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  • EDITORIAL: The Massachusetts Obamacare Boondoggle

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Since we're stuck with Obamacare for the foreseeable future, Congress ought to pay attention to fixing the most indefensible features of the health care disaster it imposed on the country. Published February 5, 2014

  • NBC via Associated PressJay Leno brings his successor, Jimmy Fallon, onto the "Tonight" show stage. Mr. Fallon, who will take the iconic late-night show from Los Angeles to New York starting Feb. 17, said Mr. Leno is the "nicest guy in the business."

    EDITORIAL: Leno, Seinfeld don't toe PC line on political humor

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    The problem with political jokes, as someone said, is that they sometimes get elected to Congress. A bit harsh, no doubt, but the mother lode of material for late-night television comedians runs from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other. Published February 5, 2014

  • Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, left, campaigns for Michigan's new 14th district congressional seat at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Susan Tusa)

    EDITORIAL: The Obamacare lie as an option

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Obamacare's woes grow daily, but liberals celebrate denial. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) peered into its crystal ball to see what the president's health care takeover holds in store for the economy, and the answer isn't pretty. Published February 4, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: A presidential library of mystery

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    If they build it, will they come? Where will they go, to Hawaii or Illinois? Those are the first of many questions the new Barack H. Obama Foundation will have to answer about the presidential library of the 44th president. Perhaps this library will help the public understand the man who is the least known president since, well, Chester Alan Arthur. Published February 4, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obama's basketball strategy on Keystone XL

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Washington Times

    Affordable power dissolves liberal fantasies. White House wise men insist on spending the public's money to promote retro power plants such as windmills, which went out of fashion with the Industrial Revolution. Published February 4, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obama picks a crook's errand boy for Homeland Security


    Jeh C. Johnson, only recently confirmed as chief of the Department of Homeland Security, is off to an inglorious start. As our own Jim McElhatton and Kelly Riddell reported Monday, Mr. Johnson's own right-hand man, Christian Marrone, was previously the right-hand man of a Philadelphia politician with a felonious bent. Published February 3, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: It's a bird! It's a drone!


    Humphrey Bogart's classic line in the movie "Casablanca" could take on a sinister new meaning in the surveillance society: "Here's looking at you, kid." Last year, New Orleans toyed with the idea of using drones to watch over the Super Bowl, but the smarter people in the Big Easy dropped the idea. Published February 3, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The new face of Obamacare?


    Obamacare isn't popular, and nobody knows it better than President Obama. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, Mr. Obama danced around the question of why he hasn't fired Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the face of the fiasco. Published February 3, 2014

  • The bark of the Blue Dog Democrat Chihuahuas


    Blue Dogs are a vanishing breed, rarer than the Bedlington terrier or the Tibetan mastiff. Defeats, retirements and redistricting have decimated the ranks of the Democratic caucus that styles itself as the party's "centrist wing." Published January 31, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Confronting race-baiting at MSNBC


    The race card is the overworked joker in the deck of every media and political hack. When a Democratic partisan lays it on the table, the Republican instinct is to head for the exit, leaving his cards, chips and courage behind. Published January 31, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Obama's retirement MyRA plan is a gimmick


    We can blame Woodrow Wilson for the annual bore that the State of the Union has become. Before Wilson, the presidents sent their ideas about the state of the union to Congress in writing. Published January 31, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Jim Moran's health care epiphany


    Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia rarely holds his tongue (and never his punches), but he was the loyal Democratic soldier when it was time to vote for Obamacare. His pending retirement from Congress has freed him now to finally say what he thinks about the president's takeover of the nation's health care. Published January 30, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Freeing children from bad teachers


    California is a national trendsetter, and usually not in a good way. A trial now under way in Los Angeles gives the state a chance to redeem itself by changing a system that offers iron-clad job security to the laziest and most incompetent teachers. Published January 30, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: A flash of truth on speed-camera cash


    The Baltimore Sun reports some interesting statistics about the revenue cameras that have been harassing drivers passing through Charm City for years. One of every 10 speeding tickets records a speed reading that's completely made up. Published January 30, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: All the president's pens and executive orders


    Ever the huckster, rarely the statesman, President Obama continued the pitch for the spending schemes he presented Tuesday night in his State of the Union speech. On Wednesday, he began a road trip to take him to carefully assembled fawning crowds in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Published January 29, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Turbans, tattoos and beards in military


    Uniforms are "uniform" for a reason. The military requires hair to be cut to a certain length, tattoos must not overtake the neckline, crawl under short sleeves or otherwise showcase an inked army of one. Published January 29, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Nominee for Norway embarrassingly unprepared


    William F. Buckley once said that he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the faculty at Harvard. A fair point, but President Obama seems to be taking Mr. Buckley's remark a bit too literally. Published January 29, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: The president of pot


    President Obama says smoking pot is no big deal. Not every man who has lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has been a paragon of virtue, nor is perfection expected there (or anywhere else). But it's jarring when the president of the United States plays apologist for vice. Published January 28, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Another night, another speech


    The words on the teleprompter were changed for Tuesday night, but when Americans woke up Wednesday morning, nothing else had changed. Published January 28, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: No shield from scrutiny for the IRS in Christine O'Donnell case


    There's no mystery about why the three letters IRS strike fear into every heart. As far back as 1819, nearly a century before the income tax was imposed by Congress, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall observed that the power to tax is the power to destroy. The IRS has perfected and refined the power. Published January 28, 2014

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