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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Mr. Holder was scrutinized for his role in allowing, or at least not preventing, a controversial tactic that allowed illegal guns to be smuggled into Mexico. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Immunity from Justice

Lady Justice has tossed aside her blindfold and tipped her scale. A border-crossing drug smuggler walks free while the officer who arrested him has been jailed. In the age of Obama, the law has been turned upside down. Published November 21, 2011

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero leaves after voting and giving a speech at a voting station in Madrid, Sunday, Nov, 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

EDITORIAL: The Spanish premonition

Spanish voters threw out their Socialist government on Sunday in favor of the conservative alternative. It was the fifth government in Europe to fall victim to the financial crisis, and a warning to American liberals that an era of adult leadership is dawning. Published November 21, 2011

American Scene

A Michigan congressman is disputing allegations of sexual abuse made by his 63-year-old second cousin. Published November 21, 2011

Economy Briefs

In the wake of the Penn State child molestation scandal and continuing investigation, retailers and industry analysts say sales of hats, shirts and other items with the school name have plummeted about 40 percent overall compared with the same period last year. Published November 20, 2011

American Scene

After spending millions of dollars to run a state complex with fuel cells, partly to boast of their size and also to tout a homegrown industry, Connecticut officials concede privately that the cost is too high and they are looking to get out of a complicated, long-term contract. Published November 20, 2011

A protester waves an Egyptian flag from the top of a street lamp on July 29, 2011, during a demonstration in Cairo after Friday prayers in Tahrir Square. Many Egyptians have rallied in the main city square seeking to unify their demands despite rifts over key issues between liberal activists and Islamist groups. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Military over mullahs

Tens of thousands of protesters led by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist factions turned out in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to demonstrate against the interim military government. If these radicals represent the future of Egypt, it is best that the military stays in control. Published November 18, 2011

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left), Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma (center) and Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo (right) meet in Abidjan on Monday. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's Kenyan move

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Monday confirming Obama administration meddling in the drafting of controversial provisions of Kenya's constitution, which were ratified last year. Officials funneled $18 million in taxpayer cash to a number of groups, at least one of which openly worked to reverse the African country's ban on killing the unborn. U.S. law prohibits lobbying for or against abortion with foreign aid money. Published November 17, 2011

Illustration: Terrorist by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Terrorist war, Islamist peace

The United States is winning the war on terrorism. Unfortunately, Islamic extremists are winning the peace. A CBS News poll released last week revealed that just as many Americans think the United States and its allies are winning the war against terrorism as think the terrorists are winning - 42 percent in both cases. Published November 17, 2011

Inside Politics

The top aide to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is using his office as "an opposition-research arm" of President Obama's re-election campaign. Published November 17, 2011

Tuning in to TV

Don Draper, the dashing but troubled hero of the cult television drama "Mad Men," will be a withered octogenarian when the series eventually comes to an end, its creator said. Published November 17, 2011

An Occupy Wall Street protester yells out at police after being ordered to leave Zuccotti Park during an overnight sweep. At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Occupy movement evicted

The party is ending for occupy encampments across the country. The crackdowns in New York's Zuccotti Park and other locations signal that civic leaders have decided the headaches of managing the protests are greater than the costs of simply ending them. Published November 16, 2011

**FILE** The Supreme Court is seen in Washington on May 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's supreme showdown

The Supreme Court made the long-awaited announcement Monday that it will finally decide what to do about Obamacare. Though much attention has been given to the impact a ruling could have on the upcoming presidential campaign, the implications reach far beyond the electoral cycle. This is one of the most important cases setting the direction of America's future. Published November 16, 2011

Inside Politics

People attending a Rick Perry presidential campaign event Wednesday in Manchester, N.H., were asked to prove they are American citizens. Published November 16, 2011

Sports Briefs

The Washington Redskins re-signed receiver Donte Stallworth and defensive end Darrion Scott and placed receiver Leonard Hankerson (torn labrum in right hip) and defensive end Kedric Golston (knee) on injured reserve. Published November 15, 2011

Illustration: Oil drilling by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Solyndra and Keystone: Dual debacles

President Obama is sticking by his policy of declaring the producers of trendy, impractical energy sources "winners," leaving taxpayers to be the losers. Take the case of the Keystone XL pipeline, which the administration is effectively shutting down in the wake of the scandal surrounding solar-panel maker Solyndra. Stubbornly clinging to environmental fashion over a practical boost to America's energy supply will further cloud America's economic horizon. Published November 15, 2011

Pro-Syrian regime protesters hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and shout slogans against the Arab League as they gather in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011, outside the Syrian foreign ministry. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Lead from behind in Syria

The Arab League is taking the initiative on dealing with the crisis in Syria. It remains to be seen if the White House is ready to fall in and "lead from behind." Published November 15, 2011

Inside Politics

Former astronaut Mark Kelly said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "still improving" but he has no interest in running for her House seat if she is unable to do so. Published November 15, 2011

EDITORIAL: Our valuable vets

Congressmen from both sides of the political divide joined hands last week to support a White House proposal to give tax credits to businesses that hire veterans. While most measures that reduce the high tax burden on businesses are a good idea, this proposal has more to do with politics than sensible policy. Published November 14, 2011

American Scene

Law enforcement officers equipped with riot gear cleared out Oakland's weeks-old anti-Wall Street encampment early Monday, arresting Occupy demonstrators and removing tents from a downtown plaza after issuing several warnings over the weekend. Published November 14, 2011

Economy Briefs

Starbucks Corp. has stopped tacking on a surcharge for bags of coffee beans weighing less than a pound nationwide after a Massachusetts consumer-protection agency fined the company over the practice. Published November 14, 2011