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Al Gore

EDITORIAL: Carbon shame goes global

You've got to hand it to Al Gore; he's willing to adapt his scaremongering theology to keep it kicking. His 2006 agitprop film, "An Inconvenient Truth," sold millions on the unproven theory that human-induced "global warming" threatens to wreak catastrophe on the Earth. Absent evidence of actual warming, Mr. Gore's acolytes have since been forced to edit and re-edit the title of the feared phenomenon from "global warming" to "climate change" to the current "global climate disruption." Published October 21, 2010

** FILE ** U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan is pictured at the Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, in April 2010. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department)

EDITORIAL: Death for Hasan

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan deserves the death penalty for perpetrating the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre. He has earned this penalty not only for the scale of his crime - the worst domestic attack on a military installation in American history, killing 13 and wounding 32 - but also for the purposeful way he planned and executed the assault, his jihadist motives and for the fundamental betrayal of the trust placed in him as an officer in the United States Army. Published October 21, 2010

This undated photo released by SeniorNet shows NPR news analyst Juan Williams. NPR News say it has terminated the contract of Mr. Williams after remarks he made about Muslims on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel. (AP Photo/SeniorNet, File)


Respected National Public Radio analyst Juan Williams lost his job this week for offending liberal orthodoxy. On the bright side, no one can ever again defend NPR as being fair and balanced. This experiment in taxpayer-supported broadcasting must be put out to pasture. Published October 21, 2010

President Obama headlines a rally for a longtime friend and political ally, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who is seeking a second term, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Obama is smarter than you

President Obama was elected by a country that doesn't deserve to be ruled by someone as enlightened as he is - or so he thinks. Last weekend, as it became increasingly evident that the president's party is headed for historic losses in the midterm elections, Mr. Obama offered his explanation for the electorate's thanklessness. "Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now, and facts and science and argument does [sic] not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared," he told attendees at a Democratic fundraiser. "And the country's scared, and they have good reason to be." Published October 20, 2010

President Obama campaigns for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, his longtime friend and political ally, who is seeking a second term, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: The Obama malaise

Election season is heating up, and more Americans are turning their attention to the choices they're called to make in the polling booth. Even in the midterms, Ronald Reagan's famous measure of political effectiveness remains useful when selecting between Republicans and Democrats. Are you better off now than you were when Barack Obama took the oath of office as president? Based solely on the numbers, the answer for most Americans is an emphatic no. Published October 20, 2010

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, wants Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to provide Congress with "all information" on the New Black Panther Party case. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Felons vote, soldiers don't

The Obama Justice Department is doing everything it can to boost Democrats in the upcoming election. It's helping stifle military votes, facilitating criminal voting and encouraging intimidation at the polls by deep-sixing the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. Published October 20, 2010

Venkat Murthy (left) and Mark Wolf vote early at the King County Elections office in Renton, Wash. Many counties in Washington state have mail-in-only voting, which can delay results.

EDITORIAL: A referendum on Obama

Voters scared about the country's liberal direction are taking action. Early voting began Monday in states including Arkansas, Colorado and Texas. This gives the public a timely opportunity to do more than just pull the lever in favor of handing control of the House or Senate back to Republicans. A few states have ballot measures designed as a direct repudiation of the administration's policies, including union card check, Obamacare, global warming and out-of-control government spending. Published October 19, 2010

Illustration: Tax piggy bank

EDITORIAL: The Democrats' tax burden

The New York Times threw a pity party for President Obama on Monday, but the people who really deserve pity are taxpayers burdened by Obama administration excesses. Published October 19, 2010

Rep. Chet Edwards (right) listens to Army veteran Dan Poluda at the VFW post in West, Texas, on Wednesday. "I'm used to being a target," Mr. Edwards said. "This year there's clearly an anti-Washington environment, and I share those frustrations."

EDITORIAL: VFW's election betrayal

The names Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer don't immediately convey the message "Support our troops." Yet somehow these leftist Democrats and other questionable characters made it onto the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee's (VFW-PAC) 2010 list of election endorsements. In response to the scandal, VFW national Commander Richard L. Eubank sacked the entire PAC board. Published October 19, 2010

Illustration: Military voting by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Surrendering military votes

The White House isn't protecting voting rights of military personnel stationed abroad. And when it comes to guaranteeing the rights of those who defend our freedom, President Obama's home state of Illinois is AWOL. Published October 18, 2010

Ronald Reagan

EDITORIAL: Ronald Reagan, liberal hero

In 1964, Ronald Reagan said, "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so." This tendency is on full display as the left tries to redefine the Gipper as the respectable conservative alternative to today's purportedly "extremist" Tea Party movement. Published October 18, 2010

Illustration: Ethanol by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Administration caves to Big Corn

The Obama administration wants to boost the amount of corn shoved into the gas tank of newer cars by 50 percent. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made this happen on Wednesday by giving partial approval to E15, an automotive fuel blend containing 15 percent ethanol. This dirty deal will enrich the major ethanol producers represented by Growth Energy while impoverishing taxpayers and anyone else who cares about clean air. Published October 18, 2010

Sarah Guichard, dressed as the Mad Hatter from "Alice in Wonderland," attends this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: In Obamacare Wonderland

Legal arguments for Obamacare's individ -ual mandate fail the "Alice in Wonder- land" test and the duck test. In two court challenges to the law in the past 11 days and a court hearing today on a third, the Obama administration's legal position is fading faster than the Cheshire Cat. Published October 15, 2010

** FILE ** Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks before the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling on the response following the BP spill, impacts on the Gulf and approaches to long-term restoration in Washington on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

EDITORIAL: Oil-drilling doublespeak

The Obama administration has announced the end of its ban on oil drilling in the Gulf. "We are open for business. ... We have made, and continue to make, significant progress in reducing the risks associated with deep-water drilling," chimed Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday. This is nothing but empty campaign-season rhetoric because oil companies still can't resume drilling. Published October 15, 2010

In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 file picture, an Afghan northern alliance Mujahed looks at a plume of smoke rising from the Taliban village of Khanaqa in the Parwan province, from his position at the Mahmood Raqy frontline in the Kapisa province, 55 kilometers (30 miles) from the Afghan capital Kabul, after an aircraft released it's load of bombs as part of the U.S. attempt to help the northern alliance to advance toward the capital and other key areas. (AP Photo/Marco Di Lauro, File)

EDITORIAL: Advantage: Taliban

An Army general has summed up the military challenge in Afghanistan: "We can't kill our way out of this thing." Published October 14, 2010

President Obama takes the stage before he signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. At right is Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, is at left. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

EDITORIAL: Obama's imposition of dependence

The prognosis is dire: "The very nature of this country's republican form of government is called into question." Furthermore, the United States has reached the brink of a "tipping point," at which "reckless growth in dependence programs has produced domestic debt crises." Such are the findings of the Heritage Foundation's annual "Index of Dependence on Government," released yesterday. Reading the report makes clear why next month's elections may be the last chance to stop government from growing so big as to cause systemic collapse. Published October 14, 2010

President Obama participates in a youth town-hall event broadcast live on the BET, CMT and MTV networks on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo)

EDITORIAL: Obama shafts the economy

America's economy is trapped. While the recession technically has ended, few people can see daylight from under the mountain of unnecessary spending and red tape that's piled on over the past 22 months. So long as President Obama refuses to acknowledge that these policies are digging us in deeper, there's little hope for rescue anytime soon. Published October 14, 2010

Parents are creating a backlash against popular Disney Channel shows such as Miley Cyrus' "Hannah Montana."

EDITORIAL: Bureaucrats way out of tune

The government wants to regulate Hannah Montana CDs and DVDs. The bureaucrats at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) insist that the discs marketed to children be tested for lead, but when the same young starlet churns out raunchier material under her real name, Miley Cyrus, they will escape scrutiny. Never mind that the same 10-year-olds will likely end up buying both products. Published October 13, 2010

WJZ-TV anchor Denise Koch, center, moderates a debate between Maryland gubernatorial candidates former Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, left, and Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley right, in Baltimore, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

EDITORIAL: Anti-speed-camera uprising

The beauty of the American system of government - and what sets us apart from Europe - is that we can effect a policy revolution without relying on the political establishment to set things in motion. Several first-time Republican candidates are polling within striking distance of incumbents long believed to be invulnerable. Add to the list of Election Day's must-watch races five contests. Published October 13, 2010