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Face-to-face with an evil enemy

There can be only one response to the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State terrorists. We must hunt them down and kill them.

Remembering Washington in flames

The most famous firestorm to strike Washington, D.C., took place 200 years ago, when an uninvited, uniformed guest plopped into the speaker’s chair in the U.S. Capitol’s House of Representatives chamber on Aug. 24, 1814.

Wising up to the Democrats’ war on women

In June, Rep. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, told a roomful of friends at a Cory Gardner for Senate get-together that he was surprised to see his Democratic opponent, Mark Udall, running ads accusing him of banning birth control — since he had just picked up his wife’s birth-control pills. Everybody laughed.

CORRECTS DATE - President Barack Obama, right, smiles as he and former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, left, prepare to ride in a golf cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Obama is taking a two-week summer vacation on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Obama tee party

Trouble in the St. Louis suburbs has rescued President Obama’s vacation. He can play all 18 holes at the country club now, safe in the knowledge that he’s distracting voters from all the scandals, mismanagement and foreign and domestic policies that are the legacy of his administration.

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2012 file photo, former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV Chairman and Co-Founder, participates in the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena , Calif. Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

EDITORIAL: Al Gore vs. Al-Jazeera

How do you say “buyer’s remorse” in Arabic? The Qatari royal family likely feels the pangs of regret for paying the princely sum of $500 million to Al Gore and friends to give Al-Jazeera America a slot on satellite-TV and cable channels.

Bogart and Bacall in "To Have and Have Not."

‘Death be not proud’

Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall join this year’s roster of celebrity deaths. Their names and fame preoccupy us in public mourning, though most of us were no closer to them in life than to a movie or television screen.

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Hillary Testifies about Benghazi Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary's distinction without a difference

We haven't heard the last of Hillary Clinton's attempts to separate herself — and her expected presidential candidacy — from President Obama's policies.

NATO and Afghan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy moving through Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing several civilians and wounding more than 35 in an assault claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

SHANSAB: Don't abandon Afghanistan yet

The killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Green by an Afghan soldier is a tragic reminder that all is not well in Afghanistan. Since the fall of the Taliban in November 2001, Afghanistan never had a chance to become a functioning state. The power of the warlords was never challenged. Institutions remained weak and ineffective. Elections were phony. The government was infested with corruption and nepotism.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Muslims must take back reputation

The radical jihadist Muslim who rapes, enslaves, kills, dismembers, decapitates, crucifies, starves and buries alive women and children, cuts children in half, puts heads on poles, puts bombs in shoes and vests and hangs Christians on cranes is giving the majority of peace-loving Muslims a very bad name indeed.

Tomahawk Soldier Protector Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ROLLER: The Tomahawk game changer

American troops are back in Iraq. About 500 have been assigned to protect the U.S. Embassy and Baghdad's airport.

Obamacare Money Wrecker Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obamacare's backdoor premium hikes

Just as President Obama's health care law hits record unpopularity, multiple reports have surfaced of new problems that could plague Obamacare and cost Americans thousands of dollars each.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Spies, Patriots, and Traitors'

During one phase of his career as a senior case officer in the CIA's National Clandestine Service, Kenneth Daigler was tasked with creating a suite of conference rooms for use by foreign intelligence liaison visitors to the headquarters complex.

Former CIA officer Will Hurd is running for a U.S. House seat in Texas, in a district that includes the Mexico-U.S. border,

'National security' candidate: Former CIA officer runs for U.S. House seat in Texas

- The Washington Times

He is a former clandestine officer who's gone into Lone Star politics. That would be conservative Will Hurd, who has joined the list of "national security" candidates who've caught the notice of John Bolton. Indeed, Mr. Hurd is challenging Democrat Rep. Pete Gallego in the 23rd District of Texas, which includes much of the Mexican-American border, in a pivotal area where voter support is much coveted by the GOP.

Rock musician Ted Nugent speaks during the Big Horn Basin Tea Party Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Emblem, Wyo. (AP Photo/The Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda)

NUGENT: Celebrate the flak

They say that if you're taking flak, you must be over the target. Well lo and behold, the old Motorcity guitarslayer is not only directly over the target, I am obviously sitting dead center in the enemies' own foxhole, driving them batty with my unstoppable onslaught of self-evident truth, logic, common sense and a tsunami of irrefutable evidence that obliterates their America-hating agenda.

GOP and Healthcare Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Republicans can win on health care

This should be a banner year for the Republican Party. Democrats are stuck with health care reform that most people don't like.