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**FILE** In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group on Nov. 8, 2010, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama's illegal assassination?

The White House hoped terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki's death last week by CIA drone would give the president a political boost. However, questions about the legality of the airstrike have overshadowed the event and put President Obama in a political bind. Published October 3, 2011

Inside Politics

The Pentagon's No. 2 official says that spending on cyberdefense programs and counterterrorism operations is likely to remain stable or possibly rise, even as the Defense Department looks for more than $450 billion in cuts over the next 10 years. Published October 3, 2011

Economy Briefs

The latest setback in Greece's financial crisis sent the Standard and Poor's 500 index to its lowest level of the year, putting it on the edge of a new bear market. Published October 3, 2011

Economy Briefs

Greece won't meet 2011-12 deficit targets imposed by international lenders as part of the country's bailout, the Finance Ministry said Sunday. Published October 2, 2011

Illustration: Obamacare by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obamacare showdown

Obamacare was supposed to make health care affordable for everyone. It failed. We now have proof that President Obama's signature accomplishment is only making things more expensive. According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, health-insurance premiums for a family surged 9 percent this year - the largest jump since 2005. Published September 30, 2011

**FILE** In this image taken from video on Nov. 8, 2010, and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. (Associated Press/SITE Intelligence Group)

EDITORIAL: Awlaki, the model moderate Muslim

The reported killing of senior al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen is a significant event in the war on terrorism. His story, however, raises some questions that the Obama administration would prefer not to address. Published September 30, 2011

Inside Politics

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said in a radio interview Thursday that the Obama administration, not the Bush administration, has ownership of the weak economy. Published September 29, 2011

Illustration: EPA endangerment by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Obama jobs plan: More bureaucrats

America's unemployment problem isn't get- ting any better. The Labor Department announced Thursday that jobless claims remained essentially unchanged, meaning 9.1 percent are without work. President Obama's response to the situation has been a call for more government intervention, so soon the only places hiring will be federal and state agencies. Published September 29, 2011

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, right, speaks with an Red Cross worker about damage Hurricane Irene left behind in Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

EDITORIAL: Democrats scared of the masses

Liberals have isolated the problem in American politics today: There is just too much democracy. The incessant demands of the unwashed masses are far too distracting for the philosopher kings in the government to get any work done. Published September 28, 2011

Inside Politics

Mitt Romney is brushing aside criticism he is a flip-flopper. The Republican presidential contender won't pretend he's never changed his mind on every issue he's ever considered. Published September 28, 2011

Economy Briefs

Companies ordered more machinery, computers and communication equipment in August, a positive sign for the slumping U.S. economy. Published September 28, 2011

** FILE ** Iranian Christians attend Christmas Mass at St. Grigor Armenian Catholic Church in Tehran on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. Iran has arrested about 70 Christians since Christmas in a crackdown that demonstrates the limits of religious tolerance by Islamic leaders, who often boast they provide room for other faiths. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

EDITORIAL: The lamb of Iran

Yousef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old Christian cleric, is facing death for apostasy against a faith he never held. The Islamic Republic of Iran has accused Mr. Nadarkhani, a pastor of the evangelical Church of Iran, of the capital offense of forsaking Islam. Published September 27, 2011

FBI agents stand guard outside the headquarters of Solyndra, a solar firm in Fremont, Calif., on Sept. 8, 2011. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: The solar swindle

The O Force has been running up America's credit card by doling out cash to energy firms claiming to be green. Bosses at solar panel manufacturer Solyndra are busy taking the Fifth, and Obama administration officials are pleading ignorance over how an unsustainable enterprise was able to bag $535 million in taxpayer loot. In the coming days, Congress is likely to get to the bottom of exactly who knew what and when. There's more to come with this scandal, but for now, one conclusion is clear already: You can't outsmart the market. Published September 27, 2011

Inside Politics

South Carolina's governor is ordering state workers to cheerfully answer phones with the phrase "It's a great day in South Carolina." Never mind that the state's 11.1 percent jobless rate and the fact that one in five residents are on Medicaid. Published September 27, 2011

Economy Briefs

Consumers' confidence remained weak in September after dropping to a post-recession low the month before. That has left economists to wonder just what it will take to get Americans feeling good about the economy again. Published September 27, 2011

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 24, 2011, file photo, Saudi women board a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving opened Friday, June 17, 2011, with female motorists getting behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

EDITORIAL: Saudi Arabia denies women the vote

World headlines blared on Monday that women in Saudi Arabia had been granted the right to vote. This is exactly what the kingdom's hard-line Muslim rulers wanted. It diverts attention from the fact that women will still be banned from voting in this week's elections. Published September 26, 2011

Inside Politics

Businessman Herman Cain says his victory in the Florida Republican straw poll was authentic and not a statement by voters against Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Published September 26, 2011

Economy Briefs

What would be the Southeast's largest solar power farm, generating enough electricity for 32,000 homes, will be built in the Florida Panhandle, a Melbourne-based company announced Monday. Published September 26, 2011