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People in the crowd hold up homemade signs at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. The "sanity" rally, blending laughs and political activism, drew thousands to the National Mall Saturday, with comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert casting themselves as the unlikely maestros of moderation and civility in polarized times. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

EDITORIAL: Keeping fear of the left alive

There's a time and a place for everything, and Saturday's lampooning of the great American tradition of gathering on the Mall for a transcendent cause was neither. The pep rally led by left-wing cheerleaders Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert proved once again that liberals don't understand that the American majority has rejected the big-government philosophy. Published November 1, 2010

The pending merger of electronic voting machine companies has triggered concerns that voter fraud will increase if one company has too much control. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Beware of epidemic voter fraud

Double-check that your ballot reads correctly before leaving the polling booth. Insist on your rights and on fair election procedures if polling officials try to bully you. Report suspicious activity to authorities before leaving the polls. Vote fraud is a legitimate and serious threat, and voters should be on guard to stop it. Published November 1, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton, right, holds onto Allegheny County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato as he addresses a campaign rally for Onorato during a stop in McKeesport, Pa. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

EDITORIAL: The Democrats' self-mutilation

Congressional Democrats are poised to lose the largest governing majority in a generation. The House certainly will return to Republican control after only four years, and the Democrats' 60-seat Senate supermajority effectively will be reduced to a tie. Published November 1, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obamacare R.I.P.

Nov. 2 is the nation's referendum on Obamacare. No other issue has so polarized the public and shed light on the policy failings of the left. The midterm elections represent the last, best hope for millions of Americans who don't want to see the health care law's most onerous provisions ever take effect. Published October 29, 2010

Maryland gubernatorial candidates, Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, left, shakes hands with Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley right, after a debate in Baltimore, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

EDITORIAL: Ehrlich for Maryland governor

Maryland is on a path to become the Shakedown State. The current administration stands for tax increases, big spending and speed cameras on every street corner. Tomorrow, voters should insist on returning to a path of limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty. They can do that with a vote for Bob Ehrlich, the former Republican governor seeking to replace Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat. Published October 29, 2010

Rep. Frank Wolf (Getty Images)

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