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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

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The Obamacare canaries

Thirty-five House Democrats broke party ranks last week to vote for a Republican bill to delay the employer mandate in Obamacare. They're the canaries in the coal mine, and everyone knows what President Obama thinks of coal. Published July 26, 2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, Obama is making a renewed push for policies to expand the middle class, helping people he says are still treading water years after the financial meltdown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Christmas in July

President Obama, the retailer-in-chief. Who knew? He's making a series of speeches on the economy over the next few weeks to revive flagging interest in himself, if not the economy, stealing, sort of, from retailers who hold "Christmas in July" sales as the attention of shoppers is drawn to the attractions of summertime. Published July 26, 2013

Illustration Hungry Kid by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Starving the kids

Michelle Obama's heart is in the right place in trying to reduce childhood obesity, but unfortunately the stomachs of American kids are usually in the wrong place. Published July 26, 2013

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang (left, shown here with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in June) will meet with President Obama while suppressing dissidents, bloggers and religious leaders. (AP Photo/Mark Ralston, Pool)

EDITORIAL: Religious freedom for Vietnam

President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam visits the White House on Thursday, and this is a providential occasion for President Obama to speak up for religious liberty. Published July 25, 2013

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EDITORIAL: The 'sinister force,' afoot again

The government war against Republican conservatives gets curiouser and curiouser. It's not just the IRS, but a state government, too. The link between the IRS pursuit of Christine O'Donnell and the state of Delaware's snooping through her federal tax records may be just a coincidence, but color us suspicious. Published July 25, 2013

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

EDITORIAL: Domestic snoops win the day

The National Security Agency has been lying to Congress and the public. For years, employees at the spy agency have sworn they absolutely, positively never engage in domestic snooping. Published July 25, 2013

** FILE ** Che Guevara (Associated Press)


Ernesto Guevara - or "Che," as he is known in infamy - has held a romantic appeal for certain sophomores since he died in Argentina in 1967 in the same manner he dispatched thousands in Cuba, by an executioner's bullet. Published July 24, 2013

Illustration Government Money by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Accommodating failure

President Obama hopes to take the nation's attention away from the IRS scandals and a royal baby (good luck with that) with a speech Wednesday. His topic, the economy, isn't an obvious one, considering miserable economic growth numbers and 7.6 percent unemployment. Published July 24, 2013

Illustration: Immigration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Acting on a dream

Sometimes a little research confirms something everyone knows. The Pew Research Center asked in a National Survey of Latinos, "Are unauthorized immigrants overwhelmingly Democrats?" The answer was overwhelmingly yes, which should give House Republicans a little food for thought. Published July 24, 2013

Illustration by Donna Grethen

EDITORIAL: The price of dignity

Frequent fliers can now pay $85 to avoid the indignity of a grope at the airport. (There's still no charge for a grope if that's what you want.) Published July 23, 2013

Illustration America Votes by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The threat to voting rights

Democrats in Congress are trying to restore the offensive provisions of the Voting Rights Act as though the Supreme Court had not declared them unconstitutional. Published July 23, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama answers a reporter's question about the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin on March 23, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House. With the George Zimmerman trial over and the neighborhood watchman found innocent of second degree murder, the president has said he wants to revisit a national dialogue on race and guns in America. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's race speech

The White House podium conveys a great deal of power and influence to the man standing behind it. Teddy Roosevelt called it "the bully pulpit." Published July 23, 2013

This undated photo provided by Jones Day shows attorney Kevyn Orr. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced March 14, 2013 that Orr, a bankruptcy expert who represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring, has been named Detroit's emergency manager. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Motown meltdown

Franklin D. Roosevelt called America to arms on the eve of war as "the arsenal of democracy," and he was talking mostly about Detroit. Its factories built the tanks, trucks and weapons that won World War II. Published July 22, 2013

Illustration: War on coal by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The war on coal

We've had the war on inflation. The war on waste. The war on terror. There's even a war on women somewhere, though nobody has actually seen it. Published July 22, 2013