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Ukrainian lawmakers scuffled during a parliament session in October. Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who now heads an opposition party, accuses President Petro Poroshenko of stalling reforms and covering up corruption. (Associated Press/File)

Ukraine corruption disputed

After we wrote in our article on October 26th of this year about Ukrainian corruption, titled "Corruption problem in Ukraine cuts far deeper than many know," we received a response from the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine, Anatoly Matios.

Do you have COPD and not know it?

There is a somewhat common health problem today impacting the well-being of an estimated 24 million Americans nationwide, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). And you, or someone you love, could be one of them.

U.S. Constitution

Be alarmed at first experiment with our liberties

Last week, Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, added an amendment to the euphemistically styled "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" that would deny pharmaceutical companies full immediate expensing of truthful prescription drug advertising protected by the First Amendment.

Illustration on patents and protection of American intellectual property by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Supreme Court must protect property rights

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene's Energy Group LLC. The case will decide the constitutionality of a little-known government agency called the Patent and Trial Appeals Board. Even more significantly, the case will have far-reaching implications for intellectual property rights, patent protections and the future of innovation in the United States.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (Photo: Associated Press)

Space: The next frontier

Ask any baby boomer and there are two dates they will remember and can tell you where they were when the news hit. The first is Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Slavery, war and the artifacts left behind

Destruction of historical statues, icons and documents appears to be one of the latest fads of the Left. This idea seemed a bit quaint for the "hate America" fringe until it caught fire with the Leftist establishment.

Communist party supporters carry portraits of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, left, and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a demonstration marking the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Thousands of Communist demonstrators marked the centennial of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution Tuesday by marching across downtown Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A history deficit obscures the real crimes done to Russia

It never ceases to amaze me the way the left attempts to rewrite history. I find it especially dangerous that our millennial generation is so misinformed about the past, communism in particular. Marxism and communism did not die after the Cold War was won, they simply morphed and went underground in our media and education system, only to raise their ugly heads decades later.

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meet with reporters outside the White House in Washington. Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective _ averting some full-blown political disasters.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) **FILE**

Tax reform: How the GOP can win big

The GOP needs the right kind of win, not a simple "check-the-box" win or a perfunctory "we-finally-did-something" win. No, the GOP needs the kind of win that will give Americans the confidence that Republicans should remain in control of Washington after next year's elections.

U.S. Capitol

Lawmakers' CPFB repeal worthy of (some) applause

Congress deserves applause for repealing an obtuse rule prohibiting agreements requiring arbitration to resolve consumer finance disputes issued by the Consumer Protection Finance Board (CPFB). The rule's chief beneficiaries were trial lawyers, not bank customers.

Time for 21st century spiritual creativity

America has always been a spiritually creative country. From the insights of the Founding Fathers to the various historical periods of "great awakenings," America has been a startup nation for repackaging the spiritual impulse.

U.S. veterans may need to deal with U.S. corruption

On a recent trip to Chisinau to investigate the political situation in the tiny former Soviet republic, I had the pleasure of meeting with a very distinguished gentleman, a former colonel in the Moldovan armed forces, who fought in the war against pro-Russian separatists in the early 1990s during the Transdniester conflict, a small strip of land bordering Ukraine

A cautionary tale from Ukraine on prosecutors and power

As special counsel Robert Mueller announced his first indictments of Paul Manafort and others in the Russia election hacking probe, it seems a good time to examine what can happen when a prosecutor is weaponized to attack political and business adversaries.