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The North Korean war scare

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Resetting U.S.-Saudi relations

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Republican budget woes

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On the fence over White House security

The recent breach of White House security by an intruder Friday night reinforces once more that the issue of protecting the president of the United States has been put off -- it's on the fence, so to speak. No matter that a series of intrusions has plagued the White House in recent years, federal authorities seem to be following the not-so-grand illusion that the Secret Service can stop violators before significant harm is done.

Upgrading National Defense Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Nuclear missile surprises

The United States and its allies, informed largely by opinions of Washington foreign policy and media elites, have for years regarded nuclear weapon and missile programs in North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan as technologically primitive.

Maintaining Accurate Voter Registration Records Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The dirty work behind clean elections

As the White House prepares to set up a commission focused on potential voting irregularities, election officials from across the nation are busy conducting statutorily required voter list maintenance to ensure their rolls are ready ahead of the next vote. It's an important part of protecting the integrity of our nation's elections and saving vital taxpayer dollars.

The Great Pumpkin Rises Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America's longest war

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $1.4 billion of New York's resources to solve the persistent problem of poverty in central Brooklyn. If he wins legislative approval, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, intends to spend the money on affordable housing, job training, anti-violence programs, recreational space, even obesity. Some cynics suggest the proposal is targeted at boosting Mr. Cuomo's presidential prospects in 2020, but let's give him the benefit of the doubt and take his proposals seriously.

Illustration on the U.S. dealing with rogue nuclear powers by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The risk of rogue nukes

Nuclear Russia and China are America's major geopolitical adversaries and national security risks. Nevertheless, for decades we have steadily improved relations with these countries and the risk of war with them is low. Our top national security risks are unpredictable rogue states that are developing missiles to carry out a nuclear attack on America. Our foreign policy and military strategy should adjust accordingly.

'Disunited we stumble'

President Trump's executive order on immigration has more than its fair share of critics. Among them, apparently, is someone at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The leaked report indicating that the children of immigrants raised in America radicalize at a higher rate than their parents do was plainly meant to undercut the president's order.

Workers man a call center in the southwestern U.S. (AP file photo)

'SEIU' is short for unemployment

I just came back from California, where starter wage mandates are wreaking havoc on the entry-level job market. I took a video of five kiosk ordering screens in a Taco Bell. You order, pay, pick up your food and a self-pour soda cup without ever having to talk to anyone.

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Gauging who would gain from Russian interference

Are you shocked that the Russians might have had an interest in who won the U.S. presidential election? Nations have always had an interest in who rules the nations they deal with -- both opponents and friends -- and that they often try to influence the outcomes should come as no surprise.

Safe Choice Logo Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Saving EPA's Safer Choice

Anyone who's bought a washing machine knows Energy Star, the government label that denotes energy efficiency. People who buy cleaning products are increasingly aware of Safer Choice, the federal mark for items that are safer for the environment.

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Why America must not go 'green'

If you listen to the media narrative on climate change and "clean energy," you'd think that the rest of the world has moved smartly and seamlessly toward 21st-century green energy, while the U.S. is the high-polluting laggard that just won't get with the program to save the planet.

Illustration on new coal technology by Linas GArsys/The Washington Times

Protecting the coal industry

Wyoming is proudly coal country. It is also a proud coal laboratory, developing advanced technologies for the nation and the world. As such, we are encouraged to hear Energy Secretary Rick Perry tout carbon capture technologies, following on President Trump's pledge to help protect our nation's vital coal industry.

Investing in Homeownership Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Taking the homeownership plunge

Whether to rent or buy a home is one of the toughest choices for young people and new arrivals to Washington or any city face these days. A recent study, published by the real estate website trulia.com, indicates most families should take the plunge.

THAAD Missiles Deploy to Hawaii Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Departure North Korea, destination Hawaii

Hidden in the Hawaiian Island experience of aloha, sandy beaches and volcanic mountains is the linchpin of America's Western defense. Prior to World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii was seen as the geographical sweet spot of the Pacific, key to protecting shipping lanes and much of the world's economy. After the fateful sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941 it became even clearer; Hawaii was a paramount defense location for America's security our enemies were intent on taking out.

Illustration on addressing college debt by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The graduate and professional student debt problem

Congress will be reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965 and in the process will consider how to finance and reduce the cost of graduate and professional student education more efficiently — we hope. The Grad PLUS loan program is set to spend some $100 billion taxpayer dollars over the next 10 years unrelated to the needs of the current U.S. labor force needs. Setting the money aside, there are other more substantive reasons for eliminating this program.

Illustration on thurgency of repealing and replacing Obamacare by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Creating a health care law to be proud of

Some call it by its official name, the "American Health Care Act." Others have already taken to calling it "Trumpcare" or "Ryancare." But by any name, the promise of the House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a better, market-based system is abundantly clear. This bill is the first phase of an effort to fulfill years of promises by Republican legislators ever since the bitter medicine of Obamacare was first rammed down Americans' throats on a party-line vote in 2009.

Illustration on Planned Parenthood's business of abortion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Planned Parenthood must be defunded

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President Donald Trump tried to make a deal this week, and it was really simple. Planned Parenthood could continue to receive its $500 million in federal funding annually, if it would stop performing abortions.

Illustration on CIA spying by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times


Most Americans, I suspect, have the attitude that if the government is spying on someone there is probably a good reason. In the latest document dump by WikiLeaks, Julian Assange's outfit may cause some to rethink that premise.

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