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Drew Johnson

Drew Johnson is a former editorial writer at The Washington Times.

Articles by Drew Johnson

In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, photo, Cornelio Bonilla pumps gas at Best Food Mart gas station in Gainesville Ga. The price of oil continues to fall, extending a slide that has already gone further and lasted longer than most thought, and probing depths not seen since 2003. (AP Photo/Kevin Liles)

Obama's proposed crude-oil tax has sucking sounds

A lot of Americans are breathing a little easier these days. The low gas prices -gas is less than $2 a gallon most places in the country - mean many folks have a few extra dollars in their pockets. Published February 25, 2016

Uncle Sam's Interference in the Railroad Business Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Leave the railroad industry alone

President Obama made it clear in his final State of the Union address that he wants to be remembered as the turnaround guy. Published January 27, 2016

Illustration on Net Neutrality by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama wraps your cellphone in red tape

On Friday, Dec. 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia will hear oral arguments regarding heavy-handed Internet regulations enacted in June by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Obama. Published December 2, 2015

Illustration on U.S. oil exports by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Obama should support rescinding oil-export ban

After the House of Representatives' recent vote to lift a 40-year-old ban that prevented exporting domestically drilled oil, Mr. Obama promised a veto. He claimed that "Congress should be focusing its efforts on supporting our transition to a low-carbon economy." Published November 25, 2015

Nebraska's unseemly death penalty drug deal

It doesn't take much imagination to figure out what someone does when they want to score illegal drugs. They search in the shadows for a source - an illicit dealer - and they operate in secrecy. God forbid they get caught. Published November 6, 2015

U.S. Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service/Facebook)

Postal service lies cost us billions

It turns out the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been caught in a lie. The Postal Service's increased focus on its for-profit shipping service actually cost a ridiculous amount. Published October 29, 2015

Tech firm Nvidia's pseudo patent exploitations

When it comes to sexy news topics, the House speaker debacle, fights over Planned Parenthood, Hillary's email scandals and pretty much anything that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth easily tops reports about an investigation into an obscure trade and patent dispute at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Published October 14, 2015

President Barack Obama talks with Pope Francis in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress should boycott Pope Francis

Don't look now, but another person who hates free market capitalism, calls for radical government action to address global warming, wants to silence free expression, believes lawmakers should micromanage the family lives and sexual behavior of individuals, and has people convinced he's infallible is in Washington. Published September 23, 2015

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NFL owners sack taxpayers, line own pockets

The new NFL season is barely 2 weeks old, but anyone watching closely can already tell who will be this year's biggest winners and losers. Published September 21, 2015

In this May 6, 2013 file photo, Attorney General Jim Hood holds a news conference in Jackson, Miss. A federal judge has ruled against Hood in his effort to keep Google from getting its hands on correspondence between Hood and lobbyists for the motion picture industry. It's the latest defeat for Hood in his effort to investigate the Internet search giant, after the same judge wrote a stinging opinion suggesting that Hood was acting in bad faith and sent a lengthy subpoena to Google as retaliation for the company's refusal to buckle under to Hood's objections about what it posts online. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Stop Hollywood's attack on free speech, Internet

A public official is attempting to control what people can search for, stream and distribute online. Shockingly, this assault on individual liberty and online freedom isn't taking place in North Korea, China, Russia, Cuba or Iran. It's happening in Mississippi - right here, in the good ol' U.S. of A. Published September 4, 2015

Simple steps to make Social Security solvent

Optimistic estimates predict that in just 20 years, Americans will collect just 71 percent of the Social Security benefits they were promised Published August 26, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, listens to remarks while addressing the media after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Republicans plotting on 'email tax'

In 2002, while visiting my home state of Tennessee, President George W. Bush famously blundered the old adage, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Published August 18, 2015

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 photo, Henry Plange, a power generation engineer, checks temperatures of solar panels at the Space Coast Next Generation Solar Center, in Merritt Island, Fla. Industry experts rank Florida third in the nation in rooftop solar energy potential but 13th in the amount of solar energy generated. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

A solar energy bubble in the making

The 2007-08 financial crisis left many in America with bitter feelings toward Wall Street. Policymakers and pundits chastised financial investors for being greedy and preying on hardworking Americans. Those criticisms, however, were misplaced. Published July 10, 2015

A Louisiana family is fighting to protect their dog Zeus after the village of Moreauville passed an ordinance banning pit bulls and Rottweilers. (Facebook/Saving Zeus)

Pit bull bans kill family pets, too

Some of man's best friends have been turned into public enemy No. 1 thanks to some bad PR and a laundry list of unreasonable regulations by elected officials. Published July 6, 2015

In this April 23, 2014, photo, Eric Scheman holds an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

E-cig industry doesn't need government regs ...

Unlike governments, which have no skin in the game if they incorrectly or improperly rubber stamp an ingredient as safe when it isn't, e-cigarette producers like British American Tobacco have everything to lose. Published July 1, 2015

Maryland players watch fireworks explode after defeating North Carolina 9-8 in the championship match in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament, Sunday, May 24, 2015, Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Obama's EPA tosses water on grills, fireworks

Could this be the last great American summer? It will be if President Obama and his grumpy band of killjoys at the Environmental Protection Agency get their way. Published June 15, 2015