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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Paul Ryan is afraid to lead

- The Washington Times




Illustration on german passivity by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Beyond German pacifism



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How Qatar threatens peace




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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr throws during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SNYDER: Fireworks ahead for the Cousins soap opera

The Kirk Cousins melodrama is coming to a head: Either he signs a long-term deal or he plays a second consecutive season under the franchise tag, virtually guaranteeing himself a roster spot with San Francisco, Los Angeles or elsewhere in 2018.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is one of many high profile Democrats attending a progressive ideas summit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, latest leftie to f-bomb over Trump

- The Washington Times

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat, went on a bit of an f-bomb tangent during her recent address before the Personal Democracy Forum, telling the audience those who aren't "helping people" should go the eff home, saying President Donald Trump has not kept his promises -- eff no he hasn't.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., questions former FBI Director James Comey during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John McCain, off rail, says Obama better than Trump

- The Washington Times

We know Sen. John McCain is no friend of President Donald Trump's -- but this is ridiculous. The Arizona senator, who says he's a Republican, actually came out and told a left-leaning overseas newspaper, the Guardian, that Barack Obama provided better leadership for America than Trump.

Hearing Aid Solutions Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'Now hear this!'

I'm technically disabled -- but not mentally disabled the way some of my foes on CNN seem to believe. No, my disability is hearing loss (in one ear I'm nearly deaf).

Illustration on the West's reaction to Islamist terrorism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Have we finally had 'enough'?

Islamic terrorists killed eight people and wounded 48 more in London on June 3 before being shot to death by police. It was the third terrorist attack in Britain in as many months.

Illustration on Trump and a divided America by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

This deeply divided nation

President Trump inherited a deeply divided and troubled nation. We have always had regions that lead and others that lag, and sectionalism. However, not since Reconstruction and the Great Depression have economic and cultural divisions been so stark.

Illustration on Bernie Sanders' as a priest of the god of government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bowing to Bernie's secular gods

An extraordinary exchange took place this past week amid the hysteria surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's impending testimony the next day before Congress.

From left, Anheuser-Busch InBev Chief Executive Officer Carlos Brito, Brewers Association Chief Executive Officer Bob Pease, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Purser, Iowa Brewers Guild Minister of Iowa Beer J. Wilson, American Antitrust Institute President Diana Moss, and Molson Coors President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hunter, are sworn in to testify before the Senate Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, during a hearing on world's two biggest beer makers, AB InBev and SABMiller, deal to join forces to create a company that produces almost a third of the world's beer. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Leveling the antitrust playing field

American businesses are suffering as foreign governments misuse their antitrust laws to discriminate against U.S.-based companies. A recent report from Chamber of Commerce's International Competition Policy Expert Group examined this problem, and Congress is now holding hearings on the topic.

Any fight left in U.S.?

Seventy-three years ago, 19- and 20-year-old "men" saved the world from Nazi oppression and unfathomable evil. At 26, my father was older than most of his fellow soldiers, and among the first wave to hit the Normandy beaches. One out of every 10 was killed that day. Every soldier had a buddy who died. Only by the grace of God did Dad come home; otherwise I would not be here writing this letter.

No apologies for self-defense

Before one asks what Israel might have done differently in 1967, it is important to remember why the Six Day War occurred and what efforts Israel has made to achieve peace. To be clear, the war was forced on Israel by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. In May 1967, Nasser, emboldened by Yasser Arafat's terror attacks against Israel from 1965 to 1967, demanded that U.N. peacekeepers withdraw from Egypt's Israeli border. The United Nations shamefully complied. Nasser then massed 900 tanks and 130,000 troops along its Israeli border, while another 100,000 troops from a dozen more Arab countries massed along Israel's borders with Jordan and Syria, completing the siege. Egypt also blockaded Israel's port of Eilat — an act of war under international law. On May 26, Nasser boasted: "The battle will be a general one and our basic objective will be to destroy Israel."

FILE- In this Friday, May 26 2017 file photo, a man stands next to flowers for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, Friday, May 26 2017. British police say everyone arrested over the Manchester concert bombing has been released without charge, but detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

The Tory disaster in Britain

Theresa May is hanging on as the prime minister in Great Britain, but her grip is slipping and the Tories are trying to get a blood transfusion from a tiny fourth (or maybe fifth) party from Northern Ireland, just to survive.

Former FBI Director James Comey recounts a series of conversations with President Donald Trump as he testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Comey alleges Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's Russia ties. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Winners, losers and factoids

Sorting out the winners and losers in the James Comey soap opera is almost as much fun, for media groupies, as the hearing itself. Whether the sacked FBI director repaired his reputation, or Donald Trump was severely damaged by having mean things said about him, depends, as always, on partisan point of view.

On July 3, 2017, the American University in Moscow and the Burganov Museum will unveil a sculpture of Reagan and Gorbachev in downtown Moscow. For additional information please visit www.RussiaHouse.org/wrf.php

America Needs to Recall Reagan's Approach to Russia

Witnessing the unprecedent anti-Russia hysteria in Washington one feels a real danger that it may end badly for everyone as the poisonous rhetoric from politicos and the media gets more out of hand.

Muslim women perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, May 26, 2017. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Sharia's incompatibility with America on display

- The Washington Times

Sharia law, taken from the Muslim holy book of the Koran as well as from the Hadith -- traditions and sayings handed down from Muhammad that have become enshrined in Islam as law -- is incompatible with the West, with the Constitution and with America.

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Comey is a 3-act comedy

Cutting into the traditional day time soaps' viewership, former FBI director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee today was hyped by the media as a must-see-TV event of "Super Bowl" and "blockbuster" proportions. Unfortunately for Democrats and drama-hungry media, Comey's three hour testimony--which dismantled much of their Trump-Russia false "collusion" narrative--was anything but the soap opera they expected.

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