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The Iran Nuclear Compliance Meter (Illustration by Paul Combs of the Tribune Media Services)

GRENELL: The midterm elections and Iran

The midterm elections may be the last chance to stop the Obama administration from reaching a disastrous nuclear deal with Iran.

Federal Health Officer Dr. Rupert Blue, the bubonic plague virus, a view of San Francisco in 1904 and a rat caught and exterminated in the city       The Washington Times

Unwelcome as the 1900-1904 plague

If Americans suspected of carrying the Ebola virus are upset about federal and state quarantine regulations and threaten court action, it brings to mind a situation that existed in San Francisco from 1900 to 1904 when bubonic plague cases arose in the city’s Chinatown.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, campaigns for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, left, during a rally at the University of Maryland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Signs of a coming Republican wave

It’s almost a foregone conclusion that President Obama and the Democrats are going to suffer a humiliating defeat in next week’s midterm elections.

Illustration by TOM, Trouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Desperate for a deal with Iran

President Obama thinks he has succeeded in remaking America, but so far his foreign-policy legacy has been a flop.

Illustration on increasing American cultural and political support for life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pro-life wins at the ballot box

With the recent collapse of the liberal establishment’s favorite “war on women” screed, it’s time to acknowledge a little discussed political truth: Life is a winning issue.

Donald Trump poses for photographs during a ground-breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel on the site of the Old Post Office in Washington on July 23, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

‘A new kind of hell to pay’

- The Washington Times

“Muddling through” is not an inspiring strategy for any president. Barack Obama’s administration is a muddle, as anyone can see, and everyone can see that he’s through as a leader, just when a leader is needed to reassure a frightened nation.

Regaining congressional prerogatives

The House and Senate leadership of the next Congress should establish a Joint Committee on Regaining and Defending Congressional Prerogatives and Responsibilities.

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Shortly before mailing his own ballot, U.S. Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo., speaks inside a coffee shop on a campaign stop to remind voters to mail in their ballots, in the Five Points area of Denver, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Showing proper ID is a fact of life

If you've ever tried to board a plane, cash a check or rent a car, you've almost surely had to show some form of identification with your picture on it. Millions of Americans produce them every day to do dozens of everyday tasks and think nothing of it.

Rising Sea Levels Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Another EPA alarm about rising seas that aren't rising

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Miami Beach recently to raise awareness about the need to "stop global warming" in order to save the region from dangerous sea-level rise.

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, placards advocating a position to keep casino gambling in Massachusetts rest against a wall in the entrance to the Plainridge Racecourse harness racing track in Plainville, Mass. The Plainridge Park Casino is under construction adjacent to the harness racing track in Plainville. Voters will decide in the Nov. 4 election whether to repeal a 2011 law that opened the door for casinos in the state. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pew Research poll finds motivated conservatives twice as likely as liberals to vote on Nov. 4

- The Washington Times

Conservatives are twice as likely as their liberal counterparts to go to the polls Nov. 4. No really. "Although overall turnout among the public is likely to be around 40 percent, 73 percent of those who hold consistently conservative attitudes are likely to vote in the midterm, as are 52 percent of those with mostly conservative views," reports the Americans Trends Panel, a substantial new gauge of the upcoming midterm election by the indefatigable Pew Research Center.

In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, Gordon Kamara, left, is sprayed by Konah Deno after they loaded six patients suspected to have been infected by the Ebola virus into their ambulance in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. *AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

It's the Ebola incompetence, stupid

There are a few things in the world that we know for sure, including the existence of Ebola, what those infected go through, and the fact that, as of now, there is no cure or official universal treatment that mitigate its fatality rate said to be around 70 percent.

Seal of the Just Us Department Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A post-Holder Justice Department worthy of the name

Watergate-era misconduct and politicization at the Department of Justice shattered public trust in a once-venerated institution by 1975. The urgent task of restoring Justice fell to Edward H. Levi.

Blowing billions

Spending $17.9 trillion is hard work. Dispensing cash at a rate of $1 million per hour would require 2,040 years to rack up a sum as large as the national debt. It's not that big-spending bureaucrats are lazy, but that their hard work has created their own special expertise at wasting money.

In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to members of the media in Raleigh, N.C. In a letter dated Oct. 6 to French officials, McCrory said the plain packaging proposal may detract from more effective ways of curbing cigarette use. The French bill requiring neutral cigarette packs by 2016 is slated for debate in French Parliament next year. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)FILE-

Races for the statehouse

With little mystery about the prospects of continued Republican control of the House of Representatives, attention is focused on the Senate, where there is a lot of uncertainty. This focus gives short shrift to the important races for the statehouses, where Democrats are looking for bright spots but where the Republicans may produce several surprises.

This undated handout photo provided by Revolution shows Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.   A longtime Democratic operative, Klain was tasked Friday by President Barack Obama with running the government's response to the Ebola crisis. (AP Photo/Revolution)

Ebola crisis needs more than a bureaucrat czar

President Obama's confused and timid response to the Ebola crisis has done nothing to calm the fear that stalks America, and choosing a well-connected Democratic lawyer, lobbyist and what the White House calls "an implementation expert" isn't likely to make anyone feel better. Ronald A. Klain has no medical, scientific, public health or administrative experience to become the nation's Ebola czar.

Illustration of Charles Hagel by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

BABBIN: The Pentagon's war on the global climate

The Pentagon's "2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap," published last week, demonstrates how thoroughly and deeply liberal "climate change" ideology is being embedded in our military establishment.

Illustration on U. S. Ebola preparedness by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

BURR: Making Ebola preparedness a priority

It is unsettling that in discussing shortfalls in the federal government's response to the Ebola crisis, some Beltway observers have resorted to the traditional Washington shell game: blame the budget.