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Illustration on the drawbacks of a "space force" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

‘Say no to a Space Force’

Last Monday, President Trump caught the Pentagon by surprise by ordering it to establish a sixth military service: a “Space Force.” Mr. Trump said it is to be carved out of the Air Force and the two would be “separate but equal.”

Illustration on destructive Type A behavior by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

‘Slow down, take a deep breath’

Among the life-altering books I have read in my lifetime is Dr. Meyer Friedman and Dr. Ray H. Rosenman’s “Type A Behavior and Your Heart.”

Illustration on attacks against the Trump administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Donald Trump’s three-front war

One-and-a-half years into his battle-weary presidency, Donald Trump is fighting a three-front war: With Congress on immigration, our trading partners and U.S. businesses on tariffs, and special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s widening, criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Illustration on the romance between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A new look at a forbidden romance

If Sally Hemings were still with us, she would be the poster child of the #MeToo movement. Such speculation is the stuff of revisionist presidential history, and a new exhibit at Monticello humanizes, for better or worse, the portrait of Thomas Jefferson the slaveowner.

Last Hope Before Election Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The politics behind separation anxiety

Need proof that the current controversy over children of undocumented immigrants is more political than humanitarian? Hillary Clinton said she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants” and supported a border wall until she ran for president in 2016.

Illustration on redaction and linguistic surgery for exonerating Hillary Clinton by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Scandals sanitized with linguistic trickery

Throughout Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are lots of strange things. One of the weirdest is the extent to which the FBI went to make up words and phrases to disguise reality.

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Jews not allowed on own holy site

I appreciate that L. Todd Wood recognizes that the Jews are the only group in the Middle East to allow access to people of all faiths to pray in every holy place in Israel, and that President Trump is acknowledging the ancient bonds of the Jewish people and their ancestral land, Israel ("How and why Trump got it so right about Jerusalem," Web, June 14).

Bringing a most wanted drug kingpin to justice

Joaquin Guzman Loera was once listed by Forbes as one of the richest and most powerful businessmen in the world. Unfortunately for the world, Guzman's business was drug trafficking and murder.

States would have more control over offshore drilling under the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act. (Associated Press/File)

Let the states manage resources on federal lands

Federal management has proved neither nimble nor responsive to dynamic energy markets. States, on the other hand, have had remarkable success -- both economically and environmentally -- overseeing natural resource development.

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt listens to questions as he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are asking the Justice Department to investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for any potential criminal conduct. They allege he repeatedly violated federal anti-corruption laws by seeking to leverage his government position for personal gain.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

NY Times issues major correction in hit piece targeting EPA Pruitt's daughter

- The Washington Times

The long knives (and brass knuckles) are clearly out for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. We wrote weeks ago about the organized Left's attacks on President Trump's most effective and influential cabinet secretary. His efforts in rolling back job-killing regulations have been a prime force in driving the Trump economy and the media and Democrats can't stand it.

Illustration on the I.G. report on the DOJ by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Outrage over bias at the FBI

The much-anticipated report of the Justice Department inspector general (IG) has satisfied neither Republicans nor Democrats. If you expected that the IG report would settle the endless debate about double standards (favoring either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump), that it would identify malefactors and punish the guilty, then you were sorely disappointed. Instead, Inspector General Michael Horowitz investigated heavily, labored mightily and produced a wrist-breaking tome that history will find wanting.

Anthony Bourdain Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The despair of Anthony Bourdain

In the early 1900s, G.K. Chesterton spoke of the unavoidable consequences of denying God as our Creator and worshipping science above the sacred. Observing that the naturalists of his day were only too willing to turn their science into a philosophy and then impose their new religion upon all of culture with near fanatic zeal, Chesterton said, "I [have] never said a word against eminent men of science. What I complain of is a vague popular philosophy which supposes itself to be scientific when it is really nothing but a sort of new religion and an uncommonly nasty one."

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 18, 2018.

Fake support for a free market in energy

All of a sudden everyone on the left wants "free markets in energy policy." As someone who's advocated for that for, oh, about three decades (let's start by shutting down the Energy Department), this riff should be music to my ears. But is laissez faire energy policy really what liberals are seeking?

Illustration on world population growth by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The discontent of civilization

During the post-World War II decades, global leaders and intellectuals were tortured with the prospect of a planet with too many people to feed, but now the industrialized world is challenged by too few babies and graying populations.

FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Tariff terror

Not everyone has the chops to be a leader of nations. Appealing to the better angels of human nature is a lofty approach to leadership, but the unforgiving streets of New York City have taught President Trump another way to get results. After more than a year of watching the president in action, some people still don't appreciate what a little fear can accomplish. Mr. Trump doesn't want a trade war — he just wants his trade partners to have dread of one. Dread can change behavior.

Trump right on tariffs

It is amazing how poorly informed U.S. citizens are when it comes to our institutionalized, supply-side trade and economic policy. The primary function of this system is to supplant domestic productivity with foreign imports and services, not to secure export markets. Disparaging comments about proposed tariffs causing possible trade wars are misleading and inappropriate ("Trump tariffs hit $50 billion of Chinese goods," Web, June 15).

'Separation law' already on books

When I tuned in to last Friday's Washington press briefing, I thought White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had fallen into a shark tank during a feeding frenzy. Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem followed the usual bias of CNN's Jim Acosta and went ballistic over Ms. Sanders' response about following the law when it comes to the separation of children from the adults who accompanied them at the border (illegal intruders).

The most fascinating creatures ever to walk Earth

As a boy Steve Brusatte was taught "that dinosaurs were big, scaly, stupid brutes so ill-equipped for their environment that they just lumbered around, biding their time, waiting to go extinct. Evolutionary failures. Dead ends in the history of life." He didn't believe a word of it.

In a March 11, 2015 photo, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., right, speaks to attendees at a meeting of the federal  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Mount Pleasant, S.C., to take public comment on opening areas off the Atlantic  coast to drilling for oil and natural gas. The views of the five coastal congressmen in the Carolinas vary on the issue in states where the governors are advocates for offshore drilling but 18 coastal communities have gone on record against it.  (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

Donald Trump 'loyalty pledge' the language of disgruntled losers

- The Washington Times

A great deal has been made in recent times about this so-called "loyalty pledge" members of the Republican Party must make to President Donald Trump, else face the wrath of the -- umm, the voters? The White House? Ghosts of right-wing pasts? Exactly. Who knows. But let's not confuse a loyalty pledge with voter will.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump stock soars: 'I beat Clinton dynasty. I beat the Bush dynasty'

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump, in a somewhat freewheeling interview on Friday with Fox News' Steve Doocy, told the watching and listening cable news audience that he's clearly beaten many of the political world's entrenched players at their own game. Moreover -- he's not hiding his pride in accomplishment. Nor should he.