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EDITORIAL: Sandy slaps Uncle Sam’s handouts

Shaking up the election wasn't the biggest problem with last week's hurricane. Owning an ocean-view vacation bungalow or retirement home is part of the American dream. Published November 6, 2012

Illustration courtesy of Minnesotans for Global Warming

EDITORIAL: Climate-change crybabies

Liberals are hot under the collar, but this has more to do with the election than the planet warming up. The presidential candidates didn't say a word about global warming during the debates, so advocates of that theory are looking for a bit of attention. Published November 6, 2012

Illustration: Obama bowing by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Dictators back Barack

The Russians, Chinese and Iranians would vote for Barack Obama. That's a good reason for Americans to select someone else. Published November 5, 2012

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Property rights vs. government wrongs

The right to own and profit from private property is under concerted assault from politicians and interest groups seeking new ways to take what you have so they can use it themselves. Virginians have an opportunity Tuesday to make government think twice about trying to take away their homes. Published November 4, 2012

Illustration: Jobless by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: 7.9 percent

Just in time for the election, the Labor Department updated its employment figures. The official jobless tally on Friday ticked up to 7.9 percent. The broadest measure of unemployment, known as U-6, stayed about the same, at an alarmingly high 14.6 percent. Published November 2, 2012

This aerial photo shows destroyed houses left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

GHEI: Sandy's broken windows

Northeasterners affected by Tuesday's massive storm are beginning the process of assessing the damage. Initial estimates suggest it could cost anywhere from $20 billion to $100 billion to bring things back to where they were before Hurricane Sandy struck. Published November 1, 2012

Illustration Hillary's Libya by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Benghazigate and the secret cable

The latest twist in the Benghazigate saga is a newly discovered, secret diplomatic cable. The document, sent two weeks before the Sept. 11 murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, warned that the consulate building in Benghazi could not withstand a "coordinated attack." Published November 1, 2012

Illustration Mitt Romney by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Vote for Romney

Commentators have compared this year's presidential contest to momentous elections from 1860 to 1980 and everything before, since and in between. Published October 31, 2012

Republican presidential long shots include former New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson (above) and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Both are libertarian-leaning iconoclasts. Mr. Johnson has argued for the legalizing, regulating and taxing of marijuana, while Mr. Paul has advocated abolition of the Federal Reserve Board.

EDITORIAL: Third-party votes are wasted

It feels good to take a stand on principle. Knowing you've done the right thing for the right reason brings a feeling of satisfaction; third-party advocates thrive on this emotional response. The problem is, voting for an alternative candidate is rarely the right thing to do. Published October 31, 2012

President Barack Obama walks away from the podium after speaking in the White House Briefing Room in Washington, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after returning to the White House from a campaign stop in Florida to monitor Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: The case against Obama

Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama said voters should look to a president's policies when deciding whether to re-elect him. "The question of this election is not are you better off than you were four years ago -- we all know the answer to that," he told an Ohio audience. "The real question is will this country be better off four years from now?" Published October 31, 2012

Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, points to the satellite image of hurricane Sandy at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

EDITORIAL: Frankenstorm follies

There is something about severe weather that brings out the crazy in people -- particularly the global-warming alarmists. Published October 30, 2012

EDITORIAL: Obama's last time

In case it wasn't clear enough that Barack Obama doesn't take women seriously, an ad his campaign released Thursday should lay to rest all doubts. Published October 30, 2012

Oliver Solomon, of Davenport, Iowa, and his wife LaDonna arrive at the Davenport Public Library before casting their ballot for the Nov. 6th election, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Davenport, Iowa. Early voting for the Nov. 6th election likely will set an Iowa record, as presidential candidates seek to lock-in votes in the battleground state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

EDITORIAL: Early voters' remorse

Being informed before casting a ballot is a civic duty. Although voters may scorn the kind of gutter politics that encourages an "October surprise" in a presidential election, crucial, late-breaking events often bring legitimate issues to the fore. Published October 29, 2012

Illustration: Voter ID by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Dirty tricks on Nov. 6

The race for the White House is coming down to the wire, and the closer this contest gets, the greater the chance it could be decided by electoral shenanigans. Published October 29, 2012

Illustration: Federal Reserve by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The ongoing slump

The Federal Reserve concluded Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee meeting without making a decision to change anything. The Fed intends to continue buying long-term securities, mostly mortgages, in an effort to keep interest rates artificially low. Published October 26, 2012

Illustration: Economic recovery by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Worst economic recovery, ever

The Obama administration is hailing the latest economic growth figures as evidence things are getting better. They're not. As with recent unemployment data, these numbers don't pass the smell test. In your guts you know they're nuts. Published October 26, 2012

** FILE ** Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh listens to a speaker during a conference in New Delhi on Nov. 23, 2010. (Associated Press)

GHEI: India's need for reform

The global economic slowdown is touching the world's best-performing economies. Instead of finding itself at the top of the growth leaderboard, the United States has become an anchor, weighing down more successful trading partners such as India. Published October 25, 2012

A silhouetted President Obama speaks Oct. 25, 2012, at a campaign event in Tampa, Fla. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Stop believing in Obama

Barack Obama's closing argument for his re-election requires a declaration of faith. "I believe in you," he told a crowd of supporters Wednesday. "I need you to keep believing in me." Regrettably, four years of failure leave precious little to believe in. Published October 25, 2012

Illustration U.N. Weight by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Blue helmets at the ballot box

Those who fear that voter fraud will play a corrupting role on Election Day shouldn't worry. The Europeans are coming to save the day. Published October 24, 2012