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Theresa May

The lady at bay in Old Blighty

- The Washington Times

Theresa May, who has mismanaged Britain’s exit from the European Union, won her vote of confidence in the House of Commons this week, and now she’s in the hard place the country preacher found himself after winning a vote of confidence to unify his congregation, soothe hurt feelings and make peace with his deacons.

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Smokey the Bear Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Adapting to wildfires

While Gov. Jerry Brown blames the horrific death toll from California's late-season wildfires on climate change, he and the state's lawmakers have done little to discourage people from building homes in high-risk wildfire zones known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI). By shifting the cost of wildfire prevention and protection to general taxpayers, they send the wrong signals about risk to WUI homeowners.

Illustration on a Nebraska school's banning of candy canes by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nebraska without Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us and once again, the headlines in the mainstream news are replete with stories of secular intolerance of Christ's mass. Leading this year's Festivus parade is Jennifer Sinclair, the principal of Nebraska's Manchester Elementary School who sent out a memo earlier this week to her faculty, staff, students and parents telling them that Santa Claus, Christmas trees, reindeer, the colors green and red, and even candy canes were considered offensive and would, therefore, be prohibited at her school.

Illustration on conscience conflicts of religious conscience with Army policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Avoiding anti-religious decision-making

As we approach the New Year and an incoming Congress, it bears noting that in the past five years there have been several major legal victories supporting armed services personnel prosecuted for acting consistently with their religious beliefs about marriage. Going forward, military commanders must study these cases involving uniformed believers fighting to live out their faith.

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Civil is nice, but winning elections is better

- The Washington Times

Everybody wants to go to heaven, the wise man observed, but nobody wants to die. It's not a puzzlement. Everybody wants kind and gentle in our politics, but nobody wants to risk losing an election. That's not such a puzzlement, either.

Illustration on the Pearl Harbor attack by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

'A date which will live in infamy'

On a lazy, sunny Sunday morning Dec. 7, 1941 at 7:48 Hawaiian time, a bitterly divided America was suddenly shocked into a singleness of purpose it had never seen before.

Illustration on permanent Ukrainian neutrality by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A solution for the Ukrainian quagmire

After four years of armed conflict, 10,000 casualties and 1.5 million internally displaced, the dangerous situation between Ukraine and Russia escalated again on Nov. 25. Russian military vessels rammed, shot at and seized three Ukrainian military ships that were routinely and legally passing through the Kerch Strait.

Benefits of Home Ownership Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why millennials are chilling the housing market

Holiday party season is fast approaching and just as doctors are button-holed for free advice on all manner of ailments, economists — especially those who write for the newspapers — get cornered about the stock market and with complaints that millennials are reluctant to buy homes and slowing the market.

Illustration on the legacy of George Herbert Walker Bush by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Remembering George H.W. Bush

Honor, decency, principled, character, grace, loyalty, optimistic, integrity, dignity, honesty, humble.

When a war hero loses his way

One cold October day in 1946, back-from-the-reported-dead war hero Pete Banning of Clayton, Mississippi, goes to his Methodist church and points his Army-issue Colt .45 at the young pastor.

The Sword of the Swamp Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump can beat the deep-state coup

When Donald Trump glided down the golden escalator in June 2015 to announce he was running for president, little did he know that he was about to become the most hunted political figure in recent history.

French Riots Over Gas Tax Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Macron's 'green' taxes have the French seeing red

To help meet its carbon reduction goals under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the French government announced it would add on to its already high fuel taxes. The ploy has backfired.

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Mueller investigation rolls on

The nation has paused this week from its toxic political battles to remember the kindness and gentleness of President George H.W. Bush. He was kind to Bill Clinton, who defeated him in 1992, and to Ross Perot, whose unusual entry into the presidential race that year siphoned conservative voters away from Mr. Bush and enabled Mr. Clinton to amass a majority of electoral votes with only 43 percent of the popular vote. The Bush I knew was the post-presidential one, who, by all appearances, harbored no bitterness or sense of defeat.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis presents Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, of Wis., with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service at the Pentagon, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Safeguarding America's security

Every year, senior Pentagon officials, national security analysts, lawmakers and journalists fly to Simi Valley, California, for the Reagan National Defense Forum. The event is a who's-who of defense policy big-shots, where the country's leading figures in the defense field discuss the near -- and long-term issues that may affect the future of the U.S. military.