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Giving Trump the law and order issue

Liberals could force Democrats to cede the law and order issue to President Trump. This would give him a devastating additional punch to go with his growing economic one. Effectively, it would give him peace and prosperity to use against Democrats in 2020.

Making a difference in close elections

Democrats are trying their best to spin their razor-thin loss in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District special election as a moral victory that presages a “Blue Wave” in November. The GOP won Ohio by 9 points in 2016, so it shouldn’t have been this close, they say.

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Illustration on strategies for the future of Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Iran's long game in Syria

While the Obama administration was joyous over its nuclear deal with Iran, they paid little or no attention to Iran's efforts supporting terrorists in the Middle East and their increasingly active involvement in the Syrian civil war. Warnings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell on deaf ears at the Obama White House, where he was regarded as an annoyance and undertook efforts to unseat him in the Israeli elections.

President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

'What's not to like about Trump policies'?

Like a baseball team that is way behind going into the fifth inning, Democrats (and socialists) are hoping for the political equivalent of a rainout, so that the game President Trump is winning will be canceled, allowing them time to regroup.

Popping Balloon Patent Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Protecting intellectual property

It's fitting that our nation's Founders, as they were drafting the Constitution — one of the most original works in human history — were thinking about the need to protect creative works and inventors' rights to own the fruits of their own ingenuity.

Bertie Wooster meets Peter Stuyvesant

With 16 books and one play to his credit, Christopher Buckley no longer needs to be identified as "the son of William F. Buckley Jr.," although he has every reason to be proud of the connection.

Reducing North Korea's nuclear threat

On June 12, 2018, President Trump and Kim Jong-un held a summit in Singapore to discuss North Korea's nuclear program and the potential for denuclearization. During the summit, Mr. Trump committed to provide "security guarantees" to North Korea in exchange for Mr. Kim pledging his unwavering commitment to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

Jefferson Shame Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

On the run at UVa

If Thomas Jefferson were to step out of a time machine at the University of Virginia, how would he react to the 21st-century version of his beloved creation?

Chinese Invasion of Pakistan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Bailing out Pakistan

Nuclear-armed Pakistan is not a model of stability. It just elected a new prime minister after a campaign that featured widespread violence and election day bombings. The apparent loser has alleged vote-rigging in favor of his opponent, who was supported by the omnipresent Pakistani army.

Trump's trade triumph

The media and other Trump haters can't seem to let themselves admit it, but President Trump scored a big victory for the American economy on trade last week. Mr. Trump and the European Union reached a handshake deal that is designed to lower tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic. They agreed to shoot for zero tariffs on both sides of the Atlantic. Sounds like freer and fairer trade to me.

The arrogance of youth

You know the story -- Narcissus was the son of the river god Cephissus. He ran in the foothills and forests of Greece, he joined with the fawns and dryads in the woodland sports as they ran in the fields and climbed the mountains. He was incredibly handsome.

Tracing organized crime in Russia

With Russia in the forefront of the news these days, one might be interested in reading a bit of Russian history. Mark Galeotti's "The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia" offers a comprehensive history of organized crime in Russia.

Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Making sport calling out 'them lyin' newspapers

- The Washington Times

Calling out "them lyin' newspapers" has been standard stump speech since the first cave-man candidate invited the mob to start chunking rocks at the village blowhard. The chunking was such fun the custom survives.

Illustration on restoring religious liberty by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Restoring religious liberty

One of the greatest things about America is our constitutionally protected right to practice our faith and live out our religious beliefs free from interference by our government. Unfortunately, over the last few decades our nation has seen a wave of attacks against religious freedom — from government overreach to activist judges and others who wish to remove more elements of faith from our national life.

Illustration on Trump in history by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When Roosevelt flew to Tehran

Trashing Donald Trump is the favorite indoor and outdoor sport of the liberal media, the deep state, the so-called intelligentsia and all the people who still can't believe Hillary Clinton lost — including the Never Trumpers. Now they're all busy writing stories about what a disaster Mr. Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin was. For a different view, and the best report on that meeting, see what Angelo Codevilla has written.

Illustration on the difficulties inherent in expanding NATO by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How NATO enlargement becomes a security liability

Recently, President Trump expressed concern that those on the tiny country of Montenegro "are very aggressive people. They may get aggressive, and congratulations, you're in World War III."

Illustration on the pitfalls of tariffs by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Trump's war on trade injustice

It is said you can know the economic impact of the government's policies by listening carefully to its critics, and that's especially true with President Trump's tariff taxes on trade.

Taken for granted and what it entails

Anne Tyler's novels always have a put-upon character, whose generosity everyone else takes for granted, or sometimes actually abuses.