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  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan gestures as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev looks on after their third session of talks at the Hofdi in Reykjavik, Oct. 12, 1986. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

    O'DONNELL: New Cold War or same one that never ended

    Although the Cold War is said to have ended in the 1980s, the staring contest did not.


  • This undated photo provided by Mozilla shows co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich. Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. At issue was Eich's $1,000 donation in 2008 to the campaign to pass California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that outlawed same-sex marriages. (AP Photo/Mozilla)

    DEACE: Fabulous Fascism

    It's tolerance for me, but not for thee.


  • Radio host and columnist Armstrong Williams explores traditional values in his book "Reawakening Virtues: Restoring What Makes America Great." (Image courtesy of New Chapter Publisher)

    WILLIAMS: Political correctness is back with a new name: Bullying

    Over the past few years, bullying has become a hot topic of conversation. Perhaps I should amend that: Bullying has become a hot topic in the media as it has been pushed by progressives to force mainstream acceptance of their agenda.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We are living Orwell's '1984'

    President Obama's policy maneuvers regarding Syria just don't add up. While some may attribute them to incompetence, I think they are a deliberate attempt by a desperate White House to divert attention from the critical issues at hand, such as GOP-led efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act and break the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill into logical and manageable steps that don't make the problem worse.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Dark Road'

    George Orwell once remarked that we have less sympathy for the 7 million victims of Stalin's famine in Ukraine and the Caucasus than we do for the dog that we just hit on the road. The dog is an audible yelp and visible carnage: flesh, blood, bone and fur scattered over the highway. The 7,000,000 dead Ukrainians, on the other hand, are just a number.


  • Illustration: Second thoughts by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Thought crimes

    In George Orwell's allegorical novel "Animal Farm," all animals were equal, but some animals were more equal than others. "Hate-crime" laws treat some victims more equally than others, converting thoughts into crimes. Orwell would understand, but not applaud.


  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Diaries’

    A man of the left renowned for the piercing honesty of his thought and writings, particularly in his novels "Animal Farm" (1945) and "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949), English novelist and journalist George Orwell (1903-1950) has earned the admiration of millions of readers across the political spectrum. One admirer, conservative champion Russell Kirk, went so far as to claim that no 20th-century novelist exerted a stronger influence upon political opinion in Britain and America than did Orwell.


  • US actor Tim Robbins: I live without television

    Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins says his experience directing a play based on George Orwell's "1984" has prompted a life choice as personal as it is political: He's living without a TV.


  • US actor Tim Robbins: I've gotten rid of my TV

    Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins says his experience directing a play based on George Orwell's "1984" has prompted a life choice as personal as it is political: He's living without a TV.


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