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** FILE ** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican (The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom losing its ring

Two Tibetan monks immolated themselves in western China on Sept. 26 to protest religious repression, a shocking reminder that attempting to smother the flame of religious freedom only make it burn brighter. Nevertheless, while religious adherents forfeit their lives overseas, Congress is close to snuffing out the organization dedicated to preserving the very same religious impulse that ignited the founding of this nation. That would be a mistake. Published October 5, 2011

Inside Politics

Herman Cain is surging in the polls and on the best-seller charts. Published October 4, 2011

A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in New York. Police arrested dozens while trying to clear the road and reopen for traffic. (AP Photo/Will Stevens)

EDITORIAL: Anarchy in the USA

The Occupy Wall Street protest is reminiscent of the scene in the 1953 film "The Wild One" where a young woman asks a motorcycle gang leader played by Marlon Brando, "Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?" Brando deadpans, "Whaddya got?" Published October 4, 2011

Economy Briefs

Gold fell Tuesday as traders begin to doubt that prices can stay near the high they reached this summer. Published October 4, 2011

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican (right), greets Lorren Leadmon, an ATF intelligence operations specialist, before the hearing Tuesday about the fallout from "Operation Fast and Furious." At left is Carlos Canino, ATF acting attache to Mexico.

EDITORIAL: Fast and felonious

The "Fast and Furious" gunrunning probe is creeping closer to the Obama White House. It appears administration officials were willing to sign off on just about anything to accomplish their ends, and the result of this botched operation has has been over a hundred dead. Someone needs to be held accountable. Published October 3, 2011

**FILE** In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group on Nov. 8, 2010, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's illegal assassination?

The White House hoped terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki's death last week by CIA drone would give the president a political boost. However, questions about the legality of the airstrike have overshadowed the event and put President Obama in a political bind. Published October 3, 2011

Inside Politics

The Pentagon's No. 2 official says that spending on cyberdefense programs and counterterrorism operations is likely to remain stable or possibly rise, even as the Defense Department looks for more than $450 billion in cuts over the next 10 years. Published October 3, 2011

Economy Briefs

The latest setback in Greece's financial crisis sent the Standard and Poor's 500 index to its lowest level of the year, putting it on the edge of a new bear market. Published October 3, 2011

Economy Briefs

Greece won't meet 2011-12 deficit targets imposed by international lenders as part of the country's bailout, the Finance Ministry said Sunday. Published October 2, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare showdown

Obamacare was supposed to make health care affordable for everyone. It failed. We now have proof that President Obama's signature accomplishment is only making things more expensive. According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, health-insurance premiums for a family surged 9 percent this year - the largest jump since 2005. Published September 30, 2011

**FILE** In this image taken from video on Nov. 8, 2010, and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. (Associated Press/SITE Intelligence Group)

EDITORIAL: Awlaki, the model moderate Muslim

The reported killing of senior al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen is a significant event in the war on terrorism. His story, however, raises some questions that the Obama administration would prefer not to address. Published September 30, 2011

Inside Politics

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said in a radio interview Thursday that the Obama administration, not the Bush administration, has ownership of the weak economy. Published September 29, 2011

Illustration: EPA endangerment by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Obama jobs plan: More bureaucrats

America's unemployment problem isn't get- ting any better. The Labor Department announced Thursday that jobless claims remained essentially unchanged, meaning 9.1 percent are without work. President Obama's response to the situation has been a call for more government intervention, so soon the only places hiring will be federal and state agencies. Published September 29, 2011

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, right, speaks with an Red Cross worker about damage Hurricane Irene left behind in Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

EDITORIAL: Democrats scared of the masses

Liberals have isolated the problem in American politics today: There is just too much democracy. The incessant demands of the unwashed masses are far too distracting for the philosopher kings in the government to get any work done. Published September 28, 2011

Inside Politics

Mitt Romney is brushing aside criticism he is a flip-flopper. The Republican presidential contender won't pretend he's never changed his mind on every issue he's ever considered. Published September 28, 2011

Economy Briefs

Companies ordered more machinery, computers and communication equipment in August, a positive sign for the slumping U.S. economy. Published September 28, 2011

** FILE ** Iranian Christians attend Christmas Mass at St. Grigor Armenian Catholic Church in Tehran on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Iran has arrested about 70 Christians since Christmas in a crackdown that demonstrates the limits of religious tolerance by Islamic leaders, who often boast they provide room for other faiths. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

EDITORIAL: The lamb of Iran

Yousef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old Christian cleric, is facing death for apostasy against a faith he never held. The Islamic Republic of Iran has accused Mr. Nadarkhani, a pastor of the evangelical Church of Iran, of the capital offense of forsaking Islam. Published September 27, 2011

FBI agents stand guard outside the headquarters of Solyndra, a solar firm in Fremont, Calif., on Sept. 8, 2011. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The solar swindle

The O Force has been running up America's credit card by doling out cash to energy firms claiming to be green. Bosses at solar panel manufacturer Solyndra are busy taking the Fifth, and Obama administration officials are pleading ignorance over how an unsustainable enterprise was able to bag $535 million in taxpayer loot. In the coming days, Congress is likely to get to the bottom of exactly who knew what and when. There's more to come with this scandal, but for now, one conclusion is clear already: You can't outsmart the market. Published September 27, 2011