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Illustration on the recent nuclear alarm in Hawaii by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Hawaii error and liberal hysteria

Murphy’s Law was written to describe how governments work. It was proved yet again on January 13 when an employee of the Hawaii Emergency Management System sent a cellphone alert that said, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” The alert was false but until it was corrected almost 40 minutes later it terrified millions of residents and tourists.

Illustration on protecting aborted babies delivered alive by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Giving the smallest patients equal protection under the law

Doctors today routinely diagnose and treat a myriad of conditions, illnesses and diseases suffered by society’s littlest patients — unborn babies and newborns — significantly enhancing both their health and longevity.

Illustration on GOP political dangers by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

When politicians exploit inequality

For Republicans, it’s dangerous to focus on the moment — accusations that President Trump is a racist, DACA and avoiding government shutdowns — but the more enduring threat to the GOP’s grip on power are charges of insensitivity about inequality.

Illustration on unintended Democrat sabotage of DACA legislation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The fate of the Dreamers

Donald Trump probably shouldn’t have suggested — not in public, at least — that Haiti and other nations that send refugees and immigrants to the United States are “s-holes.” It’s not only demeaning; it adds insult to injury.

Rep. John Culberson, Texas Republican, said, "The time is right" to consider a return to earmarks. He is pushing for a test run so Congress can prove it can be responsible. (Associated Press/File)

The trouble with earmarks

Nearly a year after President Trump was sworn into office on a campaign pledge to “drain the swamp,” he now wants Congress to reopen the spending spigots again.

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Influence of Tax Rates Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why taxes matter after all

One premise of modern-day "progressives," is that taxes don't have much influence on how much and when people invest, how much they work and save, or where they live. Just Google "Taxes don't matter" and you will find scores of academic studies and news stories assuring us that taxes have little or no effect on behavior.

In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, Collinsville High School Latin teacher James Stark speaks to students in his classroom in Collinsville, Ill. Stark views his students' well being as his top priority. Teaching Latin is somewhere down the list. Stark has been a teacher for three years. At 24 years old, he was named the 2017 Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Classical Conference. His students say they think of Room 225, the Latin classroom, as a sanctuary. (Derik Holtmann /Belleville News-Democrat, via AP)

When student teachers are shunned

The Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs reports that a collective bargaining group representing public schools in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is calling for a boycott of student teachers from the local Christian university. The reason for the proposed shunning? Oklahoma Wesleyan University's president (yours truly) dared to suggest that the bad ideas presently being taught in our nation's schools might, at least in part, be responsible for the bad behavior we are seeing in our national news.

Illustration on New York's climate lawsuit by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

New York's silly climate suit

On January 10, the city of New York filed suit against BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell. The suit accuses oil companies of causing dangerous climate change and damage to New York City, seeking monetary compensation. But history will rank this action high in the annals of human superstition.

The Ottoman queen who practiced the art of the deal

In the early 16th century, long before the advent of newspapers, one of the few sources for breaking news was the confidential correspondence carried on by sophisticated Italian diplomats and financiers.

This Nov. 11, 2017 photo shows the a view of the La Saline slaughterhouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The open-air market is a nightmarish panorama of animal blood, body parts and detritus. It's also an essential part of the economy of the Haitian capital, supplying meat to restaurants, street vendors and stores.(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Borders aren't racist, and some countries are sh--holes

- The Washington Times

Some countries truly are sh--holes -- and that's why the citizens who live there want to come to America so badly. But America's government has a responsibility to secure the future of its own citizens first -- and sorry, so sorry, anti-Trumpers of the world: That's. Not. Racism.

Barry Goldwater campaigning in 1964. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The sorehead losers of 2016 suggest a familiar solution

- The Washington Times

President Trump goes in for his annual physical Friday, and the doctors will only look at things like his blood pressure, listen to his heart, bang on his knees with a little rubber mallet and turn him around for the ever-popular prostate exam.

Book jacket: "Munich" by Robert Harris

A controversial agreement and the limits of its fiction

"Munich," Robert Harris' latest novel, describes the cobbling together of the 1938 Munich Agreement, by which Britain and France let Germany take over the Sudatenland region of Czechoslovakia in return for assurances of peace.

Illustration on the effects of Korean economic policy on international relations by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why domestic politics matter globally

In a scenario few thought we would see again, we find ourselves anxiously observing a world leader with little more, but no less than, a catastrophically destructive military capability to threaten our allies near and far.

Illustration on the need for a strategic approach to Iran by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why U.S. policy toward Iran must focus on strategy

President Obama's abandonment of Iranians on the streets of Tehran in 2009 was not some random tactical mistake; it was strategic policy that sacrificed democracy in Iran in order to establish an economic and political partnership with the regime, eventually the Iran deal.

Illustration on the lack of prosecution over FBI and Justice Department corruption by Lina Garsys/The Washington Times

The sad, sure demise of the 'Untouchables'

The FBI that I knew dealt in facts. We targeted criminals based on evidence and not political party or ideology. But our leadership over the past 17 years failed America by engaging in selective prosecution. The simple definition of which is that you overlook crimes committed by like-minded folks while prosecuting those who hold dissimilar views.

Copies of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" are on display as they go on sale at a bookshop, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. A trade magazine is reporting that over 1 million orders for the book have been placed in the United States alone. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Even left-leaning PolitiFact finds 'Fire and Fury' lacking in substance, sourcing

- The Washington Times

PolitiFact, a web-based watchdog of sorts for political reporting -- and hardly an entity that can be called a cover for the conservative movement -- issued a scathing assessment of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" that no doubt will go far in solidifying the administration's line that the book is nothing but claptrap and lies, through and through.

President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference with Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'Support the most viable conservative'

After a year, conservatives should now have few doubts about President Trump. They should have even fewer that they will have a better viable alternative in 2020.

Standing up to the lynch mob

We will soon celebrate the first anniversary of the Trump presidency. I am a moderate conservative and Donald Trump was not my first choice as a Republican nominee. But if the Republicans had nominated the Devil, I'd have voted the Hell ticket as an alternative to Hillary Clinton. That said, I've warmed to the president since last January.

US Constitution (illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington TImes)

Working below the radar, unleashing surveillance

Hidden beneath the controversy stirred up last week by the publication of a book called "Fire and Fury," a highly critical insider's view of the Trump White House that the president has not only denounced on national television but also tried to prevent from being published and distributed, are the efforts of the Trump administration and congressional leadership to bypass the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

Illustration on Trump as poetic muse by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Poets and politics

Last February, after The New York Times announced a Donald Trump Poetry Contest, columnist Nicholas Kristof reported that 2,000 entries had been submitted. "I sought out pro-Trump poems," he said, "but poets seem to be disproportionately aghast at his presidency."

Illustration on keeping surveillance within constitutional bounds by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Keeping surveillance in line with the Constitution

- The Washington Times

In the next few days, Congress will vote on whether and how to renew a controversial part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that has resulted in the collection of thousands of Americans' private communications -- without probable cause or a warrant.