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  • Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann has instructed his protest marchers to wear nice suits - not BIrkenstock sandals - when they rally Saturday on the Mall for the legalization of marijuana.

    Inside the Beltway

    This is your brain on Armani? Whether Jon Stewart likes it or not, his "Restore Sanity" parody rally at the national Mall on Saturday has attracted political agendas.


  • Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., speaks to the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    EDITORIAL: Expiration date for lawmakers

    Change is coming to Washington, and there's hope on the horizon that America will ensnare the big-government colossus that's consuming our wealth and curtailing our liberty. But even after next week's elections, the temptation of pay-to-play politics, in which career officeholders sell access to the public till, will remain a threat. It's time to address the crisis of out-of-control government by imposing term limits on members of Congress who overstay their welcome on Capitol Hill.


  • Illustration by Linas Garsys

    KLING: Foreclose on our antiquated title system

    What would George Washington think if he could see the latest travails in America's mortgage fiasco? Washington, as I recall from my grade-school history reading, was a trained property surveyor, which would have made him familiar with a process that is critical in determining ownership of a home.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Washington: A Life'

    At least once every generation someone writes another "major" biography of George Washington. Predictably, each new book claims to be the seal of the prophets, the one that finally reveals the "real" George Washington as we have never seen him


  • Paramilitary police and plainclothes police officers, background, guard the gate of Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Sept. 20, 2010. China broke off high-level government contacts with Japan over the extended detention of a fishing boat captain arrested near disputed islands. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring

    Tensions between China and Japan continue to rise even though Japan on Saturday released a Chinese fishing boat captain who was held for ramming his vessel into two Japanese coast guard ships near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.


  • Illustration: Constitution by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ARNN: Recovering our equilibrium

    In the days of Lincoln, the risks to the Constitution and the chance to save it went hand in hand. The same is true today.


  • John A. Boehner

    TYRRELL: Boehner blew it

    Did my ears deceive me? Did I hear House Minority Leader John Boehner say on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday: "If the only option I have is to vote for those at 250 or below, of course I'm going to do that." He was referring to voting for extending the Bush tax cuts to those making less than $250,000 a year. And he was referring to the issue when there is a building momentum to keep the tax cuts for everyone in an era of fragile economic growth and 9.6 percent unemployment. Even some Democrats are willing to keep the tax cuts, but Mr. Boehner just made it difficult for them.


  • In this book cover image released by Random House Children's Books, "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters," by Barack Obama, is shown.   (AP Photo/Random House Children's Books)

    Obama children's book 'Of Thee I Sing' out Nov. 16

    Coming two weeks after Election Day, a book from President Barack Obama for some of the nation's nonvoters: inspirational stories for children about American pioneers.


  • Renovations to the Oval Office, including a new carpet, drapes, wallpaper and furniture, are pictured on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Oval Office makeover to debut in Iraq speech

    When President Obama addresses the nation on Iraq Tuesday night, his Oval Office setting will be sporting a new look — and one that pays homage to Martin Luther King Jr. and four previous presidents.


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