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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, speaks to media aboard Air Force One, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

‘Conform or else’: Democrats bully conservative women, minorities

On Monday, the Democrats were really excited about their new slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.” Widely ridiculed for being idiotic, here’s a slogan they could have chosen, which is much more honest about the current liberal agenda: “A Bully’s Deal: If You Ever Think For Yourself and Don’t Conform, We’ll Ruin Your Life.”

Illustration on the end of al Jazeera by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Does Al Jazeera deserve to die?

The Gulf Cooperation Council comprises six nations, all of them Arab, Muslim, ruled by royals, and fabulously wealthy thanks to vast reserves of petroleum. With so much in common, you might expect they’d be best friends forever. In recent weeks, however, the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has been the odd monarch out.

Rob Goldstone About to Get Busted Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Who is colluding with whom?

In the Russia-Trump imbroglio let us be clear. We are now months into it. A dozen or so culprits have been fingered, some being actually quite amusing. You will be seeing more of the fat British music promoter, Rob Goldstone, who has been photographed wearing a baseball hat emblazoned with a word denoting a type of female anatomy on it.

FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort seeking his testimony at a public hearing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Robert Mueller team shows history of crossing ethical lines

- The Washington Times

President Trump’s advisers and defenders in trying to undermine former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged pre-election “collusion” with Vladimir Putin’s Russia are pointing out that Mr. Mueller and another former FBI director, James Comey, are longtime buddies.

Obama Plan to Usurp the Senate's Legislative Power Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama’s Paris climate scheme revelation

The New York Times on Aug. 24, 2014, broke a major news story: “Obama pushing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty.” It’s a clumsy headline — no one dared claim the Kyoto Protocol was anything other than a treaty requiring Senate ratification, and even the Grey Lady calls it the “Kyoto Accord.”

Illustration on the dangerous precedent of the Charlie Gard case by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The lesson from poor little Charlie Gard

The sad news broke Monday that Charlie Gard’s parents have given up the fight to save their 11-month-old baby’s life. “The window of opportunity has been lost,” due to time wasted in the parents’ legal battles to save the child’s life. “It’s too late for Charlie,” family attorney Grant Armstrong said. “The damage has been done.”

Russian Insecurity Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How the “Long Telegram” explains Putin’s Russia

Russian experts, politicians and television’s talking heads are constantly wondering whether Vladimir Putin’s Russia is trying to reconstruct the old Soviet Union with its extended empire and aspirations, asking why else the country that gave up communism would invade Ukraine, threaten the Baltic states, interfere in Syria and even try to sabotage an American election.

Illustration on the carelessness of the IRS by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A culture of carelessness and secrecy at the IRS

The IRS systematically loses and destroys important federal records. Even if you request a file from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the Freedom of Information Act, there’s no guarantee the agency will make a serious attempt to find your documents.

Illustration on crony capitalism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Crony capitalism against the real thing

For the past decade, a strange migration of a couple of thousand people from all over the world to Las Vegas takes place — in the middle of July. They come — at least most — not to gamble and certainly not for the weather where the normal daytime temperature is a 100-plus degrees, but to participate in an event called FreedomFest.

President Donald Trump pauses during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump’s right: It’s a sewer, not a swamp

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump tweeted in the lead-up to Jared Kushner’s widely waited for Senate-Russia testimony that it’s not a swamp he’s trying to drain. It’s a sewer. And yes indeed, that description is much more apt.

Righting the Ship of Security Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A plan to save Social Security

It is no secret that what the major media seem to care most about is radically different from what concerns average Americans. While the inside-the-Beltway crowd continues to focus on alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia, real concerns like the future of Social Security are ignored.

Sudan Corruption Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A necessary delay for easing of Sudan sanctions

The announcement last week by the Trump administration that it is delaying the Obama administration’s order to ease sanctions on Sudan was a welcome decision. The three-month delay is not long enough to give the Sudanese the impression that we are not serious about this matter, but will be long enough to complete the needed and ongoing review of that government’s adherence to the requirements of sanctions-easing.

Kurdistan Partnership Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A strategic U.S. partner in Kurdistan

This year is the 25th anniversary of the election of the first Parliament and government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Thanks to the safe haven that the United States and its European allies created in 1991 to protect the displaced Kurdish population from Baghdad’s brutal attacks, the Kurds turned a crisis into an opportunity to build a forward-looking nation with democratic aspirations.

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More youths, cheaper coverage

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Humanists not "Christophobic"

In "The separation of church and insanity" (Commentary, July 9), writer Larry W. Poland audaciously maligns millions of patriotic Americans as "Christophobic bigots" because we value the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty. This bedrock American value means nothing if it doesn't simultaneously protect people's freedom to practice their faith as long as that faith doesn't intrude on the rights of others, and protect people's freedom from religious imposition.

When 16th-century Venice and the Washington suburbs don't square

In the fifth of the Hogarth Press Shakespeare series, "New Boy," Tracy Chevalier transplants her version of Shakespeare's "Othello" from 16th century Venice and Cyprus to a 1970s Washington D.C. suburban school playground.

Waking up to the enemy in Iran

It was important that President Donald Trump open his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin by raising the point of Russian meddling in American elections.

Franklin Graham speaks with dignitaries, including U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Lisa Grande, at the Samaritan's Purse field hospital on the Plains of Nineveh in Iraq. Image courtesy of Samaritan's Purse.

Franklin Graham's right -- 'socialized medicine' sucks

- The Washington Times

Worldwide evangelist Franklin Graham cut to the chase about the Charlie Gard vs. Government life-and-death case that's being played out in U.K. courts right now, putting it plainly that parents ought to have the final say over their infants' health care -- not bottom-line bureaucrats feeding into their socialist system. In other words: Socialized medical care sucks.

President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Paris. President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron may be the world's most unlikely political odd couple. Far apart on climate change and immigration, the two leaders will look for common ground on terrorism and defense policy when they meet in Paris. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump impeachment article brought to House -- LOL

- The Washington Times

Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas have brought forward a formal article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors." There's a story about monkeys here that seems applicable.

Illustration on young people in the age of social media information by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Digitally savvy' and at the mercy of media fakers

When President Trump defended his use of social media as not simply "presidential" but "modern day presidential," he had a point. If George Washington, John Adams or Thomas Jefferson wanted to get a personal message duplicated for the public to read, it took at least 24 hours to get it printed (even when their friends owned the presses.)

Illustration on Iraq/ Kudistan relations by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Negotiating an amicable split

Iraqi security forces with the support of coalition forces are finally getting close to defeating ISIS in Iraq, which begs an important question: What comes next? More to the point, what governmental structure would best protect the many ethnic groups that live there?

Illustration on western conservative values by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Making goodness fashionable

There are conservatives, and then there are Western conservatives. Western conservatives think differently about the world. Our wisdom, forged in hard work and steeled by grit, helped settle the West and could provide some much-needed common sense to the rest of the nation.