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Sheldon Adelson. (Associated Press)

Now it’s time to pay for the fun

- The Washington Times

Money is not the mother’s milk of politics, as the bundler’s cliche goes, but homemade vanilla ice cream, rich and creamy. Donald Trump hasn’t been getting any. Not much and not lately, anyway.

Saudi Handgun Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The myth of Saudi support for terrorism

Last Friday, the infamous “28 pages” from the 2002 Congressional Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks were declassified. For years, this final section of the report was kept from the public, which led some to believe that it contained evidence that the Saudi Arabian government was behind the attacks, either indirectly by financing al Qaeda or directly by providing support to the actual terrorists on the planes.

Illustration of Ted Cruz as Brutus by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ted Cruz writes a political suicide note

- The Washington Times

Cleveland — As Charles Krauthammer put it, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wrote “the longest suicide note in U.S. History,” and it was a disjointed, contradictory one that revealed a deeply conflicted and narcissistic man. A principled stand for the party and country? Hardly.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference with Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the Foreign Office in London, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)

The nightmarish results of Muslim outreach

When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the United States liked in the Middle East. Then terrorism would decrease.

Iran Missile Factory Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Obama’s Iran delusions

July 14 was the first anniversary of President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Because the agreement renders our intelligence community deaf and blind to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the new report from a German intelligence agency that Iran is violating the deal comes as no surprise.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly in Washington, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Apple polishing on the stump

Hillary Clinton took pandering to a new level when she addressed delegates to the National Education Association’s (NEA) convention on July 5.

Illustration on the loss of fighting spirit in the U.S. armed forces by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

‘Don’t give up the ship’

The recent release of the investigative report on the “surrender” of two U.S. Navy heavily armed, 48-foot Riverine Coastal Patrol Boats in the North Arabian Sea on Jan. 12 to slightly smaller, armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy center-console fishing-type boats was more than an embarrassment for the Navy.

Illustration on Trump's acceptance speech by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The speech Donald Trump should give tonight to win it all

- The Washington Times

Tonight in Cleveland, Donald Trump will accept the Republican nomination for president of the United States. His ascent is the most astonishing political story of our lifetimes, and he achieved it with breathtaking fearlessness, cleverness, wit and smarts. Most importantly, he had from the start an extraordinary sixth sense of the anger, betrayal and anxiety roiling voters and driving their desire to smash the existing order.

Erdogan and the Brotherhood Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The jihadis in France, the Islamists in Turkey

Streets ran red with blood in both France and Turkey last week. A terrorist atrocity and an attempted coup are quite different events. But underlying both is this question: How are the most dynamic forces within the Islamic world shaping the 21st century?

Anti-EU Movement Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Europe’s challenge after Brexit

New surveys released this week by Britain’s EEF manufacturers’ organization and by PricewaterhouseCoopers predict that the United Kingdom’s June 23 vote to leave the European Union will result in economic slowdown. That may or may not prove true.

Election Day Turnout for Trump Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A Patrick Henry moment

In his column, “The election to terrify us all,” Wesley Pruden warns, “This might be remembered as the year when they gave an election and nobody came. The millions stayed home, the champagne went uncorked, and everybody lived in semi-misery ever after.”

Shia, Sunni and Christian Iraqis pray together in Baghdad at the site of the July 6 truck bombing, the worst such attack since 2003. Associated Press photo

Iraqis united by atrocity

The hell of jihadi terrorism is burning in the hearts of Iraqi citizens even weeks after the worst-ever terror bombing in Baghdad on July 3. The death count is now well above 300, including 172 people whose corpses could only be identified by DNA tests.

Illustration on the relationship between honor killings an Islamist terrorism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

‘Honor killings’ and Islamic terrorism

The world is in chaos, as Islamic violence is setting the tone with terrorism. Whether it be Orlando or Nice or the Bavarian train slasher, we’re all told it was a “lone wolf” transformed into a monster by “radicalization,” one of the left’s favorite fabricated explanations.

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FBI's wasted investigation

I just watched FBI Director James B. Comey's news brief regarding Hillary Clinton's misuse of a private server -- and came away sickened by the results of the FBI's "investigation" ("On Hillary emails, Comey's evidence clashes with Comey's conclusions," Web, July 5).

A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, on June 25, 2014. (Associated Press)

Failing America again

Justice delayed is once more justice denied. The powerful elites in Washington have been satisfied to coddle illegal immigrants rather than make the safety of American citizens their first priority. With everyone watching on Wednesday, the U.S. Senate had two chances to redeem itself. The senators blew both of them.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on the Boardwalk  in Atlantic City, N.J.,Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A sad day for Mr. Comey and the FBI

James B. Comey obviously had little taste for a head-on collision with Hillary Clinton, despite the remarkable bill of particulars he presented with his announcement that there will be no prosecution of the lady who is expected to be the Democratic nominee for president. Even more remarkable, he acknowledged that Mrs. Clinton may be too big to jail.

Illustration on the struggle to win the hearts of young people away from Islamism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A war of beliefs

Terrorism expert Peter Bergen said recently on Capitol Hill, "The homegrown terrorist is the biggest threat to the United States." According to New America's "ISIS in the West: The New Faces of Extremism," the most common demographic of Americans recruited by ISIS, or the Islamic State, is a 25-year-old who is socially connected on the internet.

Illustration on the state of California by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Will California ever thrive again?

There was more of the same old, same old California news recently. Some 62 percent of state roads have been rated poor or mediocre. There were more predications of huge cost overruns and yearly losses on high-speed rail -- before the first mile of track has been laid. One-third of Bay Area residents were polled as hoping to leave the area soon.

Illustration on the history of American political corruption by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The return of political corruption

With the exoneration by the FBI of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, of any email misdeeds, it brings to mind the perceptions of Scottish visitor to the United States, James Bryce (1838-1922), in the late 19th century.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a gathering on the Boardwalk Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A free pass for Hillary

FBI Director James Comey has given Hillary Clinton something better than a get-out-of-jail-free card. He's protected her from indictment by recommending to the Department of Justice that she not be prosecuted for her and her staff's "extremely careless" handling of emails on private servers that included documents classified as "top secret," "secret" and "confidential."

Illustration on the legal battle over illegal immigration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A small victory on immigration

In a rare instance when a tie score was really a win, the 4-4 Supreme Court decision on President Obama's executive amnesty for illegal immigrants represented a victory for the rule of law.

Eli Weisel by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Mourning with a message

We weep for Eli Wiesel in his life. We mourn the loss of a man who lived the future in his past, fate and fame fused and burned permanently into the memory of a civilization that inflicted great suffering.

Illustration on environmental activists' interference in Colorado energy extraction by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A Rocky Mountain assault on property rights

If an anti-fracking fringe group gets its way, property rights could become a fond memory in Colorado. If its scheme catches on, these fundamental rights could become endangered far more widely.

Brexit naysayers' voting snobbery

The British voting public may not be as sophisticated as some 'Brexit' naysayers would like, but they are smart enough to know that they don't like what the European Union has done to their country. They exercised their right to vote to leave it. As Clifford D. May notes in "Rule Britannia" (Web, June 28): "That's called Democracy. Is there a preferable alternative?"

Don't 'move on' from Benghazi

Like millions of others nationwide, I have followed our nation's Middle East foreign policy under President Obama. And as a former U.S. multinational peacekeeper to Beirut, I am disgusted that party politics have ruined the need for our elected to release a bipartisan, post- Benghazi-terrorist-attack review. Conducting a review in the divisive unhelpful way which both parties did not only insults the sacrifices and lost lives of my comrades and their families, but mocks our collective national intelligence as well.

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave following a campaign event at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama is spending the afternoon campaigning for Clinton. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

'Indicting' Hillary

It's probably true, as a courthouse wisecrack first put it many years ago, that even a mediocre prosecutor can persuade a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. Loretta Lynch, the nation's top prosecutor, now has the whole ham in front of her, and by one imaginative reading the FBI has all but dared her to proceed against Hillary Clinton.

FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More police departments are exploring technology that would allow 911 emergency dispatchers to receive text messages from people who need help. When gunshots rang out at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June, patrons hid from the gunman and frantically texted relatives to call 911 because Orlando doesn't have 911 texting. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Moving against gun violence

Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, the only licensed psychologist in the House of Representatives, has worked for three years to win bipartisan votes for his "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." He was asked by the House Republican leadership to examine the nation's mental-health system and recommend reforms that could prevent or make less likely mass shootings by the dangerously mentally ill.

A man talks on his mobile phone in the Marina Bay financial district of Singapore on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Singapore, which is about the size of New York City, has a population of more than 5 million and its economy relies mainly on finance, tourism and manufacturing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

A chance to jar the regulatory ostriches

Between House Speaker Paul Ryan's regulatory reform task force report and Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling's Financial Choice Act (both released in June), regulatory reform is suddenly getting the attention it deserves.

Illustration on Clarence Thomas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Clarence Thomas, an original

This week marks 25 years since President George H.W. Bush named Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, inaugurating a tenure marked by unwavering commitment to principled originalism.