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Illustration: Obama bowing by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Obama, ceding from behind

President Obama is hosting two high-level international meetings in a week. He is offering his solutions to global economic and security issues. It's doubtful the rest of the world is listening. Published May 21, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Land of the drones

In the Age of Obama, Uncle Sam is watching. High-tech surveillance aircraft once limited to the use of the world's largest military organizations are now finding their way to local law-enforcement agencies. Published May 21, 2012

Illustration: Pennsylvania 12 by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Obama's electoral lock

The Obama campaign has had to deal with a rash of bad news lately. A souring economy combined with a series of gaffes and missteps has made the president look weak and defensive. Poll numbers are down and anxiety is rising in some Democratic quarters. Published May 18, 2012

Illustration: Small business dreams by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Small businesses sweat it out

The arrival of summer in the nation's capital is always heralded by humidity and resulting citywide lethargy. Unfortunately for small-business owners perspiring over what taxes they'll owe Uncle Sam for the year, this season is no different. Published May 18, 2012

Warren Buffett

EDITORIAL: Public-sector millionaires

Fat cats with big salaries are once again the enemy of the left. At the local, state, federal and even international level, liberal politicians are clamoring for new levies on the selfish few living it up on easy street. Left unsaid is that many of those well-heeled plutocrats are pulling down a public salary. Published May 17, 2012

A copy of Fred Torrey's statue "Lincoln Walks at Midnight," showing President Lincoln contemplating the prospect of statehood for West Virginia, stands in Independence Hall in Wheeling, W.Va. It is one of the destinations highlighted by the Appalachian Regional Commission on a 13-state map of history.

EDITORIAL: Obama makes history - up

In 2008, Michelle Obama said her husband believed that Americans were "going to have to change our traditions, our history." Who knew she meant it literally? Published May 17, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Time running out for Greece

The forces of big spending will have another shot at the polls next month in Greece. The Syriza party, which is strongly opposed to austerity programs, is expected to gain in the upcoming election. Unfortunately for the long-suffering Greek taxpayers, opposition to austerity means, in all probability, that Greece will remain stuck in the recessionary spiral that's dizzied the nation for the last four years. Published May 16, 2012

**FILE** Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's leaky underwear bomb

When word broke last week that a terrorist underwear bomb plot had been foiled, it seemed to be an impressive American victory. Published May 15, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: No gaiety for Obama

Barack Obama has been dubbed the "first gay president." All the hype surrounding Mr. Obama's position in favor of same-sex "marriage" may help guarantee he will be the last one for awhile. Published May 14, 2012

Lieutenant Augustine Kim

EDITORIAL: D.C. grabs guns from soldier

The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won't give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now he's fighting to restore his constitutional rights. Published May 14, 2012

Illustration: Fast and Furious by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Hold Holder in contempt

Justice has waited long enough. It's time to pull the trigger on contempt charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for withholding documents from Congress in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Published May 14, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A permanent underclass

The official unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, but the turmoil in the American labor market is worse than that number suggests. Bad policy and economic circumstances are combining to create a European-style permanent underclass on our shores. Published May 11, 2012

When gay supporters at a New York fundraiser pressed President Obama on whether he supports same-sex marriage, he said "gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple" but avoided giving a definitive answer.

EDITORIAL: Obama's same-sex fallout

In 2008, Mr. Obama won seven states that either have state laws or constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions. Together, they represent 117 electoral votes. Mr. Obama cannot win in November without most or all of them. Published May 11, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen


Frequent flyers are no fans of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The blue-gloved bureaucrats are experts in making trips to the airport as unpleasant as possible. As a joint congressional panel revealed Wednesday, the agency's biggest failing is its inability to grope the truth. Published May 11, 2012

President Obama speaks May 8, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Bad days for Barack

It is 178 days until the presidential election. Every day presents an opportunity for the candidates. It will either be an up day, or a down day. At the end of this tight race, the person with the best run of good days will be the winner. Published May 10, 2012

Illustration: Shovel-ready by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's hocus-pocus 'to-do' list

President Obama was giving the electorate the old razzle-dazzle in a speech in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday. Though billed as remarks on the economy, it was quickly revealed to be the next page in Mr. Obama's script to get re-elected by blaming Congress for not acting. Published May 10, 2012

Illustration: CO2 monster by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Destroy the economy, save the planet

By strangling the U.S. economy, President Obama may have single-handedly saved the planet. That's the upshot of a paper recently published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Policy by researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Valladolid in Spain. Congratulations, Mr. President. Published May 9, 2012

A missile-equipped Predator would be dispatched to kill the al Qaeda leader if his location is pinpointed. The drone could be redirected in flight.

EDITORIAL: Uncle Sam the snooper

Tampa, Fla., wants to cancel the rights of concealed-carry permit holders in the vicinity of the upcoming Republican National Convention. Commuter-train passengers in Chicago will be subjected to frisking and airport-style X-ray scanning during next week's NATO summit. Published May 8, 2012

Luke Otterstad carries a sign about traditional marriage as demonstrators protest around him during a rally in front of a federal courthouse in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

EDITORIAL: Obama's same-sex evolution

When it comes to same-sex "marriage," President Obama is a commitment-phobe. He keeps putting his political partners off by saying his position is "evolving." He should just come out and take the plunge. Published May 8, 2012

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