Skip to content

Developing Story

Flashpoint Ferguson: Latest news on crisis roiling U.S.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Articles by THE WASHINGTON TIMES

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No justice for the unborn?

I am utterly amazed by the protests and violence perpetrated by some people over the recent grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. ("Legal scholars praise Ferguson grand jury for fairness beyond the norm," Web, Nov. 25). Published November 27, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: God behind towns' safety, success

Recently, news articles appeared describing the 10 safest U.S. cities with 100,000 or more residents. One of these cities shares its city limits with my own hometown of Temecula, California. The other is Murrieta. Together these cities have a population of nearly 250,000. Published November 27, 2014

Bargain-hunting motorists willing to drive to another state can save up to 10 percent on Black Friday shopping.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

When black turns to blue

Black Friday bargain hunters are scouring circulars and combing through websites in search of ways to save on Christmas shopping, and many of them are missing a bargain they could get by driving to shops and stores in states with low — or no — sales taxes. Published November 27, 2014

Renting government workers

Union membership has fallen, but the impact of public-sector unions on federal politics still seems as strong as ever. How could this be? It sounds like a mystery, but it isn't. Published November 27, 2014

A turkey named "Cheese" is prepared for his presidential pardon as part of the annual Thanksgiving tradition, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A very Obama Thanksgiving

November 1621, and: Gov. Obama of Plymouth Colony prepares for the first Thanksgiving with his scribe, the boy Robert. Published November 26, 2014

Illustration: Thanksgiving prayer by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving

When you've dined at Grandma Baldwin's you will know as well as I. When, at length, the feast was ended, Grand'ther Baldwin bent his head, And, amid the solemn silence, with a reverent voice, he said: "Now unto God, the Gracious One, we thanks and homage pay, Who guardeth us, and guideth us, and loveth us always!" Published November 26, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Following commandments could've saved Ferguson

Reportedly, at the time of his death Michael Brown was walking in the middle of the street, imperiling his safety and impeding traffic. Police Officer Darren Wilson, sitting in a patrol car, told him to get out of the street. Mr. Brown is said to have gone over to the patrol car and challenged Officer Wilson. Published November 25, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Executive order will make real reform harder

Crazy as it may seem, none of the debate about immigration reform focuses on the real issue ("Sen. Jeff Flake says executive action will make further immigration reform difficult," Web, Nov. 23). The primary division between Democrats and Republicans is not whether we treat illegal aliens humanely, but whether we should open our borders to anyone who wants access. Published November 25, 2014

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State group holds roughly a third of Iraq and Syria, including several strategically important cities like Fallujah and Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. (AP Photo, File)

EDITORIAL: ISIS is the enemy

Chuck Hagel will soon leave his post as secretary of defense, but the threat from the barbarians grows. The threat from the Islamic State, or ISIS, looming over Iraq and Syria and the entire Middle East is compounded by the Obama administration's confusion and cultivated weakness. Nobody with a clear understanding of what the world is about is in charge of the nation's security. Published November 25, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo.  Rioting broke out Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of the unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A tragedy in Ferguson, but the crime is the work of race hustlers

It was inevitable that the race hustlers would flock to Ferguson like bluebottle flies when the St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who, in defense of his life, shot and killed Michael Brown. Published November 25, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Drug-free or land of free?

Thank you for making the case for civil forfeiture reform in your recent editorial ("Time for civil-forfeiture reform," Web, Nov. 17). Right now, police can confiscate cars, cash and homes without charging owners with a crime. Vague allegations of drug trafficking don't justify turning protectors of the peace into financial predators. The drug war threatens the integrity of a country founded on the concept of limited government. Published November 24, 2014

EDITORIAL: The pigs find a loophole

"Earmarks," small, large and enormous pots of taxpayers' money that congressmen give themselves to fund pet projects in their districts, usually in return for votes, are a lot like Count Dracula. They won't stay dead. But last week the Republicans in the House put down an attempt by one of their own to resurrect them. Published November 24, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the media after the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran, in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Facing still significant differences between the U.S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for another seven months. The move gives both sides breathing space to work out an agreement but may be badly received by domestic sceptics, since it extends more than a decade of diplomatic efforts to curb Iran's nuclear prowess. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

EDITORIAL: Iran stalls again

The lot of a diplomat is not always a happy one. Life in striped pants can be challenging. So much Chablis and brie, so little time. It's not all polite chatter. In the matter of the crucial talks over the future of Iran's nuclear program, all the pushing and pulling of policy, all the huffing and puffing of inflamed egos, will probably be for naught. Sooner or later, unless the Israelis rescue the West from fear and indecision, Iran will have its Islamic bomb. Published November 24, 2014

Stop talking, start deporting

Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, doesn't get it. Now that the anti-Obama wave has put congressional Republicans front and center, his weak blather of "securing the borders" isn't enough. Published November 23, 2014

Republicans will soon be empowered to adopt a number of much-needed reforms that will point Congress in the right direction. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

EDITORIAL: Putting momentum in harness

Congressional lethargy and inaction in the wake of the Republican wave of 2010 is not the fault of the Republicans, no matter how loud the cries of frustrated liberals. Over the course of the current Congress, the House of Representatives passed nearly 350 bills, only to see them die in Harry Reid's Senate. Some of them surely deserved death, but not all. Published November 23, 2014

Mark Petrik and Dennis Smith dig out their south Buffalo driveway on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

EDITORIAL: The snows of global warming

Pity the plight of upstate New Yorkers, buried under six feet of snow. The folks who dwell in the lee of the Great Lakes are accustomed to deep drifts of white magic in winter, but a winter wonderland doesn't look so magical when the solstice is still a month away. November is not supposed to behave like January. Some of the global warming "experts" attribute the cause of the early snow to "global warming." Published November 23, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No immigration amnesty for criminals

President Obama needs to secure our borders. He needs to stop releasing into our country illegals who have committed crimes. It doesn't matter what kind of crimes; many of these illegals have already been deported a couple of times only to sneak back into America and commit deadly acts. Are these the people Mr. Obama wants to give amnesty to? Published November 20, 2014

EDITORIAL: Republicans uphold NSA snooping

Invoking the Constitution is the common rhetoric of many politicians who swore to follow and defend it, but a lot of them have obviously never read it, or if they have, didn't understand it. The Founding Fathers wrote it in plain English, simple enough for even a lawyer to understand, but some politicians nevertheless have trouble with it. Published November 20, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Government bailouts in recession do more harm than good

Janet Yellen, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, has announced at last an end to something called Quantitative Easing. This monetary expansion program has pumped trillions of dollars of new money into the financial system, basically by running the government printing presses. Published November 20, 2014