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Former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry attends the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP) ** FILE **

Throw John Kerry in jail

- The Washington Times

Once again, America finds John McCain heroically fighting for his life, this time against cancer. Perhaps inspired by such heroism, John Kerry has dusted off his old turncoat from his French closet and is turning traitor against the United States again.

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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.

President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

PRUDEN: Pigs in flight over Arabia

- The Washington Times

Every president sags at the finish line, weary, exhausted and tired of hearing himself trying to sound presidential. Barack Obama has at last discovered something he's good at: He's ahead of his predecessors, sagging early, three years out.

RAHN: Protecting the wrong people

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration has a penchant for not safeguarding agents of the U.S. government that it ought to protect, while at the same time protecting errant civil servants, some of whom belong in jail.

PRICE: U.S. Embassies — the first line of defense

Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty Embassy Security, Threat Mitigation, and Personnel Protection Act of 2013, named after the four Americans killed by Islamists at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

GAFFNEY: Farewell to 'the Judge'

- The Washington Times

On Saturday, we lost a truly great American. The man Ronald Reagan rightly thought of as his top hand, William P. Clark, finally - to use his old friend and boss' oft-quoted phrase - "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God."

FEULNER: 'The Trial,' American-style

- The Washington Times

At one time in history, there was a general belief in the Divine Right of Kings. Whatever the king or ruler decided at that moment was the law. Thus, standards were constantly changing.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

EDITORIAL: Hot air in Las Vegas

What happens in Las Vegas, despite what they say, does not always stay in Las Vegas. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, has invited Democratic politicians and liberal activists to gather there Tuesday to sit still for sermons about global warming and to think big thoughts about clean energy.

** FILE ** Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Recovering lost prosperity

President Obama says he has a "Better Bargain for America" to rescue the feeble housing market. He offers the usual clever turns of phrase, but it's just repackaging of the same government intervention that created the subprime-mortgage crisis in the first place.

** FILE ** Oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill floats on the water with clouds reflected in the sheen on Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana, June 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

EDITORIAL: Shark attack in the Gulf

After the flood, the deluge. More than three years after the Deep Horizon oil spill that fouled the Gulf of Mexico, life would have almost returned to normal but for the feeding frenzy of the lawyers eager to take a bite out of the BP settlement fund.

Illustration: Flex fuel by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Imaginary optimism

Only in Washington would it take eight months to come up with a production quota for an imaginary product. The Environmental Protection Agency, which is all too real, announced this week the latest renewable-fuel standards, which were due in January.

** FILE ** Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, addresses the 114th annual national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

PAUL: National security run amok

In March, Sen. Ron Wyden asked Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper if the federal government had "any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans." Mr. Clapper replied, "Not wittingly."