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Illustration on the positives of armed personnel protecting schools by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Guns, youth and misguided marches

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On Tuesday as Maryland’s governor, legislators and educational professionals were condemning the very idea that armed security should play a role in protecting the state’s students, an armed School Resource Officer at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County confronted and took down a student shooter when he opened fire on fellow students.

Illustration on the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A just resolution of the North Korean conflict

President Donald Trump’s bold decision to accept the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a meeting was unprecedented. Although this will be the first meeting of a sitting president with a North Korean leader, it follows a series of temporary successes the U.S. has had with North Korea during the past 25 years.

Illustration on Russian directed assassinations abroad by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Russian intelligence and the long arm of vengeance

Moscow has a long history of murdering enemies of the state in far-off places. Those cooperating with the West, especially in the realm of intelligence, have been targeted for assassination since before World War II.

Illustration on raising the age limit for gun ownership by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Throwing shade on the Second Amendment

Politically correct retailers are traveling down a road of discrimination by setting their own arbitrary age limits for purchasing guns. Since the horrible shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, age restrictions for purchasing the boogeyman of choice — the dreaded AR-15 — have been instituted. In some cases, retailers have announced that no guns of any kind will be sold to anyone under the age of 21.

Illustration on investigating FISA abuse by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why Attorney General Sessions must act now, not later

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that he tasked the Department of Justice’s inspector general to investigate alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by some DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials.

Thwarting pro-life pregnancy centers

Once again, the topics of abortion and free speech made an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court at oral arguments Tuesday. This time, in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, the court is considering a California law designed to thwart the efforts of pro-life pregnancy centers.

Andrew McCabe. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

A hero only to a lynch mob

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Only a few days ago Andrew McCabe was nobody’s idea of a hero, except to James Comey and maybe Robert Mueller. They think Mr. McCabe, tarnished or not, cashiered or not as the deputy director of the FBI, purveyor of fibs, stretchers and lies with and without varnish, might still be useful to their campaign to bring down Donald Trump.

Illustration on construction in the U.S. by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

America, ‘a nation of builders’

President Trump’s January 30 State of the Union Address brought home a big reminder of our American character, one founded on doing big things with grit and speed. He reminded us that America “is a nation of builders,” and cited the Empire State Building — completed in just a year — as an example of what we can do when we commit our resolve.

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A health care safety valve

With all the focus on short-term medical and other insurance options, it is easy to lose sight of what is driving some consumers to choose these plans over Obamacare — affordability.

Traitors, spies and Russia

An ever-present nightmare for an intelligence agency is the prospect of an enemy officer winnowing his or her way into a position where he or she can endanger operations.

Keeping Pyongyang's ambition in sight

During the fanfare of last month's Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, the world watched with enthusiasm as athletes from the two Koreas marched together in a rare display of unity.

Municipal Projects Nixed by Government Regulations Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Removing the roadblocks

President Trump's ambitious infrastructure plan faces a frustrating roadblock of the government's own making.

Reassignment surgery effective

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School not always best teacher

Aram Bakshian's review of Bryan Caplan's book, "The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money" ("The educator has no clothes," Web, March 7) is on the money.

Five-Star movement's candidate premier Luigi Di Maio holds his ballot at a polling station in Pomigliano d'Arco, near Naples, Italy, Sunday, March 4, 2018.  More than 46 million Italians were voting Sunday in a general election that is being closely watched to determine if Italy would succumb to the populist, anti-establishment and far-right sentiment that has swept through much of Europe in recent years. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)

Election mischief in Italy

The Decline and Fall of Rome? Not quite. But the parliamentary elections in Italy bespeak interesting times ahead for the nation where a day without a government crisis is like a day without wine. Or sunshine or rain. Or something.

Illustration on the overlooked status of Guam by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Where 'America's fortifications begin'

As each of our early territories sought to join the union and become states, America's borders extended further and further west, Colorado, California, Hawaii.

In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Survey says: Sex, not social media, gotta go

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A new survey to gauge how addicted Americans are to social media shows that -- well, Americans are pretty dang addicted to social media. So addicted, in fact, that a good chunk of participants said they'd rather go a year without alcohol, a year without coffee and a year without sex before going a year without social media.

In this April 24, 2017, file photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

McDonald's flips 'M' to 'W' for weird nod at International Women's Day

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McDonald's, apparently hoping to show women how much they care, has flipped its signature golden arches on all its digital channels from "M" to "W" in some sort of executive level hat tip to International Women's Day. That's "W" for women, not weird, or What The Freak, in case you're wondering. Guess it's better than handing out pink hats with female genitalia atop, a la Women's March style.

In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a product event in San Francisco. Pichai has declared artificial intelligence more important to humanity than fire or electricity. And yet the search giant is increasingly having to deal with messy people problems: from the need for human checkers to catch rogue YouTube posters and Russian bots to its efforts to house its burgeoning workforce in pricey Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Congressional donations from AI movers, shakers make lawmakers poor watchdogs

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Early this year, Rep. John Delaney wrote a piece for TechCrunch.com pressing for Congress to get serious about artificial intelligence and take "proactive" steps to make sure this fast-moving technology industry is "good for working people, good for businesses and good for our economy and that it's implemented in an ethical way," he said. He might have mentioned the money ties his fellow Artificial Intelligence Caucus members would stand to gain in the process.