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Illustration on political redistricting by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Eric Holder and cronies undermine redistricting process

While most of the media and the general public are focused on the 2020 presidential election, former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder and his cronies have been quietly working to undermine the last redistricting process. Virginia is the latest example.

Illustration on Democratic party dominance of California by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What happened to California Republicans?

From 1967 to 2019, Republicans controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years. So why is there currently not a single statewide Republican officeholder? California also has a Democratic governor and Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature. Only seven of California’s 53 congressional seats are held by Republicans.

Vaping illustration by Linas Garsys

Trump should scrap the flavored vaping ban

Vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking, according to some estimates. Unlike inhaling cigarette smoke, vaping is not carcinogenic and not, as some have claimed, a proven gateway to teen smoking.

Illustration on the decline of teaching about history by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Teaching U.S. history to American students lags behind all subjects

According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters. The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are in the 20, 18 and 12th percentile, respectively.

This photo shows a search for political ads that were on Facebook displayed on a computer screen Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in New York. Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up the pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. Zuckerberg doubled down on Facebooks approach in a call with analysts Wednesday, Oct. 30, he reiterated Facebooks stance that political speech is important." (AP Photo/Richard Drew) **FILE**

Competitors challenge Facebook’s liberal bias

Facebook sets arbitrary rules for what we can see and has the ability to hide certain messages by not promoting posts the site disagrees with through their algorithms. Facebook has far more ability to silence us than the government.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, and ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., give opening remarks at the start of the hearing with former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in the second public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Adam Schiff cracking under 'point of order' pressure

- The Washington Times

Poor Adam Schiff. The House Intelligence Committee chairman was trying to maintain a show of law and order and professionalism and such and such -- but Reps. Jim Jordan and Elise Stefanik kept interrupting him with calls for points of order.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters on the morning after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump on his effort to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Pelosi says the president's actions in the impeachment inquiry amount to "bribery." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi goes for slam dunk -- and crashes to court

- The Washington Times

Nancy Pelosi, amid the largely laughable testimony of the diplomats, came out with her own laughable conclusion of all that hearsay testimony and said: President Trump has admitted to bribery. Who knew Pelosi, at her advanced age, could perform so many contortions? This has to be the greatest acrobatic spin in political history.

Congress made border problem

Who's to blame for our illegal immigration problems? Who's to blame for the American communities that are suffering from rampant crime, cartel violence, social and language problems in schools, drained health care and welfare systems, and drugs and gang activity in many parts of the country? There are several parties to blame.

Bloomberg, Patrick clueless

So former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have thrown their hats in the 2020 presidential ring ("Former Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick enters 2020 presidential race," Web, Nov. 14). My reaction to the first candidate is, Who are you? My reaction to candidate number two is, Are you stupid?

'The Second Sleep' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Second Sleep'

Robert Harris' "The Second Sleep" is evidence of the anxiety of our time, and worth reading and thinking about for that reason.

This March 30, 2014, photo shows Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain, at sunset in Twizel, New Zealand. New Zealand lawmakers have joined together across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the point the country becomes mostly carbon neutral by 2050. (AP Photo/Carey J. Williams, File)

'Climate migrants,' the left's tool to pry borders wide

- The Washington Times

"Climate migrants" are defined as those individuals in the world who've suffered some sort of weather-related disaster and are, therefore, in the eyes of the left, in the minds of radicals like Sen. Bernie Sanders, are worthy of automatic entry into the United States. Well, there's a large pool of people for ya.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, talks with ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., during a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Impeachment prejudice

That beauty is in the eye of the beholder goes without saying. A reminder may be needed, though, that meaning is in the ear of the listener. That's because words filtered through an inner universe of preconceived notions can wind up appallingly distorted. Americans judging the words of presidential impeachment witnesses must focus on firsthand facts and discard prejudiced opinions fashioned from the biases of President Trump's detractors.