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Illustration on acid attacks on women in Iran by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Iran’s acid attacks on women

In Iran’s Isfahan province, protesters gathered in the streets late last month to decry a series of attacks in which women were badly burned with acid.

Peter Finch Mad as Hell Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The coming Ebola election bounce

Ebola has claimed the lives of some 4,800 West Africans — possibly closer to 15,000, given underreporting. It might also be about to claim Democrats in Tuesday’s midterm elections and further damage Barack Obama’s presidency.

Panelists take part in a discussion during the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission National Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. From left are Sam Allberry, associate pastor of St. Mary’s Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England, Rosaria Butterfield, and Christopher Yuan. Southern Baptists organized the three-day event to strengthen the resolve of Christians preaching the increasingly unpopular view that gay relationships are sinful. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Media-speak muddies midterm issues

Progressives and their media water boys use language as a weapon. Their success often depends on changing the terms of the debate.

Marriage, the surest economic stimulus

This may be a surprising statement from a bleary-eyed, number-crunching economist, but the best anti-poverty program in America may not be tax cuts, debt reduction or regulatory relief, but rather that old-fashioned institution called marriage.

Illustration by AMMER, Weiner Zeitung, Vienna, Austria

Ebola response ignores history’s lessons

The last time we treated a deadly disease as a political problem instead of using time-tested medical precautions, we doomed many hemophiliacs to early deaths, along with hundreds of thousands of homosexual men.

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Regaining congressional prerogatives

The House and Senate leadership of the next Congress should establish a Joint Committee on Regaining and Defending Congressional Prerogatives and Responsibilities.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, campaigns for Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, left, during a rally at the University of Maryland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Signs of a coming Republican wave

It's almost a foregone conclusion that President Obama and the Democrats are going to suffer a humiliating defeat in next week's midterm elections.

Illustration on increasing American cultural and political support for life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pro-life wins at the ballot box

With the recent collapse of the liberal establishment's favorite "war on women" screed, it's time to acknowledge a little discussed political truth: Life is a winning issue.

Illustration on Putin and Russia's increasingly belligerent position in the world by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Putin's Valdai folly

On Oct. 24, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Valdai Club speech, providing a unique peek into his geopolitical soul.

Donald Trump poses for photographs during a ground-breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel on the site of the Old Post Office in Washington on July 23, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

'A new kind of hell to pay'

- The Washington Times

"Muddling through" is not an inspiring strategy for any president. Barack Obama's administration is a muddle, as anyone can see, and everyone can see that he's through as a leader, just when a leader is needed to reassure a frightened nation.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Devil's Alliance'

From a 21st-century perspective, the alliance that Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin concluded in August 1939 ushering in World War II makes perfect sense: two totalitarian monsters who had so much in common paving the way for Nazi Germany to fight democratic Britain and France.

Federal Health Officer Dr. Rupert Blue, the bubonic plague virus, a view of San Francisco in 1904 and a rat caught and exterminated in the city       The Washington Times

Unwelcome as the 1900-1904 plague

If Americans suspected of carrying the Ebola virus are upset about federal and state quarantine regulations and threaten court action, it brings to mind a situation that existed in San Francisco from 1900 to 1904 when bubonic plague cases arose in the city's Chinatown.

Illustration by TOM, Trouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Desperate for a deal with Iran

President Obama thinks he has succeeded in remaking America, but so far his foreign-policy legacy has been a flop.

Liberties Lost Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The presumption of liberty

In the years following the adoption of the Constitution, before he was secretary of state under President Thomas Jefferson and then president himself, James Madison, who wrote the Constitution, was a member of the House of Representatives.