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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' government narrowly dodged a full-blown cash crisis after Israel agreed Wednesday — under intense international pressure — to resume the transfer of $100 million a month in frozen tax funds. Published November 30, 2011

Sports Briefs

D.C. United bolstered their beleaguered defensive corps Tuesday, acquiring veteran right back Robbie Russell from Real Salt Lake for a third-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft. Published November 29, 2011

American Scene

A U.S. Marine awarded the nation's highest military honor is suing a defense contractor he says cost him a job by characterizing him as mentally unstable and having alcohol problems to a prospective employer. Published November 29, 2011

Illustration: Al Gore's the End is Nigh by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A climate of fraud

The latest release of 5,000 emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) reconfirms what the 2009's "Climategate" files established: Global warming is more fiction than science. Published November 29, 2011

Economy Briefs

The court-appointed trustee overseeing MF Global Inc.'s liquidation has requested that an additional $2.1 billion be released from frozen customer accounts. Published November 29, 2011

This undated photo provided by the Orlando Police Department, shows Michelle Parker. Family members believe that Parker was carjacked shortly after her appearance on "The People's Court" show last Thursday Nov. 18, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Police Dept.)

Tuning in to TV

Jim Parsons seems to have gotten a big bang out of Broadway and wants to return. Published November 29, 2011

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Debt dumps on Durban

It's time for the world's leftists to come up with a new scheme for spreading the wealth around from the rich to the poor. They had been counting on their global-warming ploy, but it is falling apart, a victim of economic reality. Published November 28, 2011

Illustration: Pakistan by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Bordering on defeat

The latest border incident with Pakistan underscores some unfortunate truths in the Afghanistan War. Pakistan remains a safe haven for insurgents, which makes military victory almost impossible. Islamabad is also unwilling to allow coalition forces to root out the Taliban and foreign fighters because they may, one day, come in handy. Published November 28, 2011

American Scene

A charity for at-risk children founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach now charged with molesting boys is telling its donors to give their money to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape instead. Published November 28, 2011

American Scene

Another small earthquake was reported in the Oklahoma City area, the sixth since Thursday. Published November 27, 2011

Economy Briefs

Belgium's chief negotiator said Sunday the 2012 budget that he clinched after a world-record government stalemate will meet the demands of the European Union and hoped it would calm nervous markets. Published November 27, 2011

Illustration: Light bulb freedom

EDITORIAL: Time to stock up on light bulbs

Within four weeks, it will be a crime to manufacture a 100-watt version of Thomas A. Edison's brilliant invention. Thanks to a Democratic Congress and the signature of President George W. Bush in 2007, anti-industrial zealots at the Energy Department received authority to blot out one of the greatest achievements of the industrial age. They're coming for our light bulbs. Published November 26, 2011

Illustration: Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: No thanks to TSA

In good news for weary travelers, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced a cut back in the number of boys and girls it will grope over the holidays. The bad news is that agency bureaucrats made the same promise after last year's Turkey Day. It wasn't true then, either. Published November 26, 2011

Former Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu swears in before testifying Nov. 17, 2011, in Washington before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's investigations panel on the department's handling of federal loans to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Chu'd out

If only the administration's Solyndra scandal were a garden-variety case of crony-capitalist payback to political supporters. It's much worse, as President Obama's energy policy is fixated on solving the supposed global-warming crisis, regardless of the economic cost. Published November 24, 2011

Illustration: Ethanol by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Burning food

When the Pilgrims gathered for the first Thanksgiving, corn took a prominent place alongside the many meat and fish dishes served. Nearly 400 years later, the holiday menu has changed, but corn is still found on most tables. That's because corn has been and remains a major food source throughout much of the world. Yet for some reason in the United States, politicians each year would rather gather 40 percent of this valuable crop and burn it on a $6 billion pile of in taxpayer cash. Published November 24, 2011

Former businessman Herman Cain has said he would change some of the U.N.'s rules. Mr. Cain, a GOP presidential hopeful, says he admires the hard-line foreign-policy views of a former U.S. envoy to the U.N.

EDITORIAL: Cain's foreign policy

One of the digs at Ronald Reagan before he was president was that he lacked a keen grasp of foreign policy. The former actor and California governor had never had to grapple with those questions firsthand. Surely, critics argued, he couldn't match the abilities of people with real-world experience like George H.W. Bush or John Connally. Once in office, Reagan demonstrated that principle and vision could more than make up for inexperience. He had a good plan and stuck to it; the rest was just a matter of details. Published November 24, 2011

Inside Politics

President Obama, in his weekly address, urged Americans facing tough economic times this Thanksgiving to believe in the nation's ability to overcome its challenges. Published November 24, 2011

Sets, such as this one decorated for the CBS show "Mike & Molly" by Lynda Burbank, use colors, accessories and telling details to help flesh out characters. (Associated Press)

Tuning in to TV

Our rooms speak volumes about us — and set decorators for television shows specialize in knowing what they can say. Published November 24, 2011

Nicki Minaj (Associated Press)

Taking Names: Sugarland sued over stage collapse

Country duo Sugarland was named in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by 44 survivors of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse and family members of four people who died, by far the largest claim yet stemming from the tragedy. Published November 23, 2011