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Illustration on the U.S. Iran situation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Congress' personal disdain for Trump impedes national security

What do the Iranian people, who have turned out in droves to protest their own government, know that many members of Congress don't? They realize it's their leaders who represent a grave threat to the future of their own country and world peace, not the president of the United States.

Illustration on Peta and fur in California by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

San Francisco's fur ban puts individual rights at stake

On Jan. 1, San Francisco implemented a ban on the sale of new fur clothing -- coats, trim, accessories and other products. This fall, California's governor signed a ban on fur across the state that will take effect in 2023.

Was Hemingway a Soviet spy?

Ernest Hemingway's critics like to zero in on his time as a WWII combat correspondent and brand him as a coward, a liar and a fake journalist. But the worst accusation against him, in my view, is that Hemingway was a Soviet spy.

Iran illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

What to expect next from Iran after Soleimani killing

What Tehran will do now is hope that we will understand the nature of the response and not strike back. Iran will thunder to the world about the blow it has struck but then take no further immediate action.

National Security Maintenance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A 2020 national security wish list

America is never as solipsistic as it is in election years. This one will be no exception because Congress, the media and public debate will be almost totally dominated by election news and the Democrats' impeachment melodrama.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, center, walks towards the Senate after briefing members of Congress on last week's targeted killing of Iran's senior military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Soleimani Senate briefing unacceptable

Within hours of learning that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani had been killed by a U.S. missile strike, I issued a statement calling Soleimani's death "a big victory for the safety of the American people." I also said in that statement was that I was "anxious to learn about the legal justification for this action, and look forward to being briefed by the Pentagon and the White House."

 'Dreams of El Dorado' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dreams of El Dorado'

"Dreams of El Dorado" is the story of the migrants, missionaries and mountain men, as well as the rovers, ranchers and railroad men who explored and settled the American West.

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