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** FILE ** In this June 12, 2013, file photo, workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Workers at Volkswagen's only U.S. factory will decide in February 2014 whether to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. (AP Photo/ Erik Schelzig, file)

EDITORIAL: VW workers face a choice in Chattanooga

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

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, to testify before the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee hearing focusing on a variety of issues facing the IRS, including the ongoing investigation into the IRS targeting of certain tax exempt organizations and IRS responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Tribute (as in bonuses) for IRS malfeasance

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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Girl Scouts' camp-sale decision premature

In "Iowa dispute over Girl Scouts camps heads to trial" (Web, Jan. 20), the author writes that four Girl Scout camps are being put on the market, and since this decision was made without members' approval, the members have decided to sue. The Girl Scout Council of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois claims that camping no longer interests young girls. Published February 6, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama still refusing to heed America

I watched the Bill O'Reilly interview with President Obama on Sunday and was amazed at the how the president continued to lie to the American public ("Obama denies any wrongdoing on IRS, Benghazi," Web, Feb. 2). Published February 6, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EU wise to court Ukraine?

Attempting to "liberate" Ukraine may be high-minded of the European Union, but it poses important questions ("Back to the future: Russia slams West's support for Ukraine opposition," Web, Feb. 1.) Published February 6, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MyRA accounts fleece middle class

The myRA is another Democratic program to plunder what is left of the middle class. The only thing remarkable about what has transpired in the past five years is that the middle class has voted repeatedly to commit suicide. Published February 6, 2014

This undated frame grab provided by SodaStream, shows the company's 2014 Super Bowl commercial. SodaStream’s ad features “Her” actress Scarlett Johansson promoting its at-home soda maker and will run in the fourth quarter. The ad, which promotes the product as a healthier and less wasteful way to make soda, made waves ahead of the game when the company said it would delete its last line, “Sorry, Coke and Pepsi,” at a request by Fox. (AP Photo/SodaStream)

EDITORIAL: SodaStream unfairly targeted by foes of Israel

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

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

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

** FILE ** In this Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaking to the media at the British Foreign Office in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

EDITORIAL: The Massachusetts Obamacare Boondoggle

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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's military purge is frightening

For the first time in my life, I am ashamed and afraid of the current government. This is the most audacious move to seize control of the military that I have ever witnessed, and the American people have no idea it is occurring before their eyes. Published February 5, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Service members used as political tools

Reflecting on the long ovation given to the Army Ranger during President Obama's recent State of the Union address caused me to remember an incident described in one of the histories I read about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Published February 5, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: IRS bonus idea is laughable

New Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen wants to pay bonuses to employees at the IRS. If he wants to pay them, fine — let him take the money out of his own pocket, not mine. 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

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

An activist dressed as a polar bear participates in a protest vigil  in Lafayette Park across from the White House, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Washington, urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline following the release of the State Department’s new environmental assessment. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

EDITORIAL: Obama's basketball strategy on Keystone XL

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: A presidential library of mystery

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

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Create jobs, not 'myRA' gimmicks

With U.S. international relations going through perhaps the worst period in 40 years, the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, an economy still in the doldrums and the lowest rate of employment in more than 40 years, President Obama carved out time in his State of the Union speech to introduce his new savings plan, "myRA.'' Published February 4, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New leadership needed in House?

What if, after taking charge of the U.S. Congress in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner had told America he was going to follow the Constitution rather than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid? Published February 4, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Asking the Obama 'what if' questions

In his excellent Commentary piece, "A sorry State of the Union" (Jan. 30), Andrew P. Napolitano could have included the following questions: What if President Obama had published an autobiography in which he listed among his favorite books he read in high school were by communists Ralph Ellison, W.E.B. DuBois and Malcolm X? Published February 4, 2014

FILE - This undated file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an unmanned drone used to patrol the U.S.-Canadian border. Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, File)

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