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Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, points to the satellite image of hurricane Sandy at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

EDITORIAL: Frankenstorm follies

There is something about severe weather that brings out the crazy in people -- particularly the global-warming alarmists. Published October 30, 2012

EDITORIAL: Obama's last time

In case it wasn't clear enough that Barack Obama doesn't take women seriously, an ad his campaign released Thursday should lay to rest all doubts. Published October 30, 2012

Oliver Solomon, of Davenport, Iowa, and his wife LaDonna arrive at the Davenport Public Library before casting their ballot for the Nov. 6th election, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Davenport, Iowa. Early voting for the Nov. 6th election likely will set an Iowa record, as presidential candidates seek to lock-in votes in the battleground state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

EDITORIAL: Early voters' remorse

Being informed before casting a ballot is a civic duty. Although voters may scorn the kind of gutter politics that encourages an "October surprise" in a presidential election, crucial, late-breaking events often bring legitimate issues to the fore. Published October 29, 2012

Illustration: Voter ID by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Dirty tricks on Nov. 6

The race for the White House is coming down to the wire, and the closer this contest gets, the greater the chance it could be decided by electoral shenanigans. Published October 29, 2012

Illustration: Federal Reserve by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The ongoing slump

The Federal Reserve concluded Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee meeting without making a decision to change anything. The Fed intends to continue buying long-term securities, mostly mortgages, in an effort to keep interest rates artificially low. Published October 26, 2012

Illustration: Economic recovery by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Worst economic recovery, ever

The Obama administration is hailing the latest economic growth figures as evidence things are getting better. They're not. As with recent unemployment data, these numbers don't pass the smell test. In your guts you know they're nuts. Published October 26, 2012

** FILE ** Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh listens to a speaker during a conference in New Delhi on Nov. 23, 2010. (Associated Press)

GHEI: India's need for reform

The global economic slowdown is touching the world's best-performing economies. Instead of finding itself at the top of the growth leaderboard, the United States has become an anchor, weighing down more successful trading partners such as India. Published October 25, 2012

A silhouetted President Obama speaks Oct. 25, 2012, at a campaign event in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Stop believing in Obama

Barack Obama's closing argument for his re-election requires a declaration of faith. "I believe in you," he told a crowd of supporters Wednesday. "I need you to keep believing in me." Regrettably, four years of failure leave precious little to believe in. Published October 25, 2012

Illustration U.N. Weight by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Blue helmets at the ballot box

Those who fear that voter fraud will play a corrupting role on Election Day shouldn't worry. The Europeans are coming to save the day. Published October 24, 2012

Illustration: Weak horse by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama, horses and bayonets

Note to President Obama: Stop pretending you're a military genius. "Commander in chief" is simply a title, not a skill set. Published October 23, 2012

Illustration: Government money

EDITORIAL: Federal pay fable

Government employees around the world have a reality check coming. With budgetary red ink exceeding the capacity of economies to pay the bills, bureaucrats are doing everything they can to avoid the day of reckoning. Published October 23, 2012

President Obama speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

EDITORIAL: Obama's flair for picking losers

In humor and politics, timing is everything. For President Obama, however, there is nothing funny about the collapse of more of his pet renewable energy projects so soon after Mitt Romney's pointed debate jab that "you don't pick winners and losers, you only pick losers." Published October 22, 2012

Illustration: Obama and Islam

EDITORIAL: Obama's jihadist cover-up

The Obama campaign keeps having to answer questions about White House reluctance to use the word "terrorism" in describing the Sept. 11 killing of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Published October 22, 2012

A speed camera on New York Avenue Northeast in Washington (The Washington Times) **FILE**

EDITORIAL: The District's latest scamera swindle

The D.C. Council is poised to lower the cost of speed camera tickets from a maximum of $250 to just $50. The plan unveiled on Tuesday is meant to create the impression that the District has seen the light and has finally decided to go easier on motorists. Published October 19, 2012

** 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