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The enduring strength of America




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Drugs and thugs


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Ryan’s Obamacare liberation


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Purging the Unaccountable Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Revolt against the unaccountable

The Brexit vote is just the beginning of the revolt against unaccountable institutions and persons. The global political-economic class reacted with horror when a majority of British citizens said "enough is enough," by voting to leave the EU.

George Soros's foundation gave $26.4 million in grants and projects to U.S. universities in 2013 alone. Mr. Soros is just one of several ideological billionaires who are using part of their wealth to shape the agenda, research and curricula at the college level where the next generation of American adults are being informed. (Associated Press)

George Soros and his crocodile tears

George Soros, like the rest of the international financial establishment, is mightily upset at the nerve of the British voter, who insists on having his say about his country and how it should be governed. Mr. Soros predicts dire economic consequences as the price of democracy, and professes to be thoroughly saddened by the prospect.

Trump trumps Hillary

Did George Will, conservative elitist extraordinaire, miss 2016's populist rebellion ("George Will renounces GOP, declares 'This is not my party,'" Web, June 25)? He says he has left the Republican Party and he is urging other Republicans to ensure that Donald Trump isn't elected president. One has to wonder whether Mr. Will's elitism has overcome his common sense, or even his conservatism.

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013, file photo, a student walks across the Lawn in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., while the Rotunda was undergoing renovation. Amid scrutiny from Congress and campus activists, colleges across the country are under growing pressure to reveal the financial investments made using their endowments. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Good news from the campus

Jonathan Swift was the first great satirist in the English language. Satire is a wicked art because to make it work the artist must get satire close to the real thing. When Swift proposed that the way to deal with poverty in Ireland was to eat Irish babies many took him seriously.

Brexit makes U.S. think

The recent vote by the people of Britain to withdraw from the European Union has some strong parallels to events happening here in America ("Brexit carries warning signs for Hillary Clinton," Web, June 24). British residents were unhappy with uncontrolled immigration and unelected bureaucrats imposing rules on them. This mirrors America's problem with an open border, uncontrolled immigration, and NAFTA agreements weakening our national sovereignty.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Notorious John Morrissey'

It is not uncommon even in these more evolved times for those commenting on and even engaging in what passes for the rough and tumble of today's political arena to talk about "taking the gloves off." But this all but forgotten figure in American history, Rep. John Morrissey, New York Democrat, actually was a bare-knuckle boxer of considerable renown -- the American champion no less.

Mr. Potato Head Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fact checker fandango

I see that CNN is calling upon the good offices of Mr. Potato Head to refute Donald Trump's evisceration of Hillary Clinton in his speech last Wednesday. Mr. Potato Head is very indignant that Peter Schweizer has written a book, "Clinton Cash," demonstrating that a pattern of corruption exists in the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton State Department.

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.

'Plus' ruling racist

Now the highest court in the land says racism is perfectly OK in school admissions — so long as it's used for "positive" purposes ("Supreme Court upholds affirmative action 'plus' policy," Web, June 23). But if you use race to accept one person for a limited number of slots, you're automatically using race to reject another person, and that's not "positive" at all. In schools, only academic credentials should matter.

Media double standard

In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama booted reporters from three newspapers — The Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News — off his campaign plane. In their place, Mr. Obama seated journalists from Jet, Ebony and Glamour magazines. His campaign said the move was due to a limited number of plane seats. The mainstream press said nothing at all.

Sit-in not probem solver

For Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat, gun control is a matter of debate, just as civil rights was in the 1960s. But is a sit-in on gun violence really what we need?

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