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Steve Deace adds his voice to The Washington Times

Radio show host Steve Deace, a rising conservative voice in the Midwest, is joining The Washington Times as a regular contributor to its opinion team, Editor John Solomon announced Wednesday. Published February 11, 2014

EDITORIAL: Photo ID is OK for NAACP rally, but not at voting booth

Participants in a march and rally sponsored by the NAACP got a list of "do's and don'ts" when they assembled last week. "DO wear a hat and very comfortable shoes" and "DO bring photo identification (driver's license, passport or other valid photo ID) with you and keep it on your person at all times." Left off the list was "DO as we say, and DON'T do as we do." Published February 11, 2014

FILE - In this 1933 file photo, child actress Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker." Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night, Feb. 10, 2014, surrounded by family at her home near San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)

EDITORIAL: Shirley Temple, a little girl to remember

Shirley Temple is hard to imagine today in Hollywood, or in Topeka or Cleveland, for that matter. She was the sweetheart of an innocent age and a hopeful place that deserved her more than ours, and it's difficult to recall the grip she had on the nation's heart in a time of misery and desperation. Published February 11, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama wait for the arrival of French President François Hollande for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

EDITORIAL: Government by anarchy from a lawless president

Having to "pass a bill to find out what's in it" was bad enough. Now that Obamacare is law, it's no easier to find out what's in it. Only a mind reader knows for sure what President Obama regards as binding provisions of the law, and which can be ignored. The law sways with the president's mood and the flick of his pen. Published February 11, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't forget Audie Murphy

Your Feb. 4 "Inside the Beltway" piece on the World War II Office of Strategic Services states that William "Wild Bill" Donovan is the sole American to receive our nation's four highest military decorations. Not so. Published February 11, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Service to God and country isn't irreconcilable

Your Jan. 30 editorial "Turbans, tattoos and beards in the military" was an insult to the service of thousands of turbaned and bearded Sikhs who fought and died in defense of freedom during both world wars, and to observant Sikh Americans, such as Maj. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi. Published February 11, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Marriage for priests not likely to end abuse

In "Theologians at the United Nations" (Commentary, Feb. 7), Wesley Pruden seems to suggest that suppression of "the most compelling of natural human instincts," (i.e., priestly celibacy) has been the primary cause of sex abuse by Catholic clergy. Published February 11, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop bankrolling illegals on taxpayer dime

Am I alone in seeing the travesty that is occurring in Washington today? The president and Congress are working on moving forward with so-called "immigration reform" and a revised Dream Act, yet they have absolutely stonewalled any extension for long-term unemployment benefits. Published February 11, 2014

In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. Should Snowden ever return to the U.S., he would face criminal charges for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs. But legal experts say a trial could expose more classified information as his lawyers try to build a case in an open court that the operations he exposed were illegal.  (AP Photo)

EDITORIAL: Snowden makes a point

Edward J. Snowden revealed to the world that the U.S. government collects emails, records telephone calls and snoops through other communications of just about everybody. This disclosure set off an overdue debate on the meaning and limits of privacy and surveillance in the modern age. Published February 10, 2014

In this Jan. 28, 2014, photo, Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the address, Obama unveiled a new program called “myRA,” for “my IRA.” It’s aimed at helping the roughly half of Americans with no retirement plan at work. With low initial investments, workers can invest in Treasury bonds and eventually concert the accounts into traditional IRAs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

EDITORIAL: Obama's warmed-over fudge on global warming

President Obama was sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, but his oath of office shouldn't be confused with the courtroom oath requiring witnesses to "tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth." Published February 10, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, the day after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: The Democrats' job lock ruse

The luckiest people in the world right now are the 2.3 million Americans about to find themselves in the unemployment line. That's the Democratic response to the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates of Obamacare's damage to the economy. Published February 10, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't lie to kids about farm animals

PETA regrets that a flier that was intended to be given to parents was inadvertently given to children at a California elementary school, but we are also disturbed (as parents should have been) that the school was allowing a farmer to mislead children about how cows and calves are treated on modern dairy farms. Published February 10, 2014