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Why nuclear power subsidies must end




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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats out of touch? You don't say

- The Washington Times

Sixty-seven percent of recently polled Americans just said the Democratic Party is out of touch with the real cares and concerns of the average individual. This is not an ah-hah moment. This is a no-duh moment, if there ever was one.

Pizza Slice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why the revenuers are always wrong

If you were really hungry and given the choice of half of an eight-inch pizza or a third of a twelve-inch pizza, which would you choose? Already, the normal group of know-nothings among the political class and the press are proclaiming that President Trump's proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate will only benefit the rich. The safe bet is all those folks are wrong, once again.

Reducing the regulatory burden

In his April 29 speech marking his first 100 days in office, President Trump touched on the subject of regulations only briefly. Indeed, it took up all of one sentence.

Illustration on the EPA's threats to private property rights by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Threatening farmers' property rights

The private property rights -- and the property values -- of countless American farmers, ranchers and landowners nationwide are being devastated by an unauthorized and unlawful regulatory scheme implemented over the past 12 years by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Illustration on ex-presidents profiting from their tenure by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Exploiting the presidency

The headline in the March 5, 1929 edition of the Chicago Tribune read, "Plain Citizen Coolidge Shuts Desk and Quietly Goes Home." Calvin Coolidge would write a newspaper column from Northampton, Mass., for which he presumably was paid a pittance, but other than that he refused to exploit his notoriety or accomplishments as president for money.

Illustration on the liberal/media underestimation of President Donald Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Recalculating the Trump factor

- The Washington Times

Last week has to be counted as President Trump's best since his election and inauguration. It was a week that should have shocked his detractors who have been assuming as a matter of faith that whatever momentary fit of public madness catapulted him into the Oval Office has passed.

Bob Woodward, left, talks with Carl Bernstein during the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

A pity party for the unloved press

- The Washington Times

There was a broken heart for every wine glass and beer bottle at the Washington Hilton on Saturday night, where the White House Correspondents Association dined at their slimmed-down annual imitation of Hollywood glitz, grandeur and glamour.

Members of the People's Liberation Front, a Marxist political party, carry a portrait of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin during a parade held to mark May Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The great Democratic deception

The massive disinformation program being waged by the Democratic Party that somehow Russia was able to influence the outcome of our 2016 presidential election is nothing but a sham.

 James Mattis is the secretary of defense. Last week his department launched the Nuclear Posture Review. The review, a comprehensive reassessment of U.S. nuclear weapon policy and the capabilities needed to execute them will take months to complete. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Why Nuclear Posture Review needs to get it right

The Nuclear Posture Review, a comprehensive reassessment of U.S. nuclear weapon policy and the capabilities needed to execute them will take months to complete. Done right, it will: guide the administration to strengthen U.S. nuclear deterrence, correct the Obama administration's flawed nuclear weapon policies and assure more than 30 allies around the world that rely on extended deterrence from the U.S. for their national security.

Illustration on Health care as a right by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Why health care is not a 'right'

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Illustration on Trump's Afghanistan challenge by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Trump eyes Afghanistan

Over the past two weeks National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary James Mattis have taken quiet trips to Afghanistan. They are the president's eyes on the war our military has been fighting for almost 16 years.

Sign Post of Things to Come Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why capitalism will prevail

President Trump may be backing off his threats to scuttle NATO and NAFTA, but the institutions the West put in place after World War II to foster common security and prosperity are fast becoming profoundly less relevant.

FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, demonstrators participate in a march and rally in New York to demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns. New York Democrats have hatched a plan in Albany to get a look at President Donald Trump's tax records by crafting a piece of specific legislation that does everything but mention him by name. The bill in New York's Legislature would require the state to release five years of state tax information for any president or vice president who files a New York state return. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

'All you need is growth'

As sure as the cuckoo clock chimes at midnight, the left is bloviating that the Trump tax plan will "blow a $5 trillion hole in the deficit." Many of the people complaining loudest were in the Obama administration and helped preside over a $9 trillion tidal wave of new debt. Now they are fiscally chaste. Sure.

The stage is set and tested for the keynote by President Donald Trump at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum in the Georgia World Congress Center on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Atlanta. As the NRA holds its annual convention, opposition groups are sending a clear message that gun rights supporters will not go unchallenged in the age of Trump. On Friday, he'll become the first president to appear at an NRA convention since Ronald Reagan in 1983. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Does America even want freedom anymore?

- The Washington Times

The Berkeley-Coulter tiff rocked headlines, but that's just a symptom of something deeper and darker that ails America. The fact is that in America, our individual rights come from God, not government.

Illustration on fixing the net neutrality law by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Controlling the nation's internet

Do you remember the last time you had an issue with your internet connection and the federal government cheerfully helped you resolve it? Me neither. Yet the same federal government who spent $2 billion on a website that was more likely to dish out electric shocks than work properly is now literally in control of our nation's internet, under the false rubric of promoting "net neutrality."

Immoral Illegal Drugs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why buying illegal drugs is immoral

Purchasing illegal drugs is an immoral act, regardless of where one stands in the legalization debate. When drugs are legally prohibited, criminal organizations assume control of production and distribution, making violence inherent in the process. Drug proceeds are used to fund criminal and terrorist organizations, enabling them to murder innocent people, attack police and military, bleed our tax dollars, and destroy the rule of law.

Illustration on gun control debate by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Challenging inaccurate information about guns

When you receive glowing media attention and have hundreds of millions of dollars to spend, you don't really have to debate. Michael Bloomberg just announced last week that he would be putting $25 million into next year's House and Senate races. From 2013 to 2016, he donated $48 million toward congressional races. By contrast, the NRA contributed a measly $2.1 million. And Mr. Bloomberg spent about 85 percent more on lobbying, more on television advertising, and much more for state and local political races.

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