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Rembrandt Peale's portrait of George Washington (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

EDITORIAL: Rendering our sincere thanks

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness." Published November 21, 2012

Illustration Obamacare Abortion by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Women voted for birth control

Planned Parenthood is patting itself on the back over President Obama's victory earlier this month. According to Dawn Laguens, the abortion provider's executive vice president, women were scared away from Mitt Romney with the threat that he would take away their birth control. Published November 20, 2012

**FILE** United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (right) speaks Jan. 31, 2012, to Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, at United Nations headquarters as British Foreign Secretary William Hague listens to Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari address to a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama ducks Benghazi

President Obama took responsibility last week for his administration's actions in Benghazi, Libya. He insisted those criticizing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice for misleading the American people regarding the terror attack ought to come after him instead. Published November 20, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's Keystone conundrum

President Obama claimed throughout the campaign that he would pursue an "all of the above" energy policy. Now that he's secured a second term, Americans expect him to make good on his promise and allow affordable energy projects to proceed. Published November 19, 2012

Explosion and smoke rise following an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip, seen from the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

EDITORIAL: Invading Gaza

Hamas is daring Israel to launch a ground invasion of the Gaza strip. Israel may well take them up on it. Published November 19, 2012

** FILE ** A woman leaves a Hobby Lobby store in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 12, 2012. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's other constitutional problem

The line of those waiting at the courthouse itching for a chance to derail Obamacare just got longer. So far, the Catholic Church and 30 of the nation's governors have taken the lead to battle against the health care law's requirement that states establish health insurance exchanges and that abortion coverage be subsidized. Published November 16, 2012

** FILE ** In this June 23, 2011, file photo, then-CIA Director-designate Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Petraeus has resigned because of an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

EDITORIAL: Diplomats died, Obama lied

In a closed congressional hearing Friday, former Director of Central Intelligence David H. Petraeus told lawmakers that references to al Qaeda involvement in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were stripped from the agency's talking points. Published November 16, 2012

US President Barack Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in the Main Hall of Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Time for Mr. Obama to earn his peace prize

Air-raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv Thursday for the first time since 1991, when Saddam Hussein fired scud missiles at the city during Operation Desert Storm. At least one Iranian-built Fajr missile launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip struck a suburb south of the city in the latest attack. Published November 15, 2012

**FILE** President Obama listens Feb. 20, 2009, as Vice President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: White House petition folly

President Obama wants to be known as a cosmopolitan leader. He's well on his way to making America look more like Europe with nationalized health care and high energy prices. One of the most frivolous ideas he has imported from across the Atlantic is the "We the People" e-petition section of the White House website. Published November 15, 2012

Illustration by Mark Weber

EDITORIAL: Virginia's race-based education

Nearly five decades after the end of the Jim Crow era, school boards just can't let go of the race issue. Last month, the Virginia State Board of Education unanimously adopted what it called "annual measurable objectives" that assumed the graduation rate for Asian children would be 14-37 percent higher than whites, Hispanics and blacks. Published November 13, 2012

Illustration Latino Romney by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The GOP's Hispanic panic

A popular postmortem of the 2012 election is that demography is destiny. Minority voting was up, guaranteeing Barack Obama's win. Liberal pundits saw the election as another milestone in the march toward a "majority-minority" country in which whites will be marginalized and Republicans doomed to demographic extinction. Published November 13, 2012

Illustration: CO2 by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Pulling billions out of thin air

As home to the entertainment industry and the land of make-believe, California is known for embracing fads. The latest rage among the Democrats who just won a supermajority sway in the Sacramento Statehouse may prove to be the most costly. Published November 12, 2012

Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks before awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to golfing legend Arnold Palmer, at a ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Obama's Christmas wish

All President Obama wants for Christmas is to borrow another $1 trillion. Tax hikes are also on his wish list, but nothing is more important than solving his soon-to-be maxed credit line for the holiday season. The question is, will Republicans be in a giving mood this year? Published November 12, 2012

Illustration: Palestine

EDITORIAL: Obama's second-term bowing begins

The head of the Palestinian Authority verbally smacked down the president of the United States, and the White House responded with a conciliatory note. Welcome to President Obama's more flexible second term. Published November 12, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

EDITORIAL: TSA grabs union contract

When Congress decided to take over airport security, it was never about safety. That became clear on Friday when Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners formally agreed to a contract that will add 45,000 dues-paying members to the ranks of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Published November 9, 2012

Illustration Oklahoma Bandit by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Oklahoma battles Obamacare

Given Tuesday's results, it's unlikely Obamacare can be stopped at the federal level. Polls show a majority wants to see the health care takeover law repealed, but the path to accomplish this goal just became a lot more complicated. Published November 9, 2012

The lines were long for voters all over Florida, including Jacksonville, on Saturday, the last day of early voting. A judge ordered Orange County to extend the early-voting period after one site was shut down for several hours. (Florida Times-Union via Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Florida's tainted vote

Florida just can't seem to count votes properly. After the embarrassing "hanging chad" debacle of the 2000 presidential election, similar games are now being played in the contest between Republican Rep. Allen West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy over the 18th Congressional District seat. Published November 9, 2012

Illustration: U.N. gun grabbing by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Gun ban back on Obama's agenda

That didn't take long. Less than a day after President Obama's re-election, the administration breathed new life into the United Nations' previously comatose treaty regulating guns. Published November 8, 2012