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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What foreign-policy chaos breeds

The foreign-policy approach of President Obama is responsible for the chaos in Iraq, is leaving North Korea as a threat to South Korea and to other countries, and is allowing our economic and military adversaries China and Russia to threaten our allies and support our terrorist enemies. Published September 22, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: States won't necessarily tax Internet service

In a recent column ("Making the Internet more expensive for consumers," Web, Sept. 18), Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union mischaracterizes my $7 billion annual estimate of the potential sales-tax revenue permanent renewal of the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) could strip from state and local tax bases. Published September 22, 2014

This Sept. 21, 2009 photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who was married to Murphy's mother, Samantha, until they divorced in 2012. Authorities have identified Gonzalez as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jerry Murphy)

EDITORIAL: Fence good for White House, but not for southern border?

President Obama has finally endorsed building a better security wall. It won't be on the southern border, where one is badly needed. Instead, the administration wants new and improved barriers to keep the people as far away from "the people's house" as possible. Published September 22, 2014

Burned out lights can be seen as a woman passes Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino on The Boardwalk early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed Tuesday. Trump Plaza is the fourth Atlantic City casino to go out of business so far this year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

EDITORIAL: Pink slips for the death tax

New Jersey is bleeding jobs. The Tax Foundation says the state has the second-highest tax burden in the nation, which makes it, economically speaking, a terrible place to live. It's an even worse place to die. Published September 22, 2014

From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, primatologist Jane Goodall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participate in the People's Climate March in New York Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

EDITORIAL: Mr. Obama's hot flash on global warming

The Tuesday weather forecast for Manhattan calls for sunny skies with temperatures in the 70s. World leaders gathered to hear President Obama complain about climate extremes and urge them to abandon the pursuit of prosperity to do something about the weather. Published September 22, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Defeat of ISIS requires working with Syria

America suffers a profound lack of intellectual clarity in its policy regarding Syria. We are torn between the urgent need to halt the explosive growth of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and the desire of policymakers such as Hillary Clinton, John F. Kerry and John McCain, to vindicate their flawed Mideast strategy. Published September 19, 2014

Supporters of the No vote in the Scottish independence referendum circle round a flare as they gather to celebrate the referendum result in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence.  Now, the task was to heal the divide — and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to promises of more powers for Scotland.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

EDITORIAL: Scotland, saved from secession

The Scots thought twice about independence, and did the right thing. They preserved the United Kingdom as we know it and saved themselves and the world from a lot of grief that would have inevitably spilled into unexpected places. Published September 19, 2014

Marion Barry

EDITORIAL: Trash 'art' on the public's dime

One man's trash may well be another man's treasure, as the saying goes, but residents of the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington know the difference. They ordered the garbage hauled away. Published September 19, 2014

Obamacare Doctor Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Medical privacy lacking in age of Obamacare

Obamacare requires every visit to a doctor, every diagnosis, every X-ray and every prescription to be recorded and kept electronically. It's sensitive stuff, and government bureaucrats have no idea how to keep it safe. Published September 19, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: D.C. residents are denied basic rights

"The facts," as your editorial calls them, are nothing of the sort ("A 51st-state fantasy," Web, Sept. 11). Representatives are public officials who are elected to represent their constituents (who vote to elect them), not those who merely feel the effects of the laws they pass. Published September 18, 2014

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

EDITORIAL: Mr. Obama's lobbyists, another broken promise

Once upon a time, lobbyists were told they would have no place in the Obama administration. Transparency would put an end to business as usual in Washington. Alas, there's no happy ending to this fairy tale. Lobbyists call the shots in this administration. Published September 18, 2014