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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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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, the State Department is seen in Washington. Ahead of Sundays 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department is reminding U.S. citizens about threats around the world and urging Americans to be vigilant about their personal security. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

Slow-walking in Foggy Bottom

Whether Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November or is sent back to one of her estates to recover her health, it's unlikely that handling emails at her old shop at the State Department will ever be the same. The growing list of scandals over her misuse of electronic communications has trained a spotlight on the system's failures that she shamelessly exploited.

Obama's non-stick IRS

Who knew that ensuring fair and lawful tax collection was so problematic? Internal Revenue Service agents recently admitted to delaying tea party and other conservative group applications for tax-exempt status, and composing non-standard questions for those applicants ("IRS refuses to abandon targeting criteria used against tea party, conservative groups," Web Sept. 7).

The cult of global warming

In 2015 the World Economic Forum had a prophetic vision that unless the world mended its wicked ways, "global warming will become catastrophic and irreversible." This past July U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that global warming was as dangerous to the world as Islamic terrorism.

Illustration on the root of Detroit's troubles by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump's bad aim in Motown

The 2016 presidential circus made a brief stop here Labor Day weekend as Motown became the latest backdrop in another chapter of Trumpian bogeymen and media gotcha.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a rally at Johnson C. Smith University, in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Miserables, deplorables and loose tongues

Hillary Clinton is the pluperfect wonk. She grooves on the trivia of policy and conversations with whoever carries a checkbook. But she doesn't understand campaign politics and has no appreciation of the fine points of the game she insists on trying to play.

Illustration on the prospect of tyranny in America by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why equal justice matters

More than two years ago, several independent researchers, investigative journalists and columnists (including yours truly) began providing evidence and reporting on apparent funds from Russian government-controlled entities funneling into U.S. environmental groups.

Illustration on Hillary's comments on Trump supporters by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The 'Deplorables'

Every now and again secular progressives rip off their mask and tell conservatives what they really think of them.

Union hypocrisy

Last month's first inaugural Fight for $15 convention in Richmond, Va., was overshadowed by the movement's own internal fight. Organizers behind the nationwide campaign demanded a union for themselves and in some cases a $15 minimum wage.

Illustration for Constitution Day by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Our forgotten national birthday

We celebrate every July 4th with fireworks, parades, speeches and other tributes. And rightly so -- our Declaration of Independence heralded a new age in human history. So why does Sept. 17 come and go with so little notice?

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante'

In the history of America's criminal organization Cosa Nostra, popularly known as the Mafia, Vincent "the Chin" Gigante stands out not only as one of the most powerful and successful bosses, he also stands out as one of the most peculiar.

Scimitar Skyline Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The lessons of 9/11 not learned

On Sunday, we observed the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, the deadliest day in United States history. It is said that those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it. So what have we learned?