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EDITORIAL: Spies on your drive

Talk about a liberal conundrum. If liberals succeed in forcing Americans into electric cars and tiny econo-boxes, it will starve state and federal gas tax revenue. In order to bridge the monetary gap, state and federal bureaucrats are considering the most Orwellian solution possible, a "vehicle miles traveled" tax. Published August 30, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. has much to lose in cyber-attack

The offensive cyber-capabilities of the United States may well be outstanding, but every country faces challenges in this area ("Obama hits pause on U.S. action in face of crippling cyber-strikes from Syria, Iran," Web, Aug. 28). Offensive cyber-capabilities are essential if nation-states are to succeed in the present and future realities of international security politics. They lend an obvious strategic advantage and provide the United States with leeway in its policies. Published August 29, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Manning will never be a 'she'

The Washington Times should refrain from adopting the politically correct Associated Press style of referring to people as "him" or "her" according to way these people perceive themselves ("Army: No gender reassignment for Bradley Manning," Web, Aug. 22). To do so is biologically wrong and journalistically corrupt. Published August 29, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: China could leave us vulnerable

"China's trouncing of U.S. in space race: 'Unmistakable warning signs'" (Web, Aug. 27) is yet another ominous indication of ultimate Chinese aggression aimed at the United States. Published August 29, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jackson is the race-obsessed one

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is now claiming the Tea Party represents the return of the Confederate States ("Jesse Jackson: 'Tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy,'" Web, Aug. 27). Mr. Jackson daily brings up race in some form. I am not a member of the Tea Party but I support what it represents. Published August 29, 2013

EDITORIAL: Shooting down Montana's firearms freedom

Courts are fickle allies. It's hard not to cheer on the rare occasions that Supreme Court justices uphold fundamental constitutional principles, as they did by wiping the District of Columbia's gun ban from the books in the 2008 Heller decision. More often they disappoint, as Chief Justice John Roberts reminded us last year with his surprising embrace of Obamacare. Published August 28, 2013

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's self-dealing

In our current jobless recovery, news of an industry beating the odds and achieving financial success ought to be refreshing. Unfortunately, among those prospering the most in the current economy are the former government insiders who helped draft Obamacare and are now cashing in on its complexity. Published August 28, 2013

EDITORIAL: Unsettled science

The need for scientific inquiry is over, according to those who insist matters that are "settled" aren't worthy of exploration. This is what passes for thoughtfulness in higher education today. Published August 28, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Political pollution at Notre Dame

I am an alumnus of Notre Dame, a member of the class of 1970. The school recently announced it would begin admitting illegal immigrants to the university and providing them financial aid — all in the spirit of "strengthening" the student body ("Notre Dame to begin accepting illegal immigrants," Web, Aug. 23). Published August 28, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 'The Boss' should set record straight

During a recent "60 Minutes: Australia" interview that was only aired down under, rocker Bruce Springsteen was asked if he still supported President Obama, and he responded in the affirmative, that he has "no regrets" and concluded the segment by adding that Mr. Obama is a "good president." Published August 28, 2013

EDITORIAL: Crushing school choice

The White House has taken Louisiana's poorest schoolchildren and crushed their hopes for a better future. Citing rules meant to end racism, the Justice Department last week asked a federal judge in New Orleans to slam shut the door on minority kids, ensuring they remain trapped in failing schools. Published August 28, 2013

EDITORIAL: Showdown in Syria

War fever is exciting, thrilling even, and it's contagious. Where it stops, none can tell. Prudent presidents go slowly, keeping all options open, measuring their response twice to cut it once. Published August 28, 2013

EDITORIAL: Who needs Congress?

On her way out the door Tuesday as Homeland Security chief, Janet Napolitano lamented the failure of Congress to enact the Dream Act. It's not clear why it matters to her, considering the Obama administration has been acting as if a path to citizenship for illegal-alien youths had already passed through the legislative process. Published August 28, 2013

EDITORIAL: A spy's regret

As the actress Jennifer Aniston once said, "There are no regrets in life, just lessons." Given recent developments, some members of Congress must be having second thoughts about their support for the National Security Agency's domestic spying operation. They now have their opportunity to show that they've learned their lesson. Published August 27, 2013

EDITORIAL: Yet another bailout

In Greek tragedy, the main character overestimates his abilities and brings ruin upon himself and his family. European politicians share this fatal pride, thinking they can continue borrowing from future generations without consequence. Their latest extravagance is a third bailout for Greece. Published August 27, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Constitution-free campuses

Millions of young Americans are welcoming their first taste of freedom away from home as college classes begin around the country. The experience is soured on a growing number of campuses where administrators have set up a Constitution-free zone that denies basic freedoms. Published August 27, 2013

**FILE** United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the American Bar Association Annual meeting on Aug. 12, 2013, in San Francisco. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The Texas two-step

In a June 2009 speech intended to improve relations with the Arab and Muslim world, President Obama said he would "extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist." The states get no such respect. Mr. Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, prefer the clenched fist. Published August 26, 2013

Illustration Church and Gavel by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A bad picture in New Mexico

Cherished American values are under attack in New Mexico, where the state Supreme Court there ruled Thursday that a group of activists should be free to bully business owners into violating their religious beliefs. Published August 26, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Spoiling the broth

Union organizers are hungry to add cooks, waiters and busboys to a shrinking roster of union members. The Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 100 came up with what it thought was a nifty idea to set up the Restaurant Opportunities Center in New York City to demonstrate that union-scale wages could be paid to restaurant workers and succeed. Published August 26, 2013