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Actors reenact Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 2, 2010. Good Friday is observed as a day of mourning in memory of the crucifixion of Christ. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

EDITORIAL: The Passion

The chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. And Herod with his men of war set Him at nought, and mocked Him, and arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him again to Pilate. The same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. Published March 29, 2013

Diogo Morgado as Jesus, center, is baptized by Daniel Percival, as John, in a scene from History's "The Bible."  The five-part mini-series, produced by the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, concluded March, 31. The producers now plan on bringing the story to the big screen. (AP Photo/History, Joe Alblas)

EDITORIAL: The Good Book's big numbers

Television watchers across the country are glomming on to an unlikely megahit: the History Channel's 10-hour retelling of stories from the Bible. To the disbelief of Hollywood executives, viewers are shunning a lineup that includes "Revenge" and "The Mentalist" to watch another telling of the greatest story ever told. Published March 28, 2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley delivers his speech before the state's General Assembly during his State of the State address in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

EDITORIAL: Bless his heart

Gallantry doesn't come naturally to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. He attempted a little faux gallantry the other day at a Democratic Party conference in Charleston, S.C., in a critique of Nikki Haley, South Carolina's Republican governor. Published March 28, 2013

Illustration Whirlpool Ruling by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Reining in class action

Trial lawyers saw their dreams of striking it rich diminish significantly Wednesday. The Supreme Court ruled that classes for class-action lawsuits must be certified based on facts. Comcast v. Behrend puts lower courts on notice. On Friday, the court should send a warning to the trial bar by agreeing to hear an appeal in the case of the smelly washing machines. Published March 28, 2013

Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, holds the four-volume report asserting that for-profit colleges often hit students with exorbitant tuition, aggressive recruiting and abysmal outcomes. Monday, July 30, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Harkin hypocrisy

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa purely hates "big money" in politics, though he's willing to make an exception for donors to the proposed Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University. Published March 27, 2013

In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, Guantanamo detainees, in white, and U.S. military guards walk around Camp 4 detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A U.S. appeals court reversed a ruling Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 that would have transferred 17 Guantanamo Bay detainees, none of whom are labeled enemy combatants, to the United States. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

EDITORIAL: Gitmo glam

Gitmo is about to get a face-lift. The Pentagon is looking into a $150 million scheme to spruce up the 11-year-old U.S. detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the not-so-happy home of 166 veterans of Osama bin Laden's war against America. Published March 27, 2013

An old football scoreboard is broken and vandalized at Hinchliffe Stadium. The run-down, lonely ballpark was once a place of great community pride during the years of the Negro Leagues. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Scoreboard envy

Some politicians in Maryland's Montgomery County are afflicted with playground scoreboard envy. They think a little redistribution could equalize their field of dreams. Published March 27, 2013

Emily Miller on Fox Business Channel's "Lou Dobbs Tonight." March 25, 2013

VIDEO: Emily Miller on Fox Business (March 25, 2013)

On on the Fox Business Network, Senior Editor of Opinion Emily Miller was part the political A-team panel on "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on Feb. 15. Mr. Dobbs asked about The Washington Times story on Mayor Mike Bloomberg's irresponsible gun-control ads, the Supreme Court hearing gay marriage cases and other topics. Published March 26, 2013

Nadia Chayka and her fiance, Luke Otterstad, both proponents of Proposition 8, hold up a sign outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco on Wednesday. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8, by defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, violated the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Constitution. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The right precedent

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up a pair of same-sex marriage cases this week, and much of the legal speculation is clearly wrong. Those looking to undermine the traditional understanding of matrimony are obsessed with a 1967 decision, Loving v. Virginia, which overturned state laws barring interracial marriage. Published March 26, 2013

President Barack Obama waves as he steps off Air Force One upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: The wrong message

Symbolism matters, and President Obama knows it. When the president spoke at Georgetown University in 2009, his advance team asked that the Roman Catholic university cover an image derived from the first three Greek letters of the name of Jesus Christ. Published March 26, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The wasted hour

''Earth Hour" ticked away while we slept through Saturday night, the bright idea of environmentalists who want to shame the rest of us into turning off the lights. Anyone who stayed up for it wasted the hour. The stunt is an extension of the hype surrounding global warming, preaching the message that individuals can "make a difference" and alter temperatures in the cosmos. Published March 26, 2013

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: No candles for Obamacare

Saturday marked the third anniversary of President Obama's proudest accomplishment, his takeover of America's health care. Advocates of this bold disaster vowed to reduce health care costs, increase consumer choice, reduce the deficit and "grow" the economy. Published March 25, 2013

EDITORIAL: Saving marriage

When Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, a Republican, announced earlier this month that he has evolved into a supporter of same-sex marriage after years of faithfully defending actual marriage, it seemed more a matter of shifting convenience than a blinding conversion of conscience. Published March 25, 2013

Illustration Second Amendment by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Second Amendment skirmishes

Gun owners relaxed a little last week when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid conceded that Democrats lack the votes for Senate passage of an "assault weapon" ban. But relaxing the fight is premature. Gun-control advocates had a good week, too, with small victories in Colorado and Maryland. Published March 25, 2013

**FILE** Ashley Judd (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Jettisoning Judd

When Ashley Judd, the liberal actress and activist, first floated the idea of running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky many Democrats from Washington to Louisville all but swooned at the prospect. She seemed like the party's best shot at taking out their biggest boogeymen, Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate. Published March 22, 2013

Illustration: Government money

EDITORIAL: Fiscal follies

The House on Thursday passed an ambitious plan to bring the budget into balance within the next 10 years. It's a shame the spending blueprint, crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, isn't likely to go far. President Obama is more interested in releasing his March Madness tournament picks than in pushing Democrats to deal with a mere budget. Published March 22, 2013

President Obama speaks during in a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah on March 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Nice hat, but where's the cattle?

Israel is a land of symbols. It's fitting then that President Obama's arrival in the Holy Land on Wednesday was bedeviled by a breakdown. The wrong fuel for the president's limousine (diesel instead of gasoline) was quickly remedied, but four years of U.S. policies that have fueled turmoil in the region won't be fixed so easily. Published March 22, 2013

Illustration by Mark Weber

EDITORIAL: The immigration trap

The Republican National Committee's postelection "autopsy" report issued Monday suggests that comprehensive immigration reform could improve the party's sagging fortunes with Hispanic voters. Published March 21, 2013