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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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The Clinton campaign's bigotry

How does Hillary Clinton and her gang not love you? Let me count the ways: Standard rednecks. Deplorable. Irredeemable. Not American. Needy Latinos. The mocking of Catholics and Evangelicals, and Southerners. And let's not forget those poor Bernie Sanders-supporting basement dwellers.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Public Library and Other Stories'

While the number of libraries is gradually shrinking, Ali Smith preserves these literary sanctuaries in her short story collection, "Public Library and Other Stories," with shifts between past and present, resembling the mechanics of our own memory.

Michelle Obama (Associated Press)

Trash talk and the White House

- The Washington Times

The darndest people have ants in their pants in the wake of the revelations of Donald Trump's vulgar trash talk. Who knew such behavior still had the power to offend?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

The tawdry 2016 campaign

If the tawdry, tasteless, and utterly classless 2016 presidential campaign is remembered for anything, it will be its failure to deal with significant political issues that matter most to the American people.

Illustration on the evangelical dilemma in the 2016 election by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A plea to Christian conservatives

- The Washington Times

If the election were to be held today, the evangelical vote would be at least 20 percentage points lower than that of evangelicals for the Republican candidate in each of the last five elections, a recent poll by Barna Group, a Christian pollster, shows.

HSBC market prediction self-serving

I read that HSBC is predicting a major stock market calamity similar to the 1987 crash. Of course, a stock market crash would severely damage hundreds of millions of middle-class workers' retirement portfolios. If it were any other bank except the global criminal enterprise HSBC has become, I'm not sure whether I'd be fearful or dismissive of this analysis.

Politically Correct American Military Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How politicizing the military puts national security at risk

There have been many articles written about "political correctness" and how it has effectively silenced any dissent from our military leaders. In a recent article in Foreign Affairs by Michael E. O'Hanlon and David H. Petraeus, titled "America's Awesome Military," the authors continue to promote political correctness and the Obama administration's propaganda that "the United States has the best military in the world today, and have few, if any weaknesses."

Clinton a career criminal

Recently released emails show that the Justice Department was in contact with the Hillary Clinton campaign, warning it about various aspects of the criminal investigation into Clinton. This means that the fix (as anyone whose been paying attention already knows) was in. The Democratic nominee for president is a criminal who is not in prison because Obama's Justice Department is totally corrupt.

Campaign buttons in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rest on a vendor table before a campaign rally at US Bank Arena, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The partisans in the tall weeds

There's nothing quite as sad as watching grown men racing for the tall grass in the face of difficulty and danger. The Republican elites panicked by the disclosure that Donald Trump said something gross -- even if not necessarily as gross as some of the things attributed to JFK and LBJ and Bill Clinton -- should remember what Donald Rumsfeld, who was then the secretary of Defense, said during the first Gulf War.

A member of the audience holds up a mask depicting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she speaks at a rally at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, to attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hypocrisy and Hillary

If Hillary Clinton and hypocrisy are not exactly synonymous, they share the same web address. The WikiLeaks cache of emails containing excerpts of her paid speeches to private donors and organizations demonstrate that every time she opens her mouth, out comes cant.

Capitol Castle Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Medieval America

Pessimists often compare today's troubled America to a tottering late Rome or an insolvent and descending British Empire. But medieval Europe (roughly 500 to 1450 A.D.) is the more apt comparison.

Illustration on the deplorable content of the 2016 presidential campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The presidential candidates we deserve

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are only an accurate reflection of our culture of vulgarity and hypocrisy. Both of them. They're the candidates we asked for. The country may not deserve them, but we the people do.

Illustration on Hillary's redistributionist intentions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

What this campaign is really all about

- The Washington Times

The political firestorms of the past week -- the 2005 tape of Donald Trump uttering crass statements about women, WikiLeaks' disclosure of thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails revealing her two-faced hypocrisy, the appearance at the second presidential debate of several women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape and sexual assault, Mr. Trump's comeback debate performance -- have obscured one critically important truth.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a reception for Hispanic Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Secrets from the closets of skeletons

Hacking files of other people is not nice, and if the FBI finds out who's doing it the perps should be punished, even if they're Russians, and severely. But we're nevertheless learning some interesting things in the WikiLeaks disclosures. This sudden mania for disclosure of bad language and naughty behavior encourages others to contribute entertaining and embarrassing videos.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Ten Restaurants that Changed America'

In these days of ever-increasing specialization in the academic world, with its micro-courses and all too narrow focus, it is a delightful surprise to encounter someone like Yale's professor Paul Freedman.

Hillary Clinton's promise to use Supreme Court nominations to push a left-wing agenda did more than anything Donald Trump said during the debate to win back his supporters, conservative leaders said Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Hillary's forgotten foreign aid fiascos

Hillary Clinton is the most qualified presidential candidate in history, according to President Obama. Much of her managerial experience stems from her four years as secretary of State.

The Bickering Bickersons Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Bickersons revisited

Not since George and Martha in the play "Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" or for older readers Don Ameche and Frances Langford in the radio comedy "The Bickersons," have we seen the kind of verbal pugilism practiced in Sunday night's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.