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BOOK REVIEW: 'Great Society'

In "Great Society: A New History," Amity Shlaes writes that the social and economic issues of the 1960s and '70s and the solutions advanced to resolve them -- always led by government -- came close to bringing us to our knees financially.

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Should U.S. forces leave Iraq?

Iraq's interim prime minister has asked the United States for a plan to withdraw its remaining forces from that country in retaliation to the Soleimani killing. The reaction from the United States has been measured. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's response has been that any U.S. delegation will discuss the right size for U.S. forces in Iraq.

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New York's baseless investigation into ExxonMobil

Energy companies have long been in the crosshairs of headline-hunting politicians looking to collect scalps in the name of climate change. But the scope of allegations and meandering arguments presented by New York's attorney general highly publicized lawsuit, the People of the State of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp., is the first of its kind litigation.

Illustration on the promise of Medicare for all by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Democrats race to the left: The fantasy of Medicare for All

Medicare for All epitomizes Democrats' plethora of promises, despite a paucity of performance. Medicare in its current form is broken and broke. Putting more people and government into it goes beyond dubious to oblivious. Yet, it remains the cornerstone in Democrats' effort to promise themselves to the presidency.

Iran True Colors Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Iran and U.S. avoid war, for now

Does Iran appear to be standing down? Perhaps. It feels more like neither the United States nor Iran has the stomach for a prolonged, open conflict with each other. Iran knows that it can't stand toe-to-toe with the United States, especially with its weak economy, internal dissent and environmental issues.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Lord of All the Dead'

Javier Cercas is ever present in his non-fiction novel as both an autobiographer focused on Manuel Mena and his family, and as a third-person historian, investigating archives and interviewing people.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Why the liberal media love for Sanders and Biden?

I see that the mainstream media is promoting the candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden at the expense of the 13 other admitted Democratic candidates and the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Democrats who feel in their heart of hearts that they should be president.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally for Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate Heath Mello, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Democrats: Killing patriotism, one child at a time

- The Washington Times

In the years between the Greatest Generation and now, the values that made America great -- the individual call to duty, honor, faith, family, country -- have been, in the minds and hands of millennials, tossed to the wayside. That's according to a Pew survey that found youth don't see America as the greatest country in the world.

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