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It’s time to let Norwegian Air International fly here

Throughout the course of history, open competition has driven commercial organizations to innovate new products, services and technologies that give consumers greater choices for better products at greater value.

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Economists agree with Yellen that the economy and job market still need ultra-low interest rates to support growth. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists shows that most also fear that the Fed will wait too long before raising rates, perhaps triggering high inflation or financial asset bubbles.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Economic numbers that hide the gloom

A bunch of economic numbers from the government this week, which should be taken with a large grain of salt, are expected to show the economy has been doing much better in the past three months.

Target Holder Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Holder’s police-shooting hypocrisy

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is enjoying a tidal wave of laudatory press coverage for his activism on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and subsequent protests.

Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ferguson facts versus visions

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.

Obama’s wrong choices on Israel

With Hamas’ decision to break the latest cease-fire, now is the time to examine the missed opportunity from our battle with Hamas.

Sen. Rand Paul said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's war record is likely to give independents and even some Democrats pause at the thought of supporting her in 2016.

No naps for the war-weary

- The Washington Times

It’s a little early for the candidates of ‘16 to start calling each other names, but they’re loosening tongues, limbering voices and auditioning invective, anyway.

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NATO and Afghan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy moving through Afghanistan's capital Sunday, killing several civilians and wounding more than 35 in an assault claimed by the Taliban, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

SHANSAB: Don't abandon Afghanistan yet

The killing of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Green by an Afghan soldier is a tragic reminder that all is not well in Afghanistan. Since the fall of the Taliban in November 2001, Afghanistan never had a chance to become a functioning state. The power of the warlords was never challenged. Institutions remained weak and ineffective. Elections were phony. The government was infested with corruption and nepotism.

BOOK REVIEW: 'How Paris Became Paris'

Far more than a great line from a great movie, "We'll always have Paris" captures what this magical city means to its visitors, especially those romantically inclined.

AP10ThingsToSee - A Palestinian youth wraps a bandolier of spent bullets leftover by the Israeli army, next to his destroyed home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

MANDEL: The big lie of Gaza

As a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is hammered out, much talk is heard about aid packages for Gaza, as though none previously existed.

Comedian and actor Joe Piscopo throws out a ceremonial first pitch before an opening day baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Joe Piscopo's confessions of a disillusioned Democrat

I'm a Democrat. I've been a Democrat my entire life. I used to utter those two sentences with pride and would shout them from the highest rooftops. Now, I'm almost embarrassed to say those words.

Illustration on TSA abuses by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A cure for the common queue at the airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is legendary for not giving a hoot about the convenience or dignity of travelers who must pass through its airport gantlets.

Hillary Testifies about Benghazi Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary's distinction without a difference

We haven't heard the last of Hillary Clinton's attempts to separate herself — and her expected presidential candidacy — from President Obama's policies.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak together sitting at a picnic table April 9, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

EDITORIAL: Hillary embraces Obama — at arm's length

The guests at Ann Jordan's 80th birthday party hadn't felt such exquisite anticipation, when Hillary Clinton arrived to join guests including President Obama, since the junior-high sock hop, where the boys sheepishly congregated on one side of the gym and the girls on the other, everyone waiting for someone to break the ice.