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None of the major newspapers that published editorials in response to the Trump Administration’s airstrikes on Syria criticized the attack or questioned whether Assad first attacked his own people.

This one thing has hamstrung our foreign policy for decades.

One can commit blasphemy against Christianity and offend Christians with impunity. It’s cool, it’s edgy, and no one is going to get hurt. But blaspheming Islam and offending Islam? That is a grave offense, punishable by law in many places and elsewhere a sure career-killer that will get you labeled as outside the realm of polite society. The unspoken subtext is that if you criticize Islam, some Muslims might kill you, and in this age of cowardice that is enough to get most people to stand down.

The Democratic Party used a similar tactic during the Watergate scandal in 1972. The DNC sued former President Richard Nixon’s reelection committee for $1 million in damages for the bungled burglary at the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building.

The Hayward Fault is a “tectonic time bomb, due any time for another magnitude 6.8 to 7.0 earthquake.”

Big data is a powerful force in the United States, but should big data be allowed to do whatever it wants with your information?

Our government could very well be trying to do the same thing in Syria as it has done in Libya and Iraq. And the trail goes back further. There’s a Wikileaks cable from 2006 detailing how to overthrow Assad, including radicalizing Islamists in the region. Yet, President Trump says this bombing was a targeted attack to stop the use of chemical weapons, that’s it. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May took it further, stating that “This is not about regime change.” It’s hard to believe when history tells a different story.

The tech giants have moved past private business ownership, they’ve monopolized the internet, meaning they no longer have the right to shut down speech they don’t like for the sake of their platform. If there were viable alternatives for our speech, we would go there, but these tech giants have destroyed their competition and made themselves the only game in town… which means they MUST let us speak.

Many will not want to hear this, but choosing comforting fantasy over harsh reality is never productive in the long run.

House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.