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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking to the media as he steps off Air Force One, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump right to revoke Brennan’s security clearance

- The Washington Times

President Trump set off a firestorm last week when he yanked the security clearance of former Obama CIA Director John O. Brennan, who was busy making a career out of bashing the White House. Citing “a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations” about his administration, Mr. Trump said Mr. Brennan was seeking to “sow division and chaos.”

Illustration on China as a rival to the U.S. by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The China syndrome

Pollsters at the Pew Research Center recently asked an intriguing question: Who is the “most important partner for American foreign policy?”

Hollywood Red Tape Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Justice Department takes on Big Hollywood

Conservatives are scratching their collective heads as the Department of Justice has ramped up its efforts to review the 70-year-old restrictions that prevent Hollywood elites from getting richer off its predatory business practices. Specifically, the DOJ is investigating the present-day utility of the antitrust settlements between the government and monopolistic movie theaters and music collectives. These agreements have protected consumers for decades, and it would make little sense economically or politically to abandon them today.

Xi Jinping. (Associated Press)

Another attempt, another failure of suppression of faith

- The Washington Times

President Xi Jinping of China is about to learn what despots before learned, to their consternation, puzzlement and grief. He has set out, as Mao Zedong did before him, to crush and squeeze the Christians in China until he has eliminated them all.

Microchipping employees, the next terrible technology wave

- The Washington Times

Employees with the technology firm Three Square Market have been quietly, steadily inserting microchips into their own hands as a means of making it easier to pay for the likes of snacks from company vending machines or drinks from the cafeteria. Subtitle this: When Convenience Becomes Downright Creepy.

Illustration on renewed hope for Ethiopia and Eritrea by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Ethiopia and Eritrea beyond warfare

Africa, long-marginalized on the global stage, seems to be steadily emerging from the shadows of its past, and teaching the world new lessons on conflict resolution in the process. Numerous recent developments, including one last month that ended a bloody, 20-year-old war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, gives hope that Africa can achieve lasting peace among its peoples and continue its drive to become a global economic breadbasket.

Providing Skilled Labor for Indiana Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Indiana model for workforce development

American workers finally have the upper hand on employers. With a job market that has more openings than people to fill them, wages and benefits are rising at the fastest pace in a decade.

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In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman in Congress. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan Muslim emerges as next anti-Trumping tool for left

- The Washington Times

Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. She's also massively anti-President Donald Trump, and that, combined with her gender, her religious beliefs and her progressive leanings, makes her the new darling of the Democratic Party, the new speed dial on mainstream media's approved list of political pundits.

Brett Kavanaugh

Women rise to defy the sleaze-slingers

Only yesterday the Democrats in the U.S. Senate were giddy with the idea that Brett Kavanaugh had united the women of America, who would pressure their senators to do him in. But the campaign to confirm Judge Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is beginning to look like Ladies Day at the baseball park.

Illustration on advice to the president by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Advice for the president

Dear Mr. President, "Would you take this advice I hand you like a brother?" It's a song lyric from the musical "The Pajama Game," but fitting here.

Prison Reform Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Reforming the criminal justice system

On May 22, the House of Representatives managed to pass the First Step Act prison reform by a vote of 360 to 59, an unheard of margin in today's deeply divided Congress. The bill is a long-overdue attempt to at least begin to reform the way those caught up in the criminal justice system are treated while in prison and how they are prepared to live once they have paid their debt to society.

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India's National Register of Citizens anarchy

A political maelstrom is raging across India as the registration of citizenship being undertaken by the government in the northeastern state of Assam has determined 4 million people to be illegal immigrants.

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A reasonable man under siege

Democrats are foolish to oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. By miscasting him as a foe of Roe v. Wade (1973), consumer rights and a healthy environment, they do the truth a disservice and will hurt themselves in November.

No citizenship for law breakers

The lie that the federal judiciary is legislating constitutionally from the bench was exposed last Friday, when U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled that the government must restart the DACA program ("Federal judge orders Trump admin to restart DACA program," Web, Aug. 3

Freebies would cost us dearly

Democrats have become unhinged with this mindset of free college tuition and health care for all, as they embrace the nonsensical philosophy of this socialist from the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ("Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on upper-middle class, 'soccer moms': 'That's not America anymore!'" Web, Aug. 8).

Censorship has no part in telling the American story

- The Washington Times

First came Alex Jones, and the outright booting of his Infowars news product from several top social media sites. Then came headlines of Sebastian Gorka, facing a so-called "soft ban" at Fox News. But really, radio rock star Michael Savage has them both beat. He's been banned by Britain; booted from various markets. And all that -- despite the fact he's a top ratings draw, a major market asset, a proven voice who's weathered many a storm.

In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, introduces former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon, center, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. At left is Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. The two senators she competed against in previous bitter campaigns and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are complementing McMahon, the new administrator of the Small Business Administration, sworn in Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sen. Chris Murphy, a classic case of what's wrong with politicians

- The Washington Times

Sen. Chris Murphy just made national headlines for suggesting that social media giants like Facebook and YouTube shouldn't stop at Alex Jones and Infowars, but rather go forward and censor, censor, censor until all signs of objectionable speech are removed from the Internet. Here's a guy who doesn't belong in political office.

This march 8, 2016, file photo shows Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet speaking during a press conference ahead of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

A.I. leaders (naively) vow no lethal autonomous weapons

- The Washington Times

More than 160 companies with divisions dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence just signed on to a pledge to "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons," or LAWS, the text states. That's nice; very peace-keeping-ish. But that's also a bit naive.

In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a a town hall meeting in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

The left's 'identity politics' hypocrisy

Courtesy of California Sen. Kamala Harris, we now have a bit of a hint of the new approach we can expect by the progressives who now control the Democratic Party -- focus on Identity Politics but don't call it that.

Illustration on charges of political and criminal malfeasance right and left by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How we got here

Did you see this Wall Street Journal front-page headline on Monday? It read, "Profits Soar as Economy Advances." That headline will probably be the most important headline of the week. It certainly is of colossal importance.