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Removing the press freedom of a real journalist

Charlie Kratovil, editor of New Brunswick Today, had a very interesting weekend a while back. The editor of the small local paper must have drawn the short straw to cover education conference put on by a non-profit called “Project Ready,” in his publication’s namesake, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Illustration by Linas Garsys

Why the Grassley drug pricing bill is a winner

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, will return to high-stakes legislative wrangling on the “Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019,” which he co-authored with Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, the committee’s ranking member.

Air Force Academy graduates throw their caps into the air as F-16 jets from the Thunderbirds make a flyover, at the completion of the graduation ceremony for the class of  2015, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, May 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) **FILE**

Losing their way, service academies put our security at risk

One couldn’t help but be shocked by the lack of discipline, the lowering of standards, and the destruction of traditions that had held officer trainees in good standing for decades, if not centuries. The situation has not gotten any better, and, in many ways, it is getting worse.

Illustration on the liberation of the Baltic nations by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

When the course of history moved toward freedom

Thirty years ago two million Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians along with other nationalities living in our countries held hands in a continuous 370 mile-long human chain, and doing so moved the course of history in the direction of freedom. This event was the Baltic Way.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor convention, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Bernie shows how socialism works

Bernie Sanders is all about transparency. He’s for transparency in charter schools. He’s for transparency in campaign finance. He’s even for transparency when it comes to aliens from space.

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Bill de Blasio's love for illegals put citizens in danger

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