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Illustration on U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and the North Korean situation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nikki Haley -- A superstar in Donald Trump's Cabinet

Donald Trump has a skill for recruiting Cabinet officers he has treated badly. Serving in his administration can require selfless devotion to duty. Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, could tell you about that. So could Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is swiftly becoming the Cabinet superstar.

Illustration on the coming crisis in U.S. health care by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The coming single-payer health care system

President Trump's threat to withhold subsidies from insurance companies and congressional staff to purchase insurance will not likely result in Republicans agreeing on a plan to replace Obamacare. That sets the table for Democrats to further socialize American medicine.

A Haitian boy holds onto his father as they approach an illegally crossing point, staffed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, from Champlain, N.Y., to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Seven days a week, 24-hours a day people from across the globe are arriving at the end of a New York backroad so they can walk across a ditch into Canada knowing they will be instantly arrested, but with the hope the Canadian government will be kinder to them than the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The hidden expense of fatherless families

Several years ago, my youngest son and I began a regular practice of packing several backpacks with packaged food, toiletries and small Bibles, and heading to downtown Washington, D.C. to pass them out to the homeless. Most of the people we met were men, and soon I discovered something that truly surprised me.

Acting Chief Medaria Arradondo listens during a Minneapolis City Council committee hearing Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at City Hall in Minneapolis. The committee unanimously endorsed the nomination of Arradondo to become the first African-American police chief in Minnesota's largest city. The committee heard nearly two hours of public comments Wednesday from a broad cross-section of community members, who overwhelmingly supported Arradondo. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)

Sanctuary cities and the rule of law

Earlier this week, the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) told the mayor of Chicago that it would cease funding grants to the Chicago Police Department that had been approved in the Obama administration because Chicago city officials were not cooperating with federal immigration officials.

Illustration on the history of preparedness for nuclear attack        The Washington Times

Reliving the nuclear worry

Intelligence reports to the effect that North Korea has produced a miniature nuclear warhead that can be placed inside its missiles jolts the historian to relive a past that most Americans don't recall.

In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) **FILE**

Caitlyn Jenner commits a hat crime

Imagine this: Someone goes through massive body-altering, gender-changing surgery, changes her life and risks the rejection of her family, all in order to be her genuine self.

Illustration of Bashar Assad by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

One for the graveyard of Middle East predictions

"The Middle East is the graveyard of predictions" notes the left-wing writer and editor Adam Shatz. That's partly because it's so volatile (no one in 2014 imagined the revival of an executive caliphate after 11 centuries) and it's perverse (Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan started a near-civil war against the Kurds to win constitutional powers he already enjoys).

Illustration on international aid to Africa by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Africa development imperative

Africa, the world's poorest continent, will see its population double over the next three decades. Without significant development progress, this population tidal wave will cause great human suffering, trigger destabilizing migrations and impact global security.

President Donald Trump listens as Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a meeting with the Republican Study Committee, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why the West must cut the apologies

In early July, President Trump delivered what many believe was his best speech to date. Speaking at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland, Mr. Trump gave an unabashed defense of the cultural values that have made Western civilization great.

Illustration on outsourcing U.S. air power in Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Outsourcing the air war in Afghanistan

Erik Prince, the owner of the former Blackwater security company, has proposed that the U.S. military outsource the air war in Afghanistan to him. Gen. John Nicholson, who currently commands the NATO effort in the war, has apparently refused to give the Prince proposal an airing.

Illustration on the hidden costs of hospitalization by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Sickening hospital bills

A Yale study, and an accompanying profile in The New York Times, made waves this month for exposing what's called "surprise billing." This occurs when a patient receives a high, out-of-network bill for care received at an in-network hospital.

Trump's 200 days short on GOP support

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump's administration, just rounding the corner into 200 days of leadership, has fallen short of realizing a key campaign promise, the repeal of Obamacare. Thanks go to Republicans for that failure.

In this Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's Constitutional Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The Constitutional Assembly is expected to meet again on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and despite growing international criticism, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has remained firm in pressing the body forward in executing his priorities. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

The insurance compulsion

Venezuela is the latest global disaster caused by socialism. Over the last couple of hundred years, virtually every variety of socialism has been tried -- from communism to national socialism (Nazism) and fascism, to various varieties of "democratic socialism" -- with one common characteristic -- they all failed.

Illustration on unreliable alternate power by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The high cost of unreliable power

The climate obsessions of the Obama administration yielded a substantial myopia with respect to the other central goals of energy policy, the cost and reliability of the electric power system in particular.

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