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Confronting political censorship

Some disasters arrive with the suddenness of an avalanche with no time to react, while others are preceded by a flashing early-warning sign. Americans are shocked by blatant censorship of news relevant to the impending 2020 presidential election, but they shouldn’t be. Unsavory political bias has been a growing phenomenon in the electronic public square. With millions of votes already cast, efforts to release the subversive grip on free speech are too little, too late.

President Donald Trump greets Jon Voight during a National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  **FILE**

Celebrity families feud over Trump, Biden

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Let’s move onto another platform, a fun-for-the-sake-of-fun platform, like where celebrities stand on Biden-Harris versus Trump-Biden. It’s a worthy distraction if you didn’t watch the final debate.

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Confronting political censorship

Some disasters arrive with the suddenness of an avalanche with no time to react, while others are preceded by a flashing early-warning sign. Americans are shocked by blatant censorship of news relevant to the impending 2020 presidential election, but they shouldn't be. Unsavory political bias has been a growing phenomenon in the electronic public square. With millions of votes already cast, efforts to release the subversive grip on free speech are too little, too late.

Expose social-media censorship

The use of social media has spread like kudzu, an invasive vine that smothers and silences native species right here in the land of the free and the home of the brave ("A big censorship test run," Web, Oct. 19). Some traditional sources of news and advertising have been rendered impotent by the ease and attraction of social media, the influence of which has occasioned interest from antitrust authorities.

U.S. needs space-based defense

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GOP doing better now than in 2016

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