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FILE - In this July 9, 2015 file photo, a Wall Street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks moved lower on the last day of the year as the market headed for a sluggish end to 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Who is best to reform Wall Street?

In order to reform the financial industry, the next President needs to understand what the fixes should be or risk an overreaction that makes the excesses worse.

Arrogant Iranian Actions Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Iranian arrogance

Iran’s recent capture of two U.S. Navy 47-foot Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) that were on a routine transit from Kuwait to Bahrain on January 12 is another example of the arrogance and contempt Iran holds for America and our political leadership.

Illustration on deporting persons who have overstayed their visas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A fresh approach to the immigration conundrum

Our broken immigration system has been bad for the country and a source of political division for well over a decade. Some want a so-called “comprehensive” solution to the crisis, but the prospects for it actually happening (let alone being a solution) are not good amid our divisions. It’s time to rise above the existing gridlock and build a national consensus based on national security.

Illustration on the costs of green energy by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Unearthing an all-of-the-above energy approach

Last month in his final State of the Union Address, President Obama abandoned his belief in an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy policy — one that blends the use of emerging and established energy resources for the American people and the American economy.

Crisis in Civic Education Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

College ignorance and the threat to liberty

Media outlets around the country have reported that 10 percent of college graduates think Judith Sheindlin — better known as TV’s “Judge Judy” — is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Behind this embarrassing yet hilarious finding is the fact that there is a serious crisis in American higher education.

Illustration on the West's failure to take Muslim culture seriously by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Islamist wears Dolce & Gabbana

In the “culture” section of the venerable Atlantic magazine last month, there was a news item I wouldn’t want you to miss: “The Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has just launched a line of hijabs (headscarves) and abayas (cloaks) in the label’s signature playful, theatrical aesthetic.”

Illustration on the need for a new U.S. military rifle by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama’s search for a ‘safe’ gun

Just after the Battle of Gettysburg, Christopher Spenser, inventor of a revolutionary repeating rifle, escorted Abraham Lincoln out to the East Lawn of the White House to do a bit of target shooting. Lincoln was so impressed that he ordered Gen. James Ripley, the Army’s chief of ordnance, to purchase tens of thousands of Spenser’s repeaters at once and issue them to soldiers.

Illustration on rape and Muslim cultural practices by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Arab rape game

Lobbing firecrackers into the crowd gathered in the square outside Cologne’s cathedral on New Year’s Eve, a thousand-strong violent flash mob of Middle Eastern and North African Muslim men then took their celebration to the next level, breaking into smaller groups and isolating German women to rob, grope, fondle and in two cases (so far), rape them.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama’s Holocaust remembrance

Chutzpah is one of those Yiddish words that defy exact definition. Merriam Webster lists synonyms like “audacity,” “nerve,” “cheek” and “gall.”

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Illustration on unity in protecting the unborn by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Two different crowds, one dream

Those of us who were part of the diverse and large congregation that filled the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on the Martin Luther King holiday Monday for the King Center's 48th annual Commemorative Service were not weary at the end of a service that lasted more than four and a half hours. On the contrary, we were energized, as I have been after each of these services that I've attended for over a decade.

President Barack Obama speaks as he visits UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

The Obama legacy

President Obama is determined to leave American relations with Israel, the nation's only reliable ally in the Middle East, in ruins as part of his legacy. He doesn't seem to understand that a president doesn't design his legacy. Reality takes care of that, and the legacy he will leave is well established already.

Managing Market Access Time Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why U.S. investors are better off today

Contrary to the views of Michael Lewis and other critics, America's equity markets are not "rigged." U.S. investors are actually much better off in today's high-speed automated marketplace than they were in the old, largely floor-based markets when the NYSE and NASDAQ operated as virtual monopolies.

Lax illegals policies unfair

The immigration issue may be delicate, but it is highly unfair that the government is not doing much about people who got visas and came here as visitors but decided on their own to simply stay ("Visa overstays swell ranks of illegals as 500,000 broke law in 2015," Web, Jan. 19).

Gulen Plan to Destroy America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When moderation masks a radical agenda

No one ever wants a Cosby moment, a moment when all of one's suspected bad deeds are exposed to the world. Fettulah Gulen, the undisputable leader of the Gulen Movement was recently provided such a Cosby Moment, compliments of the FBI.

A man climbs the border wall to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, on Sept. 11, 2008. (Associated Press) **FILE**

A step toward border order

Barack Obama is about to find out whether he's a power unto himself or merely a president. His immigration orders will be held up against the standard of the U.S. Constitution, tattered and oft-ignored as it may be.

'Gun-free zones' are safety-free

I was in total disbelief when I read recently that a student brought a loaded gun into Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville, Md. After all, how is this possible when Prince George's County Schools are 'gun-free zones'?

Illustration on hostages by Jon Krause/Tribune Content Agency

Dollars for hostages

Every American should be glad that American hostages have been freed by the tyrannical Iranian regime and are being reunited with family, friends and co-workers.

The Fetus as an Official Person Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The abiding abortion controversy

In one week during January 1973, President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated to his second term, former President Lyndon B. Johnson died, the United States and North Vietnam entered into the Paris Peace Accords, and the Supreme Court legalized abortion. Only the last of these events continues to affect and haunt the moral and constitutional order every minute of every day.

Illustration on the loud distractions of this year's presidential campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Drowned out by the roughhouse rhetoric

Donald Trump is the politician who most accurately reflects the rage and anger, the zeitgeist, of our time. You don't have to like him, want him to win, or even expect him to be the Republican nominee to see that he's perfected the roughhouse tone of the way we communicate politics.

Illustration on the continued influence of Obama after he leaves office by Alexander Hunter/the Washington Times

Obama's reluctant goodbye

Next year, President Obama leaves office, but don't expect him to leave America's political stage. Nothing in Mr. Obama's past or present suggests that his future has him forsaking the spotlight he loves. If he performs to form, his penchant for attention will have big implications for U.S. politics for some time.

Illustration on the March For Life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Fighting for the unborn with the March for Life

It has been more than four decades since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that unborn were of no account. Precious life created in the image of God was treated as but an inconvenience to be removed "on demand." A Constitution drafted by those who believed in life and liberty became a license to kill the most helpless and defenseless among us.

Illustration on the duplicity of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

'Irany,' Tehran's own brand of irony

The single greatest strategic challenge the United States faces in 2016 remains the Islamic Republic of Iran. Even though it released captive U.S. sailors, it remains a source of terror and sectarianism that keeps the region in a continuous and growing death spiral.

In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 photo, Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen raises her hand as she declares victory in the presidential election, in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, FIle)

Taiwan without apologies

Yen Chen-shen of Taiwan's National Chengchi University has the best take on his country's Jan. 17 election: "A Taiwan identity won."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the King Day at the Dome event celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Tests for the president's men (and women)

There are moments in history when the fate of nations lies at the mercy of the integrity of a single person. We're at such a moment now, and growing numbers of Americans are beginning to realize that. Hillary Clinton, who more than half of the people answering the pollsters say they do not think is honest and trustworthy, violated the rules by running her official business through a personal email server.

Shortsighted 'hatred month'

I would like to propose adding a few dedicated months to Portland Community College's "Whiteness History Month," 30 days in April devoted to criticizing white people ("Portland college declares April 'Whiteness History Month,'" Web, Jan. 18).