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Illustration on U.S. China relations by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Russia and China, masters of mischief

The international security meeting in Paris on Monday showcased a world in fear of the growing threat that the Islamic State poses to the global order.

A large American Flag is unfurled on the Pentagon a day before the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, September 10, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

CROCKER: What Patton would think of America 2014

If you took a doughboy of the Great War – say, Gen. George S. Patton – and dropped him in America today, what would he think of the country he fought to defend?

David Brock, a former critic and later defender of Bill and Hillary Clinton, will head the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics. (associated press)

CREW cut: Washington’s ‘watchdog’ hypocrisy

“Read my lips, no new taxes.” “I did not have sex with that woman … .” “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Saying one thing and doing another — it’s the way of Washington.

Adrian Peterson     Associated Press photo

Lessons from the Adrian Peterson case

I’m not a football fan, but everybody is having to watch a brilliant star being taken down and buried in a pile-up — his career jeopardized, his reputation in ruins.

Illustration on Americans' irritation with Obama by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

Adding up the damage to America

Here are the dreary details on what’s been happening in our nation’s capital this week, but be forewarned: It isn’t a pretty picture.

Illustration on faulty global warming science by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Boycotting the U.N. climate summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sensibly declined to attend yet another climate summit — this time called by Ban Ki-moon for Tuesday in New York under the auspices of the United Nations.

Illustration on potential deadly effects of media language misuse by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

It’s not execution, but murder

News media conflation of murder with execution has become deadly — to journalistic standards of accuracy.

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP shows a view of the horizontal framing of the Eisenhower Memorial looking toward the Capitol.Image. Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. On Thursday, Gehry's team will propose eliminating metal tapestries on the sides of the memorial square, along with some columns. The designers are trying to win approval from the National Capital Planning Commission. The federal panel voted to reject a previous design in April. (AP Photo/ Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. (AP Photo/Gehry Partners, LLP)

Memorial to waste

The long-running debacle over the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a textbook case of corruption.

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A MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, is piloted by Col. Lex Turner during a mission over southern Afghanistan. (USAF via Associated Press)

Other nations back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, oppose taking part themselves

- The Washington Times

Well, at least it's a sign that American air power, know how and guts still has respect and approval overseas. A new YouGov survey finds that majorities of European allies of the U.S. are just fine with air strikes on Iraq - as long as it's the U.S. that is doing the striking. Reactions to the findings ranged from annoyance to sarcasm.

Illustration on Obama's goals to diminish the United States on the world stage by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Is Obama a success or failure?

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the terrorists of the Islamic State in the Middle East may be mistaken.

Welcome, Kurdistan

Before welcoming the emerging state of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, I confess to having opposed its independence in the past.

Thirteen years after 9/11

Do not call what happened 13 years ago this week a tragedy. It was a terrorist atrocity, an act of war and a war crime. These are very different.

USDA Hunger Data Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The 'food insecurity' hoax

According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, American households suffer far more "food insecurity" than do families in Angola, Mozambique and Pakistan.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McDonnell conviction was deserved

In determining who would be his running mate in 2012, Mitt Romney gave serious consideration to then-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. In light of McDonnell's conviction for multiple counts of corruption, it is chilling to recognize that had things turned out differently our vice president might have been this tainted man.

It's election time, which means President Obama's speech material includes references to God and jobs. (Associated press)

'It's (still) the economy, stupid'

Alarmingly weak job creation, which has been the shameful hallmark of the Obama economy, went from bad to worse last month.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me'

Although Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucinda Franks was born long before the term "too much information" became a cliche, this autobiographical hurtle through her life and marriage shows her to be a veritable personification of the phenomenon.

A pre-K classroom is pictured at the new Plaza Towers elementary school, complete with a separate bathroom, in Moore, Okla., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Plaza Towers Elementary School was destroyed by an EF5 tornado on May 20, 2013, killing seven students. The four rooms in this quad and the hallway are a FEMA-approved safe area. The old Plaza Towers did not have a safe room. The new rooms can be used as safe rooms for severe weather or other lockdown situtaitons. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The cost to educate young illegal immigrants over $761 million - a bill for all 50 states

- The Washington Times

The complexities of illegal immigration continue. One new estimate places the annual cost for state governments to educate unaccompanied minor immigrants at $761,405,907 a year, this according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a non-profit interest group which based its findings on federal data. Tax-payer funded classes conducted in Spanish or indigenous languages, plus free school meals contribute to the cost.