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Wising up to the Democrats’ war on women

In June, Rep. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, told a roomful of friends at a Cory Gardner for Senate get-together that he was surprised to see his Democratic opponent, Mark Udall, running ads accusing him of banning birth control — since he had just picked up his wife’s birth-control pills. Everybody laughed.

Face-to-face with an evil enemy

There can be only one response to the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State terrorists. We must hunt them down and kill them.

Remembering Washington in flames

The most famous firestorm to strike Washington, D.C., took place 200 years ago, when an uninvited, uniformed guest plopped into the speaker’s chair in the U.S. Capitol’s House of Representatives chamber on Aug. 24, 1814.

CORRECTS DATE - President Barack Obama, right, smiles as he and former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, left, prepare to ride in a golf cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Obama is taking a two-week summer vacation on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Obama tee party

Trouble in the St. Louis suburbs has rescued President Obama’s vacation. He can play all 18 holes at the country club now, safe in the knowledge that he’s distracting voters from all the scandals, mismanagement and foreign and domestic policies that are the legacy of his administration.

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2012 file photo, former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV Chairman and Co-Founder, participates in the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena , Calif. Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

EDITORIAL: Al Gore vs. Al-Jazeera

How do you say “buyer’s remorse” in Arabic? The Qatari royal family likely feels the pangs of regret for paying the princely sum of $500 million to Al Gore and friends to give Al-Jazeera America a slot on satellite-TV and cable channels.

Bogart and Bacall in "To Have and Have Not."

‘Death be not proud’

Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall join this year’s roster of celebrity deaths. Their names and fame preoccupy us in public mourning, though most of us were no closer to them in life than to a movie or television screen.

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** FILE ** This July 23, 2014, file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) in Oakland, Calif. The Associated Press has tracked the movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates including Clinton. (AP Photo)

NIKPOUR: Hillary is a hypocrite because she has to be

The writer, ambassador and congresswoman Clare Booth Luce once told President John F. Kennedy, "A great man is one sentence." The same would apply to a woman who aspires to be great, and Hillary Clinton knows what she wants her sentence to be: "She was the first female president." Unfortunately, her sentence, written truthfully, would end like this: " ... And she was elected with money donated by rich men."

BOOK REVIEW: 'Northranger Abbey'

There is no question that Val McDermid is an excellent mystery writer. She has riveted many readers over the years with her chilling accounts of serial killers. However, she has little in common with Jane Austen as a woman or as a writer, and it is difficult to understand why she chose to turn Austen's classic, "Northanger Abbey," into an adolescent romp peppered with 21st-century teenage jargon.

Paul Ryan, inspiring Democrats

Democrats swimming in a sea turning red

- The Washington Times

Nobody reckons that election returns from Hawaii, stuck thousands of miles off the California coast in the vast reaches of the Pacific, have much to say about national political trends. Nevertheless, disappointment and disgust with the established order has reached across the waves.

Stalker Stopper Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Stalkers don't stop, but arming victims would help

Taylor Woolrich, a 20-year-old Dartmouth College student, who has been stalked for the past four years, has asked for an exception to the usual firearm licensing and carry prohibition at Dartmouth.

President Barack Obama speaks about developments in Iraq, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, from Chilmark, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Obama is giving his approval to the appointment of a prime minister to replace Nouri al-Maliki and urging the formation of a new government in Iraq as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pointing the presidential finger over Iraq

- The Washington Times

President Obama can't help himself. Even as he ordered airstrikes on the Islamic State forces in Iraq threatening to starve, shoot or behead as many as 50,000 refugees trapped on a mountaintop, he had to try to assure the world, his fellow citizens and perhaps, most importantly, himself that the mess wasn't his fault.

JACK KEMP-former professional football player, was a Republican who he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush. He previously served nine terms as a congressman for Western New York's 31st congressional district from 1971 to 1989. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole. FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2006 file photo, Jack Kemp speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Kemp, the ex-quarterback, congressman, one-time vice-presidential nominee and self-described "bleeding-heart conservative" died Saturday, May 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis, File)

A tale of two tax problems

Thirty-three years ago this month, President Reagan picked up his executive signing pen and affixed his name to one of the most sweeping pieces of tax legislation in U.S. history: the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.

Coal Asteroid Attacks Earth Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Taking a crash course in defense of coal

The United Mine Workers of America is encouraging its members to speak out against the Obama administration's proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Illustration on the ACLU's championing of hedonistic beliefs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ACLU preying on America's better angels

For an organization that frequently goads government into advancing an atheistic viewpoint on everyone within reach, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) talks a good game about how wrong it is for some people to "impose their beliefs on others."