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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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Illustration on growing Trump strength by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

Why Trump is stronger than he looks

To paraphrase Mark Twain: Reports of President Trump's political death "are greatly exaggerated." Simply scanning approval ratings overlooks the many trends determining a president's effectiveness and re-electability. Many of these favor Mr. Trump.

Illustration on phasing out ethanol content in U.S. gasoline by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Firing ethanol

President Trump has changed his mind on many issues since taking office -- China is no longer a currency manipulator and NATO is now an important institution. So there's still hope he'll dump the renewable fuel standard (RFS).

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR GILLETTE - Gillette celebrates the launch of Gillette® On Demand on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Boston. Men won't have to choose between great value and great quality. Gillette On Demand is offering high-value trial incentives and loyalty rewards men will "fall" for, with subscribers receiving EVERY 4th order free. Credits awarded for each unique subscription plan and value will be equal to the lowest of previous 3 subscription orders, including taxes. (Scott Eisen/AP Images for Gillette)

The 'Made in America' tax myth

Are American-made products at a disadvantage to imported ones? That's the argument supporters of a 20 percent tax hike on imports are making to justify their position.

Illustration on fixing health care by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

The Senate's turn to ponder health care

As the Senate takes up the House bill to replace Obamacare, Republican control of Congress likely hangs in the balance. The health insurance market is about to collapse, and Republican senators must agree on a solution or face the wrath of angry voters.

Illustration on the state of leftist humor by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Chaos and the commentariat

It is probably too early in our 45th president's tenure to evaluate how his critics are appraising him, both those on the left and those on the right. Among his critics on the right, such as Bill Kristol and George F. Will, their criticisms have calmed down a bit, and of course their criticisms are relatively chaste.

Illustration on The Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Fooling many of the people much of the time

"Hamas Drops Call for Israel's Destruction," headlined The Wall Street Journal last week. The New York Times told its readers: "Hamas Moderates Talk on Israel." And the United Kingdom's The Guardian concluded that Hamas had produced a document likely to "ease peace process."

South Korea's presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo of the Liberty Korea Party answers a reporter's question after voting in the presidential election at a local polling station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. South Koreans voted Tuesday for a new president, with victory widely predicted for a liberal candidate who has pledged to improve ties with North Korea, re-examine a contentious U.S. missile shield, and push sweeping economic changes. (Im Hun-jung/Yonhap via AP)

Travel for the brave and foolish

Travel can be broadening, but in certain places it can turn out to be confining, too. Travel to North Korea, one of the most dangerous places on earth, is particularly dangerous for tourists who don't pay close attention to the rules.

In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Russia-Rice mashup

Spending other people's money is the favorite pastime in Washington, but taking up the magnifying glass to follow the trail of mischief-makers, real and imagined, is a close second. The trail of Russian collusion, if any, with associates of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election has gone stone cold, but the investigation of the suspected Obama administration spying on the Trump team continues to turn up evidence. The trail is leading uncomfortably close to home.

Let losers lament

In the immediate aftermath of the most devastating loss in 240 years of presidential politics (a loss where the inevitable was trounced by the deplorable) Hillary Clinton went for a prolonged sojourn in the woods around her home, the same home where a private email server rested peacefully in her basement for years, gathering dust and state secrets.

Whither goest France?

The presidential election in France highlights the recent shift from a Europe of patriarchal nation states to an open border and a criminally tolerant, matriarchal form of government. This shift to matriarchy gained dominance following one of history's deadliest periods in humankind, one which ended in the slaughter of 50 million Europeans during World War II. Currently matriarchal rule supports open-border immigration, government nanny-state policies and social feminism.

In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

EPA, Interior pink slip moment a jolt of sanity

- The Washington Times

Outside agencies that have advised the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior on matters related to science for years have been handed pink slips of sorts in recent days. This is a real returning-to-sanity moment in American history

Undated handout photo of a parchment manuscript of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, believed to date from the 1780s and found in a records office in Chichester, southern England. Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, The Boston Globe reported Friday, April 21, 2017. (West Sussex Record Office Add Mss 8981 via AP).

No, no, NO -- health care is not a right

- The Washington Times

Republicans on Capitol Hill, who hold the majorities in all the political power channels -- the House, Senate and White House -- are playing the Democratic game and talking about health care as if it's a right. When the heck did that happen?

Devils River Whiskey bottles are displayed on a cart after being bottled at a facility in Dallas on March 22, 2017.  Devils River is the latest to join North Texas' burgeoning small-batch distillery scene, which is gaining momentum like the craft brewery movement before it. Between 1995 and 2008, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issued 10 licenses to spirits manufacturers.  (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Impaired lawmaking

The federal government is coming after your right to have a couple of beers at a ball game or split a bottle of wine at dinner. The first state to fall: Utah

North Korea Target Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

North Korea's real target

While most press and governmental comment has focused on North Korea's ambition to develop a nuclear capability to attack the United States, the essential target of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) under Kim Jong-un is now as it has been since the days of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung.

Illustration on the Korean economic miracle by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Korea's economic miracle

By the time you read this, South Korea will have just elected a new president. There will be a peaceful transfer of power, coming after the previous president was impeached for corruption, but all done in proper democratic way. Few would have bet after the end of the Korean War, more than 60 years ago, that South Korea would now be a rich, developed, democratic country.

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