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Illustration on the negative impact of Obama's immigration action on black Americans by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Black voters for Obama get nothing but disrespect

- The Washington Times

President Obama discounted November’s election results because turnout is lower in midterm than in presidential elections, but there is reason to believe that his treatment of his base contributed to the decision of many Democrats to not bother going to the polls in what everyone recognized as a crucial election.

Ghost Town Soldier Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Europe’s sentinels have gone home

Josef Stalin, when asked in 1935 whether he could do anything with Russian Catholics to help win favor with the pope against the increasing Nazi threat, famously responded: “How many divisions has he got?”

Illegal Aliens and Illegal Executive Orders Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama has forgotten his official duty is to Americans

Like millions of other Americans, I appreciate the plight of billions of people throughout the world who would like nothing more than to find themselves in the United States, where they could enjoy a much higher standard of living and wonderful opportunities for advancement. It should first be considered, however, that we have millions of people already mired in dire poverty.

Illustration on Middle East violence by Julius/Horsens Folkeblad, Horsens, Denmark

Slaughter in the synagogue

Executioners for the Islamic State use knives to cut the throats of Christians, Yazidis and “apostate” Muslims. Palestinian executioners last week used knives and a meat cleaver to slaughter Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in West Jerusalem.

Illustration on the removal of Chuck Hagel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Dumping Hagel at Defense

The abrupt resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has a few important facts behind it, but it is probably tied to a shift in President Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama, left, reaches over to touch Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, following an announcement of Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel is stepping down under pressure from Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

What Hagel’s exit means

Chuck Hagel’s decision signified only one thing: Barack Obama no longer enjoys the confidence of the American military establishment.

Congress Wields the Budget Ax Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Restoring regular order on Capitol Hill

So long as they do not overplay their hand, Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have been given a wonderful opportunity to significantly pare the federal budget and shape U.S. policy in the last two years of the Obama administration.

Illustration on the effects of Obama's illegal alien order on the African American population by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How about putting Americans first?

The framers of the Constitution sought to limit the power of government and expand individual liberty. President Obama sees it the other way. Whether he violated the constitutional limits of his power will be debated and possibly decided in the courts and by the new Republican majority in Congress, but there is another issue surrounding the amnesty order that needs addressing.

Illustration on further Union intrusion on McDonald's and other franchises by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Going overboard at the labor board

Whom do you work for? Such a simple question should not require a government agency to give an answer. However, the Obama administration, in its never-ending quest for power over individuals and businesses, has decided that it — rather than you or your employer — should determine whom you work for.

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Illustration on the need for immigration reform by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Solving immigration, one step at a time

Republicans have no shortage of ideas for fixing America's immigration system and no lack of good will toward those who would come here for opportunity and freedom. What we do need, urgently, is to restore the bonds of trust — between the people and their government, and between the institutions we depend on to maintain the rule of law.

Playing with constitutional fire

Earlier this week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals who are currently living illegally in the United States. He will do so by issuing an executive order to federal officials who oversee immigration directing them to undertake a course of action that, if complied with individually by all persons whom he designates as eligible, will cause the federal government to remove the threat of deportation from those who meet the standards he will lay down.

Earlier this week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

EDITORIAL: Preparing for Obama’s amnesty

The struggle over the future of the nation begins tonight. The Republican Party, finally getting what it wished for, to be the effective counterbalance to the president's statist agenda, must be ready. Mr. Obama is expected to announce in a nationally televised speech that he will issue an executive order to prevent the deportation of 5 million illegal immigrants and to reward their law-breaking with work permits. The next morning he will use a high school in Las Vegas, teeming with illegal schoolchildren, as the backdrop to argue that "no papers" is no problem as long as he is in the White House.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Middle East peace pipe dream

Another nail has been driven into the coffin of the notion of 'peace in the Middle East,' a goal which has been shown up as ludicrous ("Israel to ease gun-control laws following synagogue attack," Web, Nov. 18). The savage attack on a Jerusalem synagogue by two Palestinian terrorists will of course cry out for retaliation and result in even worse relations between Israelis and Arabs. The flames were fanned as we see disgusting images of Gazans dancing in the streets to demonstrate their elation over the bloodshed inflicted on the Jewish worshippers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama still pushing amnesty agenda

On Jan. 29, 2014, the Obama administration began posting on the Federal Business Opportunities website ads to secure 'escort service' contracts for up to 65,000 unaccompanied alien children. By May the situation had reached crisis level and the feds placed a gag order on our border patrol to keep the mess from the public. When asked about the developing humanitarian crisis on the southern border, the administration's response was that they were just learning about the situation through the media.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Impeach, don't preach

Leave it to the Republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. President Obama is treating Congress like his subordinate. If he issues that executive order on amnesty and gets away with it, Congress will have been stripped of its power. Mr. Obama will veto every law passed and continue to 'rule' by executive order.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wilson showed warning signs

Everyone providing a reference for candidates applying to the Montgomery County Police Department must answer this question: Is this the officer you would want to respond to your emergency? Long before his path crossed Michael Brown's, Darren Wilson was no stranger to the internal affairs department. His previous department was disbanded for excessive brutality, and the Ferguson Police Department considered him a good hire. No one made him "unlearn" what he had been taught.

Illustration on campus sexual policies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Misreading the cry of rape

- The Washington Times

If Aesop were here he might rewrite his famous fable, replacing the boy who cried "wolf!" with the girl who cried "rape!" The cry of "rape" is used so carelessly that it's often impossible to get to the truth of an accusation. When rape was a capital offense it was a rare and vicious crime which required a court of law to apply justice. It was underreported, since the rapist usually took advantage of those who felt too vulnerable even to say anything about it.

Alex Nowrasteh - Cato Institute

The conservative case for immigration reform

The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.Mexico border, has many conservatives worried.

The reason to not give up on immigration reform

Winston Churchill said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they've tried everything else." Indeed, few nations have been tested as much as the United States has.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'Shoot' the lame duck session

Isn't it time that we put the lame-duck congressional session out of its and our misery? Perhaps allowing Congress to go ahead and do its work with some members that have been repudiated by their constituents made some sense with the limitations of travel and information transfer of the 1700s — but it now seems to be a quaint and dangerous anachronism.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, to introduce the Democratic leadership team for the 114th Congress. Democrats re-elected Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: It's the message, Stupid

Nancy Pelosi continues to live in her own cozy world. The House Minority Leader faces her Democratic caucus in the 114th Congress with depleted ranks and depleted confidence, but she hasn't learned much. She tells Politico, the Capitol Hill daily, that the blowout on Nov. 4 was "no wave of approval for the Republicans," and there was no rejection of her party.

Zoe Buck, a 14-month-old child, checks out an empty voting booth as at her mother, Julie Buck, votes at left, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, at the Alaska Zoo polling place in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

EDITORIAL: A sneak attack on taxpayers

Election Day should have taught legislators everywhere the lesson that they must be more respectful to the men and women who pay the taxes, and to show a little respect for the dollars those men and women send to municipal, state and federal treasuries. The message seems to have got lost on the way to Ohio.