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EDITORIAL: Elect patriots in Northern Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of America's original and most important laboratories of democracy. Its motto, Sic Semper Tyrannis - "Thus always to tyrants" - offers a poignant rallying cry for national elections this year as contemporary patriots try to thrust off the yoke of oppressive government to make our country more free. With the crippling burden of trillions in debt, the socialist government takeover of health care and new taxes on the way to pay for it all, the American people are threatened by government tyranny now more than ever. Virginia has statesmen standing ready to defend our liberty. Published October 29, 2010

EDITORIAL: Justice shouldn't be political

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has violated the Code of Conduct for United States judges. She should resign from her position as a roving judge on "senior status." If she doesn't resign, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. - at whose sole discretion she serves as a "pinch hitter" on lower federal courts - should no longer designate her for such duties. Published October 28, 2010

** FILE ** In this Nov. 26, 2008, file photo, Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is seen in Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan. The Pakistani army says it is investigating reports that Mehsud has died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone missile strike. Pakistani army spokesman Gen. Athar Abbas says the army is using its agents in Pakistan's northwest where the death is reported to have occurred to try to confirm or deny the reports. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mehsud, File)

EDITORIAL: The return of the snipers

Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud said earlier this year that terrorists should begin to target American cities. Several recent incidents indicate that our enemies are getting the message. Published October 28, 2010

President Barack Obama is pictured during a commercial break as he talks with host Jon Stewart as he takes part in a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ** FILE **

EDITORIAL: Obama, the dude in chief

Of all the possible ways to refer to our uptight president, "dude" is not the first one that springs to mind. Comedian Jon Stewart changed all that Wednesday night, and President Obama was not amused. Published October 28, 2010

Illustration: Black Panthers and YouTube by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Black Panther blackout

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights votes tomorrow on its report regarding the Black Panther voter-intimidation case. The Obama administration's malfeasance in this scandal is becoming impossible to avoid - even for the White House's most reliable defenders. Published October 27, 2010

Fannie Mae's Washington headquarters (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Democratic house party

A play about homelessness entitled "The Good Neighbor" debuts today in Northeast Washington, courtesy of the generous support of Fannie Mae - and, by extension, the U.S. taxpayer. Given the mortgage giant's prominent role in spreading misery and homelessness throughout the country, it's hard to think of a less appropriate corporate benefactor. Published October 27, 2010

U.S. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke (center) has been prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome since 2008. He could be named a cardinal this year. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: New cardinal warns pro-abortion voters

The outcome in a handful of Senate races could alter the political direction of the country, and abortion is a pivotal issue. America's newest cardinal is urging Catholic voters to take their faith seriously and select only candidates committed to protecting innocent life. Published October 27, 2010

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., speaks to the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

EDITORIAL: Expiration date for lawmakers

Change is coming to Washington, and there's hope on the horizon that America will ensnare the big-government colossus that's consuming our wealth and curtailing our liberty. But even after next week's elections, the temptation of pay-to-play politics, in which career officeholders sell access to the public till, will remain a threat. It's time to address the crisis of out-of-control government by imposing term limits on members of Congress who overstay their welcome on Capitol Hill. Published October 26, 2010

Ford Motor Co.'s sign hangs over the lot at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo., on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

EDITORIAL: Built Ford tough

The Ford Motor Company is proving that stories about the death of capitalism have been greatly exaggerated. Published October 26, 2010

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Monday that he is "grateful" for financial support from Iran, used to maintain the presidential office, and that "this is nothing hidden." (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Karzai's pieces of Iranian silver

Reports emerged over the weekend that Afghan President Hamid Karzai was accepting "bags of cash" from Iran. Tehran responded with its usual red-faced bluster: "The embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly dismisses [these] false, ridiculous and insulting allegations." The story amounted to "baseless speculations" spread by the press to "confuse public opinion and damage the strong ties between the governments and nations of the Islamic republics of Afghanistan and Iran." Published October 26, 2010

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-OH, speaks during a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on June 24, 2010. Behind him from left are Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV. (UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg)

EDITORIAL: A farewell to Harry and Nancy

To be ready for Election Day, savvy shoppers already have stocked up on sympathy cards from the Capitol Gift Shop. Current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, will be most in need of cheering up, as she is unlikely to wield a gavel next year. The only question, according to the polls, is whether Republicans can defy the odds and sweep the tight races needed to wrest control of the Senate, too. Either way, it's best to have a card prepared for current Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who's trailing Republican challenger Sharron Angle in the most recent surveys. Published October 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: Green lipstick on the stimulus pig

With a week before the midterm elections, Democrats are up to their usual shenanigans. The Obama White House and liberals in Congress are trying to convince taxpayers that more government spending on "sustainable" stuff can put America back to work. More of the same misguided policies won't deflect the blow that job-conscious voters will deliver at the ballot box on Nov. 2. Published October 25, 2010

Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, which has released classified U.S. documents. (AP Photo)

EDITORIAL: Declare war on Wikileaks

The Wikileaks organization has morphed from a relatively harmless aid to government whistleblowers into a threat to U.S. national security. It should be treated accordingly. Published October 25, 2010

Illustration: Gays in the military by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Queer eye for the G.I.

The Obama administration's attempt to have it both ways with homosexuals in the military has failed, at least for the moment. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday stayed a reckless lower court order that attempted to overturn the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Published October 22, 2010

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has a new gig on CNN. ASSOCIATED PRESS

EDITORIAL: When pork hits home

It's a favorite trick of the left, now performed nightly on CNN by the insufferable Eliot Spitzer. Liberals sneeringly challenge conservatives to explain exactly where they would cut government to balance the budget and then scoff at the supposed "small potatoes" when individual programs are named for elimination. As Mr. Spitzer proves, unprincipled, undisciplined people don't understand what's wrong with an undisciplined government leviathan. Published October 22, 2010

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. gestures during her news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, to discuss the House ethics committee investigation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: Housing regulators run amok

Busybody regulators who purport to protect consumers often do so by limiting consumer choice. One example is a rule proposed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Published October 22, 2010

Al Gore

EDITORIAL: Carbon shame goes global

You've got to hand it to Al Gore; he's willing to adapt his scaremongering theology to keep it kicking. His 2006 agitprop film, "An Inconvenient Truth," sold millions on the unproven theory that human-induced "global warming" threatens to wreak catastrophe on the Earth. Absent evidence of actual warming, Mr. Gore's acolytes have since been forced to edit and re-edit the title of the feared phenomenon from "global warming" to "climate change" to the current "global climate disruption." Published October 21, 2010

** FILE ** U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan is pictured at the Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, in April 2010. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department)

EDITORIAL: Death for Hasan

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan deserves the death penalty for perpetrating the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre. He has earned this penalty not only for the scale of his crime - the worst domestic attack on a military installation in American history, killing 13 and wounding 32 - but also for the purposeful way he planned and executed the assault, his jihadist motives and for the fundamental betrayal of the trust placed in him as an officer in the United States Army. Published October 21, 2010

This undated photo released by SeniorNet shows NPR news analyst Juan Williams. NPR News say it has terminated the contract of Mr. Williams after remarks he made about Muslims on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel. (AP Photo/SeniorNet, File)


Respected National Public Radio analyst Juan Williams lost his job this week for offending liberal orthodoxy. On the bright side, no one can ever again defend NPR as being fair and balanced. This experiment in taxpayer-supported broadcasting must be put out to pasture. Published October 21, 2010

President Obama headlines a rally for a longtime friend and political ally, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who is seeking a second term, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Obama is smarter than you

President Obama was elected by a country that doesn't deserve to be ruled by someone as enlightened as he is - or so he thinks. Last weekend, as it became increasingly evident that the president's party is headed for historic losses in the midterm elections, Mr. Obama offered his explanation for the electorate's thanklessness. "Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does [sic] not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared," he told attendees at a Democratic fundraiser. "And the country's scared, and they have good reason to be." Published October 20, 2010