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Tim Scott celebrates his victory on Tuesday. He will become the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: It's time to talk growth

Republicans may have the right message when it comes to the urgent need to slash federal outlays, but it's not enough. With so much of the treasury being swallowed by ever-expanding entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, there is no way slimming the discretionary budget alone can get us to the point of solvency. That's why the lack of attention to pro-growth policies in Washington's current budgetary scuffle has been disappointing. Published March 29, 2011

ASSOCIATED PRESS This Nov. 24, 2009 photo, shows the entrance to the DeVry University in Miramar, Fla. Students aren't the only ones benefiting from the billions of new dollars Washington is spending on college aid for the poor. An Associated Press analysis shows surging proportions of both low-income students and the recently boosted government money that follows them are ending up at for-profit schools, from local career colleges to giant publicly traded chains such as the University of Phoenix, Kaplan and Devry.

EDITORIAL: Feds vs. higher ed

The Obama administration's default position always happens to amass more power for big government. An example is the White House's proposed set of new regulations for higher education. Published March 28, 2011

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Former Vice President Al Gore wanted Live Earth to be staged on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, but Senate Republicans blocked a resolution authorizing the show, calling it a "partisan political event."

EDITORIAL: Al Gore's seawater swindle

Eighteen years ago, Al Gore warned that Florida's coastal regions would one day be wiped off the map. "Because of the rising sea level, due to global warming, in the next few decades ... up to 60 percent of the present population of Florida may have to be relocated," Mr. Gore wrote in his book, "Earth in the Balance." A peer-reviewed study published last month by the Journal of Coastal Research suggests the Sunshine State might last a while. Published March 28, 2011

President Obama delivers an address on Libya at the National Defense University in Washington on Monday, March 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

EDITORIAL: The president's speech

When King George VI gave his Sept. 3, 1939, war message to the people of the British Empire, it was a time of great moment. It was a "grave hour," he began, "perhaps the most fateful in our history." The king said that "for the second time in the lives of most of us, we are at war." That, however, was back when war was war. Now it is just kinetic military activity. Published March 28, 2011

**FILE** Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: CBO's toll-road fib

While officially nonpartisan, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) occasionally lends its credibility to the most fashionable theories emanating from the left. The agency's green eyeshades issued a report Wednesday that perpetuates one of Washington's biggest lies: that drivers don't pay enough in taxes. Bureaucrats and rent-seeking corporate allies have teamed up to advocate a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. They want continuous tracking of everyone's driving so that every mile can be taxed. Published March 25, 2011

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EDITORIAL: The Keynesian president

Consumers are more depressed about the economy than they have ever been in the past three decades, according to a Reuters-University of Michigan consumer-confidence survey released Friday. The nosedive in the national mood is most striking in the fact that only 21 percent think better times are coming in the year ahead. A rudderless administration presiding over the expansion of counterproductive leftist public policies has suffocated hope. Published March 25, 2011

French air force pilots exit from a Rafale jet fighter at Solenzara 126 Air Base on Corsica island in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday after coming back from a mission to Libya. NATO announced an agreement to take over the command of the U.S.-led air war over Libya, which saved the ragtag resistance that was nearly defeated last week.

EDITORIAL: Obama’s war on 'war'

What if they gave a war and nobody was allowed to say it? The debate over military action in Libya has lately taken an absurd twist, driven by the Obama administration’s bizarre unwillingness to call a war a war. Published March 25, 2011

Illustration: Oil drums by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's overseas oil

It's no surprise that gas prices are on the rise as President Obama returns from his truncated excursion to Rio. The commander in chief has shown more interest in helping Brazilians develop their energy resources than he has in helping ease the pain of Americans stung by spiraling prices at the pump. Published March 24, 2011

An airline passenger is patted down by a TSA agent at O'Hare International Airport Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

EDITORIAL: Groping for a TSA solution

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hoped it could avoid a public revolt over its intrusive airport security measures by dialing back operations while scrutiny was at its peak over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. That didn't stop more than a dozen federal lawsuits that have since been filed against the agency by airline pilots and a former governor, among others. State lawmakers also are looking for change. Published March 24, 2011

Desmond T. Doss

EDITORIAL: Hero without a gun

Desmond T. Doss was 23 years old when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. The lanky Lynchburg, Va., native was much like other young men of the Greatest Generation, but one thing set Desmond apart from the other new troops. He was a devout Seventh Day Adventist and refused to touch a weapon. Some of the men in his training unit made jokes about him, others threatened him, but Desmond held firm to his beliefs. Published March 24, 2011

** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, accompanied by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Senators push app censorship

A quartet of Democratic senators expressed out -rage Tuesday at the thought that Americans might object to being stopped and interrogated while going about their daily business. The hard-left solons - Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, Harry Reid of Nevada, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Tom Udall of New Mexico - are pressuring technology companies to censor a popular software feature available for Android phones, Blackberries and iPhones that enables drivers to avoid a warrantless search by police during their drive home. Published March 23, 2011

Illustration: EPA Unplugged by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama greens turn yellow

Environmentalists are backpedaling in their long march toward deindustrialization. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has offered to delay some of its plans to regulate so-called greenhouse gases. Republicans in Congress shouldn't hesitate to press their advantage. Published March 23, 2011

END WITH A PEN: President Obama signs the health care reform bill Tuesday, saying, "Today, after almost a century of trying; today, after over a year of debate; today, after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance becomes law in the United States of America." (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's unhappy birthday

The president signed Obamacare into law one year ago today. Washington's takeover of health care has imposed more bureaucratic controls on a system already hobbled by too much government intervention. Solutions should spring from good medicine and good markets, not from a Big Brother power grab. Published March 22, 2011

Trained professionals inspect and install a car seat in Erie County, New York.

EDITORIAL: Obama belts kids

Federal safety bureaucrats want kids tied up and enclosed "for as long as possible" when traveling by automobile. The new child car-seat guidelines handed down Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expand applicability of nanny-state suggestions to cover adolescents up to age 12. Published March 22, 2011

President Barack Obama, left, is followed by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi before a group photo at the G-8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, Friday, July 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

EDITORIAL: Obama's schizoid war

President Obama says dictator Moammar Gadhafi "has to go" and the United States and its coalition partners are bombing Libya, but the White House refuses to connect these dots. America is poised to spend billions of dollars and kill scores or hundreds of Libyans but specifically rules out achieving its national objectives. It is a schizophrenic and futile approach to war. Published March 22, 2011

Goodwin Liu, 39, is President Obama's nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's injudicious nominees

President Obama's push to stack the federal bench with left-wing ideologues is picking up steam. A questionable candidate approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month now faces a final confirmation vote in the full Senate. Susan L. Carney was tapped for a spot on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, despite having little courtroom experience. Published March 21, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada must try to stop the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project or risk not being re-elected. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's nuclear negligence

The ongoing crisis at Japan's damaged nuclear power plants raises the issue of whether our own radioactive materials are vulnerable to similar catastrophes. The states of South Carolina and Washington will argue today before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the Obama administration had no authority to order the closing of the Yucca Mountain disposal facility in Nevada. That project's purpose had been to move American plants away from the radioactive waste-storage model used in the land of the rising sun. Published March 21, 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama, far left, with first lady Michelle Obama, far right, and daughters Malia, and Sasha, center, during their airport arrival at Brasilia Air Base in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: President Obama, mission creep

President Obama is being denounced by most of the developing world as an aggressor; protesters are demonstrating outside the White House charging America with committing torture; pictures have been released of American troops engaged in barbaric acts; and liberal Democrats have discovered the word impeachment. It seems like it is 2005 again, but this time Barack is playing the role of commander in chief instead of Senate floor heckler. Published March 21, 2011

The 2012 federal budget is on display at the U.S. Government Printing Office at Washington on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

EDITORIAL: Obama's red ink grows by $2.7 trillion

When dealing with the massive spending levels of the federal government, a small rounding error can add up to big money. Now it looks like the amount of debt President Obama's budget will generate in the coming decade will be $2.7 trillion more than expected. Oops. Published March 18, 2011