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President Joe Biden tours a Pfizer manufacturing site, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Portage, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO look on. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Biden’s OK of global theft of America’s intellectual property is wrong, dangerous

Developing breakthrough medications takes tremendous ingenuity and immense financial investments. It’s an extraordinarily high-risk endeavor, and the prospect of making a profit is what convinces private companies to undertake those risks. Signaling that the United States will not fight to defend their intellectual property rights actively undermines innovation and manufacturing in American health care and medicines.

Illustration on ASEAN and China by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

South China Sea code of conduct clock runs down

After almost 20 years, time is running out for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to enter into any code of conduct agreement to manage tensions in the disputed South China Sea

Adam Schiff Two-Face Subpoena Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Tracing Adam Schiff’s subpoena hypocrisy

Just a few years ago, Rep. Adam Schiff had no qualms using secret subpoenas to obtain the phone records of American citizens without their consent.

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Gas prices are shown on an Exxon service station sign in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Commodities like plastic, paper, sugar and grains are all getting more expensive as demand outpaces supply. Companies are also paying more for shipping as fuel costs rise and ports experience longer delays because of congestion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ** FILE **

No reason to get panicky about inflation ... yet

First, gas prices spiked. Then lumber prices took off. By April, the Consumer Price Index was 4.2% higher than in April 2020. Now everyone is worried about a return to the double-digit inflation of the 1970s.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Independence, not statehood

In "Census results show why statehood for Puerto Rico is urgently needed" (Web, June 7) Jose Fuentes cites the reasons why he thinks Puerto Rico should be granted statehood. I strongly disagree with his reasoning and feel there is a better solution for Puerto Rico's future.

Poll worker Phil Dingus cleans one of the voting machines at the Virginia High School precinct during the Virginia Democratic Primary Election, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Bristol, Va. Voter turnout though the first part of the day had been very light. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

State legislatures have the power to fix election processes

State sovereignty is at the heart of the election system. The Constitution places responsibility for success squarely on the shoulders of state legislators. The Founders' decision to place elections in the hands of states followed months of debate about the proper balance of power between the states and the national government.

Government of Uganda Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

U.S. criticism of Africa's human rights is full of contradictions

Uganda is under the spotlight. With State Department travel restrictions on several senior officials and Amnesty International imploring the government to "reverse its decline," it has been a full round of condemnation for the African nation.

Illustration on removing the capital gains tax by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Biden's capital gains tax hike will stifle investment and growth

Recent economic data suggests a sluggish recovery with slowing job growth, inflation and heightened household financial anxiety. President Joe Biden's recent budget proposed $2.975 trillion in tax hikes which will only exacerbate these problems. As part of this tax hike, Mr. Biden wants to more than double the tax on capital gains and dividends.

In this photo taken Nov. 3, 2016, signs supporting DC statehood are on display outside an early voting place on in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Voters in the nation's capital will decide next week whether they want their city to become the nation's 51st state. The referendum backed by Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to pass easily. But even staunch statehood supporters say they're not sure of the path forward. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

'Statehood for Staten Island'

With all the commotion and rhetoric about "statehood" for Washington, D.C., I have a modest proposal, inspired by satirist Jonathan Swift: statehood for Staten Island, New York, instead.

FIn this March 16, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. On Biden’s first foreign trip as president, he will find many of his hosts in Europe welcoming but wary after a tense four years between Europe and the U.S. under former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Biden's budget would turn America into a pizza dough republic

Joe Biden ran on a platform to Build Back Better -- strengthen the economy and apply the dividend to social justice and equity issues -- but it seems he's given up on making America more competitive and adopted the Italian playbook -- borrowing to buy off a restive left with social programs.

Coronavirus Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Making the truth about COVID-19 a priority

Unsurprisingly, congressional Democrats, Never Trumpers and their allies in the biased mainstream media want the American people to focus on the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol Building above all else.

Afghanistan Withdrawal Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Leaving Afghanistan

After Sept. 11, 2001, most Americans thought justice and prudence demanded sending troops to Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and extirpate its ally, al Qaeda, the organization that had carried out the most horrific terrorist attacks ever on U.S. soil.

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday. Kerry, Biden's climate envoy, has been pressing global leaders in person and online ahead of the summit for commitments and alliances on climate efforts. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

John Kerry, unserious preacher of global green

American climate czar, John Kerry, was recently in the UAE to evangelize on behalf of Mother Earth. But this preacher of global green is nothing more than a snake oil salesman who is unserious about his mission and about achieving the results he proclaims to want.

The 40th anniversary of the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan is approaching, cited as significant by presidential historian Craig Shirley. Reagan had only been in office for 69 days. (Associated Press)

Reagan warned us about Fauci

- The Washington Times

Dr. Anthony Fauci is part of that elitist class of which President Ronald Reagan warned when he said the nine most terrifying words in the English language were, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

President Joe Biden talks about the May jobs report from the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Friday, June 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Biden is not in sync with America

Joe Biden is far enough into his presidency that he now owns what happens. He can blame bad news on his predecessor but most voters -- especially those who are looking to him for leadership -- are evaluating his job performance on its own rather than comparatively.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Propping up Sleepy Joe

President Biden is probably excluded from the presiding authority of the cabal within the executive branch because it orchestrates his every move and explicitly instructs him on what to do and say. He is a temporary stand-in and surrogate for this political clique. They require his presence to assure their continued power and political machinations.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Anything to defeat Trump

Recent columns by Joseph Curl and Tammy Bruce describe the media's well-coordinated apology for refusing to acknowledge that the COVID-19 virus originated in the Wuhan biological-warfare lab ("Liberal media finally admit canceling Wuhan Lab leak theory because of Trump" and "Media opts for frenzy of cartoonish smears over COVID-19's likely source," Web, June 1). In practiced unison, they attributed their malevolence to animosity toward President Trump.