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Turkey no longer a friend

Turkey is a member of NATO and for many years was both an ally and good friend of the United States. Unfortunately, that is no longer true ("Turkey criticizes US freeze on Venezuela assets," Web, Aug. 9). In the past Turkey was a victim and constantly afraid of further Russian aggression. As a result, it was a reliable ally in fighting against communist expansion. It helped us significantly during the Korean War. But it betrayed us during the Gulf War, when it reneged on a pledge and forced our military to attack Kuwait only from the south. While our victory was quick, it would have been even faster had Turkey kept its promise.

This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein.  Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

None dare call it 'conspiracy'

Now that Jeffrey Epstein is dead, perhaps some are breathing a little easier knowing he won't have to testify at trial and be asked whether he served as a pimp to the wealthy and well-connected.

Illustration on the continuing importance of the Constitution by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Defining the principles of conservatism

At The Heritage Foundation, we're always thinking about ways to talk to new and non-traditional audiences about how conservative principles can create the greatest freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society for the American people.

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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions war against Israel

In July, when Rep. Ilhan Omar unveiled her plan to visit Israel, she also introduced a resolution that supported the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that has, as its first goal, to delegitimize Israel.

In this Oct. 7, 2012, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, speak in the middle of the field after the Patriots beat the Broncos 31-21 in an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Tom Brady, don't be a Peyton Manning

- The Washington Times

FiveThirtyEight.com, known more for political tracking than sports' world surveying, nonetheless weighed in with some fine analysis on the future of New England's GOAT Tom Brady and after cutting through the clutter and sifting about the statistics, the final offering was this: Get out while you're still good. Don't be a Peyton Manning.

The War on Police Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Escalating the war on police

There was a time when criminals knew that assaulting or murdering a police officer would bring on an immediate commendation from politicians, the press and the public.

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? Federal regulators are already investigating Facebook's privacy practices. And the antitrust question has been rumbling in the background, with critics calling for spinning off WhatsApp and Instagram. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Protecting consumers from Facebook

On Aug. 1,, news reports showed that the Federal Trade Commission is examining whether Facebook acquired other social media giants, including Instagram and WhatsApp, for anti-competitive reasons.

Adar Gandelsman of Israel (left) and Sarah Idan of Iraq pose together while in Tokyo in November. (Image: Instagram, Adar Gandelsman) ** FILE **

Ilhan Omar schooled by beauty queen on free speech

- The Washington Times

In between a bit of Twitter barbing, former Iraq beauty queen and Miss Universe contestant Sarah Idan managed to make clear to Rep. Ilhan Omar: Strict Islamic law has no business in America -- and freedom of speech isn't confined by congressional boundaries.

Rep. Joaquin Castro, Texas Democrat, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 25, 2019. (Associated Press) **FILE**

How Democrats threaten economic security

The late Saul Alinsky, the legendary left-wing community organizer, must be looking up from wherever he is and smiling. The direction lately taken by the Democratic Party shows they've bought into his tactics, hook, line and sinker.

Confiscate left's guns

Let's get all registered Democrats, those who have ever given donations to the Democratic Party and all those who have ever voted for a Democrat in the past 20 years, to turn in all of their "assault weapons," handguns, shotguns and any other kind of firearm — immediately. This would include all of the armed personal guards for Democratic politicians. Then, the next time there is a mass shooting, we can be sure it was carried out by a Trump supporter (or at least a Republican). What could be fairer than that?

Wealthy athletes whine, don't give

Miami Dolphins player Kenny Stills' protest over the team owner hosting a private event reminds why I stopped buying NFL tickets and products ("Dolphins' Stills says his criticism of owner isn't political," Web, Aug. 9). We football fans are not paying for a player's politics; we're paying to watch them perform on the field. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has a right to do whatever he wants, and if Mr. Stills disagrees then he should put in a request to move to another team.

In this undated photograph, the UCHealth medical helicopter sits on the landing pad outside the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. (Miles Blumhardt/Fort Collins Coloradoan via AP)

Surprise billing a beast for medical helicopter patients

- The Washington Times

What of the idea of informed patient consent? The right of one to control one's own health care? Good question. With emergency medical air transports, patients, families of patients, are bluntly, getting financially screwed. Bamboozled, even. It's high time Congress act to put a stop to this most egregious form of surprise billing.

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