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Angst of the Loser Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The perennial taste of sour grapes

On her current book tour, Hillary Clinton is still blaming the Russians (among others) for her unexpected defeat in last year’s presidential election. She remains sold on a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump successfully colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rig the election in Mr. Trump’s favor.

Courage and Vision of Columbus Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Good-bye, Columbus

With Columbus Day upon us leftist rage is approaching gale force. Blinded by their irrational hatred they denounce Columbus and the civilization he symbolized for every ill ever visited upon this hemisphere. They are domestic Taliban, whose goal is the cultural obliteration of our society.

In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Scott Pruitt, in fight for EPA life — literally

- The Washington Times

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has apparently generated so much controversy that radical green peeps are threatening him with near-regularity, to the point he’s now getting extra armed protection. Seriously, folks, some perspective, please. Are trees that important?

A protester is silhouetted as he carries the United Nations flag during a rally against Nigerian President Buhari as pedestrians walk through federal plaza Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Jarring minds with facts, not fists

The economics of free speech have become quite strange. It took $600,000, a sea of police officers in riot gear and concrete barricades to ensure Berkeley didn’t devolve into anarchy and chaos when conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro came to town last week. Demonstrations outside remained mostly peaceful with only nine arrests. This, however, is a troubling sign in light of what comes next on Berkeley’s campus.

Illustration on John Dickinson     The Washington Times

Planting the seeds of American independence

This year marks the 250th anniversary of one of the most influential series of writings in American history: the first of John Dickinson’s Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, which appeared in 1767.

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Myk Londino, manager of Vape O2, blows a plume of smoke at his shop in Philadelphia. An E Hookah is in the foreground. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Tax reform for businesses outside the corporate category

Corporate America's interest in tax reform is obvious and understandable. Similarly, politicians' interest in boosting our economy through incentives and breaks for large employers is not a mystery.

Illustration on U.S. vigilance against terrorism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Preventing another 9/11

How appropriate that this year's Sept. 11 anniversary should occur as Hurricane Irma continued to wreak havoc in Florida.

Illustration on the BRAC amendment in Congress by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The wrong time to close bases

As Americans, we are facing a grave threat -- one that goes beyond North Korea's missile tests, Russian aggression in Eastern Europe and the rise of ISIS.

Illustration on China's OBER projects by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The duplicitous purpose of 'One Belt, One Road'

"President Xi Jinping's proposal of 'One Belt, One Road' is the most significant and far-reaching initiative that China has ever put forward," wrote influential Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianmin in a 2015 China-U.S. Focus article. Despite official efforts to present OBOR as just an Eurasian economic development initiative, it is a steppingstone to making China a global power. The United States should offer a revived Trans-Pacific Partnership as a superior alternative for Asia's development.

In this undated photo provided on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 by Hellas Gold company, an aerial view of a gold mine complex in Skouries, in the Halkidiki peninsula, northern Greece. Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold on Monday threatened to suspend a major investment in Greece in ten days, accusing the government of delaying permits and licenses. (Hellas Gold via AP)

A surprising solution to illegal immigration

As Western states prove incapable of deporting their millions of illegal migrants -- the current crisis features Italy -- authorities in Greece have found a surprising and simple way to convince them to take the long route back home.

Illustration on Paul Ryan's predicament by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Paul Ryan problem

It is tough to play hardball with your friends. Have you ever known someone who was exceptionally smart, very personable and highly accomplished, but was not particularly good at managing a large number of independently minded people? I have. His name is Paul Ryan.

Uncle Sam from the illustration by James Montgomery Flagg

How Uncle Sam became an icon

No tribute was more moving after Americans witnessed the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, than Queen Elizabeth II breaking tradition two days later by having the Star-Spangled Banner played at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace before a crowd of some 5,000 tearful Americans.

Illustration on Taiwanese prosperity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How agricultural trade cements the Taiwan-U.S. bond

In mid-September, another big delegation of the Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission from Taiwan will come to Washington D.C. to sign the Letters of Intent between Taiwan and U.S. agricultural associations for a total purchase of approximately $3 billion worth of soybeans, corn and wheat to be delivered over the next two years.

Illustration on Edward Snowden and the NSA leak by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

Traitor, thief, scoundrel, spy

My role in the Vietnam War was a minor one. I served as an 18-year-old seaman in the radio communication division aboard the USS Kitty Hawk as the aircraft carrier performed combat operations on "Yankee Station" off the coast of Vietnam in 1970 and 1971.

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner watched Donald Trump fill out his papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot in 2015. Mr. Gardner says he will remain on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, though he disagrees with voter fraud allegations made by the panel's vice chairman about his state. (Associated Press/File)

The old vote scam in the mountains

Here are some connect-the-dot facts: The New Hampshire-Massachusetts border is a mere 40-minute drive for civic-minded progressives in Boston. The Granite State has same-day registration, which means you can register to vote and then cast a ballot on the same day.

Illustration on economic growth since Trump's election by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Trump boom arrives

Anyone noticed through the fog of Russia, Comey, Charlottesville, and now two monster hurricanes that the U.S. economy is booming faster than any time since the late Clinton years?

Illustration on the deadly threat of North Korea by William brown/Tribune Content Agency

The perilous times ahead

President Trump faces a mountain of perilous political and national security issues in the months to come on a number of fronts, both here and abroad.

Illustration on the crossroads situation of America and Congress by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Crunch time for Congress

It's crunch time for the GOP -- priorities for the FY2018 budget and legislative solutions for the Dreamers and Obamacare -- can't be put off much longer.

Sen. Chuck Schumer. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Trading the ass for a little horse sense

- The Washington Times

Scenting blood, some of the Democrats dreaming of success in the midterm congressional elections are beginning to talk sense. The season of insult and abuse of the president is winding to a close, not because of regrets but the party grown-ups have concluded that making asses of themselves doesn't work.

Illustration on the impact of Chinese steel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When illegal goods cross the border

When we hear the president talk about the need for increased U.S. border security, we usually think of illegal immigration. But there is another crucial aspect to protecting our borders the president is working to address — the influx of illegal goods from foreign countries streaming across our borders — goods that threaten our domestic manufacturing industry, delay job growth and undermine our national security.

Illustration on the pains and challenges of addiction by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

'Don't call my dad the "a" word'

September is National Recovery Month. We are facing a drug abuse death epidemic in America. Over 50,000 a year die from overdoses, 144 a day. President recently Trump recently declared it an "emergency."

Illustration on Obama's destructive impact on the U.S. Navy by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The crux of the Navy's collisions

The U.S. Navy's loss of two sophisticated, key anti-ballistic-missile-capable destroyers within a matter of several weeks is symptomatic of a much larger issue.