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Is California too much of a good thing?

- The Washington Times

Cutting Texas down to size is always a good thing to do, and if we have to carve up California to do it, well, that’s life. The current popular notion in California would divide the Golden State into three new states, something that could be no longer be called Golden but perhaps Plastic, Pewter and Brass.

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.

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.

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‘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.

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.

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Colorado owes baker

Incredibly, the U.S. Supreme Court found in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for two gay men. What would the original court ruling have been if these gay men had tried to force a Muslim bakery to bake a wedding cake for their marriage? What would the Colorado court have done? I am sure they wouldn't have touched this issue.

Cars go by the scene Monday, March 19, 2018, near where a pedestrian was stuck by an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode late Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz. The vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when a woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit. Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The mad money rush to market self-driving cars

- The Washington Times

With self-driving vehicle technology, big bucks are on the line. And in the words of at least one mechanical engineering expert, the rush to produce -- the rush to profit -- is both real and dangerous. Truly, the real winner of this autonomous car race will be the one who forgoes the short-term IPOs for the longer-term of consumer confidence.

Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, Tennessee, is making national headlines after posting a "No Gays Allowed" sign in the storefront window following the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. (WBIR)

'No Gays Allowed' sign gives Christianity a bad name

- The Washington Times

Dear Mr. Jeff Amyx: Tear down this sign. Amyx, a Baptist minister and the owner of a Tennessee hardware store, has reportedly decided to celebrate the Supreme Court's recent ruling regarding a cake baker who refused creative service to a gay couple by putting up this sign in the front window: "No Gays Allowed." He shoudn't.

When energy and commercial development clash

- The Washington Times

Hundred and perhaps thousands of Calvert, Charles and Prince George's County citizens in Maryland have been battling Dominion Power and state regulators to stop Dominion from building what's called a "compressor station" on the Charles County/Prince George's County line.

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Panic time at Camp Mueller

- The Washington Times

If this is June, it must be time to indict Paul Manafort again. The clock is ticking, and the tic-tocs are getting louder.

Illustration on pressuring Iran by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why Trump must keep pressure on Iran

In the weeks since President Trump made global headlines with his announcement that the U.S. would no longer participate in the Iran nuclear deal, international attention has shifted to new priorities. It is easy to miss the fact that the U.S. has started taking key steps to ramp up economic pressure on the Iranian regime, including imposing new sanctions just last week.

Italy Boots the Euro Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Italy's new government could sink the euro

The European Union's common currency and lax immigration enforcement have done much to smother prosperity and suppress wages for ordinary workers. As in America, the intelligentsia and governing elite drink the Kool-Aid that the robust growth the West enjoyed from 1870s to 1970s was a historical accident and opposition to illegal immigration is anti-growth and racist.

Illegal Aliens Warning Signs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Witnessing the plight of migrant children

When Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon showed up at a government detention center for migrant children in Brownsville, Texas, the people in charge of the place called the police and asked him to leave.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he intends to cancel the traditional August recess and keep the Senate in session to deal with backlogged tasks, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell's masterstroke

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is not the most charismatic, telegenic, or gripping figure to have graced the politics of the republic. His soft-spoken Southern manners tend more toward the soporific than the stimulating, and they sometimes lead his critics to underestimate him.

Only climate cause up for debate

As is the case with all major media sources worldwide, your article regarding Department of Defense programs addressing readiness for the predicted consequences of climate change confuses the issue ("Despite sea change at White House, Pentagon steps up climate change," Web, June 3).

Thank you, Mr. Trump

For eight years the rights of Americans were subjugated to the politically correct, ever-changing morals of the Obama administration. Absurd changes occurred, including permitting men to use women's restrooms if they were undecided about their gender on a given day. Even basic freedoms, once accorded to people of faith, were challenged. Who could forget the battle incurred on the Catholic charity Little Sisters of the Poor, as they fought President Obama's mandate to provide birth control to employees?

Football Commissioner Pete Rozelle, right, pays a call on Baseball Commissioner William D. Eckert at the latter's office on July 27, 1966 in New York. It was the first formal meeting of the two commissioners. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Sports, politics conflicted 50 years ago with mourning of RFK's death

Anything that is going to have the powerful symbolism of sports is also going to generate enough passion to divide as well, in death as well as life. That was the case 50 years ago, as Major League Baseball tried to cope with the proper way to mourn the death of New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy on June 6, 1968.

In this March 8, 2017, photo, Barb Halleen who is battling Parkinson's disease, spars  with volunteer coach Jimmy Lyons as part of the Rock Steady Boxing program at CrossFit 309 in Peoria Heights, Ill. The Rock Steady program is growing, offering people with Parkinson's a way to push themselves to fight back against the disease by boxing. This year, they've expanded to more classes, moved into their own dedicated space at CrossFit, and just recently installed a professional boxing ring. (Fred Zwicky/Journal Star via AP) ** FILE **

CrossFit, the latest example of raging, rabid leftist intolerance

- The Washington Times

An executive at CrossFit put out on Twitter that he was happy a local gym decided to cancel a workout session in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month because, in his view, "celebrating 'pride' is a sin" and "the intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing." For that, he was fired. And bam, his point's underscored

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, listens to the conference after his speech titled "How to save the European Union" as he attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Council Meeting in Paris, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) ** FILE **

George Soros election plot goes down in flames

- The Washington Times

So billionaire George Soros poured tons of dollars into different district attorney races in California, hoping -- no, expecting -- big wins for the progressive left, just as he and his liberal cronies had scored in similar campaigns in New York. But the effort failed. Went down in flames, really.

In this image released by CBS, former President Bill Clinton, left, appears with host Stephen Colbert while promoting his book "The President is Missing," on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in New York. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)

Bill Clinton, a gift for the GOP that keeps on giving

- The Washington Times

Bill Clinton, hereafter to be known as the Tone Deaf President, has had a heck of a week trying to shove his lecherous affair with a young White House intern into a #MeToo box, as if the two could ever fit together as one. But for Republicans, this is all good.

Illustration on Europes's vanishing calm by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Europe's vanishing calm

The Rhone River Valley in southern France is a storybook marriage of high technology, traditional vineyards and ancestral villages. High-speed trains and well-designed toll roads crisscross majestic cathedrals, castles and chateaus.