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President Barack Obama, left, points to Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., center, and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., right, after signing the Dodd Frank-Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in a ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: Economic strangulation with red tape

President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America’s gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data. We’re outclassed not only by Brazil, China and India, but by Mali, Guatemala, Swaziland and Vanuatu.

Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

Billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg could learn a thing or two from the biblical story about an Israelite soldier named David, who went up against Goliath, a giant of a man and a powerful foe.

James E. Ferguson, Texas Governor 1915-1917

The other indicted governor of Texas

Whatever the final outcome of the seemingly politically based indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, it should be noted that the media’s references to his being the first Texas chief executive to be charged in nearly a century fails to provide the necessary historical background for the comparison.

Ted Williams Baseball Card

Random observations for summer 2014

One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. For Republicans, though, we have to guess.

A dead youth and a wounded community

The languorous dog days of August were shattered by the recent tragic shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, United Airlines Flight 175 collides into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York as smoke billows from the north tower. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)

An ominous post-9/11 warning

Two recent interviews have been the topic of lively debate within the so-called “foreign-policy community.”

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, assigned protest oversight to Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, left, after violent protests erupted following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer on Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The wrong way to restore peace in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, called out the National Guard on Monday to restore order to the streets of Ferguson. Heavily armed soldiers will take the place of even more heavily armed police officers who had been assigned to prevent looting as the mobs gathered to riot.

Travis County Special prosecutor Michael McCrum announced that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury in Austin, Texas on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.  Gov. Rick Perry, 63, was charged with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

The ‘case’ against Rick Perry

Prosecutors in Texas could have done the nation a service with the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas. The indictment of him is so transparent as vindictive prosecution that it will surely topple by its own weight, and beyond that, it could focus needed light on the urgent need for prosecutorial reform.

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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather at a park near the Turkey-Iraq border at the Ibrahim al-Khalil crossing, as they try to cross to Turkey, in Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. The U.N. this week declared the situation in Iraq a "Level 3 Emergency" — a decision that came after some 45,000 members of the Yazidi religious minority were able to escape from a remote desert mountaintop where they had been encircled by Islamic State fighters. The extremist group views them as apostates and had vowed to kill any who did not convert to Islam. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Wielding hugs and scimitars

It's tough to think of a lower moment for the American presidency than what President Obama has done to it during the past couple of weeks. He stubbornly insisted on a sweet vacation at Martha's Vineyard while the world exploded.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Impeach Holder, not Obama

The Times recently ran two items about impeachment. One was former judge Andrew P. Napolitano's op-ed, "The smoking gun of Obama's lawlessness" (Web, Aug. 6), and the other was a cartoon showing House Speaker John A. Boehner saying (as he has in fact said), "We have no plans to impeach President Obama" and "We have nothing to gain by impeaching President Obama."

Illustration on Federal abuse of power through confiscation of citizens' property by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

When the highway robber wears a badge

In 1900, legend has it Butch Cassidy was part of the small gang that knocked off the First National Bank of Winnemucca, stealing $32,000.

Illustration on premature death pronouncements on the Tea Party by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Reports of Tea Party's death are greatly exaggerated

With the GOP establishment's victory of Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas, many news outlets have begun to beat the drum about the failure of a movement that brought us the likes of Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and other Tea Party candidates.

Attack on Freedom of Religion Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A speech code for the pulpit?

Usually, the only link most Americans make between the Internal Revenue Service and their faith is the prayer they offer before beginning to fill out their tax returns.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Arsonist'

The main characters of Sue Miller's new novel, "The Arsonist," have all recently settled in the New Hampshire village of Pomeroy. To Frankie Rowley, it isn't an entirely new place because she spent summers on the family farm her parents Sylvia and Alfie inherited.

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Global stock markets mostly rose Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 cheered by the prospect of more gains on Wall Street and a sense that Ukraine tensions are easing.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Secular stagnation is a cover-up

Secular stagnation is all wrong. It's a cover-up for mistaken economic policies that began in the Bush years and intensified during the Obama administration.