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Now is not the time to withdraw from Afghanistan

President Trump's recent decision to cancel secret negotiations with the Taliban at Camp David, revoking an offer to withdraw U.S. troops, came at the right time from the strategic U.S. perspective.

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on "transparency in Federal guidance and enforcement" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fox News' 'Impeach Trump' poll a bit on the schizo side

- The Washington Times

A widely reported poll from Fox News puts national favor for an impeachment of President Donald Trump at 51%. But this same poll then asks participants to name their favorite among a list of people -- to express either favorable or unfavorable opinion of each -- and guess who wins in a field of nine? Trump. Schizophrenia, anyone?

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Everything Inside'

The title "Everything Inside" could not be more apt for this collection of eight short stories that expose the hidden machinery inside all of us -- those intricate psychosocial cogs and wheels and power supplies that make us what we are.

Shot in the Foot Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing a self-inflicted wound in Syria

With the exception of George H.W. Bush, every president in the last four decades has had a military debacle. Donald Trump is on the verge of one. He can still avoid it, but time is running out.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Joe Biden campaign, facing New York Times fire, panics

- The Washington Times

Joe Biden's campaign team has all the markings of entering panic mode. And really, why shouldn't Team Biden feel that way? It's like 2016 all over again, when heir apparent Hillary Clinton thought she had a cake walk to the White House. Biden's approach on the campaign trail has been similarly self-entitled.

This 1975 file microscope image made available by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows chlamydia trachomatis bacteria magnified 200 times. (Dr. E. Arum, Dr. N. Jacobs/CDC via AP, File)

STD surge shows national need for the Bible

- The Washington Times

It's not a popular message for an increasingly secular country. But it's an important one. Read the Bible. Get back to biblical principles. It's the one message that could actually and ultimately cure the country's STD problem.

A man walks past statues of NBA players Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, left, and Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers holding Chinese flags in the entrance of an NBA merchandise store in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) **FILE**

NBA stumbles trying to find line between profit and what's right

- Associated Press

A league that has painstakingly built a reputation for social awareness for the briefest of moments looked no different than any other corporation chasing money in China. A league that embraces personal freedom seemed unable to understand that freedom means something very different in China.

House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., flanked by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, left, and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., criticizes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats for launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Ms. Cheney: Declare war!

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Congress and the White House are at yet another constitutional deadlock, this time over how the United States should proceed in the ongoing civil war in Syria.

Fix surprise bills with benchmarks

We need to protect Americans from surprise medical bills. Unfortunately, North Caorlina State Sen. Todd Johnson's favored approach does not solve the problem ("Washington must solve the surprise medical billing crisis," Web, Oct. 3). Instead, it sets up a new bureaucracy that leaves Americans vulnerable to out-of-control health care prices.

Anything to cover up corruption

The drip, drip, drip of insults hurled at President Trump by the political left and some on the right leaves one to wonder, Why? The investigations of Attorney General William Barr, U.S. Attorney John Durham as well as the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz are the key to understanding what is really going on here.

Illustration of Rep. Adam Schiff by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Adam Schiff and the tainted whistleblower complaint

The world now knows that a so-called whistleblower complaint has ignited a partisan fury in America. At the center of the controversy is the highly-partisan and often untruthful Rep. Adam Schiff. Based on what is known so far, because of the actions of Adam Schiff, in a just world, the whistleblower complaint would be thrown out.

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