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Filtering WiFi at Coffee Shops Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Internet pornography pandemic

In her recent interview with Vanity Fair, actress Jennifer Lawrence addresses her emotions following the widely publicized hack of her and several other actresses’ iCloud accounts, in which privately taken nude photographs were posted on the Internet, saying, “It’s not a scandal; it is a sex crime.”

Illustration on Democrat race baiting by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Race-baiting down the homestretch

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and with the possibility of Republicans gaining control of the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, the left is resorting to jaw-droppingly despicable race-baiting tactics.

Connecting the Dots to Despotism Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Connecting the dots to despotism

Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that we are living in an age of insanity. Events since show the madness morphing into soft despotism, which may harden into outright tyranny.

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama staged hug with Ebola victim

- The Washington Times

President Obama is usually “not interested in photo ops,” but apparently he made an exception for Friday’s good news that Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, is now virus-free.

Lonely Ebola Plane Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The cooty factor in the time of Ebola

At the end of the classic novel “Love in the Time of Cholera,” a ship remains at sea, with its star-crossed lovers keeping their secret as long as they don’t reach port.

In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Ben Bradlee and the end of a rowdy era

- The Washington Times

The obituaries for Ben Bradlee, who died this week age 93, invariably described him as “the legendary editor” of The Washington Post. That was careless language. Ben was not “legendary” at all. He was very real, as the Watergate defendants learned to their chagrin and sorrow.

Illustration on overgrown government by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Larger government means shrinking efficiency

According to Gallup, a mere 28 percent of the nation has a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the legislative branch, while the executive fares only marginally better.

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Animated versions of President Obama and Ronald Reagan argue economic philosophy in "I Want Your Money."

Obama demonstrates Reagan’s point

President Obama is nearing the end of his sixth year in office, with his unpopular liberal agenda in ruins, his job approval polls at record lows, and his party facing sweeping losses in next month’s elections.

China-Taiwan Submarine Power Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Submarines, made in Taiwan

To meet its long-standing requirements for modern submarines to deter attack from China, Taiwan has decided to start an indigenous development and construction program, which the United States can and should support.

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Things fall apart

What ever became of that America? What ever became of that can-do nation? What has happened to us?

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The deadly virus in the electorate

- The Washington Times

Sometimes incompetence gets its due reward. No one has to accuse Barack Obama of spreading the Ebola virus. The incompetence of this administration is there for everyone to see, and suffer. "Leading from behind" works no better against a deadly virus than it has against evil in the Middle East and greedy ambition in Ukraine.

Illustration on the political abandonment of the failing Obama administration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

ALLARD: Fleeing the Leaky Ship Obama

Call it a sign of the times. Like when Ben Affleck was so conflicted recently about the Islamist threat that he raised doubts about whether he had actually watched "Argo," the blockbuster he produced and starred in about how the CIA used trickery to rescue Americans from Tehran.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has found Democrats joining his side as he rallies for school choice, even some who helped kill a voucher bill before Hurricane Katrina. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Cooling the car

Years ago, there was a hole in the ozone layer that was going to kill us all. Once the government banned aerosol hairspray and Freon, the stuff that made air conditioners and refrigerators work, the frenzy subsided. Now the government-mandated replacement for Freon, a chemical that goes by the name of R-134a, will end life as we know it. The White House is about to add the chemical to the list of prohibited substances, along with asbestos, anthrax and carbon dioxide.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Why We Bite the Invisible Hand'

If you go to a bookstore, you'll find an abundance of books deploring the very nature of capitalism. Hence, it's a pleasure to find one author who will buck the trend and present the flawed logic of the anti-capitalists.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Intruder's success shows patrol ineffectiveness

The White House is usually the halfway point on one of my bike routes from Virginia, so I know how the security is laid out on Pennsylvania Avenue directly in front of the president's residence. There are always a minimum of three foot patrolmen a few feet from the sidewalk. Tourists take up the sidewalk and usually there are a few demonstrators.

This undated image released by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland shows a Halloween-themed tree displayed at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, a large Christmas store in Frankenmuth, Mich. So-called holiday creep, where the traditions one special occasion are embraced by another, now extends to Halloween. (AP Photo/Bronner's Christmas Wonderland)

EDITORIAL: Decking the halls with regulation

The Christmas season brings no joy to a bureaucrat. There's no heart for good will to appeal to. Banning things is what sets hearts afire in the Obama administration. The president most recently chased away the humble light bulb, the work of Thomas Edison a century ago, and replaced it with a pale substitute laced with deadly mercury. Only green fanatics were pleased.

Student Loan - College Debt Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Exposing the student-loan trap

There is an old adage that asserts "it's not what you know, it's who you know," meaning that personal connections can often be more important than one's actual skills and abilities.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The '40s: The Story of a Decade'

If the 1940s gave the United States its "Greatest Generation," then it would seem from this collection that it also gave The New Yorker magazine its greatest decade.