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Illustration on a remedy for rising food stamp use by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

An unhealthy dependence on food stamps

Good news: The number of Americans using food stamps in 2014 declined slightly from the previous year. So why does the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity say this indicator is headed in the "wrong direction"? Published August 24, 2015

Illustration on threats to Internet freedom by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ensuring a free and open Internet

There aren't many things we can take for granted these days, but some things really feel as though they should be a given. A free and open Internet, for example. Published August 17, 2015

Illustration on the effects of lifting financial sanctions on Iran under the Obama/Iran nuclear deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why the Iran deal makes war more likely

Do you think opposition to the Obama administration's deal with Iran is strictly a partisan issue? Hardly. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York recently joined half a dozen Democrats in the House of Representatives who have voiced doubts about the agreement. Published August 10, 2015

Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she rolls a joint in her home on the first day of legal possession of marijuana for recreational purposes, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser defied threats from Congress by implementing a voter-approved initiative on Thursday, making the city the only place east of the Mississippi River where people can legally grow and share marijuana in private. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Tracking the trends

Why do we follow the news? To be informed, of course. We naturally want to be aware of what's happening at home and around the world. Published August 3, 2015

Alternative delegate from Jean, La., Billy Durnley wears a large elephant buckle at the Republican National Convention, Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Creating a case for conservatism

Being conservative in a politically correct culture has never been easy. Whether you're a politician trying to explain a controversial sound-bite, or a voter attempting to defend your stance on a hot-button issue to co-workers, you either grow a thick skin -- or learn to keep quiet. Published July 27, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington in this April 29, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) ** FILE **

Tapping the taxpayer till

There's always that one moment in a horror film when everyone thinks the villain has been killed, then bam -- up he jumps, to the surprise of everyone. Published July 20, 2015

Former President Ronald Reagan. (Associated Press)

Reagan's tax-cutting legacy

President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side, tax-cutting agenda, along with stable monetary policy and deregulation, could revive the U.S. economy. Published July 13, 2015

Illustration on the value of the U.S. Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'We the People'

"We the People." We've heard that phrase so often it's easy to overlook its significance. But as we mark our nation's birthday, we should take a moment to ask ourselves: What is the role of the people? Published June 29, 2015

Illustration on the death of comedy on politically correct college campuses by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The empty 'marketplace of ideas'

Americans take justifiable pride in their right to free speech. People may be muzzled by their government in places such as Cuba and North Korea, but not here. You can say what's on your mind without fear of prosecution. Published June 22, 2015

Soldiers provide an honor guard before the Magna Carta Memorial with its simple inscription "To commemorate Magna Carta, symbol of freedom under law" at Runnymede, England, during a commemoration ceremony, Monday June 15, 2015, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the groundbreaking accord called Magna Carta. In 1215, Britain's King John met disgruntled barons at Runnymede and agreed to a list of basic rights and laws called Magna Carta, which have formed the basic tenets of modern civil liberties, and was an inspiration for the U.S. Constitution among many other worldwide influences. (Chris Jackson/Pool photo via AP) ** FILE **

Saluting a 'Great Charter' of liberty

It won't be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won't do so quietly. Published June 15, 2015

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Showing the Ex-Im Bank the exit

Congress does two things well: nothing and overreact. Well, I have some good news: Doing nothing when it comes to the Ex-Im Bank is exactly what we need right now. Published June 8, 2015

People gather to protest for an increased minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant n Highland Park, Mich. The protests are part of a campaign called "Fight for $15," which has included several rounds of actions.  (AP Photo)

Minimum wage, maximum hypocrisy

Utterly shameless. There really is no other way to describe what some unions are trying to pull when it comes to the minimum wage. Published June 1, 2015

Illustration on Memorial Day by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

'The last full measure of devotion'

"If you can read this, thank a teacher," begins a saying you can find on T-shirts and bumper stickers. "If you can read it in English, thank a veteran." Published May 24, 2015

Illustration on the damage done by cutting education programs by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Giving kids a chance to succeed

It's hard to say which is more galling: when politicians want to extend the life of a program that doesn't work, or when they want to pull the plug on one that does. Published May 18, 2015

An airbag system and active head restraints are standard.

Ruled by rules

Say you got a recall notice for your car. You'd naturally be alarmed, especially after reading that the problem involved Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208 -- "Occupant Crash Protection." Published May 11, 2015

Illustration on GoFundMe.com's policy changes by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A sour decision over ‘Sweet Cakes’

When author Nat Hentoff wrote a book about censorship in the 1990s, he called it "Free Speech for Me — But Not for Thee." Published May 4, 2015

Illustration on Iran's acquisition of nuclear arms leading to further regional nuclear proliferation and instability by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Fallout from a bad deal with Iran

Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, whenever Americans seem especially polarized over a controversial issue, you hear pundits recall how united we'd became in the aftermath of that vicious attack. Why, they ask, can't we be like that again? Published April 27, 2015

The Washington Times celebrates the U.S. Constitution 227 years after ratification. (VIDEO screenshot) ** FILE **

Recovering ‘Our Lost Constitution’

Finding Americans fed up with governmental abuses isn't hard. They wonder why we have politicians who spend too much, bureaucrats who regulate too much, and officials who limit our freedom at almost every turn. Published April 20, 2015

Illustration on taxation in America by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Achieving true tax reform

Getting Americans to agree on anything isn't easy. So let's hand it to our tax code. Published April 13, 2015