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** FILE ** Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Amending the Constitution

Liberals and sometimes conservatives often forget that the correct way to enlarge the government's powers, if enlarge we must, is not through the courts or Congress, but to amend the Constitution. Published June 21, 2013

Food stamps (illustration)

EDITORIAL: Farm bill logjam

The blame for out-of-control federal spending belongs mostly on logrolling, the practice of congressmen trading positions on controversial issues to pass a bill. Sometimes it doesn't work. Published June 21, 2013

** FILE ** Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: McAuliffe's dilemma

It's not easy being Terry McAuliffe. The Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia has a union problem in a state that's not enthusiastic about unions and their bosses. Published June 21, 2013

Illustration: Go to jail by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: No right to silence

Invoking the right to remain silent can no longer be invoked by remaining silent. That's the odd conclusion the Supreme Court arrived at Monday in a Texas murder case that will affect anyone pulled over for something as simple as speeding. Published June 20, 2013

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, signed a bill almost two weeks ago to allow sports betting and declare the state's intention to introduce table games at the state's three horse racetracks, putting pressure on Maryland.

EDITORIAL: The house always wins

Lady luck is shining on Delaware. The First State is enjoying a rarity in government: a $21.3 million budget surplus. Published June 20, 2013

Illustration: Faith

EDITORIAL: Help for desperate women

Like a blind pig rooting for acorns, every now and then the Obama administration gets something right. The Agriculture Department has reversed a grievous mistake the agency made in refusing government assistance to a crisis-pregnancy center inspired by faith to do good works. Published June 20, 2013

Illustration: Sex ed by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Transgenders and toilets

Forget tolerance. What many on the left are after is imposing their views on just about everything on just about everyone, with judges serving as willing accomplices. Published June 19, 2013

A shopper is reflected on a microwave oven on display on a showroom floor at Lowe's in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

EDITORIAL: The microwave tax

The Energy Department is once more deciding what kind of appliances are good for you. Like the "standards" the federal government imposed on light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and other essentials, the rules are all about taking choices from consumers and requiring them to buy machines that don't work or don't work as well as they once did. Published June 19, 2013

** FILE ** Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Hugo's gun dream

Anew law in Venezuela bans the sale of guns, requires universal gun registration and threatens to send violators to prison for 20 years. Published June 19, 2013

The Washington Times' Emily Miller speaks at Cato Institute. June 4, 2013

VIDEO: Emily Miller speaks at CATO's 'The Heller Ruling, Five Years On'

For the five-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling on District of Columbia v. Heller, the Cato Institute brought together the original legal team to reflect on the impact. Emily Miller, The Washington Times' senior editor for opinion, spoke about how D.C. technically complied with the High Court's decision but put in place onerous registration laws to discourage gun ownership. Published June 18, 2013

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the Enniskillen G-8 summit at the 38th Irish Brigade Flying Station Aldergrove near Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, Pool)

EDITORIAL: The urge to retreat

Squishy Republicans are the first to insist the party must move leftward any time an election doesn't go their way. Squish is a hard sell in other places, too, as British Prime Minister David Cameron is learning. Published June 18, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The 'social cost' of breathing

The key to success in business is making products that beat the competition. Government just makes rules, and drives up costs for competitors. Published June 18, 2013

Illustration Voter IDs by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Motor-voter chaos

The Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law Monday that required proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote while signing up for a driver's license. Published June 18, 2013

** FILE ** Then-Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefs reporters regarding the sequester on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The relentless pursuit of cash

The National Security Agency's conniving with Verizon to reveal the whereabouts of Americans going about their daily business is the cheap stuff. Published June 17, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The high price of Obamacare

The "hope and change" of the 2008 presidential campaign is living on borrowed time. President Obama's greatest legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, is about to become the nation's nightmare, and for none more so than his most faithful backers. Published June 17, 2013

Illustration by M. Ryder

EDITORIAL: Amnesty and English

Backers of the immigration bill under consideration in the Senate say the legislation encourages illegal aliens to learn English, but that's apparently not so. They've been running ads on conservative talk radio programs insisting that the illegals "must learn English" as a condition of legalization. Published June 17, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 6, 2013, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee as lawmakers examine the budget for the Justice Department. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: The felonious fibbers

Thousands of Americans are languishing in federal prisons for lying to federal officials. Federal officials themselves often get a pass when they tell a whopper to Congress. It's a double standard that must end. Published June 14, 2013

Illustration: DNA locked away by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times


Nothing is more personal than the blueprint of life itself, encoded in the DNA that comes with the gift of birth. Advances in medical technology have given scientists the power to read what's written in those genes, and there's the problem. Published June 14, 2013

Illustration: Race and Justice by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Discrimination by another name

The Supreme Court has a new opportunity to set aside a government program that long ago passed its "sell by" date. In Fisher v. University of Texas, the court can strike a blow for good racial relations as well. Published June 14, 2013

**FILE** Teva Women's Health packaging for Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the "morning-after pill" (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The good father

When they thought nobody was looking, the Obama administration abandoned a lawsuit Monday night that would have halted over-the-counter sale of the "Plan B" abortion pill to girls of any age, no matter how young. Published June 13, 2013