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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Immigration laws exist for a reason

In America, there is no difference between undocumented immigrants and illegal aliens. For our state and federal governments to give illegals who have broken our laws benefits and amnesty is an outrage. Published March 31, 2014

Fans leave the stadium after the Washington Nationals lose to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-0 in game three of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 10, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Hot dogs, Cracker Jack and ballpark welfare

Major League Baseball opens the season Sunday with the Dodgers facing the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego. In the cities the 30 big-league teams call home, players and fans dream of ending the season in the World Series. Taxpayers could get a few more days' use from the megamillion-dollar stadiums they built for wealthy team owners. Published March 28, 2014

** FILE ** FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, before a House Appropriations, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the FBI fiscal 2015 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: The FBI dumps a 'hate group'

Something called the Southern Poverty Law Center sounds like a harmless do-good organization of idealistic young lawyers out to make life better for poor folks in the South, most of them likely black. Who wouldn't want to make life better for poor folks? Published March 28, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mainstream media mum on Northern racism

To date, the hypocrites in the liberal mainstream media have remained silent about "blue state" racism. Were such racism happening in even one Southern state, the mainstream media would be running the presses so fast, smoke and flames would be coming off the machinery. Published March 28, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obamacare unfixable, needs to be scrapped

I urge all Republican members of Congress to oppose any and all amendments that those scared Democrats up for re-election have proposed to what is possibly the most poorly named law in the history of the world: The Affordable Care Act. Published March 28, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eliminate harmful college athletics

In an era of a younger generation bent on divorcing and suing their parents, harassing their parents for expensive items so they can show off to their peers, and now unionizing school athletics, the March 26 National Labor Relations Board ruling claiming students who are given the wonderful gift of a free education proves one just thing. Published March 28, 2014

New York City taxis pass through New York's Times Square, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Under ambitious proposals that seek to get New York City cabs to slow down by taking the financial incentive out of speeding, black boxes inside cabs would shut the toll meter off whenever a cab goes above the posted limit - 25 mph in much of Manhattan - and drivers would be alerted they are going too fast. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

EDITORIAL: Taxi cartels aim to run upstarts like Uber off the road

There's a war on in the courts and city halls between the taxi cartels and ambitious independent drivers who offer residents a ride with a smartphone app. The taxicab industry is filing lawsuits hither and yon, trying to divert high-tech ridesharing firms such as Uber, Lyft and SideCar onto a dead-end street. Published March 27, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: Meeting with pope won't get Obama on 'greatest leaders' list

Barack Obama is the celebrity president. Or was. When he assumed office, he got a Nobel Peace Prize and two Grammys for his trophy case, awarded for just being his wonderful self. He was a rock star without a guitar, or as they might say in Texas, "all hat and no cattle." Published March 27, 2014

Former Vice President Al Gore.

EDITORIAL: Lights-out 'Earth Hour' is 60 minutes wasted

Few cries for attention are less effective than turning off the lights and sitting in the dark for an hour. Nevertheless, the World Wide Fund for Nature is encouraging people around the world to honor, or celebrate, or mourn, or whatever, during "Earth Hour," Saturday night between 8:30 and 9:30. Published March 27, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School-conduct codes aren't racist

Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. notes that schools' well-meaning attempts "to hold black kids accountable by enforcing codes of conduct are called racist" by officials such as Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Published March 27, 2014

The Times launches new digital magazine: American CurrentSee

The Washington Times on Thursday launches American CurrentSee, a free weekly digital magazine for conservative black Americans. The magazine, available at, aims to empower its readers to embrace an agenda of economic opportunity, moral leadership and freedom from government dependency. Published March 26, 2014

This book cover image released by Doubleday shows "The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress," by Ariel Lawhon. (AP Photo/Doubleday)

Gender inequality in housework irks Eurocrats

Nothing beats working like conducting a survey to calibrate the obvious. What else would graduate students do? The best of such surveys confirm what everybody already knows. Published March 26, 2014

Wholesale cigarette distributor Phil Sealey (right) of Cumberland, R.I., participates in a rally to protest increased cigarette taxes outside the State House in Providence, R.I., March 31. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Blowing smoke on cigarette taxes

It's usually true that if you want less of something, tax it. There's an exception, however, when the item being taxed can be easily smuggled in from a place with lower taxes. "Something" like cigarettes, for example. Published March 26, 2014