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Donald Lambro

Articles by Donald Lambro

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's tax plan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Staying the dismal economic course

Barack Obama's approval scores have plunged into the low 40s as a majority of Americans now say they disapprove of the job he's doing as president. Published November 24, 2015

Illustration on Donald Trump by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

Surviving this election cycle

Americans are living in an age where too many of us no longer seriously question the promises and proposals of our presidential candidates Published November 19, 2015

Illustration on Obama's lack of effective action against ISIS by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

A plan of surrender and defeat

In his 2012 re-election campaign, President Obama repeatedly said that al Qaeda's terrorist forces were "decimated" and we "had them on the run." Published November 17, 2015

Illustration on Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

No Big Foot for the GOP yet

There's still no clear front-runner in the Republican presidential primary campaign. For the most part, the debates have been a sideshow. And the party's strategists are worrying about a looming, election year battle in Congress over entitlement reform. Published November 5, 2015

Jeb Bush, center, flanked by Mike Huckabee, left, and Marco Rubio responds to a question during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

'Tomorrow we are turning the page'

New leadership was put in charge of the House this week as Congress was "wiping the slate clean" to prevent another government shutdown, but little else has changed for the better. Published October 29, 2015

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington in this Wednesday, June 17, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

A recovery that never comes

The Obama economy is tanking as we near the 2016 presidential primaries, handing Republicans the one overriding issue they need to win back the White House. Published October 27, 2015

Hillary Flip-flop Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Hillary flip-flops on the Pacific Rim trade deal

Hillary Rodham Clinton flip-flopped this week on the Pacific Rim trade deal she once embraced but now opposes under political pressure from her party's extreme left wing. Published October 8, 2015

FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama takes questions from members of the media in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are major changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families. Obama has threatened to veto the legislation as part of a larger budget debate on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

A story of U.S. economic failure

The measly number of jobs that the Obama economy created last month is raising new fears of a steeper employment decline this year and next. Published October 6, 2015

Illustration on the need for Republicans to focus on economic solutions in the campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Emphasizing core Republican themes

Is there anyone else out there who's just as frustrated as I am that the presidential candidates are not debating the issues Americans worry about most? Published September 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Dallas on Sept. 14, 2015. (Associated Press)

The rise of the anti-establishment candidates

The 2015-16 presidential campaign has turned into a bitter battle between two mighty forces fighting over what qualifications are needed to get control of a hopelessly dysfunctional government. Published September 15, 2015

Illustration on the recent stock market plunge by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

The roots of 'Black Monday'

The global sell-off on "Black Monday" not only shook Wall Street to its core, but also American confidence -- and all that implies in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Published August 25, 2015

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) ** FILE **

Zeroing in on the winning issues

A pivotal campaign issue seems to be all but missing from the 2015-16 presidential primary race -- in both parties. Published August 20, 2015

Illustration on the continuing national pall cast by the Obama economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Gauging America's sluggish economy

America's sluggish economy still looms over the land like a stationary dark cloud that shows no sign of moving away under the Obama administration. Published July 30, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a rare freedom of being able to stay in the race longer than most with a self-funded campaign. (Associated Press)

Trump's reckless rhetoric

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has a serious problem with American war heroes. He says he doesn't like them if they're captured. Published July 21, 2015

Illustration on Congress' skepticism and opposition to the Iran nuclear arms deal by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Political fallout from the Iran nuclear deal

President Obama's dubious nuclear deal with Iran begins an all-out political war in Congress that will have a huge, perhaps decisive, impact in the 2016 presidential election. Published July 16, 2015

Illustration on the deteriorating Hillary campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Hillary tells a story

New questions emerged about Hillary Clinton's honesty this week over her bogus claim that she had never been served with a subpoena and had followed the government's rules on her emails. Published July 9, 2015

Sen. Bernard Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats, is focusing on wealth disparity.

Bernie's surge

If you Google Bernie Sanders, some surprising poll numbers will appear, showing the rumpled, self-described socialist gaining fast on Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Published June 30, 2015

Illustration on Hillary's apparently socialist positioning in her campaign by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Stumping on platitudes

Struggling to come up with a strategy to put her in the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton has declared war on billionaires, big business, hedge-fund managers, Wall Street and anyone else who has become successful in the American economy. Published June 16, 2015

Howling for a Good Job Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Jobs boom bust

All of the euphoric stories you've read lately about the surging job market should include one of these cautionary notes: "This report omits all negative data," or "read down to the very bottom where we've buried the bad stuff." Published June 11, 2015