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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 wonderful era, and its exceptions

If you could choose to live in any year of the last 2,000, which year would you pick? For every person, some years are better than others; but looking across all of humankind, this year has probably been the best.

When the far-left takes its gloves off

When Wall Street Journal editorialist Kimberley Strassel penned "Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters are Breaking America" just a few short months ago, "House Democrats had yet to decide whether to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump," Ms. Strassel writes.

Illustration on the problems connected to H1B visas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Saving Americans from layoffs and lower wages

President Trump's administration is delivering for American workers. During his time as president, the number of H-1B guestworker visa denials are at a decade high.

Preparing for Secure Elections Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Toward free and fair elections

The 2016 presidential election in the United States and the 2018 midterm elections were rife with attempts by foreign actors to influence American politics. With the 2020 presidential election getting closer, how can we safeguard our democracy from being hijacked by international interests?

Illustration on the need for increased military funding by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Peace through strength

The America that we cherish and hope to pass on to the next generation depends on the promise that we have a military strong enough to protect it and everything it stands for. Without that kind of military might to defend us from our enemies and to deter potential adversaries, everything that America is and was meant to be could be lost — our freedom, our prosperity, and our very way of life.

A plastic water bottle and plastic bags are seen discarded with other garbage in a corner trash can in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in New York. Two New York lawmakers say Wednesday that they're optimistic that a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags could be included in the spending plan that's due Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New York's slippery plastic slope

Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law prohibiting single-use plastic bags. The state is now considering a ban on single-use plastic containers by government agencies and contractors.

Kamala Sticker Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Kamala Harris' nosedive

- The Washington Times

California Sen. Kamala Harris' seems willing to do anything she thinks might help claw her way back into the top tier of Democratic presidential wannabes. This was on full display recently in South Carolina.

An open letter to Katie Hill

I'm sorry, but if you get caught in the act of living a red-light district lifestyle, you don't get to blame your demise on someone else. And you certainly don't get to hold yourself up as a hero and advocate for other women.

The lesson of California's wildfires

California's rolling blackouts affecting millions, contributing to chaos caused by deadly wildfires consuming entire forests and neighborhoods, is an object lesson that the nation's electric utilities cannot be trusted to protect the American people from EMP (including severe solar storms) or cyber warfare.

Members of the House Agriculture Committee, from left, Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., craft a new farm bill that includes an overhaul of the food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Two sensible Democrats in a field of leftist loony losers

- The Washington Times

The House, under Nancy Pelosi's leadership, with progressives' and far leftists' pressings and to Adam Schiff's glee, just passed a resolution that lays out the rules for the impeachment process against President Donald Trump. But it was a vote that came minus two Democrats. Dub them The Last Of The Sensible Democrats.

'Agent Running in the Field' (Book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Agent Running in the Field'

"Agent Running in the Field" is well-written and suspenseful, and despite the characters' critical jabs at President Trump and Brexit, enjoyable.

This image released by the Department of Defense on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, and displayed at a Pentagon briefing, shows an image of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Department of Defense via AP)

ISIS and Syria after the death of al-Baghdadi

The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caused by a raid by Army Delta Force operators based in Iraq, was an enormous but not fatal blow to that dangerous terrorist network.

Job searches may be in vain if the D.C. Department of Employment Services isn't doing its own job. (The Washington Times/File)

Job training: What does it mean?

- The Washington Times

When "Ruth Black" lost her job a few years back, she began staying in close contact with the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES). Now 58 years old, she's still in search of employment -- and she's at wit's end.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a smart enough politician to know that impeachment will fail to remove the president and could very well cost Democrats control of the House. (Associated Press)

Pelosi Bonaparte sees her Waterloo

- The Washington Times

For months, we have listened to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insist that this whole "formal impeachment inquiry" in search of a "high crime" did not require a vote by the full House of Representatives. Until, apparently, it does.