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Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, 39, a U.S.-born Army psychiatrist of Palestinian descent, is charged with killing 13 people in a shooting rampage in December on the military post at Fort Hood, Texas. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Islamic extremists in the workplace

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 14 and wounded 30 in his jihad at Fort Hood in November. According to the Defense Department, the incident wasn't a terrorist attack but merely a case of workplace violence. This is typical of government efforts to paper over the growing domestic Muslim threat. Published August 26, 2010

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will appear at the "Defend the Constitution" rally planned for June 25 in Manassas.

EDITORIAL: Regulating abortion clinics

Liberals usually want to regulate everything that breathes, moves, burns, flows or produces. When it comes to abortion mills, however, the same leftists scream bloody murder - not against killing babies, but against daring to regulate the practice even for the mother's safety. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has drawn fire merely for saying his state's Board of Health is allowed to regulate providers of first-trimester abortions. The criticism belongs in the dumpster. Published August 26, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke Thursday about the State Department's 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Iran and China topped a list of 25 countries criticized in the annual report for imposing "draconian" restrictions on rights.

EDITORIAL: Obama administration indicts America

Move over Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. The State Department has made it official: The United States violates human rights. In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration submitted a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights detailing the progress and problems in dealing with human rights issues in this country. The document is a strange combination of left-wing history and White House talking points. Published August 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: Abusing due process

The Hawkeye State is one of America's child-abuse hotbeds, at least according to the latest federal statistics from state child welfare agencies. Iowa authorities have been forced to remove children from their homes at a rate twice the national average in recent years. Roughly 50,000 of the state's 3 million residents have been placed on a "child abuse registry" used to warn off some potential employers and focus state resources on protecting the victimized children. Published August 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: Cooking the books on job claims

Administration officials passed around the champagne Tuesday as the Congressional Budget Office reported that the $814 billion spent on the first stimulus bill created between 1.4 million and 3.3 million new jobs. President Obama's policies "put the country on a path to recovery by getting Americans back to work quickly," Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. crowed. "We've created 3 million jobs, and we're adding jobs every month." Published August 25, 2010

This photo, released on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, by the Iranian Defense Ministry, reportedly shows the launch at an undisclosed location of the Karrar drone aircraft, which Iran says is the country's first domestically built, long-range, unmanned bomber aircraft. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies. (AP Photo/Iranian Defense Ministry, Vahid Reza Alaei)

EDITORIAL: Iran's Ambassadors of Death

Two milestones last weekend marked Iran's emergence as a regional hegemon. On Saturday, Russian technicians began loading fuel rods into the nuclear reactor at Bushehr, and on Sunday, Iran unveiled an unmanned long-range drone aircraft dubbed the "Ambassador of Death." The events highlighted Iran's progress in both nuclear-weapons development and the means to deliver warheads across the Middle East. Published August 24, 2010

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas W. Elmendorf (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's message of change

Once upon a time, the president of the United States promised his new government-run health care entitlement would bring wonderful new benefits to the people without costing a penny. In fact, it would save money, claimed President Obama and congressional Democrats. "This represents the biggest deficit-reduction plan since the 1990s," Mr. Obama said of his government health care power grab a month after he signed it into law. Published August 24, 2010

** FILE ** President Obama warned in February of a "national catastrophe" if Congress doesn't "move swiftly" to pass an economic-stimulus plan, leveling a campaign-style attack on Republicans for opposing the legislation in favor of tax cuts.

EDITORIAL: Obama's foreign funny money

When President Obama speaks about campaign contributions, it's hard to know which is worse: his hypocrisy or his mendacity. Published August 24, 2010

Ruben Moraga sweeps around bales of plastic bottles at the Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station in California in 2003. Thirty billion plastic water bottles become garbage or litter each year in the United States, the Sierra Club says.

EDITORIAL: Tattletale trash cans

In the never-ending quest to extract money from the public, municipal busybodies have turned to spying on your trash. Cleveland wants its residents to participate in the feel-good ritual of recycling. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to expand installation of radio-frequency identification (RFID) spy chips in everyone's dumpsters to track the trash and eventually dish out $100 fines to anyone who fails to participate. Published August 23, 2010

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: Obama team kills college dreams

The Obama administration's animosity for business profits threatens to deny educational opportunities for more than 300,000 poor, working or otherwise at-risk college students. Congress needs to step up to block a proposed new rule affecting for-profit colleges. Published August 23, 2010

Senator Hillary Clinton, D-NY, addresses the Democratic National Convention.

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EDITORIAL: The Hillary coup

A sure sign that an administration is in trouble is Beltway buzz about making dramatic changes at or near the top. Lately, there has been increasing chatter about moving Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to a new job. The goal of the musical chairs would be to keep her from challenging the politically flailing President Obama in a Democratic primary in 2012. Published August 23, 2010

** FILE ** Copies of President Obama's fiscal 2010 federal budget are seen at the White House in Washington on Thursday, May 7, 2009.

EDITORIAL: Dialing back the welfare state

Only in Barack Obama's Washington would the most successful federal reform of the past half-century not only fail to be emulated, but actually be reversed. Yet that's what Democrats have done to the vaunted 1996 welfare reform instituted by the Newt Gingrich-led Republican Congress. A recent Heritage Foundation report explains why the reform needs to be fully reinstated, and why 70 other welfare-related programs should be modeled on it. Published August 20, 2010

Illustration: President Obama by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The first presumed Muslim president

Hard on the heels of the Ground Zero Mosque controversy, significant numbers of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim. The uncomfortable fact for the White House is the more the American people get to know Mr. Obama, the more they think he is a follower of Islam. Published August 20, 2010

This undated handout video image provided by shows actor Andy Griffith in a new role: pitching President Obama's health care law to seniors, in a cable television ad paid for by Medicare. (AP Photo/

EDITORIAL: Paying for hope with your change

In the modern era, all presidents have to some degree used their office to promote themselves and their policies. The Obama administration, however, has taken the practice to new heights. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last month unveiled a slick, $700,000 television commercial featuring crusty old actor Andy Griffith announcing that "more good things" are coming to seniors - thanks to Obamacare. Just add the O Force campaign logo, and the advertisement will be ready for use in the 2012 presidential race. Published August 20, 2010

Mr. Obama's budget projections face such potential obstacles as interest rates on deficit borrowing and rising discretionary spending. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: We can't afford this government

Whether by design or incompetence, the Cloward-Piven Strategy lives. Named after two leftist professors at Columbia University, the scheme calls for overwhelming government obligations to the point of collapse, therefore providing an excuse for a radical government takeover of the whole economy. Three news stories yesterday show the Cloward-Piven day of reckoning is creeping perilously closer. Published August 19, 2010

Pedestrians walk past the 19th century building on Park Place in Manhattan where Muslims plan to build a mosque and cultural center Saturday, Aug.14, 2010, in New York. President Obama says Muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero in New York, but he's not saying whether he thinks it's a good idea to do so. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

EDITORIAL: A monument to terrorism

The Ground Zero Mosque project already has failed in its intended outreach mission, and its backers now seem to be committed to alienating as many Americans as possible. Published August 19, 2010

**FILE** An employee grabs boxes off the conveyor belt for shipment at a Fernley, Nev., warehouse. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Tax man spies on book purchases

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to protect the privacy of people who buy books like "Obama Zombies: How The Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation." On Aug. 12, a federal judge allowed the left-leaning group to join the side of big business in a court case against greedy, tax-obsessed state bureaucrats. Published August 19, 2010

The German-built zeppelin flies over the Golden Gate Bridge, arriving in San Francisco on Oct. 25 to begin aerial tours of the Bay Area. The airship is the first of its kind to fly in the United States in more than 70 years. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Time to tax walkers and riders

California officials can always be counted on to take bad ideas and push them to the extreme - especially when they can do so with your money. The board of directors that oversees San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to take $5 million in federal "congestion mitigation" road funds to design a gigantic suicide-prevention net that will run the length of the 1.7-mile landmark. To pay for the rest of the net's estimated $50 million cost, board members may impose a $1 toll on the sidewalks for crossing pedestrians and cyclists. Published August 18, 2010

'BARRY O'BOMBER': President-elect Barack Obama began playing basketball at 10 after his father gave him a ball. Now at 47, he remains an avid player.

EDITORIAL: Barack Obama, war criminal

The discovery of tapes of Sept. 11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in Morocco has drawn the attention of Justice Department investigators. The tapes were made in 2002 at a facility the CIA used near Rabat and purportedly were found "under a desk" at the CIA's Counterterrorism Center. Ninety-two other such tapes are said to have been destroyed. Published August 18, 2010

Dr. Edwin Feulner (left), president of the Heritage Foundation, presents Jimmy Kemp with the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: A Heritage of new ideas

One of the falsest attacks President Obama makes about his conservative opponents is that they have proposed not "a single, solitary new idea to address the challenges of the American people." From the "Roadmap for America's Future," authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, to the series of proposals featured in House Republicans' "America Speaking Out" series, the political right is awash in creative solutions to contemporary problems. Published August 18, 2010