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Trump can unite the GOP

Those Republicans and conservatives who sent mailings and used the media to solicit funds and do everything possible to end President Obama's destructive policies and prevent Hillary Clinton from being the next president, and who are now doing everything possible to prevent Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, from succeeding, were and remain dishonest individuals.

President Barack Obama speaks to media during a briefing on the response and recovery plans of the ongoing water crisis by the unified command group at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

Coveting the Gipper's legacy

President Obama continues on the scout for a legacy. He's defending his economic record, which isn't much of a legacy, by jabbing at the ghost of Ronald Reagan and the bright economic record he left. Mr. Obama insists that the Gipper's tax cuts and boom times is a myth. That's not the way everybody else remembers it.

The Traps of the Presidential Race Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The search for wiggle room

Only yesterday Hillary Clinton was the beloved feminist destined to break through the glass ceiling over the Oval Office, there to triumphantly reprise the anthem of ferocious estrogen: "I am woman, hear me roar." Alas, the roar has become a nervous squeak in the wake of her not-so-terrific Tuesday in Indiana.

The False Promise of Socialism Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Socialism's false promise

Given its track record, one wonders why socialism is gaining in popularity in the United States and what appeal it has to a generation that, apparently, knows little about it.

Tuning Out the Presidential Race Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why women just aren't into the presidential race

- The Washington Times

With its shattering of old-school political rules, the dominance of colorful personalities and the raging desire to smash the establishment status quo, the 2016 campaign has been wild. And yet, not everyone is paying as close attention to the race as might be expected. Women, in particular, apparently have better things to do.

N.Y. Daily News shows its true (blue) colors

- The Washington Times

After the Indiana primary win by businessman Donald Trump, the New York Daily News declared the death of the Republican Party, eulogizing it on its snarky cover. You shouldn't be so cocky, Daily News.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks off the stage following a primary night campaign event, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Ted Cruz's downfall

- The Washington Times

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz shocked his supporters when he decided to withdraw from the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after taking a political drubbing by businessman Donald Trump in Indiana.

A worker for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, removes the campaign sign from the podium following primary night campaign event in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Cruz ended his presidential campaign, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The next steps for the Republican Party

- The Washington Times

After the Republican establishment is done mourning Donald Trump's arrival, they can have influence. They can help him marry his economic messaging with their conservative solutions.

The Greek Barber Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Haircuts and Hillary

If I were to confess my prejudice for Greek barbers, what would be said of me? Well, it depends on where I said it. If were in Athens when I said that I prefer Greek barbers, my preference would be perfectly understandable. I might even become an instant celebrity.

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