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Illustration on merit-based immigration policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump’s merit-based immigration system

For decades, the American people have been begging and pleading with our elected officials for an immigration system that is lawful and that serves our national interest.

Tax Cut Balloons Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Lasting and transformative tax relief

A staggering 13 billion dollars. More than the value of the entire “Star Wars” franchise. That’s the minimum amount taxpayers will save under the recently-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act now that lawmakers have made compliance with the U.S. tax code less of a chore. Taxpayers will now also save an estimated 210 million hours of time they used to squander on the clumsy 1040 “long form.” Lighter paperwork burdens like these will begin showing up in other portions of the tax code for businesses and individuals as the new law is implemented.

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 22, 2018.

The Democrats’ fiscal trap

With all the talk about a possible government shutdown due to an impasse on immigration reform, no one seems to be paying attention to a story of even bigger long-term consequence. Congress is preparing a two-year budget that blows past bipartisan spending caps to the tune of $216 billion through 2019. These are the latest stunning tallies from an analysis by Congressional Quarterly. (See chart).

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Americans are on the cusp of a golden age. After two decades of substandard growth, many of the constraints that held back progress are receding.

2017 was the worst, and here's why

2017 was the worst. This should be a shocking opening line and yet, somehow, it has become incredibly cliche. It has been a growing trend.

U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley stands on the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Arizona Cardinals in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Rape, sex trafficking and the spread of disease on the U.N.'s watch

There was a gift you may have missed. On Christmas Eve, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced a sizeable cut for the U.N. operating budget to the tune of $285 million dollars. That sounds like a lot, and it's a good start, but that's all it is. Ambassador Haley called the cut "a step in the right direction," and implied there would be more to come.

Illustration on Trump's national security strategy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The dangerous world of Donald Trump

A National Security Strategy is less a plan of action than an attempt to prioritize. Who, in the president's judgment, most threatens America? What means do we have and what capabilities must we develop to defend the homeland and protect our freedoms?

President Donald Trump turns to talk to the gathered media during a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the mIlitary at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donald Trump's very good year

Naples — Here I am in Naples, Florida ending the year in the sun and actually coterminous with a golf course. I, of course, will not indulge in the sport, for I find it too leisurely. Actually I do not even consider it a sport. I am in agreement with my old friend, the great basketball coach Bob Knight.

USA Eye in the Sky Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A dangerous bargain, dangerous still

- The Washington Times

In the days following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush and Congress passed legislation that vastly expanded the government's surveillance powers in the name of national security and protecting the "homeland."

Not the reformer Ukraine needs

Former Georgian President Mikhael Saakashvili — who deserved praise for remaking his country's economy a decade ago — likes to refer to himself as "old revolutionary." But that is not why he was invited to Ukraine four years ago after he lost his last election in Georgia.

Illustration on the positive impact of Russian involvement in negotiations with North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Russia could help broker a North Korea deal

Russia is an influential strategic player in northeast Asia and a major stakeholder in Korea since the late 19th century. The Soviet Union was responsible for the establishment of the DPRK some 70 years ago, and since that time, Russia amassed a wealth of experience and contacts in its relations with the Kim dynasty and provides support — from energy exports to protection against the more extreme sanctions policies sought by Washington — that are vital to the political well-being of the regime. Based on this long-term relationship, Russia is well-positioned to contribute to efforts to restrain Pyongyang's weapons programs.

In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

'Attorney General Sessions, call your office'

President Trump's tweeting provides great sport for the media and for Democratic politicians, most recently for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, who accused Mr. Trump of a sexist smear when he tweeted that Ms. Gillibrand would "do anything" for a campaign contribution. Is that what Oliver had in mind when he sang to Nancy, "I'd do anything anything for you?"

The hope, joy and popularity of Handel's 'Messiah'

As many churchgoers know that the birth of Christ was likely in springtime, not December 25, many concertgoers know, Handel's "Messiah," the grand sacred oratorio of the Christmas season, was not originally produced for Christmas.

Swamp Creature Boeing Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why swamp creatures are hard to kill

- The Washington Times

Boeing executives are being lauded for being the first out of the box to announce that at least some of the money they will save as a result of the passage of the Republican tax plan will go directly to their employees and will allow them to invest more into increasing the company's manufacturing capacity in the United States.