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President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy, Friday, April 6, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

EDITORIAL: Obama's gender gap

The gender gap has been a fixture on the political landscape for decades, but men have never enjoyed equal rights. The story line is about how it relates to women, even though the gap cuts both ways. A recent headline such as "What's behind Obama's big lead among women?" could as easily be "What's behind Romney's big lead among men?" Published October 2, 2012

EDITORIAL: Thirty years of striving

Friends of The Washington Times will gather Tuesday to celebrate 30 years of faith, family and freedom in the nation's capital. A glance through the paper's headlines over the decades is a testament to how The Washington Times has remained true to its mission. Published October 1, 2012

Jon Hamm starred as advertising executive Don Draper in "Mad Men," an AMC series which ran from 2007-2015. (AP Photo/AMC) **FILE**

EDITORIAL: Romney's laugh lines

The problem with making jokes about Barack Obama is that his followers don't think they're funny. Still, adding a dash of humor is the best way for Mitt Romney to make an impact in Wednesday's presidential debate. Published October 1, 2012

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

GHEI: Taxing marriage

Congress packed its bags and left town last week without resolving the "fiscal cliff." As things stand, the George W. Bush tax rates will expire Jan. 1, leaving us all liable for sending trillions more to Uncle Sam each year. Published September 26, 2012

Illustration Voter IDs by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Electing to tolerate voter fraud

While presidential and congressional candidates take to the stump to win votes, a lower-profile battle is raging over who will cast them. With fewer than 40 days to go before the 2012 election, access to the voting booth could determine the outcome on Nov. 6. Published September 26, 2012

Illustration by Jennifer Kohnke

EDITORIAL: Relief for American enterprise

The U.S. economy is in desperate need of a boost. That's not surprising considering our businesses struggle under a tax burden higher than what is found in any other major industrialized nation. Published September 25, 2012

President Barack Obama pauses during his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

EDITORIAL: Rigging the polls

Last week New York Times polling guru Nate Silver tweeted, "The. Polls. Have. Stopped. Making. Any. Sense." They do make a lot of sense if the objective is to help President Obama win a second term -- or so Democrats think. Published September 25, 2012

Supporters of a Insaf Student Federation burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama and a representation of a U.S. flag demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

EDITORIAL: Mr. Obama, stop praising Islam

President Obama, on Tuesday you will speak to the United Nations about the growing turmoil in the Middle East. If you behave true to form, you will reiterate what you and other members of your administration have been saying for years, that Islam is a beautiful religion of peace. Published September 24, 2012

** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Old Executive Office Building on Tuesday to urge Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year. (Associated Press)

GHEI: Uncertainty and unemployment

Amalaise has fallen over the economy. At a time when we should have fully recovered from the Great Recession, we're still 4 million jobs short of where we were just a few years ago. Doubts about economic policy, particularly forthcoming changes in taxes, has turned this "recovery" into a job loser. Published September 21, 2012

EDITORIAL: Obama and the Muslim day of love

The results are in: Friday's "Day of Love" in Pakistan ended with 20 dead and hundreds wounded from anti-American rioting. That's some tough love. Published September 21, 2012

EDITORIAL: 'Global Frackdown' risks power smackdown

American energy independence ought to be a no-brainer. The recent Middle East unrest underscores the need for minimizing U.S. reliance on foreign sources to power the nation. Obama administration efforts to block access to domestic fossil fuels ensures our future is taken hostage by unfriendly oil lords. Published September 20, 2012

**FILE** Palestinians burn a U.S. flag during a protest against the movie, "Innocence of Muslims," near the United Nations office in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times, most recently in Tuesday's attacks against U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East in which U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

EDITORIAL: The price of Obama's Muslim empathy

With the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, under siege, the White House rushed out a television ad denouncing the anti-Islamic video the Obama administration claims is at the root of the crisis. Published September 20, 2012

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EDITORIAL: A world without cars

Bureaucrats across the globe hope the public will take time this weekend to imagine a world without automobiles. Saturday is the 14th annual World Carfree Day, which is billed as a "celebration of cities and public life, free from the noise, stress and pollution of cars." Published September 20, 2012

EDITORIAL: Obama coddles Twin Towers bomber

The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman back to his home country. This would be a major foreign-policy blunder and an insult to the counterterrorism professionals who put the terror leader behind bars. Published September 19, 2012

President Barack Obama waves from the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas and Colorado to campaign (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

EDITORIAL: Obama's moocher culture

The liberal media went wild over a video of Mitt Romney saying people who pay no taxes and live off government handouts have no reason to vote for him. Left unsaid is that Barack Obama has been running on exactly that platform. Published September 18, 2012

Illustration: Terrorist by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's intelligence failure

The attacks in Benghazi and Cairo were the result of massive intelligence failure at the top levels of government. There were many indications that extremists were targeting U.S. diplomats in Libya and Egypt months before this year's Sept. 11 attacks. These deadly plans had nothing to do with a low-budget, anti-Islamic film. The Obama administration simply failed to connect the dots. Published September 16, 2012

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke spotlighted chronic high unemployment in a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., late last month. Mr. Bernanke argued that unorthodox Fed actions have helped ease borrowing costs and boosted stock prices. (Associated Press)

GHEI: Bernanke's more-placebo policy

The problem with Washington is there's no interest in any cure to our economic ills that has the side effect of angering powerful special interests. On the left, there's no desire to trim government spending that public-sector unions depend upon. Published September 14, 2012

Palestinians protest against the movie, "Innocence of Muslims," near the United Nations office in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

EDITORIAL: Islamist explosion not over film

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is emphatic that the anti-Islam video "Innocence of Muslims" is "disgusting." This happens to be what most Americans feel about our flag being desecrated. For some reason, foreign governments don't heap praise on the United States and its traditions every time their people commit acts of disrespect toward us. U.S. politicians could learn from their example. Published September 14, 2012

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2008 file photo, the emblem of Fiat is pictured on a commercial vehicle at the 62st IAA International Motor Show Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, northern Germany. Italy's Fiat is the new owner of the bulk of Chrysler's assets, closing a deal Wednesday, June 10, 2009, that saves the troubled U.S. automaker from liquidation and places a new company in the hands of Fiat's CEO. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, File)

EDITORIAL: Saving gas, wasting lives

President Obama's latest fuel-efficiency decree means consumers will have to turn in their SUVs and pickup trucks for tiny, European-style city cars within the next few years. It's also likely to produce another, more costly consequence: a lot more death on America's roads. Published September 14, 2012

In this Feb. 11, 2010, file photo, Council of Economic Advisers Chairwoman Christina Romer briefs reporters at the White House in Washington. The White House said on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, that Mrs. Romer is resigning her position to return to academia. Her resignation will take effect Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

EDITORIAL: Obama's runaway red ink

The national debt vaulted past the $16 trillion mark two weeks ago, but there's no sign of a slowdown. The federal government is entering the fourth straight year in which it has spent $1 trillion more than it collected in revenue. An imbalance so large can't continue without threatening America's future. Published September 13, 2012