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President Barack Obama, left, points to Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., center, and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., right, after signing the Dodd Frank-Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in a ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: Economic strangulation with red tape

President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America’s gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data. We’re outclassed not only by Brazil, China and India, but by Mali, Guatemala, Swaziland and Vanuatu.

James E. Ferguson, Texas Governor 1915-1917

The other indicted governor of Texas

Whatever the final outcome of the seemingly politically based indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, it should be noted that the media’s references to his being the first Texas chief executive to be charged in nearly a century fails to provide the necessary historical background for the comparison.

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Random observations for summer 2014

One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. For Republicans, though, we have to guess.

A dead youth and a wounded community

The languorous dog days of August were shattered by the recent tragic shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, United Airlines Flight 175 collides into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York as smoke billows from the north tower. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)

An ominous post-9/11 warning

Two recent interviews have been the topic of lively debate within the so-called “foreign-policy community.”

Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg could learn a thing or two from the biblical story about an Israelite soldier named David, who went up against Goliath, a giant of a man and a powerful foe.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, assigned protest oversight to Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, left, after violent protests erupted following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The wrong way to restore peace in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, called out the National Guard on Monday to restore order to the streets of Ferguson. Heavily armed soldiers will take the place of even more heavily armed police officers who had been assigned to prevent looting as the mobs gathered to riot.

Travis County Special prosecutor Michael McCrum announced that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury in Austin, Texas on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.  Gov. Rick Perry, 63, was charged with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

The ‘case’ against Rick Perry

Prosecutors in Texas could have done the nation a service with the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. The indictment of him is so transparent as vindictive prosecution that it will surely topple by its own weight, and beyond that, it could focus needed light on the urgent need for prosecutorial reform.

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Lily Goldberg, 13, center, holds a United States flag during a rally in support of Israel in front of city hall in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the rally, criticizing an American "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Brad Loper) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGAZINES OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY

MANDEL AND SENTE: Israel is a strong investment for America

As the Treasurer of Ohio and a State Representative from Illinois, we write today to communicate why Israel Bonds are a strong investment for state governments. While one of us is a Republican and the other a Democrat, we find responsible investment and stewardship of tax dollars to be a non-partisan issue.

al Qaeda inspired militants stand with captured Iraqi Army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The fighting at Beiji comes as Iraq has asked the U.S. for airstrikes targeting the militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. While U.S. President Barack Obama has not fully ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes, such action is not imminent in part because intelligence agencies have been unable to identify clear targets on the ground, officials said.(AP Photo)

Civilization versus barbarism

Recently, Pope Francis declared that "the persecution of Christians today is even greater than in the first centuries of the church, and there are more Christian martyrs today than in that era."

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, Neel Kashkari, right, who later won the Republican nomination for governor of California, talks with Kenneth Whitaker, 62, at Loaves and Fishes homeless shelter in Sacramento, Calif. In a July 31, 2014 opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Kashkari said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lower benefits, higher employment

Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor of California, just recounted in The Wall Street Journal his week on the streets of Fresno posing as a homeless man looking for work.

Coal Asteroid Attacks Earth Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Taking a crash course in defense of coal

The United Mine Workers of America is encouraging its members to speak out against the Obama administration's proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Illustration on the ACLU's championing of hedonistic beliefs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ACLU preying on America's better angels

For an organization that frequently goads government into advancing an atheistic viewpoint on everyone within reach, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) talks a good game about how wrong it is for some people to "impose their beliefs on others."

Illustration on the broken Senate by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

TURNER: The Senate Democrats and the obsolescence of Congress

Obsolete. This is what the United States Congress will be if the Democrats keep up their current modus operandi. Democrats cannot, or will not, see the forest for the trees as they relentlessly pursue their agenda for fundamental change. Democrats, especially the Senate Democrats under Majority Leader Harry Reid, are governing by omission, consequentially leaving their job to the executive authority of the president.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to gathered participants at the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

America likes tell-alls: 60 'best sellers' on the Clintons written since 1992

- The Washington Times

There are three books on the current New York Times top-10 bestseller list that that have something to do with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Those who seek to write a best seller - or even just a snappy paperback with a cool cover - might consider penning something on the Clintons, for better or worse. The numbers back this idea up.