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Illustration on "neo-imperialism" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The age of neo-imperialism

- The Washington Times

China, Russia and Iran are very different nations in very different parts of the world, but they have three significant commonalities: All once were great empires. All are now ruled by men who aspire to build great empires anew. All regard the United States as their rival and adversary.

Michael Cohen. (Associated Press)

A sad day for the gentlemen of the press

- The Washington Times

The New York Times thinks ours is “a golden age for journalism.” The press, the Old Gray Lady says, “has come through with some investigative work that can stand with the finest Watergate-era reporting.”

The 1765 Stamp Act Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Correcting the mistake of 1765

The current troubles in the U.K. can be traced back to a fateful decision of King George III and the British Parliament in 1765 with the imposition of the Stamp Act on the American colonies. The Stamp Act placed a direct tax on printed materials, including legal documents, magazines, playing cards, newspapers and many other types of paper.

State of the Union Options Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump’s State of the Union options

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given President Trump an opportunity to change the dynamic of the State of the Union address, an event that has become predictable and often boring. It has featured members of Congress popping up and down like whack-a-moles, interrupting the president with applause if they agree with him, or stone silence if they don’t.

Illustration on the complexities of withdrawing from Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Sorting out Syria, militarily and politically

It’s seldom that the president makes a key decision against the advice of the national security establishment, which is what President Trump did in deciding to remove 2,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria. Many in the media as well as some of his strongest supporters in Congress have questioned this decision, but it is worth considering this decision and what the actual consequences are.

Trump Respect for Coal Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Goodbye to a misguided war on coal

The unexpected departure of Dr. Jim Yong Kim as president of the World Bank gives President Donald J. Trump the perfect opportunity to reverse the anti-fossil fuel, energy poverty agenda the bank has pursued since Dr. Kim’s appointment by President Barack Obama in 2012.

Illustration on the suppression of comedy in Venezuela by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Searching for comedy in the Marxist world

Jean-Paul Sarte famously quipped that “hell is other people.” He clearly never visited Hugo-Maduro’s Venezuela — where you have to laugh because otherwise, you’ll cry. That is, if the government gives you permission to laugh.

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Why human beings are both goat and lion

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Dick Durbin's public servant problem

- The Washington Times

So Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to take a peek at several Barack Obama-era political curiosities, to put it kindly, that have left voters with bad tastes in their mouths -- and Democrat Dick Durbin thinks that's oh-so-stupid, worthy of mocking. But Durbin's laughter, thrown as it is Graham's way, is actually a face-slap to voters.