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The coming media settlement with Hillary

- The Washington Times

There’s no one more repentant and eager to promise reform than the town drunk coming off a week at the bottom of a bottle. Some of “the top political reporters in the country,” as they think of themselves, will be soon looking for similar redemption.

The Tail Wagging the Middle East Dog Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Mistaking the cause of Middle East turmoil

President Obama might sandbag Israel in pursuit of something Palestinian leadership rejects — peace with the Jewish state. The blow reportedly may fall in the interregnum between the Nov. 8 election and the Jan. 20 inauguration of the next president.

Illustration on human trafficking and open borders by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The other open-borders commodity

Some proponents of the current open borders policy also claim to be defenders of women’s rights. It is, therefore, supremely ironic that one unintended consequence of open borders is a substantial spike in sex trafficking of young girls. That’s the major takeaway of a trip to South Texas earlier this month.

Illustration on Hillary's support of partial birth abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Reconsider ‘Never Trump’

While Democrats perpetually circle the wagons, Republicans engage a perpetual circular firing squad. The same holds true for many evangelicals. Democrats and secularists count on it.

Britney Corbett oversees a ninth-grade math at Washington Leadership Academy in Northeast D.C. The technology-focused high school charter, which opened its doors in August, teaches students the basics and how to write computer code and use drones. (Julia Porterfield/The Washington Times)

Black students matter

Money talks and the NAACP walks away from its mission to ensure educational equality for black kids.

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo is pictured on the entrance at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, Monday Oct. 17, 2016. UNESCO's executive board has approved on Tuesday a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem _ and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

America’s missed UNESCO opportunity

If President Obama continues to prioritize his political legacy over the national security interests of the United States—which would be a secure and sovereign Israel—Congress at least should have the courage to lead this charge.

Illustration on the international dangers of a Clinton presidency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary, the violent humanitarian

After yet another meeting of diplomats failed to resolve the war in Syria, our ever-clueless secretary of state, John Kerry, said on October 15 that diplomacy would continue because of “the urgency of trying to find something that works other than military action.”

Justifying Ones Views on Abortion Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary’s faith

“Secretary Clinton, I want to explore how far you believe the right to abortion goes,” asked Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace, moderator for the third and final presidential debate. “You have been quoted as saying that the fetus has no constitutional rights. You also voted against a ban on late-term, partial-birth abortions. Why?”

Illustration on Hillary's contradictory positions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary, the hypocrite

In the modern history of American politics has there ever been a bigger hypocrite than Hillary Clinton? Her 30 years in politics has taught us clearly that Hillary lives by one set of rules and wants to impose different rules for everyone else.

Unequal Access for Land Owners Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No equal justice for landowners

Lawyers are expensive, especially when citizens fight the federal government. That is why, in 1980, Congress passed the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), which authorizes those who prevail in litigation against the federal government to collect attorney’s fees and expenses, that is, unless federal lawyers were “substantially justified,” in bringing and litigating the case. Sadly, a Wyoming federal district court recently turned the EAJA on its head.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage for the third presidential debate at University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary as ladies’ fashion leader. Who knew?

- The Washington Times

Nobody has accused Hillary Clinton of setting an example of how to dress for success, and certainly not for fun. She’s clearly no Melania Trump. But she may be assisting the Chinese in bringing back “the Mao suit.” She probably shouldn’t expect a standing ovation from men.

Illustration on Special Ops forces by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Where warrior-spies fight in the shadows

As the Obama administration has retreated, or openly flirted with retrenchment, from Middle Eastern wars during its tenure, America has been spared the full onslaught of jihadi terrorism because of the exertions of nation’s special military forces and the intelligence communities working in concert.

Illustration on the Banana Republic level of Obama/Clinton politics by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Obama-Clinton banana republic

- The Washington Times

A fair, balanced, and independent Justice Department. Neutral diplomats, who serve the public over politics, at the State Department. An unbiased, honest, mainstream media.

Importance of the Black Vote Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why blacks should abandon the Democratic Party

Unnoticed by the mainstream media, which prefers showier displays of political protest, there is a quiet revolution going on in the African-American community. Confronted by a problematic candidate and a platform that has abandoned them, more and more black voters are questioning whether they should support the Democratic Party.

Illustration on Trump's negative impact on the GOP by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

It didn’t have to be this way

The presidential debates are mercifully over in an election that may long be remembered as a lost opportunity for Republicans to take control of the nation’s government for the next four to eight years.

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Education Savings Plans Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A victory for school choice

Last week the Nevada Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on Education Savings Accounts, or ESAs, and upheld the law creating the ESA program. Parents, children and educational choice supporters across the nation have looked to Nevada as the new national leader in educational choice and opportunity.

Illustration on Hillary's coverup efforts by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Corruption and collusion

Modern journalists have little in common with those I was privileged to know when I was a copyboy at NBC News in Washington in the '60s.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Imperfect Union'

The ghastliness of Gettysburg, the culminating battle of the Civil War, has been reduced to the ultimate horror of a 19-year-old soldier dying in a "puddle of his own blood" in this stark and wrenching war book.

FILE-In this Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, right to die advocates rally outside the New Mexico Supreme Court in Santa Fe, N.M., after a lawyer asked justices to allow terminally-ill patients to end their lives. In a 5-0 opinion issued Thursday, June 30, 2016, the high court overturned a previous district court decision that doctors could not be prosecuted under the state's assisted suicide law, which classifies helping with suicide as a fourth-degree felony. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Dying in the District

As the D.C. Council takes up the issue of "death with dignity" this week, it is time to frame the topic correctly. Pending legislation would allow consenting doctors to help terminally ill District residents hasten the end their lives and provide another option for those who are out of options.

Wall Street Backing Hillary Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A left-hand turn on Wall Street

I recently received even more confirmation about a topic on which I often speak -- the idea that the lack of leadership has more than permeated corporate America, but is also driving executives of major corporations to look at their leadership responsibilities through the prism of their ideology.

In this April 4, 2016, file photo, a large crowd of media and voting rights advocates listen as Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan speaks during a news conference after she certified the official canvass of the Arizona presidential primary election in Phoenix. New ID requirements. Unfamiliar or distant polling places. Names missing from the voter rolls. Those are just some of the challenges that could disrupt voting across the country through Election Day. While most elections have their share of glitches, experts worry conditions are ripe this year for trouble at the nations polling places. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

No, voter fraud isn't a myth: 10 cases where it's all too real

- The Washington Times

As Donald Trump takes on the Republican establishment, Democrats and the mainstream media, he's telling supporters they're fighting against a "rigged" system, rife with voter fraud and those eager to protect the status quo. The left, predictably, says this type of talk is "dangerous" to the integrity of our electoral system, and then glibly asks for Mr. Trump to prove his voter fraud allegations.

Syria, Russia the real threats to U.S.

We are not on the threshold of nuclear war with Russia because of a taped conversation Donald Trump had 11 years ago. Civilization itself is not under imminent threat because Mr. Trump pinched a beauty contestant on the behind in 1986. We face our current critical hour because a "former" Muslim named Barack Obama and a secretary of state with deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood named Hillary Clinton orchestrated the so-called Arab Spring to overthrow the government of one Muslim nation after the other in order to create a caliphate of nations under the umbrella of the Brotherhood.

We can't afford another Democrat

Electing a Democrat to serve what would effectively be President Obama's third term would cause much worse things to come to pass than the funding of sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood. And even if a Republican is elected president, a Democratic majority in the legislative branch will serve to undermine new policies.

I Prefer Trump Campaign Button Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Decision time at hand

The passionately courted undecided voter is beginning to wake up to the hard fact that soon he must make a choice. Will he stay home on election day, looking for the Prohibition or Vegetarian Party candidate, or swallow hard and choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Many — most, if the polls are right — will ultimately vote with far less enthusiasm than they ever expected to do. There's a widely held view among politicians that most of the citizens have a realistic view of human nature and vote "against" rather than "for," and if that's true this is the year that proves it.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to volunteers at a campaign office in Seattle. Hillary Clinton has a tight grip on the Electoral College majority need to be elected president of the U.S., and may very well be on her way to a big victory, and that's how some Republicans see it.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The vast left-wing media consensus

The WikiLeaks disclosures, coming now on a daily basis, are such interesting reading that agents of the Clinton campaign are working overtime to divert attention from them, particularly the revelations in the emails of the campaign manager, John Podesta. Hillary insists that the hacking of his email account was sponsored, directed or financed by Vladimir Putin, who in this telling even rewrote them to reflect badly on both Mr. Podesta and Hillary. There's no evidence of Russian connivance, just speculation.

Bad Health Hillary Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Guarding Hillary's health

Among all the recent WikiLeaks email dumps, perhaps the most important one of all has been overlooked by the mainstream media.

I Prefer Trump Campaign Button Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The easy case for Donald Trump

Vote for Donald Trump? You've got to be kidding. It is difficult to argue with that sentiment. Still, "You've got to be kidding" is not a political program suitable for a self-governing people.

Illustration on the dangers of TPP by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When think tanks pass bad trade deals

Congress has passed three of the worst trade deals in history — 1993's NAFTA, China's 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization, and the 2012 South Korean agreement. Each time, we were assured by the White House and elite globalist think tanks these deals would create thousands of jobs, increase wages, and strengthen our manufacturing base. Each time, the deals have hemorrhaged jobs, depressed wages, and ballooned America's trade deficit.

Aviation combat in World War I

Early in the history of military aviation, the Dutch aircraft designer and pilot Anthony Fokker famously remarked, "Every man who went aloft was marked for death, sooner or later, once his wheels had left the ground."

Illustration endorsing Donald Trump's candidacy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

This consequential election

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld once said that when a nation goes to war it must by necessity rely on "the army it has rather than the army it wishes it had." Anyone contemplating the political struggle in which the nation, the Republican Party and America's conservatives find themselves in today should think about those words because in a political campaign voters have a choice between not the candidates they might have wanted, but the candidates on the ballot.

Illustration on Trump's promises to reduce the burden of government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Yes, I still support Donald Trump

I have been asked a dozen times by news reporters over the last week: Do you still support Donald Trump? The elites at The New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN would love to be able to add me and dozens more to the list of Republicans who have publicly denounced the Trump-Pence ticket.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to volunteers at a campaign office in Seattle. Hillary Clinton has a tight grip on the Electoral College majority need to be elected president of the U.S., and may very well be on her way to a big victory, and that's how some Republicans see it.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The last real election

A Hillary Clinton presidency would bring many things, but one consequence is assured: a continued assault on our competitive, two-party political system.