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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Paul Ryan is afraid to lead

- The Washington Times




Illustration on german passivity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Beyond German pacifism



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How Qatar threatens peace




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Former FBI Director James Comey reacts after bumping something under the table, during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'I need loyalty. I expect loyalty'

Former FBI director James Comey erased any doubt this week that President Trump asked him to halt a key part of his investigation into the Russian collusion scandal and insisted on his complete "loyalty."

Illustration on Democrat discord over withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The political legacy of the Paris Accord departure

Now the Republicans are the party of "the little guy" -- the truckers, the farmers, welders, secretaries, waitresses -- and the Democrats have become the party of the big money interests, Google, Facebook, George Soros, Bloomberg. Nowhere is this better illustrated than by President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

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.

Former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. Associated Press photo

Mr. Comey's not very good day

- The Washington Times

One day of huffing, another day of puffing, and we're just about where we were. Half of us want Donald Trump's presidency to succeed, whether we like everything about the Donald or not, and the other half regards him as the anti-Christ.

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Remembering Victor Gold

- The Washington Times

Victor Gold died quietly last week. His passing was both unexpected and uncharacteristic for in his 88 years no one who knew him or encountered him would have expected him to do anything quietly. Vic was one of a kind; to say that he was passionate about life, his beliefs, football; his friends and life in general hardly begins to describe the man.

More Air Support for Afghanistan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fighting season in Afghanistan

When an explosion rocked Kabul in late May, attention again was drawn to the state of the Afghan security forces. Spring ushers in the fighting season, and the Afghan National Army (ANA) has been losing ground; this is particularly true of the Pakistan border areas where the Pashtun tribal culture is strongest; it was the cradle of the Taliban and remains Taliban's primary sanctuary.

Gillespie for governor

This year's primary election in Virginia has produced great candidates for the Republican Party, and Virginians will have a direct involvement in the selection process. I am particularly pleased to see Ed Gillespie running for governor.

Ever-spoiled, never educated

I am totally flummoxed at the sheer stupidity of what I have just read ("Students berate professor who refused to participate in no-whites 'Day of Absence,'" Web, May 25). This behavior does not constitute a "warning sign"; it is an avalanche.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., confer as former FBI director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

When not to roll over the opposition

When Sen. Harry Reid detonated the "nuclear option," eliminating filibusters against nominations of federal district and appellate court judges, he was confident that Democrats would retain their Senate majority in 2014 and hold the White House in 2016, for as long as the wind blows and the rivers run to the sea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a joint news conference with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan after their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (Vasily Maximov/Pool Photo via AP)

Under the radar, Russia plays a double game in tense Korean crisis

- The Washington Times

President Trump has made a big deal since his election about his new relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, insisting Beijing is "working very hard" to pressure North Korea since the two leaders' meetings at Mar-a-Lago earlier in the year. Mr. Trump seems to be combining China's newfound sympathy to the U.S. position with a "big stick" — three U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups, which rotate off the North Korean coast.

Media Matters founder and chairman David Brock is recovering from a heart attack he suffered Tuesday in Washington, D.C. (Twitter/@davidbrockdc)

Left's brag of successful 'resistance' a bit misplaced

- The Washington Times

David Brock, leftists extraordinaire and one of Hillary Clinton's biggest fans, said the left's summer of "resistance" against all-things-President Donald Trump, all-things-Republican, is moving along with great success. Except the example he cited actually shows how the "resistance" movement is floundering and failing.

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