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Stickers for voters are seen on a table at a polling station Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Wayne, Pa. Attention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians cast ballots Tuesday on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades, and races for Congress and state offices. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Election fraud is no myth

"Vote early and often," the old joke goes. Though the latest voter-fraud news out of Colorado is no laughing matter. According to CBS4 in Denver: "An ongoing CBS4 voter fraud investigation has uncovered a dozen cases where Coloradans are suspected of voting twice. Published October 31, 2016

Illustration on bad developments in health insurance rates by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The death throes of Obamacare

Are you enrolled in any of the Obamacare exchanges? If so, are you paying enough for health insurance? Published October 24, 2016

Illustration on one vote Supreme Court decisions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

One vote matters

It doesn't always come down to one vote. Published October 17, 2016

Illustration on the state of the nations national defense forces by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Buying defense on the cheap

Ever seen this bumper sticker? "It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber." Published October 3, 2016

Illustration on reviving the war on drugs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Declaring war on drugs, again

Repeat a lie often enough, the saying goes, and it becomes the truth. Take the war on drugs. As you've surely heard in everything from sneering editorials to unsourced memes on Facebook, it was a dismal failure. Heck, it made the problem worse. Published September 26, 2016

Tents used by the homeless line a downtown Los Angeles street with the skyline behind Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Los Angeles officials say they will declare a state of emergency on homelessness and propose spending $100 million to reduce the number of people living on city streets. City Council President Herb Wesson, members of the council's Homelessness and Poverty Committee and Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the plan Tuesday outside City Hall, as homeless people dozed nearby on a lawn.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A poor way to measure poverty

Poverty is down, the latest Census Bureau report shows. Good news, to be sure, but some context is needed. A closer look at the data reveals that things aren't necessarily the way they appear. Published September 19, 2016

Illustration for Constitution Day by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Our forgotten national birthday

We celebrate every July 4th with fireworks, parades, speeches and other tributes. And rightly so -- our Declaration of Independence heralded a new age in human history. So why does Sept. 17 come and go with so little notice? Published September 12, 2016

Illustration on the real purpose of a college education by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Clearing the minefield of political correctness

There's been a lot of debate, appropriately enough, about University of Chicago dean John Ellison's letter warning freshmen not to expect "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" on campus. Much of that debate has focused on free speech -- and rightly so. But there's a larger issue at play. Published September 5, 2016

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, had high favorability numbers throughout his time in office. (White house)

Not liking this Ike

You'd think a national monument honoring President Dwight Eisenhower would be a can't-miss proposition. Unfortunately, the proposed design by architect Frank Gehry to honor the man who guided the Allies to victory in World War II is shaping up to be a failure. Published August 29, 2016

An American flag flies in front of a new courthouse annex, built with recovery funds from Hurricane Rita, which hit nearly ten years ago, in Cameron, La., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. A decade after Hurricane Rita, Cameron Parish in coastal, southwest Louisiana still bears the scars of her wrath. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 is the anniversary of Hurricane Rita.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Checking the national 'dashboard'

You know those polls where they ask people if the country is heading in the right direction? One problem with that question is that it lacks context or detail. What makes us say yes or no? It's generally a gut reaction that often has little to do with any actual evidence. Published August 22, 2016

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, file photo, a woman pays for merchandise at a Kohl's department store in Sherwood, Ark. A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency. But having a modest, immediately accessible emergency fund is critical to financial well-being. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Making welfare reform work

If anyone ever wonders why conservatives are skeptical of government programs, they should consider the War on Poverty. There are other examples, of course, but public welfare is a particularly apt one as we mark the 20th anniversary of the 1996 reform. Published August 15, 2016

Illustration on the "death tax" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A tax that deserves to die

"In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin once wrote. One can only imagine what he might have said about the modern-day meeting of the two: the estate, or "death" tax. Published August 8, 2016

Illustration by Henry Payne/United Feature Syndicate

Don't supersize the minimum wage

This isn't a typical election year. Why should the perennial fight over the minimum wage be any different? Published August 1, 2016

The office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman told Reuters that it routinely seeks input from outside organizations but pursues cases based only on the merits. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Challenging the climate change bullies

A few months ago, news broke of an astounding assault on free speech. No, the media didn't present it that way, but that's how some conservatives, myself included, characterized it. And with good reason. Published July 25, 2016

Illustration on impending U.S. government financial collapse by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A 'Blueprint for Reform'

You've probably heard the saying, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." If so, you're one up on President Obama and Congress, who have spent the last seven-and-a-half years making a bad situation worse. Published July 18, 2016

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence. The broadside printing, to be auctioned April 5 in New York, was ordered on July 17, 1776, by the Massachusetts Bay Council and read by the Rev. Levi Frisbie to his congregation in Ipswich, north of Boston. (Heritage Auctions via AP)

Why the Declaration of Independence endures

Chances are, you heard at least a passing word of praise for the Declaration of Independence as you celebrated the Fourth of July. But why, exactly, does it endure? Published July 4, 2016

Illustration on the Brexit vote by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Brexit's aftermath

For many people outside of Britain, the Brexit vote came in like a typical news item. One minute, you knew nothing about it (or almost nothing), then it was all over the news. And now you see people reacting with great passion over the result. Published June 27, 2016

Defeating the next strain of terrorism

It's been only 15 years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But when you look at how the terrorist threat has evolved since then, it seems as if a century or more has gone by. Published June 20, 2016