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The myth of Republican disunity

Democrats lean left even more than Republicans lean right, but they get less for it. While America's two parties are equally committed to their respective ends of the political spectrum, there is a significant difference in the size of those ideological constituencies. This difference helps explain why the Democratic Party, the larger in registration, is often the minority party today.

Illustration on Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Ukraine deserves cyberattack help from the West

The first sign that the world had been afflicted by one of the worst cyberattacks in history came in a relatively innocent message: "Oops, your important files are encrypted." It almost sounds accidental; it was not. The attack began on the morning of June 27 in Ukraine and quickly spread across the globe, infecting systems in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.

Illustration on the SEC by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The innovation destroyers

Which government agency has done the most to destroy innovation? The American Founders tried to create an environment to foster innovation, because they understood new inventions would increase the well-being of the citizens. And that is the reason the Constitution enabled Congress to create patents of limited duration.

Illustration on not escalating in Afghanistan by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Toward an 'America First' foreign policy

Andrew Jackson observed, "One man with courage makes a majority." President Donald Trump is demonstrating the truth of Jackson's adage.

Chart to accompany Moore article of July 31, 2017

Why coal is Number One

Quick: what was the number one source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you are wrong by a mile. If you answered natural gas, you were wrong by a tiny amount.

UAW Comes to a Mississippi Nissan Plant Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington

Why autoworkers must say 'no thank you' to unions

As a 21-year autoworker in Michigan, and a forced dues-paying member of the United Auto Workers for 19 of those years, I have watched union officials waste millions of dollars attempting to organize manufacturing facilities in the South. It has done so as workers in those factories have clearly rejected their efforts, time and again.

Illustration on rehabilitating Libya as a viable nation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Keeping Libya on the U.S. dashboard

Since the revolution in 2011, which was supported militarily by the United States, Libya has been ruled by divided governments. Today there are actually three governments attempting to govern simultaneously, one of which -- the Government of National Salvation -- I serve as prime minister. The lack of political unity has made our fight for stability and security against extremists that much harder.

The Attempt to Ban Dog Walking in Bay Area Parks Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why this dog rule must be rescinded

Last week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that one of his top priorities is to expand recreational access to public lands and waters. He should start this quest in the San Francisco Bay Area, where National Park Service staff are trying to push through a controversial rule to cut one of the most popular recreation activities in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area -- dog walking.

Illustration on Liberian Independence Day and its history by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'It was the love of liberty that brought us here'

"It was the love of liberty that brought us here." So runs Liberia's national motto — a country founded by freed slaves, which declared its independence on July 26, 1847, 170 years ago. It was thus that Liberia became the first republic in Africa -- one born under the principles of freedom and democracy.

Illustration on the prospect of dealing with tax reform by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The challenge of lowering taxes

Republican leaders are anxious to pivot from health care to tax reform but their optimism is misplaced.

Protesters listen to speakers at a demonstration against a proposed ban of transgendered people in the military in the Castro District, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in San Francisco. Demonstrators flocked to a plaza named for San Francisco gay-rights icon Harvey Milk to protest President Donald Trumps abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military. (AP Photo/Olga R. Rodriguez)

Another burden for Willie and Joe

- The Washington Times

The Army and the other military services can do a lot of things, and never flinch when the nation calls. Now, Donald Trump to the contrary notwithstanding, the services have been "tasked" to make women and transgendered people feel better about their place in society. Isn't that what an army's for?

Passengers embark on a Princeton Branch New Jersey Transit train after a service disruption due to a lack of train engineers to operate it, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Princeton, N.J. The train is also known as the Dinky, as the train runs only a 2.7-mile route from Princeton Junction station in West Windsor, N.J., to Princeton University. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ** FILE**

Princeton on the prowl to emasculate men

- The Washington Times

Princeton University just announced a new position, the "Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men's Engagement Manager." They're seeking qualified candidates now. The best will be the man who most acts like a woman.

Illustration on the economic benefits of bringing greater broadband access to rural America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Taking broadband to the country

Microsoft President Brad Smith announced recently a broad, sustained, cooperative initiative among private industry and federal, state and local governments to extend broadband access ultimately to all Americans, focused in particular on rural America, where broadband has been most lagging. He discussed the issue at a Media Institute luncheon in Washington, D.C., on July 11.

Hacking the Vote Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Maintaining vigilance against election hackers

This week, hackers from across the globe are gathering in Las Vegas at the annual DEF CON conference for an exercise ripped straight from news headlines -- trying to hack U.S. election systems. It's a unique exercise that has raised a lot of eyebrows in the election community. For me, it's yet another moment to focus on the topic of election system security and the need for constant vigilance.

Illustration on the proposed taxation of advertising expenses by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

No sale on an advertising tax

Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, House Speaker Paul Ryan and the rest of the "Big Six" are currently deliberating over which deductions to keep and eliminate for the 2017 Republican tax reform proposal.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., leads fellow Democratic Senators to meet supporters outside the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after the Senate voted to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats' 'better deal' is a raw deal

Theodore Roosevelt offered Americans a "Square Deal." His fifth cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, gave us "The New Deal." Modern Democrats, who have lost election after election, are now offering the country "A Better Deal."

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