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Illustration on the extreme income gap developing in California by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Is California cracking up?

Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook and Google are hitting record highs. Published August 9, 2017

Illustration on the American melting pot by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

This American melting pot

The startling 2016 presidential election weakened the notion of tribal identity rather than a shared American identity. And it may have begun a return to the old idea of unhyphenated Americans. Published August 2, 2017

D.C. Shooting Gallery Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump's circular firing squad

The American political system has never quite seen anything like the current opposition to President Trump and his unusual reaction to it. Published July 26, 2017

Illustration of Vladimir Putin by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Putin's playthings

About a year ago, Donald Trump Jr. met with a mysterious Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Mr. Trump Jr. was purportedly eager to receive information that could damage Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Published July 19, 2017

Closer to the Korean Showdown Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Dwindling options for preventing North Korean nuclear weapons

When North Korea eventually builds a missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, it will double down on its well-known shakedown of feigning indifference to American deterrence while promising to take out Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle unless massive aid is delivered to Pyongyang. Published July 12, 2017

Illustration on the unwise course of Democrats in their attacks on President Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The progressive boomerang

The progressive strategy of investigating President Trump nonstop for Russian collusion or obstruction of justice or witness tampering so far has produced no substantial evidence of wrongdoing. Published June 28, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Trump and his generals

Donald Trump earned respect from the Washington establishment for appointing three of the nation's most accomplished generals to direct his national security policy: James Mattis (secretary of defense), H.R. McMaster (national security adviser) and John Kelly (secretary of homeland security). Published June 21, 2017

Illustration on political divisiveness and its effect on the nation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Can a divided America survive?

The United States is currently the world's oldest democracy. But America is no more immune from collapse than were some of history's most stable and impressive consensual governments. Published June 14, 2017

Mr. Nunes went to Washington

Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican., the now-controversial chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is a bit different from what Washington expects in its politicians. Published June 8, 2017

Illustration on German attitudes to peace in Europe and with America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The old German problem

Germans do not seem too friendly to Americans these days. According to a recent Harvard Kennedy School study of global media, 98 percent of German public television news portrays President Trump negatively, making it by far the most anti-Trump media in the world. Published May 31, 2017

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

Globalism gone off the rails

The West that birthed globalization is now in an open revolt over its own offspring, from here in Eastern Europe to southern Ohio. Published May 24, 2017

Illustration marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Lessons from the Battle of Midway

Seventy-five years ago (June 4-7, 1942), the astonishing American victory at the Battle of Midway changed the course of the Pacific War. Published May 17, 2017

Illustration on remodeling the GOP by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Can Trump remodel the Republican Party?

Without Donald Trump's populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the Republican Party likely would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well as majorities in the House and Senate, and likely control of the Supreme Court for a generation. Published May 10, 2017

Potemkin universities

College campuses still appear superficially to be quiet, well-landscaped refuges from the bustle of real life. Published May 3, 2017

Illustration on a possible replay of 1927 for the Democrat party in 2020 by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Will 2020 be another 1972 for Democrats?

The year 1968 was a tumultuous one that saw the assassinations of rival candidate Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Lyndon Johnson's unpopular lame-duck Democratic administration imploded due to massive protests against the Vietnam War. Published April 26, 2017

Illustration on progressivism and government by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Apocalyptic liberalism

Shortly after the 2008 election, President Obama's soon-to-be chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, infamously declared, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste." Published April 19, 2017

Illustration on comparisons between Stanley Baldwin and Barack Obama               The Washington Times

A tip from Britain Obama could have used

Last year, President Obama assured the world that "we are living in the most peaceful, prosperous and progressive era in human history," and that "the world has never been less violent." Published April 12, 2017

Illustration on the folly of showing weakness in a dangerous world by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Ancient laws, modern wars

The most dangerous moments in foreign affairs often come after a major power seeks to reassert its lost deterrence. Published April 5, 2017

Illustration on the centennial of America's entry into World War I by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Over there,' a hundred years ago

One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. The ongoing conflict ended just 19 months later with an Allied victory. Published March 29, 2017