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** FILE ** Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Another housing bailout?

There are glimmers of hope in the housing market. Starts and prices are on the rise -- an upbeat signal the likes of which hasn't been seen in years. Published October 19, 2012

President Obama appears on The Daily Show October 18, 2012

EDITORIAL: Our less than optimal president

Jon Stewart has found a way to get conservatives to care about the "Daily Show" -- have Barack Obama insult American victims of terrorism. Published October 19, 2012

Screen shot of RealClearPolitics electoral vote map October 18, 2012

EDITORIAL: Romney's electoral insurgency

A political tectonic shift is under way. Heading into the final weeks of the presidential campaign, the electoral map is changing decisively. Areas previously thought safe for Barack Obama are becoming competitive, and tossup states are turning into safe havens for Mitt Romney. Published October 18, 2012

Illustration Obama's Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's Benghazi lie

Debate moderator Candy Crowley stepped out of her purportedly neutral role in Tuesday's presidential debate by spontaneously fact-checking Mitt Romney's assertion that President Obama delayed calling the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya an act of terrorism. She later corrected herself, saying Mr. Romney was "right in the main" on Benghazi but that the Republican "picked the wrong word." Published October 17, 2012

Benghazi / Hillary Clinton (Illustration by Walt Handelsman of Newsday)

EDITORIAL: Passing the buck on Benghazi

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is attempting to defuse the growing political crisis over the handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Published October 16, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Earth's temperatures subject to higher powers

Pretending to be green is expensive. Californians have set the pace for adopting the trendy lifestyle choice but recently have cried out for relief when confronted with the true cost of saving the planet from "global warming." Published October 16, 2012

Illustration: Obama economy

EDITORIAL: The bear market on Obama

Mitt Romney continues his surge in the polls two weeks after the first presidential debate. Democrats keep waiting for Barack Obama's free-fall to stop, but the polling is looking less like a fleeting bounce than a strong market correction. Published October 15, 2012

Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

EDITORIAL: Global gloom & doom

Human-rights activists risking their lives to bring democracy to authoritarian countries found themselves snubbed Friday. The Nobel Committee somehow decided the European Union was more deserving of the Peace Prize. Published October 15, 2012

Illustration Government Wrench by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GHEI: Obamanomics hasn't worked

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, once told Fox News that President Obama's $833 billion stimulus was "wildly successful." As the Election Day draws near, it's important to have a clear view of the impact of the president's major legislative achievement second only to Obamacare. Published October 12, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, challenge each other during the vice presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Centre College in Danville, Ky. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

EDITORIAL: Obama behind the eight ball

With two disastrous debate performances behind it, the Obama-Biden ticket is in trouble. President Obama's supporters assumed the win was in the bag. Published October 12, 2012

First responders stand attention next to the U.S. flag during the Pentagon Memorial Dedication ceremony remembering the 184 victims killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 outside the Pentagon in Pentagon City, Va.

(Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: The Pentagon's war on the American dream

If a Defense Department instructor dares to say the country is at war with Islam, he will swiftly find himself out of a job. On the other hand, stereotyping white people as racists or saying the American dream is a myth is rewarded with a diploma. Published October 11, 2012

**FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speaks July 26, 2012, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Facing debate over Fast and Furious

Murder is hard to sweep under the rug. President Obama may have invoked executive privilege to shield his Fast and Furious scandal from congressional investigators, but repeating this strategy won't go down well during a presidential debate. Published October 11, 2012

Illustration Libya by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's deadly oversight

The more the country learns about what happened in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, the less credible the White House version of events becomes. Published October 9, 2012

Francois Hollande (left), the new president of France, has pressed the European Union to embrace measures that promote growth. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (center) said that EU leaders should consider "innovative, or even controversial, ideas." German Chancellor Angela Merkel previously proposed strict fiscal and deficit targets.

EDITORIAL: French pigeons revolt

Even Europeans have a limit when it comes to accepting ever-increasing tax bills. France's socialist president, Francois Hollande, was surprised to find small business rejected his latest hike. Published October 8, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shake hands July 29, 2012, at Netanyahu's office in Jerusalem. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Romney's peace through strength

The best way to sum up Mitt Romney's approach to foreign policy is: Build peace through strength rather than generate contempt through apology. Mr. Romney laid out this vision for American national security at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday. Published October 8, 2012

Illustration From Work to Welfare by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GHEI: Cultivating dependence

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. unwittingly spoke economic truth Tuesday when he let slip that the middle class has "been buried the last four years." It sure has. The middle class and working poor have seen their incomes shrink from an inflation that has eaten away at their wallets. Published October 5, 2012

**FILE** Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks Aug. 30, 2011, at the National Press Club in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's fudged unemployment numbers

It says a lot when a government jobs report is so out of line with reality that no thoughtful person can take it seriously. At best the new unemployment number is a fluke; at worst it is the product of partisan hacks. Published October 5, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama wave to the audience during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

EDITORIAL: Obama, the god who bleeds

The poet Robert Graves wrote, "One hard look can close the book that lovers love to see." On Wednesday night, Americans saw Barack Obama in a new, hard light. He was not the smooth, confident leader they imagined him to be. Published October 4, 2012

U.S. Embassy Baghdad Green Diplomacy Initiative 2012

EDITORIAL: The new green zone

It appears increasingly likely the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented. Whistleblowers have been providing evidence to congressional investigators suggesting administration officials overlooked ominous warning signs, including violent attacks on diplomatic personnel in the region. Published October 3, 2012

President Barack Obama pauses during his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

EDITORIAL: Obama fatigue

The 2012 election is turning out to be tougher for the incumbent than expected. The Republican candidate was supposed to be bruised and broken from a brutal primary. The economy was supposed to be better. The electorate was supposed to be more enthusiastic. Published October 3, 2012