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EDITORIAL: A conspiracy culture

For some, an unwillingness to accept the concept of individual responsibility can lead down a bizarre path. Rather than accept the possibility that a single, evil man could perform the unthinkably evil act of killing 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month, some would place the blame on the tools he used to commit this crime. Published January 15, 2013

Illustration Oil Money by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Carbon tax mischief

Good news: American oil production has reached its highest point in two decades. The bad news, though, is when liberals see all that fossil fuel flowing, their first instinct is to tax it. Published January 14, 2013

Illustration: Big Brother's online snooping by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Spying on school kids

School districts in Texas are using tracking chips to spy on students. That's just fine with a federal judge who ruled Tuesday against Andrea Hernandez, a 15-year-old high school sophomore in San Antonio. Published January 14, 2013

** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures as he addresses a joint meeting of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees at the Capitol on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Richmond. Mr. McDonnell delivered his 2013 budget proposals to the committees. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

EDITORIAL: Governor Tax Hike

November's election results shook Republican resolve. Seeing Barack Obama retain his grip on the White House inspired a number of GOP statehouse leaders to wave the white flag on taxes during the "fiscal cliff" debate. On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell went a step further by proposing to raise taxes by $3.1 billion as part of his transportation agenda. Published January 14, 2013

Illustration Freedom by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GHEI: A land less free

The United States is no longer a beacon of freedom to the world. Countries once looked to America for inspiration on how to escape poverty and embrace prosperity, but now they can find better examples to follow. Published January 14, 2013

Illustration by Donna Grethen

EDITORIAL: $1 trillion in gimmicks

Politicians love nothing more than telling people what to do. Hearts warm in the Capitol any time a new bill is dropped in the hopper prohibiting something or expending taxpayer funds in service of the latest trendy cause. Published January 10, 2013

Illustration Global Warming by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Global warming catches fire

Technologies advanced as the solution to the purported global warming problem are catching fire -- just not in the way intended. Published January 8, 2013

Illustration: Obamacarter by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Beyond waste and fraud

Democrats are united in their fiscal message. Throughout the "cliff" negotiations and again with the pending debt-ceiling debate, their argument has rested on a single, flimsy premise: Cutting government spending would push the economy into recession. Published January 8, 2013

Illustration: Hugo Chavez

EDITORIAL: Turning the page on Chavez

The future of Venezuela's anti-American revolution is as opaque as the medical condition of President Hugo Chavez, who lies gravely ill in a Cuban hospital. Published January 7, 2013

** FILE ** Then-Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, speaks during an appearance at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb., in 2007. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

EDITORIAL: The Hagel nomination

The only way the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the secretary of defense makes sense, political or otherwise, is that Barack Obama is looking for a further opportunity to show the Republicans who's the boss of bosses in Washington. Published January 7, 2013

Illustration EPA Skull by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: EPA's chilling effect

Not-so-unintended consequences of overregulation are in the air. Newly adopted rules limiting airborne soot imposed by bureaucrats in Washington threaten to freeze the choices -- and toes -- of individuals living more than 4,000 miles away in subarctic Alaska. Published January 4, 2013

**FILE** President Obama speaks at the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington on Dec. 31, 2012. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's malaise

The jobs numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday confirm the economy probably won't see robust growth any time soon. Published January 4, 2013

The speed limit at the Third Street Tunnel, normally 45 mph, was marked 40 mph for a work zone. Although the work zone seems to be gone, the speed limits have not been readjusted. A police officer who was nabbed by one of the cameras is demanding a second look at thousands of tickets issued. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Speed-camera tunnel vision

Speed-camera salesmen are finding it tougher to get away with the usual platitudes about the reliability of their products. Published January 3, 2013

Illustration: Regulations by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Red tape on the rise

Voters in November set the stage for gridlock. They chose big-spending Democrats to run the White House and Senate while keeping parsimonious Republicans in charge of the House. Published January 3, 2013

Illustration: US Postal Service

EDITORIAL: Delivering debt

The disappointing "fiscal cliff" tax-and-spend bill proves Washington isn't serious about bringing its financial house into order. Published January 2, 2013

Illustration: Enabling Muslim Brotherhood by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: New Year’s do-over

The new year doesn't look very new. Rather, it's shaping up to be a 2012 rerun. Americans may find it hard to look ahead when persistent troubles threaten to spoil the future like a bad New Year's Day hangover. Published December 28, 2012

Illustration: Obamacare by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's costly new year

The re-election of President Obama means Uncle Sam is only going to grow larger. As the new year arrives, Americans are likely to see with their own eyes the consequence of their choice of chief executive as health care costs escalate thanks to Obamacare. Published December 27, 2012

Illustration: Light bulb freedom

EDITORIAL: Light bulb ban on horizon

The free market operates by offering incentives to consumers to change their behavior. Cutting prices, advertising and developing new products redirect the public's impulses in a natural, painless way. Published December 27, 2012