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China Seas Chess Game Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Checkmate China

China is mounting a direct attack on the “freedom of the seas” concept, which has been the cornerstone of our maritime strategy for more than 238 years.

Illustration on Obama's fecklessness in war by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Playing a president on TV

“Good evening, my fellow Americans. My name is Barack Obama. I’m not really a wartime president but I play one on TV.”

Member of Parliament and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Jim Murphy, speaks from a soapbox in support of the Union on the final day of his 100 Streets in 100 Days Better Together tour, in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. Scotland will vote in an independence referendum on September 18. (AP Photo/PA, Jane Barlow)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

EDITORIAL: A historic vote for Scotland

Scotland the brave, the ancestral home of millions of the sturdiest and most independent of Americans, will vote Thursday whether to secede to become once more an independent nation. The United Kingdom would be united no more.

Illustration on the GOP's need to fight back by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why nice guys finish last in politics

Republicans are going to dominate the midterm elections, but it would be a foolish gamble to count on them to win the 2016 presidential contest.

President Obama said Wednesday he had authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, along with expanded strikes in Iraq, as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

Support Obama’s new ISIS plan

After watching President Obama’s intense ISIS speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically — finally — got it right.

Douglas MacArthur      Associated Press photo

Off to a war, maybe

- The Washington Times

Douglas MacArthur got it right, two or so generations ago. “In war,” he said after he was sacked by President Truman for wanting to spend the blood and muscle of young Americans for something greater than stalemate in Korea, “there is no substitute for victory.”

Scotland Freedom Threatens U.K. Security Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Pondering an independent Scotland

On Sept. 18, the people of Scotland will go to the polls to vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom and end more than 300 years of union with England.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Vertigo 42'

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People signing up for unemployment fill a room at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Thousands of newly laid-off casino workers turned out for a mass unemployment filing. The Wednesday morning session comes after a weekend that saw more than 5,000 employees at the Showboat and Revel lose their jobs. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

MORICI: Jobs numbers tank as Obama's policies fail

The economy created only 142,000 jobs in August, down from 212,000 in July, indicating the economy significantly slowed this summer. The real unemployment rate is closer to 18 percent.

Young women play in the fountains surrounding the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

AGNESS: Ladies, don't be fooled by Cosmo

From the wardrobe to the bedroom, Cosmopolitan magazine is known for offering women advice about the most intimate aspects of their lives. But the magazine has found a new aspect of women's lives they'd like to shape—their decisions in the voting booth.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Impossible Exile'

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Both President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) have stepped up their rhetoric on the Islamic State group this week, and are hoping to rally international support for defeating the terrorist organization while attending the NATO summit. (Associated Press)

Obama gets a booster shot in Britain

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama spent Thursday in Wales, surrounded by NATO allies, and he borrowed a little courage from David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain, who is fed up with the barbarism of rogue Muslims who have established a thriving nest in his country, incubating terrorists.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A court-packing payoff for Obamacare

Whoever said cheaters never win never met a president with an unrestrained ambition to make big government bigger, and damn the Constitution. Three new judges of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rode to the rescue of Obamacare on Thursday.

Illustration on the climate change debate by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

Climate science in 'Jeopardy'

Scientific practice is a bit off these days. It seems as if the promoters of man-made climate change only want one answer for the cause of every climate phenomenon.

Is Hillary really as good as it gets?

The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton for president? Is this really the best the Democratic Party can do? Have we already forgotten Whitewater, the investigation into Hillary's $100,000 profit in cattle-futures trades, Vince Foster's death, "Hillarycare," her "reset button" failure with Russia or the Benghazi atrocities and ensuing cover-up attempt?