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Illustration on Trump's effect on world political norms by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The new art of the deal

In a recent column, I spoke of the two current forms of populism and how they're challenging the "Liberal International Order," the governing philosophy that has guided the U.S. use of power in the service of freedom for ourselves and our allies since World War II. The question is, where does President Trump's form of populism fit into what might be called the new version of the Liberal International Order? Published May 21, 2018

Who says the tea-party movement is divisive and limited to far-right-leaning activists? A new "tea" shirt from manufacturer Authentic GOP challenges that claim.

The preferred form of populism

We hear a lot about "populism" these days. Conservatives often praise it, while liberals call it a threat to democracy. Published May 14, 2018

Illustration on freedom of speech on campus by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Free speech for some, but not for all

"I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." Few quotations are more quintessentially American than this (attributed in various forms to Voltaire, Oscar Wilde and others). You may not persuade anyone, but at least you can count on being heard. Published May 7, 2018

In this April 13, 2017 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Choe Ryong Hae, vice-chairman of the central committee of the Workers' Party, arrive for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, in Pyongyang, North Korea. While North Korea declared this past weekend it would stop nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and shut down its nuclear test site, it did not indicate it will give up its nuclear arsenal or halt its production of missiles. Moon and later President Donald Trump are still likely to find it very difficult to persuade Kim to dismantle his entire arsenal, which includes purported thermonuclear weapons and developmental ICBMs.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Neutralizing a nuclear-armed North Korea

Throughout my latest visit to Northeast Asia, I've met with many governmental officials, business leaders, academics and activists, and seen firsthand that the people of Japan, Taiwan and South Korea are eagerly anticipating the upcoming summits with Kim Jong-un, North Korea's reclusive and dictatorial leader. Published April 23, 2018

Illustration on rescission by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Rolling back the tide of overspending

When President Trump signed the 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill last month, he was emphatic that it wouldn't happen again. Published April 16, 2018

For the first time in the history of the national head count, the next census will for the first time allow respondents to specify whether they are living with a partner of the same sex. (U.S. Census Bureau) **FILE**

The Census and immigration: Ask the question

In a saner age, adding a question about an individual's citizenship status to the decennial U.S. Census would be the most unremarkable thing in the world. The only understandable reaction might be, "What took you so long?" Published April 9, 2018

Dixon Valve & Coupling Company employee Toni Durant, left, speaks with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, and Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., right, during a factory tour prior to a tax reform town hall with employees in Chestertown, Md., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

America is still the home of innovation

Those who pay attention to the news are used to hearing a litany of problems. And they're used to hearing something else: Calls to spend more taxpayer money on some federal program to fix those problems. Published April 2, 2018

A new documentary series on Ronald Reagan is planned at the USA Network, and it includes his daughter Patti Davis, as executive producer. (Associated Press)

Making the most of missile defense

It's obvious why the bluster and brinksmanship over the nuclear-missile situation between the U.S. and North Korea produces so much tension: If an ICBM were launched at us or one of our allies, what could we do? Published March 26, 2018

Illustration on school choice fro military families by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Saluting school choice for military families

Americans who join the military know they'll be making sacrifices. They put their lives on the line, obviously, but beyond that, they know they'll have no say in where they live. Indeed, frequent moves are often part of the package. Published March 19, 2018

Illustration on Union pressure by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Unions, 2018

If you're an auto worker in Wisconsin, and you want to join your local union, that's your right. And if you don't want to join, that's your right, too. Published March 12, 2018

Illustration of William F. Buckley, Jr.        The Washington Times

The legacy of Wm. F. Buckley

It's been exactly a decade since William F. Buckley Jr. died. Yet, surveying the ideological landscape, it feels more like a century. Published February 26, 2018

In this Dec. 4, 2017 photo, Southwest Minnesota hog producer Randy Spronk poses at his farm near Edgerton, Minn. Minnesota farmers like Spronk fear they could lose millions of dollars if the United States leaves the North American Free Trade Agreement.  (Mark Steil/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

The trouble with tariffs

The stronger economy we're enjoying now is no accident. Lower taxes, more jobs and fewer regulations are creating a much-needed boost. So why do we still have one foot on the brake? Published February 19, 2018

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

Zoning out on free speech

"The Death of Free-Speech Zones," reads a recent headline in Inside Higher Education. It's a demise that anyone who believes in the First Amendment can cheer. Published February 12, 2018

A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A rising tide of economic freedom

Good news: For the first time in a while, the United States isn't just economically stronger. It's economically freer. Published February 5, 2018

Growing the American Economy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A rising tide of economic freedom

Good news: For the first time in a while, the United States isn't just economically stronger. It's economically freer. Published February 5, 2018

A model has his hair cut as he waits backstage prior to the start of Versace men's Fall-Winter 2018-19 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Jan.13, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The cosmetology cops

Few things could be more American than volunteering to help others. So it's a shame when our altruism is thwarted by another, far more lamentable American trait: big government. Published January 15, 2018

People play hockey on the frozen Reflecting Pool at the National Mall, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Washington. The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Some cold facts

Remember when global warming meant the planet was supposed to, well, warm up? Temperatures would rise, and all manner of ecological calamity would ensue? Published January 8, 2018