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Sharpton in Ferguson Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A collection of race hustlers

Circumstances surrounding the events of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 continue to unfold and dominate national headlines. A family, community and country have been captivated by the events that evolve daily.

Secure Texas Borders Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When foreign terrorism comes home

Their pitiless email to James Foley’s grieving parents was as brutal as the Islamic State’s video of his beheading by a black-clad, knife-wielding executioner.

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown who was killed by police, last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street, following a suspected robbery of a box of cigars from a nearby market, has sparked a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Four approaches to Ferguson

Following the shooting death of 18-year-old black robbery suspect Michael Brown by a white police officer on Aug. 9, four distinctly different groups descended upon the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo.

Sports Drive the National Discourse Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

When sports drive the national discourse

Walk down the entranceway of the Farragut West Metro Station in Washington, D.C., and you’ll see an interesting poster hanging on the wall. Part of an ad campaign for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority, the poster shows two men at a bowling alley, conversing.

Sharing Cypriot Natural Resources Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ERDENGIZ: Building a bicommunal solution on Cyprus

At a time when, in the words of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, “the world is a mess,” it’s disturbing to see and read ugly depictions of Cyprus as though it’s a war zone.

EDITORIAL: Licensing unemployment

Janet Yellen has a knack for understatement. The chairman of the Federal Reserve said Friday that the recession might have “caused persistent changes in the labor market’s functioning.” That’s a polite way of telling the millions in the unemployment line to get used to it.

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.

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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."

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.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Faithless Execution'

As assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, Andrew McCarthy earned a reputation as a well-prepared, effective prosecutor. He is best known for prosecuting — and putting in prison — Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 others for the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center.

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.

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."

Lily Goldberg, 13, center, holds a United States flag during a rally in support of Israel in front of city hall in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the rally, criticizing an American "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Brad Loper) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGAZINES OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY

MANDEL AND SENTE: Israel is a strong investment for America

As the Treasurer of Ohio and a State Representative from Illinois, we write today to communicate why Israel Bonds are a strong investment for state governments. While one of us is a Republican and the other a Democrat, we find responsible investment and stewardship of tax dollars to be a non-partisan issue.

al Qaeda inspired militants stand with captured Iraqi Army Humvee at a checkpoint outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The fighting at Beiji comes as Iraq has asked the U.S. for airstrikes targeting the militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. While U.S. President Barack Obama has not fully ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes, such action is not imminent in part because intelligence agencies have been unable to identify clear targets on the ground, officials said.(AP Photo)

Civilization versus barbarism

Recently, Pope Francis declared that "the persecution of Christians today is even greater than in the first centuries of the church, and there are more Christian martyrs today than in that era."