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EDITORIAL: Thanks for our abundance

Since when did Thanksgiving become a time for suffering limitations? Coming hard on the heels of NBC's annual Green Week, we are hearing the now commonplace annual buzz about making this year's Thanksgiving eco-friendly and sustainable. It is another liberal plot to suck the joy out of life. Published November 26, 2009

EDITORIAL: A call to prayer and repentance

As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him, but a duty whose natural influence is favorable to the promotion of that morality and piety without which social happiness can not exist nor the blessings of a free government be enjoyed; and as this duty, at all times incumbent, is so especially in seasons of difficulty or of danger, when existing or threatening calamities, the just judgments of God against prevalent iniquity, are a loud call to repentance and reformation; and as the United States of America are at present placed in a hazardous and afflictive situation by the unfriendly disposition, conduct, and demands of a foreign power, evinced by repeated refusals to receive our messengers of reconciliation and peace, by depredations on our commerce, and the infliction of injuries on very many of our fellow-citizens while engaged in their lawful business on the seas - under these considerations it has appeared to me that the duty of imploring the mercy and benediction of Heaven on our country demands at this time a special attention from its inhabitants. Published November 26, 2009

EDITORIAL: The duty of a nation to obey God

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor - and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Published November 26, 2009

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Old Dogs'

There's a moment in "Old Dogs" when sports-marketing agents Charlie (John Travolta) and Dan (Robin Williams) are regaling a suite full of Japanese businessmen with a humorous anecdote. Published November 25, 2009

EDITORIAL: Kennedy vs. Catholicism

It's a dark scandal in American politics that so many Catholic politicians promote abortion and same-sex "marriage." Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin is trying to turn the tide by holding Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, accountable for supporting abortion on demand. Dissenting from Catholic teaching is a Kennedy family tradition. It's about time somebody did something about it. Published November 25, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama's sacked inspector general

Even as congressional investigators demolish White House explanations for its firing last summer of a key inspector general, new documents show that an entire second area of misleading administration statements has gone largely unexplored. Each new revelation in the case suggests that Gerald Walpin, the fired IG for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), ought to be reinstated to his job. Published November 25, 2009

EDITORIAL: Terrorists use Democratic talking points

The five terrorists facing federal trial in New York have some powerful arguments at their disposal. All they need to do is recycle Democratic talking points criticizing President George W. Bush's foreign policy. Published November 24, 2009

EDITORIAL: Hiding evidence of global cooling

Scientific progress depends on accurate and complete data. It also relies on replication. The past couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations about the baloney practices that pass as sound science about climate change. Published November 24, 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 - find out what three of Monday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and Jed Babbin, who is filling in for John McCaslin. Published November 24, 2009

EDITORIAL: Death for being a Christian

A 15-year-old Egyptian girl, Dina el-Gohary, has written an emotional appeal to President Obama asking him to use his influence to save her father, Maher el-Gohary, who is being persecuted for his beliefs. "Mr. President Obama, we are a minority in Egypt," Dina writes, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency. "We are treated very badly. ... We are imprisoned in our own home because Muslim clerics called for the murder of my father, and now the Government has set for us a new prison, we are imprisoned in our own country." Published November 23, 2009

EDITORIAL: Another stimulus

President Obama and the Democratic Congress forced through a $787 billion stimulus package to create jobs and try to give a jump start to the economy. Instead, the nation's unemployment rate hit 10.2 percent and continues to rise. Despite the clear failure of the government's massive deficit spending, House Democrats are planning a second so-called stimulus that promises to do even more economic harm. Published November 23, 2009

EDITORIAL: Schumer's change of heart

New York's Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer just doesn't know what to think about terrorism. He does, however, know what to say - whatever is politically convenient at the moment. That's not what New Yorkers need to hear with the trial of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed about to land on the docket. Published November 23, 2009

EDITORIAL: Gunning for Sarah Palin

Most of the media hate Sarah Palin. Given the hyperfocused offensive targeted at her, the simple conclusion is that the left-wing establishment views the former Alaska governor as the greatest threat to the current Democratic monopoly on power in Washington. Published November 22, 2009

EDITORIAL: Bureaucrats regulating corporate pay

Bank of America has failed to find a new president to replace the outgoing Kenneth Lewis. There is little doubt why: Obama administration "pay czar" Kenneth Feinberg and fanciful executive pay rules make more sense in an ivory tower than they do in a boardroom. Published November 22, 2009

EDITORIAL: Consumer destruction

As if hyperactive Washington politicians haven't already grabbed enough power by taking over banks and car companies and trying to control everybody's health care, now they are getting closer to centralized bureaucratic control of the entire consumer credit market. Pending legislation to create a superpowerful Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) would take an ax to financial freedom and significantly increase consumer costs. Published November 20, 2009

Alloy could convert exhaust into energy

WARREN, Mich. | The day is coming when the heat from your car's engine exhaust is captured and converted to mechanical energy capable of powering your vehicle's stereo, power seats and air conditioning. Published November 20, 2009

Volvo leads trend in 'natural' decor

Natural-looking interior wood decor is a growing trend. It sets the scene with an aura of authentic craftsmanship inside the car. Volvo leads aesthetic developments in this field. Published November 20, 2009

The 2011 Regal: A Buick bred on the Autobahn

Buick has just revealed the 2011 Regal sport sedan to customers, and it's armed with turbocharged horsepower, a driver-selectable suspension system and a firm, European-tuned chassis. Published November 20, 2009