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Condemn left's anti-Trump moves

Democrats, liberals and the mainstream media were united to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican primary, the 2016 election and the necessary electoral college votes, but they did not succeed — and now Mr. Trump is the 45th president. Still, the left has relentlessly persisted in trying to weaken the Trump presidency and has provided information it knew to be false in an attempt to remove Mr. Trump from office. These actions must be condemned. Published February 14, 2018

The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The pretense of budget control

The Trump budget looks a lot like the budgets Barack Obama drew up. There's no way an economist with his head on straight would defend the indefensible maneuvering of Congress and the president over the past several days. Published February 13, 2018

Military tribute long overdue

President Trump has ordered a parade to honor the sacrifice and bravery of our military. I think this is a great idea and long overdue. Published February 13, 2018

Obamas' painter pick, a racist

The unveiling of the Obamas' official portraits this week rightfully has generated the criticism this racist couple richly deserves ("Official Obama portraits unveiled at National Portrait Gallery," Web, Feb. 12). To commission a painting of Mrs. Obama by artist Kehinde Wiley, who has painted pictures of black women holding the severed heads of white women is outrageous and reveals the double standard of decency acceptable to liberals and the mainstream media. Published February 13, 2018

The pretense of budget control

The Trump budget looks a lot like the budgets Barack Obama drew up. There's no way an economist with his head on straight would defend the indefensible maneuvering of Congress and the president over the past several days. Published February 13, 2018

The official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are displayed together following an official unveiling ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by artist Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama's portrait was painted by artist Amy Sherald. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Painting a prickly president

Nobody likes to get his picture took. Vanity, thy name is woman. (Shakespeare's observation was actually written as "frailty," but good luck with correcting it now.) Vanity is a curse not restricted to the ladies. You need look no further than the White House for proof of that. Published February 12, 2018

In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. The Education Department's plan to provide only partial relief to some students defrauded by for-profit colleges could reduce overall payments by about 60 percent, according to a preliminary analysis obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Goodbye to the status quo

A tumultuous year has passed since Vice President Mike Pence, as president of the Senate, cast the deciding vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. Published February 12, 2018

End Congress-pharma collusion

It is becoming more and more difficult to read media coverage of the skyrocketing cost of prescription medications. Just a little digging and research reveals the reason for this price surge: Congress has a law on the books that "prohibits" the government and Medicare from negotiating prices with major drug companies. Published February 12, 2018

Stop Iran now

Last weekend, with the infiltration of a drone into Israeli airspace, we saw a blatant and provocative move from the Iranian regime. In response, Israel launched military strikes in Syria. For years now Iran has been expanding its tentacles in the Middle East, and it is only growing stronger. Published February 12, 2018

An athlete from team USA points during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Clive Mason/Pool Photo via AP)

Dark skin and gold medals

If race-consciousness becomes an Olympic sport, and who can say it won't, the United States will have a lock on the gold medal. Silver and bronze, too. There's no escaping race obsession that thrives in every crevice, cleft, nook and cranny in America. A body can step on it unaware everywhere. Published February 11, 2018

Time for term limits

Watching the stone-faced Democrats sitting on their hands during President Trump's State of the Union address prompted me to conclude that their wish is for bad things to happen to the country while Mr. Trump and the Republicans are in control. Published February 11, 2018

Labs shadows of former selves

Kudos to Peter Pry for pointing out the need to clean house at the Department of Energy, and to The Washington Times for publishing his op-ed ("Dereliction of duty at the Department of Energy," Web, Feb. 7). Published February 11, 2018

Fabricio Alvarado vows to defy an order issued by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to legalize same-sex unions. (Associated Press/File)

EDITORIAL: A right turn in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, proclaimed National Geographic magazine only last year, is "the happiest country in the world." It's certainly one of the most stable, but there's more. "Costa Ricans enjoy the pleasure of living daily life to the fullest in a place that mitigates stress and maximizes joy." Published February 8, 2018

Many unrecognized Redskins

Congratulations to former longtime Washington Redskins General Manager Bobby Beathard on his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Published February 8, 2018

In U.K., killer NHS beyond reproach

Donald Trump is sadly right about the financial bankruptcy, management chaos and appalling treatment of patients in the British National Health Service ("British officials condemn Trump remarks on U.K. health care," Web, Feb. 5). The NHS kills thousands every year due to misdiagnosis, delayed detection of cancer and failed operations. Published February 8, 2018

End to gerrymandering?

In "Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map" (Web, Feb. 5), you report that the Supreme Court is considering a number of district-redrawing cases. It shouldn't have to consider any. There ought to be a law on the books, or an amendment to the Constitution, mandating a solution that ends these disputes permanently. Published February 7, 2018

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, is a grilled sandwich made with freshly baked bread at the Tartine Manufactory in San Francisco. For a bread lover, no destination is more alluring than San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Beware the wicked sandwich

A judge in New York, where irreverence of everything is prized, once suggested that the grand jury system for bringing criminal indictments be abolished because district attorneys with a gift of glib gab can easily persuade grand jurors to "indict a ham sandwich." Published February 7, 2018

Group supports free expression

At the Open Society Foundations, we believe in recycling. But we were admittedly surprised to see how deeply The Washington Times apparently believes in it, too. How else to explain Rebecca Hagelin's Feb. 4 piece, "Disruption at home and abroad — follow the money: Part 1" (Web), which is built entirely on tired talking points about paid protesters that have been thoroughly debunked by multiple fact-checking outlets. Published February 7, 2018

Trader Frederick Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 500 points in early trading, bringing the index down 10 percent from the record high it reached on Jan. 26. The DJIA quickly recovered much of that loss. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Terror on Wall Street

What triggered the 2,000-point Dow Jones Industrials index sell-off on Friday and Monday was the positive jobs report. That's correct. Positive. Not only did employers hire 200,000 more workers during January, but the pay of the average worker rose by 3 percent after inflation. This was the biggest gain in wages in a decade. The labor market tightens. Published February 6, 2018

Memo shows left's malfeasance

You have to hand it to the Democrats for throwing another wrench in the works regarding the memo from the GOP, which shows wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her supporters at the top of the FBI and Justice Department. Published February 6, 2018