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Illustration on the continuing Israeli/Arab peace talks by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

An Arab-Israeli talk-fest for peace

In Warsaw last week, the Trump administration convened a conference on peace and security in the Middle East. The two-day ministerial did not change the world. But it did highlight significant ways in which the world has changed.

Chart to accompany Rahn article of Feb 19, 2019.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Last week, there was the pitiful scene of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York begging President Trump to restore a tax provision which unfairly benefitted New Yorkers. It seems that many high-income New Yorkers have been moving their tax homes to Florida, undermining the New York tax base.

China’s duplicitous call for ‘arms race’ controls on A.I.

- The Washington Times

China, according to a report from the Center for a New American Security, is warning that global controls and international agreements on artificial intelligence are needed, or else a technological “arms race” will soon enough lead to world war. America shouldn’t be fooled. This is the same China that demands countries “pay their debts” on climate change, all the while bucking controls on its own production.

In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Premises, premises

Here is the problem for Trump critics. They began with the wrong premise. They believed that Hillary Clinton should have won the 2016 presidential election. Then they deluded themselves by embracing the notion that Mr. Trump was illegitimate, unstable, stupid and an offense to everything they consider normal.

Illustration on the opiode crisis in America by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Tracing the real root of America’s opioid crisis

Opioids are flooding into the United States in such vast quantities that President Trump declared a “National Health Emergency” in October 2017. Yet, despite some tales to the contrary, the opioid crisis is literally manufactured in places like Mexico. China, too. In their factories, fentanyl and other copycat drugs are produced in staggering amounts. And they’re decimating us.

El Paso Border Security Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Finding the truth in the wall debate

El Paso, Texas, has once again been used as the flashpoint for the border wall national discourse. President Trump in his 2019 State of the Union address, stated:

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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia is doing the only thing it can do: threaten

Today in his annual State of the Nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin did the only thing he could do in response to the United States pulling out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) -- threaten, as all schoolyard bullies do when facing an existential crisis. The world knows Russia brought this situation upon itself.

A proposal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, for a "Green New Deal" could put the U.S. in the red financially, analysts say. (U.S. House of Representatives)

Democrats in deliciously difficult spot with 'Green New Deal'

- The Washington Times

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to get Democrats on record with the "Green New Deal" by forcing a vote. It should be interesting. Some Dems have signed on; many others have stayed silent, no doubt realizing the mocking they'll take from the saner citizens of the nation for supporting such a delusional plan.

In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., attends a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Bernie Sanders already branded a liar

- The Washington Times

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his campaign for president on "This Morning" on CBS -- and within minutes, he was already raising eyebrows about his ability to stick with the truth. It's not good to kick off a campaign already branded a liar.

Bordering on the absurd

The war of words opposing President Trump's relentless quest for a wall on the southern border has uncorked a flood of flapdoodle toward the fundamental security of the United States. Foolishness can sometimes be funny, but grins fade and eyes roll when the assault on common sense borders on the absurd.

Returning from the Army to incomprehensible violence

"When Sergeant Isaac Woodard stepped onto the Greyhound bus in Augusta, Georgia on the evening of February 12, 1946, he did not set out to be a hero or martyr for the cause of civil rights. When a white bus driver cursed him in response to his request to step off the bus to relieve himself, Woodard demanded to be treated with respect, boldly declaring, "I am a man, just like you." Although he was still wearing his nation's uniform, Woodard had crossed the line for acceptable conduct by a black man. The response to this transgression was unforgiving: removal from the bus, arrest, and a severe beating on the way to the jail [which] left Mr. Woodard blinded."

End six-figure job training

I wonder how many people in our country would hire inexperienced, outrageously priced mechanics to work on their cars. Probably very few. Yet what is the difference between that and some of the people we've elected to Congress?

Boot Omar from committee

In her fervid hatred of Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has recklessly placed an Islamic-terrorist sympathizer and supporter in a crucial role on the U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee. Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, has complete access to classified and sensitive information about our military, Americans in critical government roles and U.S. goals.