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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

**FILE** Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke speaks during a news conference in Washington on March 20, 2013. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Bernanke's mood ring

Financial markets waited breathlessly to digest the latest pronouncement of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. They were anxious to learn how long he would keep printing greenbacks to "stimulate" the economy. Published July 19, 2013

(Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: No free advice in Kentucky

Somebody in the attorney general's office in Kentucky has been getting some bad advice. Jack Conway, a Democrat, is demanding that a popular columnist with advice on how to raise kids, take a "time-out." Published July 19, 2013

Columnist Ernest Istook says Congress, on its own, has clear authority to arrest and jail former IRS official Lois Lerner until she testifies. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The search for a scapegoat

It turns out the "rogue agents" at the Internal Revenue Service field office in Cincinnati weren't quite so rogue after all. Democrats had hoped some low-level minion at the agency would serve as the fall guy in the expanding snooping scandal. Published July 19, 2013

Illustration: Obamacare trouble by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The great Obamacare swindle

In less than three months, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange will open and with it the flood of subsidies begins. The administration is clearly worried about how this grand scheme is going to come together, and it should be. Published July 18, 2013

Illustration: American pride

EDITORIAL: An American original

Amar Gopal Bose was born 83 years ago in Philadelphia to a Bengali immigrant father and American mother, and he died July 12. He was born dissatisfied, as men with inventive minds are, and spent his life doing something about it. Published July 18, 2013

Illustration: Ethanol by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: More corn for cars

Summer always means more pain at the gasoline pump. When the weather warms families hit the road on vacations and Economics 101 does the rest. The price of a gallon of gasoline goes up. Published July 17, 2013

Illustration Free Speech by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Limiting free speech

An American street preacher was arrested the other day in London (or "assisting police with their investigation," in the famous British euphemism), for reciting in public a Scripture from the Bible. Published July 17, 2013

Illustration: IRS shakedown by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Slaying the IRS hydra

The Lernaean Hydra, the ancient serpent-like water beast with many heads, should be the symbol of the Internal Revenue Service. Every scandal at the IRS is followed by two more, like the hydra, that grew two heads for every one lost. The Hydra was a myth; the IRS, alas, is not, and it's out of control. Published July 17, 2013

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez announces the creation of a development center for the nation's audiovisual industry at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Argentina's flour folly

Governments everywhere always think they know what's best for everyone. It's true here and true in Argentina, where the government decided to address the soaring cost of bread by banning the export of flour and wheat. Published July 16, 2013

Illustration by M. Ryder

EDITORIAL: A 'blue slip' for amnesty

House Republicans are desperate to find a way to kill the amnesty which the Senate dumped in their laps on their way home for the Fourth of July recess. Now that Congress is back in town the House must give this deeply wrong proposal the "blue slip." Published July 16, 2013

Courts and marriage illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Demolishing marriage

It didn't take long for the ACLU to push the recent Supreme Court ruling on homosexual marriage to the extreme. The ACLU is filing challenges to overturn the will of voters and lawmakers protecting marriage in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Published July 15, 2013

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks at a news conference on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., where he announced the creation of an advisory commission to review and recommend changes to state laws and policies on gun control, school safety measures and mental health services in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)

EDITORIAL: A title fight in New York

Mixed martial arts fans want to knock out boxing as the country's most popular fighting sport. It looks like brawling to many of us, with tactics just short of eye-gouging and hair-pulling, but choosing is what competition is all about. Naturally, some people want the government to say whether it's "allowable." Published July 15, 2013

Teenage female characters are sexual fodder for network TV, especially sitcoms, according to Parents Television Council. (Shown here: teen character Meg, right, and Quagmire, in a scene from Fox's "Family Guy." (AP Photo/Fox)

EDITORIAL: Pimping teenage girls

Hollywood loves to preach. A new study suggests that Tinseltown's famous cameras should be turned on Hollywood itself to find the sinners. Prime-time TV programmers are finding a new standard of exploitation, pimping teenage girls. Published July 15, 2013