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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales a puff of smoke in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Massachusetts lawmakers have approved the nation's toughest restrictions on flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The ban was passed by the Senate early Thursday, Nov. 21, before the legislature broke for a holiday recess. It had earlier been passed by the state House of Representatives.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The AMA declares war on vaping and public health

Amid an unprecedented percentage of teens reporting that they had vaped at least once during the past month, the Trump administration was poised to announce a ban on flavors in all nicotine vaping products earlier this month.

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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

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"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.

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.

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.

 'The Fall of Richard Nixon' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fall of Richard Nixon'

Tom Brokaw's recent book, "The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate," aims to position himself as the period's pre-eminent wise man.

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.

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Ludwig von Mises' defense of free enterprise is lost on socialists

In 1944, Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises made a passionate defense of free enterprise to a group of business leaders at the California Club in Los Angeles. Seven decades later, the same venue hosted an event for the economics institute named for Mises.

Illustration on the retailing of anti-Trump activities by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump Russia investigation rested on a house of cards

A review of the public record demonstrates that the Russia investigation rested on a house of cards assembled by high-level officials to prevent Donald Trump's election or to ensure that his administration would fail.

'The Lost Soul of the American Presidency' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Lost Soul of the American Presidency'

"The American president was intended, at least in part, to serve as the nation's chief of state, as its symbolic head, not a partisan leader. An office envisioned by George Washington and others as a source of national pride and unity has devolved into a force for division and discord."