Tag Archives: Washington Times

Inmate dies after being stabbed at prison

CLAYTON, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama inmate has died after being stabbed by another inmate. The Department of Corrections said in a Friday news release that 29-year-old Joshua David Willingham died days after being stabbed by another inmate at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton. The prison system says Willingham was assaulted in a housing area Read More…

Idaho's death row is shrinking

The population of Idaho’s death row has been slowly shrinking, in part because some previously condemned inmates have won appeals, been resentenced to life in prison or died of natural causes. More than 40 people have been sentenced to death in Idaho since the 1970s, but only three people have been executed during that span Read More…

Alliance Defending Freedom appeals court decision clearing Arkansas State U. in free-speech spat

The conservative Alliance Defending Freedom is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that a new law in Arkansas gets college administrators off the hook in a free-speech spat with a student who was promoting her right-wing club. Administrators at Arkansas State University kicked Ashlyn Hoggard and another student off a patio in front of the school’s Read More…

EDITORIAL: It's ridiculous that Taiwan is sidelined

ANALYSIS/OPINION: New York, get ready for some traffic snarls. The 74th United Nations General Assembly opens this this week, with leaders of many of the world’s nations jetting into Midtown Manhattan for meetings, speeches and debate on issues ranging from the Kashmir crisis to climate to development financing. Global leaders from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Read More…

EDITORIAL: Iran resumes its nuclear menace

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The world turns, but Iran won’t budge. Stuck on stubborn, the Islamic republic remains unmoved amid the currents of human affairs, affixed upon a singular goal: acquiring nuclear weapons. Now that the regime is hastening its deadly day of triumph, there is only one rational response: Resist until the moment when that terror-wielding nation Read More…

EDITORIAL: The Taliban deserves no trust

ANALYSIS/OPINION: “Trust, but verify.” President Reagan appropriated and popularized this traditional Russian proverb, then used it to great effect in his nuclear negotiations with the Soviets. As Americans face another sorrowful anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, President Trump must remain mindful of the need for caution in his dealings with Afghanistan’s Taliban: Read More…

EDITORIAL: Joe Biden losing mainstream media support

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Prognostication is a tough business, as anyone from Oracle of Delphi to Nostradamus to Nate Silver of the number crunching website “538” can tell you. We’re as hard pressed to predict the winner of next weekend’s NFL games as we are presidential elections that won’t occur until months from now. But as the Democratic Read More…

EDITORIAL: It's been 1 year since the 'I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration'

ANALYSIS/OPINION: September 5 marks the first anniversary of an unprecedented opinion column in The New York Times, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” written anonymously, that left Washington tongues wagging for weeks after its publication. With Democrats and much of the mainstream media hailing the column — and unnamed columnist — Read More…

EDITORIAL: Going 'green' won't stop hurricanes

ANALYSIS/OPINION: For coastal Floridians and some of their neighbors to the north, it’s a September to remember. Hurricane Dorian’s roaring winds have sent millions to scour store shelves in search of generators, flashlights, bottled water and dry foodstuffs. Millions more have lined up to fill up their SUVs before fleeing up the interstates for shelter Read More…

EDITORIAL: How sanctuary policies make a mockery of the rule of law

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of the District of Columbia, is known for leafy neighborhoods, stellar schools and high incomes. (It’s the 17th-highest earning county in the entire nation, according to the latest census data.) But lately, Montgomery County is garnering national attention for something rather different — a succession of horrific crimes committed Read More…

EDITORIAL: James Comey gets a Clintonesque pass

ANALYSIS/OPINION: That haunting laugh echoing through the corridors of Washington officialdom is the sound of vindication emanating from one James B. Comey. Free from the threat of prosecution by the legal system for which he once stood, the fired former FBI director has validated the hoary adage that it’s better to be lucky than good. Read More…

EDITORIAL: Democratic presidential candidates polling low face the music

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Liberal Democrats have long vilified the so-called “1 percenters,” but now some of them are coming to their defense, after a fashion. In this case, however, the “1 percenters” aren’t left-wing billionaires, such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, who pre-emptively inoculated themselves against the class-warfare criticism of the Democratic Party’s left-wing base by Read More…