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Chart to accompany Moore article of Aug. 31, 2015

Oil, America’s inexhaustible resource

In August 1859 on the eve of the Civil War, Col. Edwin Laurentine Drake completed the first commercial oil well in the United States on Oil Creek just outside of Titusville, Pa.

Obump Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A Republican version of Obama

Americans may finally be tiring of “talking-point presidents.” For more than six-and-a-half years, this is what President Obama has been — telling Americans what they want to hear, while pursuing policies they do not support.

Illustration on China's menacing moves in the Pacific by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

China’s challenge to U.S. Asia policy

Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry met with his counterparts from across the Asia-Pacific region in Malaysia, discussing joint trade, security and political efforts.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, during a 'Commit to Vote' grassroots organizing meeting. (AP Photo/David Richard)

A late apology in clintonspeak

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton attempted to “come clean” about her emails again, like a sinner squirming in the hands of an angry god, but the partisan gods do not seem to be appeased.

Illustration on government debasement of religious liberty by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Favoring some claims of conscience over others

We face a crisis of conscience today — a crisis forced upon us by elites in Washington who would pick and choose who is allowed to follow their deeply held beliefs and who is to be punished by the government for doing so.

Lower Taxes Boost the Economy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Swinging the tax ax

Ronald Reagan signed the historic Kemp-Roth tax cut into law on Aug. 21, 1981. Reagan’s tax cuts should be seen in the context of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Illustration on the Kellogg-Briand treaty by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A treaty as hollow as the Iranian nuclear deal

It is ironic that Thursday marks the anniversary of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand treaty in Paris in 1928 designed to renunciate war as an instrument of national policy

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American Hobo Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When welfare beats work

With multimillionaire Democrats such as Hillary Clinton predictably accusing mean Republicans of ignoring the poor, and the upcoming election sure to hinge on "who cares more" about struggling Americans, it's fair to ask who the poor actually are.

Illustration on the greater value of African trophy hunting by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The necessity of hunting

The Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset, wrote: "One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted."

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks during a news conference with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (right), on Aug. 13, 2015, along the Animas River Trail in Berg Park in Farmington, N.M. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via Associated Press) ** FILE **

Big government as the new Terminator

Social observers from Aristotle and Juvenal to James Madison and George Orwell have all warned of the dangers of out-of-control government. Lately, we have seen plenty of proof that they were frighteningly correct.

Illustration on the possibility of Iran's rejection the Obama arms deal by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

If Tehran turns down the nuclear deal

Whether congressional Democrats accept or reject Barack Obama's Iran deal has great importance and is rightly the focus of international attention.

Book review history check

In his otherwise accurate and, I'm pleased to note, very positive review of my latest book, "Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II," Joseph C. Goulden writes that I "suffered severe wounds in Vietnam" ("Remembering the last American to die in World War II," Web, Aug. 16).

Illustration on parallels between Warren G. Harding and Bill Clinton by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Titillating talk about Harding recalls Bubba's hanky-panky

That 1920s predecessor of President Bill Clinton has again been in the news, and in a big way. Last week the media resounded anew with delightful reports of President Warren Gamaliel Harding's nigh unto maniacal attraction to women, or at least to some women, during that period of American history that became known as the Roaring Twenties.

Illustration on Hillary's private server by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The foibles of front-runners

In all the campaign polls conducted this year, one is more revealing than any other — finding that just one in four Americans are satisfied with our nation's direction.

Solar Straw Hut Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Rethinking the solution for poverty

Pope Francis's Laudato Si encyclical on Earth's climate and environment is eloquent and passionate. It is also encumbered by platitudes and errors.

Floodwater from the rising Muskegon River flows over South River Drive in Newaygo County's Bridgeton Township on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Ken Stevens)

Restoring fairness to federal land seizures

One of the best-known constitutional guarantees, certainly among landowners, is the right to "just compensation" when the federal government seizes "private property" for "public use."

EMP Graphic to accompany Woolsey article of Aug. 19, 2015

A Shariah-approved nuclear attack

Congress must stop President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. The most important reason -- Iran can threaten the existence of the United States by making an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack using a single nuclear weapon.

Illustration on the relative safety of oil transport by pipeline by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The safety factor in moving Canadian crude

Debates over oil pipelines seem to be never-ending. The quintessential example being that of the Keystone XL pipeline, which has languished in regulatory limbo for more than 2,500 days.

'Likeability' won't save U.S.

I am now reading that even though Donald Trump is leading the polls owing to his concern for the issues important to Americans and his proposals for dealing with those issues, those who like him say they wouldn't support Mr. Trump in the general election. This is because his "likeability" is lacking.