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Hillary’s secretive posse

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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Honeymoon'

It is tempting to believe that historical novels, when they are good -- and Dinitia Smith's new novel, "The Honeymoon," is very good -- are entirely factual. They are not, of course, even when the facts are accurate, for who can know what historical characters believed, thought, or felt. "The Honeymoon" is centered on the extraordinary marriage of George Eliot at age 60 to John Walter Cross, 20 years her junior.

Illustration on NATO fiscal responsibility by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A threadbare alliance

Historians and political scientists commonly describe the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as the most effective military alliance in contemporary history. It was the bond between the United States and Western Europe that helped contribute to the decline and eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters following a "Get out the vote," rally at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in downtown Tampa, Fla. (Loren Elliot/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Hillary's anti-transparency bargain

President Obama recently condemned the Republican Party, claiming that its "central principle" is to suppress voting. But, while his administration piously pledges to protect voting rights, it has almost guaranteed that Americans will be blindfolded on Election Day. While the Justice Department will deploy election monitors at polls in 25 states, no one watched Uncle Sam.

Donald Trump speaking at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Trump's 'contract'

Last Saturday, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Gettysburg, Pa., that he should have given much earlier in the campaign, minus the usual threats against women who have accused him of sexual assault.

FILE - In this June 17, 2014, file photo, FBI Director James Comey addresses a news conference at the FBI Minneapolis field office in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Dramatic videos of deadly law enforcement encounters and the absence of reliable data about how often police use force contribute to a regrettable narrative that "biased police are killing black men at epidemic rates," Comey said Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The FBI's sideways handling of Hillary

When FBI Director James Comey announced on July 5 that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would not seek the indictment of Hillary Clinton for failure to safeguard state secrets related to her email use while she was secretary of state, he both jumped the gun and set in motion a series of events that surely he did not intend.

Illustration on the decline of reading among boys by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Readin' and writin,' but not for boys

Reading is not for sissies, as the front page of the newspaper demonstrates every morning in the homestretch of a raucous presidential campaign. But there's a deeper problem that civility and good manners won't cure.

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Trading amour for anger

As I have been saying, the sexual revolution of the 1960s is now over. We can thank Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's gang of angry women (whom Donald either knew or did not know years ago) for that. I think it is a contribution to the moral life of the republic, but I might be wrong.

Illustration on the 2016 campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Donald Trump is still the safer choice

America is a two-party system and after party conventions select the nominees, we have two choices and only two choices. Both nominees have demonstrated serious character flaws. The current spotlight is on lewd, vulgar comments from Donald Trump that cannot be defended. Nevertheless, his words could never be used to justify a vote for Hillary Clinton and her leftist agenda.

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