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Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin Republican, (right) played the role of host,  welcoming his counterparts from across the country. Some of the governors thought to have potential presidential ambitions were a study in contrasts at the Milwaukee meeting.
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EDITORIAL: The Wisconsin model

The nation's governors met in Milwaukee over the weekend to share tips about what to do to make their states better. Some of the governors had more to tell than others, but few more than Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin. Published August 5, 2013

** FILE ** In this July 25, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the Jacksonville Port in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

EDITORIAL: Contempt for the law

President Obama doesn't like the law ordering illegal aliens deported, so Border Patrol agents were ordered not to obey the law. They would be punished if they did. Published August 5, 2013

Illustration: Hollow recovery by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: The paper recovery

This sounds like good news. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the unemployment rate dropped from 7.6 percent to 7.4 percent in July as the economy expanded with 162,000 jobs. Published August 5, 2013

President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

EDITORIAL: Dr. Obama's poison pill

There's scant agreement on anything on Capitol Hill, so when a consensus comes along, the smart thing to do is seize it. Published August 2, 2013

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A pipeline to prosperity

Too bad that "Keystone" isn't a solar field or a wind farm in the Mojave Desert. If it were, the White House could boast of the wealth and jobs such a project would create. But Keystone XL Pipeline is more than a fantasy. Published August 2, 2013

Illustration: Big Brother's Eye (Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Recovering lost freedom

The government's ability to track 316 million Americans without a warrant rests on a flimsy premise upheld Tuesday by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges, intentionally or not, move us into the shadow of the total surveillance society. Published August 2, 2013

** File ** Emilio Cordova, right, chooses a soft drink during a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in New York.

EDITORIAL: We'll drink to that

Another court has taken the fizz out of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's attempt to put everyone on the soda wagon. He just doesn't like sweet stuff. Published August 1, 2013

Illustration: Underwater housing by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Bank robbery in California

The Supreme Court's Kelo v. New London, Conn., decision in 2005 made eminent domain a threat to everybody, and since then local governments have been seizing houses from plain folks and turning them over to developers in return for increased property-tax revenues. Published August 1, 2013

Illustration Defeating Unions by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The right to flight

Union members in Wisconsin are voting with their feet, abandoning the organizations that promised to best represent their interests. Published August 1, 2013

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EDITORIAL: Visas for cash

A visa to get into the United States is precious, and a lot of people would pay a lot of money for one. A visa can be a pass through the backdoor into America. Published July 31, 2013

**FILE** A worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif., on May 9, 2013. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: A veto for big-store bashing

It's three weeks and counting since the D.C. Council enacted a Wal-Mart bashing bill, and Mayor Vincent C. Gray is still agonizing over whether to sign it. Published July 31, 2013

If Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to run a successful campaign for president, she "needs not only to manage expectations but also to show she can manage her husband," according to Bloomberg News columnist Margaret Carlson. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: A soap opera for Hillary

Hillary Clinton has lived her life in a soap opera, and now NBC will make one about her. The writers of NBC's projected four-part miniseries have lots to work with. Published July 31, 2013

** FILE ** Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: A trade with terrorists

The British government traded a notorious terrorist for money five years ago, and newly released diplomatic emails confirm what everyone knew then. Published July 30, 2013

Illustration Homosexual Agenda by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Tolerance in San Antonio

The First Amendment took a hit in San Antonio last week, but the Constitution is still breathing. The San Antonio City Council voted to consider a city ordinance disqualifying anyone who believes homosexual conduct is wrong from serving, ever, on a municipal board. Published July 30, 2013

** FILE ** Steven Rattner, former head of the Obama administration's task force on the auto industry, delivers the keynote address on the auto bailout at the National Press Club in Washington in October 2009. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

EDITORIAL: Bailing out Hockeytown

If it was good enough for General Motors, it's good enough for Detroit. That's the message Steve Rattner, who was President Obama's automobile-bailout czar, is peddling as a television talking head and op-ed essayist for The Wall Street Journal. Published July 30, 2013

Illustration College Debt by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A debtor's alternative

The House votes this week on a student-loan bill that cleared the Senate last week by a vote of 81 to 18. There's an air of urgency because higher student-loan rates are bad politics for politicians. Published July 29, 2013

Robert James Cummiskey from Chesterfield, Missouri, a U.S. veteran who fought in the Korean War, right, carries a wreath of flowers with South Korean Army soldiers during a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju near the border village of Panmunjom, the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, north of Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, June 24, 2010. During the war, the United States and 15 other countries fought alongside South Korea under the U.N. flag against North Korean and Chinese troops. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

EDITORIAL: The Forgotten War

More than six decades have passed since North Korean tanks rumbled across the 38th Parallel into South Korea on a quiet Sunday morning - June 25, 1950 - and set off another war just five years after the end of World War II. Published July 29, 2013

** FILE ** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Indulging the wastrels

House Republicans and Senate Democrats are squabbling over the Internal Revenue Service budget for next year, and a disinterested observer (if there are any) would expect them to be fighting over who could be roughest and toughest on the agency. Published July 29, 2013