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Illustration: Spending addiction by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The incurable spending bug

Potomac fever has no remedy. Its primary symptom is an irresistible attraction to Washington's corridors of power. Those who fall prey to the malady, whether liberal or conservative, will do anything to stay in office. That usually means spending more of the public's money, which is why the budgetary thermometer is rising so fast it's about to burst. Published July 24, 2012

St. Paul's Cathedral is seen in the distance as the Olympic rings hang from the Tower Bridge, Thursday, July 19, 2012 in London. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

EDITORIAL: Olympic silence

A moment of silence is currently creating a clamor. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is resisting a proposal for Friday's opening ceremonies in London to remember the 11 Israeli athletes killed in Munich 40 years ago by Palestinian terrorists. The committee should reconsider. Published July 23, 2012

Illustration: Biofuels

EDITORIAL: Biofuel mandate worsens drought’s effect

Washington's ethanol mandate is hitting Americans in the breadbasket. The worst drought in a half-century is withering cornfields across the heartland while Uncle Sam stubbornly insists American corn be turned into billions of gallons of this unnecessary fuel additive. The result is higher food prices in an already struggling economy. Published July 23, 2012

The Caped Crusader has never looked better in Eidos' third person action video game Batman: Arkham Asylum built for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

EDITORIAL: Batman won’t save you

The midnight massacre at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., has put the issue of gun control back at center stage. Leftist lawmakers and TV anchors jumped the gun with the usual calls to restrict the Second Amendment. Propaganda aside, preventing tragedies like this in the future involves giving citizens the ability to fight back, not just be sitting ducks. Published July 20, 2012

Illustration: Obama's economy by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: More malaise ahead

The economy continues to be stuck in neutral, with no sign of relief ahead. The natural question is: How many more months and years of gloomy news reports must be endured until we admit the Obama administration's borrow-and-spend policies have failed? Published July 20, 2012

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Big Bird's image will be in the hands of toy maker Hasbro, starting in 2011, under a new licensing agreement.

EDITORIAL: Kill Public Broadcasting

House Republicans introduced legislation on Tuesday to defund National Public Radio and public television. Democrats denounced the measure as excessively partisan, but their real gripe is that the targeted programs are centerpiece liberal institutions. Published July 19, 2012

Illustration: Farm subsidy by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

GHEI: Crop cronyism

Combine a Midwestern drought with pointless ethanol mandates, and the supplies of corn inevitably dwindle, driving prices sky high. Politicians like Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, are citing the crop crisis as an excuse to ram through a near-$1 trillion farm bill. Published July 19, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

EDITORIAL: TSA defies the courts

The days of secrecy at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may be coming to an end. It’s a widely held belief that the agency’s hasty embrace of expensive, X-rated x-ray machines has more to do with closed-door lobbying efforts of manufacturers than a deliberate consideration of the devices’ merits. Published July 18, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Bill Ross, a 35-year Air Force veteran, left, and Boy Scouts 19-year-old Tyler Pollock, and 12-year-old Liam Gallagher salute in honor of war veterans, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Freeport, Maine.  The boy scouts and other volunteers raised 50 casket flags donated by the families of Freeport veterans. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

EDITORIAL: Boy Scouts stay straight

In the Boy Scout oath, a young man promises to keep himself morally straight. Despite pressure from homosexual activists, that pledge will continue to mean something. Published July 17, 2012

Aaron Paul greets fans at AMC's "Breaking Bad" premiere and after party on July 14, 2012 in San Diego. (John Shearer/Invision for AMC/Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Breaking from bad laws

The latest brawl in the entertainment industry came to a head last weekend. Screens went dark for many of the 14 million subscribers to the Dish Network who attempted to tune in to watch Sunday's season premiere of AMC's hit show, "Breaking Bad." Published July 17, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Blowing smoke over global warming

Legend has it that Washington was built on a swamp, and its sweltering summers add credence to the story. Lately, global warming adherents have been capitalizing on the city's sultry weather to advance their belief that the use of fossil fuels is responsible for rising temperatures baking the planet. Published July 16, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Mind your own business, Obama

President Obama thinks business owners don't actually do anything. This is the most convincing proof yet that he has no concept of how the economy works. Published July 16, 2012

A speed camera on Iverson Street in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George's County stands ready Wednesday to catch motorists who exceed the posted speed limits. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: It’s for the children

School's out for the summer, so it came as a bit of a surprise Wednesday when Baltimore County, Md., announced new steps supposedly being taken to protect school children. According to officials, construction has begun for the positioning of a speed camera outside Stoneleigh Elementary. Published July 13, 2012

Illustration: Rail pork by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Gov. Moonbeam’s ‘Hydrogen Highway’

There's no idea so crazy that you can't find a government grant to implement it. After all, California voters approved a project to build what's now a $70 billion bullet train between Bakersfield and Madera -- two unremarkable cities situated in the middle of nowhere. Published July 13, 2012

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