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Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (Associated Press)

Giddy with moral victories and intramural success

- The Washington Times

Democrats have an impressive winning streak leading up to the November midterm congressional elections. Candidate after candidate has run up big numbers, leaving the party giddy with expectations of miracles to come.

Illustration on double standards in the modern justice system by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The double standards of postmodern justice

The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Ms. Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as #CancelWhitePeople and expressed hatred for males.

A view of the Normandy American Cemetery    Associated Press photo

Lessons from a cemetery in France

There are 9,387 crosses and Stars of David arranged with military precision on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Buried in this hallowed American ground are 45 sets of brothers, four women, a father laid to rest alongside his son, three Medal of Honor recipients, and two sons of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Tehran Broadcast Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A possible ‘Plan B’ for Iran

As the economic situation in Iran continues to deteriorate due to renewed sanctions imposed by the Trump administration and protesters point fingers at the regime, the most important tool in America’s arsenal to ensure a peaceful transition to a new political order in Iran is the media.

Illustration on modern diplomacy by Linas Garsys/The WAshington Times

A new diplomacy shapes foreign policy

From the ambassadors representing the Italian City States to Castlereagh and Henry Kissinger, a nation’s international relations were managed through representation abroad. Over centuries understandings evolved, including sanctuary for the visitor. While there weren’t any specific rules attached to diplomacy, protocols evolved. Discretion subtlety and delicacy were part of the attitudinal stance.

Illustration on judicial decree in Puerto Rico by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why ruling by decree cannot stand

Afederal judge in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico issued a landmark opinion Aug. 7 relating to a lawsuit filed by the Territory’s House of Representatives and the Senate. In her 39-page decision, Honorable Judge Laura Taylor Swain stated that the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, created under the Puerto Rico Oversight Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016 (PROMESA), has unlimited power to rule by decree over the lives of more than 3.3 million U.S. citizens.

Russian Missiles Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Nuclear naivete at Fox News

Fox News on the Web should be deeply embarrassed by Perry Chiaramonte and Alex Diaz’s August 8 article “Russia’s Nuclear Arsenal: All Bark and No Bite?”

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Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks to witnesses during a committee hearing on foreign influence operations and their use of social media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Driving Miss Dianne

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, was once chairman of the committee and might be again if the Republicans blow the midterms. Her driver would have been, not a fly on the wall, but a fly on the steering wheel.

Suggesting a gripping tale, but not delivering

The first page of "Red, White, Blue" notes that Anna had inherited grace. "She was, some might say, born for public life. She was also born temperamentally disposed against it, against even the occasional party."

Brennan not being muzzled

Our Democratic political leaders, including our own Sen. Mark Warner and former Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as many in the press, who rail against President Trump for "penalizing" and taking away the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan free speech are being disingenuous to the American public ("John Brennan on Trump: 'Claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash,'" Web, Aug. 16).

Brennan a traitor

As the maintream media questions President Trump's decision to pull former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance, I question how a Communist and suspected Muslim convert was confirmed to the most secret job in the country ("Brennan first to fall as Trump kicks off review of Obama officials' access," Web, Aug. 15).

In this  July 5, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Andrew Cuomo's 'total meltdown' very un-JFK

- The Washington Times

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, made what's called in the world of politics a suicidal step by saying, for all the country to hear, that America's not that great -- that the notion of American exceptionalism is pretty much ridiculous. Or, at least, his comments would've been political suicide, in a day and age of Democrat reason.