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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Hawks rip Trump for keeping America at work, not war

- The Washington Times

First, take a deep breath. Now take a look at the Wall Street Journal. The otherwise fine newspaper editorially on Saturday blasted President Trump. For what? For not killing Iranians and blowing up Iranian targets to show how super our American power is.

Packing the Supreme Court Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Packing the Supreme Court

As the 2020 presidential election unfolds, leftists agitate to make fundamental changes in our national institutions. Among them is packing the U.S. Supreme Court. By statute, a compliant Congress and a willing president can make the court as big as they want, to enforce their ideology.

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FILE - This Jan. 1, 1953 aerial file picture showing the destroyed village of Oradour-sur-Glane, central France, that is today a phantom village, with burned-out cars and abandoned buildings left as testimony to its history.  France remembered on Monday June 10, 2019, the 642 people killed in the small village of Oradour-sur-Glane 75-years ago, in what was the biggest massacre of civilians by Nazi troops during their occupation of the country in World War II. (AP Photo, File)

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar need to learn about Nazi horrors

Remember. It is the single word that marks the gate to a burned out village in France that I recently visited. There, 642 innocent men, women and children were slaughtered by the Nazis one bright June day.

Identical Cookies Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When 'equality' means anything but normal

The conceit of our age is that we can alter reality at a whim. We're really that smart and powerful. We not only can control the planet's weather, but we can defy God's essential design for life, reflected in nature and cultures trillions of times a day.

In this May 7, 2014, file photo, the World War I memorial cross is pictured in Bladensburg, Md. (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

America's great divide: 'Peace Cross' versus Satanic Temple

- The Washington Times

Two headlines of major interest rocked national news at very nearly the same time this week -- the first, from CNN, "Supreme Court rules 'peace cross' in Maryland can remain," and the second, from the Associated Press, "Alaska government meeting opens with 'Hail Satan' prayer." The battle lines just don't get clearer than that.

Arms Control Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How assertive arms control equals strategic defense

Historically, U.S. modernization of its triad of strategic offensive forces — intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), bombers and ballistic missile submarines — has advanced hand-in-hand with arms control treaties.

Pentagon Spending Dilemma Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

What to cut and what to strengthen

President Trump is growing the defense budget now, but even he would agree that will become increasingly difficult as time goes on, the population ages and the costs of entitlements and interest on the $20 trillion debt consume ever-increasing shares of the federal budget.

Government Gifting Jobs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A promise Bernie can't and shouldn't keep

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, stated last week that an "economic bill of rights" is central to Democratic Socialism. In the same speech where he rightfully railed against corporate welfare, Mr. Sanders made clear that the Democratic Socialist vision for America involves guaranteed "well-paying" jobs for all. By all means, Mr. Sanders is right that we need to end the Washington culture of cronyism and industry subsidies, but jobs only add value if they lead to production.

Brad Thor keeps getting better and better

Long past the point by which most authors have produced all the best works they're capable of and are coasting or waning, Brad Thor keeps on getting better and better.

Third-party candidates could benefit President Trump in the 2020 presidential race says a USA Today/Suffolk University poll. (Associated Press)

Trump confronts the polls

Suddenly, the political winds of change are blowing across the country, rattling President Trump's re-election campaign, blocking parts of his agenda and scrambling his administration's team.

A man takes part in a vigil outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh to honor the victims of the Saturday attack on a synagogue in California, Saturday April 27, 2019. It is six months to the day that a gunman shot and killed 11 people while they worshipped at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Confronting anti-Semitism head-on

One of the ways I learn about things I know little about is to immerse myself in an issue or with a group. Such was the case recently when I was invited to be a part of the American Jewish Committee's Global Forum in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, makes a point with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats' wild-eyed rhetoric will be their election downfall

- The Washington Times

Democrats and members of the left have been taking their mouths on some wild rides lately, calling out President Donald Trump as Hitler, characterizing his border control as concentration campy and such. And if they think they're winning the hearts and minds -- and votes -- of the American people with this rhetoric, they should think again.