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Supporting the Gold Standard Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Liberty and wealth require sound money

Conservatives hold that wealth and liberty correlate. This proposition was self-evident in the context of the Cold War and remains true today.

Illustration by Clement, National Post, Toronto, Canada

Bomb or occupy — or neither?

Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor thinks it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something other than what it was.

Illustration on options dealing with the Islamic State by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How to play the ISIS card

The Islamic State, Islamic quasi-state that has conquered parts of Iraq and Syria, has threatened America with terrorist attacks and drawn us back into an Iraq war.

Illustration on Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at Yale by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

God, woman and free speech at Yale

When Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the brave human-rights activist and a native of Somalia, spoke at Yale last week, 300 students turned out to listen. Others were turned away because security was so tight. The sponsors were almost apologetic because there was no controversy.

James Clapper          T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times

Throwing Clapper under the bus

When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.

Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, left, listen as President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral meeting to discuss the Ebola epidemic with Ethiopian President Hailemariam Desalegn, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A coherent strategy for the Middle East

The latest strategy put forth by the Obama administration to combat the Islamic State jihadists not only changes weekly, but fails to address U.S. strategic core objectives in the Middle East. Most dubious is its reliance on so-called “moderate rebels” to provide a ground component to a U.S. air campaign.

Illustration on the damage being done by Obamacare by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Obamacare, one year later

As a doctor and congressman, I’m often asked what I prefer to be called. The answer for me is always doctor.

Illustration on U.S. reinvolvement against ISIS by Schot/De Volkskrant, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A Mideast policy rewritten in blood

The two most critical rules of warfare are to never tell your enemy what you will not do and to never be seen as a reluctant, vacillating warrior.

Illustration on Netanyahu's comment that ISIS and Hamas "are branches on the same poisonous tree" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The irony of endorsing Palestinians while bombing ISIS

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded strongly to an earlier verbal attack launched by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

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Illustration on the offense/defense relationship of the ACLU and American Christianity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Score: Prayer 1,000, ACLU 0

After Oneida, Tenn., school officials decided not to fight the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) demand that they cease an opening prayer before high school football games, the school's cheerleaders tackled the matter.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Long Way Home'

In this series of haunting mysteries built around the enchanting community of Three Pines and focused on the fascinating character of Armand Gamache, a police inspector with panache, the place sometimes transcends the plot.

An inscription is finished on a wall at the Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial, Monday, July 21, 2014 in Washington. The memorial is scheduled to be dedicated in October. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

JOYNER: Finally, our disabled veterans get the memorial they deserve

Every year, more than 25 million people from around the world visit the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Mall is lined with important memorials, each honoring some of America's greatest heroes. And yet, none of these monuments recognizes the millions of disabled American veterans who have selflessly fought for freedom throughout our nation's history.

Illustration on Rand Paul's thoughts on foreign policy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Rand Paul's coherent foreign policy

The Wall Street Journal last week published a piece exploring what the reporter described as Sen. Rand Paul's evolving foreign-policy views. The website headline: "Rand Paul Adjusts Foreign Policy Stance: Kentucky Senator's Position Brings Him More in Line with GOP Mainstream."

Illustration on security preserving liberty in America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

With strong stance on immigration, GOP could capture Senate

Twenty years ago Saturday, then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich released the legendary Contract with America, thereby nationalizing the 1994 midterms and delivering both houses of Congress to the Republicans. It's a playbook the GOP needs to run again, this time around a single hot-button issue: immigration.

President Obama returning the salute as he leaves Marine One en route to the United Nations                     The Washington Times from a White House image

Why half-measures and halfhearted leadership won't stop ISIS

When only one-half of 1 percent of Americans serve in uniform while the other 99+ percent kibitz from the sidelines, the greatest social danger is not uneven sacrifice, but something far worse. What happens when those military illiterates elect one of their own as president?

Gov. Chris Christie                  Associated Press photo

Strong GOP contenders line up for 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on a diet, slimming down, and speaking around the country — a sure sign he's in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

A. Mitchell Palmer           The Washington Times

Eric Holder and shades of A. Mitchell Palmer

It's good that after more than five years, Eric Holder Jr. is resigning his post. He may be the most infamous attorney general of the United States since A. Mitchell Palmer held sway at the Department of Justice from 1919 to 1921.

Illustration on America's role in global stability by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Restoring international stability begins at home

The rise of the Islamic State, Hamas aggression against Israel, Russia's revanchism in Eastern Europe and China's territorial assertion in the Pacific have ended the most recent spell of U.S. isolationist delusion.