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Illustration positing the possible national security actions of the presidential candidates by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

National security reforms for the next president

“National security” is a highfalutin phrase for a problem that can be stated quite simply: We have enemies. What do we do about them? Since this is a matter of life and death, it’s worth asking: What national security policies can we expect the next commander in chief to implement?

Illustration on why union members should support Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why union workers should vote Republican

Unionized workers should get behind Donald Trump. Leaders of organized labor will see things differently, and that’s a tragedy for their members.

Illustration on Poland's resistance to EU dissemination of Syrian refugees by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bill Clinton’s affront to Poland

During a recent New Jersey campaign stop in support of his wife’s presidential bid, former President Bill Clinton suggested the people of Poland had decided democracy is too much trouble, and Poles want a Putin-type authoritarian leadership. His comments generated an immediate reaction from Poland’s government and the U.S.-based organization that represents about 10 million Polish-Americans.

Historian Craig Shirley tells Inside the Beltway that "President Reagan would have done everything Barack Obama is not doing" if he had been the president to take on the Islamic State. (Ronald Reagan Foundation & Presidential Library)

Drawing a conservative road map

Donald Trump is not Ronald Reagan, for whom we each worked and ardently supported because of his consistent, thoughtful, effective and eloquent conservatism. But Donald Trump is his own success story, and an American patriot committed to making America great again.

A Fix for Immigration Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing the immigration standoff

By and large, liberals favor amnesty for undocumented immigrants, followed by some kind of path, mostly undefined, to citizenship. Conservatives do not believe in rewarding crime — no amnesty, no citizenship — and favor deportation, where possible, or some form of punishment.

Illustration on Taiwan's efforts to fight disease by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

A partner in global health security

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate released on April 21, 2004, a total of 774 lives were claimed in the SARS outbreak in 2003. Far beyond the nations where it claimed the most victims, SARS traumatized the world with vast economic disruptions, deeply impacting international trade and travel that year, and in the nervous months that followed.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Eugene, Ore., on May 6, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Negotiating the negatives

The 2016 election may go down in U.S. political history as a time when a majority of voters disliked both of their major party choices for president. Indeed, it’s hard to remember in the modern polling era when so many Americans have disapproved of even their own party’s presumptive nominees.

President Obama in Hanoi. (Associated Press)

Turning President Obama loose in Asia

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama hasn’t learned much in his seven years (and counting) in the White House, but he might have learned a little. He bowed to his Vietnamese hosts on arrival in Hanoi, but it wasn’t the infamous back-breaking 180-degree bow he gave to the despots of the Islamic world in Cairo.

Illustration on Reagan's policy impact on the Clinton economic "boom" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How Reaganomics saved Bill Clinton’s presidency

Should Republicans discard Ronald Reagan as a relevant political figure for today? Columnist Jonah Goldberg speaks for many conservative strategists when he writes: “Ronald Reagan is dead and he’s not coming back.” He was fine for his time, a great president, says Mr. Goldberg, but we have different problems today and shouldn’t keep invoking the Gipper when searching for presidents.

In this May 20, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention, in Louisville, Ky. Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: Bring it on. As Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination seems all-but-assured, friends, aides and supporters describe a candidate who is not only prepared to tune out Trump's increasingly direct attacks on her husband's personal indiscretions but believes they will eventually benefit her presidential aspirations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Why Trump’s temporary Muslim ban is necessary

Gen. David Petraeus is now auditioning to become Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. There’s really no other way to interpret his recent column in The Washington Post, slamming Donald Trump for proposing a temporary ban on Muslim immigration.

Ravages of Heroin Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The other consequence of broken borders

“Lobos” has made another bust. Back in December, the K-9 dog Lobos and his human partner, Fayette County Texas Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Randy Thumann, made a routine stop on Interstate 10 and Lobos’ super nose turned up $4 million in liquid methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle of two Mexican nationals.

Liberal Doublespeak Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Democratic doublespeak on minimum wage

Last week, the White House accepted a rare, bipartisan bill that addresses Puerto Rico’s dire fiscal condition. The territory is currently $70 billion in debt and has another $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. The bill would create a board to help restructure the territory’s debt obligations.

Illustration on Democrat misdirection on their record with women by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Real facts about the Democrats’ war on women

Why is the Clinton campaign obsessed about spinning what Donald Trump says about women? It’s because they’re desperate to have you not notice the damage President Obama and the Democratic Party are actually inflicting on women’s lives.

Illustration contrasting the European and American approaches to air travel security by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lessons in the wake of EgyptAir

Thousands of missed flights. Mile-long waiting lines at airports. Then just when Americans are ready to scream over passenger screening delays, another aircraft goes down in the Middle East, hammering home the difficulty of balancing airline accessibility with security.

In this May 16, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waits to speak at a get out the vote event at La Gala in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary’s enablers on the right

Is there anything more laughable than all the former members of the George W. Bush brain trust torching conservatives for getting behind Donald Trump? The stale complaint is that conservatives are tossing overboard their “core principles” when they get behind the fairly elected Republican nominee.

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Illustration on GOP unity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A meeting born of necessity

- The Washington Times

The two Republican leaders meeting Thursday with Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus to see if they can bury their differences and march side by side into this fall's crucial campaign come together looking for very different things. Donald Trump is all about the transaction, the negotiation and, ultimately, the deal.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, listens to a question at a gathering with medical personnel at Cooper Hospital, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A perfect legal storm

The bad legal news for Hillary Clinton continued to cascade upon her presidential hopes during the past week in what has amounted to a perfect storm of legal misery. Here is what happened.

A sticker that reads "Keep Locker Rooms Safe" is worn by a person supporting a bill that would eliminate Washington's new rule allowing transgender people use gender-segregated bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings consistent with their gender identity, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on Jan. 27, 2016. In clashes over transgender students and which restrooms and locker rooms they should use, the U.S. Department of Education has warned public schools that a sex discrimination law makes it illegal to deny them access to the facilities of their choice. (Associated Press) **FILE**

North Carolina fights back in the restroom

Standing on principle, not to mention common sense, is so rare these days that when someone does it he makes headlines. That's because you can quickly be labeled a "bigot" if you oppose a lot of the sludge dumped on us by the secular left, and few can withstand the onslaught.

Pro-life demonstrators turned out en masse at the Supreme Court on Thursday for the annual March for Life rally to protest the landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. (Associated Press)

One week, three events, two views of human existence

During the month of April, Washington had a graphic picture painted for all of us of what years ago Saint John Paul II called the difference between a culture of death and a civilization of love and life.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Romanovs 1613-1918'

Everyone knows of the ruling Romanovs of Russia, if only through the last of them -- Nicholas II and Alexandra. In 1918 they and their four daughters and hemophiliac son were executed in the basement of a modest house in Yekaterinburg.

The Debt Bomb Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Missing a chance to walk the walk toward fiscal discipline

Conservatives are supposed to stand for fiscal discipline, balanced budgets and reducing government waste. Yet House leadership is currently whipping votes for a bad budget deal that was negotiated behind closed doors by party leaders and that blows through the budget caps.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP 'in crisis' narrative may be dead wrong

- The Washington Times

It's possible the Republican Party isn't as fractured as the media headlines want you to believe, that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump really do want the same thing -- unity -- and are willing to work with each other in order to achieve it.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Salem, Ore.  (Danielle Peterson/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Sanders gives fuel to Trump's criticisms against Clinton

- The Washington Times

After winning the West Virginia Democratic primary last night, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders said: "We have now won primaries and caucus in 19 states. Let me be as clear as I can be, we are in this campaign to win the Democratic nomination."

Transgenderism may be mental

The Oregon Department of Education presented its policy interpretation allowing men to enter women's restrooms and lockers rooms based on current gender feelings ("Oregon lays out guidelines for transgender students," Web, May 6). This asymmetrical approach results in a random walk through reflective life.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to journalists before a meeting with French Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Paris, Monday, May 9, 2016. Kerry has arrived in Paris for talks on the conflict in Syria. Representatives of Britain, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey and the EU have also been invited in Paris Monday for a meeting in the presence of the Riad Hijab, head of the Western-backed Syrian opposition coalition, in an effort to relaunch the Syrian peace process.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

John Kerry's world without borders

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall," wrote poet Robert Frost in a meditation on the competing needs of security and freedom. Borders and boundaries disappear as Planet Earth becomes a smooth blue orb with continents divided only by the seas in the view from space, suggesting that man is one happy family.

In this April 27, 2016, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., gives a speech at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik File)

The Trump-Ryan summit

That should be quite a session Thursday when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan sit down together to see what they have together to take the fight to the Clintons. Both men should be on their best behavior, which could be difficult for both of them, each man having said rough things about the other.

Obama's press lackeys

Again the Washington press corps has proven that it is nothing more than a shill for the Democratic Party, and for President Obama in particular. Last week Mr. Obama held a press conference at which he took credit for a mythical growing and dynamic economy. He then took questions, and his lackeys in the media bombarded him with their dazzling display of pointed queries on his remarks.

Illustration of Ben Rhodes by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama's 'boy wonder'

Among the most serious charges that President Obama and his supporters have leveled against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney: They "cherry-picked intelligence." The phrase suggests that, while in office, they sorted through the information provided by America's spy agencies, selecting the tidbits that supported their policies while discarding anything that might cast doubts on their conclusions.

The Perfect Storm to Break up the European Union Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A perfect storm breaking over Europe

Is this the end of an era for Europe? A combustible mix of events and circumstances now taking shape could spell the end of Europe as we know it.

GMO Label Nightmare Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

GMO labeling nightmare

Congress is scrambling to resolve the contentious issue of labeling genetically modified (GMO) food.

Illustration on Hillary's crumbling legal situation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A conservative crack-up, or Hillary's?

Last week the exigent news story was all about the conservative crack-up, which pleased me. I wrote a book titled "The Conservative Crack-Up" many moons ago, though I had a lot more facts in my book than you will find in all the news reports that appeared last week. Moreover, my crack-up had a happier ending for conservatives than the crack-up predicted last week for contemporary conservatives.