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Why nuclear power subsidies must end








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An independent Kurdistan





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Venezuela’s self-made crisis

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Will we ever learn?

President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the "home" of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The War on Free Speech Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Preserving free speech for all

- The Washington Times

The traditional belief that free speech and unfettered debate underpin a free society is wounded and dying among many in this country. This is particularly true among the students and faculties at the nation's elite colleges and universities and within the ranks of the leftist "progressives" who dominate today's Democratic Party.

President Reagan gives a thumbs-up sign after his speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, where he said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" June 12, 1987. Applauding Reagan are West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, right, and West German Parliament President Philipp Jenninger, left.    Associated Press photo

How Ronald Reagan chipped away at the Berlin Wall

World history remembers Ronald Reagan's renowned call 30 years ago next month to tear down the Berlin Wall: On June 12, 1987, he proclaimed, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Undoubtedly historians and commentators will commemorate that upcoming anniversary. In fact, many historians have written articles and even books about the background history of his famed proclamation and how that speech was written.

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The elites win a round, but in France

- The Washington Times

The good news for the elites in the land of the free and the home of the brave, driven to the point of madness by the success of Donald Trump, is that they finally have something to cheer. The not-so-good news is that the something to cheer is not here, but in France.

A literary friendship that soured during World War I

Although the late, great writer Ernest Hemingway has many detractors, he remains popular and is still read, written about and discussed today. Not so for Mr. Hemingway's contemporary, the late novelist John Dos Passos.

More cleaning to be done

It seems the American people must come to the aid of our country again by helping President Trump clean the "swamp" -- beginning with the Republican Party. Now that it is glaringly clear that the RINOs are the plug holding up progress, House Speaker Paul Ryan needs to be removed and replaced with someone loyal to the people and our president. And in the next election, we must target the obstructionist leeches.

Stop funding tyranny

Political correctness has become a vehicle for violent censorship on colleges campuses ("The Method to PC Madness," Web, April 30.) At first, college students feigned fear to obtain "safe spaces" to prevent being exposed to opposing views. However, of late they have changed tactics. Now they choose to silence those contrary views through violent censorship.

And can't we get a laugh?

There was a time, and not so long ago, when the conversation at the water cooler got no more heated than a discussion of how sharp or disappointing the previous night's episode of "Seinfeld." Jerry Seinfeld now complains bitterly that hypersensitivity spawned by political correctness is killing comedy.

Roxanne White, right, a member of the Yakama Nation, sings during a protest inside a Chase bank branch Monday, May 8, 2017, in Seattle. Climate activists opposed to oil pipeline projects demonstrated at several JPMorgan Chase bank locations in Seattle on Monday, calling on the bank not to do business with TransCanada, the company pushing for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

When protest becomes a laugh riot

Demonstrators angered that Americans have turned their backs on the liberal-left agenda are trading earnest discussion for angry rhetoric, and sometimes violence. When protests break the law, ruffians who fancy themselves above the law are surprised to find themselves treated like common criminals. Democratic societies traditionally show a degree of tolerance for the excesses of political conflict, but patience is running out and the system is striking back.

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accompanied by his wife Cindy McCain, pauses after speaking in Phoenix. A Trump administration official says that Cindy McCain is likely to take on a prominent State Department role. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

John McCain, a la Toy Story, is 'at it again'

- The Washington Times

Sen. John McCain, the Republican best loved, in order, by Democrats, RINOs and the mainstream media, is at it again, taking up partisan rhetoric to slam a fellow GOPer. Really, Mr. McCain. It seems a story like this comes out about you at least once a month. It's starting to become a yawner.

United States former President Barack Obama waves as he leaves his hotel, in Milan, Monday, May 8, 2017. Obama, who is Italy for a two-day visit to participate at the "Seeds&Chips - Global Food Innovation" summit, is also meeting former Italian premier Matteo Renzi and representatives of the local business community. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Obama awarded for 'courageous' kill of free market

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama, the guy who's no longer president, gave a campaign-type, rally-the-troops speech a few hours ago -- while accepting an award for "politically courageous leadership," no less -- aimed at making President Donald Trump's life more difficult. He didn't put it that way; it was implied.

Blank Democrat Ballot Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why Democrats keep losing elections

Hillary Clinton recently asserted she was cheated from victory in the final weeks of the presidential campaign by Jim Comey's decision to reopen the FBI investigation into her emails and Russian interference. This is terribly sad because it encourages congressional Democrats to continue denying the legitimacy of President Trump and obstructing efforts to improve health care, reform taxes and improve economic opportunity for all Americans.

Illustration on the FCC airwaves auction by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Something for cellphone users to celebrate

There's an old adage that government never keeps up with the pace of technology and innovation — a refrain I heard time and again when I served in Congress. But with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) incentive auction officially coming to a close, the FCC, the American taxpayer and cellphone users across the country have reason to celebrate.

Middle East Peace Dove Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why a Middle East peace deal is difficult

President Trump is intent on achieving the Middle East peace deal that President Obama sorely wanted as the linchpin of his legacy, and warmly welcomed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House with praise for his new peace partner.

Illustration on the unfairness of paying for preexisting conditions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

America's sickly health insurance system

I'm beginning to wonder whether anyone in Washington or in the media has the slightest clue what insurance is? Here is a standard dictionary definition of the term: "Insurance -- A promise of compensation for specific potential future losses in exchange for a periodic payment. Insurance is designed to protect the financial well-being of an individual, company or other entity in the case of unexpected loss."

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