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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.

Last Hope Before Election Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The politics behind separation anxiety

Need proof that the current controversy over children of undocumented immigrants is more political than humanitarian? Hillary Clinton said she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants” and supported a border wall until she ran for president in 2016.

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.

Illustration on self-defense and banning "weapons" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

In defense of self-defense

I refuse to be a victim. So do scores of other Americans who own rifles, shotguns, handguns and other defensive weapons in order to protect themselves and their families.

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Panic time at Camp Mueller

- The Washington Times

If this is June, it must be time to indict Paul Manafort again. The clock is ticking, and the tic-tocs are getting louder.

Illustration on pressuring Iran by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why Trump must keep pressure on Iran

In the weeks since President Trump made global headlines with his announcement that the U.S. would no longer participate in the Iran nuclear deal, international attention has shifted to new priorities. It is easy to miss the fact that the U.S. has started taking key steps to ramp up economic pressure on the Iranian regime, including imposing new sanctions just last week.

Italy Boots the Euro Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Italy's new government could sink the euro

The European Union's common currency and lax immigration enforcement have done much to smother prosperity and suppress wages for ordinary workers. As in America, the intelligentsia and governing elite drink the Kool-Aid that the robust growth the West enjoyed from 1870s to 1970s was a historical accident and opposition to illegal immigration is anti-growth and racist.

Illegal Aliens Warning Signs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Witnessing the plight of migrant children

When Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon showed up at a government detention center for migrant children in Brownsville, Texas, the people in charge of the place called the police and asked him to leave.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he intends to cancel the traditional August recess and keep the Senate in session to deal with backlogged tasks, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell's masterstroke

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is not the most charismatic, telegenic, or gripping figure to have graced the politics of the republic. His soft-spoken Southern manners tend more toward the soporific than the stimulating, and they sometimes lead his critics to underestimate him.

Only climate cause up for debate

As is the case with all major media sources worldwide, your article regarding Department of Defense programs addressing readiness for the predicted consequences of climate change confuses the issue ("Despite sea change at White House, Pentagon steps up climate change," Web, June 3).

Thank you, Mr. Trump

For eight years the rights of Americans were subjugated to the politically correct, ever-changing morals of the Obama administration. Absurd changes occurred, including permitting men to use women's restrooms if they were undecided about their gender on a given day. Even basic freedoms, once accorded to people of faith, were challenged. Who could forget the battle incurred on the Catholic charity Little Sisters of the Poor, as they fought President Obama's mandate to provide birth control to employees?

Football Commissioner Pete Rozelle, right, pays a call on Baseball Commissioner William D. Eckert at the latter's office on July 27, 1966 in New York. It was the first formal meeting of the two commissioners. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Sports, politics conflicted 50 years ago with mourning of RFK's death

Anything that is going to have the powerful symbolism of sports is also going to generate enough passion to divide as well, in death as well as life. That was the case 50 years ago, as Major League Baseball tried to cope with the proper way to mourn the death of New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy on June 6, 1968.

In this March 8, 2017, photo, Barb Halleen who is battling Parkinson's disease, spars  with volunteer coach Jimmy Lyons as part of the Rock Steady Boxing program at CrossFit 309 in Peoria Heights, Ill. The Rock Steady program is growing, offering people with Parkinson's a way to push themselves to fight back against the disease by boxing. This year, they've expanded to more classes, moved into their own dedicated space at CrossFit, and just recently installed a professional boxing ring. (Fred Zwicky/Journal Star via AP) ** FILE **

CrossFit, the latest example of raging, rabid leftist intolerance

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An executive at CrossFit put out on Twitter that he was happy a local gym decided to cancel a workout session in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month because, in his view, "celebrating 'pride' is a sin" and "the intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing." For that, he was fired. And bam, his point's underscored

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, listens to the conference after his speech titled "How to save the European Union" as he attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Council Meeting in Paris, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) ** FILE **

George Soros election plot goes down in flames

- The Washington Times

So billionaire George Soros poured tons of dollars into different district attorney races in California, hoping -- no, expecting -- big wins for the progressive left, just as he and his liberal cronies had scored in similar campaigns in New York. But the effort failed. Went down in flames, really.

In this image released by CBS, former President Bill Clinton, left, appears with host Stephen Colbert while promoting his book "The President is Missing," on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in New York. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)

Bill Clinton, a gift for the GOP that keeps on giving

- The Washington Times

Bill Clinton, hereafter to be known as the Tone Deaf President, has had a heck of a week trying to shove his lecherous affair with a young White House intern into a #MeToo box, as if the two could ever fit together as one. But for Republicans, this is all good.

Illustration on Europes's vanishing calm by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Europe's vanishing calm

The Rhone River Valley in southern France is a storybook marriage of high technology, traditional vineyards and ancestral villages. High-speed trains and well-designed toll roads crisscross majestic cathedrals, castles and chateaus.

Funding for the Trump Wall Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'The Wall' and the right business decision

Few issues better illuminate the contrasts between the U.S. and Mexico, than do the controversies surrounding the border wall, which President Trump brought to the forefront once again Tuesday when he told rally-goers in Nashville, "I don't want to cause a problem but in the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall."

Gas on the Fire Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Can Trump shoot James Comey?

Last weekend, the White House leaked a copy of a letter sent by President Donald Trump's legal team on Jan. 29 to special counsel Robert Mueller. The letter set forth the president's legal strategy, arguing essentially that he is immune from prosecution for any crime.

Illustration on Jeff Sessions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

An underappreciated attorney general

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has his critics. That's not unusual: Mr. Sessions is a conservative in good standing and one expects the angriest voices of the left to engage in histrionic screeching over his tenure at the Department of Justice. These criticisms can be discounted as little more that the guttural roar of rejected and defeated partisans.

FILE - In this March 16, 2010 file photo bison are pictured at a reserve in the Bialowieza forest, in Bialowieza, eastern Poland. Environmentalists are protesting plans by the authorities to allow hunters to kill 10 bison in the Borecka forest saying the protected animals should be allowed to die of natural causes. Greenpeace had gathered well over 7,000 signatures by Monday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2017, on a letter asking Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to stop the plan. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

Innovative research that saves lives

Scientists just discovered a drug that could save millions of dogs — and humans — from cancer. Veterinarians at Tufts University administered the experimental treatment to Dover, a 7-year old bull mastiff suffering from lymphoma. The cancer had caused him to go blind, and his days were numbered. In desperation, Dover's owner enrolled him in a clinical trial testing the early-stage therapy.