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Protesters are reflected in a puddle as they wave European flags to demonstrate against Brexit in front of the Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to persuade lawmakers to support the divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union in a Dec. 11 House of Commons vote. Opposition parties say they will vote against it, as do dozens of lawmakers from May's Conservatives. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Only the second-worst result of efforts to unify Europe

- The Washington Times

Back during the formation of the European Union in the 1990s, there was a joke going around among those who prefer to remember history — mainly hoping to avoid repeating it. The last time folks worked this hard to unify Europe, the joke went, things didn’t turn out so well.

Illustration on permanent Ukrainian neutrality by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A solution for the Ukrainian quagmire

After four years of armed conflict, 10,000 casualties and 1.5 million internally displaced, the dangerous situation between Ukraine and Russia escalated again on Nov. 25. Russian military vessels rammed, shot at and seized three Ukrainian military ships that were routinely and legally passing through the Kerch Strait.

Illustration on the Pearl Harbor attack by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

‘A date which will live in infamy’

On a lazy, sunny Sunday morning Dec. 7, 1941 at 7:48 Hawaiian time, a bitterly divided America was suddenly shocked into a singleness of purpose it had never seen before.

Benefits of Home Ownership Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why millennials are chilling the housing market

Holiday party season is fast approaching and just as doctors are button-holed for free advice on all manner of ailments, economists — especially those who write for the newspapers — get cornered about the stock market and with complaints that millennials are reluctant to buy homes and slowing the market.

Illustration on the legacy of George Herbert Walker Bush by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Remembering George H.W. Bush

Honor, decency, principled, character, grace, loyalty, optimistic, integrity, dignity, honesty, humble.

The Sword of the Swamp Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump can beat the deep-state coup

When Donald Trump glided down the golden escalator in June 2015 to announce he was running for president, little did he know that he was about to become the most hunted political figure in recent history.

A man sits atop the U.S. border wall as he prepares to help other migrants climb over to San Ysidro, Calif., in order to surrender to the U.S. Border Patrol, in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants who traveled with recent caravans want to seek asylum in the U.S. but face a decision between crossing illegally or waiting months, because the U.S. government only processes a limited number of those cases a day at the San Ysidro border crossing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Build a wall — on Mexico’s southern border

- The Washington Times

Just before Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017, a Mexican newspaper floated an interesting, if unsourced, theory: As part of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration was contemplating assisting Mexico with fortifying its southern border with Guatemala.

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The slaying of Mr. Khashoggi, an American resident, journalist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has strained Riyadh's diplomatic credibility around the world. (Associated Press/File)

Khashoggi killing 'was meant to send a message'

Since we last spoke to Ali Al-Ahmed of the Gulf Institute here in Washington, D.C., much has changed with the Khashoggi Affair, where a Saudi operative turned political commentator was butchered in the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2016, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Islamic State. Brennan said that the Islamic State remains "formidable" and "resilient," is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on the West and will rely more on guerrilla-style tactics to compensate for its territorial losses in the Middle East. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

John Brennan's rip of Donald Trump forgets this one crucial fact

- The Washington Times

Former CIA director and loud-mouthed hater of all-things-this-White House John Brennan ripped into President Donald Trump with an angry tweet that crowed about the "trouble you are in" and cheered the fact that "you will never have the opportunity to run for public office again." Except that's wrong.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, arrives to interview Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos at a closed-door meeting with Democrats on the House intelligence committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats still regurgitating, after all these years

- The Washington Times

After two years of President Donald Trump, a midterm election and a Russia collusion investigation that's led nowhere, you'd think Democrats would've found a new rally call. But nope. It's "impeach Trump" in 2016, before he even took office; it's "impeach Trump" in 2018, just as the clock's about to strike 2019.

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. The Giants won 40-16. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Loss shows disconnect not just within organization, but on field too

Somebody has to pay for a loss like the one that took place at Ghost Town Field Sunday, and, with the Redskins (now 6-7) on their fourth quarterback, league washout Josh Johnson, replacing Sanchez and a defense that is giving up 200 yards rushing a game, there may be more losses like this one to finish the season with three games remaining.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walk onstage for a conference in Montreal on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hillary's vaudeville tour flops

Every promoter knows the formula for a sell-out. Book a hall or an arena too small for the crowd you expect. Customers fighting for a seat is a great advertisement for whatever you're selling, and when you call it a sell-out no one can argue.

Grains keeping us fat, sick

Low-fat milk vs. refined or "whole" grains ("School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk," Web, Dec. 6)? Here we have a distinction without a difference, and that is the point. You just keep the public confused and you can keep the big bucks rolling in. It is laughable that the American Heart Association and the Center for Science in the Public Interest are splitting hairs over whole vs. processed grains. What do they think of the processed (chocolate) milk? Few people know that the USDA food pyramid is nutritionally deficient.

Nimitz's Pearl Harbor victory

For the Pearl Harbor attack, the 77th anniversary of which we marked last week, the Japanese forged a strategic weapon of six heavy carriers for a coordinated attack by 360 planes on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. Never before had any country executed and/or planned a raid by more than two carriers on any naval or land target. No inkling existed within allied operational or intelligence communities of a capability beyond the 21-torpedo bombers a British carrier had used to attack the Italian navy at Taranto. Pearl Harbor presented the opportunity for a strategic victory achieving control over much of the Pacific Ocean.

In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

On Heather Nauert, Snarky McSnark faces need not apply

- The Washington Times

Ninety percent of Heather Nauert's job will be done if she only stands tall in the face of all the globalized hand-wringers of the world -- if she only, for instance, does what outgoing Ambassador Nikki Haley has done, what former Ambassador John Bolton once did.

FILE- In this May 29, 2018, file photo George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations listens to the conference after his speech entitled "How to save the European Union" as he attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Council Meeting in Paris. Having already acknowledged that it did opposition research on Soros, Facebook says No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg had asked staff if the billionaire philanthropist had financial motivations against the company. The Friday, Nov. 30, statement is in response a New York Times article that describes Sandberg asking Facebook staff to look into Soros' financial interests in speaking out against the company in January. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) **FILE**

Kyrgyzstan latest target for misguided leftist misrule

Mr. Soros and his acolytes have also long been active in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. The recent confirmation of Mr. Lu as U.S. ambassador to Bishkek, fresh from his tour in Tirana, raises fears that yet another country struggling to recover from the hangover of Soviet misrule is about to be prescribed precisely the wrong policy medicine.