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A new role for America

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Meyer Lansky's advice to the Clintons

I shall be honest with you. Let me be frank. I am worried about the Clintons. They are that magical couple about whom most of Washington's commentariat have been in agreement ever since John F. Harris wrote his definitive book, "The Survivor."

Coping with NATO freeloaders

In a recent gathering of NATO member country leaders at their Brussels headquarters, President Trump formally asked those whose governments aren't fulfilling their treaty defense funding obligations to pay up.

Selling F-35s to Taiwan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

F-35 fighters to keep the peace in Taiwan

Since the Truman presidency, the United States has preserved peace in the Taiwan Strait by arming Taiwan to deter attack from Communist China. It's a strategy that could be continued by the Trump administration, according to early indications, by the sale of the Lockheed-Martin F-35 fifth-generation multi-role combat jet.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders walks between graduates as he arrives for the Brooklyn College commencement ceremony, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in New York. The former Democratic presidential candidate, who hails from Brooklyn and attended the school for a year, urged graduates to stand together and not let demagogues divide the country. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Socialist Bernie Sanders gets superrich in capitalist U.S.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a socialist from Vermontistan, spent 2016 preaching his favorite socialist ideologies. His fans ate it up like candy. He packed arenas and fairgrounds across the country bashing The One Percent, spouting off about the proletariat and vowing that, if elected president, he would take from the rich and give to the poor. A modern-day Robin Hood, albeit in a baggy, ill-fitting suit, that Bernie.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, listen to President Donald Trump, left, speak during Trump's meeting with House and Senate Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump should consider becoming his own solicitor general

- The Washington Times

President Trump's single greatest strength is that he -- and he alone -- is his own top adviser and most trusted confidant. It's just he, himself and @realDonaldTrump. Which is kind of funny because Mr. Trump's greatest weakness also happens to be that he -- and he alone -- is his own top adviser and most trusted confidant.

In this March 22, 2017 photo, soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division clear a corner during a live fire training exercise on March 22 on Fort Bragg, N.C. The training was in preparation for a coming deployment to Afghanistan. (Shane Dunlap /The Fayetteville Observer via AP) **FILE**

Giving terrorists no quarter

Chances are, you heard plenty about the latest terrorist attacks in Britain. But the chances that you heard about the most recent attack in Afghanistan -- in which a suicide truck bomber set off his deadly payload in rush-hour traffic near the German embassy in Kabul -- are much lower. Why?

The Temperature Over Time Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The real deniers

No one knows what is going to happen 100 years from now -- what problems human beings will face and what advances they'll make. Are you willing to double your electrical bill -- to European rates -- to reduce global temperatures by two-tenths of 1 degree 100 years from now?

Illustration on the enduring strategic importance of the U.S. Naval Operating Base at Souda Bay, Crete by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Cementing a long-term deal with Greece

Since World War II, the Mediterranean Sea has been the home to the U.S. Sixth Fleet, whose mission is to conduct "the full range of Maritime Operations and Theater Security Cooperation missions to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa."

Illustration on needing to improve GOP messaging by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Turning debt statistics into stories

Despite Republicans trying to address unsustainable debt and deficits through the Trump budget, the Democratic Party and its echo-chamber allies are in high dudgeon over its proposed cuts. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it "literally a killer." It's message by bumper sticker.

Illustration on America's continued advances in renewable energy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Lessons of 'Accordexit'

Since its announcement last Thursday, the Trump administration has endured a firestorm of criticism, tidal waves of denunciation and, well, beheadings-in-effigy for its decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord.

Illustration on the next U.S. ambassador to India by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Weighing the India portfolio

In the wake of Donald Trump's historic visit to Saudi Arabia and successful meeting with King Salman to underscore his priorities and the importance he attaches to that nation, another critical player awaits its turn -- India, the largest market-based democracy in the world.

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Hysteria over the Paris pullout

For sheer hilarity and hyperbole it's hard to beat a recent headline on a Washington Post editorial opposing President Trump's decision to remove the United States from the nonbinding and unenforceable Paris Climate Agreement.

Bill Cosby. (Associated Press)

Washington's press birds on a wire

- The Washington Times

If Robert Mueller concludes, after a $100 million investigation into whether Donald Trump and his campaign colluded with the Russians to rig the 2016 election, that there was no "there" there, then what?

James Earl Rudder Portrait Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Heroism that turned the tide on D-Day

We all know Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's command performance on D-Day. With his firm grip on the tiller of strategy and secrecy, the Allies stormed France on June 6, 1944, on the way to victory over the Nazis 11 months later.

China Pollution Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Climate change hypocrites

Maybe the phoniest and most laughable reaction to President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord was the European and Chinese leaders who blasted Mr. Trump and America for "surrendering its world leadership" role. The sanctimonious leaders in Asia and European nations pledged to move full speed ahead on clean energy with or without the United States. Be my guest.

Amin al-Husseini Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fifty years after the Six-Day War

Israel's military triumph over three enemy states in June 1967 is the most outstandingly successful war of all recorded history. The Six-Day War was also deeply consequential for the Middle East, establishing the permanence of the Jewish state, dealing a deathblow to Pan-Arab nationalism, and (ironically) worsening Israel's place in the world because of its occupation of the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Illustration on ground breaking for the Eisenhower Memorial by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Honoring a general and a president

As June 6 -- the 73rd anniversary of D-Day -- approaches, our nation gratefully remembers Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th president and the heroic military leader who brought World War II to an end, starting with the D-Day Invasion in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.

Illustration on Saudi government efforts to change media and social extremism by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Saudi rebuke of Islamic 'extremism'

Saudi Arabia has long been accused of financing and encouraging terrorism. The latest proof that the accusation is false was a little noticed event during President Trump's recent visit to Riyadh.

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