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Weak, confused and ‘unable to grasp’

- The Washington Times

Many bad things happen when a leader is weak, confused and forever in search of a credible reason to do nothing. For all his softness on Islam, Barack Obama has little insight into the men who send out mobs to cry “death to America.” He can’t imagine that men can listen to the call to evening Muslim prayer, which so captivated him as a boy growing up in Indonesia — “the prettiest sound on Earth” — and be inspired to dream of bringing down death on America.

Illustration on NOAA's climate change fictions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

NOAA’s climate change science fiction

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the nation’s leading collector of climate data. Every day, NOAA analyzes vast amounts of data to predict changes to our climate, weather, oceans and coasts. The agency also publishes monthly temperature averages across the nation and compares those numbers to historical temperature records.

The Invincible Obama Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Behind Obama’s lack of leadership

President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 200,000 civilians but stopped a war that had already killed tens of millions and could have wiped out millions more.

Illustration on Obama's undermining Arctic oil exploration and production by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Tapping into energy obstructionism

When the Obama administration moved to embrace offshore energy exploration in Alaska earlier this year, skeptics raised a leery eyebrow. Could an administration so hostile to fossil fuels actually change its stripes?

U.S.-Iran Policy Paradox Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama’s Mideast paradox

Most students of Physics 101 have been exposed to a well-known thought experiment called “Schrodinger’s Cat.” In this experiment, renowned Danish physicist Erwin Schrodinger illustrates an absurd feature of quantum theory that allows a hypothetical cat to be both be alive and dead at the same time. This, however, is impossible, a paradox.

Illustration on giving thanks for the American military by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Grateful for American muscle

We Americans have much to be grateful for. Every year we gather together with friends and family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. When we do, we should be grateful as well for the service of the American military in far-flung outposts.

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen answers to the House Oversight Committee in the panel's continuing probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the government's tax agency, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Earlier this month, IRS official Lois Lerner was called to testify about the controversy but refused to answer questions by committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and invoked her Fifth Amendment rights at least nine times. Associated Press Photo

Impeach IRS chief John Koskinen

After revelations that the Internal Revenue Service was restricting political speech and targeting conservative and tea party groups, John Koskinen was appointed to head the agency, promising reform and transparency.

The monument to General Gouverneur K. Warren at Gettysburg     The Washington Times

A Thanksgiving message in bronze

In the fall of 1865, America marked its first Thanksgiving since the end of the Civil War. Seven months earlier, after Robert E. Lee had surrendered on April 9, the North held a spontaneous jubilee. Cannons boomed, fireworks illuminated the night sky, bands played, people sang in the streets and crowds cheered the savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln.

Religious Roots of Thanksgiving Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Proclaiming a day of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the time when America’s religious roots and traditions are publicly displayed. While we think of feasting at tables filled with food and drink, and imagine the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony inviting neighboring Indians to join them to celebrate a plentiful harvest, Thanksgiving Day has a much more religious meaning. It was not uncommon in the 17th and 18th centuries for individual colonies to set aside days for prayers of gratitude to our Lord.

An American flag sits in front of gravestones on Veterans Day at San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio of San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A refugee’s tale of Thanksgiving

As I grew up in America, I came to realize that the most effective antidote for fear is not courage, but gratitude.

Illustration on the processing of national security intelligence by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Memo to presidential campaign advisers

This memorandum is addressed to the brave souls advising presidential candidates. As you know, the recent terrorist attacks in France — and in Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Israel — have altered the political landscape. With less than a year to go before the 2016 election, the landscape may stay altered even if there are no more attacks — and that seems unlikely.

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President Obama recently explained his reasoning for rejecting the Keystone XL oil pipeline after seven long years of procrastination. He said he wanted to prove to the world that America will voluntarily lessen its reliance on fossil fuels to lead the international fight against climate change.

Silent on Palestinian atrocities

At the receent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama missed a golden opportunity to make progress in resolving the Israeli/Palestinian quagmire when he failed to recognize the real obstacle to peace: continuing demonization of Israel by Palestinian leadership.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidates, Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accompanied by Carly Fiorina, speaks during Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

A quiet night for the Gaffe Patrol

Everybody but some of the media wise guys agrees that the fourth Republican presidential debate this week in Milwaukee was better than the MSNBC train wreck that preceded it. The practiced pontificators didn't like it because it had no fireworks, no memorable gaffes and no memorable sound bites, no throwing of shoes, eggs or lamps and with only one or two boos for questioner or candidate straying toward the unexpected.

Illustration on China/Taiwan relations by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Cross-strait peace on the line

Before 2008 the Taiwan Strait was one of the two hot spots in East Asia, another being the Korean Peninsula. Since President Ma, of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Party, was elected in 2008, a rapprochement has developed between Taiwan and China. The resulting peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait fits the national interests of not just Taiwan and China, but also the United States.

Illustration on the continuing hoax of Palestinian land claims by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lying through their teeth and their maps

When MSNBC used inaccurate and misleading maps in October to illustrate Jewish and Arab land claims in the Holy Land, it took only hours for it to admit their error. Church groups have been using the same set of maps for many years, with no sign of slowing down.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Eyes: Novellas and Stories'

A book called "Eyes: Novellas and Stories" inevitably focuses attention on vision. Here it's on the vision of author William H. Gass, who scrutinizes his materials so long that they shift their shapes -- a process he renders in language of balletic precision.

Illustration on China's aggressive moves in the South China Sea by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Erasing a line in the South China Sea

It's too early for the Philippines to take any victory laps over the recent Hague international tribunal ruling regarding claims filed against China over disputed areas in the South China Sea.

Illustration on the impact of Obama's Clean Power Act on Texas' electric power by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The dirty business of 'clean power'

Access to affordable and reliable electricity is about more than being able to turn on your lights when you get home from work. We need it to power our schools, supermarkets, hospitals, offices, manufacturing plants and airports. But like all things in life, electricity isn't free.

Charge pollution 'dividend'

Thank you for the great Nov. 4 op-ed "Why conservatives should set a price on carbon pollution" (Web) pointing out that we need to take a market-based approach to energy. Right now the political clout of fossil fuel-corporations gets them massive government subsidies and we socialize the costs of carbon pollution.

Continue aid to Israel

The first step in talking about the situation in Israel should be to correct any misconceptions relating to the current Arab-Israeli conflict ("Obama, Netanyahu to discuss U.S. military aid to Israel," Web, Nov. 8).

President Obama. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Bordering on lawlessness

The Constitution matters. The much-abused document on which the republic stands has been rescued from the trash bin where President Obama threw it, and still stands between the government and his "progressive" goal of using a flood of illegal immigrants to build a permanent "progressive" majority. The reprieve is welcome but Mr. Obama has not learned much.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Nuances ride again

How quickly Washington forgets that Ronald Reagan's forthright stand against Soviet totalitarianism and the tyranny of Communist China was the object of derision at the time. The elites sniffed and scoffed at the cowboy president. He was so unsophisticated. The late Clark Clifford, expensive lawyer, fixer and tutor of the elites, called him "an amiable dunce."

Illustration on thecorruption of the justice system by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Punishing the Obama way

Although the rot has been visible for some time, recent actions by President Obama's Department of Justice and director of national intelligence make it possible to say definitively that the United States we once extolled as a nation of laws and not of men no longer exists.

Executive Crook Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Being an executive is not a crime

Here's a quiz: Which of the following is a federal crime: (a) A hamster dealer needlessly tilting a hamster's cage while in transit; (b) subliminally advertising wine; or (c) selling a fresh steak with paprika on it?

Illustration on the court reversals of Obama's overstepping his authority under the Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The president and the rule of law

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld an injunction issued by a federal district court in Texas against the federal government, thereby preventing it from implementing President Obama's executive orders on immigration.