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President Obama arrives to speak during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

Obama puts the cat among the pigeons

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama put the cat among the pigeons Thursday night, but he may be surprised by how big that cat could get, and with it a big cat’s appetite for more than pigeons.

Illustration on the Constitution and marriage by Linas Garys/The Washington Times

Considering the thorny question of a marriage amendment

At a time when many Republicans have embraced a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to same-sex marriage (“Don’t ask me what my position is because I won’t tell you”), Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has proposed a characteristically audacious solution to judicial assaults on traditional marriage: a constitutional amendment.

In this photo taken May 12, 2014, Shon DeArmon, top, and his partner James Porter carry a flag in support of the county issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark.  A 2004 amendment to the Arkansas constitution lands before two courts Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, with the state Supreme Court and a federal judge considering separate challenges in the case. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

A constitutional amendment on marriage

Our nation is in the final stages of a sweeping and historic social transformation that just 10 years ago seemed improbable at best.

Gruber's Black-box Obamacare Number Cruncher Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Gruber and the shenanigans of Leviathan

Democratic politicians and the liberal media are scrambling to curtail the damage from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s proclamations on stupid voters and deceitful legislative tactics.

Illustration on the need for immigration reform by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Solving immigration, one step at a time

Republicans have no shortage of ideas for fixing America’s immigration system and no lack of good will toward those who would come here for opportunity and freedom. What we do need, urgently, is to restore the bonds of trust — between the people and their government, and between the institutions we depend on to maintain the rule of law.

Playing with constitutional fire

Earlier this week, President Obama made it clear that he will soon offer some form of limited amnesty to about five million foreign nationals who are currently living illegally in the United States. He will do so by issuing an executive order to federal officials who oversee immigration directing them to undertake a course of action that, if complied with individually by all persons whom he designates as eligible, will cause the federal government to remove the threat of deportation from those who meet the standards he will lay down.

CAL THOMAS: Teaching hate

The Jerusalem terror attack is yet another example that the Islamists are playing to win; we aren’t.

Illustration on future Democratic legislation being written in Latin by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A modest proposal to left-wing friends

I have a suggestion for my left-wing Democratic friends in light of all the controversy over Obamacare. That the controversy continues all these years after the bill’s passage and that today much of the bill is in danger of amputation must be very dispiriting to those left-wingers who had such high hopes for it.

Illustration on campus sexual policies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Misreading the cry of rape

- The Washington Times

If Aesop were here he might rewrite his famous fable, replacing the boy who cried “wolf!” with the girl who cried “rape!” The cry of “rape” is used so carelessly that it’s often impossible to get to the truth of an accusation. When rape was a capital offense it was a rare and vicious crime which required a court of law to apply justice. It was underreported, since the rapist usually took advantage of those who felt too vulnerable even to say anything about it.

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Illustration on Obama's vacilating responses to national security threats by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The greater sacrifices that underlie Veterans Day

If Americans who, on some previous Veterans Day, ever thanked me or my brothers and sisters in uniform for our service, then please accept this thank you in return for voting last Tuesday.

** FILE ** Sen. Jim Webb was the chief author of the 21st Century GI Bill of Rights. (The Washington Times)

Giving thanks to our veterans

It's always heartening when Veterans Day rolls around each November to see our nation pay tribute to those who have served so nobly in our armed forces.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks to reporters, surrounded by supporters, in front of the New Orleans VA Hospital construction site, the day after being forced into a runoff against her main challenger, Rep. Paul Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Good times roll again on the Louisiana bayou

- The Washington Times

The good times are about to roll again down on the Louisiana bayou. The good old boys gathered Monday to present a solid front against Mary L. Landrieu and her fading "clout." Gallantry be damned.

Organizers of Portland's Hempstalk Festival have been told they can't hold the 2015 event on city property. (Associated Press)

Up in smoke: Less than a third of conservatives favor marijuana legalization

- The Washington Times

Not everyone has gotten aboard the marijuana happy train. "Legalizing marijuana remains a much easier task in certain places than others. Chiefly, in contrast to high levels of support among liberals and solid support among moderates, less than a third of conservative Americans think marijuana should be legal," says Gallup analyst Lydia Saad.

Mitt Romney appears before the inaugural Israeli American Council National Conference in Washington on Friday, November 7. (Israeli American Council)

Mitt Romney 'stunned' and 'speechless' over President Obama's letter to Iran leader

- The Washington Times

Mitt Romney was in the nation's capital on Friday night, addressing an enthusiastic audience of Israeli Americans, and offering his own straightforward take on recent news that President Obama had sent a letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggesting he both sign a nuclear agreement and join a U.S.-led military effort against the Islamic State. "I was frankly stunned that the President of the United States would write a letter of that nature, in effect legitimizing a nation and a leadership which is violating international norms and is threatening the world," Mr. Romney said.

EDWIN MEESE: Preventing domestic violence

When we began working together in the crime-victim assistance field more than 30 years ago, domestic violence was considered simply a "family matter."

Political Fish Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Upending the new immoral order

Tuesday's Republican wave election was not just about the economy, repealing Obamacare, illegal immigration, failed foreign policy or the nation's nearly $18 trillion debt.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback makes his victory speech during a Republican watch party Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The tax-cut referendums

For months on end, Democrats crowed that voters were going to toss Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his tax-cutting agenda out of office on Tuesday.

Image of Justice Department Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ORRIN G. HATCH: Why the rush to a new attorney general?

President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder Jr. as attorney general is an opportunity to refurbish the tarnished image of both the Senate and the Department of Justice.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Iranian regime isn't changing

Clare Lopez's piece claiming that the revolution in Iran is over and that the people of Iran are ready to join the international community as a partner is belied by the recitation of facts in the same piece ("A rose-colored glasses vision of a 'new Iran,'" Web, Nov. 4).