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Bangladesh: 4 things

Here are four things to know about Bangladesh, the South Asia nation where Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists claimed responsibility for the siege in the capital of Dhaka. Published July 1, 2016

Global fallout of Obama's timidity

After eight years of President Obama, enemies of America understand that this president was never interested in defending his country or keeping it a superpower. And they are exploiting Mr. Obama's compromising of America and his betrayal of oath, office and country. Published June 30, 2016

The real American dream

On July 4 we recognize the Declaration of Independence, which defines the American dream of inalienable natural rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution establishes a government to secure those rights by promoting the general welfare and the blessings of liberty. Published June 30, 2016

FILE In this Jan. 25, 2015 file photo, Chile's Navy ship Aquiles moves alongside the Hurd Peninsula, seen from Livingston Islands, part of the South Shetland Islands archipelago in Antarctica. Antarcticas ozone hole is finally starting to heal, a new study finds. In a study showing that the world can fix man-made environmental problems when it gets together, research from the U.S. and the United Kingdom show that the September-October ozone hole over Antarctica is getting smaller and forming later in the year.  And the study in the journal Science also shows other indications that the ozone layer is improving after it was being eaten away from chemicals in aerosols and refrigerants. Ozone is a combination of three oxygen atoms that high in the atmosphere shields Earth from much of the suns ultraviolet rays.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Pushing back the green bullies

Sometimes bullies pick on the wrong target. The state attorneys general who thought they could walk over climate-change skeptics with impunity made that mistake. The debate that backers of President Obama's global warming schemes don't want to entertain isn't merely about facts and figures, but about the First Amendment right to free speech. Questioning authority is an American tradition, but it can be inconvenient. Published June 30, 2016

In this Wednesday, June 29, 2016 photo, tomato plants in a plastic box offer a modest start for a garden at a new camp for homeless women in Eugene, Ore. The camp is the fourth Safe Spot Community opened and operated by Community Supported Shelters for homeless citizens in the Eugene and Springfield area. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via AP)

No blue ribbons for pot

It's difficult to hold a state fair when the District of Columbia is not even a state and is unlikely to become one, but a fair is always fun, with displays of pigs and cows and the bounty of the field, usually with a Ferris wheel and a midway offering unlikely freaks and games where the customer is never always right. Published June 30, 2016

Don't let Clinton get the phone

Many differences exist between conservative and liberal values and positions. Hillary Clinton declared that as president she would expand Obama's programs; Donald Trump stated he would make sure Obama's "unconstitutional actions" never returned. Clinton is pro-immigration-expansion while Trump believes we should slow or stop immigration until its policies are fixed. Published June 29, 2016

British Prime Minister David Cameron walks to get in a car as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The price of a European pout

George Bernard Shaw observed that England and America are a common people separated by a common language, and nothing has happened since to change what has made that friendship unique among nations. Published June 29, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Bangor, Maine.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Life imitates art

Like him or not, and a lot of folks say they don't like him, but Donald Trump gets everybody's attention. Hillary Clinton gets attention, too, teaming up briefly with Elizabeth Warren for "a girls' night out." But the Donald burns barns. Published June 29, 2016

Impeach IRS chief

For the sake of preserving the integrity of the IRS, Commissioner John Koskinen should be impeached. Published June 29, 2016

No free college

"No free lunch" is an old but true bromide. There is also no such thing as a free college education. Published June 28, 2016

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the corruption case against McDonnell. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

A rebuke of runaway prosecutors

The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the public-corruption conviction of Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia, deserves the applause of everyone. Just as there is no Republican or Democratic way to put out a fire, there should be no Republican or Democratic way to protect the fundamental rights of everyone. Published June 28, 2016

'Brexit' a warning to U.S.

I share the surprise of most of the world that the British voted to leave the European Union. In fact, I am simply stunned that such a complex decision affecting so many aspects of governance, security and trade was left up to single majority vote by the general public. Published June 28, 2016

National Security Adviser Susan Rice during the daily press briefing in Washington on July 22, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Truth about the Benghazi lies

"The big lie" has been a staple of governments since a cartel of cave men organized the official denial that the bigger cavemen were taking the choicest cuts of the wild razorbacks for themselves. The elites of the cave establishment had rules for themselves and different rules for everybody else. Published June 28, 2016

George Soros's foundation gave $26.4 million in grants and projects to U.S. universities in 2013 alone. Mr. Soros is just one of several ideological billionaires who are using part of their wealth to shape the agenda, research and curricula at the college level where the next generation of American adults are being informed. (Associated Press)

George Soros and his crocodile tears

George Soros, like the rest of the international financial establishment, is mightily upset at the nerve of the British voter, who insists on having his say about his country and how it should be governed. Mr. Soros predicts dire economic consequences as the price of democracy, and professes to be thoroughly saddened by the prospect. Published June 27, 2016

Trump trumps Hillary

Did George Will, conservative elitist extraordinaire, miss 2016's populist rebellion ("George Will renounces GOP, declares 'This is not my party,'" Web, June 25)? He says he has left the Republican Party and he is urging other Republicans to ensure that Donald Trump isn't elected president. One has to wonder whether Mr. Will's elitism has overcome his common sense, or even his conservatism. Published June 27, 2016

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013, file photo, a student walks across the Lawn in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., while the Rotunda was undergoing renovation. Amid scrutiny from Congress and campus activists, colleges across the country are under growing pressure to reveal the financial investments made using their endowments. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Good news from the campus

Jonathan Swift was the first great satirist in the English language. Satire is a wicked art because to make it work the artist must get satire close to the real thing. When Swift proposed that the way to deal with poverty in Ireland was to eat Irish babies many took him seriously. Published June 27, 2016

Brexit makes U.S. think

The recent vote by the people of Britain to withdraw from the European Union has some strong parallels to events happening here in America ("Brexit carries warning signs for Hillary Clinton," Web, June 24). British residents were unhappy with uncontrolled immigration and unelected bureaucrats imposing rules on them. This mirrors America's problem with an open border, uncontrolled immigration, and NAFTA agreements weakening our national sovereignty. Published June 27, 2016

'Plus' ruling racist

Now the highest court in the land says racism is perfectly OK in school admissions — so long as it's used for "positive" purposes ("Supreme Court upholds affirmative action 'plus' policy," Web, June 23). But if you use race to accept one person for a limited number of slots, you're automatically using race to reject another person, and that's not "positive" at all. In schools, only academic credentials should matter. Published June 26, 2016

Sit-in not probem solver

For Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, gun control is a matter of debate, just as civil rights was in the 1960s. But is a sit-in on gun violence really what we need? Published June 26, 2016