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The Donald tries out for the team

- The Washington Times

Now even Donald Trump is taking himself seriously. He’s trying now to be colorful without being reckless, careful not to be rude when he doesn’t have to be, and playing less the showboat and more like someone trying out for the team.

Illustration on Hillary's redacted classified emails by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton redacted

It is clear by now that a large number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that she sent or received on her private computer system contained classified information.

Illustration critical of Saudi Arabia's human rights record by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Confronting Saudi repression

Of all Washington’s embarrassing friends, few are more troubling than the king of Saudi Arabia, who will meet President Obama on Friday.

Criticism of Azerbaijan by the United States Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Misrepresenting Azerbaijan

Over the last several years, the Republic of Azerbaijan, widely acknowledged and praised for its commitment and pursuit of religious tolerance, has become a target of harsh criticism by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIF).

Behind the Eight Ball Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Blaming white racism for violence

Last week, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward — both white — were murdered in cold blood on television by Vester Lee Flanigan, a black man.

Obama Legacy: Ex-patriots Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How expatriates are forging an Obama legacy

The State Department recently announced that a record number of Americans in 2014 gave up their citizenship and decided to live elsewhere. Last year’s figure of 3,415 was a 14 percent increase over the previous record, 2,999, in 2013.

Illustration on the National Zoo pandas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What the ‘Save the Pandas’ campaign reveals

For years, the National Zoo has come under fire, including in a blistering 2013 Congressional report over gross negligence, a scathing 2004 National Academy of Sciences report into animal deaths at the zoo and, somewhere in between, an investigation revealing that the zoo had disposed of some wild animals by sending them to a canned hunting outfit and to a petting zoo.

Laws Protecting Intellectual Property Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When comprehensive legislation is counterproductive

The announcement by the House Republican leadership that the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) will not be scheduled for a vote this summer has the bill’s supporters concerned but not yet alarmed.

Illustration on the one percent and the American dream by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The American Dream lives

The American Dream couldn’t be more alive but there are those promoting class warfare who are certainly trying to kill it off. A recent Gallup poll (May 2015) shows that 63 percent of those polled feel that wealth and money should be more evenly distributed in America.

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This undated photo made available by Iberdrola Renewables LLC shows wind turbines on a corn and soybean farm in Trimont, Minn. The company will be building a similar commercial-scale wind energy farm near the coast community of Elizabeth City, N.C. (Iberdrola Renewables LLC via AP)

Obama's new clean energy giveaway

If Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would have turned to whoever was with him as President Obama finished his latest speech on climate change and "clean" energy and said, "Well, there he goes again."

End for Hillary?

Many of us on the far-right end of the dial have taken up chortling and raucous merriment in response to Hillary Clinton's plunging poll numbers, rising disapproval ratings and generally dismal summer ("Donald Trump gains ground as support for Hillary Clinton slips," Web, Aug. 19).

Do Americans still agree with "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses," as engraved on the Statue of Liberty? (National park Service)

Anchor babies and an adult dilemma

There's nothing new about anchor babies. Only the nomenclature has changed. With hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens pouring across the border over the past decades, many of them are looking for an anchor to keep them in place in the new world. A 6-pound baby might do it.

The Whig's 1836 Candidates Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Will 2016 reprise 1836?

With a crowd of candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, it brings to mind the election of 1836.

Advertising outreach for a new ammunition line meant to down invasive lightweight drones. (Snake River Shooting Products)

'Prepare for Drone Apocalypse': New ammo meant to protect privacy-- and down drones

- The Washington Times

Now ready for citizens concerned their privacy is at stake in an increasing drone-friendly culture: Snake River Shooting Products has just introduced Drone Munition shot shell based defense rounds. "Prepare for the Drone Apocalypse, the Idaho-based company warns in its first ad for the new product, which they describe as a "12 gauge 3-inch shot shell solution aimed at defending against drone-based privacy concerns and terror."

The real war on women

It must be admitted. There is a war on women. The Democrats have been screaming about this for years, and they should know. Because the war is their war on women all across the socioeconomic spectrum.

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'Why I can't get a mortgage'

Last month I bought a house in Potomac, Md., a trade up on my current home, and was shocked to learn in the ensuing weeks that I couldn't get a mortgage loan.

FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday. Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are expected to attend Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday party Saturday, Aug. 15, on the swanky Massachusetts island famous as a gathering spot for prominent Democratic figures.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The administration meets reality

The markets and American technology are turning the Obama administration's original energy policies around by 180 degrees. There's still a lot to do, particularly by Congress, so long besotted with subsidies for certain powerful lobbies. But prospects are bullish.

Climate Change Scam Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Deceptive temperature record claims

The U.S. government is at it again, hyping meaningless records in a parameter that does not exist in order to frighten us about something that doesn't matter.

Democrats seek vote replacements

Democrats need black citizens as "customers" and a source of baby body parts for the abortion industry. They also need black men and women as voters, since 90-plus percent of black votes go to Democrats.

Illustration on disputed territorial claims between the ROC and Japan over the Daioyutai islands by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Diaoyutai Islands: ROC territory

On July 23, former Republic of China (ROC) President Lee Teng-hui, during a visit to Japan, publicly stated that "the Diaoyutai Islands belong to Japan, and are not Taiwanese territory." This statement contravenes historical facts, the ROC Constitution, and international law.

GOP is party of 'we can't'

Talk about the GOP feeding its voters a cow chip. That's what it felt like when we were told recently that if the Republican Party got the Senate back, things could happen to curtail a runaway administration. Well, what has happened so far is a whole bunch of nothing.

Teachers hardly overpaid

Isn't there something wrong with a Harvard professor cooking up surveys with questionable methodology in order to get in a kick at public-school teachers' pay rates ("Teachers and schools are funded at a higher rate than most people know," Web, Aug. 13)?