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The swamp strikes back

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When insurance becomes a method of taxation

Gail Collins writes in The New York Times that "While Ivanka has been making mewling noises about working moms, the Trump White House has appointed people to major health care policy jobs who don't appear to believe in contraception."

The magnificent mind of a flawed Founder

If words were all that mattered, Thomas Jefferson would, indeed, have been the "Architect of American Liberty" that John Boles proclaims in the subtitle of his impressive new biography. Had Thomas Jefferson never written another word after the Declaration of Independence, he would be remembered as author of one of the most influential documents in the history of political thought.

Greens should repay costs

The article "Colorado recall erupts into proxy battle on fracking between green groups, industry" (Web, July 18) was an interesting read. National green groups have been pushing for local fracking bans and recalls of local elected officials for years with little regard for the impact it will have on their finances. This has been on display in Youngstown, Ohio, where anti-fracking groups have unsuccessfully sought six times to ban fracking.

No unbiased news available

I have searched for an honest, nonbiased media source and found none. CNN, MSNBC, ABCnews, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, Breitbart, etc. all have biases. Studies have shown that during the 2016 election there was an overwhelming liberal bias, and Wikileaks exposed numerous liberal reporters for unethical contact with the Clinton campaign.

President Donald Trump listens during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Supreme Court tries again

The more the U.S. Supreme Court equivocates on deciding what President Trump's attempt to regulate the admission of refugees to the United States actually means, the more the court becomes the U.S. Court of Supreme Confusion. Lawyers are supposed to use precise language to reflect precise thinking, but often they don't.

FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, newly developed robot for underwater investigation at the Fukushima's damaged reactor, moves in the water at a Toshiba Corp. test facility in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. The underwater robot on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work. The robot is on a mission to study damage and find fuel that experts say has melted and mostly fallen to the bottom of a chamber and has been submerged by highly radioactive water. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

The nuclear-free fantasy game

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for. The Bible tells us so. One of the things on anybody's wish list is a nuclear-free world. But without assurance that the hope will be redeemed such wishes are the stuff of idle delusion. That goes double for the expectation that the Trump administration's recertification of the deal proscribing Iran's nuclear program, and the United Nations' nuclear weapons ban, will give wing to the dove of peace.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rand Paul, atop white horse, rescues Obamacare PR

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Republicans are having a head-hanging moment, to be sure, on Obamacare. So it's with no small measure of relief that Sen. Rand Paul has seemingly rode in on a white horse, to give the party a new public relations message on Obamacare that keeps Republicans afloat.

Sen. Kamala D. Harris

Kamala Harris: Eric Holder in a skirt

- The Washington Times

Democrats are in a tizzy about their latest and brightest prospect for the 2020 White House -- Kamala Harris, the senator from California. Make way for the next social justice warrior. Harris, a la Eric Holder, a la Barack Obama, is a far leftist with a vision of America as an inherently racist, unjust, unfair, misogynist nation.

Illustration on the efficacy of a border wall in stopping heroin flow to the U.S. by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

To stop the heroin, build the wall

There has been significant focus of late on "America's 50-state epidemic" -- opioid addiction. Many reasons have been advanced for this problem. One is that legally prescribed opioids can lead to heroin abuse. Another is that economic downturns lead to increased drug abuse. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated: "Heroin use has increased across the U.S. among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels."

Iran Non-Treaty Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Subverting the role of the treaty in American diplomacy

It is ironic that the contemporary discussion concerning American diplomacy should focus on the Paris Climate Accord. Students of history will appreciate that in 1778 that the first grand diplomatic debate of our country, the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, centered on France and is considered the first cornerstone treaty in American history.

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