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Illustration: Ethanol by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Clean green fraud

The spectacular failure of Solyndra opened a lot of eyes. Yet the bankrupt solar panel manufacturer is far from the only fly-by-night outfit to take advantage of the current "green energy" fad. No program is more ripe for abuse than the renewable fuel standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Published February 8, 2012

Illustration: Iran by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's coming choice on Iran

The buzz around a possible military strike on Iran's nuclear program has shifted from whether it will happen to when and how. Events are conspiring to force choices on President Obama that he would rather avoid. Published February 8, 2012

** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled "Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Tempting contempt of Congress

The clock is ticking for the Justice Department. As officials continue to withhold documents relevant to the administration's fatally flawed gunrunning scheme, House lawmakers grow more anxious to get to the bottom of what happened. Unless the material is produced before the deadline, Republicans shouldn't waver in issuing contempt-of-Congress citations. Published February 7, 2012

President Obama, in an appearance at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, details his proposal that would allow millions of "underwater" borrowers to refinance home loans.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Obama's lack of conscience

During Thursday's national prayer breakfast, President Obama said, "I am my brother's keeper, and I am my sister's keeper." The problem is that he actually believes it. Published February 7, 2012

Illustration: Obama's free market by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's cash for condos

Though Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sparked the housing collapse that crippled the economy, President Obama now wants them to play an even greater role. The president on Wednesday announced his "blueprint for an America built to last," which would have the government-backed mortgage giants underwrite more loans. " Published February 6, 2012

In this Dec. 23, 2007 file photo, U.S. army soldiers from Blackfoot Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, run to take defensive positions during a firefight on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah, in the volatile Diyala province, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad. In the beginning, it all looked simple: topple Saddam Hussein, destroy his purported weapons of mass destruction and lay the foundation for a pro-Western government in the heart of the Arab world. Nearly 4,500 American and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives later, the objective now is simply to get out _ and leave behind a country where democracy has at least a chance, where Iran does not dominate and where conditions may not be good but "good enough." (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)

EDITORIAL: Obama's shovel-ready veterans

Good news for veterans. If you have honorably served your country and are looking for work, drop your rifle and grab a shovel. President Obama has a job for you. Published February 6, 2012

Illustration: Obama jobs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's bogus jobs data

The White House hyped the news Friday that January payrolls had risen by 243,000. The hitch is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also dropped 1.2 million from the calculated workforce. Somehow this net loss of a million workers in a single month was transformed into an improvement in the unemployment rate. As the old saying goes, figures don't lie, but liars can figure. Published February 3, 2012

**FILE** Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley makes a point while giving his State of the State speech on Feb. 3 in Annapolis, Md. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Big spenders on the Chesapeake

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley may be more skilled at implementing President Obama's agenda than the White House itself. The Democratic governor is bringing the same big-spending, high-tax and class-warfare policies to the Free State. It's going to cost residents a bundle. Published February 3, 2012

Illustration: United Nations

EDITORIAL: The U.N.'s new, big, scary report

The United Nations is raising the alarm that unless the world's governments take drastic action to impose strict development controls, humanity is in grave peril. So what else is new? Published February 2, 2012

Illustration: Polarized capitol by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's divided America

A new survey shows that Barack Obama is the most polarizing president in the last 60 years. As divisive as he is, the current occupant of the White House has simply exacerbated a trend towards disunity that has been developing for years. Published February 1, 2012

Illustration: Obama economy

EDITORIAL: The economics of fear

Hopes that America's economic or budgetary situation might improve anytime soon were dashed Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its outlook through 2022, with near-term figures looking increasingly negative. This shouldn't surprise anyone. Published February 1, 2012

 Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta stands by President Obama as he explains changes to military force and strategy that will result in the biggest defense cuts since the end of the Cold War. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's deadly secret

Now that it's in full campaign mode, the Obama administration can't stop talking about things once regarded as secret. President Obama has been bragging about the once-shadowy SEAL Team 6 so much you'd think he was going to tap it to be his running mate. Published January 31, 2012

Congress chose Yucca Mountain as the leading candidate for nuclear waste disposal. But opponents are concerned about contamination, and the Obama administration said it would not consider the site and would look for alternatives. It won a legal battle when a federal appeals court ruled last week against three states seeking to ship spent fuel to the Nevada site. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Sins of commission on Yucca Mountain

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid owes America $10 billion. That's the amount taxpayers have been forced to throw away in the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility, which sits unused because of the Nevada Democrat's opposition. Because that's a refund check we're never going to see, lawmakers should act promptly on a set of recommendations released Thursday to limit the damage, ensuring further billions set aside for nuclear waste are not misspent. Published January 31, 2012

Illustration: Fracking by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's frack attack

President Obama taking credit for higher oil and natural gas production is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise. Contrary to the words on the teleprompter at last week's State of the Union address, any success for these fossil fuels has come in spite of administration policies. Published January 30, 2012

A man who lost a relative as Copts and Egyptian troops clashed on Oct. 9 holds a cross Oct. 10 in front of the Cairo morgue. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Selma on the Nile

A minority group's neighborhood was torched because of a perceived slight to a woman belonging to the majority. No it isn't the Old South, it's the New Egypt. Published January 30, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Global warming's 'dirty laundry'

Those who say man alone is responsible for overheating the planet frequently dismiss any role the sun might play. As can be seen in an ongoing freedom-of-information lawsuit leveled against the University of Virginia (UVA), sunshine is precisely what the heralds of climate catastrophe fear most of all. Published January 27, 2012

Illustration: CFL light bulbs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's twisty light-bulb logic

President Obama said in his State of the Union address, "I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury pollution." Of course, no one is asking him to back down. There is no movement in favor of exposing kids to mercury poisoning. It was like boldly proclaiming opposition to organized dog fights. Published January 27, 2012

** FILE ** In this Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, pro-life advocates march past the Capitol during the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Another million dead

Jan. 22 marked the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade and corresponding abdication of social responsibility. The March for Life and other pro-woman and pro-life groups commemorated the day as they have every year since 1974, with vigils and gatherings across the country and a march from downtown Washington, D.C., to the Supreme Court. Published January 27, 2012

A worker leaves with a moving box Wednesday at Solyndra in Fremont, Calif. The solar-panel manufacturer, which received a $535 million loan from the U.S. government, has announced layoffs of 1,100 workers and plans to file for bankruptcy. A weak economy and strong overseas competition have proved insurmountable. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's crony capitalism

President Obama said in his State of the Union address that one of the American values that must be reclaimed is "an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules." For three years, he and his political allies have been undermining this vision. They see government as a means of rewarding their friends and punishing their enemies. For the Obama circle, rules apply only to other people. Published January 26, 2012

Monster trucks will be at the Verizon Center from Friday through Sunday.

Get Out: Sports Monster Jam

In 1981, St. Louis auto-parts salesman Bob Chandler drove a modified Ford F-250 pickup truck over two junkyard cars in an empty field. He didn't have much of an audience, and he certainly didn't imagine he was founding a sport. Published January 26, 2012