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A car is parked at an electric charging station in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. California is poised to required 100% of new cars, trucks and SUVs sold in the state to be powered by electricity or hydrogen by 2035. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California's electric vehicle gamble

- The Washington Times

Americans love trailblazers - so long as the intrepid pioneers don't lead them to a dead end. California has chosen a regulatory path toward a fully electric vehicle fleet.

Mehmet Oz, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, takes part in a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

What is the GOP's election platform?

- The Washington Times

The inability of the Republican Party over the last few years to clarify its intentions with respect to policy has damaged the party's chances to take control of the federal legislative branch.

Invited guests and NASA employees take photos as NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is rolled out of High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for the first time, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, March 17, 2022. On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the 53rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA said it’s shooting for a late August test launch of its giant, new moon rocket. (Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via AP, File)

Moon shot redux

- The Washington Times

Americans are going back to the moon. The 50 long years since human beings last set foot on Earth's lonely companion could be called a cautious pause, but its end isn't coming a moment too soon.

Illustration on enlarging the IRS by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

What to do about the IRS

- The Washington Times

A poll of more than 2000 Americans was released showing nearly half - 45% - expressed grave reservations about a provision of the bill giving the U.S. Internal Revenue Service the authority to hire nearly 87,000 new agents.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyo. Cheney lost to Republican opponent Harriet Hageman in the primary. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) **FILE**

Lame duck Liz

- The Washington Times

Rep. Liz Cheney's value as a "useful idiot" for Democrats on the Jan. 6 committee show trial going forward will be minimal. She shouldn't be surprised if they suddenly "unfriend" her on Facebook.

The motion by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, is photographed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the "substantial public interest in this matter" in announcing the request. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Solving Trump harassment

- The Washington Times

The pattern of politically driven justice has become sickeningly familiar: The Russiagate hoax, then failed impeachment No. 1 followed by futile impeachment No. 2.

President Joe Biden speaks before signing the "CHIPS and Science Act of 2022" during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Taming Biden's tired tongue

- The Washington Times

Fate has placed Mr. Biden in the middle of a multifront maelstrom comparable to the 20th century's Cold War. It is not his fault, but he is assuredly liable for the verbal blunders.

FILE - Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Liz Cheney's political suicide

- The Washington Times

Far and away Mr. Trump's biggest political target is in his crosshairs next week. That would be his archnemesis, Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, who has been the former president's most vitriolic GOP critic.

A firefighter extinguishes flames as the Oak Fire crosses Darrah Rd. in Mariposa County, Calif., on Friday, July 22, 2022. Crews were able to to stop it from reaching an adjacent home. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Washington vs. wildfires

- The Washington Times

The West is burning again. As millions of residents can attest, the reddish nighttime glow emanating from the dry hills is a seasonal occurrence in a region known for its hot and dry summers.