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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Compatriots'

Demystifying Russia has been a geopolitical parlor game for more than a century. Veteran Russian journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan have tried to make sense of one strand in their country's complex history, the role of Russians who were either sensible or cunning enough to leave at crucial moments, mainly for a West from which Russian mentalities have often been estranged.

Making Fossil Fuels the Villain Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Climate change 'solutions' would create a dystopian nightmare

Last month at the World Economics Forum's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils (GFCs), our self-appointed global leaders gazed into their crystal balls to tell us what 2030 would look like if they win their war on carbon dioxide emissions.

The president counts on black voters for a second term

How does the Trump campaign plan to win re-election? Moving black voters into the Republican camp. The case for this unlikely strategy is laid out in "Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump," a book that has already become a blueprint for the Trump political team.

Additional Antiquities Wind farms Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The trouble with wind farms

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Wind farm operators have routinely overestimated the salvage value of their windmills and underestimated the costs involved in removing them to get permitted jurisdictions to lower how much they are required to put aside.

2020 Bull Market Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

U.S. stocks and economy poised for a hot decade

The new decade offers great opportunities for the American economy and investors. After 20 years of slow growth -- bedeviled by halting productivity advances and sluggish labor force participation -- breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet are about to turn that around.

Illustration on the press campaign against the president by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When the liberal media embraces unethical experts

At the very time Miss Maddow was reassuring viewers that Christopher Steele was believable, populist talk-radio and the much-criticized Fox News Channel were insisting that most of Mr. Steele's allegations simply could not be true. Miss Maddow was wrong. Her less-degreed critics proved to be right.

Neighbors gather to show their support of the community near a rabbi's residence in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing Saturday night during a Hanukkah celebration. A knife-wielding man stormed into the home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a "cancer" of growing hatred in America. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) ** FILE **

How Democrats stir bigotry and division

At the end of this second decade of the new millennium, it's natural to draw up our lists indicating our favorite movies, music and draw up our prognostications about what last year's polls mean about this year's politics. Yet, strangely and horrifically, the last month of 2019 provides the best overall predictor for what's ahead in 2020.

Perpetual Calendar Graphic by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times (V2)

A Trump calendar, forever?

For more than 500 years, the most popular and influential book after the Bible was "The Golden Legend" by Jacobus de Varagine. At the end of the 13th century, Varagine was grappling with how medieval Christians perceived time: He mapped the liturgical calendar and the stories of feast-day saints associated with it. The book was a bestseller.

Bringing the Iron Lady to life

Nearly every family has had an iron lady, a strong, determined woman -- usually a mother, grandmother or aunt -- who comes to the fore in hard times and saves the family farm, the family business or even the family itself.

Illustration on self-defense by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When the innocents shoot back

A mass murderer wannabe's worst nightmare came true on last Sunday at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Within six seconds of opening fire on the congregation, the shooter was ventilated by fire from the church volunteer security detail backed up by other armed parish members ending any hopes he had of creating mass carnage.

Illustration on President Trump's effect on the courts by Alexaner Hunter/The Washington Times

Is Donald Trump 'profoundly unconservative'?

Prominent liberal Fareed Zakaria insists that Donald Trump "has been profoundly unconservative" because he's abandoned what "Republicans used to call the core of their agenda -- limited government."

Union members are checking out

At one time or another, everyone has been unhappy with a holiday gift. Luckily, it's easier now than ever before to exchange the item. But what about workers who are unhappy with their union?

Impending Britain-U.S. Trade Deal Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Brexit bells to ring in the new year across the U.K.

2020 will be a better year for the U.K. now that the decision to leave the EU is unequivocal. A gloomy future was predicted for post-Brexit Britain but sterling has surged, and a boom is predicted, helped by the forthcoming U.S. trade deal.

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