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Why America won't save the Christians

- The Washington Times

Saving Christians in overseas' spots from religious-based persecution and murder would require leaders in America to admit some hard political truths -- truths that ultimately would pit cherished First Amendment freedoms against the realities of Islam.

Illustration on changes to the Department of Education by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump's plan for more and better jobs

Good jobs are still too scarce, and the country needs President Trump's trade, budget and tax reforms to restore opportunity, accountability and the American dream.

President Donald Trump arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 1, 2017, to speak about the US role in the Paris climate change accord. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The president keeps a solemn promise to put America first

- The Washington Times

Uncle Sugar doesn't live here any more, and he didn't leave a forwarding address. This is the message, spoken loud and clear by Donald Trump Thursday in the White House Rose Garden, and it's just now getting through to the easy riders out there.

Illustration on the North Korean missile threat to Japan by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The North Korean threat to Japan

In early May, I was part of a fact-finding trip to Japan. What I learned from four days of discussions with senior government officials, legislators and scholars was invaluable.

State Sen. Tony Stamas, a Midland Republican, urges the Michigan House to pass economic development tax incentives on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. Also pictured are Oakland County Deputy Executive Matt Gibb, left, Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah and Gov. Rick Snyder. (AP Photo/David Eggert)

The cure is tax policy, not trade

America's lethargic economy isn't doing so good and President Trump's tax cut plan to get it growing again is stalled in Congress for the foreseeable future.

Dreaming of economic revival in a small Swedish town

"Beartown," Fredrik Backman's latest novel, takes place in a remote, on the skids, small Swedish town whose people are hoping that their junior hockey team might bring them national glory and with it economic revival. All is going great until suddenly a terrible incident changes everything, not only shattering the dream but also tearing the community apart.

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America's colleges: Where the stupid become stupider

- The Washington Times

Are America's colleges becoming little more than breeding grounds for the next generation of stupid? They very well could be, given all the leftist agitation that marks places of higher learning these days. The smartest high-schoolers may want to rethink their plans and just keep away from college.

2018 Mid-term Elections Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trying to find evidence of a midterm 'wave'

Democrats' recent experiences scream "2018 landslide" to them, but reality whispers of much less. Neither Republicans' past midterms nor current circumstances match those which inflicted huge midterm losses on Democrats. Additionally, it is unclear whether Democrats can reverse their recent midterm disadvantage in core support.

Illustration on CIA spying by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Spying on you, spying on me, spying on the president

After the Watergate era had ended and Jimmy Carter was in the White House and the Senate's Church Committee had attempted to grasp the full extent of lawless government surveillance in America during the LBJ and Nixon years, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. FISA declared that it provided the sole source for federal surveillance in America for intelligence purposes.

President Donald Trump listens as Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks during their meeting together in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A groundbreaking discussion about race and politics

For the second time in three months, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been thrust into the news -- and not always in ways that were productive to the conversation we should be having about the values and goals we share for building a more educated, prosperous nation for all Americans.

Illustration on the sate of the European Union by Daniel Marsula/Tribune Content Agency

What price separation from Europe?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has had enough of President Trump. Speaking last Sunday in a Munich beer hall, Ms. Merkel suggested that Europe may no longer be able to rely on the United States as a faithful ally and that the continent "really must take our fate into our own hands."

Illustration on the Six-day War and its repercussions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Refighting the Six-Day War

In the beginning of June half a century ago, the Six-Day War exploded on the Middle East stage. Prior to the war, but as precipitate, relentless attacks against Israel were conducted by Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian forces.

Illustration on the attack on the American Revolution and founding by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'We could all have been Canadians'

Liberal hysteria over Donald Trump was hardly required to pose questions about "the patriotic myths" of the Founding Fathers, but his elevation to the Oval Office has accelerated the trashing of the heroic past, even the stories of the American Revolution that generations of school children cherished.

Illustration on German attitudes to peace in Europe and with America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The old German problem

Germans do not seem too friendly to Americans these days. According to a recent Harvard Kennedy School study of global media, 98 percent of German public television news portrays President Trump negatively, making it by far the most anti-Trump media in the world.

The Russians' Take on the 1960 U.S. Election Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When the Russians liked Ike

Mired as the nation is today in debate over Russia's involvement in the 2016 American presidential election, history provides an interesting insight into Moscow's views of the 1960 race for the White House.

In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, from left to right, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King Salman, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump, visit a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

From suppression to coercion

When it dawned on the media last fall that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had not issued a public statement condemning his friend, then-candidate Donald Trump, the pile-on started.

Illustration on Islamist threats to Britain and Egypt by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The battles of Britain and Egypt

The slaughter of 22 concertgoers in Manchester last week was followed four days later by the murder of 29 Christians traveling by bus to a monastery in the desert south of Cairo.

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