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Ryan Lovelace

Ryan Lovelace

Ryan Lovelace is a political reporter for The Washington Times with a focus on covering the advocacy groups in Washington. He also covers technology and cyber issues. He previously reported for American Lawyer Media and covered politics and the Supreme Court for the Washington Examiner. He can be reached at

Articles by Ryan Lovelace

People sit on the steps of Union Square with the First Amendment written in chalk on the sidewalk. Photo credit: 26ShadesOfGreen via Shutterstock.

Free speech group gives 43 states failing ratings

The Institute for Free Speech has given 43 states failing scores in its new Free Speech Index, underscoring the opposition facing people wishing to speak openly about politics and government nationwide. Published August 9, 2022

Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington on March 9, 2020. Musk said Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are "spam bots" or real people. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Musk challenges Twitter CEO to public debate

Elon Musk has challenged Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a public debate about the number of fake accounts on his social media platform, a contentious issue that upended the SpaceX and Tesla CEO's planned takeover of Twitter. Published August 8, 2022

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, talks to reporters as Democrats express their dismay at a news report by Politico that a draft opinion suggests the justices could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Senate’s antitrust crackdown on tech stalls

Tech critics' hopes for an overhaul of antitrust laws this summer are fading fast after Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the vote will not happen before Congress departs this month. Published August 2, 2022