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Illustration on the stagnation of the Democrat party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The late, great Democratic Party

This week the Democrats officially coronate the battered Hillary Clinton as the torch bearer for the party. She has slouched to the finish line. She is tired and the country is tired of her. Sorry, Democrats, no do-overs. You’re stuck with her.

EPA Smog Test on Humans Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The EPA’s secret whitewash

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to use the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to cover-up the agency’s illegal science experiments on humans.

No Troops to Poland Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama must not send troops to Poland

This month, the Obama administration announced it would send 1,000 troops to Poland on a regular rotation as part of ongoing efforts to shore up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) Eastern flank. These American troops, said President Obama, will “serve shoulder to shoulder with Polish soldiers” to help out one of our country’s “most committed and important allies.”

Sheldon Adelson. (Associated Press)

Now it’s time to pay for the fun

- The Washington Times

Money is not the mother’s milk of politics, as the bundler’s cliche goes, but homemade vanilla ice cream, rich and creamy. Donald Trump hasn’t been getting any. Not much and not lately, anyway.

Saudi Handgun Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The myth of Saudi support for terrorism

Last Friday, the infamous “28 pages” from the 2002 Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks were declassified. For years, this final section of the report was kept from the public, which led some to believe that it contained evidence that the Saudi Arabian government was behind the attacks, either indirectly by financing al Qaeda or directly by providing support to the actual terrorists on the planes.

Illustration of Ted Cruz as Brutus by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ted Cruz writes a political suicide note

- The Washington Times

Cleveland — As Charles Krauthammer put it, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wrote “the longest suicide note in U.S. History,” and it was a disjointed, contradictory one that revealed a deeply conflicted and narcissistic man. A principled stand for the party and country? Hardly.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the Foreign Office in London, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)

The nightmarish results of Muslim outreach

When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the United States liked in the Middle East. Then terrorism would decrease.

Iran Missile Factory Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama’s Iran delusions

July 14 was the first anniversary of President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Because the agreement renders our intelligence community deaf and blind to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the new report from a German intelligence agency that Iran is violating the deal comes as no surprise.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly in Washington, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Apple polishing on the stump

Hillary Clinton took pandering to a new level when she addressed delegates to the National Education Association’s (NEA) convention on July 5.

Illustration on the loss of fighting spirit in the U.S. armed forces by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

‘Don’t give up the ship’

The recent release of the investigative report on the “surrender” of two U.S. Navy heavily armed, 48-foot Riverine Coastal Patrol Boats in the North Arabian Sea on Jan. 12 to slightly smaller, armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy center-console fishing-type boats was more than an embarrassment for the Navy.

Illustration on Trump's acceptance speech by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The speech Donald Trump should give tonight to win it all

- The Washington Times

Tonight in Cleveland, Donald Trump will accept the Republican nomination for president of the United States. His ascent is the most astonishing political story of our lifetimes, and he achieved it with breathtaking fearlessness, cleverness, wit and smarts. Most importantly, he had from the start an extraordinary sixth sense of the anger, betrayal and anxiety roiling voters and driving their desire to smash the existing order.

Erdogan and the Brotherhood Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The jihadis in France, the Islamists in Turkey

Streets ran red with blood in both France and Turkey last week. A terrorist atrocity and an attempted coup are quite different events. But underlying both is this question: How are the most dynamic forces within the Islamic world shaping the 21st century?

Anti-EU Movement Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Europe’s challenge after Brexit

New surveys released this week by Britain’s EEF manufacturers’ organization and by PricewaterhouseCoopers predict that the United Kingdom’s June 23 vote to leave the European Union will result in economic slowdown. That may or may not prove true.

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Illustration on Comey's decision on the Hillary Clinton investigation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why the FBI let Hillary Clinton off

A wide swath of Americans is outraged at FBI Director James Comey's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for what seems an obvious violation of criminal law.

Chief Justice John Roberts. (Associated Press)

The election to terrify us all

- The Washington Times

This might be remembered as the year when they gave an election and nobody came. The millions stayed home, the champagne went uncorked, and everybody lived in semi-misery ever after.

Illustration on the meeting of urban and rural gun use by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Shooting as sport rather than crime

There exist two very distinct gun cultures in America. One is urban and often associated with gangs and drugs. The other is rural and often associated with hunting and sports shooting. The distinction is also largely one based on color: Urban gang culture is often black and brown, and rural hunting culture is mostly white.

Protesters participating in a Black Lives Matter rally march in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, July 10, 2016. (Ana Venegas/The Orange County Register via AP)

Black Lives Matter provocation; cultural differences in resisting arrests

- The Washington Times

Just take a look at my profile picture -- I'm white girl who was born and raised in a small-town in upstate New York. Last week, during the Fourth of July weekend, I took my three boys to my hometown to watch a parade downtown -- it was kicked off by policeman in a police car with all their sirens and lights flashing -- to the delight of my 2- and 4-year-old boys.

Illustration on the FCC patchwork approach to private data categorization by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When the regulators are at odds

We expect regulators, at least those within a single administration, to speak with a common voice. Hopefully, they agree on key principles and seek regulations that are finely tuned, based on expert judgments and carefully evaluated.

Illustration on Trump's pick for vice-president by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Trump's pick for vice president

While the vice presidency has been notoriously derided as inconsequential, Donald Trump's choice is anything but. Beyond being his biggest political decision since winning the nomination, it is one of the few political decisions this first-time candidate has ever made. It is also a major opportunity to capitalize on his advantage over Hillary Clinton with the substantial number of uncommitted voters who will decide November's outcome.

People surround a memorial in honor of the slain Dallas police officers in front of police headquarters, in Dallas, Saturday, July 9, 2016.  A peaceful protest, over the recent shootings of black men by police, turned violent Thursday night as gunman Micah Johnson shot at officers, killing several and injuring others.  (Ting Shen/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

The lesson of Dallas

Some events speak with such loud clarity that no one, neither president nor preacher nor poet, can say anything to add to what everyone feels. President Obama, more eloquent than most, quickly exhausted adjectives speaking from Europe in the wake of the police massacre in Dallas. "Vicious, calculated, despicable and horrible" failed to adequately describe it.

FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain his agency's recommendation to not prosecute Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email setup during her time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Newspeak arrives in America

George Orwell recognized the seductive drift into a totalitarian society more than six decades ago. He predicted such a society would arrive with a new language he called "Newspeak." This would disguise truth with subtle elisions from word to word, concept to concept, in a simplistic fashion that would be easily propagated. The new language was to become the lingua franca by the year 1950, leading to a new tyranny that would descend by the year 1984.

Settle gun debate now

One of the arguments the National Rifle Association and Donald Trump keep raising against stricter gun control laws is this: If people in crowds had been allowed to carry weapons, the death toll in mass shootings (such as those in Paris, Orlando and now Dallas) would have been dramatically lower.

Trump would improve Supreme Court

Think about it: A vote for Hillary Clinton means a lifetime for the next socialist Supreme Court justices she appoints, and possibly four to eight years of Hillary, followed most likely by a President Elizabeth Warren.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Crisis of Character'

Despite its being ignored by the mainstream media, "Crisis of Character" is already a best-seller, driven by interviews and coverage in conservative outlets with the author relating his distressing experiences while serving in the Clinton White House as a U.S. Secret Service officer.

Illustration on the climate change industry's attack on Exxon by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Exxon shakedown

Liberal attorneys general from 17 states have put a big red bullseye on the chest of big oil. Their bizarre claim is that for years energy companies fraudulently covered up their knowledge that greenhouse gases from fossil fuels cause catastrophic climate change.

Illustration on Ukrainian corruption and Russian dominance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A 'culture of impunity'

With all the focus on the Middle East turmoil, Ukraine's importance to the West should not be overlooked. When Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in 2014 by public protests sparked by his refusal to sign an association agreement with the European Union, he fled the country.

Say no to Clinton

Hillary Clinton should have her security clearance revoked. Her reckless negligence and poor judgment while secretary of state has endangered America's national security.

Incapabale of governance

The FBI's recommendation of no criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton in "Servergate," accompanied by its scathing indictment of Mrs. Clinton's professional leadership skills in the matter, backlights a very underreported aspect of the presidential campaign: Mrs. Clinton is flat-out incompetent.

Illustration questioning the efficacy of auto emissions testing by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Blowup at the bogus checkpoint

As I recently sat in a seemingly endless line of cars at the Maryland vehicle emissions checkpoint, the engine in my 1999 Ford suddenly growled, shuttered and conked out cold. Maybe this was karma for my decades of scoffing at harebrained government regulations?