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Self-Immolation of the Democrats Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Burning with ambition and lunacy

During the lead-up to the Vietnam War, the media sometimes carried horrific images of Buddhist monks setting themselves afire to protest the South Vietnamese government.

Illustration on cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. weapons systems by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Defanging America’s weapons

In July 2015, Wired magazine published a report of a test in which a team of computer “hackers,” using a wireless connection to the car’s computers, controlled the car’s computers. They turned the air conditioning and radio on, shut off the engine and the brakes. At one point, they cut off operation of the car’s transmission.

Illustration on a court decision about Roundup by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When junk science is thwarted

It’s good news for consumers that a superior court judge may put the brakes on a case alleging that the popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer. The science behind this claim — and nearly 9,000 other similar cases pending against Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto — is sorely lacking.

Illustration on difficulties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the Khasoggi affair by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Re-examining U.S.-Saudi ties

“When I speak of the fear, intimidation, arrests,and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds, and then I tell you that I’m from Saudi Arabia, are you surprised?” journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident, asked in a 2017 column for The Washington Post.

Illustration on the dangers of political isolation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The danger of political isolation

Twitter, it seems, is finally acknowledging what we’ve all known all along: It’s a digital echo chamber. According to a recent New York Times article, the social media company is trying tactics that will introduce content from a different political perspective into users’ feeds.

Carter Page has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and a law firm that will reveal the truth about the Russia dossier. (Associated Press/File)

Carter Page’s quest for the truth

- The Washington Times

Carter Page is either an agent of the Russian government who helped coordinate efforts between the Vladimir Putin regime and the Donald Trump campaign to thwart the 2016 presidential election, or he is an innocent victim of an American political scandal of historic proportions.

Illustration on the coddled generation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Coddling the closed American mind

Every generation looks back at the one that follows and asks, “What went wrong?” The answers find multiple causes inside the family and outside in politics, offering fragmented and provocative insights into how we got to the America we live in today.

Illustration on the Jamal khashoggi affair by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Khashoggi mystery

Major media are now reporting that the Saudis are “preparing” to admit that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, died in their consulate in Istanbul, as the result of an interrogation gone wrong. Odds are good that admittance will never come.

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In hot pursuit of Texas

The Democrats just can't quit counting on Texas. Election after election, they've surveyed the Giant and its growing Hispanic population and imagined electoral manna. America's second most populous state remains stubbornly, implacably Republican.

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'Asylum seekers' must be monitored

An economic dagger is being aimed at America's heart, much like the disabling economic thrusts made into the heart of Europe with the influx of thousands of refugees from the Middle East. The current march of "asylum seekers" is bogus simply by the fact that the Honduran core of this organized trek achieved their goal of asylum the minute they set foot in the first country they were allowed to enter.

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Gay rights and the path ahead for Malaysia

- The Washington Times

In the wake of the long ordeal of Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, whose career was derailed for years by legal battles and convictions for sodomy, a campaign against LGBT people in Malaysia has been ramping up since Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir came to power this year.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, during The Atlantic Festival, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton's dwindling power

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton, never one for the conservatives, has now managed to isolate -- nay, tick off -- even the hardest core of her supporters. What's come from her fans in the media in the last few hours could very well signal the end of Clinton's long-standing, long-running reign in political courts.

President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to U.S. Marine Corps retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley, during an East Room ceremony at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canley is the 300th Marine to receive the nation's highest military medal.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's triumphant tweet: I'll send troops to 'CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER'

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump, in an early morning tweet, vowed to put a stop to the flow of foreigners making their way from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador into America by using U.S. military, if necessary, to close and protect the southern borders. And with that, Trump's poll numbers, among his base, no doubt flew skyward.

Illustration on economic security by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

'Economic security is national security'

Quietly, President Donald J. Trump is putting together one of the greatest performances on the economy and trade in modern presidential history. This is indeed happening quietly because both the actions and results of Mr. Trump's economic policies are grossly under-reported in the press.

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.  Kanye West will visit the White House on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence, prison reform and Chicago violence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Trump's rising approval rating among black voters

The provocative Donald Trump certainly seems to be disliked by a majority of African-American professional athletes, cable news hosts, academics and the Black Congressional caucus. Yet there are subtle but increasing indications that his approval among other African-Americans may be reaching historic highs for a modern Republican president.

Main Street Voters Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Main Street delivers

The blue wave. The suburban tsunami. If you've been watching and reading recent political coverage, there's no doubt you've heard what could face the Republican Party this November. The GOP has majorities in both houses of Congress to protect, and there's no denying it — the party faces an uphill climb.

Illustration on freedom of speech by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A victory for free speech

The litigation brought by Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump has had its day of reckoning. The adult-film star who sued the president for defamation not only lost a portion of her lawsuit but was ordered to pay the president's legal bills. All this was a resounding victory for the freedom of speech.