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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


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

Illustration on one vote Supreme Court decisions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

One vote matters

It doesn't always come down to one vote. Published October 17, 2016

Illustration on the state of the nations national defense forces by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Buying defense on the cheap

Ever seen this bumper sticker? "It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber." Published October 3, 2016

Illustration on reviving the war on drugs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Declaring war on drugs, again

Repeat a lie often enough, the saying goes, and it becomes the truth. Take the war on drugs. As you've surely heard in everything from sneering editorials to unsourced memes on Facebook, it was a dismal failure. Heck, it made the problem worse. Published September 26, 2016

Tents used by the homeless line a downtown Los Angeles street with the skyline behind Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Los Angeles officials say they will declare a state of emergency on homelessness and propose spending $100 million to reduce the number of people living on city streets. City Council President Herb Wesson, members of the council's Homelessness and Poverty Committee and Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the plan Tuesday outside City Hall, as homeless people dozed nearby on a lawn.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A poor way to measure poverty

Poverty is down, the latest Census Bureau report shows. Good news, to be sure, but some context is needed. A closer look at the data reveals that things aren't necessarily the way they appear. Published September 19, 2016

Illustration for Constitution Day by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Our forgotten national birthday

We celebrate every July 4th with fireworks, parades, speeches and other tributes. And rightly so -- our Declaration of Independence heralded a new age in human history. So why does Sept. 17 come and go with so little notice? Published September 12, 2016