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**FILE** Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's leaky underwear bomb

When word broke last week that a terrorist underwear bomb plot had been foiled, it seemed to be an impressive American victory. Published May 15, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: No gaiety for Obama

Barack Obama has been dubbed the "first gay president." All the hype surrounding Mr. Obama's position in favor of same-sex "marriage" may help guarantee he will be the last one for awhile. Published May 14, 2012

Lieutenant Augustine Kim

EDITORIAL: D.C. grabs guns from soldier

The District grabbed the guns belonging to 1st Lt. Augustine Kim and won't give them back. Two years ago, the South Carolina Army national guardsman had been injured on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Now he's fighting to restore his constitutional rights. Published May 14, 2012

Illustration: Fast and Furious by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Hold Holder in contempt

Justice has waited long enough. It's time to pull the trigger on contempt charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for withholding documents from Congress in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Published May 14, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A permanent underclass

The official unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, but the turmoil in the American labor market is worse than that number suggests. Bad policy and economic circumstances are combining to create a European-style permanent underclass on our shores. Published May 11, 2012

When gay supporters at a New York fundraiser pressed President Obama on whether he supports same-sex marriage, he said "gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple" but avoided giving a definitive answer.

EDITORIAL: Obama's same-sex fallout

In 2008, Mr. Obama won seven states that either have state laws or constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions. Together, they represent 117 electoral votes. Mr. Obama cannot win in November without most or all of them. Published May 11, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen


Frequent flyers are no fans of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The blue-gloved bureaucrats are experts in making trips to the airport as unpleasant as possible. As a joint congressional panel revealed Wednesday, the agency's biggest failing is its inability to grope the truth. Published May 11, 2012

President Obama speaks May 8, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Bad days for Barack

It is 178 days until the presidential election. Every day presents an opportunity for the candidates. It will either be an up day, or a down day. At the end of this tight race, the person with the best run of good days will be the winner. Published May 10, 2012

Illustration: Shovel-ready by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's hocus-pocus 'to-do' list

President Obama was giving the electorate the old razzle-dazzle in a speech in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday. Though billed as remarks on the economy, it was quickly revealed to be the next page in Mr. Obama's script to get re-elected by blaming Congress for not acting. Published May 10, 2012

Illustration: CO2 monster by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Destroy the economy, save the planet

By strangling the U.S. economy, President Obama may have single-handedly saved the planet. That's the upshot of a paper recently published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Policy by researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Valladolid in Spain. Congratulations, Mr. President. Published May 9, 2012

A missile-equipped Predator would be dispatched to kill the al Qaeda leader if his location is pinpointed. The drone could be redirected in flight.

EDITORIAL: Uncle Sam the snooper

Tampa, Fla., wants to cancel the rights of concealed-carry permit holders in the vicinity of the upcoming Republican National Convention. Commuter-train passengers in Chicago will be subjected to frisking and airport-style X-ray scanning during next week's NATO summit. Published May 8, 2012

Luke Otterstad carries a sign about traditional marriage as demonstrators protest around him during a rally in front of a federal courthouse in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

EDITORIAL: Obama's same-sex evolution

When it comes to same-sex "marriage," President Obama is a commitment-phobe. He keeps putting his political partners off by saying his position is "evolving." He should just come out and take the plunge. Published May 8, 2012

In this undated photo provided by global security research and analysis enterprise Flashpoint Partners, a man who Flashpoint has identified as confessed 9/11 architect Ramzi Binalshibh is shown. Binalshibh is being held pending trial at a U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Flashpoint Partners)

EDITORIAL: The courtroom jihad

Five planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were arraigned on Sunday before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The 13-hour proceeding was a theatrical farce, which unfortunately gives a taste of things to come. Published May 7, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Panetta's next war

America has a fresh national-security threat, an enemy is every bit as elusive as al Qaeda: global warming. That's according to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta, who has declared war on climate change. This is a fight America can't afford. Published May 7, 2012

Illustration: Jobless by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: More phony job numbers

The White House crowed on Friday about the unemployment rate dropping a 10th of a percent. At the same time, the number of people out of the labor force reached a record high. The Obama administration can report all the funny numbers it wants, but the American people know in their guts that things are getting much worse. Published May 4, 2012

Illustration: Islamerica by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's military madrassas

America's top-line military schools are supposed to be cutting-edge centers of strategic education. But say a bad word about Islam there, and it could end your career. Published May 3, 2012

Retired Army Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II veteran and one of the nation's oldest Medal of Honor winners, raises the American flag on a 21-foot flagpole daily at sunrise and retires it at sunset in front of his suburban Richmond home - much to the chagrin of his local homeowners association.

EDITORIAL: The evils of 'Little Brother'

It's not always true that the form of government closest to the people is best. In some cases, it can be the worst. Unchecked by sufficient legal restraints, private homeowners associations (HOAs) have a reputation for going too far when it comes to upholding unnecessary and intrusive community rules. Published May 3, 2012

Illustration: Obamastan (after Levine) by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's midnight madness

Americans witnessed a bizarre made-for-TV event Tuesday night. President Obama travelled 14,000 miles to Afghanistan to engage in a midnight marathon of election-year photo-ops. Never has U.S. national security been so twisted to fit a personal political agenda. Published May 2, 2012

Police push back pickets outside a bus depot during a nationwide general strike organized by the Spanish unions, in Madrid, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Picketers hurled eggs at buses and blocked trucks from delivering produce to wholesale markets as Spanish workers went on a general strike Wednesday to protest austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.  (AP Photo/Paul White)

EDITORIAL: Spain teeters

Instead of running from the bulls in Pamplona, bureaucrats in Spain may soon be running from their creditors. As if the angry demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona during the May Day socialist holiday weren't enough, the economic news continues to worsen. Published May 2, 2012

Illustration: Big Government by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Have free car, will travel

Americans love their cars, and federal employ- ees are no different. Bureaucrats espe- cially love when those wheels are paid for and maintained at taxpayer expense. With gas prices sky-high, ordinary citizens have had to cut back. Uncle Sam ought to follow suit. Published April 30, 2012