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GOP Talent Pool Fading Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The disappearing governors

The Iowa caucuses may have only muddied the waters in the presidential race, but they almost definitively decided one thing: the next president will not be a governor. That’s an amazing revelation because just one year ago all the smart money was betting that the next president would be a Republican governor.

Illustration on U.S. development of reusable rockets by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A dangerous partnership with Russia

It is with a terrible sense of deja vu that I find myself again warning American lawmakers about our reliance on Russian rocket engines to loft military satellites. For more than a decade, America’s workhorse rocket, the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V, has been powered with RD-180 engines imported from Russia.

Comparing Abortion to the Holocaust Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How abortion dehumanizes everyone

Over 50 years ago, Adolf Eichmann, the architect of Nazi Germany’s machinery of death, was executed by hanging after his 1961 conviction by an Israeli court.

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.”

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Leave God in schools

"Kicking God out of school" (Web, Jan. 10) tells the disturbing tale of the legal director of the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union calling on Glenview Elementary School in Haddon Heights, N.J., to stop saying "God bless America," in honor of first responders and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 25, 2016

What the economy needs now

Everyone's blaming the oil price collapse and China's sliding economy, for the rout of the stock market these first two weeks of 2016. That's part of the story, but there may also be a policy explanation for the bearish sell-off.

Career Intermission Program Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Soldiers on sabbatical in the private sector

While opening combat arms roles to female soldiers garnered the most publicity last month, minimal attention has been given to the Army's decision to grant talented soldiers an opportunity to take a brief "intermission" in their military service to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Forty Thieves'

Sardonic humor is rare in American mysteries. It is the kind of humor that creeps up on you and suddenly your reaction is a wry smile as you read the double-edged melodrama which abounds in Thomas Perry's work.

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.