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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

The End of (Whig) History

History goes where we push it. And if we don’t push, someone else will. ...

FCC Designates Chinese Tech Giants Huawei and ZTE as National-Security Threats

The Federal Communications Commission has formally designated two technology giants closely connected to the Chinese Communist regime as national-security threats to the integrity of telecommunications networks and the communications supply chain. The designation applies to Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation. FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced that, after a full investigation, the commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) concluded that “[b]oth companies have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus, and both...

China Swallows Hong Kong

The Chinese Communist Party, through what it portrays as its legislature (the “National People’s Congress”), has enacted a law crushing democracy in Hong Kong. Under the guise of protecting “national security,” the new law criminalizes as “subversion” and “terrorism” various expressions of protest and political dissent. It further endeavors to cut off Hong Kong’s support lines by criminalizing, as conspiracy to endanger national security, sundry exchanges with other countries and outside groups. The people of Hong Kong have...

The American Infection

The Europeans did a much better job of controlling the coronavirus than we did, and they don’t want us spreading it there. ...

Vive la Liberté

France rediscovers free speech as the United States abandons it. ...
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Steelers will require fans to wear masks — if spectators allowed

The Pittsburgh Steelers will require fans to wear masks at Heinz Field this season — if spectators ultimately are allowed at games. “Our goal is to still have fans at Heinz Field this year with the understanding that social distancing, as well as all fans being required to wear masks, will...

Mets reliever Brad Brach among those not yet at spring 2.0

Brad Brach’s absence in Mets camp was confirmed Wednesday. The veteran reliever has not worked out with the team since spring training 2.0 began on Friday, according to manager Luis Rojas, who said he would provide no further details. A day earlier, Rojas confirmed reliever Jared Hughes, who was signed last...

Nurse and mother of four killed trying to help car crash victim in Kentucky

A 36-year-old mother of four is dead after stopping to help a driver who was in a traffic accident in Boone County, Kentucky. Ana Kincart, who worked as a nurse at VA clinic in nearby Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was driving to work when she stopped to check on the driver of a...