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Illustration on the failures of the Mueller investigation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The paradoxes of the Mueller investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly conspiring to sow confusion in the 2016 presidential election. The chance of extraditing any of the accused from Vladimir Putin's Russia is zero. Published February 21, 2018

Illustration on corruption of the FISA court by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why FISA-gate is scarier than Watergate

The Watergate scandal of 1972-74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon administration's attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in. Published February 7, 2018

Illustration on the geographic seats of powere by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Rethinking the geography of power

Where the seats of power are located matters. Given the populist revolt in the United States and Europe against the so-called "global elite," it is time to refigure the geography of governmental and transnational power. Published January 31, 2018

Illustration on California's criminally profligate ways by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Another California spending spree

Nobody quite knows who built Stonehenge some 5,000 years ago in southern England. The mysterious ring of huge stone monoliths stands mute. Published January 24, 2018

Illustration on high tech's deleterious effects on commerce by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Big Tech chameleon

Twenty years ago, no one had heard of either Facebook or Google, neither of which existed yet. For that matter, no one knew much about social media or search engines in general. Published January 17, 2018

Illustration on problems with continued U.S. support of the Palestinians by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The faded Palestinian issue

President Trump set off another Twitter firestorm last week when he hinted that he may be considering cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Mr. Trump was angered over Palestinian unwillingness to engage in peace talks with Israel after the Trump administration announced the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Published January 10, 2018

Change may come in North Korea

For good or evil, we may see radical changes in North Korea in 2018. The beefed-up United Nations sanctions by midyear could lead to widespread North Korean hunger, as well as the virtual end of the country's industry and transportation. Published January 3, 2018

Illustration on problems in California by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Christmas lessons from California

Rarely has such a naturally rich and scenic region become so mismanaged by so many creative and well-intentioned people. Published December 20, 2017

Illustration about the post-tweet presidency by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The case for a post-Twitter presidency

Almost every supposedly informed prediction about President Trump's compulsive Twitter addiction has so far proved wrong. Published December 13, 2017

Illustration on policing the police by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Who polices the police?

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was supposed to run a narrow investigation into accusations of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government. But so far, Mr. Mueller's work has been plagued by almost daily improper leaks (e.g., "sources report," "it emerged," "some say") about investigations that seem to have little to do with his original mandate. Published November 29, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, right, wave during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)

The double-edged sword of China

A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a Soviet-style five-year plan for China's progress at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Despite his talk of global cooperation, the themes were familiar socialist boilerplate about Chinese economic and military superiority to come. Published November 22, 2017

Illustration on Amrica as a global protector by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

America's indispensable friends

The world equates American military power with the maintenance of the postwar global order of free commerce, communications and travel. Published November 15, 2017

Illustration on the battle of Stalingrad by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Remembering Stalingrad 75 years later

Seventy-five years ago this month, the Soviet Red Army surrounded -- and would soon destroy -- a huge invading German army at Stalingrad on the Volga River. Nearly 300,000 of Germany's best soldiers would never return home. The epic 1942-43 battle for the city saw the complete annihilation of the attacking German 6th Army. It marked the turning point of World War II. Published November 8, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, shown here on state television, is not fully aware of the U.S. military might, a high-level defector says. (Associated Press/File)

Who gets to have nuclear weapons -- and why?

Given North Korea's nuclear lunacy, what exactly are the rules, formal or implicit, about which nations can have nuclear weapons and which cannot? Published November 1, 2017

Illustration on two contending American political forces by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It's 1968 all over again

Almost a half-century ago, in 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart. Published October 11, 2017

Illustration on players in the NFL taking a knee for the National Anthem by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

The glass house of the NFL

The National Football League is a glass house that was cracking well before Donald Trump's criticism of players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. Published October 4, 2017

Angst of the Loser Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The perennial taste of sour grapes

On her current book tour, Hillary Clinton is still blaming the Russians (among others) for her unexpected defeat in last year's presidential election. She remains sold on a conspiracy theory that Donald Trump successfully colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin to rig the election in Mr. Trump's favor. Published September 20, 2017