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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, the home of the Soviet nuclear weapons program and later Soviet and Russian non-military nuclear technologies, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Trump's Syria actions a test of Russia's weapons

Russia doesn't make much, but they do make really good weapons. In fact, one of the purposes of Russian involvement in the civil war in Syria, in addition to preserving Russian influence in the region, was to promote Russian military technology.

The Inn at Death Valley pool, a truly sybaritic oasis fed by warm mineral springs.

In Nevada's Death Valley, luxury is an odd bedfellow

There may be much to say about a 3.3 million-acre national park harboring destinations with names like "Badwater" and "Devil's Golf Course." But such natural oases of frontier life are rare these days and have much to offer to those adventurous enough to leave the safety of neon and traffic and travel to where roads end

Right-wing Israelis demonstrate across from a left-wing demonstration for Gaza in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 1, 2018. Israel's defense minister on Sunday rejected international calls for an investigation into deadly violence along Gaza's border with Israel, saying troops acted appropriately and fired only at Palestinian protesters who posed a threat. But video from the scene showed at least a handful of incidents in which people appear to have been shot either far from the border or while they were not actively rioting. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Gaza reality check

A notorious terrorist entity, Hamas, organized tens of thousands to amass on Israel's border with the goal of breaching the border fence and crossing into Israel.

In this combination photo, Fox News personality Laura Ingraham speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 20, 2016, left, and David Hogg, a student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks at a rally for common sense gun legislation in Livingston, N.J. on  Feb. 25, 2018. Some big name advertisers are dropping Ingraham after she publicly criticized Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas school on social media. The online home goods store Wayfair, travel website TripAdvisor and Rachel Rays dog food Nutrish all said they are removing their support from Ingraham.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, left, and Rich Schultz)

The fascism of David Hogg

Two months ago, no one knew David Hogg. Today he is all over the left-wing media and his face dominates many social media discussions. MSNBC, also known as the Karl Marx channel, and CNN fawn all over him.

Illustration on the hyperloop by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Tunnel vision

Elon Musk is more like "The Music Man" con artist Professor Harold Hill than inventive genius Thomas Edison. As Gertrude Stein said of Oakland, "There is no there there."

Avoid burning out. (Associated Press)

Go-go-go leads to burnout

Do you ever feel you need to work extra hours just to get "what you need to" accomplished? Or, perhaps you complete a full day at work and then shift into 5th gear to meet the deadlines and needs in your home, at school, or in your personal life?

Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded the West a couple of weeks ago, in effect, "We have weapons that you can't defend against." (Associated Press/File)

Tit for tat from Russia's potential president for life

The most striking comment to come out of Russia since the election of Vladimir Putin to a fourth term Sunday just may have come from well-known firebrand, nationalist and perennial losing presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who declared that the presidential election this year would be Russia's last.