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Supporters of a Insaf Student Federation burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama and a representation of a U.S. flag demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

EDITORIAL: Mr. Obama, stop praising Islam

President Obama, on Tuesday you will speak to the United Nations about the growing turmoil in the Middle East. If you behave true to form, you will reiterate what you and other members of your administration have been saying for years, that Islam is a beautiful religion of peace. Published September 24, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Old Executive Office Building on Tuesday to urge Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year. (Associated Press)

GHEI: Uncertainty and unemployment

Amalaise has fallen over the economy. At a time when we should have fully recovered from the Great Recession, we're still 4 million jobs short of where we were just a few years ago. Doubts about economic policy, particularly forthcoming changes in taxes, has turned this "recovery" into a job loser. Published September 21, 2012

EDITORIAL: Obama and the Muslim day of love

The results are in: Friday's "Day of Love" in Pakistan ended with 20 dead and hundreds wounded from anti-American rioting. That's some tough love. Published September 21, 2012

EDITORIAL: 'Global Frackdown' risks power smackdown

American energy independence ought to be a no-brainer. The recent Middle East unrest underscores the need for minimizing U.S. reliance on foreign sources to power the nation. Obama administration efforts to block access to domestic fossil fuels ensures our future is taken hostage by unfriendly oil lords. Published September 20, 2012

**FILE** Palestinians burn a U.S. flag during a protest against the movie, "Innocence of Muslims," near the United Nations office in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times, most recently in Tuesday's attacks against U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East in which U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

EDITORIAL: The price of Obama's Muslim empathy

With the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, under siege, the White House rushed out a television ad denouncing the anti-Islamic video the Obama administration claims is at the root of the crisis. Published September 20, 2012

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EDITORIAL: A world without cars

Bureaucrats across the globe hope the public will take time this weekend to imagine a world without automobiles. Saturday is the 14th annual World Carfree Day, which is billed as a "celebration of cities and public life, free from the noise, stress and pollution of cars." Published September 20, 2012

EDITORIAL: Obama coddles Twin Towers bomber

The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman back to his home country. This would be a major foreign-policy blunder and an insult to the counterterrorism professionals who put the terror leader behind bars. Published September 19, 2012

President Barack Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas and Colorado to campaign (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Obama's moocher culture

The liberal media went wild over a video of Mitt Romney saying people who pay no taxes and live off government handouts have no reason to vote for him. Left unsaid is that Barack Obama has been running on exactly that platform. Published September 18, 2012

Illustration: Terrorist by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's intelligence failure

The attacks in Benghazi and Cairo were the result of massive intelligence failure at the top levels of government. There were many indications that extremists were targeting U.S. diplomats in Libya and Egypt months before this year's Sept. 11 attacks. These deadly plans had nothing to do with a low-budget, anti-Islamic film. The Obama administration simply failed to connect the dots. Published September 16, 2012

Palestinians protest against the movie, "Innocence of Muslims," near the United Nations office in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

EDITORIAL: Islamist explosion not over film

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is emphatic that the anti-Islam video "Innocence of Muslims" is "disgusting." This happens to be what most Americans feel about our flag being desecrated. For some reason, foreign governments don't heap praise on the United States and its traditions every time their people commit acts of disrespect toward us. U.S. politicians could learn from their example. Published September 14, 2012

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke spotlighted chronic high unemployment in a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., late last month. Mr. Bernanke argued that unorthodox Fed actions have helped ease borrowing costs and boosted stock prices. (Associated Press)

GHEI: Bernanke's more-placebo policy

The problem with Washington is there's no interest in any cure to our economic ills that has the side effect of angering powerful special interests. On the left, there's no desire to trim government spending that public-sector unions depend upon. Published September 14, 2012

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2008 file photo, the emblem of Fiat is pictured on a commercial vehicle at the 62st IAA International Motor Show Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, northern Germany. Italy's Fiat is the new owner of the bulk of Chrysler's assets, closing a deal Wednesday, June 10, 2009, that saves the troubled U.S. automaker from liquidation and places a new company in the hands of Fiat's CEO. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, File)

EDITORIAL: Saving gas, wasting lives

President Obama's latest fuel-efficiency decree means consumers will have to turn in their SUVs and pickup trucks for tiny, European-style city cars within the next few years. It's also likely to produce another, more costly consequence: a lot more death on America's roads. Published September 14, 2012

In this Feb. 11, 2010, file photo, Council of Economic Advisers Chairwoman Christina Romer briefs reporters at the White House in Washington. The White House said on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, that Mrs. Romer is resigning her position to return to academia. Her resignation will take effect Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

EDITORIAL: Obama's runaway red ink

The national debt vaulted past the $16 trillion mark two weeks ago, but there's no sign of a slowdown. The federal government is entering the fourth straight year in which it has spent $1 trillion more than it collected in revenue. An imbalance so large can't continue without threatening America's future. Published September 13, 2012

Illustration LOST Flag by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The world Obama created

The tragic events that took place in Libya and Egypt this week were the inevitable consequences of weak U.S. leadership. America and the world cannot afford four more such years. Published September 12, 2012

** FILE ** Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks Sept. 4, 2012, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Taking Rahm to school

Thousands of Chicago public-school teachers have taken to the streets in their first strike in 25 years. Usually Republicans are the ones being denounced by Big Labor for having the temerity to insist on fiscal responsibility in public-sector union deals. Published September 11, 2012

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EDITORIAL: Dangers of U.N. disabilities treaty

Americans are second to none when it comes to showing compassion for those in need. Yet the United States could soon find itself taking orders from international bureaucrats on how to treat people with disabilities. We don't need the help. Published September 11, 2012

One World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in New York. Tuesday will mark the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The World Financial Center is on the left, and Four World Trade Center is at right. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

EDITORIAL: Forget 9/11

On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some Americans may ask whether the day means anything anymore. The day is still an occasion of reflection and mourning for the lives cut short by the violent acts of Islamic extremists. Published September 10, 2012

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EDITORIAL: The homeland-security myth

After the fall of the twin towers, President George W. Bush and Congress desperately sought to do something to guarantee such an attack would never happen again. They ultimately agreed to fold 22 existing federal agencies into a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published September 10, 2012

Illustration: Obama's record by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's broken record

President Obama says he needs four more years to finish the job he started. That's his way of admitting he'd rather Americans not look too closely at his poor job performance so far. The Obama campaign slogan "Forward" is apt because Barack doesn't want voters to look backward at the wreckage in his wake. Published September 7, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Aug. 29, 2012, at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis. (Associated Press)

WAGNER: Romney's sex appeal

The Democrats' convention in Charlotte, N.C., did its best to perpetuate their myth that Republicans are at war with women. That's particularly rich considering the wolfy personal history of former President Clinton, the man tapped to deliver the keynote address nominating Barack Obama. Published September 7, 2012