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White House aide Sidney Blumenthal, shown in this video image, says during his Feb. 3, 1999, deposition that President Clinton lied to him. The videotape was part of House Manager Rep. James Rogan's, D-Calif., presentation in the Senate impeachment trial of President Clinton, Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Washington. (AP Photo/APTN)

Flying as close to the flame as Hillary dares

- The Washington Times

Everything about the Clintons, both Hillary and Bubba, is a lie, including (to steal a memorable line from the author Mary McCarthy) the “a,” the “and,” and the “the.” Neither Bubba nor Hillary know how to tell the truth, but both of them are masters at spinning the lie.

Bloody Hand of ISIS in the Mideast Illustration by M Ryder

ISIS attacks on the West

The May 3 assault on a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, prompted much discussion about the assailants’ connections to the Islamic State, also know as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh. Did ISIS run them as agents? Are they part of a new network of terror in the West?

Illustration about the abuse of Sixth Amendment rights in misdemeanor cases by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Shining a light on 10 million criminal prosecutions

Adding to the growing momentum in Congress for bipartisan criminal justice reform, last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held a first-of-its-kind hearing to shine much-needed light on pervasive — and largely unexamined — problems in the largest segment of our criminal justice system. Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa heard expert testimony describing widespread violations around the country of the Sixth Amendment right to legal counsel for Americans charged with misdemeanors.

Bringing Children into the World Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Are embryos persons or property?

Much of the media has ridiculed businessman Nick Loeb, the former fiance of actress Sofia Vergara, the star of the sitcom “Modern Family,” because he filed a lawsuit to prevent Ms. Vergara from destroying the frozen embryos they created together in 2013. But many in the pro-life community have rallied behind him, viewing the embryos that were created by Mr. Loeb and Ms. Vergara as persons deserving protection by the state.

**FILE** The sign for the National Labor Relations Board is seen outside the organization's headquarters in downtown Washington on July 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

Labor board overreach

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), stacked with Democratic appointees loyal to Big Labor, enacted new procedures to govern unionization elections.

Reform of the Criminal Justice System Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A ‘safety valve’ for mandatory minimum sentences

In the waning days of Maryland’s legislative session, casual observers were probably surprised to see a freshman, conservative Republican from Western Maryland leading the fight on the Senate floor to reform our state’s harsh mandatory minimum laws. In fact, I was joined by a majority of Republicans in the Senate in voting for this important reform.

Bill de Blasio     Associated Press photo

The false god of politics

Far-left politicians apparently believe that their philosophy is not receiving the worship it is due, despite a track record of failure.

Obama's economic legacy illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Omens from Obama’s crumbling economy

President Obama, looking for a legacy, may soon find himself running from one. Americans forgive few things less than a poor economic performance, and Mr. Obama has presided over one throughout his presidency. However, as 2015’s first-quarter results show a stalled economy that threatens to go into reverse, Mr. Obama could finally feel the fallout — not owing to just today’s economy, but his entire presidency’s.

Illustration on Justice Ginsburg's bias in the pending decision on homosexual marriage     The Washington Times

Partial to gay marriage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not an impartial jurist — not when it comes to the same-sex “marriage” cases, at least. Everyone knows it. Instead of giving confidence to the American public by being above reproach while the same-sex “marriage” cases are being considered, Justice Ginsburg is going out of her way to embarrass the court with unethical antics aimed at assuring pro-same-sex “marriage” supporters and humiliating opponents.

Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters during a roundtable interview at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Jan. 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

When Hillary gets an unexpected spanking

- The Washington Times

The Democrats can run, to paraphrase Muhammad Ali’s rebuke of a timid opponent, but they can’t hide. Hillary Clinton is turning her campaign into a game of hide-and-seek, and the party is terrified. Some leading Democrats are beginning to say out loud what they have said privately for weeks.

A puzzling national defense illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Re-establishing a consensus on national defense

From al Qaeda to the Islamic State, we have learned to kill enemy leaders but not much else about basic issues of war and peace. Just last week, the media diverted attention from the scandals of Our Lady of Perpetual Ambition Hillary Rodham Clinton by asking Jeb Bush some really hard questions. Would he have done the Iraq War the same way as his brother — or at all?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, May 17, 2015.  Kerry was meeting Sunday with Chinese President Xi before heading to South Korea to complete a short Asian tour that has been clouded so far by concerns over China's construction in South China Sea. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)

A challenge to Chinese targeting of American firms

To supplement profits that have been hamstrung by slowing domestic growth, Western companies are turning to emerging markets with greater frequency. Participation in those markets, however, is not without risk; businesses face challenges ranging from corruption to unfair regulations and a host of other issues.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $555K -The National Mall with the Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument are seen from the roof of the U.S. Capitol Building, on a brisk fall day in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A ‘pivot’ toward Asian Americans

Presidential contenders of both parties are advised to should are advised to take note: The Asian American community is the nation’s fastest-growing demographic group, with China and India superseding Mexico as the countries of origin for recent immigrants, and members of this “model minority” are gradually overtaking their fellow Americans in education and income.

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a native of Detroit,  lays out his presidential platform Monday, May 4, 2015, at Detroit's Music Hall that he is running for president. I'm Ben Carson and I'm a candidate for president for the United States," Carson said, before declaring — incorrectly now — that "I'm not a politician." Carson will now visit Texas, where his mother is gravely ill, before flying to Iowa to campaign. (Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press via AP)

The coming presidential debate

The Republicans have an excess of riches for the 2016 campaign, diversity that the Democrats can only envy. But all riches do not have equal value. Experience in politics, the most valuable item on any chief executive officer's resume, looks like an afterthought on certain resumes. Carly Fiorina probably wouldn't have appointed someone with no business experience as her deputy at Hewlett-Packard. Ben Carson, the eminent neurosurgeon, would not have recruited a Starbucks barista as his chief surgical nurse.

Illustration on the Islamic Sharia roots of the Garland Texas terrorists by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The terrorists among us

Now would be a good time to hear from our elected officials -- and the presidential candidates -- about what they intend to do to fight and win this war.

Illustration on Bill Clinton's duplicity over his foundation's funding by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The bunk starts here

We laughed at Jimmy Carter for carrying his suitcase into the White House. The government supplies aides to do that for presidents. Such humility is pretentious.

Illustration on the corruption of justice in taxation and enforcement of federal law by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

No law, no civilization

Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional fourth-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece?

Illustration on Hillary's "Nixon" moment by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Hillary should give her own Checkers speech

Tens of thousands of deleted emails. Eighteen-and-a-half minutes of missing tape. As one who worked closely with former President Nixon during the last years of his life, I find the comparisons between him and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be insulting -- to Nixon.

Restore the Fourth Amendment by repealing the Patriot Act illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Restore the Fourth'

If you plan to visit a college campus this month, don't be surprised if you see signs and placards encouraging you to "Restore the Fourth." It is not about an athletic event or a holiday; it is about human freedom. The reference to "the Fourth" is to the Fourth Amendment, and it is badly in need of restoration.

The end of Baltimore

The rioters of Ferguson, Mo., destroyed much of that town, and it probably will never be the same. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appears to have let rioters destroy a large section of Baltimore, a city which will also probably never be the same due to her reported decision to tell the police to stand down during some of the rioting.

An artist of many parts

Jackson Pollock didn't begin his meteoric career by dripping house paint on tarpaulins any more than Piet Mondrian started out painting white and colored spaces within black boundaries. They had to discover their abstract genres after years of making realistic pictures and learning from there.

Securing Arctic energy resources illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The coming struggle for the Arctic

President Reagan's strategy for defeating Communism during the Cold War -- "We win, they lose" -- is the approach we should be using to regain our economic advantage and neutralize Russian expansion in a part of the world rich with yet-to-be-tapped oil and gas reserves and major geopolitical consequences -- the Arctic.

North Korea, redux -- but worse

Bill Clinton was president when the United States conducted nuclear control talks with North Korea that proved to be a complete farce. North Korea signed an agreement stating it would not develop nuclear weapons and Mr. Clinton gave the country billions of dollars, plus other assorted goodies. That treaty resulted in North Korea developing a nuclear arsenal, and a few years ago North Korea actually admitted they used those billions Mr. Clinton gave them to help develop their nuclear weapons. On a positive note, their leader wasn't yelling "Death to America" during those negotiations.

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H. Huckabee is set to announce he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He has an event planned for May 5 in his hometown of Hope, Ark., where former President Bill Clinton was also born.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Bumpy lift-off: Democrats tear into Mike Huckabee, Glenn Beck calls him 'a spoiler'

- The Washington Times

It took the Democratic National Committee only moments to scurry after Mike Huckabee, who announced Tuesday that he would run for president in 2016, advising his audience, "I don't come from a family dynasty, but a working family. I grew up blue-collar, not blue blood." The Democrats, however, were waiting for him, as is their pattern with Republican presidential hopefuls.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers his speech during a press conference with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Platitudes, bromides and ‘tipping points’

Cliches get attention, and fearmongers have christened a new one that's already turning credulous heads: "Tipping point." There are so many warnings about the danger of climate change tipping the balance of nature that to hear the "experts" tell it, Planet Earth has become one large canoe.

President Barack Obama speaks at the launch of My Brother's Keeper Alliance at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4, 2015. My Brother's Keeper Alliance is an outgrowth of Obama's year-old My Brother's Keeper initiative, which has focused on federal government policies and grants designed to increase access to education and jobs. (Susan Watts/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

A trap for Mr. Obama's negotiators

President Obama and his negotiators talking to Iran frighten the rest of us not only for what they're willing to accept as a deal, but for the way they negotiate. They clearly don't understand how to negotiate with rogues.

Illustration on the Islamic Sharia roots of the Garland Texas terrorists by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Connecting the dots to the Texas gunmen

Both gunmen identified in the May 3 attack against the "Draw Muhammad" event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, attended the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, according to news reports. Elton Simpson and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, both were known to mosque leadership dating from 2006, although Usama Shami, chairman of the mosque's board of trustees, claimed they stopped attending recently.

Illustration on the corruption of the Clintons by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Clinton Cash' chronicles Clinton corruption

It turns out that 17 years ago, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr was lucky that, at the end of his long pursuit of President Clinton, he could fasten upon a DNA sample left by the president on Monica Lewinsky's dress to prove that Mr. Clinton was lying when he said, "I did not have sexual relations with woman, Miss Lewinsky." Otherwise, Mr. Starr might still be pursuing the wily ex-president.

Illustration on the suave approach taken by Iranian nuclear negotiators by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The 'suave' manner of a terrorist

Tehran's largest cemetery, Behesht-e Zahra, contains the graves of thousands of Iranians killed in battle. There's also a polished stone monument bearing this inscription: "To the memory of two Muslim Lebanese youths who on the morning of Sunday October 23, 1983, in two simultaneous martyrdom operations, with trucks carrying explosives, attacked the headquarters of American occupiers (in South Beirut) and headquarters of French occupiers (in West Beirut) killing 241 American Marines and 48 French paratroopers. Their names we do not know, but we will continue their path."

Illustration on candidate qualifications within the growing GOP presidential field by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Checking GOP resumes for experience

The pack of little-known Republican presidential candidates grew larger this week, raising this unasked question: Do any of them believe they have a serious chance of winning the nomination and the presidency in a political process that usually rewards high-profile figures who are widely known among the broad base of their party?

Baltimore's missing fathers

The rioting in Baltimore is disturbing to all Americans, as the unresolved cause of Freddie Gray's death while in police custody should be as well.