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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies June 12, 2012, on Capitol Hill before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing looking into national security leaks. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Holder under fire

A respected senator says the American people deserve a better attorney general than Eric H. Holder Jr. Mr. Holder's position is no, they don't. Published June 12, 2012

Illustration: EPA overreach by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: EPA's scary-air sniffers

Americans on their way to work or school may soon be reaching for a new high-tech device as they head out the door - a personal air-quality monitor. That's the vision of bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who are trying to develop a portable sniffer that measures the body's reactions to pollution in the air. It's bound to take fear-mongering to a new level. Published June 12, 2012

In "Rio Bravo," John Wayne, at 51, had become a peerless figure of easygoing authority as a Western lawman.

EDITORIAL: John Wayne Obama

The announcement of a Justice Department investigation into a flurry of high-level leaks that have compromised U.S. national security has done nothing to allay concerns in Congress. As the probe moves forward, one thing is clear: The White House needs to get its story straight. Published June 11, 2012

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves receives his ballot during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Abja, Estonia, on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Estonia voted in its first election since becoming a eurozone member, with the center-right government hoping to be rewarded with an unprecedented second term for steering one of Europe's most depressed economies back to growth. (AP Photo/Timur Nisametdinov, NIPA)

EDITORIAL: Emulating Estonia

Europe is in big trouble. Unemployment remains sky-high, and economic growth averaged a mere 1.2 percent in 2011, with some economies continuing to shrink. Estonia is a remarkable exception to the depressing trend. Published June 11, 2012

Illustration: Biofuels

EDITORIAL: Getting burned by biofuels

When individuals attempt to solve a problem and end up creating unforeseen troubles, it's called the law of unintended consequences. When government does it, it's called the law of the land. Published June 8, 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: Enough schoolboy excuses

If speed cameras were truly dedicated to the noble cause of saving lives, the people who run the programs would operate in an above-board fashion. They don't. Published June 8, 2012

"When people say they don't want to work with the United States because they can't trust us to keep a secret, that's serious. ... When an asset's life is in jeopardy or the asset's family's life is in jeopardy, that's a problem." 
- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee

EDITORIAL: Obama, the leaker in chief

President Obama takes umbrage at the idea that a spate of leaks of highly classified national-security information is somehow purposefully intended to bolster his leadership credentials. His resistance to an independent investigation will only make things worse for him. Published June 8, 2012

**FILE** President Obama listens to former President Bill Clinton speak Dec. 10, 2010, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Slick Willy is sinking Barack

If Bill Clinton wants Barack Obama to win re-election, he is doing a good job of hiding it. Just when the Obama campaign was trying to convince the country that Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital disqualifies him from the presidency, former President Clinton chimed in last week saying Mr. Romney did "good work" at Bain. Published June 7, 2012

**FILE** Top Obama economic adviser Larry Summers (The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Failure to stimulate

There's nothing stimulating about the current state of the global economy. Job creation is on the decline in the United States, and the European Union is in the third year of a worsening debt crisis. Growth is nowhere to be found on either side of the Atlantic. Published June 6, 2012

**FILE** Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Unequal protection for taxpayers

In a little-noticed ruling Monday, the Supreme Court found no fault with a breathtaking cash grab involving sewage in the city of Indianapolis. The 6-3 decision stinks in many ways, but not because of the amount of money involved - about $300,000. The case highlights how municipal leaders and jurists alike have no shame in treating taxpayers with contempt. Published June 5, 2012

President Obama speaks on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions' global headquarters in Golden Valley, Minn., about jobs for veterans. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: More Obama, fewer jobs

President Obama really needs to stop scapegoating his predecessor for all the bad news. Nobody's buying into the blame game anymore. After three years and more than a trillion in "stimulus" that was supposed to create millions of jobs, we're seeing the trend moving in the opposite direction. Published June 1, 2012

Illustration by Donna Grethen

EDITORIAL: America's tax refugees

When it comes to high state taxes, people vote with their feet. The Tax Foundation's Migration Calculator shows how people have moved state to state between 1993 and 2010, and the amount of adjusted gross income each state gained or lost over the same period. Published June 1, 2012

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: When feminists hate abortion

Most feminists defend abortion rights to the death - literally, for the babies who are killed. When the issue is abortion for purposes of sex selection, however, some liberals trade the notion of "my body, my business" for "protect the unborn women." Published May 31, 2012

Spanish public sector workers demonstrate outside the economy ministry in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Spanish civil servants went on strike in the largest walkout since Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero came to power as efforts to tame the euro area's third-largest deficit rile the Socialist premier's core supporters. Photographer: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg

GHEI: Spanish slowdown

Spain appears to be the next victim of Europe's spending crisis. Like their colleagues in Athens, Madrid's bureaucrats have been piling on the debt, avoiding any tough structural reforms that might require cutting back. Unlike Greece, however, Spain's economy is so large that it can't realistically be bailed out. Published May 31, 2012

**FILE** House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: A climate of hypocrisy

There's nothing so profitable as being among the concerned climate experts who preach austerity. These enlightened few hector ordinary Americans into sacrificing their functional light bulbs, toilets and sport utility vehicles so the planet can be preserved. Published May 30, 2012

Illustration: Jewish Republicans by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's chutzpah

Barack Obama claims he knows more about Judaism than any other president. Despite this boast, Republican challenger Mitt Romney is on track to get the largest proportion of Jewish votes of any Republican since Ronald Reagan. Published May 30, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps pallbearers carry the casket holding the body of Mr. Camarena after it arrived at North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego on March 8, 1985. Mr. Camarena is survived by his wife, Mika, and three children, Enrique, Daniel and Erick. He was given a hero's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

EDITORIAL: Our war dead: Heroes or dupes?

An MSNBC host issued an apology for saying he is "uncomfortable" calling America's fallen troops heroes on Memorial Day weekend. His gaffe was to say what most leftists firmly believe. Published May 29, 2012

Illustration: Internet discussion by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Giving the Internet to the U.N.

Imagine if everything you did online was subject to monitoring and control by the United Nations. Powerful authoritarian states, including China and Russia, are spearheading an effort to place the most potent information system in the world under centralized international control. Published May 28, 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: Speed-camera explosion

All around the nation's capital, the use of robotic machines to dish out traffic tickets has surged. Starting next week, the District's for-profit, Arizona-based vendor will begin mailing citations to unwary motorists from an additional two dozen hiding spots. Published May 28, 2012