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Trump’s China challenge

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Pearl Harbor, 75 years on

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The problem with all that ethanol is where to pour it.

Elected Democrats are criticizing President-elect Trump's Cabinet nominees for their supposed lack of experience ("Donald Trump picks Ben Carson, former campaign rival, as housing secretary," Web, Dec. 5). Sen. Jeff Merkley, Oregon Democrat, complains that Dr. Ben Carson, nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, "has no professional experience in either government or housing policy."

On 75th anniversary, remember Nimitz

For Pearl Harbor, the Japanese forged a strategic weapon of six heavy carriers for a coordinated attack by 360 planes on Sunday, on Dec. 7, 1941. Never before had any country executed or planned a raid by more than two carriers on any naval or land target.

This Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 photo shows a street sign in front of a corn field at an uncontrolled rural intersection where a driver was killed in an August crash near Maxwell, Iowa. Corn grows up to 12 feet tall and this time of year can be a serious hazard for motorists in rural areas of the Midwest. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Draining the ethanol tank

Red may be the color of Donald Trump's America, but yellow is the color of the nation's most favored cash crop. Corn is good, especially sweet corn swathed in butter for supper on a gentle summer's night. Mules like field corn, and so they should.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis stands backstage as he waits to be announced by President-elect Donald Trump as his Defense Secretary at a rally at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A job for a mad dog

Like nearly all government agencies, the Defense Department wastes money faster than the taxpayers can earn it, and a study by the Pentagon proves it. The study reveals that nearly one in every four dollars the Pentagon gets is wasted while generals, admirals and their friends in Congress cry for more, lest the nation be left defenseless in a hostile world.

Illustration on Bob Dylan's being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Bob Dylan copped a Nobel

When I heard that Bob Dylan had received the Nobel Prize for literature, I was mildly surprised. He writes music, popular music. As did George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, both of whom almost certainly wrote better music.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack'

After 75 years, nine formal investigations, innumerable books, stories and endless speculation, no one has properly concluded why America was caught defenseless and totally off guard when a mob of Japanese Zeros zoomed in and nearly obliterated the entire U.S. Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor that sleepy Sunday morning.

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Health and Human Services Secretary, delivers the keynote address at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution entitled "A Reform Agenda for the Federal Budget Process," Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

This Price is right

With their vow to repeal and replace Obamacare, President-elect Donald Trump and the Republicans have ventured onto thin ice. The dismal fate of the Democrats who preceded them onto the ice, and breaking through it, is a cautionary tale about the consequences of not keeping promises. Come Inauguration Day, the nation's new leadership had best hustle past the health care hazards lest they take an icy bath, too.

President Barack Obama speaks to media as he meets with United Nations Secretary-General-designate, Antonio Guterres, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Elves at work

The bowels of the federal bureaucracy aren't exactly Santa's workshop, but legions of Barack Obama's elves are working 24/7 to leave behind large lumps of coal in the Christmas stocking of Donald Trump. Which is odd, because the president's loathing of all things anthracite and bituminous is well known.

Trump's chance to turn U.S. around

Congress and President-elect Trump must not waste a minute of 2017 on repairing the damage done to national security by President Barack Obama. After eight years of Mr. Obama's assault on the military, the morale of our soldiers, sailors and Marines is at an all-time low.

Collusion or ignorance?

The coverage given by the media to the Democrats on the claim that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and therefore should be president shows one of two things: either the undeniable ignorance or the absolute deceit and collusion of the media and the Democratic Party.

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