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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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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Friday, June 1, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

Nikki Haley is killing it at the United Nations

- The Washington Times

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is just about killing it at the global body. In recent remarks to the General Assembly, Haley first condemned the anti-Israel faction of the bunch for using the global body for politics, not peace promotion. And then, dramatically enough, she brought to vote a U.S.-penned measure that explicitly faulted Hamas for violence at the Gaza border

The FBI seal is seen before FBI Director Christopher Wray news conference on the inspector general's report at FBI headquarters on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Here's your collusion: Leaking FBI agents got payouts from media

- The Washington Times

Finally, after two years of promises, we've found some real and tangible evidence of collusion in Washington DC during the 2016 presidential election. But, it's not exactly the Moscow-based Borscht bowl of collusion we've been promised. Unless the Kremlin was directing the American media to collude with the American Department of Justice.

Photo courtesy Shelby Summers

'What Father's Day means to me'

At about 6 in the morning on Aug. 3, 2009, I had a package delivered to me in the shape of two Army Casualty Assistance Officers. As soon as I saw them, I knew.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Sex, lies and betrayal at the FBI

- The Washington Times

If Jeff Sessions and Christopher Wray want to clean house at the FBI, they'll be well advised to pack a good lunch. Cleaning this house will be an all-day job. The agency under James B. Comey has been more corrupt than we thought.

When Reagan went to the Wall

The unlikely meeting between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ended amid handshakes, expressions of goodwill, and hopes — but no proof — that something good has begun.

Illustration on the opioid crisis by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Closing the knowledge gap on opioids

During a recent visit to Warrenton, Virginia, I sat down with 10 sets of parents to talk about the opioid crisis. One of the other speakers was Special Agent Tom Murphy of the Virginia State Police. Tom is a supervisor on a regional drug and gang task force, and he discussed the work of the multi-agency group combatting trafficking.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec., on Friday, June 8, 2018.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

European tempers flare over immigration

The Group of 7 economic summit in Quebec last week was not quite a family feud, but it didn't bore anyone. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got in a few licks on each other, Mr. Trump's "bromance" with French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to be on the rocks, and his relations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, never particularly warm, continued to be strained if not frosty. But Mr. Trump struck up a good relationship with newly installed Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Their relations showed a little bonhomie rather than bashing.

North Korea accord a 'duck'

In the forming of President George H.W. Bush's administration, budget director nominee Richard Darman indicated in a response during a Senate confirmation how he would know if there was a tax increase: "[I]f it looks like a duck, it's a duck." The recent Trump agreement made with North Korea in Singapore passes the 'duck test.' It is a terrible agreement that sacrifices key Asian allies and brings nothing to the safety of the world.

Trump running U.S. like business

The political left and its supporting media spend all their time bashing President Trump, who just shrugs it all off with a well-timed tweet, always spot-on and right between the eyes. While these professional do-nothings maintain their perpetual malfeasance, we have a president who is exceeding his goals. How is that possible?

When lust and murder cloud judgment

Take a light-hearted female character, some vivid prose and a startling situation -- waking up in a hotel room next to a man with a slashed throat -- and that's the chaos happening in the first few pages of Chris Bohjalian's "The Flight Attendant."

FBI's Peter Strzok: Don't worry Lisa, honey, we'll 'stop' Trump

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton, move over. And take your "what difference, at this point, does it make" soulful query about truth with you. 'Cause there's a new shocking phrase in town and it's one that goes like this: Dear Lisa Page, don't worry, Trump won't be president, "we'll stop it." Love, Peter Strzok.