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WASHINGTON — Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s sweetheart deal with government prosecutors — thanks to a cadre of all-star defense attorneys who basically treated underage accusers like throwaways — are the tip of the iceberg in a scandal of money, power, se…

One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I’m sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton’s most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the…

WASHINGTON -- A word can be worth a thousand pictures. In the movie "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer," the mild word "snip" describes what the camera, demonstrating the eloquence of reticence, does not show in gory detail: Kermit Gosnell's use of scissors to cut the spi…

WASHINGTON -- The warm and genuine public outpouring of appreciation for the 41st president in services here and in Texas reflected the authenticity and good will of the man. With these qualities, he brought honor not only to himself but also to the high office in which he served that is so …

Recently I visited with a friend who hasn’t stepped inside a chapel in years. This genuinely good guy believes that even casual church attendance should be based upon some basic level of obedience.

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Moral responsibilities regarding the immigrant caravan have become yet another issue dividing our nation. In the clamor to find either a persuasive, or guilt inducing voice to settle the dispute, Jesus, the humble Galilean prophet, advocating justice and mercy, has entered the fray. But it i…

In a few months, my “son” Johnny will be graduating from Liberty University, and entering into the Air Force as a second lieutenant. For the record, I have no children of my own, but am the legal guardian of a 22-year-old named Johnny and his 20-year-old sister Laila. I write this thinking o…

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An ad on ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” shows a little girl dragging a teddy bear to her mom at an elegant dinner table. The mother hugs her again and again. Then up pop the words: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”

Rarely has a president been identified so closely with his wife. That Barbara Bush never pursued a big-league career made her high profile even more remarkable. Nor did she fashion herself into an icon of elegance and glamour. She rose to prominence for simply being the partner-in-life of Ge…

The Centers for Disease Control has delivered sober news – life expectancy at birth in the United States has declined for a third straight year due to extremely high rates of death from drug overdoses and suicide. As The Washington Post reports, this is the longest sustained decline in life …

WASHINGTON — Unanimity is elusive in today’s America but the Supreme Court achieved it last week. Although the dusky gopher frog is endangered, so are property rights and accountable governance. Both would have been further jeopardized if the frog’s partisans in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se…

We hear so much these days about the migrant caravan straining to cross into the U.S. Media reports focus on the immigrants’ desire for a better life, the desperation that led hundreds of them to throw rocks and storm the border at Tijuana, and the tear gas that forced them farther back into…

In spite of continued attempts, either misguided or malevolent — or both — by national leaders to undermine public trust and confidence in the American free press and free elections, the United States’ model of political and individual freedom has inspired billions around the planet. Barely …

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WASHINGTON — A Chinese scientist’s claim to have created the first genetically edited babies has evoked widespread condemnation from the scientific community. “This is far too premature,” one American genetic scientist told the Associated Press.

WASHINGTON – Of the many obscenities President Trump has uttered on television, none compares with his hour-long Thanksgiving Day telephone conversation with his military leaders. He arrogantly used it to peddle his personal political agenda, including his latest attack on the nation’s judiciary.

It's roughly the three-week anniversary of CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly telling President Donald Trump at a press conference that the migrant caravan is "hundreds and hundreds of miles away" and "not an invasion," and objecting to a campaign ad that showed migrants climbing border wall…

WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump first took office, many conservatives' greatest fear was that he would be too quick to cut deals with the Democrats. He had previously been a Democrat and had staked out heterodox positions on everything from spending to entitlement reform, the national debt, …

WASHINGTON – As newly elected congresswomen are poised to color this city blue, one wonders what effect they'll realistically have on the gridlock known as the House of Representatives.