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Illustration: Crumbling Euro

GHEI: Bank downgrades with a twist

News from Europe continues to be bleak. Moody's downgraded 28 Spanish banks on Monday, not long after major financial institutions, including Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, suffered the same fate. Published June 27, 2012

** FILE ** In this April 25, 2012, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Secret Service prostitution scandal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

EDITORIAL: Obama to shoot down armed pilots

The Obama administration's hatred for the Second Amendment has reached new heights. After nearly a decade of safe operation, the White House is looking to reduce the number of pilots who provide an extra layer of security against airborne terror by packing a pistol in the cockpit. This plan shouldn't fly. Published June 26, 2012

Illustration: Arizona immigration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Arizona fights 'intrusion of obnoxious aliens'

The Supreme Court ruled that the state of Arizona checking the citizenship status of people detained or arrested for other offenses is not racial profiling. The court, however, refused to address the core issue: What can states do to protect their borders when the federal government refuses to enforce the law? Published June 25, 2012

President Nixon waves goodbye to staff members outside the White House after resigning on Aug. 9, 1974, following revelations of the Watergate and other scandals.

EDITORIAL: Obama's Watergate flashback

They could not understand the essential balance there must always be in large affairs between cynicism and suspicion on the one hand and faith and trust on the other. A successful politician must, inescapably, be something of a hypocrite, promising all to all, knowing that, if elected, he must inevitably sacrifice the interests of some for others. Published June 22, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama wants your wedding presents

Liberals are trying to pound home the idea that Mitt Romney is out of touch with regular Americans. At least he's not trying to take away their wedding presents. Published June 22, 2012

Illustration: Drug shortage by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A regulatory drug shortage

The last thing a sick person wants to hear is that ample supplies of a life-saving medicine have been replaced by a surplus of red tape. That's precisely what's happening nationwide, with 82 percent of hospitals reporting shortages so severe that treatment must be put on hold, according to the American Hospital Association. Published June 22, 2012

Illustration: Soda tax by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Legislating self-control

If there's one thing lawmakers around the world lack, it's self-control. Greece, Spain and France have spent themselves into bankruptcy. California is struggling with a $15.7 billion deficit and our nation with $15.7 trillion in debt. Published June 21, 2012

Illustration: O Jobs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's dishonest jobs math

President Obama announced two weeks ago that "the private sector is doing fine." Though he later backpedaled from this remark, he stood by his fundamental contention that the private sector was creating large numbers of jobs, and that more money needed to be spent by the government to keep up the public-sector pace. Published June 21, 2012

Illustration: Constitution and trials by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Holder's contempt and Obama's privilege

President Obama's attempt to invoke executive privilege to forestall contempt-of-Congress proceedings against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed. Instead, the claim elevates the dispute between the administration and Capitol Hill to a new and troubling level. Published June 20, 2012

Illustration: Egypt's army by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Egypt's coup: It's about time

The soft coup in Egypt over the past week shouldn't have surprised anyone. The only reason it wasn't harder and faster was because the secularist generals know the Muslim Brotherhood has a friend in the White House. Published June 19, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Just say no to Rio

The private jets are on the tarmac fueling up in time for the Wednesday kickoff of the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Pampered United Nations busybodies are gathering at this event whose slogan is "The future we want." A more accurate motto for the confab would be, "The money we want." Published June 18, 2012

Illustration: Immigration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's do-nothing power grab

President Obama says the illegal immigrants being given de-facto amnesty under his suspension-of-deportation policy are "Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper." Published June 18, 2012

Illustration by William Brown

EDITORIAL: The spy society

As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq wind down, the industries that back America's military muscle will see the need to market their products for domestic use. Machines that work wonders in a soldier's hands don't necessarily belong on Main Street. Published June 15, 2012

This artwork by Mark Weber relates to Father's Day.

EDITORIAL: Your dad, your hero

This weekend, America observes Father's Day, and dads across the country will be honored with cookouts, cards and ties they may or may not wind up wearing. Most men don't want it to be a big fuss, but those humble daddies who want the honor the least are probably those who deserve it the most. Published June 15, 2012

Illustration: Socialist Obama by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama: Global Zero

When Barack Obama took office, the world caught its breath, so we were told. He was going to restore America's reputation in the world that reputedly was severely damaged during the George W. Bush administration. Published June 14, 2012

Medal of Honor recipient Col. Van T. Barfoot, 90, lowers the flag outside his home in the Sussex Square subdivision in western Henrico County, Va., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. According to the subdivision's homeowner association's board, Col. Barfoot is in violation because he flies the flag from a flagpole instead of a pole attached to his porch or doorway. Col. Barfoot has been ordered to remove the pole by 5pm on Friday or face legal action. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Eva Russo)

EDITORIAL: Operation Flagpole

Thursday is Flag Day, a time to pay special tribute to the American flag and to the ideals and freedoms it symbolizes. While most Americans can freely display Old Glory, a few still run into small-minded opponents who don't understand what our banner is all about. Published June 13, 2012

Illustration: Mad Men's Don Draper

EDITORIAL: Steven Chu is no Don Draper

A good product can sell itself. There's no reason for Uncle Sam to step in and serve as the chief marketing officer for any private corporation. So the House took a welcome step last week when it adopted a measure by Rep. Jeff Landry, Louisiana Republican, that pulls the plug on the Energy Department's authority to spend $20 million on a "national media campaign" against affordable energy. Published June 13, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies June 12, 2012, on Capitol Hill before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing looking into national security leaks. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Holder under fire

A respected senator says the American people deserve a better attorney general than Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder's position is no, they don't. Published June 12, 2012

Illustration: EPA overreach by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: EPA's scary-air sniffers

Americans on their way to work or school may soon be reaching for a new high-tech device as they head out the door - a personal air-quality monitor. That's the vision of bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who are trying to develop a portable sniffer that measures the body's reactions to pollution in the air. It's bound to take fear-mongering to a new level. Published June 12, 2012