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    EDITORIAL: The president's Cronycare

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Promises, promises. Once upon a time, Barack Obama said he would put an end to monkey business as usual in Washington. Published June 24, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Rigged 'science'

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    A fractured Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's radical rule designed to shut down the power plants that produce the most affordable electricity. The justices continue to accept the EPA's labeling of carbon dioxide as a "pollutant." This harmless gas, the agency insists, is melting the planet. Published June 23, 2014

  • FILE - This May 13, 2013 file photo shows an Amtrak Cities Sprinter Locomotive in Sacramento, Calif.  The Supreme Court will consider whether Amtrak can partner with a government agency to create rules that other private railroads must follow. The justices agreed Monday to hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that said Congress unconstitutionally gave regulatory power to the passenger railroad company. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    EDITORIAL: Off the rails at Amtrak

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Amtrak's latest budget submission asks Congress for $1.6 billion this year, and the government-owned passenger rail service continues to lose a lot of money. That's bad news for taxpayers, not so bad for Amtrak employees. Published June 23, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Saved from the gallows

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    Occasionally a shaft of sunshine breaks through the gloom that seems to envelop most of the world in this season of our dismay. Such a shaft broke through the clouds over Khartoum on Monday, when a Sudanese appeals court ordered Meriam Ibrahim freed from the cell where she has been living with her two children under sentence of flogging and the gallows. Published June 23, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Branded smokes

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    The latest restriction dear to the hearts of nanny states is a ban of attractive packaging for cigarettes. Instead of colorful logos and trademarks that differentiate brands, every pack of cigarettes must look alike, with the same prominent government warning. Published June 20, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Hypocrisy down on the farm

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The Senate on Thursday delayed the vote on a $180 billion "minibus" spending package that includes a few billion for the Agriculture Department and related agencies. This will complement the separate $100 billion-a-year farm bill enacted earlier in the year. These agricultural handouts are once more igniting fierce trade disputes with India and China. Published June 20, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obama's family concerns

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The White House on Monday will entertain a summit on working families. This is not as positive as it sounds. President Obama is not out to help Mom and Pop find ways to make frazzled ends meet while taking care of their first newborn child. The president's attention is devoted to a new kind of family. Published June 20, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The courage to share

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Tesla Motors embodies the best and the smartest of business. The Silicon Valley-based automaker produces electric cars with price tags that reach into the six figures. They're beloved of Hollywood celebrities who get a bargain in a status symbol, thanks to the generosity of taxpayers who have poured nearly a billion dollars into the company through loans, environmental credits and subsidies. Published June 19, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Opportunity for Kevin McCarthy

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    House Republicans gathered in the bowels of the Capitol on Thursday to select a new majority leader. Many hoped and the naive expected that the stunning defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia would bring in bold new leadership. But this changing of the old guard is not likely to make a dime's worth of difference. Published June 19, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Strange priorities at the VA

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The administrators at the Veterans Administration have apparently been busy while old soldiers waited to see a doctor, after all. Serving those who served is not necessarily a priority, but saving the planet is Job 1. Solar panels and windmills can be more important than the touch of a healing hand. Published June 19, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Homeland insecurity, squanders billions

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The Department of Veterans Affairs may be the nation's most dysfunctional government agency, but the Department of Homeland Security runs a close second. Published June 18, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Feds patently wrong about the Redskins name

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    White man truly speak with forked tongue. In a ruling as slippery as Bill Clinton's famous definition of what the meaning of the word "is" is, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided Wednesday to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademarks. Published June 18, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The VA spending 'cure'

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Congress says it's going to "fix" the Veterans Administration. That means it's time to hold on to your wallet. Published June 18, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Straight shooting from Rick Perry, Southern Baptists

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas caused a rustle and a stir in a San Francisco audience the other day when he answered a question about whether he thinks homosexuality is a genetic disorder. His answer wasn't particularly out of the ordinary. Published June 17, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The EPA's Houdini bureaucrat

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The ghost of master magician Harry Houdini lives at the Environmental Protection Agency, where agency officials routinely make common sense and tax money disappear without a trace. Published June 17, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Abandoning orphan earmarks

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Earmarks feed the congressional favor factory. They're the reward House and Senate leaders hand out to members in return for toeing the party line. Published June 17, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: NASA's 'Rocket to Nowhere' could hijack private spaceflights

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    NASA lives in the shadow of its former glory, the remembrance of the days when the nation held its breath every time a rocket left Cape Canaveral and cheered every touchdown. Published June 16, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Calling off the speech police

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Some politicians upset by the Supreme Court's reinvigorated defense of the First Amendment just can't resist the temptation to use the courts to shut down the free speech of others. Published June 16, 2014

  • Calling off the speech police

    By - The Washington Times

    Some politicians upset by the Supreme Court's reinvigorated defense of the First Amendment just can't resist the temptation to use the courts to shut down the free speech of others. Fortunately, it's not working. On Monday, the high court, even the left-leaning justices, agreed that the state of Ohio went too far in deputizing a state agency to decide what's true and what's not in political advertising. Published June 16, 2014

  • No trampoline for the astronauts

    By - The Washington Times

    NASA lives in the shadow of its former glory, the remembrance of the days when the nation held its breath every time a rocket left Cape Canaveral and cheered every touchdown. Now the space shuttle has been mothballed, and prospects of a new ship to carry Americans to space are tarnished by setbacks and cost overruns. The only way an American astronaut can get into space now is to hitch a ride on a Russian rocket. Published June 16, 2014

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