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Lonely Ebola Plane Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The cooty factor in the time of Ebola

At the end of the classic novel “Love in the Time of Cholera,” a ship remains at sea, with its star-crossed lovers keeping their secret as long as they don’t reach port.

In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Ben Bradlee and the end of a rowdy era

- The Washington Times

The obituaries for Ben Bradlee, who died this week age 93, invariably described him as “the legendary editor” of The Washington Post. That was careless language. Ben was not “legendary” at all. He was very real, as the Watergate defendants learned to their chagrin and sorrow.

Illustration on overgrown government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Larger government means shrinking efficiency

According to Gallup, a mere 28 percent of the nation has a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the legislative branch, while the executive fares only marginally better.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Power Grab'

Before you settle down actually to read this book, you may want to consider a course in anger management. Many Americans are well aware that the Obama administration is a case study in the art of the concentrated "Power Grab," the volume's title.

Illustration on the gradual revelation of the Obama administration's true nature by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Taking back America

Never in my lifetime did I believe this great nation would be taken down and withdrawn from its world leadership position by its own leadership.

 President Barack Obama shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie before speaking outside at Asbury Park Convention Hall ,Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Obama traveled to New Jersey to join Christie to inspect and tour the Jersey Shore's recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

Media move on, but Sandy problems linger

The flotsam and jetsam that lay strewn across much of New Jersey and New York may be gone for the most part, but the ramifications of Superstorm Sandy persist despite much of the media's lack of attention to the storm's aftermath two years later.

Illustration by Clement, National Post, Toronto, Canada

Troubled times for Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel tops the Forbes magazine list of the hundred most powerful women in the world for the fourth consecutive year, but these are difficult days for the German chancellor.

Illustration on the prescient warnings of Reagan's "A Time to Choose" speech by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A Reagan refresher course on freedom

- The Washington Times

On Oct. 27, 1964 — 50 years ago next Monday — a tall, handsome man strode to a podium draped with red, white and blue bunting. Perhaps only he — and the most savvy political observers — knew it at the time, but the speaker was about to launch a transformational political movement.

(AP Photo)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Jesus on Trial'

David Limbaugh is an evangelical Christian and a lawyer. He is also Rush's younger brother. In "Jesus On Trial," Mr. Limbaugh attempts to prove the veracity of the Gospels by using the legal rules of evidence to make his case.

Illustration on excessive government regulation of oil by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

Opening the tap for crude-oil exports

Not many years ago, the idea of "peak oil" was all the rage. The concept, first identified in 1956 by M. King Hubbert, a geologist working for Shell Oil, held that there was a finite amount of oil in the ground and that oil production would peak in the 1970s and then decline.