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Government Regulation of Google Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

‘Watch out Big Tech, here comes Big Brother’

The Trump administration has been tough for Big Tech. With accusations of censorship, calls for antitrust action, and endless congressional hearings, the axe hanging over major technology companies like Facebook and Google seems like a permanent fixture these days. But onlookers shouldn’t be so quick to cheer on the government hangman.

Turkish Invasion of Syria Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Erdogan’s costly victories

The media usually describes conflicts such as the war in Syria as “fluid,” “volatile,” or “uncertain.” A more accurate description would be, “foreseeable.”

Insulin Crisis Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

FDA must fast track insulin for the millions of Americans living with diabetes

Diabetes is a disease which has grown to become a major public health crisis in the United States. In May 2019, the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) reported that more than 110 million Americans are living with diabetes (30.3 million) or prediabetes (84.1 million).

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From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro stand on stage for a photo before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Democrats swing big at CNN's 'impeach Trump' softballs

- The Washington Times

At the fourth Democratic Party presidential debate in Ohio, moderator Cooper opened the floor with a softball question about impeachment -- after which he made clear all 12 on stage would have an opportunity to address. Play ball, he said. And play they did.

The New York Times is now under scrutiny by multiple news organizations for its "botched" report about Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, which accused him of sexual misconduct. (Associated Press)

The left's selective outrage

In May 2017, the "comedian" Kathy Griffin posted a video in which she holds the bloody, severed head of President Donald Trump. The media and political establishment were aghast — at President Trump's response. "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself," the president (of course) tweeted. "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!" Two years later, Ms. Griffin is back in the popular culture's good graces, bringing her caustic brand of stand up to theaters worldwide. Mr. Trump, meanwhile, was widely derided for taking offense at a video that showed his murder in graphic detail.

Protect us from government

The Founding Fathers included the right to bear arms in the Bill of Rights for a specific reason. It was not so people could freely go duck or deer hunting, or protect their houses against burglars.

Unions not above the law

Collusion between government and public-sector unions is nowhere more prevalent than in Washington state. Union leaders use the almost limitless supply of dues dollars at their disposal to fund the campaigns of political candidates — including Supreme Court justices — whom they're confident will return the favor by representing labor's interests rather than the interests of the voters.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., asks a question during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing into the Trump administration's decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to remain in the country for medical treatment and other hardships, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to abolish prisons

"People tend to say, "what do you do with all the violent people?" as a defense for incarcerating millions," Ms. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted later. "A cage is a cage. And humans don't belong in them.

The Unhearing Ear Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'I was fired for not using transgender pronouns'

When school officials understood that I wasn't proactively using male pronouns with this female student, they told me that I'd have to immediately make a concerted effort to do so or risk losing my job.

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.

Illustration on abolishing prisons by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Tehran works to prevent violence in Southern Iraq fom spreading to Iran

Demonstrations over the past week in Shia-dominated southern Iraq have resulted in over 100 killed and 4,000 wounded according to the Human Rights Commission. The victims are primarily demonstrators, most in early 20s and younger who were barely in school when the Baathist government was toppled by the U.S.-led coalition.

Illustration on the situation in northern Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

President Trump not ending the endless war in Syria

Mr. Trump's defenders say he is doing it for the troops, bringing them home where they'll be safe. But America's warriors volunteer not to be safe at home but to keep their fellow Americans safe at home by targeting our enemies wherever they live and plot.

'Night Boat to Tangier' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Night Boat to Tangier'

"In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world." That Frederic Garcia Lorca quote, the epigraph, sets the book's tone.

President Barack Obama sitting next to Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, and S. James Gates Jr., director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, College Park, talks about antibiotic-resistant bacteria as he meets with members of the his Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, Friday, March 27, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

That time Valerie Jarrett got down with the common folk

- The Washington Times

Valerie Jarrett, the fabled White House whisperer of Barack Obama's administration, has stepped from the shadows to press this current batch of Democratic Party 2020 candidates to please, oh please, remember the women-folk. Title this "That Time Valerie Jarrett Got Down With The Common People." And insert LOLs here.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the fifth inning of Game 3 of the baseball National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: Tenacity, brilliance now define Strasburg's legacy

Monday night before a packed and raucous sold-out Nationals Park crowd of 43,675 energized by their team's first NL Championship Series home game, Stephen Strasburg focused on what he could control -- and he controlled the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings of one-run baseball.