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Illustration on government abuse of civil forfeiture laws by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When cops steal from innocent citizens

Not many people make a habit of carrying large amounts of cash around. After all, thieves could steal it. How ironic, then, that a growing threat to your money is the people you'd call if your money was stolen: the police. Published October 12, 2015

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Pope Francis returned to the Vatican Monday at the end of a 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Overlooked remarks from the 'people's pope'

To say that Pope Francis' visit to the United States drew a lot of media attention would be an understatement. The coverage was 'round-the-clock. Yet as a lifelong "cradle Catholic," educated by Jesuits, I couldn't help noticing what a remarkably incomplete, if not misleading, portrait emerged of the Holy Father. Published September 28, 2015

Illustration on the ending of the Ex-Im Bank by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Killing the Ex-Im Bank won't cost jobs

Let's say you've been letting your child watch too much TV. You decide, quite sensibly, to cut down on his viewing time. Think he'll realize it's for the best and take it without a fuss? Published September 21, 2015

Scamming the Banks Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trafficking in budget gimmicks

Frustrated voters sometimes denounce their representatives as "good for nothing," but are they being fair? Consider the budget gimmicks some politicians come up with. When it comes to fiscal gymnastics, who can deny their creativity? Published September 14, 2015

John Von Kannon Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

John Von Kannon, R.I.P.

The modern conservative movement has lost one of its real heroes. John Von Kannon, "the Baron," has passed to a better place after a long struggle with cancer. Published September 9, 2015

Anti-cigarette Poster from the CDC, circa 1988. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Going to pot

A lot of things can date an old movie or TV show: clothes, furniture, cars. And another thing: cigarettes. They're all over the place in many films, markers of an era when smoking was far more common. Published September 7, 2015

Illustration on Educational Savings Accounts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Better school choices for less

Another school year is underway, and more parents than ever are using school choice to ensure the best education for their children. Or should I say trying to use them? Some groups, after all, are trying to thwart them. Published August 31, 2015

Illustration on a remedy for rising food stamp use by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

An unhealthy dependence on food stamps

Good news: The number of Americans using food stamps in 2014 declined slightly from the previous year. So why does the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity say this indicator is headed in the "wrong direction"? Published August 24, 2015

Illustration on threats to Internet freedom by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ensuring a free and open Internet

There aren't many things we can take for granted these days, but some things really feel as though they should be a given. A free and open Internet, for example. Published August 17, 2015

Illustration on the effects of lifting financial sanctions on Iran under the Obama/Iran nuclear deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why the Iran deal makes war more likely

Do you think opposition to the Obama administration's deal with Iran is strictly a partisan issue? Hardly. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York recently joined half a dozen Democrats in the House of Representatives who have voiced doubts about the agreement. Published August 10, 2015

Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she rolls a joint in her home on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser defied threats from Congress by implementing a voter-approved initiative on Thursday, making the city the only place east of the Mississippi River where people can legally grow and share marijuana in private. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Tracking the trends

Why do we follow the news? To be informed, of course. We naturally want to be aware of what's happening at home and around the world. Published August 3, 2015

Alternative delegate from Jean, La., Billy Durnley wears a large elephant buckle at the Republican National Convention, Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Creating a case for conservatism

Being conservative in a politically correct culture has never been easy. Whether you're a politician trying to explain a controversial sound-bite, or a voter attempting to defend your stance on a hot-button issue to co-workers, you either grow a thick skin -- or learn to keep quiet. Published July 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington in this April 29, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) ** FILE **

Tapping the taxpayer till

There's always that one moment in a horror film when everyone thinks the villain has been killed, then bam -- up he jumps, to the surprise of everyone. Published July 20, 2015

Former President Ronald Reagan. (Associated Press)

Reagan's tax-cutting legacy

President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side, tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive the U.S. economy. Published July 13, 2015

Illustration on the value of the U.S. Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'We the People'

"We the People." We've heard that phrase so often it's easy to overlook its significance. But as we mark our nation's birthday, we should take a moment to ask ourselves: What is the role of the people? Published June 29, 2015

Illustration on the death of comedy on politically correct college campuses by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The empty 'marketplace of ideas'

Americans take justifiable pride in their right to free speech. People may be muzzled by their government in places such as Cuba and North Korea, but not here. You can say what's on your mind without fear of prosecution. Published June 22, 2015

Soldiers provide an honor guard before the Magna Carta Memorial with its simple inscription "To commemorate Magna Carta, symbol of freedom under law" at Runnymede, England, during a commemoration ceremony, Monday June 15, 2015, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the groundbreaking accord called Magna Carta. In 1215, Britain's King John met disgruntled barons at Runnymede and agreed to a list of basic rights and laws called Magna Carta, which have formed the basic tenets of modern civil liberties, and was an inspiration for the U.S. Constitution among many other worldwide influences. (Chris Jackson/Pool photo via AP) ** FILE **

Saluting a 'Great Charter' of liberty

It won't be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won't do so quietly. Published June 15, 2015

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Showing the Ex-Im Bank the exit

Congress does two things well: nothing and overreact. Well, I have some good news: Doing nothing when it comes to the Ex-Im Bank is exactly what we need right now. Published June 8, 2015