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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FRISKIES - Friskies® “official spokescat,” Grumpy Cat helped announce the third annual “The Friskies” awards, for the best Internet cat videos of the year, during VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Fans can enter "The Friskies" at www.TheFriskies.com. (Bret Hartman/AP Images for Friskies)

EDITORIAL: Captioning cat videos

Cable and cellphone companies are universally unpopular, so the unthinking demand that the government regulate access. Such regulation invites absurd "innovations," such as the latest Federal Communications Commission proposal to require closed captioning on cat videos.

Young boys sleep in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.  CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

EDITORIAL: Madness on the border

The spirit of independence is alive in Murrieta, Calif., where townspeople heard that the federal government was about to send 170 illegal-alien children flooding across the border to their town in Riverside County. Three hundred residents stood in front of the buses, blocking the way.

** FILE ** In this Sept. 23, 2012, file photo, Washington Redskins punter Sav Rocca carries a football in his helmet before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Landover, Md. The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday, June 18, 2014, that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

EDITORIAL: Politically correct war paint

Flush with success at drawing attention to themselves by condemning the name of the Washington Redskins as "racist," the professional umbrage takers are expanding their crusade to the makers of household paint and military helicopters.

EDITORIAL: No holiday from the revenuers

The Washington Times

The Fourth of July is for celebrating the freedoms the Founding Fathers won for us, but sometimes July 1 is the day some of us want to give those freedoms back to government. In all but four states — Alabama, Michigan, New York and Texas — July 1 is the start of the fiscal year, when thousands of laws and hundreds of new taxes go into effect.