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In this March 3, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress during a meeting with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The audacity of weakness

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic — and likely to soon be nuclear — Iran.

The Court and the Burwell Obamacare Case Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A prescription for health care after Burwell

On Wednesday, the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court will consider the case of King v. Burwell, concerning the constitutionality of Obamacare, determining the limits of President Obama’s executive power and the ability of the president to rewrite laws on his own while ignoring the constitutional duties of the legislative branch of government.

A Nuclear-Armed Middle East Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The dubious deal of the century

Remember when President Obama said that to prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability, he would keep all options “on the table”? How long has it been since anyone took that warning seriously?

The Tarheels Step on Themselves Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Cleaning up the campus boondoggles

Readers of this column are familiar with my argument that a conservative tide is sweeping the country, contrary to the mainstream media. In the off-year elections of 2010 and 2014, the gains made by conservatives have been substantial in governors’ mansions and in state legislatures. To be sure, they have been substantial in Washington, too, at the House and Senate level, but I would argue that they have been more consequential at the state level. There, old conventions that have been in place since the left-wing 1960s are being heaved out and a clamor of protest is being heard from the evicted. It can only get worse.

** FILE ** An undated photo of Adolf Hitler. (Image: United States Holocaust Museum)

To know offensive ideology is to read it

Anyone who believes in the right to freedom of speech and expression knows it’s a two-way street. You have to consistently defend speech that you fundamentally agree with, as well as speech that you completely oppose.

In this March 20, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu huddle during their joint news conference in Jerusalem, Israel. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The occasion the Democrats asked for

- The Washington Times

The Democrats set out to teach John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu a lesson. They would boycott the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress and apply enough pressure to cancel the speech, keep Mr. Netanyahu at home and embarrass the Republicans who invited him here. What a happy day’s work that would be.

American Defense if Israel Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Standing with Israel in a dangerous world

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Such an invitation is one of the highest honors we can bestow on a foreign leader. And such a speech is normally an occasion of unity in Washington, when elected officials put partisan politics aside and come together to focus on weighty issues of national security.

Failure to Protect Against Iranian Nukes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When Iran goes nuclear

Our attention these days with regard to security is understandably riveted on the Islamic State, or ISIS, and its hideous decapitations, rapes and live immolations. We must deal with the Islamic State, but it is not the gravest threat we face. The Israelis are right — we should awaken to the fact that the coming of a nuclear Iran holds special dangers and requires particularly urgent attention. There are four driving reasons.

Obama Veto of Keystone Pipeline Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama’s Keystone XL pipeline veto

Experienced vote counters do not believe that either the House or the Senate will muster the two-thirds majority necessary to override President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline bill. If so, Mr. Obama’s years of delay and disingenuousness on this issue, culminating in his veto, will guarantee negative consequences for America long into the future.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while addressing the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Standing with Israel

A world leader giving an address to Congress shouldn’t be controversial, especially when that leader is the prime minister of a major U.S. ally — indeed, a bulwark of freedom in a deeply troubled region of the world.

Attendees vote in the CPAC 2015 Straw Poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

CPAC then and now

A conservative reflects on the annual confab.

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Mayorkas Time Bomb Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The ticking time-bomb for Hillary

ABC News Chief Investigative Reporter Brian Ross just wanted to ask a few questions but when he recently stopped Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a burly guard for Mr. Mayorkas put his palm in Mr. Ross' face to make it clear that there would be no answers that day. ABC News' camera crew caught the deputy secretary ducking away.

Chart to accompany Stephen Moore article "Kill the Death Tax"

Kill the death tax

If there were ever a right time to eliminate the estate tax in America, it is right now. The latest tax collection data make an overwhelmingly persuasive case for abolishing the most immoral and counterproductive of all federal taxes.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee winter meeting in Washington, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Taunting Republicans, the president said it's "not an accident" that the economy is improving on his watch and that Republicans' "doom and gloom" predictions haven't come true.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

When naivete trumps reality

It's ironic that President Obama's hope for a political framework agreement on nuclear issues with Iran by March 31 coincides with the diplomatic hope of President Franklin D. Roosevelt 70 years ago in a March 1 speech before Congress.

The big snow storm from space: The NASA satellite Terra has snapped the picture of the Eastern U.S. from 200 miles up - and in the words of the space agency, it "looks like a deep freeze." (NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team)

The snowstorm that killed 22, as seen from space: NASA photo of the East Coast - 200 miles up

- The Washington Times

The Siberian Express, the Arctic blast, the polar vortex, Winter Storm Pandora -- even weathermen are running out of descriptions for the winter weather now gripping a big chunk of the U.S. And now we know how big and relentless it is, courtesy of a NASA satellite photo released Saturday, from a satellite 200 miles above Earth. The space agency's official words: "Looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer." The weather is now blamed for the deaths of 22 people in several states.

"Little Boy" - an inspirational film set in the World War II era - is set for nationwide release on April 25.

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's new inspirational film 'Little Boy' gets big buzz

- The Washington Times

Arriving at the nation's theaters in April, the upcoming inspirational film "Little Boy" has accrued some famous fans. Set in World War II, home-front America, the movie follows the saga of a diminutive 7-year old boy and his quest to see his father home safely from the front lines. "It takes courage to believe," the lad is told at one dramatic point.

Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a gathering of the Export-Import Bank at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, Thursday, April 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Oppose the Ex-Im bank

The debate over the Ex-Im Bank exposes the sad truth that the alliance of elected officials from both political parties and big business remain a key barrier to limited government.

Return to Judeo-Christianity needed now

In "As anti-Semitism makes a comeback, Obama remains ignorant" (Web, Feb. 16) Wesley Pruden writes "The Islamic State, or ISIS, with its dreams of a worldwide caliphate ruled by Islam from the Dark Ages, videotapes the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, puts their severed heads on display ... " These terrorists are obviously very proud of this accomplishment, having absolutely no respect for any type of human life that won't bow down to Allah. Even the Nazis must have had some knowledge of what is right or wrong, since they tried to hide their most evil deeds.

Minimal understanding of the minimum wage

In an interview with BuzzFeed last week, President Obama invoked the CEO pay gap — the disparity between top executives and employee staff compensation — to publicly shame companies like Staples for appearing to circumvent the Affordable Care Act's 30-hour workweek mandate. "I haven't looked at Staples stock lately or what the compensation of the CEO is, but I suspect that they could well afford to treat their workers favorably," he said.

How the animals follow their dreams

Elsie Bovary is a good name for a cow: Elsie, which immediately brings to mind the Borden Company cow, and Bovary, Flaubert's restless heroine whose name is derived from the late Latin "bovinus." Thus it is entirely fitting for that star of stage, screen and television, David Duchovny, to name his heroine "Elsie Bovary" for Elsie is one adventurous cow.

Persecution of European Jews Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Forgetting the hard lessons of appeasement

When news broke of the terror attacks in Denmark, a close friend of Danish descent called me to vent his frustration that once again Jews were being murdered in Europe. He reminded me when such atrocities were happening during World War II, Danish citizens rescued their Jewish countrymen.

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."  The film is based on the autobiography by Chris Kyle. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

Me$$age from the box office

The movie "American Sniper" passed $300 million in box-office receipts last weekend, on pace to become the top-grossing R-rated film ever. The enormous appeal of Clint Eastwood's movie about the life and military career of Chris Kyle, a U.S. Navy SEAL marksman, naturally puzzles Hollywood liberals who think they understand America. They'll have something to talk about at the 87th Academy Awards gala Sunday night.

China Control of Regional Waterways Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

China's water grab

Marxists a century or so ago believed that what they called "Oriental despotism" arose in Asia because of the need in China and elsewhere to control the water supply. In 1957, Karl Wittfogel's work on the subject, "Oriental Despotism," was published, warning that the need to control water for irrigation and other purposes in the region had given birth to a totalitarian state unlike any that had developed in the West.

FILE - This Feb, 19, 2012 file photo shows the Volkswagen logo on the hood of a 2012 Beetle at a Volkswagen dealership in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Volkswagen on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 announced it is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. The recall covers 2011 through 2013 Jettas and 2012 through 2013 Beetles. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Chattanooga Boo-Hoo

Valentine's Day marked the first anniversary of the defeat of an attempt by the United Auto Workers to organize the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Detroit-based union spent years and millions of dollars trying to organize workers at the German-owned factory on the Tennessee-Georgia border, and lost decisively in an election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts speaks to a group of supporters at a rally in support of Kentucky democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Warren has been canvassing the country following a failed vote in the U.S. Senate that would have allowed some people to refinance their student loan debt to take advantage of lower interest rates.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Elizabeth Warren named 'Porker of the Year' by taxpayer watchdog

- The Washington Times

It may not play well in Peoria or anywhere else should she enter the White House race. Populist favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been named the 2014 Porker of the Year by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a frugal-minded watchdog group that monitors lawmakers, offices and agencies. The Massachusetts Democrat won the title over six other nominees in a public poll, with 34 percent of the vote.