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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

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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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Showdown at the midterm corral

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Kavanaugh a hero

There are two kinds of heroes: The ones who run toward the storm, and the ones defined by the storm. Nether is diminished by the other. But those defined by the storm, those unassuming, nameless, faceless people who seem ill-prepared to face the rising tide, have a special place in the fabric of our nation. As Brett Kavanagh and his family prepared for the highlight of his career, little did he know he would soon be in a fight — not only to uphold the very foundation of our judicial system, the presumption of innocence, but also to slay the #MeToo dragon.

Hillary now grasping at straws

Hillary Clinton is a joke who's transcending into a truly historic Shakespearean tragedy right before our eyes ("Hillary Clinton: 'Civility can start again' when Democrats retake Congress," Web, Oct. 2). In her most recent statement, she claims that her wonderful and compassionate Democratic Party "cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about" and that "only the Democrats winning back the House and/or Senate that civility can start again."

On the road again

Americans who can't get enough of the Clintons are in luck. Bubba and the former first lady of the United States will soon embark on a tour of 13 cities to talk about their good old days. They will interview each other, and a ticket to "An Evening with President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton" is a steal at $432 each. Tickets are still available. Something in the cheap seats goes for a mere $59.

A constant warrior and the incessant wars

Military genius or a war-obsessed tyrant? Few readers of history are neutral about the dynamic Frenchman Napoleon Bonaparte, whose name is reflexively attached to the incessant wars that wasted Europe in centuries past.

The Central Bank of Russia, stands on Neglinnaya Street, Moscow, Russia, on Friday, June 20, 2008. The bank also known as the Bank of Russia, was founded on July 13, 1990. Accountable to the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, it was originally called the State Bank of the RSFSR. Bloomberg News

Russia: shades of 2008 crisis

I remember the 2008 financial crisis very well. Actually, I remember it starting in 2006. At the time, I was working at a very large Wall Street investment bank.

Illustration on Columbus Day controversies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Columbus Day yes, Indigenous People's day, no

I was wandering through the newspapers this weekend trying to find a cheerful story or at least an optimistic story. It was pretty grim business. My guess is that it would have been even grimmer business if I had been wandering through the cable news networks. Oh, of course, Fox News would have been optimistic, but that is about it.

Presidential Demeanor Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Where do we go from here?'

Where do go from here? That's what people on both sides of the Kavanaugh battle are now asking. We go where we always go after a political battle: To the ballot boxes.

Illustration on U.S. anti-terrorism strategy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Trump's new counterterrorism strategy

"We remain a nation at war." President Trump's new National Strategy for Counterterrorism (NSC) begins with that simple statement of fact. The 21st century is an age of conflict. That's unlikely to change any time soon.

Armenian Potemkin Village Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Anarchy in Armenia

Armenia is in a state of anarchy, commonly understood to be an environment of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority. The implications of Armenia's institutional disintegration are dire for Europe and the Caucasus.

Illustration on sexual abuse of women by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Sounding the alarm but not reducing the threat

Women from coast to coast and around the world are alleging sexual harassment and rape and emboldening other women to join them. It seems as if a "sisterhood" of heroic survivors is upon us.

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Upcoming midterms spur policy momentum

Democrats, beware: With a month to go, President Trump is closing. He is already in far better position than President Obama was eight years ago. Projections of a Republican midterm slaughter, prevailing virtually since Mr. Trump's inauguration, are quickly losing credibility.

A police officer guards the front steps of the Supreme Court in Washington as activists protest, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A Supreme Court with a new conservative majority takes the bench as Brett Kavanaugh, narrowly confirmed after a bitter Senate battle, joins his new colleagues to hear his first arguments as a justice. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Replacing facts with hysteria

America's political discourse has become highly inflamed, mainly due to the acceptance of verbal and physical violence as a standard tactic of the left. In another sense, however, it has become too polite, particularly in the partisan media, which refuses to point out the blatantly unsound and irrational policies of the increasingly influential progressive-socialist movement.

U.S. Energy Flag Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The emerging U.S. energy powerhouse

The United States is emerging as the world's energy powerhouse. Two months ago, the United States became the largest producer of crude oil. Exports of crude oil, oil products and natural gas are rising rapidly. The "keep it in the ground" movement is losing ground.