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Larry Cerne, of Cleveland, protests against Senate Bill 5 at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday in Columbus. The bill would strip public employees of most collective-bargaining rights. Ohio's governor has said he would sign the measure. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: An empty victory for Ohio unions

Unions are rejoicing at last week's referendum vote repealing restrictions on collective bargaining for public-sector employees in Ohio. Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, had backed the state law, S.B. 5, saying it was necessary to help balance a budget facing serious shortfalls. Voters rejected the legislation by an almost 2-1 margin. Published November 11, 2011

Billy Crystal

Tuning in to TV

Billy Crystal said Thursday on Twitter that he is "doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions." Published November 10, 2011

Members of Battery A, 7th Battalion, 8th Artillery reading newspapers in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, April 29, 1970 (Official U.S. Army photo)

EDITORIAL: Media vs. the military

The Vietnam War and the Walter Cronkite legend inculcated a strong distrust of the media in the military establishment. The sentiment is that if the press can lose America's wars, it is something to be dealt with warily, if at all. But what comes across as bias is often the product of structural and unavoidable aspects of reporting. The primary role of the press is to expose and publicize information, while the military norm, based on the need for operational security, is to withhold and control information. Published November 10, 2011

Brighton Wallace takes part in an "Occupy Austin" protest at Austin City Hall, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

EDITORIAL: Occupy the veterans

One of the more curious aspects of the "occupy" movement has been its obsession with the military. The demonstrators keep trying to convince the public that the troops are on their side. On Nov. 2, people claiming to be veterans staged a march through Wall Street. Periodic rumors sweep the twittersphere that "the Marines are coming!" to protect protesters from law enforcement. Pro-military sentiment is clearly not unanimous, however. Last month, two Occupy Boston stalwarts spat on and threw a water bottle at a female member of the Coast Guard. Brave souls - try that with an infantryman and see what happens. Published November 10, 2011

Inside Politics

The White House is dismissing new email evidence in the Solyndra investigation as trumped-up and "cherry-picked." Published November 10, 2011

American Scene

Leaders of Jefferson County — Alabama's most populous — have voted to file an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Published November 9, 2011

Nancy Grace and her partner, Tristian Macmanus, perform on the dance competition series "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

Tuning in to TV

Attorney and TV personality Nancy Grace was dismissed from "Dancing With the Stars" Tuesday, one week shy of the show's semifinals. Published November 9, 2011

Bil Keane

Taking Names: 'Family Circus' creator Keane dies

Bil Keane, the cartoonist whose "Family Circus" mixed humor with traditional family values, entertaining readers for a half-century, died Tuesday. He was 89. Published November 9, 2011

Illustration: Iran nukes by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Out of the closet: Tehran's nukes

The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed what many knew: Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. The open question is whether America has the will to help stop this illegal and dangerous activity. Published November 8, 2011

EDITORIAL: The speed-camera lie

Traditional law-enforcement duties are best performed by men, not machines. This is the case in Maryland, where speed cameras continue to pronounce the innocent guilty, regardless of mounting evidence that the measuring devices are faulty. Published November 8, 2011

Stroube J. Smith, 77, retired journalist, dies

Stroube J. Smith, a D.C. native whose long journalism career included service as an editor at U.S. News & World Report and a stint at The Washington Times, died on Oct. 30 in Lewisburg, Pa. He was 77. Published November 8, 2011

Illustration: Immigration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Occupy America

This isn't your father's America. As promised, President Obama is "fundamentally transforming" the nation with a plan to flood the United States with individuals whose hearts belong to other lands. The message to illegal immigrants is if you can get in and keep out of further trouble, you're welcome to stay. The Land of the Free has become the land of the home-free. Published November 7, 2011

Illustration: Hamid Karzai by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Say anything but the truth

It makes sense when a high-ranking U.S. military officer loses his job for publicly criticizing the American president. These days, however, a general can be sacked even for simply speaking the truth about a foreign head of state. Published November 7, 2011

Illustration: Michelle Rhee

EDITORIAL: Occupy D.C. schools

Washington's public schools have their problems, but the lack of iPads and iPhones isn't anywhere near the top of the list. That didn't stop agitators from setting up a candlelight vigil this weekend at Turner at Green Elementary School in Southeast. They were there to demand additional federal stimulus money be poured into the educational system. Published November 7, 2011

American Scene

A federal agent charged with killing a man inside a McDonald's restaurant in Waikiki was in Hawaii to help with security at this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, officials said Monday. Published November 7, 2011

Economy Briefs

Barnes & Noble Inc. on Monday unveiled its new $249 Nook Tablet, an e-book reader that includes more features of a full-blown tablet than its prior offerings as the tablet wars heat up ahead of the all-important holiday season. Published November 7, 2011

Economy Briefs

The American job market improved modestly in October, and economists looking deeper into the numbers found reasons for optimism, or at least what counts for optimism in this agonizingly slow economic recovery. Published November 6, 2011

Illustration: Obama jobs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Create jobs by cutting red tape

Finally some positive economic news: The official unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a point to 9 percent. It would be cause for celebration, except the gains are far too modest to make any serious dent in the problem of joblessness in America. Published November 4, 2011

**FILE** Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat

EDITORIAL: The job-creation circus

Asian and African aliens are traveling around the country taking American jobs, and one politician wants to put a stop to it. The catch is, the fight is over circus animals. Published November 4, 2011

"Occupy Oakland" protester Mike Clift runs from tear gas on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. Following a mainly peaceful day-long protest by thousands of anti-Wall Street demonstrators, several hundred rallied through the night, with some painting graffiti, breaking windows and setting file to garbage cans. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

EDITORIAL: Occupied with violence

Remember when Sarah Palin was accused of promoting "Tea Party violence" because she used an ad graphic depicting crosshairs on a map of the United States? On Wednesday, the Occupy Wall Street movement declared a general strike in Oakland, Calif. According to the Occupy Oakland website, the goal of their "anti-capitalist march" was to "shut down Oakland" and "blockade everything." This was no drawing - the violence was real. Published November 4, 2011