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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

Illustration: Islamic eggstremism by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Destroy all churches

If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening. Published March 16, 2012

Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

EDITORIAL: Obama's Afghan failure

The Obama administration's strategy in Afghanistan is collapsing and cannot be saved. A new strategy is necessary to cope with the coming Afghan civil war. Published March 15, 2012

Illustration: Stimulus failure by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: More stimulus?

Add Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz to the list of those who somehow think the economy just hasn't had enough stimulus from Washington. Writing in the Financial Times Monday, Mr. Stiglitz argued that if only the federal government had spent more, unemployment numbers would be a lot lower and the economic growth rates would be a lot higher. Published March 15, 2012

Illustration: Global warming by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Global warming greed

It's only now becoming clear how many people have become rich thanks to the global-warming scare. Politicians from both parties have been so afraid of being labeled a "denier" that they'll vote for any piece of legislation bearing the trendy green label. The numbers are adding up fast. Published March 14, 2012


EDITORIAL: The left's war on rednecks

In their own minds, liberals are open-minded and promote diversity - unless they're talking about a white, southern, conservative believer. In that case, it's open season for intolerance. Published March 14, 2012

Illustration: Sexual politics

EDITORIAL: The Obamacare sex strike

Feminists are declaring a sex strike for Obamacare-subsidized birth control. The group Liberal Ladies Who Lunch is organizing "Access Denied," a week-long exercise in self-denial starting April 28. The strike is supposed to motivate men to stand up for government-funded birth control "because when we lose our reproductive choices, so do they." This is akin to protesting welfare cuts by getting a job. Published March 13, 2012

** FILE ** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The Sebelius savings plan

There's something perverse about a government $15.5 trillion in the red espousing a strategy to "save money" by discouraging the birth of human beings. That's what Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is advocating through the implementation of President Obama's contraception mandate. Published March 13, 2012

** FILE ** German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

EDITORIAL: Germany proposes a Drudge Tax

European politicians are on the hunt for new sources of revenue as the continent's fiscal situation worsens. The level of desperation is clear in the latest move from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government to tap into the cash reserves of Internet search engine giant Google to bolster that country's ailing publishing industry. Published March 12, 2012

An Afghan soldier speaks to civilians gathered outside a military base in Panjwai, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 11, 2012, after a U.S. service member allegedly killed 16 Afghans, including nine children and three women. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

EDITORIAL: A tragedy in Afghanistan

Reports of a lone solider allegedly massacring 16 Afghan civilians was a body blow to the image of U.S. troops fighting the difficult, decade-long war there. Sunday's deadly rampage southwest of Kandahar came shortly after days of rioting following revelations that NATO forces had improperly disposed of religious writings, including Korans. It's been a difficult few weeks in the battle for Afghan hearts and minds. Published March 12, 2012

Traders work in the crude oil options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, where on Friday crude fell to $118 a barrel amid signs that economic slowdowns in the U.S. and Europe may curtail demand.

GHEI: Global slowdown

The global scope of the economic downturn is now official. On Monday, China cut its economic-growth expectation to 7.5 percent, down from the lofty 8 percent level where it has been since 2005. Unless governments all over the world undertake significant structural reform, the downward spiral could continue for a very long time. Published March 9, 2012

Job hunters wait in line to enter an employment event for Safeway in Portland, Ore., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

EDITORIAL: Standing still on unemployment

Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday show the unemployment rate has refused to budge. Despite 227,000 new jobs in February, the number of unemployed Americans remained unchanged at 12.8 million, as did the high 8.3 percent unemployment rate. Some 5.4 million have been jobless for more than 27 weeks, and a million have simply thrown in the towel and no longer look for work. These grim facts leave little room for optimism. Published March 9, 2012