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  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. Yellen said Tuesday that if the economy keeps improving, the Fed will take "further measured steps" to reduce the support it's providing through monthly bond purchases.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    EDITORIAL: Just keep printing the money

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The Great Snow of '14 freed Janet Yellen from her obligation to testify before Congress for a second day, and it's just as well. More talk would have been redundant. The gist of her tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve, as she sees it, is clear. Published February 14, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The war on St. Valentine

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Ruining holidays has become the national sport of the self-righteous and the politically correct. Published February 13, 2014

  • Your Obamacare doctor will see you now. (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)

    EDITORIAL: Obamacare is falling apart

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The Department of Health and Human Services has just updated the Obamacare enrollment figures, and it's clear that the scheme continues to unravel. Published February 13, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: A rare victory for taxpayers

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The president's stunning proclamation that he will ignore the Constitution's checks and balances to go it alone puts new pressure on the judiciary. In the tug of war between the three branches of government, it often falls to judges to take the pen out of the hand of an overeager executive. Published February 13, 2014

  • Jackson Lee rewrites 'Schoolhouse Rock' on how bills become law

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The words to "Schoolhouse Rock" might need an update if Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is right. The campy animated shorts from the 1970s, among other things, helped children learn how laws are made. Published February 12, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Debt-ceiling cowardice costs

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Legislation is supposed to be messy. The give and take between political parties with a different vision for the country is supposed to yield consensus. Nobody ever walks away fully satisfied with the final product of compromise, but each side takes comfort in knowing it made an important contribution. Published February 12, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Blind in Benghazi

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Mystery continues to swirl around the Obama administration's failure to respond to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, but some questions are being answered. Published February 12, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Shirley Temple, a little girl to remember

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Shirley Temple is hard to imagine today in Hollywood, or in Topeka or Cleveland, for that matter. She was the sweetheart of an innocent age and a hopeful place that deserved her more than ours, and it's difficult to recall the grip she had on the nation's heart in a time of misery and desperation. Published February 11, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Government by anarchy from a lawless president

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Having to "pass a bill to find out what's in it" was bad enough. Now that Obamacare is law, it's no easier to find out what's in it. Only a mind reader knows for sure what President Obama regards as binding provisions of the law, and which can be ignored. The law sways with the president's mood and the flick of his pen. Published February 11, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Photo ID is OK for NAACP rally, but not at voting booth

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Participants in a march and rally sponsored by the NAACP got a list of "do's and don'ts" when they assembled last week. "DO wear a hat and very comfortable shoes" and "DO bring photo identification (driver's license, passport or other valid photo ID) with you and keep it on your person at all times." Left off the list was "DO as we say, and DON'T do as we do." Published February 11, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The Democrats' job lock ruse

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    The luckiest people in the world right now are the 2.3 million Americans about to find themselves in the unemployment line. That's the Democratic response to the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates of Obamacare's damage to the economy. Published February 10, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obama's warmed-over fudge on global warming

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    President Obama was sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, but his oath of office shouldn't be confused with the courtroom oath requiring witnesses to "tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." Published February 10, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Snowden makes a point

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Edward J. Snowden revealed to the world that the U.S. government collects emails, records telephone calls and snoops through other communications of just about everybody. This disclosure set off an overdue debate on the meaning and limits of privacy and surveillance in the modern age. Published February 10, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Going postal and you can bank on it

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of . . . your banking needs. Published February 9, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obama in unemployment wonderland

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The unemployment rate fell in January, which ought to be good news. But it isn't. Published February 9, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Bailing out Obamacare

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    You don't need a degree in higher math to see that the numbers for President Obama's health care takeover don't add up. Obamacare doles out generous subsidies to the elderly in the expectation that healthy young people will pay higher premiums to cover the added costs of insuring the old. Published February 9, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Tribute (as in bonuses) for IRS malfeasance

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Good news for the employees of the Internal Revenue Service. John Koskinen, the tax agency's new director, will spread the wealth to his staff in bonuses for a job he considers well done, even if almost nobody else does. Evidence abounds that suppression of the Obama administration's political enemies is part of that job. Published February 6, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: VW workers face a choice in Chattanooga

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., are caught between two powerful interests. They're urged by the United Auto Workers to vote next week to join the union, with organizing help of the VW management, even though most employees apparently don't approve. Published February 6, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Smoke signals from CVS

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Tobacco is the nanny state's favorite punching bag. Attention-seeking politicians win headlines by introducing a bill or ordinance to ban lighting up somewhere. This requires an ever-creative imagination, because most restaurants, bars, stores and workplaces are already off-limits. Published February 6, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: SodaStream unfairly targeted by foes of Israel

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    With such a blowout result, most fans outside Seattle reckoned Super Bowl XLVIII to be a bit of a dud. The real entertainment was the much-anticipated war between the commercials and the championship battle of the big-budget, game-time television pitches for the usual array of things that shimmer and shine. Published February 5, 2014

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