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Illustration on the drawbacks of a "space force" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

‘Say no to a Space Force’

Last Monday, President Trump caught the Pentagon by surprise by ordering it to establish a sixth military service: a “Space Force.” Mr. Trump said it is to be carved out of the Air Force and the two would be “separate but equal.”

Illustration on destructive Type A behavior by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

‘Slow down, take a deep breath’

Among the life-altering books I have read in my lifetime is Dr. Meyer Friedman and Dr. Ray H. Rosenman’s “Type A Behavior and Your Heart.”

Illustration on attacks against the Trump administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Donald Trump’s three-front war

One-and-a-half years into his battle-weary presidency, Donald Trump is fighting a three-front war: With Congress on immigration, our trading partners and U.S. businesses on tariffs, and special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s widening, criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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.

Illustration on redaction and linguistic surgery for exonerating Hillary Clinton by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Scandals sanitized with linguistic trickery

Throughout Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s massive report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are lots of strange things. One of the weirdest is the extent to which the FBI went to make up words and phrases to disguise reality.

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Korea Open Door Policy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

On human rights for North Korea

President Trump needs a "Plan B" to force Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear program. Much like negotiating with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, any direct talks with North Korea are not likely to succeed if American negotiators continue to ignore human rights and focus exclusively on arms control.

U. S. Donald Trump gives North Korea leader Kim Jong Un a thumbs up at their meeting at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Lessons for the Trump-Kim summit

The unprecedented, historic and weird summit (Dennis Rodman might be there) between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un, scheduled to begin Tuesday, if there are no surprises, could produce the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, or just more of the same lies and dissembling from North Korea we have seen before.

Middle East Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Reshaping the alliances of the untrustworthy

Syria has become the "sick man" of the Middle East, a territory laden with death and homelessness. In 2014 erstwhile President Barack Obama invited the Russians into the region to control the use of poison gas by their surrogate Bashar Assad. In 2015, as the Russians intervention expanded Mr. Obama said this "is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire." Sen. John McCain responded on the Senate floor that the policy of the Obama administration "replaced the risk of action with the perils of inaction."

'What's in a label?'

Perhaps "What's in a label?" would be an appropriate question to ask of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Today's grocery aisles are so covered by labels warning that soda is dangerous and barbecues will give you cancer, that any star-crossed couple is right to be confused about their real risk.

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.