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This undated photo provided by the Orlando Police Department, shows Michelle Parker. Family members believe that Parker was carjacked shortly after her appearance on "The People's Court" show last Thursday Nov. 18, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Police Dept.)

Tuning in to TV

Jim Parsons seems to have gotten a big bang out of Broadway and wants to return. Published November 29, 2011

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Debt dumps on Durban

It's time for the world's leftists to come up with a new scheme for spreading the wealth around from the rich to the poor. They had been counting on their global-warming ploy, but it is falling apart, a victim of economic reality. Published November 28, 2011

Illustration: Pakistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Bordering on defeat

The latest border incident with Pakistan underscores some unfortunate truths in the Afghanistan War. Pakistan remains a safe haven for insurgents, which makes military victory almost impossible. Islamabad is also unwilling to allow coalition forces to root out the Taliban and foreign fighters because they may, one day, come in handy. Published November 28, 2011

American Scene

A charity for at-risk children founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach now charged with molesting boys is telling its donors to give their money to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape instead. Published November 28, 2011

American Scene

Another small earthquake was reported in the Oklahoma City area, the sixth since Thursday. Published November 27, 2011

Economy Briefs

Belgium's chief negotiator said Sunday the 2012 budget that he clinched after a world-record government stalemate will meet the demands of the European Union and hoped it would calm nervous markets. Published November 27, 2011

Illustration: Light bulb freedom

EDITORIAL: Time to stock up on light bulbs

Within four weeks, it will be a crime to manufacture a 100-watt version of Thomas A. Edison's brilliant invention. Thanks to a Democratic Congress and the signature of President George W. Bush in 2007, anti-industrial zealots at the Energy Department received authority to blot out one of the greatest achievements of the industrial age. They're coming for our light bulbs. Published November 26, 2011

Illustration: Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: No thanks to TSA

In good news for weary travelers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced a cut back in the number of boys and girls it will grope over the holidays. The bad news is that agency bureaucrats made the same promise after last year's Turkey Day. It wasn't true then, either. Published November 26, 2011

Former Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu swears in before testifying Nov. 17, 2011, in Washington before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's investigations panel on the department's handling of federal loans to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Chu'd out

If only the administration's Solyndra scandal were a garden-variety case of crony-capitalist payback to political supporters. It's much worse, as President Obama's energy policy is fixated on solving the supposed global-warming crisis, regardless of the economic cost. Published November 24, 2011

Former businessman Herman Cain has said he would change some of the U.N.'s rules. Mr. Cain, a GOP presidential hopeful, says he admires the hard-line foreign-policy views of a former U.S. envoy to the U.N.

EDITORIAL: Cain's foreign policy

One of the digs at Ronald Reagan before he was president was that he lacked a keen grasp of foreign policy. The former actor and California governor had never had to grapple with those questions firsthand. Surely, critics argued, he couldn't match the abilities of people with real-world experience like George H.W. Bush or John Connally. Once in office, Reagan demonstrated that principle and vision could more than make up for inexperience. He had a good plan and stuck to it; the rest was just a matter of details. Published November 24, 2011

Illustration: Ethanol by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Burning food

When the Pilgrims gathered for the first Thanksgiving, corn took a prominent place alongside the many meat and fish dishes served. Nearly 400 years later, the holiday menu has changed, but corn is still found on most tables. That's because corn has been and remains a major food source throughout much of the world. Yet for some reason in the United States, politicians each year would rather gather 40 percent of this valuable crop and burn it on a $6 billion pile of in taxpayer cash. Published November 24, 2011

Inside Politics

President Obama, in his weekly address, urged Americans facing tough economic times this Thanksgiving to believe in the nation's ability to overcome its challenges. Published November 24, 2011

Sets, such as this one decorated for the CBS show "Mike & Molly" by Lynda Burbank, use colors, accessories and telling details to help flesh out characters. (Associated Press)

Tuning in to TV

Our rooms speak volumes about us — and set decorators for television shows specialize in knowing what they can say. Published November 24, 2011

Nicki Minaj (Associated Press)

Taking Names: Sugarland sued over stage collapse

Country duo Sugarland was named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by 44 survivors of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse and family members of four people who died, by far the largest claim yet stemming from the tragedy. Published November 23, 2011

Jimmy Fallon apologized Tuesday to presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann for the unflattering introduction played when she appeared on his show Monday. (NBC via Associated Press)

Tuning in to TV

Jimmy Fallon has apologized to Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann for the introduction that was played when she appeared on his show Monday. Published November 23, 2011

Lynne Ferguson tends to her rafter of turkeys at her home in Parkton, Md., where she raises the birds to sell locally for the Thanksgiving holiday.

EDITORIAL: Thanks for our abundance

Since when did Thanksgiving become a time for suffering limitations? Coming hard on the heels of NBC's annual Green Week, we are hearing the now commonplace annual buzz about making this year's Thanksgiving eco-friendly and sustainable. It is another liberal plot to suck the joy out of life. Published November 23, 2011

Ray Lewis

Sports Briefs

Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis hasn't abandoned hope of returning from a foot injury in time to play Thursday night against San Francisco. Published November 22, 2011

Brewers slugger Braun wins NL MVP Award

Milwaukee's Ryan Braun won the NL Most Valuable Player Award on Tuesday after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly 30 years. Published November 22, 2011

American Scene

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline promised a renewed effort Tuesday to kill the contentious project that would pump Canadian crude from tar sands deposits in Alberta to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Published November 22, 2011

Illustration by M. Ryder

EDITORIAL: Obama, Egypt and denial

When Egyptian protesters clashed with police late last winter, the White House peremptorily informed long-time ally President Hosni Mubarak that "an orderly transition must be meaningful, and it must begin now." Ten months later, violent anti-government protests have flared anew, but President Obama is publicly silent. Learning has occurred. Published November 22, 2011