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European Council President Donald Tusk, right, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban participate in a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is visiting EU officials on Thursday to discuss the current migration crisis. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

A battle of wills over Polish courts exposes EU bullying

The European Union has long criticized its East European members — the former Soviet satellites Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic — for alleged "authoritarian" tendencies. The George Soros-backed, open-borders policy favored by Western European leaders has long been a sore point between East and West, with East European leaders refusing to admit millions of economic migrants from the Middle East and other world crisis spots whom they see as a threat to their security, culture and identity as a people.

President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. Trump announced the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump thwarts Dr. Evil

The seething rage coming from Obamaland is palpable -- President Trump has withdrawn from the Iran deal, Barack Obama's signature achievement.

In this Dec. 10, 2009, file photo, people walk in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral, left, the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right back, and Lenin Mausoleum, right, in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File) **FILE**

Russians fleeing a bad situation

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported this week asylum applications by Russian citizens in the United States hit a 24-year high in 2017, jumping nearly 40 percent from the previous year and continuing an upward march that began after Vladimir Putin began his second run as president in 2012.

File-This Nov. 10, 2017, file photo shows Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska, right, walking to attend the APEC Business Advisory Council dialogue in Danang, Vietnam. The United States punished dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials on Friday, April 6, 2018, with sanctions that took direct aim at President Putin's inner circle, as President Donald Trump's administration tried to show he's not afraid to take tough action against Moscow. Seven Russian tycoons, including aluminum magnate Deripaska, were targeted, along with 17 officials and a dozen Russian companies, the Treasury Department said.  (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File) **FILE**

For Russia, the hits just keep coming from Team Trump

So now the Democrats have sued the Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks over supposed "collusion" during the 2016 presidential election. But even as President Trump's critics accuse him of going easy on the Kremlin, the hits from the White House toward Moscow just keep on coming.

Targeting Handguns Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The left's war on self-defense

In Arizona, there is a special election to replace Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned earlier this year. Making special appearances to help the Democrat in that race are the kids from Parkland, Florida.

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.