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Illustration on the romance between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A new look at a forbidden romance

If Sally Hemings were still with us, she would be the poster child of the #MeToo movement. Such speculation is the stuff of revisionist presidential history, and a new exhibit at Monticello humanizes, for better or worse, the portrait of Thomas Jefferson the slaveowner.

Excavation sites at Jamestown, VA.   Photo courtesy of the authors

Unearthing American evolution in Jamestown

In “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Dr. Indiana Jones famously said, “archeology is the search for fact, not truth.” Fact is something that cannot be changed while truth depends on a person’s perspectives and experience. At Historic Jamestowne we are fact finders unearthing a story from 400 years ago, when the Virginia Colony was establishing the foundation for today’s America.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, arrives to speak to a large group of protesters rally against the Senate Republican healthcare bill on the East Front of the Capitol Building in Washington, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Toward competition and cost constraints

Earlier this month, Michigan became the sixth state since 2015 to repeal its “prevailing wage” mandate, which requires that publicly funded construction projects pay wages determined by the government that are anything but “prevailing.”

Building the Deal with South Korea Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Building the deal with North Korea

The first pundit responses to President Donald Trump’s agreement with Kim Jong-un for the denuclearization of North Korea have leaned heavily on a series of inept comparisons with President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The differences are as stark as they are important.

Illustration on mortgages and the new tax law by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Paying off the mortgage, but not too quickly

The new tax law simplifies April 15. Many folks will be claiming new higher standard deductions instead of itemizing mortgage interest and the like, but folks should not rush to pay off their home loans.

Cal Three Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

California’s 3-state solution

Bored billionaire Tim Draper has finally gathered enough signatures to make his proposal of separating California into three states an unfortunate possibility this coming November.

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Wallace belongs at MSNBC

"MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace says GOP left her: 'This Republican Party is unrecognizable to me'" (Web, June 10) takes us back 10 years to when Ms. Wallace was a communications aide on Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. The vitriol she now spews about President Trump is like the hostility she showed to Mr. McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

A man watches a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 11, 2018.  Final preparations are underway in Singapore for Tuesday's historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim, including a plan for the leaders to kick things off by meeting with only their translators present, a U.S. official said.  The signs read: " Summit between the United States and North Korea." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The threat of peace

The happy talk coming out of Singapore will mislead the rest of the world, which hankers for something, anything, that can eliminate the nuclear sword hanging over everybody. "Jaw, jaw," in Winston Churchill's famous formulation, is better than "war, war," but happy talk, whether by Donald Trump or Kim Jong-un, can be dangerous for the unwary.

Krauthammer leaves too soon

It was with sadness that I read the announcement by Charles Krauthammer of his imminent death ("Krauthammer a classic, classy neoconservative intellectual — whether you agreed with him or not," Web, June 10). He is a man of conscience and a fighter for what he considers to be a worthy cause. With devastating logic, he has demolished the views of his opponents concerning both national and international affairs.

The tension between healing and justice

The question of why communities across the country should continue to honor the man who 157 years ago took command of the Army battling U.S. troops has been a roiling debate for some years -- intensified since the out-of-control protests in Charlottesville last summer over steps to remove the city's monument to Robert E. Lee.

Elephant Stabbed Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Deconstructing young minds

Since November 2016, the deep state and its media allies have spent considerable time and money cultivating animus toward President Trump and the Republican-led Congress among younger voters.

Illustration on the ascendancy of al-Sadr by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

An Iraqi threat goes mainstream

Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's rise to power has not yet reached its zenith. The May 18 Iraqi parliamentary election, in which his Sairun political block won a plurality, has elevated him to the position of de facto leader of the Iraqi nation. Mr. al-Sadr won't become prime minister because he didn't run for a parliamentary seat, but he will control the formation of the next Iraqi government.

International Space Station Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Preserving America's supremacy in space

Acquiescing to efforts to end government funding of the International Space Station (ISS) by 2025 would be a historic and costly mistake to the tune of billions, destroying an engineering, science and geopolitical marvel and elevating America's enemies to supremacy in space.

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 11, 2018.

Trump's economic boom

The left is quickly running out of excuses for why President Trump's economic policies have caused a boom — rather than the bust they predicted with such great certainty.

Illustration on "gay Christianity" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Wolves in shepherd's clothing

A bit of news you may have missed over the past couple weeks was that of about 2,000 high-profile Christian pastors and church elders who, on May 24, marched on the White House.

President Donald Trump arrives at Paya Lebar Air Base for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A crossroads at the summit

No politician owns the exclusive rights to "hope and change." As a campaign slogan, it worked well for a moment for Barack Obama, but in hindsight it was little more than an attractive but empty phrase. He wowed the world by signing the Iran Nuclear Deal, but left the terror-friendly regime in Tehran on course to complete a doomsday arsenal. President Trump, girding himself for a nuclear summit with North Korea, promises to deal only in the hard currency of reality.

Zero tolerance for filth

It is truly a national disgrace when tastelessness and moral depravity can pass for humor and the overriding residual focus is only on the reaction and response by two television networks.

What national intelligence is and is not

Regardless of whatever special counsel Robert Mueller III eventually reports, the 2016 presidential election has spawned enough conspiracy theories to surpass "Who Shot Kennedy?" on any list of supposedly unresolved mysteries, justified or not.

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.