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A New Jersey State Police cruiser leaves Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to arrive at the golf club on Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Criminal civil forfeiture

Living in a free society brings benefits, but also responsibilities. One of the most important is keeping an eye on government. You never know when lawmakers will try to do something bad — or something that seems good initially, then goes spectacularly wrong. Published February 27, 2017

Some critics thought President Trump wouldn't last long in office, but as of Tuesday, he is not the president with the shortest term in office, according to historical records. (Associated Press)

America's declining economic freedom

Its official title is "2017 Index of Economic Freedom." But you could also call it "President Obama's Report Card." Published February 20, 2017

In this Jan. 20, 2017 photo, a worker packs rose buds to be shipped to the United States ahead of Valentine's Day, at the Ayura flower company in Tocancipa, north of Bogota, Colombia. The country's flower industry took off in the early 1990s when the U.S. Congress passed a law eliminating tariffs on goods from Andean drug-producing nations in a bid to encourage legal exports instead. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Purging the marriage penalty

A Valentine's Day present from the federal government? It could happen. No, I'm not talking about flowers or candy. I'm talking about getting rid of the "marriage penalty" that's built into one of our biggest welfare programs. Published February 13, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file picture President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi , is on his way to a news conference after a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany.   The head of the European Central Bank says  Monday Feb. 6, 2017 that its monetary stimulus efforts are still very much needed to support the continent's economic recovery  despite the recent spike in inflation in the countries that use the euro currency. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file)

Overregulation drags down business

"If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn't like," President Reagan once quipped, "I'm afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn't like." Published February 6, 2017

Stockton University biology students, from left, Francisca Ekekwe, Valkyrie Falciani and Danielle Ertz work with spores in sterilized tubes that will be studied for agriculture in low gravity at the International Space Station, in Galloway, N.J., Monday Jan. 30 2017. Their experiments using spores were chosen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) to go to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Mission 11 of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). (Ben Fogletto/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

Choosing education that works

Amid the negativity we see online, in print and on the air, something good has been happening in communities all across the nation recently, as parents, teachers and students staged events to mark this year's National School Choice Week. Published January 30, 2017

The American flag flies in front of the U.S. Capitol dome at sunset on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 18, 2016, file photo. The end of the 2016 presidential election is at hand. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

Frittering away the funds

I have good news for lawmakers looking to purge wasteful spending from the federal budget: It's a target-rich environment out there. Published January 23, 2017

Stickers for voters are seen on a table at a polling station Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Wayne, Pa. Attention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades, and races for Congress and state offices. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Reversing a dangerous power grab

Being an informed citizen means keeping up with the news, however tricky it may be to find reliable sources. But sometimes even that's not enough. It's easy to get distracted by the latest shouting match and miss some important item that slips by almost unnoticed. Published January 16, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa. Ramos was later removed from the room. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, that the President-elect would meet with Univision President and CEO Randy Falco and the company's chief news and digital officer, Isaac Lee. The meeting happens after Trump and the Spanish-language broadcaster clashed repeatedly during the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

The resiliency of conservatism

Elections rarely come and go without many of us on the right debating that question. Sure, some of the discussions devolve into counterproductive food fights. But others are very healthy, and are just what you'd expect when dealing with such a vibrant, timeless governing philosophy. Published January 9, 2017

Losing our Sowell

We've heard a lot lately about how 2016 was such an awful year. Usually that thought is prompted by the death of a beloved celebrity, and there's no question that we lost some talented people. Published January 2, 2017

A tenure marked by earnest dedication and criticism, fair and unfair

Ban Ki-moon, the eighth secretary-general of the United Nations, is wrapping up his second and final five-year term with the global body at the end of this year. His dedication to the U.N. is strong and personal — he was a recipient of U.N. assistance during and after the Korean War. However, U.N. supporters have criticized him as being, in the words of The Economist, "the dullest — and among the worst" of the individuals serving in that capacity. Published December 29, 2016

Illustration on the nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The 33-minute threat

Imagine being stuck in a grocery checkout line for 33 minutes. Or in a traffic jam. Time would slow to a crawl, each minute feeling longer than the one before it. Published December 26, 2016

Illustration on the exoneration of fracking by the EPA by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Fudging the facts about fracking

Groups such as the Sierra Club have long claimed that fracking is an environmental hazard. The revolutionary drilling process "has contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of Americans," Sierra says on its website. The statement must rest on some pretty sound science, right? Published December 19, 2016

Illustration on the story behind the Bill of Rights by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Enshrining liberty in law

Ask someone to quote from the U.S. Constitution, and you'll likely hear the words "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ." Ironically, though, if some of the Constitution's framers had had their way, these words wouldn't even have been in the document in the first place. Published December 12, 2016

Gavel

Putting innocent Americans on trial

"Let's not make a federal case out of this." Nearly all of us have heard someone say something like this at one time or another. And it used to mean something. Not anymore. Published December 5, 2016

A Vietnamese policeman stands guard as a wreath and an image of the late Cuban President Fidel Castro are placed at the Cuban embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Castro, who led his bearded rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half-century of rule in Cuba, died on Friday at age 90. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)

The demise of a despot

"We know that this moment fills Cubans with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation." Published November 28, 2016

Illustration on dismantling the Iran nuclear deal by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

Deal us out

Iran's leaders have a simple message for any administration unhappy about the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama: Hands off. Published November 14, 2016

Illustration on the millennial generation's ignorance of the communist historical record by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Misinformed millennials and civic ignorance

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction," President Reagan once said. One can only imagine how he would have reacted to the first "Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism," a recent poll by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOCMF). Published November 7, 2016

Stickers for voters are seen on a table at a polling station Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Wayne, Pa. Attention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades, and races for Congress and state offices. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Election fraud is no myth

"Vote early and often," the old joke goes. Though the latest voter-fraud news out of Colorado is no laughing matter. According to CBS4 in Denver: "An ongoing CBS4 voter fraud investigation has uncovered a dozen cases where Coloradans are suspected of voting twice. Published October 31, 2016

Illustration on bad developments in health insurance rates by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The death throes of Obamacare

Are you enrolled in any of the Obamacare exchanges? If so, are you paying enough for health insurance? Published October 24, 2016