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Federal Land Grab Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Grinding westerners under the federal boot

The federal government owns an estimated one-third of all the land in the United States. But this is only a rough estimate, because even the federal government does not actually know how much land it controls.

Illustration on the contrasting media coverage of Hillary and Trump by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The apoplectic liberals

- The Washington Times

Is it journalistic malpractice to quote each side of the argument and leave it to readers to draw their own conclusions?

A study in nuclear contrast

Astudy in contrast: North Korea is killing itself to get an atomic bomb; Kazakhstan is rich because it gave its nukes away.

Charlotte police encountering protesters earlier in the week.           Associated Press photo

A riot that dares not speak its name

- The Washington Times

Charlotte is the conversation we’re getting about race in America, with rioting, death and looting, encouraged by the noise of the mob, the purple rhetoric of certain newspapers, bloody mayhem on the television screen, and encouragement, no doubt unintended, by the president of the United States. It’s a carnival out there, but not much conversation.

Illustration on two possible economic futures by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Liars, statistics and politics

This presidential season Americans have been treated to the usual outrageous campaign promises and extraordinary candidate alibis about past transgressions, but those pale in comparison to claims about gains in family incomes served up by the Obama administration last week.

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 2,976 American flags were displayed in memory of each person who died. Families of the victims say they have waited long enough and want legislation granting them the right to sue Saudi officials who they say are culprits. (Associated Press)

Americanism over transnationalism

Throughout this presidential campaign we’ve heard many liberals and neoconservatives carp against the nationalism espoused by Donald Trump and condemn how nationalism continues to resonate among tens of millions of regular Americans. Elitists and media messengers likewise express horror when Mr. Trump announces that in all matters, be they domestic or foreign, his policy and attitude will be “America first.”

Illustration on Obama's exit before the consequences by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

War clouds are gathering

This summer, President Obama was often golfing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were promising to let the world be. The end of summer seemed sleepy, the world relatively calm.

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Why millennials are skeptical of gun control

For the mediaocracy and pundit class, determining the opinions of millennials on all sorts of topics is the great 21st-century parlor game. And it seems that nothing confuses them more — or upsets them, for that matter — than when forced to confront millennial attitudes about guns.

Illustration on Obama Cabinet members violations of the Hatch Act by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Partisan politics in the Cabinet

The Obama administration repeatedly allows senior officials to unlawfully meddle in politics without being held accountable. In just the latest incident, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro in July was found to have violated a law designed to ensure that federal officials work on behalf of all Americans, not their political party.

Oklahoma Justice Reform Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Modernizing the justice system

As governor of Oklahoma, I’ve seen first-hand the profound impact incarceration has had on our families, children, communities and state.

Friendly Octopus Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Old friends and presidential politics

Sitting at a bar on the outskirts of Pittsburgh before a reunion party for the class of 1959 of a nearby suburban high school, I heard the same thing from two people entering the restaurant: “Um, these people are really old. Are you sure we’re at the right reunion?”

Red Tape Attack on Coatings Industry Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Rolling out the red tape

Here’s one thing everyone can agree on: Federal regulatory and international tax policy implications can be as exciting as, well, watching paint dry.

Illustration on 800 persons being granted citizenship rather than deportation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The U.S. immigration system in chaos

Germans proving they’re not sheeple are rejecting their mass-immigration-promoting ruling party in elections. The U.S. immigration system, in chaos, “mistakenly” gives citizenship to 800 immigrants ordered deported. Two foreign-born Islamists go on terror rampages in the United States.

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Donald Trump advocates "extreme vetting" of immigrants from predominantly Muslim nations to weed out potential terrorists, coupled with aggressive coalition military operations in the Middle East. (Associated Press)

Welcome details of Trump economics

Donald Trump put some meat on the bones of his economic plan in New York on Thursday, and his plan to restore growth should mute some of his more ardent conservative critics. These critics have been playing "can you top this" with each other, vying to say the meanest things about him, and here's something positive for them to consider.

Investment Musical Chairs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Here come the tax increases

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has pledged to enact some of the largest tax increases in modern history if elected in November. According to Mrs. Clinton's own campaign estimates, she would increase the income tax by $350 billion, implement business tax reform to the tune of $275 billion, and create a "fair share" tax surcharge on the carried interest of capital gains, which would raise taxes by between $400 billion and $500 billion.

George Washington

Hillary Clinton demonstrates the peril in running a mouth

- The Washington Times

The moving finger -- the one that having writ moved on and can't recall a single line (per Omar Khayyam's famous poem) -- is the enemy of all of us, and never more than to somebody called on to write or say something in public. We've even confiscated a word for it, "gaffe." A gaffe is not usually a mistake but what happens when someone blurts out an inconvenient truth.

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the Our Ocean, One Future conference at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The conference focuses on marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The weak Obama econom

The declining, perpetually weak Obama economy is nearing the end of its eighth year, a testament to his failed policies that continue to plague the American people.

Killer thriller debut in 'Nothing Short of Dying'

"Nothing Short of Dying" is probably the best debut thriller of the year -- and don't be surprised if before long Erik Storey ranks among the giants of the thriller genre.

Illustration on Hillary's advocacy of government interference with parents and children by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Children of the state

- The Washington Times

This is how deplorable Hillary Clinton thinks you are: She feels the state can better raise your children than you can.

Illustration on defending the Constitution by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

On its anniversary, the Constitution faces trouble

Americans love the underdog, because we were once underdogs ourselves. A hodgepodge group of British colonies perched on the coast of a wild, unexplored land had the guts to challenge the world's superpower -- and we won. It's a story no one would believe if it weren't written down in our history books.

In this March 1, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

The truth about Hillary and the FBI

The notion that FBI Director James Comey took a fall to protect Hillary Clinton for political reasons is now gaining as much traction as the claim that President Obama was not born in the United States.

Illustration on science's loss of credibility by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When science sells out

The rise in the dominance of financial and commercial interests sponsoring science on one hand, and an increasingly ideological agenda of government-funded research on the other hand, are thwarting and clouding science's role to promote insight, innovation and progress.

Illustration on the continuing importance of the Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The resonance of Constitution Day

On Saturday, many people will glance at their calendars and remark that it is Constitution Day -- a celebration of the day that the Founding Fathers signed our Constitution in 1787. But will it resonate just how much significance that document has -- even more than 200 years after it was signed?

A man walks past the Salt Lake Temple,  a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Temple Square, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Pew Research Center survey found that just under half of Mormon registered voters, 48 percent, describe themselves as Republican this year. That's down from 61 percent four years ago when Mitt Romney was the party's presidential nominee. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Buying into the great beyond

Religion in America is no longer the faith of our fathers. Belief is always an uphill climb and our forebears weren't the sort who sought out the gentle slopes. Moderns explain their change of heart as simply the natural progression from superstition to enlightenment.

School choice means prosperity

In these final days of the 114th Congress (until Sept. 30, 2016, when Congress returns home to campaign for reelection), the most critical task that stands before us is to set our nation back onto the constitutional track by restoring "the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity."

Delusional Democrats

When we elected Barack Obama as our president, we selected not only a chief of the executive branch of government but a chief political philosopher as well. As philosopher-in-chief, Mr. Obama can divine the future, see the arc of history to which all the rest of us mortals are blind, and know just where America's most insidious enemies can be found -- in the Republican Party.

Cash queen: Hillary Clinton has more financial dealings with foreign entities than anyone to ever run for president, which has led to questions of conflict. (Associated Press)

The ultimate test of the moral man

The pessimists among us insist that all traces of moral behavior have disappeared from the nation's politics, that lying and stealing and soliciting bribes (sometimes called "contributions" if to a closely held family foundation) have become the reason that men and even women seek to become president of the United States.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression'

This is one of those rare books which deliver more than they promise. For although it is indeed an exhaustive examination of how Americans ate -- and changed the way they did so -- in those tough years, it is also a highly informative look at American culinary culture throughout our nation's history.

Illustration on the relative character of the two presidential candidates by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Trading places in the homestretch

What an opportunity Hillary Clinton missed with her talk about "basket cases." She blew a chance to broaden empathy for the unhappy, dissatisfied, disenchanted voters who find Donald Trump's message of strength, making America great again, important and crucial.