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Illustration on Israel's nuclear strategy in light of use of nuclear weapons by other actors by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

On the eve of new atoms

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Melbourne, Fla. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Voting for growth

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Illustration on the first presidential debate by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

No camouflage for character

So much anticipation, so little satisfaction. So much hype, so little substance. The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was advertised as a championship fight between two eager brawlers. Each was expected to find the other's weak spot, hammer away, punch, counterpunch and finally land a knockout.

Illustration on Hillary Clinton's pessimistic view of America by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The real reason why Trump won the debate

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Four years ago, you could have almost seen Bill Clinton's thought bubble as he watched Barack Obama's weak and listless performance against Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate: "I can't believe we lost to this guy."

The First Trump Clinton Debate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Advice for second debate

Donald Trump scored a gentleman's "C" in his first debate with Hillary Clinton. She was programmed, like one of those androids from the film "Westworld," spewing out well-rehearsed sound bites, smiling (sometimes condescendingly), and even tossing in a few wiggles. It was all designed to make her look warm and wonderful.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

She clobbered him

In this weekly column and in my on-air work at Fox News, I have characterized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a crook and as the "Queen of Deception."

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hiler Ascent: 1889-1939'

Even at decades removed, historians remain fascinated with the why -- and how -- of Adolf Hitler's rise to evil power, and the role of the German people in his horrendous assault on mankind. Many splendid works already exist, beginning with Alan Bullock's 1952 masterpiece, and more recently, a two-volume work by Ian Kershaw in 1998 and 2000 (all of which I have read).

Fresh Start Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The human face of overcriminalization

A young man from a low-income family sells small amounts of marijuana when real opportunity eludes him. He's arrested and incarcerated several times. After being convicted and serving his sentence, he leaves prison with a record that will follow him for the rest of his life.

Illustration on which immigrants should be allowed to enter the United States by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Coming to America

Millions of people want to come to America. Actually, it's tens of millions or perhaps hundreds of millions. Some Americans believe our borders should be open -- that everyone has a "right" to live in the United States. That seems to me both mistaken and impractical.

Illustration on growing voter attitude toward the presidential candidates by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Donald is winning

On the matter of the debate the other night, tell the truth. Admit it. You were underwhelmed. Somewhere inside of your cranium you did not get the spectacle you anticipated. I understand.

Illustration on the Colombia peace accord and cocaine exportation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Purchasing peace with cocaine?

Ninety-five percent of the cocaine sold on the streets of the United States today comes from Columbia. What's more, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the State Department and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime all agree that the cultivation of coca, the plant used for making cocaine, is surging again in Colombia

Egg Shell Helmet Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Inmates' defective work

A scathing report of a joint investigation by the Justice Department's Inspector General and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service found that the Bureau of Prisons' Federal Prison Industries (FPI) produced more than 100,000 combat helmets that were defective and would "likely cause serious injury or death to the wearer."

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Real Peter Pan: J.M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him'

J.M. Barrie was already a successful playwright when he fell in love with the Llewelyn Davies family -- mother, father, children -- and from this pivotal event, the most significant of his long life, would come the work for which he remains best known, "Peter Pan, Or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up."

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