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EDITORIAL: Big show on the border

John McCain and Lindsey Graham were almost giddy when they emerged from a White House meeting on immigration reform on Tuesday. The Senate duo insist President Obama understands Republican concerns about border security as critical to getting immigration legislation through Congress. Published February 28, 2013

Illustration Welfare Cows by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Crowding out the future

Big-spending liberals will soon run out of other people's money. This should scare them straight. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, food stamps and other welfare programs reaching deep into American pockets will soon leave no money for anything else. Published February 27, 2013

Illustration American Votes by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Voting rights showdown

Did Congress go too far? The Supreme Court will address the question Wednesday when it hears arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, an Alabama challenge to Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. That outdated provision requires nine states and parts of seven others to obtain Justice Department approval, or "preclearance," before changing anything related to voting. Published February 27, 2013

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Mayor Bloomberg's bloat

At the Regal Potomac Yard 16, a movie theater in Alexandria, a "small" soda weighs a large 32 ounces. Such sodas, enough to quench the thirst of the entire family, may be available at other cinemas across the country, but beginning March 12, they won't be in New York City. Published February 26, 2013

Illustration Iran likes Obama by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The impossible dream

"To jaw-jaw," Winston Churchill once wisely said, "is always better than to war-war." Anyone who has seen war up close would agree with Sir Winston, who saw a lot of shooting wars. But obstinate mullahs in Iran push that proposition to the max. Published February 26, 2013

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EDITORIAL: The Fed's bubble fuel

The consequences of the Federal Reserve's loose-money policy are starting to hit home. Even members of the Federal Open Market Committee are concerned, as revealed in the Wednesday release of the minutes of a meeting earlier this year. Published February 25, 2013

"Perils of Sequestration" (Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Sequestration follies

Here we go again. Lawmakers are once more warning that the nation hangs on the brink of unimaginable disaster. Another cliff, you might say. Five days from now automatic budget restraint is scheduled to take effect, and nothing frightens a politician more than restraint on spending. Published February 25, 2013

Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson in his office at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 29, 2009. (Peter Lockley/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: A doctor's health care prescription

Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, was an overnight sensation with his speech to the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month. Published February 25, 2013

**FILE** A Postal Service letter carrier delivers mail in the snow in Berea, Ohio. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Haute couture by the postman

We first thought this was a dispatch from The Onion: The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will enhance its "cool" with the rollout of a line of apparel and accessories, targeting the young. The Postal Service, near bankruptcy, expects young hipsters to show up, perhaps in flash mobs, to order the latest in government-issued fashion. Published February 22, 2013

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2000 file photo, PayPal Chief Executive Officer Peter Thiel, left, and founder Elon Musk, right, pose with the PayPal logo at corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Thiel who who co-founded PayPal and gave Facebook its first big investment now wants Silicon Valley to buy into a bigger idea: the future. Thiel is backing groups that see a future when computers will communicate directly with the human brain. Seafaring pioneers will found new floating nations in the middle of the ocean. Science will conquer aging, and death will become a curable disease. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

EDITORIAL: Mr. Musk comes to Washington, again

When the history of crony capitalism is written, Elon Musk will deserve a chapter to himself. Mr. Musk began his career as a risk-taker and entrepreneur, co-founding the innovative online-payment system PayPal. His latest ventures depend on taxpayers, K Street lobbyists and campaign contributions. Published February 21, 2013

Illustration: DNA locked away by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Preserving genetic privacy

Science has broken the code of human composition and can read the genetic "fingerprint" unique to each person. The forensic technique of collecting DNA raises serious privacy concerns, however, especially when government demands it with the force of law. Published February 21, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Disorganized Labor

America's criminal justice system is meant to treat everyone as equal before the law. Often it doesn't. Perpetrators of violence, intimidation and extortion get a free pass if they're union activists. Published February 20, 2013

An aide takes several golf bags up the stairs of Air Force One as President Obama prepared to depart from Palm Beach International Airport on Monday in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's super-secret golf trip

President Obama has a very carefully crafted public image, and he's willing to shut out his friends in the press to maintain it. Published February 20, 2013

Illustration: Energy distress by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Energy's bad charges

The White House insists investments in renewable-energy technologies will pay off with a strong middle class. As President Obama declared in last week's State of the Union, increasing government spending on solar panels will "drive down costs even further" and kick off an explosion in the green jobs of the future. Published February 20, 2013

This image shows a simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013. The 150-foot object passed within 17,000 miles of the Earth. (Associated Press/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

EDITORIAL: Asteroid stimulus

Great rocks have tumbled from the sky since there was an Earth for them to tumble on, but the asteroid falling in Russia's Ural Mountains was the largest caught live on film. Dramatic footage shows pieces of a 10,000-ton cosmic object streaking through the atmosphere, glowing brighter than the sun. Published February 19, 2013

Illustration Natural Gas by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Another government gas boondoggle

Uncle Sam's an uninvited guest at every child's birthday party. The floating balloons that decorate such festivities are filled with helium, a gas that's coming up scarce thanks to a market-distorting federal government boondoggle that has mostly gone unnoticed. Published February 19, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The island of hypocrisy

Not so long ago, having offshore investments was a bad thing. Throughout the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama pummeled Mitt Romney for his successful career at Bain Capital. He was derided as an outsourcer, a shipper of jobs to Mexico and a tax dodger with tax shelters in the Cayman Islands. Published February 18, 2013

Illustration: Political party brawl by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Cheater's capital

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has lived, worked or interned in Washington that the city has been named as "America's least faithful city," according to a poll conducted by an online dating website tailored for "married dating." Published February 15, 2013

Illustration by Mark Weber

EDITORIAL: Huddled masses in retirement

Entitlement spending and immigration are two issues that threaten America's financial future. The two controversies meet in the case of the newly arrived elderly, many of whom have discovered they can cash in on an overly generous welfare system. Published February 15, 2013

Illustration: Employment by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Making workers unemployable

Perhaps one of the most disastrous policies President Obama called for in his Tuesday night address was a hike in the minimum wage. Raising this government mandate from $7.25 to $9 an hour by 2015 is the surest way to ensure Americans who are down on their luck have no chance to escape the unemployment lines. Published February 14, 2013