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  • **FILE** Statistician Nate Silver sits on the stairs at Allegro hotel in downtown Chicago on Nov. 9, 2012. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Nate Silver, bearer of bad tidings for Democrats

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    When Nate Silver, the young statistician and blogger, called the 2008 election for Barack Obama, his uncanny accuracy was celebrated. He correctly called the result in 49 of the 50 states. Published March 28, 2014

  • Businessman Mark Witaschek submits to a mugshot for the D.C. Gun Offenders Registry at Metropolitan Police Department. March 28, 2013.

    MILLER: Witaschek surrenders to D.C. police 'Gun Offenders Registry'

    By Emily Miller - The Washington Times

    On Friday afternoon, I accompanied Mr. Witaschek and his wife, Bonnie, to Metropolitan Police Department headquarters to abide by the terms of his sentence, which meant registering within 48 hours. Published March 28, 2014

  • Fans leave the stadium after the Washington Nationals lose to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0 in game three of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 10, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Hot dogs, Cracker Jack and ballpark welfare

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Major League Baseball opens the season Sunday with the Dodgers facing the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego. In the cities the 30 big-league teams call home, players and fans dream of ending the season in the World Series. Taxpayers could get a few more days' use from the megamillion-dollar stadiums they built for wealthy team owners. Published March 28, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The FBI dumps a 'hate group'

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Something called the Southern Poverty Law Center sounds like a harmless do-good organization of idealistic young lawyers out to make life better for poor folks in the South, most of them likely black. Who wouldn't want to make life better for poor folks? Published March 28, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Lights-out 'Earth Hour' is 60 minutes wasted

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Few cries for attention are less effective than turning off the lights and sitting in the dark for an hour. Nevertheless, the World Wide Fund for Nature is encouraging people around the world to honor, or celebrate, or mourn, or whatever, during "Earth Hour," Saturday night between 8:30 and 9:30. Published March 27, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Taxi cartels aim to run upstarts like Uber off the road

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    There's a war on in the courts and city halls between the taxi cartels and ambitious independent drivers who offer residents a ride with a smartphone app. The taxicab industry is filing lawsuits hither and yon, trying to divert high-tech ridesharing firms such as Uber, Lyft and SideCar onto a dead-end street. Published March 27, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Meeting with pope won't get Obama on 'greatest leaders' list

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Barack Obama is the celebrity president. Or was. When he assumed office, he got a Nobel Peace Prize and two Grammys for his trophy case, awarded for just being his wonderful self. He was a rock star without a guitar, or as they might say in Texas, "all hat and no cattle." Published March 27, 2014

  • Gender inequality in housework irks Eurocrats

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Nothing beats working like conducting a survey to calibrate the obvious. What else would graduate students do? The best of such surveys confirm what everybody already knows. Published March 26, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Blowing smoke on cigarette taxes

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    It's usually true that if you want less of something, tax it. There's an exception, however, when the item being taxed can be easily smuggled in from a place with lower taxes. "Something" like cigarettes, for example. Published March 26, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obama at the Vatican

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    President Obama meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday before heading to the Colosseum to continue his spring break with a little sightseeing. Given that no president has done more to alienate Roman Catholics than this one, the papal-presidential audience will be an interesting test of the Holy Father's capacity to forgive. Published March 26, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Enemy of the press

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Readers and viewers don't often confuse Fox News with the New York Times. Each offers a unique perspective on world events, and it's a rare day when the conservative cable network joins the liberal broadsheet in a common perspective, but that's what happened last week in Manhattan where President Obama was declared to be "the greatest enemy of press freedom." Published March 25, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Blocking the schoolhouse door

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Gov. Martin O'Malley fancies himself the "education governor" of Maryland. This means, in blue states like Maryland, that he does the bidding of the teachers' unions that have devastated public education. The National Education Association recognized his "contributions" four years ago as the "Education Governor of the Year." Published March 25, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Accountants lost in space

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    For families with teenagers, the monthly cell phone bill is often full of nasty surprises. The price of voice minutes, texts and data add up quickly. The cell phone companies turn a lot of profit, and they do it with the volume. Published March 25, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The legacy of genius

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The Capitol's Statuary Hall pays tribute to some of America's most accomplished men and women. Each state selects two native sons or daughters who made a lasting contribution to the nation in arts, sciences or statesmanship. On Tuesday, the state of Iowa will unveil a new statute of Norman Borlaug to stand with George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Sacagawea, Samuel Adams, Helen Keller, Ronald Reagan and other giants. It was an inspired choice. No other American saved more lives than he. Published March 24, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: When smoke gets in the EPA's eyes

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Nothing chases the chill of a cold winter's night like pulling a chair up close to a wood-burning stove. The Environmental Protection Agency, which lives in mortal dread that somewhere, someone is enjoying life, wants to eliminate wood-burning stoves. President Obama has agreed to impose a tax on coziness, with new regulations proposed by his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Published March 24, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Undermining faith

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    In declaring Obamacare a tax in 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts, usually the careful lawyer, missed the point of the Democratic health care takeover. The goal of the administration's grand scheme was never primarily about raising money with taxes. Whatever President Obama doesn't collect in taxes, he borrows. Published March 24, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The Great Enabler

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Federal Reserve chairmen are experts at talking up a storm without providing even a sprinkle of information. The Fed's new leader, Janet Yellen, is no exception. She says she'll consider "a wide range of information" to determine the central bank's policies in the days ahead. Whatever that means. Published March 21, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Tinkering with the Bible

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Most of the religious folk who have seen previews of Hollwood's latest attempt to tell a familiar Bible story haven't been impressed. "Noah" sails into town Friday, yet the tepid response to the big-budget epic shows again that Tinseltown is so wrapped up in a political agenda that it has difficulty telling a good story. Published March 21, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Innovative cronies

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Budget season is here, and an endless stream of lobbyists are making their annual pilgrimage to Capitol Hill to beg for alms. It's something the transportation industry does well, considering that the promise of eliminating potholes pleases everybody but mechanics and tire salesmen. Published March 21, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obamacare, Phase 2

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Single-payer health care is the left's holy grail. The term is a euphemism for replacing private insurers with a powerful government that prescribes the medicine and pays the bills. It's how Britain and Canada do it, and soon, the idea could spread to Vermont, where the state Senate Finance Committee plans to vote Friday to advance "Green Mountain Care" to march the state yet closer to the single-payer dream. Published March 20, 2014

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