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Illustration on volunteerism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Crowding out compassion

Anyone who has ever seen footage of a "Black Friday" stampede knows the holiday season can bring out the worst in people. So it's important to remember that it can also bring out the best — and to realize that government can inadvertently dampen our more compassionate impulses. Published November 20, 2017

Illustration on the centennial of the Bolshevik Revolution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Communism's century of devastation

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941 "a day that will live in infamy," and with good reason. The date that Tojo's Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor heralded America's entrance into the bloody fighting of World War II. But there are other dates that live in infamy, and many of them aren't nearly as well known. But they deserve to be. Take Nov. 7, 1917. Published November 6, 2017

In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, the water intake crib for the city of Toledo, Ohio, is surrounded by an algae bloom on Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. Advocacy groups suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over toxic algae in Lake Erie, threatening drinking water in Ohio and Michigan, say the agency's response in court documents filed in October 2017 bolsters their argument that not enough is being done to protect the lake. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

Burying 'sue and settle'

Whether you consider yourself pro-regulation, anti-regulation or something in between, chances are you're in favor of clear, open rules. Whatever the policy a particular government agency is following, it should be transparent to all, right? Published October 30, 2017

The Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Md.   The Washington Times

Warring Over the Peace Cross

War memorials can be easy to miss. They're often tucked away in small parks, virtually invisible to all but those who approach them on foot. Published October 23, 2017

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route Greenville, S.C., for a fundraiser for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Toward a better nuclear deal with Iran

To hear President Trump's political opponents describe it, the decision to decertify the Iran Deal is a major miscalculation -- a needlessly provocative action that could even bring all-out war. Published October 16, 2017

A home stands damaged in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in the Montones Cuatro, Sector Piedrazul of Las Piedras in Puerto Rico, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Power is still cut off on most of the island, schools and many businesses are closed and much of the countryside is struggling to find fresh water and food. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

How to speed the rebuilding of Puerto Rico

To say that our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are suffering is a vast understatement. The combined punches of Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated the island territories. Published October 2, 2017

In this Sept. 22, 2017, photo President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) ** FILE **

A tax cut for all Americans

When you hear the phrase "corporate tax cut," what do you picture? Middle-class workers, or Uncle Moneybags, the character from the Monopoly board game? Published September 25, 2017

In this June 7, 2013, photo, the placid meadows and hills of Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpburg, Md., are a contrast with the Civil War violence that once raged across this land. So consuming is the serenity at Antietam that it can seduce you into ignoring the story of the mayhem that unfolded here on Sept. 17, 1862. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)

Salary suspicions

Let's face it. When it comes to historical markers and monuments, especially ones related to the Civil War, we hear more about destruction than dedication these days. Published September 18, 2017

Illustration on U.S. vigilance against terrorism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Preventing another 9/11

How appropriate that this year's Sept. 11 anniversary should occur as Hurricane Irma continued to wreak havoc in Florida. Published September 11, 2017

Demonstrators sharing opposing views argue during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fighting for free speech

As a new academic year gets underway on many campuses, it's a good time to ask: What's the purpose of school? Is it education, or indoctrination? Published September 4, 2017

Giving tax cuts a fighting chance

Will a returning Congress be able to deliver some much-needed tax relief to the American people? It seems simple enough, but so is Obamacare repeal, and lawmakers have (so far) managed to bungle that. Published August 28, 2017

This photo March 22, 2013, file photo shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS has rehired disgraced employees

Would you hire someone who had falsified documents or been convicted of theft? Probably not. But then again, you're not the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Published August 21, 2017

A THAAD missile being launched       Associated Press photo

Toward a more muscular missile defense

An air of fatalism surrounds much of the coverage of the escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States. If Pyongyang launched a missile at us or at one of our allies, the feeling goes, we could do nothing but brace ourselves for catastrophic damage and loss of life. Published August 14, 2017

Illustration on continuing efforts to dismantle Obamacare by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The prognosis for repeal of Obamacare

For more than seven years, Republican lawmakers, including President Trump, campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare. Published July 31, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. lead Congressional Democrats to a news conference to unveil their new agenda, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Berryville, Va. House and Senate Democrats are offering a retooled message and populist agenda, promising to working Americans "someone has your back."  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Americans: Optimistic no more?

"The present is getting better. The future, not at all." So begins a recent New York Times article about a Pew study that shows the public adopting a rather dim outlook. "Even as more Americans say the economy is improving, a clear majority remain fearful about their children's financial prospects," it continues. Published July 24, 2017