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New Ford website lets customers customize their vehicles

Dearborn, MI | A new website is making it easy, cost-effective and fun for Ford owners to turn their car or truck into a unique personalized ride with vinyl graphics that offer the look of a custom paint job at half the price. Published June 3, 2010

Rumble of '67 Impala still music to owner's ears

Forty-one years ago Jim George was a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The young officer was assisgned to Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif., where he flew as a navigator. Published June 3, 2010

Political Scene

ARIZONA: NRA endorses McCain in primary Published June 3, 2010

EDITORIAL: YouTube justice

Police in Maryland are in a tiff over an unflattering YouTube video, and prosecutors are going out of their way to suppress it. Harford County prosecutors have filed felony charges against 25-year-old motorcyclist Anthony Graber, who taped a traffic stop in March and shared it on the popular website. Published June 3, 2010

E-Class Cabriolet in 'Sex and The City 2'

EDITORIAL: Sex and the Saudi

Critics are assailing the new movie "Sex and the City 2" for its portrayal of liberated American women visiting the uptight Middle East. The movie's depiction of superficial Westerners violating the region's cultural taboos is allegedly so off-color it has been described as racist, offensive and a potential al Qaeda recruiting tool. Published June 3, 2010

President Obama is surrounded by aides at the White House. From left, Phil Schiliro, Sean Sweeney, Rahm Emanuel, Jim Messina and Dan Turton are part of his team. More than a year into Mr. Obama's term, the people the president is most often seen huddling with in the Oval Office and the Situation Room are men, most notably press secretary Robert Gibbs and senior adviser David Axelrod, along with Mr. Emanuel, who joined the Obama team after the election. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Romanoff, Sestak and RICO

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his deputy, Jim Messina, both seem to have violated at least the spirit of the law in dangling potential jobs before would-be candidates, apparently to entice them out of contested Senate races. If allegations by disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich prove true, it would mean the White House engaged in similar behavior in President Obama's political home state - raising the specter of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Published June 3, 2010

Culture Briefs

"Mainstream media and online jackals reacted adversely yesterday to Kristen Stewart's comment, included in an interview with British Elle's Claire Matthiae, that being hunted down, surrounded and flash-bulbed by paparazzi is a little like being raped. Published June 3, 2010

Politics scene

NEW YORK: GOP chooses Lazio as governor candidate Published June 2, 2010

**FILE** Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

EDITORIAL: The administration's immigration radicalism

The Obama administration wants to use the Supreme Court to enact an immigration agenda so radical that even the Democratic majority in Congress doesn't want to touch it. In a brief to the Supreme Court last Friday, acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argued that one type of unlawful conduct must never be considered when denying business and professional licenses. The special exemption is for crimes involving those who illegally sneak over the border. Published June 2, 2010

Culture Briefs

"The emotions triggered by fiction are very real. ..." Published June 2, 2010


EDITORIAL: Government spokes-men

There's nothing like a heavy dose of government largess to get people moving. Courtesy of "The Pork Report" compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, we see that bike riders, speed racers and airplane-related programs that never take flight are indeed fueled by federal red ink. Thousands upon thousands of federal projects, like the ones Mr. Coburn describes, certainly do add up to what the now-deceased Sen. Everett Dirksen famously described as "real money." Published June 2, 2010

President-elect Barack Obama's victory is headline news in papers Abdul Raheem is selling Nov. 5 in Islamabad.

EDITORIAL: Obama's Islamic poll dance

President Obama took office with a mission to transform America's image around the world. In particular, he was determined to extend the hand of friendship to Muslims whom he felt had been slighted during the George W. Bush administration. Some of his efforts were substantive, such as his attempt to close down the terrorist detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay. Others were symbolic, such as removing all references to Islamic extremism from U.S. national security strategies and refusing to use the word "terrorism" when referring to jihadist attacks on the homeland. Published June 2, 2010

State Senator Jeff Dunham, R- Merced, lifts up a stack of paperwork concerning the stalled state budget that has grown on his desk over the past few days at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. Associated Press.

EDITORIAL: We need a red-tape recession

New layers of centralized directives are the last thing needed in a time of deep economic uncertainty. However, the Obama administration continues to pile on new regulations, unwilling to let go of any opportunity to expand the government's reach into our lives. Published June 1, 2010

From left, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Ignacia Moreno, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division Tony West and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Don Burkhalter announce that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

EDITORIAL: Eric Holder's oily mission

As with terrorism, so with an unprecedented ecological disaster: The Obama administration's most definitive response is to send in the lawyers. Published June 1, 2010

This image made from video provided by the Israeli Defence Force on Monday, May 31, 2010 shows what the IDF says is the Mavi Marmara ship, part of the aid flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea. Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a raid that left at least nine passengers dead. (AP Photo/Israel Defence Force)  AP HAS NO WAY OF INDEPENDENTLY VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE ISRAELI DEFENCE FORCE

EDITORIAL: The Freedom Flotilla fraud

What was supposed to be a routine Israeli maritime boarding and inspection operation is turning into a propaganda victory for the Islamist terror group Hamas. The main lesson learned from the incident on the ship Mavi Marmara is: Don't bring a paintball gun to a knife fight. Published June 1, 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, shoots around Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Phoenix.

EDITORIAL: A full-court press on free speech

In the heat of the moment, emotions can break out on the field of play. This is a fact of life in competitive athletics. But at a recent Phoenix Suns game, an altercation erupted not on the court, but in the seats, and the trigger wasn't basketball, but Arizona's new immigration law. The incident is likely a portent of things to come with the Grand Canyon State as the front line in the struggle to secure America's borders. As the battle develops, the constitutional right of free speech must not become a casualty. Published May 31, 2010

Former Vice President Al Gore testifies on climate change before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday. He threw his support behind the pending climate-change-prevention bill. (ALLISON SHELLEY/THE WASHINGTON TIMES) ** FILE **

EDITORIAL: Climate alarmists on the run

Former Vice President Al Gore was at his peak when the film "An Inconvenient Truth" made its initial Hollywood splash. Faith in man-made global warming had never been more widespread, with liberal academics and media subjecting to ridicule any who dared question the "settled science." Only a fool could deny that elevated carbon-dioxide levels had melted ice caps and stranded polar bears on rapidly diminishing ice floes. Published May 31, 2010

Rep. Joe Sestak talks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Mr. Sestak, a former Navy admiral, made the assertion about a "high-ranking" job offer at least twice - once to a local cable television interviewer Feb. 18 and again after his primary win on Sunday. He has steadfastly declined to say who approached him and which job was discussed.

EDITORIAL: Sestak offer was no 'one-off'

For the Obama administration and illicit job offers, apparently once was not enough. The Justice Department not only should appoint a special counsel to investigate a purported White House job-offer bribe to Rep. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, but also should broaden the probe to include remarkably similar allegations about the Senate race in Colorado. Published May 31, 2010

Soldiers prepare to participate in a Veteran's Day wreath-laying ceremony, attended by President Barack Obama, wife Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and wife Jill Biden, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, November 11, 2009.    (Allison Shelley/  The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: General Orders No. 11

Memorial Day has many roots. There are numerous competing claims for the first "Decoration Day," as the holiday was known in the years after the Civil War. But the first large-scale observance took place on May 30, 1868, at the behest of Illinois congressman and former Union Maj. Gen. John A. Logan. Published May 28, 2010