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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Tariffs and the sad truth

After seven-plus years of President Obama's underperforming, low-wage, part-time economy, Americans are desperate for a new leader to fix what's wrong with our country. Published March 29, 2016

Caption: Republican front-runner Donald Trump, at a veterans event in Des Moines, Iowa earlier this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Front-runner fear and loathing

Several presidential polls this week showed that, by large margins, the voters are unhappy with the front-runner choices they have in this election. Published March 22, 2016

The fountain on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, is dyed green in honor of St. Patrick's Day, Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

At war over politics

America is at war over its politics and the transition from one administration to the next. The U.S. Senate flatly refuses to fill a Supreme Court vacancy until a new president takes office. And the economy appears to have all but stopped growing. Published March 17, 2016

Donald Trump said he doesn't like the innuendo that he might not be well-endowed. "I guarantee you there's no problem, I guarantee you," he said. (Associated Press)

Civil war among Republicans

The deeply divisive civil war among Republicans over Donald Trump's increasingly likely odds of winning the presidential nomination is tearing the GOP apart. Published March 3, 2016

Illustration criticizing Donald trump's ostensible attitude towards the U.S. Constitution by Alexandwer Hunter/The Washington Times

Trying to go it alone

Donald Trump talks in very simplistic, egocentric, combative terms about how he will govern if he wins the presidency, but he never mentions Congress. Published March 1, 2016

Giving low marks to the economy

When Americans go to the polls in November to choose a new president, the economy will be the central issue in their decision. Published February 25, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden visits St. Paul's Union Depot train station Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016,  to mark the seventh anniversary of the economic stimulus package in  St. Paul, Minn.  Biden says projects like the restoration of an abandoned train hub in Minnesota helped bring the country back from the recession.  (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

An about-face on Supreme Court appointments

Senate Democrats are attacking the Republican leadership for having the gall to suggest that any action to fill the Supreme Court's vacancy should be put off until next year. Published February 23, 2016

Illustration on intensified belligerence from Donald Trump by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

Surviving until Super Tuesday

Is Donald Trump reaching the limit of his support for the Republican presidential nomination? Published February 16, 2016

Illustration on the deteriorating economy by William Brown/Tribune Content Agency

A slam dunk for Republicans

A menacing black cloud is looming over our economy that should make the 2016 presidential election a slam dunk for Republicans -- depending on who the GOP nominates this summer. Published February 11, 2016

Illustration on the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Goldman Sachs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pinned to Wall Street

When Goldman Sachs, the powerful, multibillion-dollar Wall Street investment bank, offered Hillary Clinton $675,000 for three speeches, she readily accepted. Published February 9, 2016

Illustration on the attraction of Bernie Sanders for the youth vote by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bernie Sanders' grip on the young

The legions of young voters who are flocking to Sen. Bernie Sanders' socialist banner is depressing. Published February 4, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign event at Heartland Acres Agribition Center, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Independence, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In America, faith matters

The presidential candidates have been talking about God lately, which is understandable because most of them haven't a prayer of being elected. Published January 28, 2016

Illustration on the crige-causing candidates for the 2016 presidential race by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Cringe-causing candidates

If you are among those voters who think that America's 2016 presidential election has become the laughing stock of the world, you are not alone. Published January 19, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at University of Nebraska-Omaha, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.  After giving his State of the Union address Obama is in Omaha to tout progress and goals in his final year in office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama's last State of the Union

President Obama's last State of the Union address to the nation was filled with regrets and disappointments that he hadn't been able to sell his liberal agenda to the American people. Published January 14, 2016

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Associated Press/File)

Opportunities during a rocky year

Republicans kept their 2014 promise to the voters who put them in control of Congress, passing legislation to repeal Obamacare. Published January 12, 2016

Republican presidential candidates (from left) John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Rand Paul take the stage during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Choosing the right presidential candidate

North Korea's rogue dictatorship has conducted its fourth nuclear weapons test. Radical Islamic terrorism has declared war on the civilized world, including the United States. And China's vast economy is tanking, plunging our stock market into dangerous new lows. Published January 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, John Kasich and Rand Paul talk together following the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Dim prospects for a brighter future

We end 2015 on a dismal note when terrorism has become the most important issue facing our country, the economy is limping along at a mediocre 2 percent growth rate, and voters have one of the worst presidential lineups in many years. Published December 22, 2015

President Obama (Associated Press)

One drop less of medicine

The fragile Obama economy remains in intensive care, still hooked up to the Federal Reserve's life support system but with a drop less medicine. Published December 17, 2015

Donald Trump   Associated Press photo

Winning by addition

Political apprentice Donald Trump is attempting to do something no candidate has done before: win a presidential election by subtraction not addition. Published December 10, 2015

Lost in the Vortex Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Tone-deaf and delusional

America is in a prolonged war against global Islamic terrorists, but also in a fierce political battle here at home over how to fight it and win. Published December 8, 2015