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Pulling the Plug on the EPA Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

EPA's ethanol stupidity

Former German Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer was right: "In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity."

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks after he received the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Patriotism is last refuge of John McCain, Elon Musk

Section 1615 of the pending National Defense Authorization Act smuggled in by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, to repay political benefactor Elon Musk proves philosopher Samuel Johnson's adage: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

Richard Nixon

Congress should protect Mueller from Saturday Night Massacre

Congress should enact legislation that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from arbitrary firing by President Trump to short-circuit his investigation of alleged Russian government collusion with the Trump presidential campaign or related crimes. It should resurrect the Independent Counsel Act.

The National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md.There were 17 separate agencies and bureaus doing intelligence gathering, analysis, field ops of one kind or another, civilian and military. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Section 702 surveillance should not be extended until the Fourth Amendment is honored

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments of 2008 (FAA) authorizes the government to seize and search the international communications of American citizens without probable cause or warrants in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Section 702 should not be extended beyond its current expiration date of December 31, 2017 unless Congress cures its constitutional infirmity.

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to bar city agencies from providing voting information requested by President Trump's election integrity commission. The District joins a number of states that have rebuffed the request over privacy concerns. (Emma Ayers / The Washington Times)

Recasting Trump's election integrity commission

President Donald Trump's May 11, 2017 Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is overbroad and unfocused. Section 3 (a) and (b), for instance, authorizes inquiry into anything that might "enhance" or "undermine" public confidence in the integrity of elections, which could include media or polling biases, money, gerrymandering, or otherwise.

Failure to Interpret the Islamic Terror Threat Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

H.R. McMaster's own 'Dereliction of Duty'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is guilty of the same deceits, expediencies and tergiversations for which he sharply rebuked our military leadership during the Vietnam War in "Dereliction of Duty." Mr. Master's defection from his own gospel to the catechisms of the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial-counterterrorism complex was no aberration.

Who should fund science research?

Government-funded scientific research is generally a bad deal for taxpayers but a good deal for government officials who choose to feed at the public trough. To no avail, erstwhile Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis.) acquired notoriety with Golden Fleece Awards for inane or extravagant government spending.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis briefs the press prior to a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Trump shouldn't follow McMaster, Mattis advice

President Donald Trump should beware of his military advisers -- especially retired Marine Corps General and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and U.S. Army officer and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.