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Illustration on the notion of government subsidy of nuclear power by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why nuclear power subsidies must end

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A protester waves a sign outside of the offices of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in San Francisco. Dozens of protesters chanted slogans outside of Feinstein's office in protest of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Frenzied reactions to the Comey firing

The reaction of the Democrats, the media and scattered pathetic "Never Trump" Republicans to the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey has been priceless and actually has nothing to do with Mr. Comey, or any investigation he was leading.

U.S. flags flutter over some of the names at the Peace Officers Memorial in Sacramento, Calif., in this Monday, May 8, 2017, file photo. The names of 10 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2016 names were added to the memorial during the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Obama quip on 'politicians you deserve' bears truth

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama, speaking before a crowd of Global Food Innovation Summit participants in Milan, suggested the left needed to get more engaged in the political process because, frankly, he said, "You get the politicians you deserve." Ain't that the truth. Only not in the way he meant it.

Illustration on Mother's Day by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

Honor thy mother as thyself

Mother's Day ain't what it used to be. (Apologies to Mom for using a word she hated.) The day set aside to obey half of the Biblical commandment to "Honor thy father and thy mother" is grounded root and branch in multi-culti faith, whose diverse goals do not always have much to do with motherhood.

Illustration on the need to upgrade U.S. missile defenses by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The proliferating ballistic missile threat

As a young naval officer in the 1970s, the threats to our nation's security were relatively simple and easy to comprehend. Countless Cold War-era novels and motion pictures reminded us of the threat from Soviet long-range ballistic missiles, and the omnipresent black and yellow "Fallout Shelter" signs, combined with our practiced ability to "duck and cover," caused us to be ever cognizant of the significant looming nuclear danger.

Illustration on Barack Obama's receipt of the "Profiles in Courage' award by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When awards lose their meaning

Awards once meant something. There was a time not that long ago when they were given in recognition of important accomplishments. Today, we tend to value celebrity over steady achievement. Fame is paramount. It matters little how one attains it. The Kardashians are just one of many examples.

President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Richard Nixon, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Saying goodbye to grandma

In his first month in office, Donald Trump delivered on his promise to be an anti-abortion president and help stop our national shame. He reinstated the "Mexico City Policy," which bans federal funding to international groups that provide abortions.

Azerbaijan Secure Energy Source Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Azerbaijan, America's reliable partner

The view from President Ilham Aliyev's fifth-floor office is spectacular, yet at the same time highlights the dangers facing America's most trusted ally in the broader Middle East.

Return to Sender Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Repeal and replace becomes preserve

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives crafted a partisan compromise bill that endorsed and reinforced the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This was done notwithstanding claims to the contrary by President Trump and the House Republican leadership, who want us to believe that this bill, if it becomes law, will effectively repeal and replace Obamacare.

Illustration on remodeling the GOP by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Can Trump remodel the Republican Party?

Without Donald Trump's populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the Republican Party likely would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well as majorities in the House and Senate, and likely control of the Supreme Court for a generation.

The statuette portraying  newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron is on display in a shop at San Gregorio Armeno street in Naples, southern Italy, Tuesday, May 92017. Via San Gregorio Armeno is a street famous for its shops selling hand-crafted nativity scenes and all kind of painted figurines and statuettes. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)

The cyberthreat to democracy

Emmanuel Macron may have triumphed in France, but the massive hack designed to hurt his campaign at the crucial moment should be a real concern to anyone who treasures democracy.

Illustration on the Civil War reconsidered by President Trump      The Washington Times

Trump's take on the 'Uncivil War'

Leave it to President Trump to wake the populace. This time his alarm bell is America's slaughterhouse of 1861-65. "Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?" he said last week.

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."

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?

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