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Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (Associated Press)

The Democrats count their ‘historic days’

- The Washington Times

Not to rain on the parade of the giddy, but as harbinger of sunny days to come the votes are not in the most helpful places. Following the election of a Democratic senator in deep-red Alabama, other candidates, both male and female, have indeed had exciting election nights with sugar plums, fairies and blue waves dancing through their dreams.

Illustration on double standards in the modern justice system by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The double standards of postmodern justice

The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Ms. Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as #CancelWhitePeople and expressed hatred for males.

A view of the Normandy American Cemetery    Associated Press photo

Lessons from a cemetery in France

There are 9,387 crosses and Stars of David arranged with military precision on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Buried in this hallowed American ground are 45 sets of brothers, four women, a father laid to rest alongside his son, three Medal of Honor recipients, and two sons of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Tehran Broadcast Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A possible ‘Plan B’ for Iran

As the economic situation in Iran continues to deteriorate due to renewed sanctions imposed by the Trump administration and protesters point fingers at the regime, the most important tool in America’s arsenal to ensure a peaceful transition to a new political order in Iran is the media.

Illustration on modern diplomacy by Linas Garsys/The WAshington Times

A new diplomacy shapes foreign policy

From the ambassadors representing the Italian City States to Castlereagh and Henry Kissinger, a nation’s international relations were managed through representation abroad. Over centuries understandings evolved, including sanctuary for the visitor. While there weren’t any specific rules attached to diplomacy, protocols evolved. Discretion subtlety and delicacy were part of the attitudinal stance.

Illustration on judicial decree in Puerto Rico by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why ruling by decree cannot stand

Afederal judge in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico issued a landmark opinion Aug. 7 relating to a lawsuit filed by the Territory’s House of Representatives and the Senate. In her 39-page decision, Honorable Judge Laura Taylor Swain stated that the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, created under the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016 (PROMESA), has unlimited power to rule by decree over the lives of more than 3.3 million U.S. citizens.

Russian Missiles Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Nuclear naivete at Fox News

Fox News on the Web should be deeply embarrassed by Perry Chiaramonte and Alex Diaz’s August 8 article “Russia’s Nuclear Arsenal: All Bark and No Bite?”

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U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, the third-ranking House Republican, talks at the Lousiana secretary of state's office as he qualified for his congressional re-election bid, on Friday, July 20, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. Friday was the last day of the sign-up period for the Nov. 6 ballot. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Deregulating the video marketplace

In December 2011, Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican, introduced the "Next Generation Television Marketplace Act" to deregulate the nation's decades-old, bucketful of rusty regulations that govern the distribution of video programming by cable companies, satellite operators, and broadcasters. At the time the bill was introduced in 2011, I said it "would get rid of all the protectionist video regulations enacted during a now bygone era." And I emphasized that whatever consumer protection justification existed when these regulations were adopted, such justification "no longer exists."

Story on Trump's award worthy economic record by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The star-making sizzle of the economy

The economy is delivering for Donald Trump, but the liberal media and economists have taken to trashing his performance as a sleight of hand or mirage.

Immigration is the winning issue

Elections have consequences is a maxim that's as true as ever, but it's a maxim that has lost some of its punch in a "can-you-top-this?" culture. The punditry insists, as always, that every election is the most important one of everybody's lifetime. It's hyperbole, of course, but it's also true that the 2018 midterms are very, very important. "It's the economy, stupid," is giving way to a maxim waiting for someone to coin: Immigration determines what kind of nation we'll be, and most Americans like the nation we already have.

Modeling has not replaced testing in science

In his op-ed, "The changing climate of science" (Web, July 30) Anthony J. Sadar writes, "At least part of the problem of predicting reality can be attributed to the apparent abandonment of the observation-hypothesis-testing construct and replacing the hypothesis component with theory and the testing component with modeling." Modeling has not replaced good, old-fashioned hypothesis formulation and testing in science. To suggest as much is at the very least disingenuous.

Following the trailblazing career of an adventurer

John Wesley Powell lived more lives than a cat. He was a farmer, teacher, soldier, explorer, naturalist, bureaucrat, author and visionary. He was a pioneering geologist and ethnologist, a dishonored prophet, a Washington insider, and founder of two enduring institutions. He was -- or ought to have become -- a Great American Hero up there with the Founding Fathers. Now he has been handsomely rescued from neglect, if not oblivion.

Ignoring sworn oath

As an independent voter and former law-enforcement officer, I can't be the only one familiar with the wiretapping laws in this country. I'm wondering why no one from the Trump administration is bringing these laws to the forefront regarding former Trump attorney Michael Cohen illegally taping the president without consent ("Giuliani: Cohen betrayed Trump like 'Brutus put the last knife in Caesar,'" Web, July 30).

President Donald Trump attends a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.(James Borchuck/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Liberals still hysterical over Hillary Clinton's loss get their own 'disease'

A "feeling as though the world is going to end." That could describe what millions of people could have experienced in the last 100 years. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sept. 11, the ISIS rampage throughout the world, all not only understandably evoked fear of the world ending, but all revolved around madness, war and genocide.

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro now say unprecedented hatred from the left for President Trump could undermine the nation. (Fox News)

Fox News -- sorry CNN -- wins big in trust test with watchers

- The Washington Times

Fox News -- sorry CNN -- has come in second, behind the BBC, in terms of winning the trust of American television news watchers, according to a new analysis. You think this has anything to do with all the "fake news" outing that's been going on lately, most noticeably by President Donald Trump? No doubt. Americans aren't stupid -- or without choices

Illustration on bipartisan opposition to President trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Supporting a feckless establishment

Each Trump accomplishment annoys the Washington Globalist Establishment (WGE) — Republicans and Democrats in Congress alike — because they believe they should still run the country.

Illustration on the rising fatigue for Trump's critics by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Some relief for Trump

It has been a pretty good week for Donald Trump. The economy is growing faster than anyone on the left or in the middle or among the Never Trumpers believed possible.

Illustration on elections in Turkey and Pakistan by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

In Turkey and Pakistan, discouraging elections

Not so long ago, freedom and democracy seemed to be on the march in the world, with Turkey and Pakistan, two strategically important Muslim-majority nations, near the front of the parade. That turns out to have been an illusion. Elections recently held in these countries have, paradoxically, made that clear.

Socialist Tourists Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Socialism and the naive

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a millennial acquaintance of mine. She admittedly got through college without taking any courses in history or economics. Her advanced degree is in something called Gender Studies. She did have one course called Gender-Based Income Inequality.

Illustration on the Hispanic impact on President Trump's approval numbers by Linas Garsys/The WAshington Times

Good news for the GOP

Are Hispanics shifting their allegiances to President Trump?