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Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, sit with the Rev. Al Sharpton (left) during a community forum on in the aftermath of his killing by George Zimmerman.

EDITORIAL: Obama fails the race test

The death of Trayvon Martin has renewed the debate about race and identity in America. It also has raised the question why President Obama has not opened the national dialogue on race he promised four years ago. Published April 2, 2012

President Obama speaks April 2, 2012, during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Abrupt climate-change reversal

The injection of politics into the global-warming hypothesis has made it difficult to know where facts end and falsehoods begin. While alarmists have been blaming their fellow man for every hurricane, tornado and other ill wind whipped up by Mother Nature, science is now concluding that the cause of these damaging storms has nothing to do with human activity. Published April 2, 2012

Illustration: Obama spending by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's lotto ticket

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that President Obama wasn't going to buy a lottery ticket. That's a shame. By Friday, the multi-state Mega Millions jackpot had reached $640 million. The biggest spender in the history of the world could have had a fair shot at the world's biggest cash prize by matching the six numbers drawn. Published March 30, 2012

Illustration by William Brown

EDITORIAL: The housing market's nonrecovery

Freddie Mac issued a report Wednesday claiming the housing market may be emerging from a long slump. The government-backed mortgage giant happily cited the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo confidence index, which is up for the fifth month in a row. The home builders forecast increased home sales for the coming year, based on an expectation of higher economic growth. Unfortunately for Freddie Mac, the real data provide little reason for such optimism. Published March 30, 2012

** FILE ** D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Gray's gratuity

A mayor rocked by charges of pay-for-play politics, a House investigation and a federal probe into his 2010 campaign is losing friends fast. To stem the tide, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's strategists are employing politicians' usual method for regaining allies: using tax dollars to enrich special interests. Published March 29, 2012

Illustration: EPA overreach by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Intemperate global warming rules

It may not be cool to dispute global warming, but facts don't lie or play politics. Just as the Obama administration is proposing new restrictions on "greenhouse gases" that it claims cause the Earth to heat up, new science is shredding the theory that blames purported warming on human activity. Fact or fiction, the price for precipitous government action will be borne by the long-suffering American taxpayer. Published March 29, 2012

"The interest of society in the enforcement of employment discrimination statutes is undoubtedly important. But so too is the interest of religious groups in choosing who will preach their beliefs, teach their faith, and carry out their mission." - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. (AP photo)

EDITORIAL: Justice Roberts' cellphone

If the federal government can make individuals buy health insurance, there's nothing to stop it from forcing everyone to purchase a particular cellphone. As Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. argued Tuesday, there's no difference between saying everyone must acquire health insurance to cover catastrophic medical needs and saying individuals have to carry a mobile phone with the ability to notify authorities in the event of a car crash or similar catastrophe. Published March 28, 2012

Technician Charles Riggings in March services traffic cameras designed to catch speeders and motorists who run red lights in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Speed-camera pain threshold

If there were ever any doubt that speed cameras are nothing but a dishonest cash grab, look no further than Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray's "no new taxes" budget, released Friday morning. Boldly titled "Seizing Our Future," Mr. Gray's spending blueprint is more about seizing cash from the wallets of Virginia and Maryland drivers. Published March 27, 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives with European People's Party President Wilfried Martens for the 20th Congress of the EPP in Marseille, France, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

EDITORIAL: Teetering Europe

European markets may have calmed recently, but the debt crisis is far from over. Trouble looms over Italy and Spain. The European Union has been scrambling to find the resources to help them. The magnitude of Italy's and Spain's liabilities makes that impossible, so the EU is looking to build a firewall. Published March 27, 2012

Jeff Miller

EDITORIAL: Another round for lead ammo

Second Amendment foes have reloaded in another attempt to restrict Americans' use of firearms. Disguised as nature lovers, gun grabbers are repeating a demand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban the use of lead in ammunition. Forcing hunters to shell out for pricey substitutes is meant to discourage the sport and reduce gun ownership. Given the EPA's propensity for overregulation, Congress should step in and ensure this restriction never happens. Published March 26, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Next time, sue the weatherman

Climate alarmists have lost a major court case that had the potential for turning every weather emergency into endless litigation. It's a victory for the law, for science and for common sense. Published March 23, 2012

Marine Sgt.Rafael Peralta

EDITORIAL: Honoring a Marine hero

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta was a hero who was denied full recognition for his acts of valor. This injustice should be reversed. Published March 22, 2012

EDITORIAL: Poland's dilemma

Well into the second year of the European debt crisis, Greece is still struggling with 20 percent unemployment. The rest of the European Union is in recession, and monetary union is looking less attractive than ever before. Poland faces a difficult choice. It can break its legal obligation and keep its currency, the zloty, or adopt the euro and go the way of Greece. Published March 22, 2012

Illustration: I got Osama by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's stolen valor

The more the White House brags about the bin Laden raid, the more it is diminished. Yet the administration will not stop exploiting the mission for political gain. Published March 21, 2012

Mike and Chantell Sackett have been fighting the EPA for four years over property they bought in Idaho that's been declared a wetland by the agency.

EDITORIAL: Ending EPA's land grab

Federal agencies are out of control. The grant of virtually unlimited power with no accountability has gone to the heads of some unelected bureaucrats, and nowhere is that more true than at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Even the Supreme Court has had enough. All nine justices agreed Wednesday that the agency has finally gone too far. Published March 21, 2012

President Obama speaks Feb. 28, 2012, at the United Auto Workers conference in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama wants to track you

Consumers love their iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys. With built in GPS navigation, these handy little gadgets can point the way to the nearest gas station with a low price or the highest-rated restaurant within a few blocks. Results can be personalized based on the user's location at any given moment, a feature so handy that many never leave home without their mobile. Published March 20, 2012

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

EDITORIAL: Obama's bogus rules

The White House is pushing the idea that President Obama is a business-friendly regulation cutter. That's about as likely as the works of Ayn Rand showing up in the first lady's book-club reading list. Published March 20, 2012

A service station attendant pumps gas in Portland, Ore., in February 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

EDITORIAL: Obama's gasoline excuse machine

President Obama noticed spiraling gasoline prices have opened a hole in his bid for a second term in the White House large enough to drive a fuel tanker through. American voters ought not to let the president fill that void with lame excuses or empty promises. There's only one way to prove his leadership for another four years will pull gas costs back from the red zone: Let the oil flow. Published March 19, 2012

U.S. soldiers with the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stand guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. In a separate incident, a senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

EDITORIAL: The next war in Afghanistan

American troops will soon leave Afghanistan. What could become a key policy question for the 2012 election is, what will happen after they depart? Published March 19, 2012

Illustration: Gun control by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: D.C.'s made-up gun laws

D.C. officials will do just about anything to keep law-abiding citizens from lawfully possessing a gun in the city. The Washington Times' Emily Miller has found in the "Emily Gets Her Gun" series that the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been spreading false information about firearms ownership. As a result, residents and nonresidents who have done nothing wrong risk false arrest and gun confiscation. As of Friday, the MPD's Firearms Registration Office had not removed the incorrect information from its website. Published March 16, 2012