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Why nuclear power subsidies must end








Illustration on Iran's threat to an independent Kurdistan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

An independent Kurdistan





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Venezuela’s self-made crisis

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Honor thy mother as thyself

Mother's Day ain't what it used to be. (Apologies to Mom for using a word she hated.) The day set aside to obey half of the Biblical commandment to "Honor thy father and thy mother" is grounded root and branch in multi-culti faith, whose diverse goals do not always have much to do with motherhood.

Illustration on the need to upgrade U.S. missile defenses by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The proliferating ballistic missile threat

As a young naval officer in the 1970s, the threats to our nation's security were relatively simple and easy to comprehend. Countless Cold War-era novels and motion pictures reminded us of the threat from Soviet long-range ballistic missiles, and the omnipresent black and yellow "Fallout Shelter" signs, combined with our practiced ability to "duck and cover," caused us to be ever cognizant of the significant looming nuclear danger.

Illustration on Barack Obama's receipt of the "Profiles in Courage' award by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When awards lose their meaning

Awards once meant something. There was a time not that long ago when they were given in recognition of important accomplishments. Today, we tend to value celebrity over steady achievement. Fame is paramount. It matters little how one attains it. The Kardashians are just one of many examples.

President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Saying goodbye to grandma

In his first month in office, Donald Trump delivered on his promise to be an anti-abortion president and help stop our national shame. He reinstated the "Mexico City Policy," which bans federal funding to international groups that provide abortions.

Azerbaijan Secure Energy Source Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Azerbaijan, America's reliable partner

The view from President Ilham Aliyev's fifth-floor office is spectacular, yet at the same time highlights the dangers facing America's most trusted ally in the broader Middle East.

Return to Sender Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Repeal and replace becomes preserve

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives crafted a partisan compromise bill that endorsed and reinforced the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This was done notwithstanding claims to the contrary by President Trump and the House Republican leadership, who want us to believe that this bill, if it becomes law, will effectively repeal and replace Obamacare.

Illustration on remodeling the GOP by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Can Trump remodel the Republican Party?

Without Donald Trump's populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the Republican Party likely would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well as majorities in the House and Senate, and likely control of the Supreme Court for a generation.

A vivid memoir of America's most controversial presidency

Only a masochist would say that it was fun working in the Nixon White House. I know because I was there from June 1972 until the bitter end. But it was, to put it mildly, an interesting place to be. In "Nixon's White House Wars," his latest book of political memoirs, Pat Buchanan writes with passion, precision and poignancy about a presidency -- and a president -- unique in our history.

Comey booting overdue

President Trump should be commended for his firing of FBI Director James Comey. It was obvious to anyone paying attention that Mr. Comey had further compromised the FBI during the Obama era by politicizing it with his exoneration of Hillary Clinton. And then when he tried to "set the record straight" just 10 days before the presidential election, he only exacerbated matters.

Health care not just political game

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a total disaster, but when it comes to health care both parties would do well to keep the American working class in mind. From what I have seen in my experience working in human services, those who are legitimately down on their luck and truly need health care do not receive it. Obamacare essentially provides coverage for the healthy. However, this coverage is unaffordable for those most vulnerable, and contributes to the dissolution of American families.

FILE - In this May 10, 2017, file photo, South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In speaks at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Addressing the nation after taking the oath of office on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed to eventually move out of the Blue House, where every modern South Korean president has lived and worked since the end of World War II. (JungJ Yeon-Je/Pool Photo via AP)

'Groundhog Day' in South Korea

With electing a new president, South Korea has fallen into a familiar pattern that promises to revive a governing philosophy of years past. Unfortunately it's a philosophy that failed in previous attempts to deal successfully in the one area crucial to the survival of the nation, resolving the long-standing internecine conflict on the Korean Peninsula. The menace from a nuclear North Korea is likely to persist with no end in sight.

Multiple Media Research Center reports cite the press for their overblown coverage of FBI director James Comey's firing, which compared the event to Watergate. (Image from Media Research Center)

Gathering of the mob

The sky is falling, or it soon will be. That's the verdict of the chattering class in Washington, where making smoke, sometimes without a fire, is the leading industry. The sacking of James Comey, the director of the FBI, has put the cat among the pigeons, and they rarely fly in tight formation.

The statuette portraying  newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron is on display in a shop at San Gregorio Armeno street in Naples, southern Italy, Tuesday, May 92017. Via San Gregorio Armeno is a street famous for its shops selling hand-crafted nativity scenes and all kind of painted figurines and statuettes. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)

The cyberthreat to democracy

Emmanuel Macron may have triumphed in France, but the massive hack designed to hurt his campaign at the crucial moment should be a real concern to anyone who treasures democracy.

Illustration on the Civil War reconsidered by President Trump      The Washington Times

Trump's take on the 'Uncivil War'

Leave it to President Trump to wake the populace. This time his alarm bell is America's slaughterhouse of 1861-65. "Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?" he said last week.

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