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Protesters are reflected in a puddle as they wave European flags to demonstrate against Brexit in front of the Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to persuade lawmakers to support the divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union in a Dec. 11 House of Commons vote. Opposition parties say they will vote against it, as do dozens of lawmakers from May's Conservatives. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Only the second-worst result of efforts to unify Europe

- The Washington Times

Back during the formation of the European Union in the 1990s, there was a joke going around among those who prefer to remember history — mainly hoping to avoid repeating it. The last time folks worked this hard to unify Europe, the joke went, things didn’t turn out so well.

Illustration on the Pearl Harbor attack by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

‘A date which will live in infamy’

On a lazy, sunny Sunday morning Dec. 7, 1941 at 7:48 Hawaiian time, a bitterly divided America was suddenly shocked into a singleness of purpose it had never seen before.

Benefits of Home Ownership Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why millennials are chilling the housing market

Holiday party season is fast approaching and just as doctors are button-holed for free advice on all manner of ailments, economists — especially those who write for the newspapers — get cornered about the stock market and with complaints that millennials are reluctant to buy homes and slowing the market.

Illustration on the legacy of George Herbert Walker Bush by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Remembering George H.W. Bush

Honor, decency, principled, character, grace, loyalty, optimistic, integrity, dignity, honesty, humble.

The Sword of the Swamp Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump can beat the deep-state coup

When Donald Trump glided down the golden escalator in June 2015 to announce he was running for president, little did he know that he was about to become the most hunted political figure in recent history.

A man sits atop the U.S. border wall as he prepares to help other migrants climb over to San Ysidro, Calif., in order to surrender to the U.S. Border Patrol, in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants who traveled with recent caravans want to seek asylum in the U.S. but face a decision between crossing illegally or waiting months, because the U.S. government only processes a limited number of those cases a day at the San Ysidro border crossing. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Build a wall — on Mexico’s southern border

- The Washington Times

Just before Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017, a Mexican newspaper floated an interesting, if unsourced, theory: As part of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration was contemplating assisting Mexico with fortifying its southern border with Guatemala.

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on "Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Twitter's Jack Dorsey's got some 'splainin' to do

- The Washington Times

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has just kicked off an investigation into Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's alleged lying to Congress, according to a report from The Federalist. With all this booting of conservatives from his social media platform, he sure does have some 'splainin' to do, yes?

Signs are carried during the March for Life 2016, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Washington, during the annual rally on the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Nonpartisan cheer: Abortions are on the decline

- The Washington Times

I don't know any woman who's ever dreamed of growing up and having an abortion -- no, not even any of the furthest left of leftists females who populated the liberal la-la-enclave of Massachusetts I once called home. So it's with nonpartisan cheer that statistics showing the falling rate of abortions in America ought to be received.

President Donald Trump greets Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R. Miss., during a rally in Tupelo, Miss., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Associated Press)

Only a public hanging for the senator will do

- The Washington Times

When you're losing an election and you're not sure there's anything you can do about it, the modern Democrats have a sure-fire strategy: Cry "racist!!" (with not one but at least two exclamation points), and count on the illiterates in the media to do the rest. It works nearly every time.

Illustration on the democracy myth by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The democracy myth

Would you prefer to live in a country that has a high degree of individual liberty but is not a democracy, or live in a democracy where individual liberties are curtailed?

Illustration on Democrat threats to Second Amendment rights by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How a Democratic House will affect gun rights

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, likely to again be the House majority leader, has said she will push new gun-control laws as soon as the Democrats get the gavel back in January. So how will a Democrat-controlled House affect your Second Amendment-protected freedom?

Illustration on the negative effects of increased socialism in America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Government control? Try people control'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representative-elect for New York's 14th Congressional District, is widely known as the nation's cheerleader-in-chief for socialism. But even she might have a tough time getting to the left of another Empire State politician: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Illustration on Ukrainian president Poroshenko's financial connections to Moscow by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A lucrative fight with Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko could have gone down in Ukrainian history as the first president to have broken Ukraine's bonds with its Soviet past and that system's ruling principles — favoritism and corruption. But instead he decided to choose a much more lucrative path. That path consisted of fighting the successor of the USSR, that is, the Russian Federation. However, this fight was primarily verbal with no salient action. On the other hand, a personally profitable business relationship with Russia did manage to flourish.

Arizona Tax Relief Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What's next for Arizona taxpayers

Fresh off a decisive re-election win, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, and his allies in the state legislature have some big decisions to make about what's next for the hardworking taxpayers of Arizona.

In this undated photo provided by Eric Regehr, polar bears are seen on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Circle. A study of polar bears in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change. Lead author Eric Regehr of the University of Washington says the Chukchi may be buffered from some effects of ice loss. Regehr says polar bears can build fat reserves and the Chukchi's abundant seal population may allow bears to compensate for a loss of hunting time on ice. (AP Photo Eric Regehr via AP)

Why climate litigation is out of place

Between the Acting New York Attorney General's lawsuit against ExxonMobil and the Supreme Court's decision to not intervene to prevent a lawsuit brought by 21 young Americans from moving forward, climate litigation is once again a hot news topic. But, we should be sensible when deciding what branches of government should navigate the heated debate.

A migrant child playfully sticks out his tongue as others stand in line to receive food outside the Benito Juarez Sports Center serving as a temporary shelter for Central American migrants who traveled north in a caravan, in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Chaos on the border

A funny thing about caravans. They move. In the weeks before the midterm congressional elections, the Democrats and the media chastised President Trump for the attention he paid to the caravan of thousands of migrants moving steadily from Central America, through Mexico, toward the American border.

A forged letter and Russian meddling

For almost a century, a suspected forged letter advocating Russian meddling in a British election has bedeviled politicians of all denominations, especially the Labor Party.

Taiwan wants peace with China

Kudos to the people of Taiwan for once again demonstrating the strength of their vibrant democratic system through a successful round of elections ("Taiwanese voters rebuke Constitutional Court, reject same-sex marriage," Web, Nov. 25). This impressive exercise has clarified the strength of their vibrant democratic system and is an example of democracy in action for the Indo-Pacific region. Equally impressive, however, has been the voters' expressed dissatisfaction with President Tsai Ing-wen and her party, not only for the sluggish economy, continuing low wages and wealth gap, but also the worsening of relations with China since she came into power in 2016.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a joint news conference with his Dominican Republic counterpart Miguel Vargas following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Regarding the incident where a Russian coast guard fired on three Ukrainian boats Sunday and then seized them along with the crews Lavrov said Monday that Ukraine has violated international law and provoked Russia by sending its navy vessels through the Kerch Strait without permission. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Ukraine's Poroshenko wants to stay in power

There are many facets to the Russo-Ukrainian conflict - the obvious and the more opaque. The obvious is that Russia has aggressively used its power over the Kerch Strait to harass Ukrainian shipping and block Ukrainian ports such as Mariupol.

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., talks with reporters following a photo opportunity on Capitol Hill in Washington, with the freshman class. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hiring: Might I suggest an historian?

- The Washington Times

Newly elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seeking to fill 13 slots in her soon-to-be congressional office and has sent out an ad for interested applicants to apply. Might I suggest an historian? After all, with tweets like the one she just penned, comparing the migrant caravaners to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, surely someone with solid historical sense could lend a frequent office hand.

Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Border chaos a sign of lawless times

- The Washington Times

The days of fair play, wait your turn, play by the rules, work hard and reap the results are over. In its place? In its place stands a rush of bodies at the U.S. border pleading, nay demanding, entry.