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In this undated photo provided by global security research and analysis enterprise Flashpoint Partners, a man who Flashpoint has identified as confessed 9/11 architect Ramzi Binalshibh is shown. Binalshibh is being held pending trial at a U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Flashpoint Partners)

EDITORIAL: The courtroom jihad

Five planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were arraigned on Sunday before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The 13-hour proceeding was a theatrical farce, which unfortunately gives a taste of things to come. Published May 7, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Panetta's next war

America has a fresh national-security threat, an enemy is every bit as elusive as al Qaeda: global warming. That's according to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta, who has declared war on climate change. This is a fight America can't afford. Published May 7, 2012

Illustration: Jobless by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: More phony job numbers

The White House crowed on Friday about the unemployment rate dropping a 10th of a percent. At the same time, the number of people out of the labor force reached a record high. The Obama administration can report all the funny numbers it wants, but the American people know in their guts that things are getting much worse. Published May 4, 2012

Illustration: Islamerica by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's military madrassas

America's top-line military schools are supposed to be cutting-edge centers of strategic education. But say a bad word about Islam there, and it could end your career. Published May 3, 2012

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Retired Army Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II veteran and one of the nation's oldest Medal of Honor winners, raises the American flag on a 21-foot flagpole daily at sunrise and retires it at sunset in front of his suburban Richmond home - much to the chagrin of his local homeowners association.

EDITORIAL: The evils of 'Little Brother'

It's not always true that the form of government closest to the people is best. In some cases, it can be the worst. Unchecked by sufficient legal restraints, private homeowners associations (HOAs) have a reputation for going too far when it comes to upholding unnecessary and intrusive community rules. Published May 3, 2012

Illustration: Obamastan (after Levine) by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's midnight madness

Americans witnessed a bizarre made-for-TV event Tuesday night. President Obama travelled 14,000 miles to Afghanistan to engage in a midnight marathon of election-year photo-ops. Never has U.S. national security been so twisted to fit a personal political agenda. Published May 2, 2012

Police push back pickets outside a bus depot during a nationwide general strike organized by the Spanish unions, in Madrid, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Picketers hurled eggs at buses and blocked trucks from delivering produce to wholesale markets as Spanish workers went on a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.  (AP Photo/Paul White)

EDITORIAL: Spain teeters

Instead of running from the bulls in Pamplona, bureaucrats in Spain may soon be running from their creditors. As if the angry demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona during the May Day socialist holiday weren't enough, the economic news continues to worsen. Published May 2, 2012

Illustration: Big Government by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Have free car, will travel

Americans love their cars, and federal employ- ees are no different. Bureaucrats espe- cially love when those wheels are paid for and maintained at taxpayer expense. With gas prices sky-high, ordinary citizens have had to cut back. Uncle Sam ought to follow suit. Published April 30, 2012

Illustration: Bin Laden deep-sixed by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's no-brainer

The one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death has brought out the worst in President Obama's supporters. The football spiking and victory dancing has spun out of control. However, the more liberals hype Mr. Obama's supposed role in the process, the less relevant he seems to be. Published April 30, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

EDITORIAL: A tale of two taxing cities

Capitol Hill isn't alone in its preference for fuzzy budgetary math. Lawmakers in Annapolis have come up with a "doomsday budget" for the state that mirrors much of the drama taking place 30 miles away in Washington. Politicians in both towns pretend to share the fiscal pain by making draconian budget cuts. Published April 27, 2012

Frank Wallace, who has been unemployed since May of 2009, holds a sign during a rally organized by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

EDITORIAL: Obama's weakly job numbers

The credibility gap is widening between what the Obama administration says about the jobs picture and what Americans sense is the grim reality. Despite the official line that things are getting better, the employment situation is growing progressively worse. Published April 27, 2012

Illustration: Obama and Islam

EDITORIAL: Obama embraces Islam

The Obama administration is doing its utmost to promote the fortunes of the Islamist parties in Egypt. A State Department official declared that with the rise of these radical groups after the Arab Spring, "people who once might have gone into al Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism." They see this as a victory. The problem is, so do the terrorists. Published April 25, 2012

**FILE** Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 administrator, speaks at a town-hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

EDITORIAL: Obama crucifies business

Let there be no mistake about how the Obama administration views its regulatory role. America's oil and gas producers are under siege from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it's hitting consumers in their pocketbooks. Published April 25, 2012

Illustration: Afghanistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's no-fault divorce

America and Afghanistan are in the middle of a lengthy break-up, but they say they want to stay friends. After 18 months of contentious negotiations, the two countries announced Sunday that a deal was close on establishing an "enduring strategic partnership." Published April 24, 2012

Illustration: High-speed rail by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Not so high-speed rail

Trainmakers interested in getting a big slice of taxpayer cash have until May 11 to notify federal officials that they want to build America's next-generation high-speed rail cars. Over $550 million is being made available for these next-generation purchases through a program meant to fulfill the White House vision of "trains zipping along at up to 220 miles per hour in our most densely populated corridors." Published April 24, 2012

Illustration: O Jobs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The imperial city

Times are great. Unemployment is down, income is up and economic growth continues - only if you live in the national capital region. For the rest of America, tough luck. Published April 23, 2012

Illustration: Fracking by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: More fracking red tape

Newton's law says for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Obama's law says for every innovation, there is an equal and opposite regulation. Despite President Obama's assurance he is doing everything he can to solve the nation's energy woes, his minions are busily grinding out fresh regulations to ensure only unaffordable power options have a chance at success. Published April 23, 2012

Illustration: Superman

EDITORIAL: Waiting for the centrist Superman

Every four years around the time the presidential primaries begin to wrap up, the drumbeat from pundits begins: If only a centrist superhero would swoop in and save the day, espousing bold self-control and a issuing a resounding call to pragmatism. Sorry to ruin the fantasy for you, but Superman doesn't exist. Published April 20, 2012

Illustration: Economic recovery by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Where's the recovery?

April remains a cruel month. New jobless claims are the highest they've been since late January, with the four-week average stubbornly hovering around the 375,000 mark. Though we're technically in a recovery, nobody believes it. A Rasmussen Reports survey earlier this week shows a majority is under the impression America is still in recession. That's for good reason. Published April 20, 2012

Illustration: Terrorist by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Giving terrorists a leg up

The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday published 2-year-old photos of American soldiers in Afghanistan smiling while holding body parts of dead suicide bombers. Editor Davan Maharaj justified publication saying the paper has "a particular duty to report vigorously and impartially on all aspects of the American mission in Afghanistan." Published April 19, 2012