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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 Polls show a majority wants to see the health care takeover law repealed, but the path to accomplish this goal just became a lot more complicated.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

Illustration Hillary's Libya by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Benghazigate and the secret cable

The latest twist in the Benghazigate saga is a newly discovered, secret diplomatic cable. The document, sent two weeks before the Sept. 11 murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, warned that the consulate building in Benghazi could not withstand a "coordinated attack." Published November 1, 2012

Illustration Mitt Romney by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Vote for Romney

Commentators have compared this year's presidential contest to momentous elections from 1860 to 1980 and everything before, since and in between. Published October 31, 2012

Republican presidential long shots include former New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson (above) and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Both are libertarian-leaning iconoclasts. Mr. Johnson has argued for the legalizing, regulating and taxing of marijuana, while Mr. Paul has advocated abolition of the Federal Reserve Board.

EDITORIAL: Third-party votes are wasted

It feels good to take a stand on principle. Knowing you've done the right thing for the right reason brings a feeling of satisfaction; third-party advocates thrive on this emotional response. The problem is, voting for an alternative candidate is rarely the right thing to do. Published October 31, 2012

President Barack Obama walks away from the podium after speaking in the White House Briefing Room in Washington, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after returning to the White House from a campaign stop in Florida to monitor Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: The case against Obama

Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama said voters should look to a president's policies when deciding whether to re-elect him. "The question of this election is not are you better off than you were four years ago -- we all know the answer to that," he told an Ohio audience. "The real question is will this country be better off four years from now?" Published October 31, 2012

Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, points to the satellite image of hurricane Sandy at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

EDITORIAL: Frankenstorm follies

There is something about severe weather that brings out the crazy in people -- particularly the global-warming alarmists. Published October 30, 2012

EDITORIAL: Obama's last time

In case it wasn't clear enough that Barack Obama doesn't take women seriously, an ad his campaign released Thursday should lay to rest all doubts. Published October 30, 2012