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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

**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

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

"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

Illustration: Washington spending cuts by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: What matters in 2012

Within a matter of days, America's national debt will bust through the $15 trillion barrier. When Barack Obama was sworn in as president, the figure was $10.6 trillion. Putting a stop to this uncontrolled growth of government is the most important political issue in 2012. Published November 3, 2011

** FILE ** As part of first lady Michelle Obama's nationwide campaign to lower childhood obesity rates, Wal-Mart and other retailers plan over the next five years to open or expand 1,500 stores in areas without easy access to fresh produce and other healthy foods. "This is a really big deal," Mrs. Obama said. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Americans groan

Liberals love to tell other people what to do. America's First Nanny, Michelle Obama, is no exception. Though she admits she can't stay away from French fries herself, that doesn't stop her from lecturing everyone else on what to eat. Now she wants us to spend our money to buy her new book on tips from the White House garden. Published November 1, 2011

The Dulles Toll Road proved its notoriety for traffic congestion. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority seeks to levy taxes for road improvements that would ease such commuting hassles. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Georgia's tolling nightmare

Virginia is sticking stubbornly by its unpopular decision to convert Interstate 95 into one big toll road. The idea is to double-tax drivers from the North Carolina border all the way up to Stafford County and then have high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes take over up to Interstate 395. The commonwealth's residents instinctively know this is a dumb idea. Published November 1, 2011