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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. President Donald Trump in tweets Sunday, Nov. 26, is again coming to the side of Moore by bashing the Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

The case for Roy Moore

- The Washington Times

Once upon a time, even a Yellow Dog could get elected in places like Alabama — so long as he was a Democrat. That dog done run off and nowadays a Democrat can’t hardly win, even when running against an accused pedophile.

Illustration on diffusing conflict with Qatar by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Bringing Qatar back from open conflict with its brothers

The dispute between Qatar and its Arab neighbors hurts everyone involved. Qatar had agreed to cooperate with the other governments including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Instead, they are involved in a boycott that verges on open warfare.

GRAY: Congress needs to step up oversight in 2014

Christmas came early to the executive branch this year, thanks to Republicans in Congress. They gave the Obama administration a yearlong Christmas present: benign neglect.

Illustration: Big Government by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

MILLER: Pay cut for bureaucrats

- The Washington Times

Those with a government job are sitting pretty. A typical fed’s total compensation averages 16 percent more than that of his neighbor at an equivalent private-sector gig. In this troubled economic time of 8.5 percent unemployment, nothing beats the public dole’s 100 percent job security.

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Illustration School Choice by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Bowing to Washington

Being trapped in a close place without an exit is the stuff of many a nightmare. For public school students in Huntsville, Ala., home to a NASA installation and lots of defense-related industries, it's a living nightmare.

Illustration: GOP changing lead by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

LAMBRO: A likely resurgence of the GOP

- The Washington Times

Hardly a week goes by that we don't read about the Republican Party's "political problems" in the news media, which insist the GOP has become widely unpopular with voters.

Mohamed Morsi Associated Press photograph

PRUDEN: Waking up at the White House

- The Washington Times

You can understand Barack Obama's frustration now that he finally put down his putter on Martha's Vineyard and noticed that something was going on in Cairo. John Kerry bestirred himself, too, pronouncing the chaos in Cairo "dreadful."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Looking for a future in New Jersey

- The Washington Times

Does New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie represent the future of the Republican Party? At the Republican National Committee's summer meeting in South Boston, many GOP operatives are hailing him as the party's savior.

Illustration by Mark Weber

FIELDS: Finding the elusive 'right thing'

- The Washington Times

The white-hot debate over immigration is fired by anecdote, tale and even parable. The personal is always political, and when immigration is up for debate, the personal inflames every debater with pride and prejudice.

Christopher Harper

HARPER: Journalism education

As I ponder retirement, I wonder who's going to educate the next generation, particularly as journalism professors and communications scholars, including me, arrived last week in Washington, D.C., for the annual get-together of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shouts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

EDITORIAL: Chaos in Cairo

Like it or not, America is the only superpower. When there's trouble in the world and a president or prime minister calls 911, an American answers. When America is timid and fainthearted, the consequences thousands of miles away can be catastrophic.

** FILE ** New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, June 14, 2013. Mayor Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced they are sponsoring a pair of technology summits to be held in each of their cities in the next year. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The check-box felon

Politicians scared of legal guns lost their attempt to disembowel the Second Amendment, but they're not giving up. President Obama and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City are in the gun-control game for the long haul, advocating reforms that sound like common sense until they become law.

Illustration: Voter ID by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Zombies in Maryland

Zombies, who just won't stay in the graveyard, are back with us again, and not just on the screen in "World War Z" and "The Walking Dead." It turns out that 1,100 of the dearly departed are active in Maryland politics.

Dr. Ben S. Carson (Courtesy of Dr. Carson)

CARSON: Can you trust anybody anymore?

When babies are born, they have little choice but to trust their caregivers, who are usually the parents. As they mature and are able to distinguish one person from another, they tend to show great preference for the parents with whom they have bonded.

Illustration Global Warming by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Wearing out words

Organizing for Action, President Obama's campaign machine declared Tuesday "climate change day," encouraging everyone to pepper skeptical members of Congress at town-hall meetings with questions about why they won't raise taxes to avert the doom of the planet.