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President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Judge Neil Gorsuch during a re-enactment in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Washington. Gorsuch's wife Marie Louise hold a bible at center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

An early test of the Gorsuch court

The fireworks over the elevation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court — he was sworn in Monday as the ninth justice — overshadowed a perversion of the law by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that could offer an early indication of the tilt of the newly restored Supreme Court.

Question presidents' words

This year is the 100-year anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I. We must never forget this war. As war ravaged Europe, President Woodrow Wilson publicly adopted neutrality -- while secretly supplying Great Britain with weapons. Wilson knew the Lusitania was hauling weapons to Great Britain and using civilians as cover. The Germans were aware, too, that the United States was secretly arming the Allies, and thus targeted U.S. ships, leading to America's involvement in the war.

Foreign aid pays dividends

Throughout his campaign Donald Trump said the United States spends too much money helping other countries, and he vowed to change that. Budget director Mick Mulvaney reiterated that stance in a St. Patrick's Day presser. But how much do we really spend on foreign aid?

People gather outside the St. George's Church after a suicide bombing, in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing over 40 people and wounding scores more in assaults claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

ISIS hit on Coptic Christians leaves Egypt in emergency

- The Washington Times

Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, declared three days of mourning, and three months of national emergency, in the wake of the ISIS terror strikes on Coptic Christians while they worshipped in church services for Palm Sunday. That's nice. But what about ISIS?

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Facing the budget

Each year legislators sharpen their knives, consider key constituent needs and meet to pass a budget. This year isn't very different except that when the Republicans could not unify to replace Obamacare, unexpected questions about the party emerged.

Illustration on the healthcare provider/insurance crisis by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Health care's burning platform

There are two ways to achieve success. The best way is to make the right choice. A second way is to avoid the wrong choice. Washington avoided disaster by withdrawing the hastily constructed, ill-conceived American Health Care Act (AHCA).

With Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court Friday, President Trump now turns his attention to over 100 other lower court vacancies. (Associated Press)

Cleaning up the swamp

Less than three months into the Trump administration, the grand battle over the size, scope and purpose of the federal government is beginning.

Illustration on government policies that keep the poor poor by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How government makes the poor poorer

For all the obsession in Washington and in college faculty lounges over income inequality, why isn't there more outrage over government policies that exacerbate the problem? There are hundreds of programs that make the poor, poorer and increase poverty in America. Many of them were exposed last week by my colleagues at the Heritage Foundation forum on this very topic.

Managing risk when power shifts

It says a lot about the development of China in the past decades that we should have this deeply learned book by the deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies at Beijing's National Defense University.

Quarrel on your own time

Our government is engaged in a messy bout of sandbox politics. Just like the petty fighting we used to do in the sandbox when we were little, politics these days is turning into partisan child's play. Democrats disagree with Republicans just because they're Republicans and vice versa.

Jordan can now breathe easier

Last week President Trump met with Jordanian King Abdullah at the White House. After years of being snubbed by the previous presidential administration, it's about time the king and his wife received respect they and the kingdom deserve.

In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, Judge Neil Gorsuch stands with his wife Marie Louise Gorsuch as President Donald Trump announces him as his choice for the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Nine again

Neil Gorsuch is finally safe as a justice of the United States Supreme Court, survivor of a cheap campaign to impugn his character and his knowledge and devotion to the Constitution and the law. The justices number nine again, and Donald Trump has redeemed one of his most important promises.

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A decisive week for the world

Donald Trump finally had a pretty good week after several weeks that were not so good. The U.S. Senate finally confirmed Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming partisan opposition for opposition's sake, and his missile strike on the government forces of Bashar Assad stunned nearly everybody, destroying the Syrian air force base that launched the chemical strikes on Assad's own people.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after a meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. Nunes will temporarily step side from the panel's investigation of Russian meddling in the election because of the complaints. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Devin Nunes should've said, 'Bite me'

- The Washington Times

So Rep. Devin Nunes stepped away from his leading role of his House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russia's meddling in America's 2016 election. How nice. He's taking one for the team. But he should've announced this instead: Bite me.

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Neil Gorsuch in East Room of the White House in Washington, as he announces Grouch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. With Gorsuch on the verge of confirmation to the Supreme Court, Trump is nearing his first major legislative achievement. It will be victory for the insiders. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Gorsuch confirmed -- Trump wins big

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump scored a big win Friday when Republicans in the Senate, despite the desperate wailings and push-back of Democrats, confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

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