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How Trump wins

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's lies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Classic Clinton doublespeak

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Illustration on reclaiming American employees' stake in industry by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Aligning American firms with American values

USA Over Regulation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Make trade, not war

Absence of Oppression Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The biggest racial lie

Historian Craig Shirley tells Inside the Beltway that "President Reagan would have done everything Barack Obama is not doing" if he had been the president to take on the Islamic State. (Ronald Reagan Foundation & Presidential Library)

Drawing a conservative road map

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BOOK REVIEW: 'City of Secrets'

Jerusalem is the city of secrets, a place of intrigue, violence and beauty during the time between the end of World War II and the founding of the state of Israel. It is here that Brand, the protagonist of Stewart O'Nan's new novel, City of Secrets, is attempting to reconstruct his life.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington after a meeting with the Virginia Congressional delegation, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. McAuliffe says he's confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of a criminal investigation.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Terry McAuliffe's failing memory

There must be something in the water. Governors and other high officials in Virginia once enjoyed a sterling reputation among honorable public servants. Governors in Illinois established a colorful tradition of moving directly from the governor's mansion to a cell in a federal prison.

Don't celebrate obesity

A few decades ago several high-calorie breakfast-cereal manufacturers joined forces and pressured the Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Association to begin their joint campaigns to condemn bacon and eggs, red meat and dairy products as hazardous to our health. What happened? Well, today more than 35 percent of Americans are considered obese.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS says the agency's commissioner won't appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, May 24, 2106,  examining whether he deserves to be impeached. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Overdue impeachment at the IRS

Honesty and loyalty are both virtues, but politics can put them at odds. The Internal Revenue Service commissioner has sacrificed honesty for loyalty, and congressional Republicans say he lied to hide the facts behind the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, all to help Democrats re-elect President Obama in 2012.

'Progressives' ignore science

Not content with redefining marriage for 4 percent of the population via five black-robed tyrants, the Obama-led radical left now seeks to redefine gender itself via executive fiat — for 0.3 percent of the nation.

Justice absent in Gray case

What was the real cause of Freddie Gray's spinal cord injury? Every article but one that I have read about Freddie Gray's death states that Mr. Gray's spinal cord injury occurred in police custody in the back of a police van. This is repeated so often that it is accepted as true.

Wanted: True American leader

For some time I have been pointing out to everyone the perilous road our nation is traveling. It is one that has led us to the very situation we are facing now: the open rise of extremism at home and the presence of a literal minefield abroad.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, following a House Republican caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Puerto Rico debacle

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who needed a lift after losing his arm-wrestle with Donald Trump, is being celebrated for striking a deal with President Obama and the Democrats for a plan to rescue Puerto Rico. The House will vote soon. The Hill, a newspaper on Capitol Hill, touts the deal as Mr. Ryan's first major bipartisan "big win." But is it?

President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Shima, Japan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trouble with words

Men and women (and mostly men) have always had trouble with what to call each other. Juliet in her frustration at the prospect of separation from Romeo asked the question, what's in a name? "That which we call a rose," she observed, "by any other word would smell as sweet."

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