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Catnip for a Clinton

- The Washington Times

This could be make or break week for Hillary Clinton. She still has the money, the name recognition, and the big donors, but her sinking poll numbers say the public is finally on to her, and besides, who wants the distractions of another round of Flem Snopes and his kin in the White House?

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's changeable positions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Hillary’s leftward flip-flops

At tonight’s Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton will play up her left-wing bona fides in an attempt to revitalize her campaign. That’s extra difficult this time around when her main opponent, Bernie Sanders, is an avowed socialist.

Excerpts from Clinton Message to Khatami

A still-unsettled Clinton-era tragedy

At 10 p.m. local time on June 25, 1996, a 3,000-pound truck bomb was detonated along the perimeter fence of the Khobar Towers Housing Complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

President Barack Obama speaks during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at Mount St. Mary's University.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The end of the American Century?

In a 1941 Life magazine article, Henry Luce, a publishing magnate once described as “the most influential private citizen in America,” coined the phrase, “the American Century” to advance his vision of America becoming a benign global superpower that would use its influence to build a new world order based on political and economic freedom.

Illustration on government abuse of civil forfeiture laws by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When cops steal from innocent citizens

Not many people make a habit of carrying large amounts of cash around. After all, thieves could steal it. How ironic, then, that a growing threat to your money is the people you’d call if your money was stolen: the police.

Chart to accompany Moore article of Oct. 12, 2015

The Fed, the White House and Congress are setting up the next financial bubble

My 13-year-old son told me at the dinner table the other day that Franklin Roosevelt was one of America’s “greatest presidents” because “he ended the Great Depression.” He’s usually a good student, so I checked where he got this tripe and sure enough the fairy tale was right there in his American history book.

Illustration on the falsehood of fetal tissue medical breakthroughs by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Planned Parenthood’s defense of using fetal organs to ‘treat and cure’ is a sham

In the wake of videos exposing its involvement in trading fetal organs, Planned Parenthood has resorted to a “silver lining” defense. The taking of brains, hearts, lungs and livers from the unborn, even the delivery of intact fetal bodies to commercial middlemen, is hailed as a valid scientific procedure. The words “treat and cure” are used.

Illustration on U.S. bias against Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

American Jews in Israel witness Obama’s prejudicial ‘slap in the face’

As an American citizen living in Jerusalem, I recently received two notifications from the U.S. State Department warning of “potential for violence in the Old City,” restricting U.S. government employees from entering the Old City from Sunday, Oct. 4 through Tuesday, Oct. 13 “without prior approval from the U.S. Consulate,” and recommending that “private U.S. citizens take into consideration these restrictions and the additional guidance contained in the Department of State’s travel warning for Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank when making decisions regarding their travel in the Old City and in Jerusalem.”

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. President Obama is rejecting Russia's military campaign in Syria, saying it fails to distinguish between terrorist groups and moderate rebel forces with a legitimate interest in a negotiated end to the civil war. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The cipher in the White House

- The Washington Times

Perhaps it’s not fair to blame Barack Obama for the mess he’s making. The Middle East is where chaos was invented, after all, and perhaps not even the collection of incompetents and boobs the president has installed in the White House could make things this bad. Maybe it’s someone else’s fault. He blames the Jews.

Illustration on Putin's moves in Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Fast-roping toward war in the Middle East

The Russians are rapidly reinforcing their bridgehead in Syria, adding ground troops to their air, marine and naval forces. It is a classic air, land and sea intervention by a military establishment that understands how combined arms build synergies and broaden capabilities.

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Illustration on CFPB's regulatory threats to payday loans by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why payday loans are in consumers' best interests

It is difficult for many of us to imagine having to choose between paying the rent on time or purchasing our sick child's prescription medicine. But for many Americans who live paycheck to paycheck, circumstances like these are an all-too-familiar reality.

Illustration on Syrian refugees' impact on the EU economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

EU immigration dysfunction

The millions of refugees pouring into Europe should prove a boon to its slow-growing economies. However, with unemployment so high in austerity-burdened Mediterranean states, Germany's eagerness to fill jobs with Syrians and other refugees is an indictment of the European Union's (EU) dysfunctional economy and cultural rigidities.

Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks during a forum in Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 3, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The hunting of Ben Carson

- The Washington Times

The civility and good manners crowd is attempting to destroy Ben Carson, but so far it isn't working. He said something about Muslim presidential candidates that was harsh but a mile this side of over-the-top, and instead of a ride out of town on a rusty rail he watched his numbers spike.

Illustration on Justice Sotomayor's unpaid intern servant staff by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Sotomayor: 'Do as I say, not as I do'

How would you like a free butler, maid, chef and chauffeur? Try that and the Department of Labor will sue you for violating the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act -- unless you are Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Injustice wrong in all forms

Many people who fight for the ethical treatment of animals also work to protect people, including unborn babies. Why do some just assume otherwise? Surely no one would say, for example, that people who go to bars care more about beer than babies, or that movie-goers are wasting money on movies while unborn babies die.

Shariah, Constitution incompatible

When presidential contender Ben Carson stated recently that he would not approve of electing a Muslim as president of the United States, both Republican and Democrat politicians jumped on him. Challenger Ted Cruz reminded him that the U.S. Constitution itself says there shall be no religious test for public office.

John Boehner    Associated Press photo

John Boehner, then and now

The announcement by House Speaker John Boehner that he is retiring at the end of October stunned Washington where life is all about grabbing power and holding on to it, often until death they do part.

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Pope Francis returned to the Vatican Monday at the end of a 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Overlooked remarks from the 'people's pope'

To say that Pope Francis' visit to the United States drew a lot of media attention would be an understatement. The coverage was 'round-the-clock. Yet as a lifelong "cradle Catholic," educated by Jesuits, I couldn't help noticing what a remarkably incomplete, if not misleading, portrait emerged of the Holy Father.

Blame game: Russian President Vladimir Putin, while bolstering military aid to Syria, said U.S. moves have deepened the ongoing refugee crisis. (Associated Press)

A small victory for Putin

Vladimir Putin can claim a small victory Monday at the United Nations when he sits down with Barack Obama, even if, as the White House suggests, it was the Russian president who asked for the date.

Fund, update GMD now

These days, you can't open the newspaper without seeing stories about the Iranian nuclear program ("Iranians provided own samples for nuclear site inspection," Web, Sept. 21). But as we focus on Iran, let's remember that the greater threat to the U.S. homeland comes from North Korea.

Reinstate ethical Green Beret

In World War II, America sent its finest men and women to oppose Hitler's tyranny. Had we not responded to Winston Churchill's pleas for the United States' involvement, it is conceivable that Europe, and certainly many more of the Jewish people, would have perished under the Nazis.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gets emotional during the opening of a ceremony awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces,, Wednesday May 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Exit the speaker, crying

John Boehner's speakership had been on life support for weeks. The only surprise of his resignation was the timing. He obviously saw something bad coming at him. Better to exit crying than to be pushed out fighting.

Illustration on Congress' efforts to control Wall Street excesses by Linas GArsys/The Washington Times

Shadow-boxing over Dodd-Frank

Let's be brutally frank. Opportunities to pass vital, consensus, community bank regulatory relief legislation are fading. While Republicans and Democrats alike have pledged to reform excessive regulatory burdens on Main Street institutions to improve local economies, partisan bickering threatens to thwart enacting needed regulatory relief anytime soon.

Illustration on the proposed USPS replacement fleet by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How the Postal Service continues to burn money

Most people are going to tell you that they can't stand seeing good money go to waste. When it comes to the U.S. government, however, wasteful spending continues to be the name of the game.

Illustration on the exodus from blue states to red by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

High-tailing it out of blue states

The so-called "progressives" love to talk about how their policies will create a worker's paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue states for conservative red states?