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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. 
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Nancy Pelosi’s hostage video

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When healers become agents of death, not life

Assisted suicide makes for bad law and bad medicine. It is dangerous public policy that negatively impacts everyone and profoundly changes medicine's role in society. Performing assisted suicides damages the physician-patient relationship and violates our calling to heal.

Illustration on the USMCA by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Main Street counts on trade with Mexico and Canada

Washington often seems like a three-ring circus, and lately is no exception. Between impeachment, all the hearings and testimonies which have essentially turned Congress into a TV courtroom, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stall tactics which have prevented Congress from taking up key priorities, partisan politics has once again taken over, and things in Washington are not getting done.

Say "NO" to AARP Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

AARP is just a for-profit insurance company

The AARP recently hosted a forum that included Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ostensibly to discuss proposals to lower health care costs. The irony was unmissable. AARP — which until the 1990s was an acronym but now, appropriately, stands for nothing — is crusading for a Nancy Pelosi bill that allegedly combats "unfair pricing," while AARP itself faces serious legal allegations that it is ripping off seniors by raising the health care costs of its own members.

Russia is eating America's lunch in Libya

The United States used to be the dominant power in the Middle East. From Morocco to the Persian Gulf, American muscle and alliances shaped the region's political and economic landscape. That is no longer the case. The vacuum created by a failure of U.S. leadership has created opportunities that our adversaries have exploited to their advantage and at our expense.

Illustration on the effects of Britain's early release policy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Licensed to kill on Britain's black Friday

Last Friday's terrorist knife attack in London that resulted in two fatalities and three others being injured was carried out by jihadist, Usman Khan, who had been released early from prison.

Hunting and capturing a brutal drug lord

The general public first became aware of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena when they were portrayed by actors in the Netflix series, "Narcos."

This photo from Tuesday, March 28, 2006 , shows New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg listening as he testifies about gun control before Congress in Washington. Mr. Bloomberg, a Democratic candidate for mayor, is on the defensive about his support of sin taxes on vices like smoking and sugary drinks, which disproportionately impact lower-income Americans. The former mayor says such taxes help encourage Americans to quit or cut back on those vices, and hence promotes their health. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Trump campaign is right to block Bloomberg News

- The Washington Times

In late November, owner Michael R. Bloomberg, a former New York mayor, announced that he was running for the Democratic nomination for president, and the company's editor, John Micklethwait, subsequently wrote in a memo to staff that Bloomberg News would not only refrain from investigating its owner, but also all of his Democratic opponents.

People walk near the logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) ** FILE **

New smart TV? Manufacturers, hackers may be watching you

- The Washington Times

The FBI issued a warning to buyers of new smart television sets that went like this: Beware -- hackers, manufacturers and app developers now have an open door into your home. Big Brother is watching. Big Brother is listening. And Big Brother is now coming as a too-good-to-believe TV purchase price wrapped in holiday ribbon.

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page leaves following an interview with lawmakers behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Lisa Page is no Monica Lewinsky

- The Washington Times

Lisa Page, the ex-FBI lawyer outed as an adulterous anti-Donald Trumper during the now-defunct Russia investigation into the president, has come forward, finally, to publicly speak. And of what does she speak? Of how mean old Trump has forced her to shed her supposedly preferred quiet life and speak. Page, the victim?

The Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in Washington on April 5, 2009. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mainstream media bungles reporting on conscience rights

A plain reading of the regulation itself -- or, if you're short on time, the HHS fact sheet or press release about the rule -- makes clear that federal laws protecting rights of conscience are nothing new. And that's what has made mainstream media's coverage of this issue so disappointing, to put it mildly. They seem almost incapable of treating conscience rights with the reverence they rightly accord other civil-rights laws.

 In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, center, poses with daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, and Isabella Rose Giannulli at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)  **FILE**

Community service benefits young students and athletes

- The Washington Times

Young people like Mayce Wood and others who volunteer to do good for their communities' sake aren't so jaded. They don't just see a need; they feel the need. Sometimes, again too often, young people only do things merely because an adult tells them to do it.

FILE- In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, the U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. Republicans have high hopes of using the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to defeat Democrats from swing districts loaded with moderate voters. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Buying everything but impeachment

Like an autumn breeze that sweeps clean the fallen leaves, good fortune is expelling the dreary effects of the incessant political strife that has tarnished the days of 2019. Even as dour faces in Washington deliver the dismal details of presidential impeachment proceedings, elsewhere the news is of a nation bursting with new-found prosperity. By most measures, this holiday season is shaping up to come wrapped in a golden bow.

Pythonesque Democrats

Living in Britain, I enjoyed the humor of John Cleese and his associates in the TV program "Monty Python's Flying Circus." The series and its later films highlighted an ability to poke fun at the pomposity of life. It led to the coining of a new English word, pythonesque, which is used to describe the ridiculous.

Not entitled to special treatment

The tactics of the LGBTQ lobby to undermine the rule of law and trample the rights of other Americans by playing the victim at every turn must not be allowed to succeed. The latest heinous example is the attempt of certain Department of Justice LGBTQ employees to confuse the public with regard to Attorney General William Barr and influence the Supreme Court with regard to the cases involving gay and transgender plaintiffs now before the court ("Justice Department's LGBTQ workers say administration's stance on protections harming morale," Web, Nov. 28).

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Caving to bullies over religious belief

As we head into the Christmas season, religious liberty in America continues to be under attack, and it's not just about whether people can say "Merry Christmas" in public places. With the recent controversy over Chick-fil-A bowing to pressure to end its financial support of charities the far left has labeled as "anti-gay," organizations that dare to hold onto certain deeply held religious beliefs will likely be punished for it.

Head Knot Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The biggest enemy of the left

Cognitive dissonance is a phenomenon wherein individuals experience mental distress when they must hold beliefs that they know are contradictory. When confronted with facts that refute said beliefs, people either need to discard one of them (thereby solving the dissonance) or perform mental gymnastics to try to resolve the contradiction in their mind.

When advertisers fetishize race

Advertisers have taken a lead role in promoting racial equality. Sit through a string of ads and chances are you'll see a lot of African-Americans doing the same things as whites and living comfortably among them; doctors, financial advisers, and entrepreneurs, driving their kids to the same schools in the same luxury SUVs, toasting at the same Christmas parties, marshmallowing around the same campfires, and cleaning spills in the same sleek kitchens.

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