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Young boys sleep in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.  CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

EDITORIAL: Madness on the border

The spirit of independence is alive in Murrieta, Calif., where townspeople heard that the federal government was about to send 170 illegal-alien children flooding across the border to their town in Riverside County. Three hundred residents stood in front of the buses, blocking the way. Published July 3, 2014

Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Making July 4th unpatriotic

Independence Day should be the most American of our holidays, but for some people, that makes it a day to be denounced instead of celebrated. Published July 3, 2014

Sarah Gossard with her beloved shar-pei, Nala. A Baltimore police officer was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty after he slit Nala's throat, authorities said Wednesday. (WBAL-TV/Facebook)

EDITORIAL: It's cops vs. dogs in the backyard

Hundreds of anguished pet owners gathered last week at the headquarters of the Salt Lake Police Department to demand justice for a dog. They were upset by the shooting of a 2-year-old Weimaraner named Geist. Published July 2, 2014

President Barack Obama givers a thumbs up to audience members seated above as he nominates former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, center, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden is at left. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would succeed Eric Shinseki, the retired four-star general who resigned last month as the scope of the issues at veterans' hospitals became apparent. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

EDITORIAL: The VA nominee's unenviable task

Washington is where everyone is trying to move up the ladder to a job with a grander title. Jobs in the president's Cabinet are among the most highly prized. Uh, all but one. Published July 2, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.  Yellen said she doesn't see a need for the Fed to start raising interest rates to address the risk that extremely low rates could destabilize the financial system.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Polish loose lips’ sinking of zloty is lesson for Fed

The National Bank of Poland and its governor, Marek Belka, are in some serious hot water. Last month, recordings of a conversation in 2013 in which Mr. Belka talked about a scheme to oust the Polish finance minister made it into the newspapers. Published July 2, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rohrabacher not final word on climate

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, while claiming to "set the record straight," engaged in typical cherry-picking of data in order to downplay the seriousness of our problems and exaggerate the costs of solving them. Published July 2, 2014

** FILE ** In this Sept. 23, 2012, file photo, Washington Redskins punter Sav Rocca carries a football in his helmet before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Landover, Md. The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday, June 18, 2014, that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

EDITORIAL: Politically correct war paint

Flush with success at drawing attention to themselves by condemning the name of the Washington Redskins as "racist," the professional umbrage takers are expanding their crusade to the makers of household paint and military helicopters. Published July 1, 2014

A presentation prepared in 2010 for then-EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson made clear that a pre-emptive veto "had never been done before in the history" of the Clean Water Act and could risk litigation. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Gassing the environment

It's not easy being green. Environmentalists must not only take a stand for a cleaner and colder planet, but must embrace contradiction with the enthusiasm of a Zen master. Published July 1, 2014