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** FILE ** Chelsea Clinton speaks at the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative University conference at Gateway STEM High School in St. Louis on April 7, 2013. (Associated Press/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

EDITORIAL: Daughters in the pipeline

John Adams and his son, John Quincy, were the second and sixth presidents. George H.W. Bush and son George W. were 41 and 43. Published August 15, 2013

EDITORIAL: Fun at the Missouri rodeo

A rodeo clown put on a Barack Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair on Saturday night in Sedalia and playfully and tastelessly asked the crowd whether they wanted to see the president run down by a bull. Published August 15, 2013

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shouts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

EDITORIAL: Chaos in Cairo

Like it or not, America is the only superpower. When there's trouble in the world and a president or prime minister calls 911, an American answers. When America is timid and fainthearted, the consequences thousands of miles away can be catastrophic. Published August 14, 2013

** FILE ** New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference in San Francisco, Friday, June 14, 2013. Mayor Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced they are sponsoring a pair of technology summits to be held in each of their cities in the next year. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The check-box felon

Politicians scared of legal guns lost their attempt to disembowel the Second Amendment, but they're not giving up. President Obama and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City are in the gun-control game for the long haul, advocating reforms that sound like common sense until they become law. Published August 14, 2013

Illustration: Voter ID by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Zombies in Maryland

Zombies, who just won't stay in the graveyard, are back with us again, and not just on the screen in "World War Z" and "The Walking Dead." It turns out that 1,100 of the dearly departed are active in Maryland politics. Published August 14, 2013

Illustration: Washington scandals by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A summer of long, hot scandal

The targeting of conservatives by the Internal Revenue Service is old news. We have that on the word of the Internal Revenue Service, for whatever the word of the IRS is worth. Published August 14, 2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has set a goal, branded "Sustainable D.C.," of making 100 percent of District waters fishable and swimmable by 2032, yet there is cause to question his willingness to allow DDOE to do its job. The clean rivers initiative is a belated attempt to reverse a decades long trend of stormwater runoff that leads to sewage overflow. (The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: The heckler's veto

Donnie McClurkin, the three-time Grammy-winning black gospel singer, was disinvited by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray from a city-sponsored concert Saturday night. Published August 13, 2013

Illustration Global Warming by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Wearing out words

Organizing for Action, President Obama's campaign machine declared Tuesday "climate change day," encouraging everyone to pepper skeptical members of Congress at town-hall meetings with questions about why they won't raise taxes to avert the doom of the planet. Published August 13, 2013

** FILE ** Marijuana plants flourish under the lights at a grow house in Denver on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)


Aging hippies have waited a lifetime to achieve their reefer dreams. Several states are relaxing marijuana laws, and the White House is right behind. Published August 13, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

EDITORIAL: Hot air in Las Vegas

What happens in Las Vegas, despite what they say, does not always stay in Las Vegas. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, has invited Democratic politicians and liberal activists to gather there Tuesday to sit still for sermons about global warming and to think big thoughts about clean energy. Published August 12, 2013

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

EDITORIAL: Recovering lost prosperity

President Obama says he has a "Better Bargain for America" to rescue the feeble housing market. He offers the usual clever turns of phrase, but it's just repackaging of the same government intervention that created the subprime-mortgage crisis in the first place. Published August 12, 2013

** FILE ** Oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill floats on the water with clouds reflected in the sheen on Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana, June 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

EDITORIAL: Shark attack in the Gulf

After the flood, the deluge. More than three years after the Deep Horizon oil spill that fouled the Gulf of Mexico, life would have almost returned to normal but for the feeding frenzy of the lawyers eager to take a bite out of the BP settlement fund. Published August 12, 2013

Illustration: Flex fuel by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Imaginary optimism

Only in Washington would it take eight months to come up with a production quota for an imaginary product. The Environmental Protection Agency, which is all too real, announced this week the latest renewable-fuel standards, which were due in January. Published August 9, 2013

Before he was D.C. Council chairman, Phil Mendelson urged that D.C. police Sgt. Mark Robinson be regarded as a whistleblower, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Times. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Guns across the river

The District of Columbia government, having resolved all corruption and incompetence in its own ranks, is reaching now beyond the city limits into cyberspace. Published August 9, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama went to Martha's Vineyard, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.
(Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Another week, another holiday

President Obama leaves for Martha's Vineyard on Saturday for still another vacation. The Government Accountability Institute calculates that Mr. Obama spends twice as much time at leisure than on policy briefings. Published August 9, 2013

**FILE** A copper weather vane shaped like a witch on a broom sits atop a house in St. Georgen in the Black Forest region in southwestern Germany on January 21, 1997. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: 'Fire burn, and cauldron bubble'

Evangelical atheists think they have another chance to spread a little sawdust for a revival of their creed when the Supreme Court returns in October. Published August 8, 2013

The Chevy Volt is a gas-electric hybrid. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Get a horse

The apt symbol of the Obama presidency is the Chevy Volt, stalled on the open road. Like Barack Obama, the Volt presented itself to the public with the lofty promise of a better future, but delivered a future not as good as the past and present. Published August 8, 2013

Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena displays a temporary document Thursday that allows Edward Snowden to cross the border into Russia. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The president's reset button

This is what President Obama's "reset" of relations with Russia looks like. He abruptly canceled plans Wednesday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month when he goes to Russia for the Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg. Published August 8, 2013

Alfred E. Neuman

EDITORIAL: 'What, me worry?'

Alfred E. Neuman, Mad magazine's know-nothing icon, had the ready attitude toward disasters about to befall him: "What, me worry?" This could be the motto of congressional Democrats, who bring the same lackadaisical attitude to issues of government debt and federal spending. Published August 7, 2013

Army 1st Lt. Christian Gehrels relies on his interpreter to communicate with Afghans. After Lt. Gehrels and other U.S. troops are gone by the end of next year, Afghans assisting the coalition will be left with little protection. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Abandoning friends

As U.S. military operations in Afghanistan wind down, the Obama administration must take care not to leave friends in the lurch. Published August 7, 2013