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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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Rep. Maxine Waters received a standing ovation before presenting the "Best Fight Against the System" award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday night. (MTV)

Maxine Waters, you're embarrassing yourself

- The Washington Times

Rep. Maxine Waters, who long ago abandoned any pretense at being a constitutionally minded member of Congress, is now rapidly moving into a realm of reality that doesn't even allow her to be a useful idiot for the Democrats.

Illustration on the Patriot Acts dangerous precedents by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A lesson in the loss of liberty

- The Washington Times

It was 2001 not long after the twin towers had fallen and the nation's politicians were running scared. George W. Bush was in the White House and John Ashcroft was attorney general.

Illustration on the Trump firing by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Flames from the Comey firing

Sir Walter Scott's epic admonition, "Oh, what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive," perfectly describes the furor over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Illustration on the history of Mothers' Day by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The long, hard road to Mother's Day

It took a long time before mothers in America got respect, especially in terms of an official Mother's Day. One of the university American history courses I taught on occasion was entitled "Women and Children Second," an interpretation in contrast to the widespread and often erroneous view that these two groups were given special concern ahead of their adult male counterparts.

Illustration on the continuing crisis in Afghanistan by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A tie game in Afghanistan

It is spring in Afghanistan, the poppies are blooming, the Taliban are in the midst of its yearly spring offensive, and the annual Afghani policy review is underway in Washington.

Strange tales of money and mending fences

Readers know Richard Russo as a sharp and sympathetic observer of working-class characters. But "Trajectory" -- a collection of three short stories and a novella -- features a middle-class population with a high percentage of college teachers, a writer, a realtor, some film people and a couple of salesmen who probably moonlight as swindlers.

'Slick Willie' won't go away

If Hillary Clinton's excuse tour is wearing thin, it's because she learned from the best. Another losing Democratic presidential campaign means self-serving leaks from Bill Clinton, this time at his own wife's expense. The former president always manages an I-told-you-so moment to unsuccessful Democratic candidates.

Victim deserves apologies

On June 22, 2016, The Washington Times ran a scathing piece on racist, anti-refugee sentiment in Idaho ("Story of Syrian migrants gang-raping Idaho girl embellished by anti-refugee movement: Authorities," Web). The article was short on facts and made it seem that people were lying and making things up about poor, disenfranchised refugees purely out of hate. Yet the five-year-old girl in question wasn't just "touched." She was raped, pushed, slapped, punched and urinated on. The young boys who did it (ages 9, 10 and 14) laughed and danced around her as she lay there terrified. They even filmed the entire situation. It was only by the grace of God that an off-duty nurse wandered into the laundry room to stop this abuse.

In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a Hanford Patrol officer blocks traffic on Route 4S that leads to 200 East Area, where an emergency has been declared at the Hanford nuclear weapons complex in southeastern Washington. The collapse of a tunnel containing radioactive waste at Hanford underscored what critics have long been saying: that the toxic remnants of the Cold War are being stored in haphazard and unsafe conditions, and time is running out to deal with the problem. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

When government waste is radioactive

Government waste is bad; radioactive government waste is badder. Billions of dollars were spent on a nuclear-waste repository in Nevada and it sits abandoned. President Trump should cut out the regulatory obstruction and redeem one of the most embarrassing boondoggles ever, the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.

Unrealistic minimum wages and maximum grief

The continuing increases in the minimum wage is curdling the cream in the coffee at many restaurants, and nowhere more than in New York City, the nation's top town for a variety of good eats. A $2 minimum wage increase to $11 became effective at the end of 2016, and the impact on restaurants, just now emerging, has been startling.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks on phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Moon told Abe that their countries must not let their difficult histories hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program. (Yonhap via AP)

Working with a Moon Jae-in government

After nine years of a conservative government, the South Korean people have elected a progressive Democratic Party president, Moon Jae-In.

Nancy Kohn, of Boston, holds a Donald Trump puppet and a placard during a May Day rally, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Chelsea, Mass. Thousands of people chanted, picketed and marched on cities across America on Monday as May Day demonstrations raged against President Donald Trump's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Insanity, as left calls for stalking GOP in streets, at home

- The Washington Times

A Huffington Post editor-at-large, reacting to President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey -- and apparently, to the continued existence of all-things conservative -- called on fellow leftist to take to the streets, follow Republicans where they eat, sleep and make merry, and basically set up protest camp.

In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minn., plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis. Hassan went to the hospital's clinic for a routine wellness check, but had to wear a mask to protect her from measles after an outbreak has sickened more than 30 children in Minnesota. The masks are just one precaution that hospitals are taking to try to control the spread of the disease, which is predominantly affecting Minnesota's Somali community. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)

Measles in Minnesota: It's the borders, stupid

- The Washington Times

Minnesota is facing a bit of a measles crisis, with nearing 50 confirmed cases in the last four weeks -- a level that hasn't been seen in three decades or so. But the blame for this crisis is being wrongfully cast on anti-vaccination activists, and not on open border folk, where it more rightfully belongs.

Radio host Michael Savage. ** FILE **

Michael Savage advises Trump to lay low

- The Washington Times

Michael Savage, top-ranked talk-radio host in America, said President Donald Trump ought to lay low for a bit, back off the social media and keep a quieter profile because, frankly -- and these are Savage's words -- his "administration is in trouble." Good advice.

A protester waves a sign outside of the offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in San Francisco. Dozens of protesters chanted slogans outside of Feinstein's office in protest of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Frenzied reactions to the Comey firing

The reaction of the Democrats, the media and scattered pathetic "Never Trump" Republicans to the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey has been priceless and actually has nothing to do with Mr. Comey, or any investigation he was leading.

U.S. flags flutter over some of the names at the Peace Officers Memorial in Sacramento, Calif., in this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo. The names of 10 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2016 names were added to the memorial during the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Obama quip on 'politicians you deserve' bears truth

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama, speaking before a crowd of Global Food Innovation Summit participants in Milan, suggested the left needed to get more engaged in the political process because, frankly, he said, "You get the politicians you deserve." Ain't that the truth. Only not in the way he meant it.

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