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Naja is a young pit bull at the Villalobos Rescue Center.

EDITORIAL: Maryland's canine holocaust

Man's best friend is coming under ferocious attack. More and more rules and regulations are popping up to condemn dogs based not on their individual character, but whether they look dangerous. Published July 12, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Escape from Maryland

When times are tight, people look for potential savings wherever they can. Increasingly, Marylanders living under the oppressive tax regime of Gov. Martin F. O'Malley have realized they can get a better deal by packing their bags and heading for the Old Dominion. Published July 10, 2012

Illustration: Islamerica by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The Islamist pyramid scheme

Radical Muslims want to tear down Egypt's pyramids and take over the world. The least the rest of us can do is take them seriously. Published July 10, 2012

Illustration: Occupy Wall Street by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Demonizing the Kochs

The left is trying to convince the public to hate the Koch brothers. The billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch are a favorite target of liberals because their support of free-market causes serves as a counterbalance to the inordinate sums given to Democrats from unions and Hollywood. Published July 10, 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced strong opposition Tuesday to talk of "eurobonds" as a way to solve the European debt crisis.

EDITORIAL: European Kabuki

Don't expect America's big overseas trading partners to clean up their act anytime soon. The latest European Union summit ended with no clear winners or losers other than possibly German taxpayers. Published July 9, 2012

Illustration: Egypt by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The Islamist president's power grab

The Arab Spring is over; the Egyptian Revolution has begun. Egypt's new president Mohammed Morsi issued a decree Sunday reconvening the country's recently dissolved parliament. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court disagreed, saying its finding that the parliamentary election was unconstitutional was final. Published July 9, 2012

President Obama speaks Thursday at the Wolcott House Museum Complex in Maumee, Ohio, as part of a two-day "Betting on America" bus tour across Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mr. Obama flipped counties across the Rust Belt en route to winning the 2008 presidential election. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama gambles, America loses

The latest Obama 2012 campaign slogan is "Betting on America." However, the latest round of dismal economic news shows that when it comes to the economy, President Obama is a poor gambler, and the country is headed for bust. Published July 6, 2012

Illustration: U.N. gun grabbing by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The U.N. is coming for your guns

The United Nations is deliberating over a treaty that will place comprehensive limits on the international weapons trade. The language of the draft agreement is so expansive it wouldn't take an Obama-appointed judge very long to extend the treaty to cover the domestic firearms market as well. Published July 5, 2012

Illustration: EPA overreach by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Court decrees global warming

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled June 26 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was "unambiguously correct" in applying the Clean Air Act to combat carbon dioxide. The court deferred to the scientific judgment of EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in the agency's endangerment finding that this gas, which is produced by all humans, becomes harmful to human health when it is a byproduct of man-made technological advances such as automobiles. Published July 5, 2012

Homes in the Mountain Shadows area of Colorado Springs, Colo., go up in flames from the Waldo Canyon fire on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett)

EDITORIAL: Government fiddles while the West burns

A U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft outfitted with a modular airborne firefighting system crashed in South Dakota on Sunday, killing four. Meanwhile, a supertanker with a much larger capacity than any aircraft flying is sitting idle as fires continue to rage in the West. That's how government doesn't work. Published July 4, 2012

Illustration: Declaration of Independence.

EDITORIAL: Happy Dependence Day

Forget about those fireworks (too dangerous) and their ostentatious display of anachronistic values. Forget also about mom (sexist gender-role stereotype) and apple pie (too fattening). Wednesday has become Dependence Day, a time to reflect on all the good that the federal government does for us. Published July 3, 2012

A museum visitor walks by the new Star-Spangled Banner exhibit, showcasing the nearly 200-year-old flag that inspired the writing of the song that became America's national anthem.

EDITORIAL: When free men shall stand

Two hundred years ago, the United States was mobilizing for conflict. The country had formally declared war for the first time in its history, against Great Britain. Hostilities would last for three years and claim around 20,000 lives on both sides. Published July 2, 2012

Illustration: Fracking by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's war on guns and oil

The Obama administration is using more than just the Environmental Protection Agency to "crucify" businesses it doesn't like. Congress won't enact any gun-control measures, and the American people aren't interested in paying more at the pump. Published June 29, 2012

Illustration: Obama bubble by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: The pension bubble

As if the housing market collapse and European debt crisis weren't bad enough, another fiscal disaster looms on the horizon. New rules adopted last week by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) clarify the depth of mismanagement of state and local government pension programs. Published June 29, 2012

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Chief Justice Roberts: Genius or traitor?

Conservative opinion on Chief Justice John Roberts in the wake of Thursday's Obamacare decision is as divided as the high court itself. To some, he is a traitor to the right who passed up an opportunity to nullify the "signature achievement" of the Obama administration. Published June 29, 2012

Illustration: Obamacare's debt by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The Obamacare tax

The Supreme Court affirmed on Thursday what the White House never wanted to hear: Obamacare constitutes the largest and most regressive tax in American history. Published June 28, 2012

Illustration: Obamacare in court by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: We respectfully disagree

Congress has set out to remedy the problem that the best health care is beyond the reach of many Americans who cannot afford it. It can assuredly do that, by exercising the powers accorded to it under the Constitution. Published June 28, 2012

Illustration: Fast and Furious by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Holder: The case for contempt

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on a contempt of Congress citation against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. This unprecedented action has been made necessary by the Obama administration's consistent refusal to reveal the whole truth about the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation and the cover-up that followed. Published June 27, 2012

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