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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage for the third presidential debate at University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary as ladies’ fashion leader. Who knew?

- The Washington Times

Nobody has accused Hillary Clinton of setting an example of how to dress for success, and certainly not for fun. She’s clearly no Melania Trump. But she may be assisting the Chinese in bringing back “the Mao suit.” She probably shouldn’t expect a standing ovation from men.

Illustration on Special Ops forces by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Where warrior-spies fight in the shadows

As the Obama administration has retreated, or openly flirted with retrenchment, from Middle Eastern wars during its tenure, America has been spared the full onslaught of jihadi terrorism because of the exertions of nation’s special military forces and the intelligence communities working in concert.

Illustration on the Banana Republic level of Obama/Clinton politics by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Obama-Clinton banana republic

- The Washington Times

A fair, balanced, and independent Justice Department. Neutral diplomats, who serve the public over politics, at the State Department. An unbiased, honest, mainstream media.

Importance of the Black Vote Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why blacks should abandon the Democratic Party

Unnoticed by the mainstream media, which prefers showier displays of political protest, there is a quiet revolution going on in the African-American community. Confronted by a problematic candidate and a platform that has abandoned them, more and more black voters are questioning whether they should support the Democratic Party.

Illustration on Trump's negative impact on the GOP by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

It didn’t have to be this way

The presidential debates are mercifully over in an election that may long be remembered as a lost opportunity for Republicans to take control of the nation’s government for the next four to eight years.

An unnamed, newborn eastern black rhino walks around with it's mother, Ayana, Monday Oct. 17, 2016, at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. The endangered eastern black rhino mother gave birth to the female, 80-pound calf on Oct. 11, and is likely the first endangered rhino born in the state of Iowa, according zoo officials. “This is an extremely significant event — not only in Blank Park Zoo’s 50 year history, but also for this critically endangered animal species,” zoo CEO Mark Vukovich said. (Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Recovering the Endangered Species Act

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once described the Endangered Species Act as imposing “unfairness to the point of financial ruin — not just upon the rich, but upon the simplest farmer who finds his land conscripted to national zoological use.” His comment resonates with far too many landowners across the country.

Dehumanizing Assisted Suicide Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hurting the seriously ill rather than helping

The D.C. Council voted this week to add a physician-assisted suicide bill to their legislative agenda. Proponents insist that such suicides be viewed as a purely private matter between an autonomous adult who desires to die and another autonomous adult who can provide medical assistance in death.

A worker steps through the maze of hoses being used at a remote fracking site in Rulison, Colorado. (Associated Press/File)

The geopolitics of fracking

Events in the United States occurring during the past two weeks promise to shake up global energy markets and undermine Russian power, unless President Obama or Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton further attempt to prop up Russian President Vladimir Putin’s energy cabal.

Illustration on the IRS under Hillary Clinton's presidency by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton’s IRS — a sneak preview

Imagine: What if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) singled out hundreds of grassroots citizens groups across the nation and subjected them to ill treatment because of their political beliefs and values, mainly in opposition to the president of the United States?

History of Media Bias in America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America’s tradition of media bias

Americans regularly decry media bias — especially during elections. The truth, however, is that for the vast majority of American history, we have had biased media. The problem today is that it is so drastically one-sided that it is tipping election results.

Retooling Schools Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Redefining American education to rekindle growth

Americans face daunting challenges beyond the apparent grasp of the principal contenders for president. Rekindling growth and creating enough good-paying jobs will require wholly rethinking how we educate and socialize young people for work.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal officially announces the end of his mandatory evacuation from Chatham County Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, during a press conference at Signature Aviation. Residents were allowed back to their home till the beginning of curfew at 10PM Sunday. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Georgia’s story of redemption

When I took office in January 2011, Georgia was in the midst of a criminal justice system crisis. The state’s prison population and incarceration budget had doubled in the previous two decades and taxpayers were spending $1 billion per year to keep tens of thousands of inmates behind bars.

U.S. in the ISIS Crosshairs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary’s Achilles’ heel

Nov. 8 may very well go down in history as the day Americans signed our nation’s death certificate. We the people need to understand what is at stake in the most important election in U.S. history

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boards her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, to travel to Las Vegas for the third presidential debate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

This time of crisis: Dems say everything is fine, but they are wrong

On a rare occasion, we Fox News contributors will visit programming off-campus. I did just that last Sunday as a guest on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” Any time Donald Trump’s candidacy is going to be discussed, you now have to presume it will be less about the issues, and more about the shiny distraction of “accusers” from Mr. Trump’s past.

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Illustration on the decreasing U.S. armed forces by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Questioning the gap between soldier and state

How is life in our increasingly hollow Army, now sliding precipitously toward its lowest numbers since World War II? Despite rising threats from the Islamic State (ISIS) to Iran and North Korea, nuts-and-bolts national security issues are studiously ignored in the current campaign.

Replicas of Christopher Columbus ships, the Nina, left, and the Pinta, rest at the Riverwalk Marina, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, Decatur, Ala. o the average person, the two wooden sailing vessels berthed at Riverwalk Marina look like they might be scaled-down versions of Columbus' famous ships that crossed the Atlantic in 1492. They're not. In fact, they're about as close as anyone can get to true replicas of the ships that helped change the course of human history. (Crystal Vanderweit/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Columbus and the voyages of America

Monday is the 79th anniversary of the federal government's making Columbus Day a holiday. To be sure, Americans celebrated Oct. 12 long before 1937. But the holiday has fallen on hard times in recent years. With congressional legislation in 1968, it's part of the Monday holiday scheme, meaning that it could fall, as it does this year, on a date removed from actual history.

Illustration on a critique of a NY Times meditation piece on paying taxes by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Ode to taxes

David Brooks of The New York Times isn't really a conservative, although he writes a column that The Times bills as its primary conservative op-ed offering. But then, he isn't exactly a liberal, either.

Hillary's Tax Plan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A taxing situation

What would you think of an individual or a company that earned a pre-tax profit of $29.9 million in one year, paid nothing in taxes and still received a $3.5 million refund?

Illustration on the 2016 presidential campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Harsh and mean, but it's business as usual

Every four years we get not only a presidential election, but a ferocious debate over how we elect the president. Is this really the best way to elect the leader of the United States and, by default, the leader of the free world? Must we be satisfied with campaigns that become carnivals of trash and trivia?

"You've got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half," Bill Clinton said. "It's the craziest thing in the world." (Associated Press)

Bill Clinton's death spiral?

- The Washington Times

Political pundits have floated a theory around throughout the general election that Donald Trump could melt into a death spiral if he sees the national and state polls turn too much against him.

Illustration on voter fraud by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Voter fraud is real, and it's happening now

When most of us think of voter fraud, we consider specific instances of individuals gaming the system. Voter fraud, however, is a broad, encompassing event, as Matthew Vadum notes at American Thinker: "[E]lection fraud, and electoral fraud, refers to the specific offenses of fraudulent voting, impersonation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, destroying already cast ballots, and a multitude of crimes related to the electoral process."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles while on stage at a town hall at the Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center in Haverford, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary's statist solution

The most critical question that emerged from the recent presidential debate is quite simple. Is the Obama economy as good as Hillary Clinton cracks it up to be and should the nation lunge head-first into a European-style statism to accelerate growth and offer young Americans, minorities and women more and better opportunities?

'Irredeemably' snake-oil resistant

If those with an informed and visceral objection to the prospect of Hillary Clinton holding court in the Oval Office are indeed deplorable and irredeemable, then count me in. Now what happens? Do I and half of the voting public get some kind of distinguishing mark so we can be easily identified and properly shunned?

Illustration on Hillary's vulnerability on economic issues by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Trump can make Clinton squirm

Here's how some savvy folks believe Donald Trump can set Hillary Clinton back on her heels in the second presidential debate: Enlighten the tens of millions of radio and TV listeners how five 20th century presidents, including Hillary's husband, made America prosperous through well devised tax-cut strategies, the kind of programs that Mr. Trump himself has recently unveiled to goose the still-anemic Obama recovery.

Illustration on the challenge presented by Shariah law by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A strategic mistake in counterterrorism

For almost eight years, I've waited for Congress to stand up to President Obama, to demonstrate that the legislative branch is still -- as the Founders envisioned -- coequal to the executive branch, that senators and representatives are more than a commentariat, a Greek chorus appearing on the cable TV stage.

Hillary Gangster Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary's hired thugs

Through the years one of my favorite sallies against the Clintons has been to refer to Hillary Clinton as "Bruno." At times readers have asked, "Why do you call her Bruno?" It is because there has always been an atmosphere of thuggishness about her.

Missile crisis 2.0?

Almost on a daily basis we hear about al Qaeda, the Islamic State, China, North Korea and Russia being a threat to our national security. But seldom do we hear of anything about Venezuela in this regard.