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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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In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared for tabulation in Augusta, Maine, in the Second Congressional District's House election, the first congressional race in American history to be decided by the ranked-choice voting method. Gov. Janet Mills has until midnight Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, to sign or veto a bill that would allow ranked-choice voting in the state's March 2020 presidential primary. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Ranked-choice voting should be slotted dead last as election reform

Progressives are floating yet another election reform: Ranked-choice voting. It's an idea so bad, even some dyed-in-the-wool liberals reject it. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill expanding ranked choice voting because it is "overly complicated and confusing" and "deprives voters of genuinely informed choice."

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listens during a talk about lowering the cost of prescription drug prices Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

'To form a more perfect union' or transform it

Not everyone is born for greatness, but most Americans try to do their part, in the words of the Constitution, "in order to form a more perfect union." Some, though, spend their days attempting to transform it. Republicans and Democrats alike believe it is they who are laboring to build a better nation and their political adversaries who are wrecking it. It's an ominous trend, especially heading into a presidential election season where victory and defeat hang in the balance. When the Democratic presidential contenders take the debate stage Tuesday in Ohio, voters should gauge whether they intend to support the union the Framers formed, in transform it.

What about DC's name?

The DC Council, having denounced the discoverer of America with habitual nasty incivility, has decided to rename the Columbus Day national holiday "Indigenous Peoples' Day." But the evidently not-fully-'woke' councilors seem to have forgotten that the unabbreviated name of the jurisdiction they oversee is the District of Columbia, a form of the name Columbus. Maybe the councillors will next change the district name to the "District of Indigenous Peoples." The new abbreviation would say more about the collective mind of the council than anything else the group has done lately.

This Sept. 2, 2019 photo provided by NASA shows the eye of Hurricane Dorian shown from the International Space Station. (Nick Hague/NASA via AP)

Are hurricanes getting worse?

If the normal rules of science applied, we simply couldn't say that tropical cyclones are systematically getting stronger and/or more frequent due to rising temperatures.

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."

Halloween Brexit deadline illustration by Linas Garsys

Why the EU isn't scared of the Halloween Brexit deadline

With the Halloween Brexit deadline just over two weeks away it feels surprisingly calm across Europe. Remainers should be panicking by now as they believe it will be an economic catastrophe, so is this a sign that it is not going to happen?

'Facing the Bear' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Facing the Bear'

Mr. Royle, a broadcaster and military historian, tells us, Scotland played a key role in NATO's forward maritime defense operations, which helped contain the threat from the Soviet Bear.

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.

The Rev. Franklin Graham talks to the media before he speaks at his Decision America event at the Pitt County Fairgrounds in Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Franklin Graham to Beto O'Rourke: Bible is 'truth' -- you're not

- The Washington Times

World-renowned Christian evangelist Franklin Graham responded to Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke's recent push for churches to perform same-sex unions or face the loss of their tax-exempt status with this blunt statement: No. Go, Billy. There's a whole country of Christians who think the same.

A Washington Redskins fan cheers the team, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

No-win proposition for Dolphins, Redskins fans

- Associated Press

In the air above Hard Rock Stadium, before the bungling Redskins and hapless Dolphins took the field, a plane towed a banner calling for Miami fans to do their part to help get Washington team president Bruce Allen fired.

Illustration on criticism and individual responsibility by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Millennials should practice what they preach

Recently, on the Australian television program called "ABC Q&A," Jordan Peterson was confronted by a young millennial with the following question. "What is your answer to young people concerning some of the real big problems facing humanity like climate catastrophe?

It's a middle class boom

How much of the monetary gains from the Trump economic speed-up have gone to the middle class? If you ask Democratic senators and presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris or Bernie Sanders, the answer to that question is ... almost none.