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Xi Jinping. (Associated Press)

Another attempt, another failure of suppression of faith

- The Washington Times

President Xi Jinping of China is about to learn what despots before learned, to their consternation, puzzlement and grief. He has set out, as Mao Zedong did before him, to crush and squeeze the Christians in China until he has eliminated them all.

Illustration on the upcoming effects of the tax cuts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Calculating the tax cut

Last December’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act didn’t come wrapped in shiny paper and a bow, but it might as well have. It’s like a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

Better Health Care Deal Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Providing better deals for health coverage

More than a dozen state attorneys general just sued the Department of Labor over a new rule that makes it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to form “association health plans.” AHPs enable these firms and sole proprietors to band together to negotiate with insurers for better deals for health coverage.

Toxic Lib Speak Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

More double-talk from the left

Recent news proves beyond any doubt that most of our nation’s leaders have lost any ability to think clearly and consistently. It also exposes the Big Lie — the fact that members of the elite class really never believed any of their previous posturing about human rights, personal freedom and the dignity of every human being. Their call for diversity and inclusion was simply sleight-of-hand.

Stop the Demographic Shift Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

‘Laura Ingraham is right’

To understand why Ms. Ingraham has a point, let’s take a trip to San Diego, California, where you can catch Los Tucanes de Tijuana playing the San Diego County Fair in summer.

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Radical left not morally superior

In recent times, many radical leftists have pretended to be paragons of virtue. They have condemned practices and policies of history (some of which were indeed despicable) and presented themselves as morally superior for having done so. I view this with disdain. The generations which preceded these self-anointed philosopher monarchs had to deal with evil: Slavery, Fascism, Communism and more. But what stikes me, an interested observer, the most is that these radicals have failed to condemn the epidemic of out-of-wedlock birth rates, the refusal of many elements to accept individual accountability (victimhood and a society-owes-me mentality), and the ruination of the nuclear family.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent stands by as they raid an office, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 in Pasadena, Calif. According to authorities, 3 people earned millions by arranging sham marriages to help get a US residency. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; TV OUT

How many illegal aliens is enough?

The illegal immigrants, by whatever name or label they're called, keep on coming. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York scoffed that "America was never all that great." He took it back only after he was inundated by several days of outrage and by the thousands who arrive every day having argued with him with their sore feet.

'Reinvention' or ruination?

During the Clinton administration, Vice President Al Gore proclaimed a goal of "reinventing government." President Obama proclaimed his goal of fundamentally transforming America.

A Founding hero who treated the sick

Of the heroic men who signed the Declaration of Independence, Dr. Benjamin Rush surely deserves high rank for all-around versatility.

Lawsuits Against Manufacturers Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Halting misguided litigation

Today, in courthouses across America, manufacturers are under attack. Politically-minded trial lawyers partnering with headline-seeking politicians are suing manufacturers — and using climate change as the justification.

FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014, AT 9:00 A.M. EDT - In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo, visitors enter the building which houses the long path that leads to the entrance of Grand Caverns in Grottoes, Va  From the Shenandoah Valley to the Cumberland Gap, from Luray Caverns to Dixie Caverns, these "show caves" all have their own distinct features that set them apart from one another.  (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Stephanie Klein-Davis)  LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT

Good food, wines, art, and even a ghost in the Shenandoah Valley

A weekend in Harrisonburg, halfway down the valley and a leisurely 2 1/2 hour drive from Washington, is a perfect place to explore the history, wines, culture and natural beauty of the valley. It's a lively town, in part due to the young people of James Madison University, and there was a wine and oyster festival taking place.

Ending the War in Syria Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Ending the war in northern Syria

As expected, the Assad regime has been cleaning out the last of the rebel resistance after seven years of horrible death and refugee displacement in the Syrian civil war. The pocket in Southern Syria is now firmly back in Bashar Assad's hands, as is the area in the Golan Heights of great concern to Israel. Recently rebels have been permitted to flee to the northern province of Idlib, which the last remaining area of resistance is, and a set of complex issues. While this tactic has saved many rebel lives that would have been lost in these areas, it may exacerbate the remaining issue in the north.

Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to witnesses during a committee hearing on foreign influence operations and their use of social media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Driving Miss Dianne

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, was once chairman of the committee and might be again if the Republicans blow the midterms. Her driver would have been, not a fly on the wall, but a fly on the steering wheel.

Suggesting a gripping tale, but not delivering

The first page of "Red, White, Blue" notes that Anna had inherited grace. "She was, some might say, born for public life. She was also born temperamentally disposed against it, against even the occasional party."

Brennan not being muzzled

Our Democratic political leaders, including our own Sen. Mark Warner and former Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as many in the press, who rail against President Trump for "penalizing" and taking away the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan free speech are being disingenuous to the American public ("John Brennan on Trump: 'Claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash,'" Web, Aug. 16).