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Illustration on pay for student athletes by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

College should pay student athletes

The growing movement in state capitals to allow or require public universities to pay student athletes has created a unique opportunity.

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China Threat to Taiwan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Will China swallow up Taiwan?

Consider that during seven decades of Washington-Beijing ups and downs, Taiwan was unscathed. Today, the island is more prosperous and confident of its identity than ever.

Thousands of striking Chicago Teachers Union and  their supporters rally at the Thompson Center after marching at City Hall during Mayor Lori Lightfoot's first budget address during the monthly Chicago City Council meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019.  Classes at Chicago Public Schools were canceled for the fifth day on Wednesday as the Chicago Teachers Union and the district remained at odds over teacher pay, class sizes and additional staff for schools. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers ignore their public duty

Teachers stand in front of their respective school buildings and whine to the taxpaying citizens of Chicago, a city within a state that is ranked dead last in fiscal stability, to sacrifice even more of their hard-earned money.

Illustration on military dabbling in politics by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Retired military officers should not dabble in partisan politics

I believe that President Trump's Syria withdrawal decision was a mistake. However, the public outcry from some serving soldiers is unsettling as were the partisan cries for the president's ouster from recently retired general and flag officers.

Turkey illustration by Linas Garsys

Why is the U.S. still an ally to Turkey?

There are about 5,000 members of the U.S. military, mostly airmen, stationed at the huge, strategically located air base in Incirlik, Turkey, northwest of the Syrian border. The American forces at Incirlik are also the custodians of about 50 B61 nuclear bombs.

'Henry, Himself' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Henry, Himself'

While "Henry, Himself" is not a great novel, its quiet, witty charm is quite wonderful, each vignette a pleasure to read.

Brexit cut Short Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Brexit bill passes, but fails on the next vote

For the first time, the House of Commons has passed a Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill, only to then vote against the short three-day timetable there is left for Parliament to scrutinize it, and so the prime minister announced the legislation will now be paused.

Social Justice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Caring for fellow human beings is the heart of social justice

We usually situate the term "social justice" at the left end of the ideological spectrum. And that's not surprising, since it's a frequent theme of politicians and activists who present themselves as "progressives" or who advocate for "liberal" causes.

President Donald Trump points to the cheering crowd as he leaves an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington.  Trump roused a political tempest when he decided to plant himself squarely in Independence Day observances with a speech from the Lincoln Memorial. His words from that platform, though, were strikingly measured, except for some befuddlement over American military history.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Why Christians must defend President Trump

On Election Day 2020, Americans will stand at a crossroad. Do we take the path leading us to freedom and prosperity? Or do we take the path that leads us to socialism and destruction?

Illustration on the Syrian Kurd situation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Kurds are not angels

Angels don't make great soldiers. And the Kurds, with American training, assistance, advice and combat air support, were enlisted to fight the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, a barbaric enemy of Americans, Kurds and other civilized nations.

Illustration on domestic violence by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence poisons relationships, destroys lives and shatters the bedrock of our society -- the family. Homes should be places of comfort and stability where love and mutual respect thrive.

William Barr in the Dumpster Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The atheists versus Bill Barr

The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap. Not only is religion to be extirpated from all government activity, but even the public mention of religion is to be frowned upon. Unless, of course, you are against religion.

 'Cari Mora' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Cari Mora'

Let's say you are totally evil, a person without any saving human graces, a cross between the fictional Hannibal Lecter and the all-too-real Adolf Hitler. In other words, you're a Thomas Harris bad guy, and in this book, the author's first novel in 13 years, your name is Hans-Peter Schnieder.