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A page from a Gutenberg Bible. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

The wounded printed page strikes back

- The Washington Times

Fake news is everywhere, cluttering desktops, iPads, laptops, iPhones and all the other manifestations of the post-literate era when it’s just too much trouble to find a reliable read.

Ambassador Faith Whittlesey poses Nov. 16, 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland. Representative diplomatic official spokeswoman. (AP photo/Michele Euler)

Remembering Faith Ryan Whittlesey

Early in 1983, an attractive young woman I did not know grabbed my sleeve as I was leaving a meeting on Central America in the White House Cabinet Room. She stuck her card in my hand. It read, “Ambassador Faith Ryan Whittlesey, Assistant to the President for Public Liaison.” On the back she had penned, “Call me! You need my help.”

Illustration on examining the FISA court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Questioning accountability on the secret court

Story after story comes out about the extent to which partisan politics played a key role in the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ), intelligence community and FBI during the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s especially so in the context of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and the more recent suggestions of a “mole” or “spy” inside the Trump campaign.

Illustration on the effects of recent tax cuts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why liberals hate the Trump tax cut

Despite liberal hysterics, Republicans’ recent tax cut raised top earners’ share of America’s tax burden. This seemingly “squared circle” is simply due to a fact true before the legislation and even truer after: Middle- and upper-income earners shoulder the overwhelming tax load. Equally obvious: Even so large a share is not enough for an insatiable left.

Illustration on Russia's history of state breaking by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Russia’s love affair with state-breaking

In Russia’s long-term war against the West that includes the infiltration of domestic political systems, blackmail and the indirect influence of elected officials through “ethnic political organizations,” one of its most prized and enduring tactics is its exploitation of ethnoreligious rivalries and fissures within the states along its borders.

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Illustration on the economies of Iran, Russia and North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A bet on economic pygmies

The GDP of North Korea is less than half that of Fairfax County, Virginia, and only a little more than half of Vermont's, which has less than 3 percent of the population of North Korea. Honduras is the second-poorest county in the Americas but it has a larger GDP than North Korea, despite having only one-third the population and more than three-and-a-half times the per capita income.

Joe Biden. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Throwing rocks at the wrong villain

- The Washington Times

No man in America is more entitled to the nation's admiration and gratitude for sacrifice than John McCain. He's a hero in anybody's book, with no asterisks. An exclamation point, but no asterisk.

Illustration on Hillary Clinton by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The bitterness tour

When you hear "world tour" you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton.

Gas-Guzzling SUVs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America's squandered oil wealth

Bismarck is reported to have said, "there is a providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children and the United States of America."

Illustration on privatizing the VA by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Privatizing the VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs is once again in need of someone to lead it. The president's last nominee, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, withdrew his name from consideration last month [April 26] after a flurry of allegations regarding his professional conduct as White House physician.

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian speaks with the President Bako Sahakyan of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region speaks during their meeting in the capital Stepanakert, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Nagorno-Karabakh, part of Azerbaijan has been under the control of local ethnic Armenian forces and the Armenian military since a war ended in 1994 with no resolution of the region's status. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

How Armenia's revolution can succeed

Normally politics is the art of the possible. However, during a revolution like the current one in Armenia, the space of the possible expands dramatically.

Illustration on the costs of New York's MTA improvements by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

New York's subway scam

Ever heard the old admonition that if you give an inch, they'll take a mile?

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman listens as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in in Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018. Amid deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, President Donald Trump's top aides and supporters on Monday celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a campaign promised fulfilled. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

This year, in Jerusalem

The world did not end when President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate scheme, nor did the heavens fall when he insisted that the United States deserves a fair shake in the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement.

Is removal worth the price the nation would pay?

Only twice in U.S. history has a president been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1866 and Bill Clinton in 1998. Although each was acquitted by the Senate, the historical fallout of the two Senate trials was radically different, according to the just-published "To End a Presidency."

Left's history of sabotage

Former Secretary of State John Kerry's secret meetings with Iranian officials and the connection of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton to the creation of a phony dossier may have shocked some people, but not those who know history. The progressive left has a long record of trying to undermine and sabotage the policies with which it disagrees.

Graham should pipe down

Sen. Lindsey Graham's mock indignation over an innocuous observation by White House communications aide Kelly Sadler is worth a chuckle ("Lindsey Graham wants White House apology for Kelly Sadler's 'disgusting' John McCain remark," Web, May 13). We're a nation that is being riven by the hyper-emotional, and it's not just by a traumatized teen-ager or the usual suspects who intentionally misconstrue their opponents' remarks for a perceived advantage in the polls.

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 **

Trump, Netanyahu -- kindred souls in Revelation-like times

- The Washington Times

Israel is in the midst of massive celebrations, wafting on happy clouds as America's embassy to the Jewish state is making its formal move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But the devils are gathering at the door -- the violence and protests and threats and killings have already begun.

Lessons from West Virginia

- The Washington Times

Democrats continue to insist in spite of a complete lack of evidence that the Russian government, Russian corporations or at least individual Russians with ties to Vladimir Putin colluded with the Trump campaign to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential campaign, thereby denying their candidate the White House.

Illustration on the need to verify North Korea's future "peace" promises by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Verify, but don't trust'

President Reagan often said that our approach to relations with the Soviet Union should be "trust, but verify." He understood that because they would cheat on any arms control agreement we made with them, every such agreement had to require periodic proofs of Soviet compliance.

Assisted Suicide in New York Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The deadly push for assisted suicide

Last November, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took commendable action to confront an uncomfortable topic and a horrific reality: Suicide, he said, had become a statewide public health crisis. Calling the state's sudden spike in suicides "unacceptable" (New York now ranks 5th in the nation), he said that awareness and prevention is a top priority for the state.