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In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Wrinkle In Time" in London. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Oprah's 'O' advocacy of death

- The Washington Times

A few days ago, in an appearance on "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN, I said in answer to a caller's question that I didn't know any woman who went cheerily toward an abortion, happily off to the operating table, in some sort of "let the suction begin!" type of trance. Then came Oprah with her "Shout Your Abortion" magazine feature.

Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, departs following his appearance in Federal Court on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in New York. Cohen, has pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Manafort, Cohen -- and the innuendo games begin

- The Washington Times

Paul Manafort was hit with a guilty finding on eight of 18 financial fraud charges. Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance and bank and tax fraud. And the vultures are circling -- heck, dive-bombing -- to tie all these court happenings back to President Donald Trump. Let the innuendo games begin.

A wall is spray painted with a message that reads in Spanish: "Damn Maduro" next to an ATM machine in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Banks remained closed Monday as they prepare to release the "sovereign bolivar," the new currency printed with five fewer zeroes in a bid to tame soaring inflation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

America is Venezuela with Democrats in charge

- The Washington Times

Venezuela is in crisis mode, its currency tanking, its oil-rich vastness a waste of socialist rule, its peoples desperate for even the most basic of human necessities. And this is where the young Democrats and progressives of America would like to head.

Bill Maher said on his show late Friday that even though Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been "a deliberately terrible person, saying horrible things," young gun safety advocates have to expect criticism if they are entering the public arena. He said they shouldn't target advertisers. (Associated Press)

Rancor replaces reason as speech-stifling becomes game

- The Washington Times

Bill Maher, on his recent "Real Time" episode on HBO, ripped into leftists for cheering the social media booting of Alex Jones -- something which even his liberal mind looked at as a chilling path toward tyranny and clamped free speech. Democrats would do well to pay attention.

In this  July 5, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Andrew Cuomo's 'total meltdown' very un-JFK

- The Washington Times

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, made what's called in the world of politics a suicidal step by saying, for all the country to hear, that America's not that great -- that the notion of American exceptionalism is pretty much ridiculous. Or, at least, his comments would've been political suicide, in a day and age of Democrat reason.

Sensors and cameras, part of a system used to tell what people have purchased, are attached overhead in an Amazon Go store, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Seattle. More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon opened its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) ** FILE **

A.I. goes eye-gazing for personality traits

- The Washington Times

Researchers have discovered a way to stare artificial intelligence deep into the windows of humans' souls and emerge with a score card on personality as it pertains to four traits: neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness. Eye-gazing -- technology's next venture toward omniscience.

Conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Lying on Laura Ingraham

- The Washington Times

Fox News host Laura Ingraham sparked massive backlash around the country when she opened a monologue by calling for the lynching of all black people, the gunning down of illegals at the border, the ripping of little brown-faced babies from their mommas -- "not gringos," she called them -- and the chicken cage incarceration of any documented citizen that couldn't produce proof of membership in either the KKK or the NRA. Oh wait. She didn't really. My bad. But in the twisted minds of the left, she might as well have.

In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, youths look at computer screens at an internet cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) ** FILE **

Title VII solution for social media censorship

- The Washington Times

All this social media censorship talk that's been fueling conservative angst in recent months has had the distressing effect of putting the ideological right exactly where the left wants it -- in a regulatory box with nowhere to go. The solution? The ideological right needs to create a new battlefield. How about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?

Censorship has no part in telling the American story

- The Washington Times

First came Alex Jones, and the outright booting of his Infowars news product from several top social media sites. Then came headlines of Sebastian Gorka, facing a so-called "soft ban" at Fox News. But really, radio rock star Michael Savage has them both beat. He's been banned by Britain; booted from various markets. And all that -- despite the fact he's a top ratings draw, a major market asset, a proven voice who's weathered many a storm.

In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., right, introduces former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon, center, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. At left is Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. The two senators she competed against in previous bitter campaigns and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are complementing McMahon, the new administrator of the Small Business Administration, sworn in Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sen. Chris Murphy, a classic case of what's wrong with politicians

- The Washington Times

Sen. Chris Murphy just made national headlines for suggesting that social media giants like Facebook and YouTube shouldn't stop at Alex Jones and Infowars, but rather go forward and censor, censor, censor until all signs of objectionable speech are removed from the Internet. Here's a guy who doesn't belong in political office.

In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives for a child custody trial at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Alex Jones winning: He's now more popular than ever

- The Washington Times

Alex Jones of Infowars has been booted from YouTube, Apple, Spotify and Facebook for what the tech giants consider his rampant hate speech. And with that, Jones has become the face of the censorship fight. This seems counterproductive to those who would silence him, yes?