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This undated photo taken from video and provided by KSAZ-TV FOX 10, shows U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on the bench in Phoenix, Ariz. Bolton, a former state court judge appointed to the federal bench in 2000 by President Bill Clinton, will decide whether to block Arizona's sweeping new immigration law, which requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. (AP Photo/KSAZ-TV FOX 10)

EDITORIAL: Judicial activism against Arizona

U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton miscalculated when she blocked critical aspects of Arizona's immigration enforcement law. Her decision will further intensify efforts by states to find solutions to problems posed by the Obama administration's unwillingness to take command of this pressing issue. Published July 28, 2010

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment of six more New Orleans Police officers in the Danziger Bridge shooting and cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, is seen at right. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)

EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers

Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus. Published July 28, 2010

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens to FBI Director Robert Mueller testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, during the committee's FBI oversight hearing. Grassley, also a member of the Senate Finance Committee, is one of the "Gang of Six" involved in the health care negotiations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Pushback on trial-lawyer tax breaks

The trial-lawyer bosses who pull the strings of most congressional Democrats are continuing to press for a special tax break through a secret deal with the Treasury. This is despite the fact that they have never been able to persuade Congress itself to approve their shenanigans. Two Republican lawmakers are right on target in fighting back against this $1.6 billion tax boondoggle. Published July 27, 2010

Oliver Stone attends the premiere of South of the Border, at the Curzon cinema in Mayfair, central London, with his wife Chong Son Chong (left) and daughter Tara Chong (right) Monday July 19, 2010. (AP Photo / PA) ** UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

EDITORIAL: Stone-cold anti-Semitism

Oliver Stone has admitted that the Holocaust was an atrocity. Nice of him to notice. The award-winning director has been in the news lately as publicity winds down for his love-letter profile of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez in "South of the Border." The moviemaker also is ramping up for his new Showtime documentary series, "Secret History of America." There's a good chance this project should be called a mockumentary, since its creator apparently seeks to make a mockery of history, as well as America. Published July 27, 2010

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ONE STEP: Gay rights activist Frank Kameny (right) joins President Obama, his team and other gay rights activists as the president signed a memorandum to expand benefits to gay partners of federal workers.

EDITORIAL: Obama's assault on marriage

President Obama's effort to undermine marriage as the union of one man and one woman advanced as an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulation took effect earlier this month. Under the new rules, Uncle Sam will provide long-term care insurance to the "domestic partners" of all federal employees as if they were partners in true wedlock. Published July 27, 2010

Four Republican lawmakers - Rep. Darrell Issa (left) of California, Rep. Lamar Smith (center) of Texas, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (right) of Iowa and Mr. Franks - wrote to LSC's inspector general about concerns over management of the legal aid program.

EDITORIAL: No more Panther blackout

Serious inquiries into potential Justice Department malfeasance related to voting rights are gaining momentum. Finally. Published July 26, 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference in London on Monday, July 26, 2010, during which he said he believes there is evidence of war crimes in the thousands of pages of leaked U.S. military documents relating to the war in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Lizzie Robinson, PA)

EDITORIAL: Leaking death

The Wikileaks release of 92,000 mostly secret documents on the Afghanistan War has produced no bombshell revelations, but it has revealed the dangers of the "open government" movement. The main impact of the document dump may be to teach the enemy how better to kill our fighting forces. Published July 26, 2010

Gamblers enjoy a game of poker inside the Oracle casino. The casino opened under a plan to limit legalized gambling to four remote parts of Russia. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Congress considers a new Internet tax

Ever since the Internet became a hub for buying and selling in the early '90s, lawmakers have been itching to deal themselves in on the revenue stream. Today, the House Financial Services Committee will consider a bill that lays the groundwork for a multibillion-dollar online tax. It all starts with legalizing Internet gambling. Published July 26, 2010

The reputation of Notre Dame University is under attack for the second time this year because a group of students were funded by the school to attend the National Equality March for gay rights in Washington last Sunday. Pro-life and Catholic organizations criticized the school for inviting President Obama to speak at its commencement ceremony in May and receive an honorary degree.

EDITORIAL: No faith in universities

Universities claim to be havens for diversity, but this political correctness does not guarantee freedom of thought. Tolerance is reserved for those who stick to the liberal line. Those who deviate from the approved set of views can expect to be set upon by angry student activists and reproving academic bureaucrats. Published July 23, 2010

EDITORIAL: U.N. threatens Second and First Amendments

The United Nations is holding secret closed meetings to work out a global arms trade treaty. The agreement, which could be finished by 2012, is a threat to Americans' Second and First Amendment rights. Published July 23, 2010

Democrat Reps. Bart Stupak of Michigan (left) and Jerry Costello of Illinois arrive Wednesday at the West Wing of the White House for President Obama's closed door signing of an executive order that reaffirms the health care reform law's restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Taxpayer-funded abortions are here

It now appears that two more states, Maryland and New Mexico, will join Pennsylvania in using tax dollars to kill unborn children. As the National Right to Life Committee discovered, federally funded high-risk insurance pools in these states include "pre-existing condition" insurance plans that cover abortion. The pools have received $5 billion from Congress to provide benefits until 2014, when Obamacare kicks in. Published July 23, 2010


EDITORIAL: The speed-camera surge

While states such as Arizona and South Carolina are scaling back or eliminating speed cameras in the face of massive public opposition, the national capital region's big spenders are moving in the opposite direction. In this area, safety and respect for the constitutional process take a back seat when hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. Published July 22, 2010

Iran, headed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is one of the world's leading oil exporters but is lacking in refining capacity. Sanctions being developed in Congress are aimed at companies that sell Iran gasoline or refining equipment, but President Obama wants some exclusions. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Hitting Tehran in the tank

Three years ago, French President Nicolas Sarkozy asserted that Iran must be compelled to negotiate seriously regarding its nuclear-weapons program. He described this approach as "the only one that would prevent a catastrophic alternative: the Iranian bomb, or bombing Iran." Today, the Islamic regime is closer than ever to nuclear capability, and the international community still lacks a coherent plan to force Iran to the table. Published July 22, 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo taken June 28, 2010, job seekers wait in line to register and attend a National Career Fair in San Francisco. Initial claims for unemployment  benefits rose for the second time in three weeks last week, a sign that layoffs are rising.

EDITORIAL: Unemployment benefits to extend malaise

As long as President Obama is committed to treating the symptoms - not the causes - of the economic malaise, recovery will remain elusive. No better example of this can be found than his regular insistence on extending unemployment benefits. Published July 21, 2010

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EDITORIAL: Global warming's unscientific attitude

What separates a scientific claim from mere opinion is its ability to be tested by experiment. No true scientist objects to having his theories verified; the charlatan is the one with something to hide. Not surprisingly, purveyors of global warming have proved anything but open. Published July 21, 2010

Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi holds his prisoner release papers Thursday as he walks up stairs to board an airplane bound for Tripoli at Glasgow International Airport in Glasgow, Scotland. He was released on compassionate grounds Thursday by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: BP's terrorist

Mercy for terrorists is a mistake. Almost a year ago, 57-year-old former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was released from prison in Scotland where he was serving a 27-year minimum term for his role in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. The convicted terrorist was said to be suffering from terminal prostate cancer and had three months to live. He was set free on compassionate grounds so he could die with dignity in his homeland, among his family. The tragedy is that al-Megrahi's health miraculously improved when he returned to Libya, and he is still alive months after his projected expiration date. Published July 21, 2010

A Marine holds up posthumous medals of honor to be presented to the family of a fallen soldier during the Remembering the Brave Ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., Friday, October 23, 2009. (Peter Lockley / The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Medals of Dishonor

Attention, phony war heroes: Dust off those surplus uniforms and shine up those medals awarded by eBay. Published July 20, 2010

Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman speaks at the National Press Club Tuesday. It was "a big day" as the Bush administration submitted a formal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build a waste dump at Yucca Mountain, Nev., Mr. Bodman said.

EDITORIAL: Obama appeals to a higher power

President Obama is looking for help in collaring American nuclear power. On Friday, the Department of Energy asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to reconsider its refusal to kill the Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste storage project. In doing so, Mr. Obama continues his relentless quest to throttle this politically incorrect form of clean energy while pretending to sustain it. Published July 20, 2010

A lawyer reviews his notes during a lunch break in a trial. Maya Alleruzzo/ The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Lawyers, goons and money

The autocratic nature of the Obama administration becomes ever more clear with each end run around Congress and each attempt to bully state legislatures and private companies into submission. Published July 20, 2010