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EDITORIAL: Obama's oily Katrina

Back in 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama critiqued the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina. "There is not a sense of urgency out of this White House and this administration," he declared, two years after the disaster struck. Now, more than a month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank, with a massive oil spill making landfall on the Gulf coast, Louisiana's Gov. Bobby Jindal is the one calling for "more urgency." The only rush in Washington is over where to shift the blame. Published May 26, 2010

Gerald Walpin

EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate reopens

Republican senators ought to place an open and immediate hold upon the nomination of Jon A. Hatfield as inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The legislative hold is necessary not to question Mr. Hatfield's fitness for the job, but to insist that the job itself should not yet be deemed open. The former inspector general (IG), the improperly dismissed Gerald Walpin, filed a motion in court May 20 to force a judge to stop ignoring his lawsuit for reinstatement. Until he receives his day in court, no replacement should be confirmed. Published May 26, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama to Okinawa: Abandon hope and change

Anti-military activists overseas are learning what American peaceniks have found out over the course of the past 18 months: Despite President Obama's feel-good rhetoric, strategic realities sometimes do win out over peace-movement platitudes. Published May 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama's 'blame others' approach

For those who ask "What would Barack do?" the answer is: Blame private enterprise. President Obama continues to vent anger at BP, formerly known as British Petroleum, for the Gulf oil spill. All the while, he has been sitting on his own hands for over a month. Published May 25, 2010

** FILE ** Carol M. Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been President Obama's adviser for energy and climate change. White House officials on Monday confirmed she will leave that post. (AP Photo, File)

EDITORIAL: Tax dollars perpetuate global-warming fiction

With public faith in the global-warming myth on the wane, leftist zealots are desperate to spin a new tale - and they're spending your tax money to do it. Three years ago, Congress appropriated $5,856,600 for the National Academy of Sciences to complete a climate-change study. This bureaucratic attempt to cook the books, which was completed last week, may be too late to save this dying religion. Published May 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: Kagan's government-centric philosophy

When Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court reaches crunch time, it is the few remaining Senate Democrats who claim to be moderates that should face the most serious pressure. If they vote for Ms. Kagan, they will have to explain why they support her government-centric view of American life, and her judge-centric view of government power. Published May 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: Kagan's Foreign law trumps con-law

Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court should founder unless she adequately explains why she quite literally put "International/ Comparative Law" ahead of the U.S. Constitution. Senators should question Ms. Kagan in great depth about her views on the applicability of foreign law in American courts. Published May 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: Kagan's foreign law trumps con-law

Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court should founder unless she adequately explains why she quite literally put "International/ Comparative Law" ahead of the U.S. Constitution. Senators should question Ms. Kagan in great depth about her views on the applicability of foreign law in American courts. Published May 24, 2010

EDITORIAL: Rand Paul and racism

It didn't take long for Kentucky Republican senatorial candidate Rand Paul to learn his first lesson in the big-league political spotlight: Never trust a liberal. The libertarian eye surgeon drew fire from the left for his impolitic attempt to hold a rational debate on the nuances of the Civil Rights Act with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday. Published May 24, 2010

EDITORIAL: Calderon's shot at American guns

Felipe Calderon received liberal plaudits for falsely claiming Arizona's new immigration law uses racial profiling, but that wasn't the only baloney the Mexican president peddled during his state visit. Over four minutes of his Thursday address to Congress was spent lecturing Americans to renew the federal Assault Weapons Ban that sunset in September 2004. His justifications for the ban were all garbage. Published May 24, 2010

EDITORIAL: Go back to Mexico

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon ought to know a lot about illegal immigrant abuse. His country has one of the worst migrant human-rights records in the world. Published May 24, 2010

Luxury in grand style: The new Audi A8 L

The new A8 is a concentrated high-tech package that confirms Audi claim to technical leadership - "Vorsprung durch Technik". And now the brand is introducing the top version of its flagship model. The A8 L W12 quattro, with a long wheelbase and a twelve-cylinder engine, sets new standards of luxury, dynamism and efficiency in the top automobile manufacturing league. The Audi A8 L is being launched with a twelve-cylinder engine, but by the end of the year will be available with all the engines currently offered for the A8. Published May 21, 2010

Pontiac GTO owner proves that you can go back

For 20 years Bruce Valley thoroughly enjoyed the Pontiac GTO convertible he bought before graduating from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Published May 21, 2010

Oil washes onto Gulf wetlands

BP conceded that more oil than it estimated is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico as heavy crude washed onto Louisiana's wetlands for the first time, spurring more concern about the massive monthlong spill. Published May 21, 2010

American Scene

ARKANSAS: 2 officers killed during traffic stop Published May 21, 2010

Political Scene

SEC: Agencies consider rules after plunge Published May 21, 2010

Saab's pricing on flagship Aero reflects quality and affordability

Saab's 9-5 Aero sedan, the flagship of the fleet, has positioned itself as a quality affordable option with pricing of the top-of-the-line choice starting at $49,990. The Aero, featuring a 300 hp 2.8-litre V6 turbo engine, delivers uncompromised driving performance and is packed with advanced chassis, comfort and safety technologies. Published May 21, 2010

Ford delivers on 2006 pledge to double flexible-fuel vehicle production

Ford Motor Company will deliver on its 2006 pledge to double the number of 2010 model year flexible-fuel vehicles it produces in the U.S. Flexible-fuel vehicles are capable of running on E-85 (a mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline), gasoline or any mixture of the two fuels. Published May 21, 2010

2010 Acura RL delivers top level luxury and performance

Featuring bold looks, a powerful V-6 engine and Acura's acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, the 2010 RL demonstrates that refined luxury is complemented perfectly by advanced technology and performance adrenaline. In addition to delivering luxury, style and performance, Acura's top-of-the-line sedan keeps drivers more connected to their world, and the world around them, by featuring the latest in intuitive, easy-to-use, state-of-the-art technology. Published May 21, 2010