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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

Illustration LOST Flag by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: The world Obama created

The tragic events that took place in Libya and Egypt this week were the inevitable consequences of weak U.S. leadership. America and the world cannot afford four more such years. Published September 12, 2012

** FILE ** Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks Sept. 4, 2012, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Taking Rahm to school

Thousands of Chicago public-school teachers have taken to the streets in their first strike in 25 years. Usually Republicans are the ones being denounced by Big Labor for having the temerity to insist on fiscal responsibility in public-sector union deals. Published September 11, 2012

Marco Rubio

EDITORIAL: Dangers of U.N. disabilities treaty

Americans are second to none when it comes to showing compassion for those in need. Yet the United States could soon find itself taking orders from international bureaucrats on how to treat people with disabilities. We don't need the help. Published September 11, 2012

One World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in New York. Tuesday will mark the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The World Financial Center is on the left, and Four World Trade Center is at right. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

EDITORIAL: Forget 9/11

On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some Americans may ask whether the day means anything anymore. The day is still an occasion of reflection and mourning for the lives cut short by the violent acts of Islamic extremists. Published September 10, 2012

The seal of the Department of Homeland Security

EDITORIAL: The homeland-security myth

After the fall of the twin towers, President George W. Bush and Congress desperately sought to do something to guarantee such an attack would never happen again. They ultimately agreed to fold 22 existing federal agencies into a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Published September 10, 2012

Illustration: Obama's record by John Camejo for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama's broken record

President Obama says he needs four more years to finish the job he started. That's his way of admitting he'd rather Americans not look too closely at his poor job performance so far. The Obama campaign slogan "Forward" is apt because Barack doesn't want voters to look backward at the wreckage in his wake. Published September 7, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Aug. 29, 2012, at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis. (Associated Press)

WAGNER: Romney's sex appeal

The Democrats' convention in Charlotte, N.C., did its best to perpetuate their myth that Republicans are at war with women. That's particularly rich considering the wolfy personal history of former President Clinton, the man tapped to deliver the keynote address nominating Barack Obama. Published September 7, 2012

Job seekers wait in line at a construction job fair in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

EDITORIAL: Losing hope: 12.8% unemployed

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., ended in a big whimper, much like President Obama's term in office. In his keynote address on Thursday, the president struggled unsuccessfully to give the public a compelling reason to vote for him. Published September 7, 2012

Former Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a vote to amend the platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

EDITORIAL: Obama's party says no to God

The most memorable moment of the Democratic National Convention was when the delegates denied God three times from the convention floor. It was the latest blunder in an Obama re-election effort that increasingly looks like it doesn't have a prayer. Published September 6, 2012

GHEI: ATF's latest gun grab

The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to "seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses." Published September 6, 2012

Illustration: Obama's Constitution

EDITORIAL: You belong to Barack

The Obama campaign has disavowed a Democratic National Convention video that said, "Government is the only thing we all belong to." It's odd President Obama would try to distance himself from that idea since in his heart he knows it's right. Published September 5, 2012

Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 30, 2012. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's Hollywood defectors

Celebrities are descending on Charlotte for this week’s convention. That’s no surprise, because in Hollywood, it’s easier to be a drug addict, drunk driver or adulterer than it is to be a Republican. Published September 4, 2012

Illustration: Obamacarter by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Barack's free pass

A new poll by the Hill found that 52 percent of respondents think President Obama does not deserve a second term, while 40 percent think he does. With economic growth stalled, unemployment climbing and record numbers of Americans on food stamps, the question is not why the re-elect number is so low but why Mr. Obama's support is so high. Published September 4, 2012

**FILE** FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's Internet tax

The government doesn't handle technology well. When Uncle Sam comes into contact with something new, his first instinct is to impose familiar regulations and taxes regardless of whether doing so makes any sense. So it's no surprise the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to apply telephone-era rules to the Internet, making it more expensive than ever to log in to keep in touch with friends and family. Published September 3, 2012

Nine Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies from a litter of 17,  look out of their box in Nauen, 50 kilometers  outside  Berlin on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. On Sept 28, and 29, 4 years old Ridgeback Etana  had 17 puppies. All of them survived.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

EDITORIAL: Doggy discrimination

Advertising kittens or puppies for sale could soon be a crime summoning federal agents and SWAT team raids. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is at work on a rule that furthers the agenda of extreme animal-rights activists by making it substantially more difficult to obtain a purebred dog or cat as a pet. Published September 3, 2012

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