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Illustration: 1934 phone by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Texting away your freedom

Modern communications are making the world smaller and, in many ways, better. The electronic devices that bring consumers a constant stream of information are, at the same time, increasingly capable of relaying back a record of their activities, shrinking privacy. Published December 6, 2012

Susan E. Rice (AP photo)

EDITORIAL: Hillary's replacement

Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's deceptive Benghazi spin ought to be enough to sink her bid for promotion. Mrs. Rice's infamous talking points insisted that a YouTube video, rather than preplanned terrorism, prompted the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Published December 4, 2012

Santa Claus

EDITORIAL: Putting Santa on the naughty list

Santa needs to wear a seat belt. That's the new rule the chief elf must obey when he swoops into Hampton, N.H., this Christmas season. So say the cheerless Scrooges of Hampton. In today's regulation nation, even jolly old St. Nick can wind up on the naughty list. Published December 4, 2012

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez announces the creation of a development center for the nation's audiovisual industry at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

GHEI: New reasons to cry, Argentina

The United States isn't the only country facing a "fiscal cliff." Argentina is headed for a tumble of its own, as its political leaders have failed to act responsibly in the face of repeated fiscal crises. Published December 3, 2012

EDITORIAL: Catalonian crackup

Spain is on the verge of splintering. The eurozone's fourth-largest economy is in the midst of a severe crisis. Unemployment exceeds 25 percent, and the country's massive debt threatens to bring about a Greece-style default. Published December 3, 2012

Illustration Obamacare Abortion by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Docs push plan B

An influential doctors group wants to foist abortion pills on underage girls. In a report published Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged physicians to write advance prescriptions for teens under the theory that they're more likely to take advantage of the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy if they have it on hand before actually needing it. Published November 29, 2012

Illustration Obamatax by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

WAGNER: Obama's sad toy story

President Obama will be playing politics at K'Nex Industries in Hatfield, Pa., on Friday. The maker of Lincoln Logs and other popular children's construction toys will serve as a backdrop for the president to tout his tax agenda. Published November 29, 2012

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EDITORIAL: Overturning Dodd-Frank

Ordinarily, political disputes ought to be settled by lawmakers accountable to the public, not unelected judges. It's bad form for a political party to run to the judicial branch simply because it can't win on an issue fair-and-square in the legislature. Published November 27, 2012

** FILE ** Droplets of rain cover the handle of a shopping cart outside a Wal-Mart store. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

EDITORIAL: Unions play Grinch on Black Friday

Unions hoping to strike a blow for Big Labor got a black eye from Black Friday shoppers instead. Empowered by their role in President Obama's re-election earlier this month, union bosses were surprised to learn that for most Americans, sympathy for left-wing economics stops at the superstores' automatic doors. Published November 27, 2012

Illustration Ruling on Obamacare by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare makes Liberty sick

The legal fight against Obamacare lives on. On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court ruling that had favored the health care takeover and granted opponents a second chance to make their case that the law is unconstitutional. Published November 26, 2012

Illustration: Broken Post Office

EDITORIAL: The mailman vs. FedEx

The Postal Service is coming to grips with its diminished relevance in a digital society. The question is whether Congress will follow suit. Published November 26, 2012

Illustration: Obamacare by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's pizza price

It's well established that Obamacare is sending the cost of health care skyrocketing. What's less known is it will make trips to the grocery store more expensive and drive up the cost of pizza. All this is happening because nanny state zealots slipped a zinger into the measure just before it came up for a vote. Published November 23, 2012

A driver holds a "Taxed Enough Already" sign out of his car as he and a handful of other cars drive around the State House in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, March 22, 2012, honking their horns in protest of new and increased taxes in the state of Maryland. At least two drivers were ticketed for illegal use of horn, a $60 fine. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

GHEI: Maryland's budget turkey

The only solution liberals have to today's problems is spending money. Whether it's crime, poverty or even unemployment, the answer for them is always to create a brand new program -- never mind measuring whether similar efforts in the past yielded any positive results. Published November 23, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Climate of doubt in Doha

"Global warming" just isn't as cool as it used to be. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference opens Monday for the 18th time to a world far less enthusiastic about grand wealth redistribution schemes meant to buy a chilled climate. Published November 23, 2012

Washington's Capital Beltway (Getty Images )

EDITORIAL: High-occupancy tax lanes

Toll lanes opened for the first time on the Capital Beltway Saturday, providing a disturbing glimpse of the future of infrastructure development. Virginia's Interstate 495 Express Lanes project adds desperately needed capacity to the congested route, which will ease commutes for drivers -- but only if they pay up. Published November 22, 2012

Henry Ford

EDITORIAL: They built this

The History Channel recently concluded "The Men Who Built America," a mini-series about the former titans of industry -- Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Morgan and Ford. These men built America from the ground up in the 50 years following the Civil War. Published November 22, 2012

Rembrandt Peale's portrait of George Washington (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

EDITORIAL: Rendering our sincere thanks

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness." Published November 21, 2012

Illustration Obamacare Abortion by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Women voted for birth control

Planned Parenthood is patting itself on the back over President Obama's victory earlier this month. According to Dawn Laguens, the abortion provider's executive vice president, women were scared away from Mitt Romney with the threat that he would take away their birth control. Published November 20, 2012