confusion and abuse?

Illustration contrasting the European and American approaches to air travel security by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lessons in the wake of EgyptAir

Thousands of missed flights. Mile-long waiting lines at airports. Then just when Americans are ready to scream over passenger screening delays, another aircraft goes down in the Middle East, hammering home the difficulty of balancing airline accessibility with security.

In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 photo, a central Illinois corn farmer begins to harvest this years crops of corn in Pleasant Plains, Ill. Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have put farmers behind schedule in bringing their corn in from the fields, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

When corn rules the road

Washington overflows with bad ideas. The Environmental Protection Agency's ethanol mandate for truck and automobile fuel is a big one. Rather than think again unworkable rules, the EPA doubles down, or in this case doubles up, raising the bar for compliance ever higher. If cars would run best on ethanol, the federal government wouldn't have to force it on the American motorist.

Illustration on Obama's false Iran deal narrative by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Correcting the false White House Iran narrative

It can be no surprise how political debate on the West's policy toward Iran has intensified in the wake of the recent New York Times Magazine article revealing the deliberate deceptions carried out by the Obama administration to justify its nuclear negotiations and its broader policy of appeasement.