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No country for the squeamish of any age

- The Washington Times

America’s the greatest land of all, but it’s no country for sexually squeamish men, or women either, who are old enough to remember when dignity, decency and decorum were in season.

Illustration on port security by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

When port security is compromised

We have recently seen evidence of how our national security was compromised by the Obama administration’s approval of the Uranium One deal that gave Russia 20 percent of our uranium reserves. We are now learning more about the serious security compromise at Port Canaveral and its adjacent military infrastructure.

Illustration on access to good education by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Ensuring equal access to education

The mission of the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is “to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.”

House Cleaning at the CFPB Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Protecting consumers from fraud and abuse

Following Richard Cordray’s resignation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the smart money is betting that President Trump will appoint Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting director until a permanent replacement can be found. This would be a good move, as Director Mulvaney is known for his no-nonsense approach — and there is a lot of nonsense to be sorted out at the CFPB.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, right, wave during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)

The double-edged sword of China

A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for China’s progress at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Despite his talk of global cooperation, the themes were familiar socialist boilerplate about Chinese economic and military superiority to come.

Illustration on 529 savings accounts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Giving families a helping hand with educational expenses

Putting four children through college would be a challenge for most families. Certainly it is for Jenny Clark and her husband, Michael, but they have made saving for their children’s college educations a priority.

Illustration on King Josiah hearing the reading of the law    The Washington Times

Rediscovering the Bible lost in America

There’s an Old Testament story that bears striking resemblance to what’s going on today in America. It’s the story of King Josiah finding the lost Book of the Law.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a gathering in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, marking 25 years since his election. He and his wife Hillary Clinton appeared before about 2,600 people at the event in the Statehouse Convention Center. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)

The liberal ruse of feminism

Charlie Rose, formerly of PBS and CBS. Glenn Thrush of The New York Times. The collapse of the liberal establishment Masters of the Universe continues. Yet for some reason, the Democratic and liberal establishment think now is the time to condemn … Bill Clinton.

American Negotiations with North Korea Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Encouraging signs following Trump’s visit to Seoul

I was part of a small fact-finding delegation to South Korea immediately after President Trump’s Nov. 7-8 visit. The message we received in Seoul was universal: President Trump’s visit was a success; his presentation at the National Assembly was well-received. To a person, all were appreciative of the president’s comments, juxtaposing a vibrant liberal democracy in the South and an authoritarian and capricious regime in the North.

Volunteers tie the wooden cross that was carried through the streets of Etna, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb, to the larger cross in the cemetery where their annual "Drama of The Cross," service was done on Good Friday, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) ** FILE **

America on fire, as love for God cools

- The Washington Times

America was built on Judeo-Christian principles, steered into existence by Founding Fathers who believed — yes, even the less religious ones — that this republic could not survive absent a moral, virtuous people. My, how wise the founders. That was then. This is now: Roy Moore. Al Franken.

Illustration on cybersecurity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Closing the cyber skills gap

In the digitally integrated world we live in today, it’s nearly impossible to function successfully in any industry without making cybersecurity staffing a priority. No matter the size, no matter the sector, businesses all across the country are in growing need of professionals who specialize in cybersecurity.

Illustration of Bill and Hillary Clinton by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A tale of two cultures

“Prospect of New Special Counsel Rattles Justice” was the scary front-page headline on a recent, worried edition of The Washington Post. The faux fuss was caused by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ suggestion that after weighing recommendations from senior prosecutors, he might appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s role in the Uranium One deal.

Map of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh

Losing the moral compass over Nagorno-Karabakh

When it comes to American foreign aid, it is often the message — rather than the dollar figure — that matters. A textbook case is Nagorno-Karabakh, the internationally recognized Azerbaijani territory, illegally occupied by Armenia.

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Don't write Moore off yet

If Republican Senate nominee Judge Roy S. Moore sexually abused four women and one was only 14 years old at the time, he should withdraw from the U.S. Senate race immediately. But that's a big "if." After being silent for more than 30 years — during which time Mr. Moore ran for many offices — these women are accusing Mr. Moore now, when it is too late under Alabama law for another Republican to be put on the ballot. If he withdraws, the election of a Democrat is guaranteed. That smells.

Left's gun fix makes no sense

Many liberals and the Democratic Party like to insult Christians and our belief in God, Jesus Christ and prayer ("Mocking prayer after the massacre," Web, Nov. 8). The political left's God truly is big government and self-adoration.

A former James Bond says goodbye

Although I much prefer Sean Connery's dark and dangerous portrayal of Ian Fleming's iconic character James Bond to Sir Roger Moore's light and comedic approach, I was a huge fan of Mr. Moore's portrayal of Leslie Charteris' Simon Templar in the 1960s TV series "The Saint."

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Congressional talks on sex harassment boil with hypocrisy

- The Washington Times

Come on, now. A House committee on Capitol Hill is holding a hearing on sexual harassment, to discern what policies, going forward, ought to be implemented to stop sexual harassment? And what's that you say, Lassie -- the Senate side of things just passed a resolution that makes clear members, staff and even interns have to attend training on how to steer clear of sexual harassment?

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., smiles as he questions Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, as they testify during a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, on more signs from tech companies of Russian election activity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Jeff Flake: I'll back a Democrat over Roy Moore

- The Washington Times

Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizonan Republican -- the one who recently penned a book that contained sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump and the direction this commander-in-chief was taking the GOP -- said he'd back a Democrat before voting for Roy Moore. Sigh.

In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump feeds carps with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before their working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP, File)

The myth of the Republican exodus

- The Washington Times

There's a lot of media talk lately about all the Republicans who are leaving office, refusing to seek re-election, resigning for some new venture or another -- and the talk of the town is that these pols are leaving in some sort of mixture of disgust, horror and sadness at the direction the party's taking, post-President Donald Trump. But this is a bit of faked news.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a family photo during the ASEAN-U.S. 40th Anniversary commemorative Summit in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (Manan Vatsyayana/Pool Photo via AP)

Coming home from an Asian tutorial

- The Washington Times

No one should be rude. Bad manners are not nice. Doesn't everybody's mama teach him that? Donald Trump certainly knows how to overdo it, but sometimes a president must be strategically rude to make a necessary point.

Illustration on worldly society and the debasement of the gospel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The corruption of faith

When Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations that he had inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Mr. Moore has sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the corruption of American evangelicalism.

Chart to accompany Rahn article of Nov. 14, 2017.

Making a tax cut affordable

The folks in Washington have a knack for almost always asking the wrong question, and then coming up with an answer that makes things worse. The current debate about tax reform is a prime example. Many Democratic critics, some Republican critics (mainly from the conservative side), and many in the media argue that we cannot "afford" a tax cut. In reality, we cannot afford not to cut tax rates.

Illustration on Republicans and the enduring fiscal cliff by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Testing Republican spending restraint

Why would a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican president repeal the best weapon against runaway federal spending in 30 years?

John Bolton Speech to North Korea in 2003.

Sticking it to Trumpian critics of North Korea

President Trump's speech to the South Korean parliament on the evil of the Kim Jong-un regime was the best so far of his presidency and has been widely described as "Reaganesque."

Old-fashioned Dinner Romance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Counterculture alternatives to soulless hook-ups

My two eldest children are in college, and listening to them talk about intimate relationships among their peers can be frightening. These days, young men and women seem to relate to each other chiefly in superficial, anatomic ways, too often fueled by heavy drinking. Disturbingly high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, rampant pornography addiction and casual sex that leaves girls feeling used and depressed are the most obvious results. But students have also lost ineffable things like the rites of romance and courtship that used to make the years of dating a sweet interlude on the way to stable marriages and happy families.

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. According to a Washington Post story Nov. 9, an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The unraveling culture

The times are not just "a'changing," as Bob Dylan sang of them — but they're unraveling. Dismembering of the culture is at hand, and only the blind and foolish cannot see it. History is trashed and anyone who objects is a bigot, or worse. Pale-skinned Americans are vilified for living innocent lives, exploiting "white privilege." Bulls-eyes are painted on the backs of conservatives and Republicans because, well, they're conservatives and Republicans. Every man is a sexual predator, or will be soon. Throwing brickbats at unpopular targets can be great fun, but what goes around comes around.

Activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrated in Washington on Oct. 20, 2017, in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The inconvenience of a conscience

Abortion is the issue that will divide America forever because it's fundamentally an issue of conscience vs. convenience, with no victory for either side in prospect. A conscience is difficult to silence and everybody likes convenience. There's no better snapshot of the chasm between red America and blue America.

Bush wrong to jump on Trump

That former President George W. Bush would speak out against a sitting president now, and never did so during the Obama era, is indicative of why Donald Trump was elected president in the first place. Today's Republican-establishment politicians are the latest exemplar of why Washington is so often called a swamp, with self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment making "the people" sound like some sweet, old-fashioned notion.