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This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows a losing game of Internet Texas Hold-Em being played on a computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J. On Feb. 20, 2015, New Jersey gambling regulators began allowing people to go online to sign up for a self-exclusion list for Internet gambling. They previously had to create an account with one of the online sites or sign up in person at a state office or racetrack. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

End more Obama-era overreach on online gambling

In 1961, Congress passed and the president signed a law called the Wire Act. The purpose of the Wire Act, which was proposed by then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy, was simple: to prevent the use of telephones and telegraphs in the use of gambling.

Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Cruz is charged with killing 17 people and wounding many others in Wednesday's attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  in Parkland, which he once attended. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Face it: We're addicted to guns

President Trump generally responds to mass shootings by talking about mental illness. As a psychologist, I note that he gets it almost right. He just fails to correctly identify the patient.

Relatives mourn one of two Palestinian teenagers who were killed Saturday trying to infiltrate Israel, during his funeral in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. The Israeli military said it struck 18 targets in Gaza early on Sunday, in response to an explosive device that wounded four Israeli soldiers, along the border with the territory. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

Gaza suspiciously flares up after Syrian attack on Israel

The shoot-down of an Israeli F-16 after an Iranian drone was flown into Israeli airspace last week was widely reported. However, what is even more interesting, but not widely reported or discussed, is the flare-up of violence from the Gaza Strip, where Israel fought a short conflict in 2014 against Hamas terror.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, during their meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool) **FILE**

Israel should be America's ally, not Russia's

For its own preservation, Israel under Mr. Netanyahu has been forced to cozy up to the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has made himself the kingmaker in the region after Mr. Obama's abdication of responsibility.

Five ways porn affects us all

Pornography has been aptly described as "prostitution in front of cameras." Many users of pornography, however, have no clue about the huge industry behind porn, much less the abusive back story behind porn production.

Russian Su-25 ground attack jet lands after return from Syria at a Russian air base in Primorsko-Akhtarsk, southern Russia, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. More Russian planes returned from Syria on Wednesday, two days after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian military to withdraw most of its fighting forces from Syria, signaling an end to Russia's five-and-a-half month air campaign. (AP Photo)

The ManPAD Rubicon has been passed in Syria

On Saturday, a Russian Su-25 Frogfoot attack jet was shot down in Syria by what Russia calls "terrorists" and the U.S. calls "Anti-Assad rebels." The Su-25 is Russia's version of the vaunted, American A-10, and was designed and built around the same time. The Frogfoot has only slightly swept wings, and is meant to fly low and slow over the battlefield, carrying a heavy load of weapons. In short, it is meant to loiter and find targets on the ground to attack. It is not an air-superiority aircraft, and is 1970s technology. It has one mission--to find things on the ground and kill them.

Is bad science brewing with your coffee?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

Federal Trade Commission Building

Trump's opportunity to revamp the Federal Trade Commission

President Trump's announcement last Thursday of a new slate of nominees to the Federal Trade Commission signifies much more than a simple overhaul of the commission itself. In a much broader sense, he is signaling how serious he is about reversing the regulatory overreach that accelerated during the Obama administration.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters as he leaves the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who is moderating bipartisan negotiations on immigration, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. President Donald Trump has given Congress until March to come up with a plan to protect the nearly 700,000 young people who had been protected from deportation and given the right to work legally in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Mr. Trump announced in 2017 he was ending DACA. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

What about DACA?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) originally referred to a program invented by President Obama in 2014.

These undated photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show David Allen Turpin, left, and Louise Anna Turpin. More than $120,000 has been donated to help 13 siblings in California who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents, the Turpins, and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

The torturers next door

Is there a torturer living next door to you? When their neighbors, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested for allegedly committing the most heinous crimes of 2018, the community of Perris, California, began struggling with "the banality of evil." How could they have been living next door to a house of torture?

In this June 21, 2017, photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Remain silent, Mr. Trump

A number of years ago, I was in criminal court waiting on a client's case to be called. A pro-se defendant was pleading his case with the judge and saying things he should not. The judge advised him a couple of times not to talk. Finally, in exasperation, the judge looked down at him and said, "Sir, you have the right to remain silent but apparently not the ability."

Live in the wild at Duba Plains Camp in the heart of the
Okavango Delta of Botswana.

Is global travel on your 2018 bucket list?

Will this be your bucket list year for travel? According to a recent survey conducted by AARP, travel is the top aspiration for Americans of all ages, not just Baby Boomers.