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Black Lives Matter and the endless war against the Jews

- The Washington Times

The man who controls the language controls the conversation, as George Orwell rightly observed. The word that the left is trying, with a certain success, to appropriate now is “genocide.” Genocide is what Hitler set out to do, to exterminate Europe’s Jews (and who knows where his evil ambition would have gone from there).

Federal Mismanagement of the Peanut Industry Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Politicians and peanut pilfering

The history of federal peanut policy is the perfect antidote to anyone who still believes that Congress could competently manage a lemonade stand. Federal spending for peanut subsidies will rise eight-fold between last year and next year — reaching almost a billion dollars and approaching the total value of the peanut harvest. This debacle is only the latest pratfall in a long history of horrendous federal mismanagement.

Hillary at the helm

- The Washington Times

”At long last,” she thinks. “My time has come. They’re now all here, fighting for me.”

Texas Bullet Train Project Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How private enterprise drives the trains

Texans are turning the tables on how to pay for nationally critical infrastructure projects, leading the way with a high-speed train project that relies on the expertise of private entrepreneurs instead of government money.

Law Enforcement at the Border Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Immigration reform must start with border enforcement

As a veteran border patrol officer, I can say without any reservations that our immigration system is completely dysfunctional. Immigrants permitted to come to the United States have a cumbersome and expensive time doing so. Those who aren’t permitted to enter waltz across the border by the tens of thousands, and those not allowed to remain here elude deportations, even after committing serious crimes against our citizens.

Palestinian Hamas supporters hold up their hands while chanting Islamic slogans as masked members from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, march with their weapons on vehicles during a rally a long the street of Rafah refugee camp, Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

The next round of Hamas vs. Israel

Words can bewitch. Soon, the seemingly benign phrase “cycle of violence,” will be applied once again to the Hamas-Israel conflict. The linguistic effect of this application will be to equate terrorism and counterterrorism, further blurring the always-essential distinction between international crime and international law enforcement.

Elmar Abdullayev, 55, stands at a gates of his home hit by shelling in a village of Gapinli, in Terter region of Azerbaijan on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Azerbaijan and separatist forces in Nagorno-Karabakhk on Tuesday agreed on a cease-fire starting noon local time following three days of the heaviest fighting in the disputed region since 1994, the Azeri defense ministry announced. Gapanli, a village south of Terter, has been one of the hardest hit. Houses bear the marks of the recent shelling; metal doors are riddled with shrapnel, power lines are cut down, craters are seen in the yards. (AP Photo/ Hicran Babayev)

An ‘unfrozen’ conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Recently, one of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy functionaries made another outrageous statement on the status of the Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Evgeniy Satanovsky, the head of Russian Institute of the Near East, visited the separatist region (in contravention of international law) in mid-June and declared: “As I understand it, the issue that Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan, in terms of military logic and from the standpoint of practical politics is completely closed.”

Safety of Chromium-6 Levels in North Carolina Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Exaggerating chromium risks

Constant claims, counterclaims and accusations about coal ash contaminating surface and underground water are making North Carolinians feel like they’re watching a fast-paced tennis match. Even people with chemistry degrees must feel bewildered by assertions that parts per million or billion of chromium-6 may cause cancer.

Growing the Movement with Hate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Black Lives Matter’s hypocritical anti-Semitism

In its new platform, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has, despite the total lack of relevance to its own agenda or interests, thrown whatever heft it has behind the anti-Semitic movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) Israel. In doing so, it is inarguably contributing to the campaign to “other” the world’s only Jewish state and, with it, the Jews themselves.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Associated Press)

Virginia’s McAuliffe is for losers

All the fuss about Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe trying to restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences is just fuss, nothing more. To be sure, it appears at first glance that the chief executive of the Old Dominion is really concerned about civil rights for the downtrodden.

Terrorists Present in the U.S. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

No plan to stop foreign-born terrorists

For decades, foreign-born Islamic terrorists have been exploiting our immigration system. Almost every type of immigration has been exploited by terrorists, from temporary legal immigration to illegal immigration to humanitarian immigration.

Overheated concern about July’s warmth

Mainstream media report that July was the “hottest” month since 1880 (or as CNN wrongly reported, “ever”). And future Julys will only become hotter.

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FILE - In this July 22, 2016, file photo, a hostess prepares for the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Chengdu, in southwestern China's Sichuan province. China will propose a joint initiative to revive weak global growth at next month's meeting of leaders of Group of 20 major economies amid rising protectionist sentiment in the United States and Europe, officials said Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool, File)

Bringing back 'stolen' jobs

The international economy is so interlocked that creating jobs in one national economy creates jobs in another national economy. That's why it's misleading to talk of the Chinese and other low-wage countries having "stolen" American jobs. It's not "just that simple."

How to Make Ethanol Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Two contending issues, both 'green'

It's easy to say that we can't put a price tag on a clean environment. But beyond this noble sentiment is a simple reality that radical "greens" prefer to ignore: Like any other area of policy, nurturing the world around us involves choices based on time, effort and, yes, money.

Charismatic, but egotistical and deceitful, too

Asked in March 1945 to name the greatest U.S. Army general of the war, 45 percent of the respondents named Douglas MacArthur -- far surpassing Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley.

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, file photo, a woman pays for merchandise at a Kohl's department store in Sherwood, Ark. A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency. But having a modest, immediately accessible emergency fund is critical to financial well-being. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Making welfare reform work

If anyone ever wonders why conservatives are skeptical of government programs, they should consider the War on Poverty. There are other examples, of course, but public welfare is a particularly apt one as we mark the 20th anniversary of the 1996 reform.

Illustration on the relationship of Putin and Erdogan by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Putin marches on

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow demonstrated clearly America's deteriorating position in both Europe and the Middle East.

Illustration on Mexican drug cartels' personnel needs and the recent release of thousands of drug offenders from U.S. federal prisons by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A boon for the drug cartels

The Mexican drug traffickers and their Chinese suppliers have a personnel problem.

Benefits of Free Trade Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The case for free trade

Do you support free trade? Many business people, politicians and workers say they are in favor of free trade, "but with conditions" -- because they can see and feel the job losses but not the job and income gains.

Illustration on past Liberal policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What the past can teach us

While we shouldn't live in the past, we can certainly learn from it. We are not the first humans to walk the Earth, and yet too many, especially the young, suffer from the conceit that history is just a boring subject in school.

FBI Director James B. Comey. (Associated Press)

Life is just fairer to some than to others

- The Washington Times

Millions of Americans, mostly Democrats but a few sourball Republicans, tell pollsters and anyone who doesn't want to listen that they're preparing themselves to ignore the stink and shame of Hillary Clinton when they vote in November. They're advised here to prepare themselves for a protracted season of malaise and buyer's remorse.

Union Working Against Teachers Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When unions march lockstep with Democrats

Summer is winding down, and teachers are readying their lessons for the upcoming school year. But America's largest labor union -- the National Education Association (NEA) -- is hatching another plan: to use teachers' union dues to elect Hillary Clinton.

Trump dangerous for America

There is an urgency facing this nation: Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee, but certain Republican leaders have failed to step up to the plate and address Mr. Trump and his followers. Republican leaders such as Sen. John McCain and House Speaker Paul Ryan are putting their love of power before country. And it's a shame, considering that they both clearly love America.

Better of two choices

American citizens should vote for Donald Trump. It's pretty clear that the Republican establishment is going all out against him. They're throwing the kitchen sink — and anything else they can grab — at him. They're attacking him, discrediting him and accusing him of all sorts of malfeasance. They're deliberately trying to turn the public against him.

FILE -- This undated image posted online on July. 28, 2016, by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, shows Syrian citizens gathered near burned cars after airstrikes hit Manbij, in Aleppo province, Syria. Syrian activists and state media said Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, that at least 49 civilians, among them 5 children, have been killed on Saturday in Syria's contested Aleppo province as rebels and government forces traded indiscriminate fire across the region. Rebels and pro-government forces are battling for control of the northern metropolis, once Syria's largest city and its commercial capital. (Militant Photo via AP, File)

Extermination in Aleppo

An epic battle continues for control of Syria's largest city, once a rival of Cairo and Istanbul as a center of urban culture and civilization in the Middle East. Aleppo, once the Western terminus of the Silk Road from China, is swiftly becoming the latest symbol of man's inhumanity to man.

Extermination in Aleppo

The Washington Times

An epic battle continues for control of Syria's largest city, once a rival of Cairo and Istanbul as a center of urban culture and civilization in the Middle East. Aleppo, once the Western terminus of the Silk Road from China, is swiftly becoming the latest symbol of man's inhumanity to man.

In this Dec. 13, 2013 photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference in Trenton, N.J., A former aide to Christie texted to a colleague that the New Jersey governor "flat out lied" during the news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, according to a new court filing. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Nannies gone wild

"Multi-tasking" is the current fad word for "trying to do two things at once." Some folks are against it. New Jersey, which doesn't think Jersey guys are smart enough to pump gasoline into their own cars, now wants to make a misdemeanor of drinking coffee while driving.

Nannies gone wild

The Washington Times

''Multi-tasking" is the current fad word for "trying to do two things at once." Some folks are against it. New Jersey, which doesn't think Jersey guys are smart enough to pump gasoline into their own cars, now wants to make a misdemeanor of drinking coffee while driving.

Threat to U.S. From Political Correctness Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A snapshot of modern madness

Two recent news items provide a glimpse of life in modern America. One is about the growth of the federal government and the other is about the evils of "profiling."

John Kerry Capturing Air Conditioners Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When energy efficiency rules aren't cool

At an environmentalist conference in Vienna, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently compared the environmental damage done by air conditioners and refrigerators to the threat of terrorism and the Islamic State.