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Illustration on radio airplay fees by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Imposing fees on radio airplay

For years, the big record labels have pushed Congress to impose a new tax on the songs performed on local radio stations. The record labels have been hit financially by the disruption caused by the Internet, and they continue to lobby Congress to require local radio stations to bail them out.

In this photo taken July 25, 2019, sleeping people, discarded clothes and used needles sit across the street from a staffed "Pit Stop" public toilet in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco. Merchants say the bathrooms have given homeless and other people a private place to go so they don't sully sidewalks as much. (AP Photo/Janie Har)

Is San Francisco the future of America?

San Francisco is occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with some of the dirtiest slums in America.

Illustration on the use of chemical abortion agents by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The use of chemical abortions is on the rise

The use of chemical abortion (sometimes referred to as “medical abortion”) is on the rise, and there is an alarming push to make it ubiquitous. A recent column for The New York Times advocates for abortion pills to be “everywhere.”

Joker Mask Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Humor, the most effective weapon in politics

Last week, the Chinese restricted the National Basketball Association (NBA) because a team official praised the Hong Kong fight for liberty, and then they censored an episode of “South Park” because it spoofed the Chinese communist government.

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Don't mess with Trump

As an American taxpayer, I'm well beyond fed up with the Democrats' constant antics to foist one fake scandal after another on the American people — particularly when I believe that they are the ones who have committed all the corruption and crimes.

Oust Schiff, other money wasters

There has been a serious injustice perpetrated against President Trump by the vicious, mean-spirited Democrats. In my 70 years, I have never seen a president slandered and defamed in this way. with one Democrat lying about it and 10 others swearing to it. The biggest offenders are Jerry Nadler, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi.

Illustration on Bernie Sanders and Socialism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

On Venezuela, Bernie Sanders has a lot more explaining to do

While conservative headlines have seldom failed to lambaste Bernie Sanders for his unforgivable sympathies to Latin American-style socialism, the last several weeks have seen a disappointing shortage of coverage on the subject -- at a time it would seem most appropriate.

Result of Price Indexing Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Old Post Office, life-saving medications and IPI, a lesson

Rather than impose price controls, President Trump should focus on reforming the Food and Drug Administration's drug approval process, which denies Americans access to medicines being successfully used by people in other countries.

How Elizabeth Warren's gun tax will disarm the poor

Democrat Beto O'Rourke's call for gun confiscation sent chills through the nation. When asked about gun confiscation policy for so-called "assault-weapons" he replied: "Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15."

Pope Francis greets faithful after celebrating Mass on the occasion of the Migrant and Refugee World Day, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis warns of barbaric artificial intelligence

- The Washington Times

Pope Francis warned that artificial intelligence could one day, if humans aren't careful, lead to a world where the weak are suppressed and outright ruled by those with the technological mostest, leading to a barbaric society. And as left as this pope typically leans when he speaks of policy and politics, on this, he's got a point.

'The Accidental President" (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Accidental President"

Public figures often have a distinctive feature or accessory that marks them in the public mind -- FDR's cigarette holder, Groucho Marx's eyebrows, John Bolton's mustache or Chester A. Arthur's mutton chops -- in the end, given th iencreasingly limited time given to teaching American history, perhaps the most memorable thing about him.

Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to the media after Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Is the CIA trying to oust Trump?

After the two-year marathon of the Mueller investigation into allegations that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election, the breakneck speed with which Reps. Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have launched into a formal impeachment investigation over a Trump phone call with the new president of Ukraine has stunned even the most seasoned Washington observers.

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris reacts to supporters at a rally in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael R. Blood)

Kamala Harris calls on Twitter to silence Trump

- The Washington Times

Sen. Kamala Harris, on the campaign trail for the White House, told a CNN audience that Twitter's executives ought to boot President Donald Trump because he was using the platform to bully people and not inspire them. Nothing says U.S. president like a call for censorship of political dissent, right?

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rule of law giving way to hyperpartisanship

- The Washington Times

Once upon a time, America was a recognized leader among the governments of the world for a colorblind system of justice that included due process, a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and a basic common law, common sense right to face one's accuser in a court of law. We're losing those cherished rights.

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D.C. overspends on bureaucracy, not student achievement

- The Washington Times

It's time for parents and other taxpayers to adopt the erstwhile financial control board's cardinal rule, because here's what happens when school funding doesn't follow students into their classrooms. The central bureaucracy sucks it up, and -- worse -- the educrats bleed the system and create a deficit.