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Donald Lambro

Donald Lambro was a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Donald Lambro

Illustration on remedies for a sluggish recovery by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Shaping the Trump economy

America's middle-class incomes shot up by 3.2 percent last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, after a decade marked by the Great Recession, weak economic growth and widespread unemployment. Published September 14, 2017

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's Afghanistan Gambit

President Trump's plan to send more U.S. troops into Afghanistan means that our 16-year-old war against the Taliban terrorists will continue for years to come. Published August 24, 2017

Illustration on the brink situation with North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Countering bombast from North Korea

The escalating exchange of nuclear threats between North Korea and the United States has pushed us closer to the brink of war. Published August 10, 2017

Illustration on economic lethargy by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

The economy's continuing lethargy

President Trump touts the economy every now and then, taking credit for the stock market's record rise, and the few job deals he's negotiated. But a closer look at reality reveals a much gloomier picture. Published August 3, 2017

Illustration on tax reform by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

New life for Republican tax reform

House Speaker Paul Ryan's uplifting economic speech this week has breathed new life into the GOP's tax reform plan to get America moving again. Published June 22, 2017

FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trumps closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the U.S. election, accusing special counsel Mueller of driving a biased investigation. And Trump himself took aim at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller, accusing him on Twitter of leading a Witch Hunt.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A widening White House probe

President Trump wanted James Comey to shut down the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn. Published June 18, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey reacts after bumping something under the table, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'I need loyalty. I expect loyalty'

Former FBI director James Comey erased any doubt this week that President Trump asked him to halt a key part of his investigation into the Russian collusion scandal and insisted on his complete "loyalty." Published June 8, 2017

Illustration on Trump's "Russian' problems by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

Possible crimes and cover-ups

In his first four months in office, President Trump has achieved the dubious distinction of being investigated by an independent prosecutor and at least five major oversight committees in Congress run by his own party. Published May 25, 2017

President Trump now is convinced that the Export-Import Bank's corporate welfare produces jobs. He said he would nominate people to fill its vacant board seats. (Associated Press)

Doing the policy zigzag

It's not wrong for a president to change his mind as circumstances warrant, but Donald Trump is setting a record for ditching major positions he staked out in his 2016 campaign. Published April 13, 2017

Illustration contrasting the "good, public" Trump agenda with the "bad, ego driven" one by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

The economy shifts into pro-growth gear

After little more than a month in office, President Trump's sweeping tax-cutting reforms have had a huge impact on the economy, both here and abroad. Published February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The Russia conundrum

Donald Trump's presidency is in deep trouble. After nearly four weeks in office, he has yet to finish filling his administration's top posts, and Congress is about to conduct an investigation into his ties to Russia. Published February 16, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The Republican-controlled House on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, took its first steps toward strengthening gun ownership under President Donald Trump, moving to scrap a requirement for background checks for Social Security recipients mentally incapable of managing their own affairs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The underperforming Obama economy

The anemic, underperforming Obama economy ended with a whimper in December, a victim of his anti-growth, anti-capital investment, tax hike policies. Published February 2, 2017

Crowds fill in along the National Mall before the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the Untied States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump and the facts

President Trump's administration has redefined the word "facts" to support his claim that he lost the popular vote because between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes were cast in the November election. Published January 26, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cracks in his campaign promises

Republicans moved quickly this week toward confirming President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations, as widening cracks began appearing in some of his major campaign promises. Published January 12, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, revelers celebrate as confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel. New Year's Eve is the party of the year, for those who like to party, but what happens when your dreams are too big for your budget. For one, money experts say, be willing to compromise while still having fun (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Predictions for the new year

Making political predictions about the new year is a risky business, but some things are certain to happen in the nation's capital that will be fully controlled by the Republicans. So here goes. Published December 29, 2016

The selection of Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education was likely an easy call for President-elect Donald Trump, who during the campaign regularly championed school choice and the charter school movement, giving a nod to school choice when announcing his pick. (Associated Press)

The administration billionaires

President-elect Donald Trump and his Cabinet nominees won't be in office until next month, but the stock market is already showing bullish signs of better days ahead under his pro-growth, tax reform agenda. Published December 1, 2016

Trump's Big Agenda Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump will get his way

President-elect Donald Trump has a big agenda, with many moving parts that should keep the Congress busy for the next four years. Published November 24, 2016

Illustration of Trump and Clinton by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

This bumpy ride

As the fiercely combative presidential election races to the finish line, a majority of voters agree on at least one thing: the two major contenders are the most disliked candidates in modern political history. Published November 3, 2016

Illustration on Donald Trump's accumulating negatives by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

This erratic campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign will go down in U.S. history as a nasty, below-the-belt, political brawl, filled with ugly, juvenile, mean-spirited behavior that has embarrassed our country before the world. Published October 6, 2016

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke rises over Saif Al Dawla district, in Aleppo, Syria. Residents in the rebel-held districts of Aleppo have a reprieve from the incessant bombings by Syrian government warplanes and the promise of an end to the crippling siege that has left produce stalls bare. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo, File)

Vladimir Putin's bombings

Donald Trump, who has been Vladimir Putin's chief U.S. apologist, remains strangely mute about the rising death toll caused by Russian airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and other civilians in Aleppo. Published September 29, 2016