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** FILE ** In this June 23, 2011, file photo, then-CIA Director-designate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

EDITORIAL: Diplomats died, Obama lied

In a closed congressional hearing Friday, former Director of Central Intelligence David H. Petraeus told lawmakers that references to al Qaeda involvement in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were stripped from the agency's talking points. Published November 16, 2012

US President Barack Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in the Main Hall of Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Time for Mr. Obama to earn his peace prize

Air-raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv Thursday for the first time since 1991, when Saddam Hussein fired scud missiles at the city during Operation Desert Storm. At least one Iranian-built Fajr missile launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip struck a suburb south of the city in the latest attack. Published November 15, 2012

**FILE** President Obama listens Feb. 20, 2009, as Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: White House petition folly

President Obama wants to be known as a cosmopolitan leader. He's well on his way to making America look more like Europe with nationalized health care and high energy prices. One of the most frivolous ideas he has imported from across the Atlantic is the "We the People" e-petition section of the White House website. Published November 15, 2012

Illustration Latino Romney by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The GOP's Hispanic panic

A popular postmortem of the 2012 election is that demography is destiny. Minority voting was up, guaranteeing Barack Obama's win. Liberal pundits saw the election as another milestone in the march toward a "majority-minority" country in which whites will be marginalized and Republicans doomed to demographic extinction. Published November 13, 2012

Illustration by Mark Weber

EDITORIAL: Virginia's race-based education

Nearly five decades after the end of the Jim Crow era, school boards just can't let go of the race issue. Last month, the Virginia State Board of Education unanimously adopted what it called "annual measurable objectives" that assumed the graduation rate for Asian children would be 14-37 percent higher than whites, Hispanics and blacks. Published November 13, 2012

Illustration: CO2 by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Pulling billions out of thin air

As home to the entertainment industry and the land of make-believe, California is known for embracing fads. The latest rage among the Democrats who just won a supermajority sway in the Sacramento Statehouse may prove to be the most costly. Published November 12, 2012

Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks before awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to golfing legend Arnold Palmer, at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Obama's Christmas wish

All President Obama wants for Christmas is to borrow another $1 trillion. Tax hikes are also on his wish list, but nothing is more important than solving his soon-to-be maxed credit line for the holiday season. The question is, will Republicans be in a giving mood this year? Published November 12, 2012

Illustration: Palestine

EDITORIAL: Obama's second-term bowing begins

The head of the Palestinian Authority verbally smacked down the president of the United States, and the White House responded with a conciliatory note. Welcome to President Obama's more flexible second term. Published November 12, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

EDITORIAL: TSA grabs union contract

When Congress decided to take over airport security, it was never about safety. That became clear on Friday when Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners formally agreed to a contract that will add 45,000 dues-paying members to the ranks of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Published November 9, 2012

Illustration Oklahoma Bandit by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Oklahoma battles Obamacare

Given Tuesday's results, it's unlikely Obamacare can be stopped at the federal level. Polls show a majority wants to see the health care takeover law repealed, but the path to accomplish this goal just became a lot more complicated. Published November 9, 2012

The lines were long for voters all over Florida, including Jacksonville, on Saturday, the last day of early voting. A judge ordered Orange County to extend the early-voting period after one site was shut down for several hours. (Florida Times-Union via Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Florida's tainted vote

Florida just can't seem to count votes properly. After the embarrassing "hanging chad" debacle of the 2000 presidential election, similar games are now being played in the contest between Republican Rep. Allen West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy over the 18th Congressional District seat. Published November 9, 2012

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

EDITORIAL: Gun ban back on Obama's agenda

That didn't take long. Less than a day after President Obama's re-election, the administration breathed new life into the United Nations' previously comatose treaty regulating guns. Published November 8, 2012

Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

GHEI: An end to European bailouts

The desire to keep on spending in the face of economic crisis is universal. In Greece, parliament voted Wednesday to implement $17 billion in spending cuts, and the reaction was swift and violent. Published November 8, 2012

EDITORIAL: Sandy slaps Uncle Sam’s handouts

Shaking up the election wasn't the biggest problem with last week's hurricane. Owning an ocean-view vacation bungalow or retirement home is part of the American dream. Published November 6, 2012

Illustration courtesy of Minnesotans for Global Warming

EDITORIAL: Climate-change crybabies

Liberals are hot under the collar, but this has more to do with the election than the planet warming up. The presidential candidates didn't say a word about global warming during the debates, so advocates of that theory are looking for a bit of attention. Published November 6, 2012

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

EDITORIAL: Dictators back Barack

The Russians, Chinese and Iranians would vote for Barack Obama. That's a good reason for Americans to select someone else. Published November 5, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Property rights vs. government wrongs

The right to own and profit from private property is under concerted assault from politicians and interest groups seeking new ways to take what you have so they can use it themselves. Virginians have an opportunity Tuesday to make government think twice about trying to take away their homes. Published November 4, 2012

Illustration: Jobless by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: 7.9 percent

Just in time for the election, the Labor Department updated its employment figures. The official jobless tally on Friday ticked up to 7.9 percent. The broadest measure of unemployment, known as U-6, stayed about the same, at an alarmingly high 14.6 percent. Published November 2, 2012

This aerial photo shows destroyed houses left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

GHEI: Sandy's broken windows

Northeasterners affected by Tuesday's massive storm are beginning the process of assessing the damage. Initial estimates suggest it could cost anywhere from $20 billion to $100 billion to bring things back to where they were before Hurricane Sandy struck. Published November 1, 2012