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Illustration on the future of U. S. involvement in Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Vietnamization of Afghanistan

President Trump’s aborted summit with Taliban leaders demonstrated his almost reckless eagerness to end the war in Afghanistan. The summit had been called by Mr. Trump on the basis of the outline of a deal — not an agreement — that had been negotiated by Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.

Illustration on Brexit by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why Britain should bolt and join NAFTA

The European Union, spread over 28 countries and 24 official languages, may make sense as a free trade area similar to NAFTA but virtually none as a broader economic community and political union.

In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands before a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House in Washington. At least two Democratic presidential candidates, Kamala Harris and Kamala Harris are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The Kavanaugh reboot

When the U.S. Supreme Court, under a previous ideological majority, was handing down decisions favorable to the left, Democrats were fine with deferring to that third branch of government to achieve what they declined to produce in legislation.

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Illustration on the zombie British government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Great Britain now has a zombie government

The democratic tradition that the U.K. Parliament has upheld and embodied for centuries has ended, at least for now. Until a general election can be called, Britain is experimenting with non-representative government.

Attack on Free Speech Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Who cares what the government thinks?

In 1791, when Congressman James Madison was drafting the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which would become known as Bill of Rights, he insisted that the most prominent amendment among them restrain the government from interfering with the freedom of speech.

'Land of Wolves' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Land of Wolves'

I first became acquainted with Craig Johnson's fictional modern-day Western sheriff by watching the A&E TV series "Longmire," which is based on Mr. Johnson's novels. (The show is now on Netflix).

Cast member Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Murder Mystery" at the Regency Village Theatre on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Westwood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Jennifer Aniston's InStyle 'blackface' brouhaha

- The Washington Times

Hollywood girl-next-door favorite Jennifer Aniston, billed on this month's cover of InStyle as "Babe Eternal," has ignited a social media firestorm over her retouched magazine photographed face among those who think she looks too black for her little white good. Honestly, this is one brouhaha that doesn't need to be.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg leaves the stage after speaking at the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Pete Buttigieg's twisted Bible teaching on abortion

- The Washington Times

Mayor Pete Buttigieg ought to crack open the Bible, turn to Psalm 139, and read how God formed humans "fearfully and wonderfully" -- and after, take a second look at his views on abortion and repent, said his brother-in-law, Rhyan Glezman, an evangelical pastor from Michigan, on Fox News. Good advice.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Sanford, Weld and Walsh: 'The Three Stooges' as Republican primary challengers

"The Three Stooges." Normally we would immediately think of Moe, Larry and Curly, the three brothers famous for their burlesque slapstick comedy originating in the early 1920s. Usually off on a wild goose chase, they were cartoonish and clueless. What a perfect nickname for a trio of men who fancy themselves as Republican primary challengers of President Trump.

President Donald Trump, left, gives his support to Dan Bishop, right, a Republican running for the special North Carolina 9th District U.S. Congressional race as he speaks at a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Why Trump is still winning

- The Washington Times

President Trump never tries to be something he is not. He is always focused on selling himself as the consistent same product wherever he is.

The treacherous Taliban deserves no trust

"Trust, but verify." President Reagan appropriated and popularized this traditional Russian proverb, then used it to great effect in his nuclear negotiations with the Soviets. As Americans face another sorrowful anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, President Trump must remain mindful of the need for caution in his dealings with Afghanistan's Taliban: Verify, then trust. There is no other way to handle so treacherous an adversary.

Democrats' absurd imagination

Hard-left Democrats have lost all sense of reality while trying to instill fear in our citizens. The mind of Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has come up with 12 years as the length of time humanity has before the world ends — unless we remove numerous things supposedly harming the environment. Ocasio-Cortez cohorts in stupidity who are running for office support this notion, which takes God out of the equation (as if they know God's plan for the human race). This must keep Democrats up at night, so instead of counting sheep they dream up Russian collusion and other acts by "deplorables." I'm sure their tiny brains are taxed after three years of prosperity under President Trump.

Aerial view of the Pentagon Building located in Washington, District of Columbia (DC), showing emergency crews responding to the destruction caused when a high-jacked commercial jetliner crashed into the southwest corner of the building, during the 9/11 terrorists attacks.

Remembering when Flight 77 struck

Most everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on September, 11, 2001. It was one of those days never to be forgotten, like Pearl Harbor or the day President Kennedy was assassinated.

'Socialism Sucks' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Socialism Sucks'

When Sen. Bernie Sanders hushes an unruly baby or seems insensitive to the individual sob stories of attendees at his rallies, some progressive critics question his commitment to compassionate socialism.

NRA leadership illustration by Linas Garsys

Who's behind the attacks on the NRA leadership and why

The spate of ugly attacks on the integrity and effectiveness of the National Rife Association's leadership have understandably confused the millions of Americans who cherish the right to keep and bear arms.