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Hillary Clinton. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

One last dance with Hillary

- The Washington Times

There’s scarcely a pundit, wise guy or blowhard at the end of the bar who hasn’t sworn off Hillary Clinton, vowing that it’s time to find something new to rant and rave about.

Illustration on the hyperloop by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A fast and feasible infrastructure option

Hyperloop is a new transportation technology that proposes sending cargo and passengers through evacuated tubes at speeds exceeding 700 mph. Unsurprisingly, this idea has provoked its share of skepticism. Hyperloop won’t be perfect on Day One, but neither were airlines. They took time to evolve.

President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

America’s love affair with Israel grows under Trump

- The Washington Times

The left likes to try to sell the line that the Palestinian Authority loves the Israelis, welcomes peace and wants nothing more than a harmonious agreement that allows both peoples to live side-by-side, in perpetual prosperity — oh yes, and that President Donald Trump’s announced move of the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Avid to Jerusalem kills that plan. But apparently, the line isn’t selling.

A welder fabricates a steel structure at an iron works facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Monday, March 5, 2018. United States President Donald Trump has lobbed a grenade of uncertainty onto the NAFTA negotiating table, suggesting that tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel are now dependent on whether the countries agree to a new trade pact. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

U.S. trade relations

President Trump made his mark as a businessman prior to occupying the Oval Office and he often gives his sales pitch for America: The country is once again open for business.

Broward County Schools' Choice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The slow learners of Broward County

Broward County, Florida, is a nice progressive place with a Democratic School Board and a Democratic sheriff. The county was living the South Florida dream until Valentine’s Day, when a homicidal maniac broke into one of its high schools and slaughtered 17 of its students and faculty, one of whom was an unarmed security guard and assistant football coach.

Medical Supply Shortage Effect Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When shortages strike medical supplies

As national health care costs skyrocket, the shortage of some basic medical supplies and drugs is limiting patients’ access to care and threatening lives.

Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Buying the Brooklyn Bridge from North Korea

President Trump is poorly served by State Department and national security advisers who recommend meeting dictator Kim Jong-un to discuss North Korea’s denuclearization.

Illustration on North Korean denuclearization by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The denuclearization of North Korea

The diplomatic world has been shaken by President Donald Trump’s stunning announcement that he will meet with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to begin the process of denuclearization of the Hermit Kingdom.

Illustration on potential Chinese AI dominance by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The final battleground with China

It takes technology to be a great nation, and President Trump’s notable policy successes on corporate taxes and deregulation are not enough. He has to deliver on trade and investment with China or it will dominate artificial intelligence and the global economy

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FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lipinski will face Democratic candidate Marie Newman for the 3rd congressional district seat in the March 20, 2018 primary. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais File)

Blue dogs and mad dogs

There's an old story about the man who posted a classified ad in the newspaper about his missing dog: "LOST: Male dog, has one eye, mangled left ear, paralyzed hind leg, has been neutered. Answers to the name Lucky."

Drive 'progressive' media out

The left has a full-court press going on to do away with the right of Americans to own firearms of their own choosing. Well, the time has come to silence the "progressive" media outlets that have long provided cover for the felonies committed by Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Eric Holder, Barack Obama, Lois Lerner and many others from the political left.

Free speech can't be 'zoned'

As a retired State University System of Florida faculty member, I applaud the Florida legislature for banning those ridiculous "free speech zones" and returning state public-university campuses to their longstanding and traditional role of providing the opportunity for students to explore the life of the mind.

A Texas Democrats sign hangs on a podium at a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Democrats' blue wave won't reach shore in Texas in 2018

Leading up to Tuesday's Texas primary, there were hundreds of blaring headlines about "Texas turning blue," the every-other-year political head-scratcher about a Democratic resurgence in the Lone Star State that gullible national reporters swallow and regurgitate.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 5, 2018. Sanders answered questions about President Donald Trump's tariff on steel and aluminum, China and other issues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sam Nunberg's supposed 'rough day'

- The Washington Times

Sam Nunberg told the Daily Caller in an exclusive that he's sorry for verbally unleashing on White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and calling her, among other vile names, a "fat slob." His excuse? He was having a "rough day," he said. Well, with all due respect and all, but that's not really a "rough day." That's an inner beast leaking forth.

Oprah Winfrey attends The Museum of Modern Art's David Rockefeller Award Luncheon honoring Oprah Winfrey at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The left always hates God -- until they don't

- The Washington Times

Stephen Colbert, late-night comedian, sat down with famed talker Oprah Winfrey and turned on the charm for God to make her run for the presidency in 2020. It was a mocking bit, no biggie for atheists but at least somewhat insulting for Christians. But the deeper takeaway is the hypocrisy it reveals of the left.

Stopping the Tariffs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Donald Trump and free trade

President Donald Trump has had a splendid first year in office. He has the economy moving again and at a healthy pace, 2.6 percent in the most recent quarter. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and the economic signs are mostly healthy.

Illustration on strategies for the Ukraine crisis by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Ukraine's hybrid war

Four years ago this week, Moscow launched its hybrid war against Ukraine and seized Crimea. Six weeks later, it began its not-so covert military operation in Donbas. One of the great, if unheralded stories of this war has been the largely successful effort of Ukraine to defend itself against this hybrid war in the east.

Illustration on strategic moves in the Middle East by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Russian chessboard

Iran (read: Persia) invented chess, but the present Grand Master of the Middle East chessboard is Russia. When the Syrian government launched an offensive against a rebel-held suburb of Damascus some have called a massacre, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Russians to rein in their client. She noted as well that, as Syria's main backer, Moscow has a "particular responsibility" to address the situation.

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

Profiting from the opioid crisis

Whether one labels it a "crisis" or an "epidemic," or understates it simply as a "problem," no reasonable observer can consider the human and monetary cost of opioid abuse anything other than a matter of the utmost national importance.

Illustration on the potential for developing the mineral wealth of Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Afghanistan's addiction to ill-gotten gains

Last August, the Trump administration authorized a military escalation in Afghanistan in the hopes of bringing the Muslim Taliban insurgency to its knees. No one actually believes that the insurgency, which still controls 40 percent of the national territory, can be defeated outright. But the idea is to convince the Taliban to stop fighting, agree to a transitional coalition government and participate in national elections.

FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A new first-of-its kind government study finds suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. The numbers suggest that social isolation, gun ownership and limited health care access may be factors behind the higher numbers. The Department of Veterans Affairs released data Sept. 15, on suicide by state. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Making better use of funds for veterans

When allegations of canine abuse at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) research labs made headlines last year, supporters on both sides of the issue went head-to-head — seemingly pitting animal welfare against hope for wounded warriors in a zero-sum game where room for compromise appeared to be nonexistent.

Stormy Justice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Screaming for a special counsel

Every Republican is screaming for a special counsel to investigate the FISA mess. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred the case to the inspector general. So, what's the best option?

From left, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster arrive for a joint news conference between President Donald Trump and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Washington-Ankara partnership

Demonstrative of what is widely understood as a pressing need for rapprochement between the U.S. and Turkey, last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson was welcomed in Ankara by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan and Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlt avuoglu. A day prior, U. S. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis had a lengthy meeting in Brussels with Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli, on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministers Conference.

Drop investigation now

The Mueller investigation needs to stop. Its original purpose has been proven false by the Mueller team itself. This is no longer an investigation, but now a full-blown soft coup into undermining an elected president because the Washington establishment didn't like our vote.

Millennials eat badly

Baby-boomer parents were negligent when it came to instilling healthy eating habits in their millennial children, and this negligence has created a generation of Americans with over-stimulated brains and under-stimulated bodies, contributing to the more than 1.9 billion overweight and obese adults, according to the World Health Organization.

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'

Anyone who undertakes a general history of 19th-century Britain must marshal enormous amounts of information. In "Victorious Century," author David Cannadine certainly succeeds in this task.