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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke presents his semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

GHEI: No jobs: The kids aren't all right

Consider the effect of President Obama's economic policies: Middle-class income has shrunk; consumer confidence is at a 10-month low; corporate-profit growth is well below last year's level; investment is down; and the employment rate climbed to 8.3 percent, with the largest-ever proportion of the long-term unemployed in their ranks. Published September 3, 2012

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Courtesy H.S.A.-U.W.C.

EDITORIAL: Rev. Moon, Rest in Peace

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon died in Korea on Sunday at the age of 92. He founded The Washington Times in 1982, and through it maintained a strong voice at the highest levels of national and international affairs. Over 30 years, the preeminent challenges of the day have changed, from the Communist threat during the Cold War to the contemporary dangers posed by suffocating debt. Published September 2, 2012

Illustration Obama's Jobs by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Another bummer Obama day

For 23 million Americans without jobs, the Labor Day holiday is not a day off but just another day without work. It's a fitting hash mark for the presidential campaign kickoff, reminding Americans of President Obama's tragic failure to deliver. Published August 31, 2012

Illustration: Ethanol by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Beware bad gas

The corner gas station soon might be pumping fuel with an extra slug of ethanol. That's bad news for drivers because they could be saddled with the bill for big repair expenses. Drivers can thank the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for this because bureaucrats there have been unrelenting in their push to dilute pure gasoline with a politically correct additive. Published August 31, 2012

** FILE ** Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Reasserting U.S. power, 2013

In a major national-security address on Thursday, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton made the case for the United States as the protector of global peace and stability. "American weakness [is] provocative," he explained, "and we have a very provocative president in the White House." Published August 30, 2012

President Obama speaks Aug. 28, 2012, during a campaign event at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's diminished nation

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday in Tampa, “I don’t want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American century.” Published August 30, 2012

President Obama speaks Aug. 28, 2012, during a campaign event at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Mitt's power surge

America runs on energy. As the candidates for the 2012 presidential election present their credentials to the country, voters should keep in mind that any pledge to put the nation back to work necessarily starts with a plan for ensuring an abundant supply of affordable power. Published August 29, 2012

Illustration by Mark Weber

EDITORIAL: Obama's national retreat

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday in Tampa, "I don't want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American century." This is an accurate summary of the stakes of the 2012 election. Published August 29, 2012

EDITORIAL: Romney's red tide

Polls show a neck-and-neck horse race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the presidency, but it might not be so close in November. Lines at movie theaters, book purchases and music downloads all point to a red tide in November. Published August 28, 2012

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III, right, and Apple's iPhone 4S are displayed at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad. The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion. An appeal is expected. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

EDITORIAL: Samsung v. Apple

A jury on Saturday decided electronics giant Samsung must cut a $1 billion check to Apple over an ongoing patent dispute. The jurors agreed Samsung's Galaxy line of phones are knock-offs of Apple's popular iPhone. Should this massive judgment stand, consumers will end up paying more and innovation will suffer. Published August 28, 2012

Illustration College Debt by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Education impasse: GOP vs. Dems

The cost of a college education has soared far in excess of the cost of health care. This is in spite of -- or, more accurately, because of -- massive government involvement in subsidizing and running schools. On the one hand, we have President Obama, who wants to double down and have Uncle Sam play a larger role in the classroom. Published August 24, 2012

Republican Convention

EDITORIAL: Stakes high against Obama

Republicans gather in Tampa on Monday for their nominating convention. These quadrennial gatherings lack their historical drama, and in 2012 the outcome is assured. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan will be the party's nominees for president and vice president, the "brokered convention" fantasy scenarios notwithstanding. Published August 24, 2012

Illustration: EPA regulations by John Camejo for The Washington Times

GHEI: Twisting red tape

When Uncle Sam knocks at the door saying he's here to help, watch out. He has hired an army of bureaucrats to devise thick stacks of papers and studies that claim federal intervention is just what the marketplace needs. As a Mercatus Institute study released Tuesday argues, that's not the case. Published August 24, 2012


EDITORIAL: Bye, bye, Buckyballs

The killjoys at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are trying to ban a popular toy known as Buckyballs. These are balls made from powerful rare-earth magnets that stick together and can be rearranged into interesting geometric shapes. It's just the sort of thing one would expect to see on the desk of a corporate executive for use as a stress reliever during a boring conference call. Published August 23, 2012

A speed camera on Iverson Street in the Hillcrest Heights area of Prince George's County stands ready Wednesday to catch motorists who exceed the posted speed limits. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Green light for lawbreakers

Good news for daredevils who prefer to live on the wrong side of the law. Maryland's Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, declared Tuesday that there is no consequence for ignoring the state's speed-camera statute. Of course, the court wasn't protecting speeders and red-light runners from justice. Published August 22, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Swift-boating Obama

President Obama is brushing off criticism from the Special Operations community over politicized national-security leaks and his exaggerated role in the Osama bin Laden takedown. Two new organizations -- the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund and Special Operations Speaks -- have launched campaigns to highlight the president's exploitation of the military for political gain. Published August 21, 2012

**FILE** President Obama talks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on Jan. 10, 2012, at EPA headquarters. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Powering up the economy

There's no doubt the Obama administration is waging an all-out war on affordable energy. Instead of unmanned killer drones, red tape is the weapon of choice for this White House offensive. Unfortunately for President Obama's top general, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, the battle plan unraveled Tuesday. Published August 21, 2012

A Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant in Atlanta is seen here on July 19, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

EDITORIAL: Chick-fil-A's taste for liberty

Chick-fil-A triggered a nationwide debate over the meaning of marriage, but another fundamental issue raised during the argument is whether the left believes in free speech. The rapid rise of efforts to retaliate against the restaurant chain for a personal expression of the company's CEO indicates a vein of hostility toward those who happen to have a differing opinion on an important public-policy issue. Published August 20, 2012