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EDITORIAL: Drones over America

Big Sis is watching. Aerial surveillance drones designed to protect the nation's borders and fight terrorists overseas are turning their electronic eyes on Americans here at home. Published December 13, 2012

Illustration: Family TV by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Uncle Sam's remote control

Nobody likes overly loud television commercials. Dramatic tension goes out the window when a scene fades to black only to be replaced by the unrestrained blare of a loudmouth hawking used cars or the latest cleaning product. Published December 13, 2012

Illustration: Obama gas sign by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Gas pump shakedown

Backroom dealing will determine the outcome of the fiscal cliff negotiations. By the time a final package is crafted behind closed doors to resolve looming debt, spending and tax issues, rank-and-file lawmakers won't have a chance to alter the contents. Published December 11, 2012

Illustration Free Speech by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Ham-handed approach to free speech

Freedom of speech is under attack. It's more than just well-known repressors such as China and Cuba openly cracking down on the expressions of their people. Far more insidious is the assault that quietly takes place as the political-correctness police convert criticism of certain groups into grounds for arrest. Published December 10, 2012

** FILE ** Experts call teen risk behavior a canary in the cavern. (Seattle Times via Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: America goes to pot

Legal prohibition against marijuana is going up in smoke. Cops in Seattle now look the other way when potheads puff in public because Washington has become the first state in the nation to decriminalize the possession of marijuana. Published December 10, 2012

Illustration EPA Job Killers by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Ethanol's unhappy meal

Efforts of lawmakers to buy votes in midwestern states are hitting taxpayers in the wallet. A report by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) last month calculated the full impact of the congressional directive pouring ethanol into the gas tanks of Americans. Published December 7, 2012

EDITORIAL: 2016's conservative comeback

Many conservatives are understandably demoralized by last month's election returns. President Obama won despite being saddled with the weak economy, high gas prices and soaring deficits. Published December 7, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Europe's tax hydra

If there's one thing big-spending countries can't stand, it's a neighboring nation with the audacity to entice businesses with reasonable tax rates. Published December 6, 2012

Illustration: 1934 phone by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Texting away your freedom

Modern communications are making the world smaller and, in many ways, better. The electronic devices that bring consumers a constant stream of information are, at the same time, increasingly capable of relaying back a record of their activities, shrinking privacy. Published December 6, 2012

Susan E. Rice (AP photo)

EDITORIAL: Hillary's replacement

Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice's deceptive Benghazi spin ought to be enough to sink her bid for promotion. Mrs. Rice's infamous talking points insisted that a YouTube video, rather than preplanned terrorism, prompted the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Published December 4, 2012

Santa Claus

EDITORIAL: Putting Santa on the naughty list

Santa needs to wear a seat belt. That's the new rule the chief elf must obey when he swoops into Hampton, N.H., this Christmas season. So say the cheerless Scrooges of Hampton. In today's regulation nation, even jolly old St. Nick can wind up on the naughty list. Published December 4, 2012

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez announces the creation of a development center for the nation's audiovisual industry at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

GHEI: New reasons to cry, Argentina

The United States isn't the only country facing a "fiscal cliff." Argentina is headed for a tumble of its own, as its political leaders have failed to act responsibly in the face of repeated fiscal crises. Published December 3, 2012

EDITORIAL: Catalonian crackup

Spain is on the verge of splintering. The eurozone's fourth-largest economy is in the midst of a severe crisis. Unemployment exceeds 25 percent, and the country's massive debt threatens to bring about a Greece-style default. Published December 3, 2012

Illustration Obamacare Abortion by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Docs push plan B

An influential doctors group wants to foist abortion pills on underage girls. In a report published Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged physicians to write advance prescriptions for teens under the theory that they're more likely to take advantage of the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy if they have it on hand before actually needing it. Published November 29, 2012

Illustration Obamatax by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

WAGNER: Obama's sad toy story

President Obama will be playing politics at K'Nex Industries in Hatfield, Pa., on Friday. The maker of Lincoln Logs and other popular children's construction toys will serve as a backdrop for the president to tout his tax agenda. Published November 29, 2012

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EDITORIAL: Overturning Dodd-Frank

Ordinarily, political disputes ought to be settled by lawmakers accountable to the public, not unelected judges. It's bad form for a political party to run to the judicial branch simply because it can't win on an issue fair-and-square in the legislature. Published November 27, 2012

** FILE ** Droplets of rain cover the handle of a shopping cart outside a Wal-Mart store. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

EDITORIAL: Unions play Grinch on Black Friday

Unions hoping to strike a blow for Big Labor got a black eye from Black Friday shoppers instead. Empowered by their role in President Obama's re-election earlier this month, union bosses were surprised to learn that for most Americans, sympathy for left-wing economics stops at the superstores' automatic doors. Published November 27, 2012

Illustration Ruling on Obamacare by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare makes Liberty sick

The legal fight against Obamacare lives on. On Monday, the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court ruling that had favored the health care takeover and granted opponents a second chance to make their case that the law is unconstitutional. Published November 26, 2012

Illustration: Broken Post Office

EDITORIAL: The mailman vs. FedEx

The Postal Service is coming to grips with its diminished relevance in a digital society. The question is whether Congress will follow suit. Published November 26, 2012

Illustration: Obamacare by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's pizza price

It's well established that Obamacare is sending the cost of health care skyrocketing. What's less known is it will make trips to the grocery store more expensive and drive up the cost of pizza. All this is happening because nanny state zealots slipped a zinger into the measure just before it came up for a vote. Published November 23, 2012