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Why nuclear power subsidies must end

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This handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shows President Donald Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The Washington Post is reporting that Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week. The newspaper cites current and former U.S. officials who say Trump jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on IS in his conversations with the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador to the U.S. They say Trump offered details about an IS terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.(Russian Foreign Ministry via AP)

Paying a price for presidential insults

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive. "Will there be a pivot for you from the primaries to the general election campaign?"

Unfair Competition Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Ensuring 'Open Skies' still flies

As President Reagan's former transportation secretary, it's gratifying to see Washington is finally finding the gas pedal when it comes to infrastructure. We all have seen the cost of poor infrastructure, slowing down both us and U.S. businesses. But while we work ourselves out of a backlog of technology, concrete and steel problems, it's also time for Congress and the administration to cast a critical eye toward the operational risks facing our infrastructure.

Illustration on the urgency of dealing with the North Korean threat by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Writing a new chapter in the saga of North Korea

After nine years of a conservative government, the South Korean people have elected a progressive Democratic Party president, Moon Jae-in. There is significant media speculation about President Moon, the former chief of staff of former President Roh Moo-hyun, and whether he will pursue another Sunshine Policy of reconciliation with North Korea.

Illustration on the selection of the next director of the FBI by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Turning the FBI fiasco into a victory

- The Washington Times

CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, a major league anti-Trump media star, was taken aback when, upon hearing that FBI Director James Comey had been fired, his audience broke into cheers and wild applause.

Illustration on cutting loose from the Paris climate agreement by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Deep-sixing the Paris Agreement

You wouldn't think Al Gore and Donald Trump would have much to talk about, given their political divisions. Yet that's exactly why the former vice president recently got in touch with President Trump: to urge him not to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

In search of a really, really big catastrophe

- The Washington Times

If you're a Democrat, lost in a restoration fantasy of taking over the Congress next year, now is the time to dream big. Reality, with its talent for smashing the fanciful, will arrive soon enough.

Illustration on the pay gap issue by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

The credibility gap on the pay gap

Some myths never die. Like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, the executive and gender pay gaps continue to deceive.

Differing Costs of Pharmaceuticals Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Common-sense remedies for sky-high drug prices

Partisan warfare in Washington never seems to stop. Yet, in poll after poll, Americans want lawmakers to work across the aisle and get things done.

An unsparing accounting of a privileged life

If reading what Joyce Carol Oates memorably dubbed pathographies leaves you with an uneasy feeling about those who so rough up their subjects, this memoir by Patricia is a salutary antidote.

Macron and the Future of the European Union Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why Macron's election is unlikely to save the EU

The victory of France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron is good news. If he stays true to his agenda, Mr. Macron's reforms will stimulate hiring, investment and economic growth at home.

Peace a la Putin

Vladimir Putin's Russia continues to be the best example of a nation whose military power is magnified beyond reality by the perceptions it workers deftly to create. Two examples of that deftness were displayed by a massive military parade last week and, the week before that, by Mr. Putin's proposal to stop the war in Syria.

Seattle Police Officers stage near a May Day protest, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Seattle.  Immigrant and union groups marched in cities across the United States on Monday, to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations. The day has become a rallying point for immigrants in the U.S. since demonstrations were held in 2006 against a proposed immigration enforcement bill. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

For Republicans, it's getting dangerous out there

- The Washington Times

A Tennessee woman, apparently discontent with her congressman's remarks at a town hall at the University of Tennessee-Martin, did what any normal, curious and courteous constituent would do to have her followup concerns addressed -- she chased his car down, forced him off the road and started screaming and banging on their windows. You guessed it. The congressman, David Kustoff, is a Republican

Illustration on the Patriot Acts dangerous precedents by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A lesson in the loss of liberty

- The Washington Times

It was 2001 not long after the twin towers had fallen and the nation's politicians were running scared. George W. Bush was in the White House and John Ashcroft was attorney general.

Illustration on the Trump firing by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Flames from the Comey firing

Sir Walter Scott's epic admonition, "Oh, what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive," perfectly describes the furor over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Illustration on the history of Mothers' Day by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The long, hard road to Mother's Day

It took a long time before mothers in America got respect, especially in terms of an official Mother's Day. One of the university American history courses I taught on occasion was entitled "Women and Children Second," an interpretation in contrast to the widespread and often erroneous view that these two groups were given special concern ahead of their adult male counterparts.

Illustration on the continuing crisis in Afghanistan by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A tie game in Afghanistan

It is spring in Afghanistan, the poppies are blooming, the Taliban are in the midst of its yearly spring offensive, and the annual Afghani policy review is underway in Washington.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks on phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Moon told Abe that their countries must not let their difficult histories hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program. (Yonhap via AP)

Working with a Moon Jae-in government

After nine years of a conservative government, the South Korean people have elected a progressive Democratic Party president, Moon Jae-In.

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