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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gives the keynote speech at the Snake River Adjudication celebration dinner at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, August 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Why gays ‘can’t get no satisfaction’

- The Washington Times

You might think the gays, the liberals and the mellowed-out folks who groove on kittens and little living things would be content to lie in a patch of sunlight in the corner and purr together.

Illustration on connections between Rolling Stone's reporter and the Departmwent of Education in the UVA "rape" case by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Education Department’s Rolling Stone reckoning

When one journalist (Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller) made a Freedom of Information Act request of the U.S. Department of Education about possible involvement of federal officials in the now-discredited Rolling Stone story, “A Rape on Campus,” the department sent him a box with a CD in it.

Illustration on Iran's "North Korean strategy" for developing nuclear weapons by Linas Garsys

It’s North Korea, all over again

We’ve seen this before. President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal looks increasingly like the disastrous deal the United States struck with the regime in North Korea. In 1994, the U.S. government signed a nuclear deal with North Korea that, according to then-President Clinton, would “make the United States, the Korean Peninsula and the world safer.” The agreement, we were told, did “not rely on trust,” but instead would involve a verification program that would stop the North Koreans from ever acquiring a nuclear bomb. Sound familiar?

Illustration on the value of the U.S. Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

‘We the People’

“We the People.” We’ve heard that phrase so often it’s easy to overlook its significance. But as we mark our nation’s birthday, we should take a moment to ask ourselves: What is the role of the people?

The Washington Times. (Note: Ex-Im Bank does not directly finance military exports.)

Shut down the Export-Import Bank

Closing down the Ex-Im Bank is an important first step in the battle against the unhealthy marriage between the government and corporate America.

Hillary Clinton spins her wheels

You don’t need to be in New York City to notice the Hillary Clown Car is rolling along at full speed. It would, however, be dangerous to underestimate Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ likely nominee for the 2016 presidential contest, but as I’ve noted several times on Fox News, we are reminded time and again how this woman lost to an unknown, inexperienced lawyer from Chicago in 2008.

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 29, 2015

Good roads shouldn’t cost more money

It’s summertime, and that means millions of Americans cramming in their minivans and crisscrossing around the country on family vacation. But how safe are the roads, and will they be backed up for miles of gridlock?

Illustration on medicinal marijuana by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

The curative side of cannabis

Imagine the following scenario: You have a son or daughter who suffers from epilepsy. Seizures wrack your child’s body every day. Some days, he or she endures a dozen or more seizures. The condition prevents your child from going to school, from eating normally, from having friends. It also exacts a toll on you and your family. You cannot leave your child alone for any extended period of time, and certain activities, such as sports games, road trips or visits to the movie theater, are off limits.

Iran Terror Curriculum Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What Tehran teaches its kids

For clues to Iran’s long-range strategy, study what the regime consistently teaches its students about war, peace, jihad and the goals of revolution, says an Israeli scholar in Jerusalem. In the “game of thrones” in the Middle East, a thorough study of what is taught in the K-12 curriculum of Iran may tell us more than whispers heard in the ayatollah’s court.

Major retailers, including Amazon, Sears, eBay, Etsy and Wal-Mart, are halting sales of the Confederate flag and other such related merchandise. (Associated Press)

Ethnic cleansing of the American South

- The Washington Times

The South is the new China. Southerners, like the Chinese, revere the past, worship their ancestors (and their flags), and eat a lot of rice. William Faulkner observed that the past is not dead, because it is not even past.

Illustration on the fiscal wisdom of Federal prison system reform by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How to fix the federal prison system

Of all the hot-button issues that divided conservatives and liberals over the past generation, few sparked more heated debate than crime and punishment.

Computer Hack Dragon Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The high cost of cyber-espionage

On June 4, the media reported that for the second time in a year, the Office of Personnel Management’s computer network was the target of a successful penetration by the People’s Republic of China. It now appears that OPM was aware of the cyber-espionage attack for more than a year without remedying its vulnerability.

Illustration on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The United Nations’ 70-year struggle

Seventy years ago on Friday, 50 nations signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco. It was a document years in the making, thanks mostly to the efforts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who, unfortunately, passed away a couple months before the historic event. FDR gave the organization not only its name but its mandate, namely, to stop aggressive military actions in and against nations “before they got started.” The U.N. document mirrored not only an American setting but even a similarity to the United States Constitution, with a Preamble that read: “We, the Peoples of the United Nations Determined.” And New York City was to be its headquarters.

President Obama's proposal aims to narrow a loophole that the president has long said is exploited by some employers to avoid paying overtime. (Associated Press)

Obama’s contracting economy

You’d think it would be big news when the economy is shrinking, demand for durable, big-ticket manufactured goods is plunging and wages are virtually flat.

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South China Sea map to accompany Lyons article of June 15, 2015

Checking China's military build-up in the South China Sea

China intends to ignore the Obama administration's demand that it halt its military base-building in the South China Sea. It is time for Washington to face a new reality: Either it leads the way to a new "armed peace" in this region, or China will soon commence a war for domination.

An artistic interpretation of King John's signing the Magna Carta before English barons at Runnymede in 1215

Magna Carta's first 800 years

In interpreting the law, context is everything and it is nothing. Today is the 800th anniversary of the most famous law in the English-speaking world, known as Magna Carta (Latin for 'Great Charter').

Treaty Withdrawals Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Solving the crisis in U.S.-Russia relations

It is unrealistic at the moment to expect a speedy improvement of U.S.-Russia relations. This is regrettable, but it is a fact: The relations between the two countries today may be even worse than during Soviet times -- a really disturbing development.

Illustration on growing government's constricting effects on the economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When government bursts its restraints

America has reversed direction from its origin of limited government and unlimited economy. Today, America is increasingly defined by an expanding government and a retreating economy. The question now is: When we will recognize this reversal?

Recalling the Roaring Twenties

Pick a year, any year, and it will likely contain a goodly number of eventful happenings. If that year ends in zero, that likelihood increases, not least because it is the start of the decade.

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 15, 2015

The young and investment-less

Recent polling shows a big majority of Americans think it will be more difficult for this generation of millennials to achieve the American Dream of climbing the economic ladder.

Shafts of sunlight filter though clouds onto the mountains in Coroico, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, where nuns of the Order of Saint Clare amass hostias in preparation for the July visit of Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A romance of age

The power of love to enhance even a diminished life.

FILE - In this April 2, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington about the breakthrough in the Iranian nuclear talks. The Obama administration will almost certainly have to backtrack on a promise to suspend only nuclear-related economic sanctions against Iran as part of an emerging nuclear deal, as it wends its way through a briar patch of interwoven economic penalties against the Islamic Republic, officials and others involved in the process tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Dimming prospects for affordable energy

Coal will face a rocky future if President Obama has his way. The black stuff that has powered the world for eons is not "green," and that is all that matters for the "progressive" masterminds of the 21st century. They favor more ethereal forms of energy from Mother Nature's bounty like the sunshine and breezes that accompany a perfect day. But for the billions of human beings around the world who live hand to mouth and the 14.5 percent of Americans existing below the poverty line, the anti-coal campaign promises to make energy more expensive. Dimming humanity's hopes is not the path to a brighter future.

Scaffolding continues to go up on the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Civility and the requirements of good sense

President Obama has crossed another red line, and not one so easily erased as those smudged out by his lethargy and timidity in the Middle East. American representative government and its more important but allusive essence, democracy, have been protected in many ways over two centuries of American history. There is, of course, the written Constitution, which sets out the basic requirements of government.

Old Glory

Flag Day and patriotic piety

Sunday is Flag Day, a time for Americans to show their respect for this stirring symbol adopted by the Continental Congress during the midst of the Revolutionary War. Respect, of course, is most readily observed through flying Old Glory, but Flag Day also brings to mind the rhetorical commitment that is embodied in the Pledge of Allegiance, first proclaimed by President Benjamin Harrison and used by public schools in Columbus Day observances in 1892. Then in 1942, the Pledge was officially adopted by a joint resolution of Congress.

Illustration on the negative effects of raising the minimum wage by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A looming European-style jobs wasteland

Former gang members in Los Angeles can get paid to remove tattoos, work at cafes, and do other odd jobs at a nonprofit company called Homeboy Industries, which tries to transition ex-cons back into the workforce. In Europe, similar transitional work charities exist for a less marginalized group -- the long-term unemployed.

Paul Ryan      Associated Press photo

A bipartisan betrayal of trust

- The Washington Times

The civility chorus may at last be getting what it wants, a shutdown of debate in the name of piety and good manners. Honest debate frightens the chorus, whose sopranos and tenors forget that debate, sometimes gentle and sometimes loud and robust, is what Congress is meant to be about.

Howling for a Good Job Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Jobs boom bust

All of the euphoric stories you've read lately about the surging job market should include one of these cautionary notes: "This report omits all negative data," or "read down to the very bottom where we've buried the bad stuff."

It's all about the Clintons

Is anyone really surprised that the Clinton Foundation is a slush fund that gives favors to the highest donors ('Favors to foundation stretch back to Clinton's Senate days,' Web, June 10)?

Good presidents don't wait

Jimmy Carter is smiling and Warren Harding is rolling over in his grave as neither is any longer in competition as America's worst-ever president. That distinction now goes solely to Barack Obama.

Tales of England and its people

Volumes of short stories frequently share the title of one of the tales in the collection. Often the first story is dignified in this way, and often that's because it announces a theme or topic that runs throughout the volume.

Illustration on the potentialities of a strong president on world affairs by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Tough talk is no substitute for a big stick

Establishment Republican candidates for president, backed by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and former Vice President Richard Cheney want to restore the Bush administration's foreign policy: raising the Pentagon budget and adopting a more aggressive stance around the world. Regardless of who is president, tough talk, military spending and more Americans in harm's way cannot stop China from overawing the Western Pacific, Russia from bending Eastern Europe to its will, or Islamists from beheading Americans.

Illustration on the 2015 European games in Baku by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A sporting moment for Azerbaijan

This month the attention of the world's athletic community is on Azerbaijan as my hometown of Baku is hosting the inaugural European Games. In just over two years, Azerbaijan has successfully completed preparations for this historic, first-of-its-kind event for Europe and the biggest one in the nation's history.