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EDITORIAL: Obama denies crotch bomber conspiracy

The Obama administration's knee-jerk reaction to al Qaeda's attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 was to minimize the threat. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared that the attempted bombing was not connected to a larger terrorist plot. Business as usual, nothing to see here, move along, happy holidays. Published December 29, 2009

EDITORIAL: Big Sister's big flip-flop

On Sunday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claimed that the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam to Detroit flight last week demonstrated that "the system worked." On NBC's "Today" show on Monday, she claimed that her comment was taken out of context, and that she agrees that the system "failed miserably." Ms. Napolitano's second attempt at honesty was just as disingenuous as the first. Published December 29, 2009

EDITORIAL: Biased reporting on Climategate

With trillions of dollars at stake in the battle over global warming, now would be the time for the press to closely scrutinize the claims of those who would reorganize the world's economy from farm to factory and laboratory to living room. And the Climategate scandal - where leaked e-mails and dodgy computer programs from the University of East Anglia raise powerful new questions about the role of politics in climate science - would be the perfect opportunity to explore what is going on behind the scenes. Published December 28, 2009

EDITORIAL: Greenbacks for green tech

Gosh, it would be nice if green technology made as much financial sense as it claims ecological sense. But even if you have billions of other people's dollars, wishing cannot make it so. That apparently is news to the Department of Energy, which spent $13 billion in fiscal 2009 on such efforts. Published December 28, 2009

EDITORIAL: Iran's perfect storm

Today, the Islamic regime in Iran faces what could be a perfect storm. A respected opposition leader is being mourned, it is the most holy day of the year for Shiites, and the pro-democracy Green Movement is more energized and radicalized than ever. The spirit of liberation is alive and well. Published December 27, 2009

EDITORIAL: Franken's loud enough, he's rude enough

When Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota Democrat, was a comedian, he was never that funny. Take the title of his book "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot" - that's some high-quality humor there. Clever, daring and yet so second grade. But when Minnesotans elected him to the Senate, Mr. Franken promised that those days were behind him and that he would work hard to win over his colleagues. So far, his presence in the Senate is making it a less civil place. If the old Mr. Franken were to write a book about it, the title might be "Al Franken Is a Dirty Rotten Liar." Published December 27, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's dirty deals

President Obama claims Democrats "scored a big victory for the American people" with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest compromise health bill. That's only true if you believe petty bribery and protection money are the road to useful reform. Published December 27, 2009

EDITORIAL: The house that Ruth built

Although the young woman was a stranger to Bethlehem, she arrived there in the company of a Bethlehem native. The residents did not know what to make of her and did not have room for her at first. But they recognized that her heart was pure - "a woman of noble character" - and treated her kindly. Published December 25, 2009

EDITORIAL: The babe lying in a manger

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled, each to his own city. Joseph went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. Published December 25, 2009

EDITORIAL: The war on Christmas escalates

Mariah Jordat, 8, was reading her Bible during quiet time at Madison Park Elementary School in Oldbridge, N.J., when her teacher told her to put the book away. Mariah put her Bible under her desk, but that wasn't away enough. The teacher banished the book to the student's backpack. The persecution hurt her feelings and confused her, said Michelle Jordat, the little girl's mother. "Why would my teacher say that I can't read the Bible when I'm not bothering anybody else?" Published December 25, 2009

Top 5 Christmas movies

It's Christmastime! Once the cloud of wrapping paper and ribbons settles and everyone pushes back from the holiday table, here are five great Christmas movies to cap off the day: Published December 25, 2009

America's Morning News

In case you didn't tune into The Washington Times' nationally syndicated radio show "America's Morning News" -- heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast-to-coast via the Talk Radio Network -- here's what just three of Wednesday's guests told co-hosts John McCaslin and Dana Mills, who filled in for a vacationing Melanie Morgan: Published December 24, 2009

EDITORIAL: Christmastime during war

Fellow workers in the cause of freedom: I have the honor to add a pendant to the necklace of that Christmas goodwill and kindliness with which my illustrious friend the president has encircled the homes and families of the United States by his message of Christmas Eve, which he just delivered. Published December 24, 2009

EDITORIAL: A Christmas Armistice

The night closed in early - the ghostly shadows that haunt the trenches came to keep us company as we stood to arms. Under a pale moon, one could just see the grave-like rise of ground which marked the German trenches 200 yards away. Fires in the English lines had died down, and only the squelch of the sodden boots in the slushy mud, the whispered orders of the officers and the NCOs, and the moan of the wind broke the silence of the night. The soldiers' Christmas Eve had come at last, and it was hardly the time or place to feel grateful for it. Published December 24, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama the party crasher

Barack Obama is not used to being the guy not invited to a party. At the Copenhagen global warming conference, however, he found that not everyone wanted to hang with him. Our president can't take a hint. Published December 23, 2009

EDITORIAL: Put Whitehouse in the doghouse

What is appropriate in protecting the White House should be appropriate in protection from Whitehouse. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, that is. The Democrat from Rhode Island said words on the Senate floor on Sunday that should be struck down, and for which he ought to be officially chastised. Published December 23, 2009

EDITORIAL: Kneecapping financial bosses

President Obama knows how to stage a show. On Dec. 14, he trotted out 10 CEOs of America's largest financial institutions and watched the executives disown the actions of their lobbyists who had been working to defeat the president's massive regulatory takeover of the financial industry. The scene smelled fishier than research at last week's climate change conference in Denmark. Published December 23, 2009

America's Morning News

In case you didn't tune into The Washington Times' nationally syndicated radio show, "America's Morning News" -- heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast-to-coast via the Talk Radio Network -- here's what three of Monday's guests told host John McCaslin: Published December 22, 2009