Don’t Let Big Tech Become Big Brother

Mark Penn, The Hill
Big tech has made a big mistake. Swept up in a wave of political correctness and the fallout from the Russia investigation, many of the largest online platforms have embarked upon a fruitless adventure in censorship that can only further divide rather than unite the nation.

Trump not doing enough to expand his appeal beyond core base, analysts say

Divisions in President Trump's base have emerged as a warning sign in the mid-term elections, even as the president can rightfully claim a near-perfect record of endorsing GOP candidates.

Mr. Trump is drawing enthusiastic, overflow crowds at campaign rallies across the country — three of them last week alone. The ...

It’s time to vet the Democrats looking to ride the wave

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The mid-term elections are now less than 13 weeks away and the stakes are high. If Democrats retake Congress, they will launch unending investigations with subpoena power, consider articles of impeachment in the first 90 days and shut down President Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years.

Democrats ...

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Eric Clanton's attorney Daniel Siegel said the 29-year-old agreed to the plea deal Wednesday in Alameda ...

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The mayor of Montebello has about 52 percent of more than 45,000 votes counted, giving her a nearly 1,600-vote lead over Republican ...

Star witness talks about NYC mayor at ex-union head’s trial

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