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Democrats have one message, higher taxes

Like your tax cut? If a Democrat is elected as our next president, don't expect that to last long. Top Democrats running for president have vowed to repeal the entire Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in 2017, which would set back millions of middle-income Americans.

'Are We There Yet?' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Are We There Yet?'

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." That's a quote from Henry Ford, the U.S. industrialist/engineer who founded the Ford Motor Co. and created the first affordable automobile for the working man.

Dave Chappelle speaks at the press conference for "A Star Is Born" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) **FILE**

'Sticks & Stones,' guns and scaredy cats

- The Washington Times

To his credit, Mr. Chappelle's standup routines about the so-called cancel culture on Netflix's "Sticks & Stones" special has a lot of eyeballs rolling. Give him and public schools a hand, because much is -- and will become -- history. Now let's be frank in the here and now.

President Donald Trump speaks about Hurricane Dorian as he speaks to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Leave the fake forecasts to the professional fake forecasters

- The Washington Times

President Trump defeated establishment Republicans and destroyed the Democrats. He has slain swamp kings along the banks of the Potomac. He stood up to Chinese President Xi Jinping, stiffed the mullahs of Iran and walked away from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. And he utterly humiliated the Great Political Pundits of 2016.

Members of the Iranian-American community hold posters of Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), along with the Iranian flag and resistance flags, march past the Capitol during a protest in Washington Saturday, April 19, 2003. The demonstrators were calling for urgent action by international bodies to stop Tehran's attacks on the bases of the People's Mojahedin Organization, which is the main resistance group to the current Iranian government, based along the Iran-Iraq border. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

How America's Iran outreach is missing in action

This summer witnessed a rare moment of unity from the notoriously fractious Iranian opposition. In mid-July, dozens of activists of various ideological stripes gathered in Washington, D.C., to publicly protest a group they all view as a common foe -- the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).

Demonstrators link hands as they gather along an elevated walkway in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor Friday, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

What the Hong Kong protesters know

Few Americans today remember what is known as "Black Ribbon Day," when more than 2 million people in Communist Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania joined hands in an unbroken human chain that stretched some 420 miles to protest the Soviet occupation.

'Stand Down' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Stand Down'

"Our nation's military should not be a plaything of progressive ideologues, or of politically-motivated activists of any type for that matter, but an imposing and finely honed armed force for winning our nation's wars."

Illustration on Joe Biden by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The flubs and failings of Joe Biden

Liar or idiot. It is hard to tell which of these best describes former Vice President Joe Biden. In fact, I really don't understand how he can even be a contender considering his past.

In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Our veterans deserve better

- The Washington Times

As many as 11 suspicious deaths have occurred at the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia in recent years, including two in April of 2018 now ruled as homicides. And here we are, more than a year later, and what has the investigation got to show for itself?

Protesters hold placard read "Strike for Hong Kong" as others listens to speech during continuing pro-democracy rallies in Tamar Park, Hong Kong, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday she has never tendered her resignation to China over the anti-government protests that have roiled the city for three months. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The conservative movement hits the shores of Hong Kong

- The Washington Times

Risking arrest and imprisonment by Hong Kong authorities who are way too friendly with Beijing, Matt Schlapp made an impromptu, 1,800-mile Labor Day flight from Tokyo, leaving a Japanese Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for the besieged streets of the former British colony.

The Medical Bills Bandaid Solution Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Addressing unexpected medical bills

Closing in on a decade since the passage of the grand health care reform better known as Obamacare, lawmakers are under increasing pressure to deal with both issues it created, and others that it merely exacerbated. One of the latter that has been quickly gaining attention, for good reason, is the increase in "surprise billing."

'The Sentence is Death' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Sentence is Death'

In Anthony Horowitz's previous novel, "The Word Is Murder," readers were introduced to a character named Anthony Horowitz.

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