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Illustration on the aggressive strategic future of Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The new ‘great game’ in Syria

In the second half of the 19th century, the British and Russian empires competed for domination of Central Asia in what history labels “The Great Game.” A new “great game,” with the entire Middle East at stake, is now being played out in Syria. The opponents are Russia and Iran on one side and the U.S. and Israel on the other. Both sides will try to use Arab states and Turkey as pawns.

Logical Progression of a Gun Ban Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

More laws do not a moral people make

This past Valentine’s Day, Nikolas Cruz entered a classroom in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and proceeded to murder 17 people and wound 15 others. Before any meaningful criminal investigation could even begin, our nation’s cultural elites rushed to their respective podiums, finding fault and casting aspersions. Scoring political points is the name of the game. Removing personal rights embedded in our Constitution and replacing them with more laws and less freedom seems to be the only way they know to keep score.

Chart to acccompany Moore article of Feb. 19, 2018.

Obama’s real debt and deficit legacy

- The Washington Times

Congressional Republicans have been raked over the coals in the last two weeks for slamming through budget caps and inflating government spending and debt by another $300 billion. The criticisms are well deserved.

Unrest in India Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

India’s democracy and Modi’s reforms

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that he’s not afraid of using radical maneuvers to accomplish his economic agenda for India.

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Illustration on international nuclear threats by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Confronting the present danger

Do you remember the presidential debate when Barack Obama advocated and brilliantly defended the idea of unilateral nuclear disarmament? Neither do we.

Illustration on Kentucky's Medicaid work requirements by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Kentucky's new Medicaid waiver

Recently, two major things happened that will alter the direction of the country and one of its largest welfare programs, while cementing a signature achievement of President Trump's first term.

Senate Banking Committee ranking member Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, asks a question of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as he testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, on the Financial Stability Oversight Council. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Supercharging growth in business

New technologies and the changing workplace have great potential to supercharge growth but only if governments don't handcuff businesses.

Belittling the efforts despite the results

Once again, David Frum sets out, rhetorically, to rescue a complacent nation from mortal peril, as he convinced many he was doing when he sounded the alarm about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and the urgent need to invade and occupy Iraq, a move that many believe resulted in the permanent destabilization of the region.

Rep. Maxine Waters of California told a panel on ABC's "The View" that she is "so glad" with leaks that put national security at risk, Aug. 4, 2017. The Democrat said those responsible are "telling us what's going on." (ABC, "The View" screenshot) ** FILE **

State of the Union boycotts are divisive, dumb

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump's State of the Union is just hours away -- and that means, in the eyes of the left, let the protesting begin. A growing list of Democrats have announced they won't be attending this all-so-important presidential address. But why not?

Theodor Herzl. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The growing friendship of evangelicals and Jews

- The Washington Times

The friendship between America's growing Christian evangelical movement and the state of Israel has been something to complain about for years, both in the United States and in Israel. The American Jewish community is more comfortable with more respectable Christians, without a lot of "Jesus stuff," and the "Jesus stuff" embarrasses some American Christians, too.

Chart to accompany Rahn article of Jan. 30, 2018.

Measuring human freedom

Do you think you live in a free country? How do you define "free"? To help answer these questions, the new "Human Freedom Index" (HFI) has just been released. The report is published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and authored by Ian Vasquez and Tanja Porcnik. It is the most globally comprehensive set of third-party data for 159 countries, and uses 79 data streams from a multitude of sources in order to reflect a broad perspective.

Illustration on evangelicals attitude toward President Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A message for the evangelicals

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God."

Illustration on Jeff Sessions and revival at the Justice Department by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Reaganesque renaissance at Justice

During President Obama's eight years in office the Department of Justice was one of the principal vehicles for "transforming America," as the former president promised he would during the 2008 campaign. With Attorney General Eric Holder, his willing wingman (Mr. Holder's term) at his side, Mr. Obama abused the rule of law to an extent that was unprecedented in American history.

Ailing Churches in America Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America through the prism of faith

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Donald Trump will take the podium before a joint session of Congress and deliver his second State of the Union address. He'll do so in accordance to Article Two, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution, which says the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union."

Marijuana Arrest Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When the Constitution is a 'buzz-kill'

"Na'arishkeit" is Yiddish for foolishness, especially that of callow youth. It well describes the tantrum thrown early in January by enthusiasts of state legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana sales. Throwers included Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, the American Civil Liberties Union, and others afflicted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' notice to federal prosecutors that they — gasp! — consider enforcing the U.S Controlled Substance Act, under which pot commerce is illegal.

In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Khamenei on Wednesday urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal after President Donald Trump refused to re-certify the pact and European companies have rushed into the Iranian markets since the landmark accord. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Why Trump must lead by example on Iran

President Trump's recent surprising and unequivocal statement regarding the Iran nuclear deal amounts to an ultimatum to America's European allies as well as members of Congress that unless very specific and clear improvements are made, the White House will withdraw the U.S. from the agreement this May. The question is whether they will take the president's threat seriously.

Border first, amnesty second

In 1986 President Reagan gave amnesty to many illegals in exchange for securing the border. Today, in 2018, how can anyone talk of amnesty without first talking about securing the border — the way it should have been secured 30 years ago?

A clarion for vanishing civility and patriotism

"Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam and a Nation Divided" announces itself as a history focusing on the year 1968. It is also a portrait of the extraordinary brothers from Nebraska who fought in the same infantry unit, Tom and Chuck Hagel. A paean to both the former senator and secretary of defense and his law professor sibling, it is as well a eulogy to lost American values and a clarion for the vanishing virtues of civility and genuine patriotism.

Illustration on Trump's choices on immigration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What must be in any DACA amnesty bill

The White House last week released its "Framework on Immigration Reform & Border Security," the president's proposal for providing status to aliens covered by President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Illustration on FBI animus towards Donald Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The FBI's war on Trump

Two lovebirds and others at the FBI need to be investigated on charges of plotting to influence a presidential election and later cripple a presidential administration.

Illustration on Trump's challenge to status quo diplomacy by Alexander hunter/The Washington Times

Trump confronts elites with realism

President Trump is delivering a powerful message to global elites like the World Economic Forum. America First is about unmasking the cynical con the most privileged have played on ordinary working folk.

Illustration on the divine path by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Walking in God's image

As the president of one of the dozens of universities in the United States that carry the "Wesleyan" name I have often been asked: "What's a Wesleyan?" Likewise, hardly a day goes by where I am not asked what seems to be one of the most seminal questions of our time: How should the church respond to our society's tsunamic shift toward the celebration and acceptance of the broader LGBTQ agenda?

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 29, 2018.

Making the Trump tax cuts permanent, now

Just one month into the new tax bill, only those wearing left-wing ideological blinders — which unfortunately is still millions of anti-Trumpers — can deny that the Trump tax cuts are helping just about everyone.