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French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, for talks on the eurozone's economic problems. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool)

EDITORIAL: The eurozone stalls

Europe's economic powerhouse is faltering. The vital German economy slowed to a dangerous 0.1 percent level of growth in the second quarter of the year. That suggests the entire 17-country eurozone soon could find itself in a double-dip recession with no quick or easy way out of the misery. Published August 17, 2011

Illustration: "SlutWalks" by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Rape at the Washington Monument

Many parents visiting the historic Washington Monument on Saturday no doubt wished they had rescheduled their family vacations. Activists held a "Slutwalk" to encourage victims of rape and their supporters to march "under the banner of sluthood" to celebrate "the notion of 'sluttiness' because it embraces the sexual autonomy of women, and all people." Published August 17, 2011

Illustration: Air Force biofuel by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Obama the biofool

Leftists see the military more as a playground for kooky ideas than as the primary responsibility of the federal government. Consider the scheme President Obama announced Tuesday that will have the armed forces devote a great deal of time, money and energy to switch to so-called advanced biofuels. Underneath the trendy "green" label, however, is a classic example of pork-barrel politics. Published August 16, 2011

People loot a shop (left) in the  east London borough of Hackney on Monday. Rioting in London continued for a third day, spreading throughout the city after a peaceful protest Saturday turned violent. More than 200 people have been arrested, and 35 police officers have been injured. British police officers arrest a man (above) as rioters gather in Croydon, south London, on Monday.

EDITORIAL: Spend more - or we'll riot

Liberals want you to believe the cure for civil unrest throughout the world is increased government expenditures. Whether it's the takeover of the capital building in Madison, Wisc., or the riots in the streets of Athens and London, the message is that any attempt at cutting back on government excess will spark a violent response. Published August 15, 2011

Illustration: EPA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Into the ozone with the O Force

Whether it's ozone or carbon dioxide, the cost of overregulating the air around us is more than the nation can afford. Even the Obama administration may be taking a breather, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday held off on issuing proposed new ozone standards. The agency claims more regulations are necessary because the conveniences of modern industrial society are making the planet toasty, but the pause has raised alarm in radical environmental circles. Published August 15, 2011

Illustration by Mark Weber

EDITORIAL: Kick junkies off welfare

There's a growing movement to make sure those on the public dole aren't also on drugs. The state of Florida is implementing a law passed in May requiring drug testing of all welfare applicants. Missouri enacted a similar law in July. Testing programs are being debated in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Iowa and other states. In these hard economic times, voters don't want their tax dollars wasted on fueling the habits of junkies. Published August 12, 2011

Technician Charles Riggings in March services traffic cameras designed to catch speeders and motorists who run red lights in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Run a red light, win $1,000

The lure of easy money can't be resisted. It tempts the defenders of red-light cameras to say whatever it takes to keep the money-making machines running. In a nearby letter, Alexandria Police Chief Earl L. Cook takes issue with a recent editorial that identified just how dangerous a game the city has been playing ("Alexandria's voluntary cameras," Aug. 2). Here's the whole story. Published August 11, 2011

Voters cast their ballots in Wisconsin's 32nd Senate District recall election on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at the OmniCenter in Onalaska, Wis. (AP Photo/La Crosse Tribune, Rory O'Driscoll)

EDITORIAL: Democracy in action in Wisconsin

A state Senate recall election is not usually a top news story, but political junkies were filling the Twittersphere on Tuesday with up-to-the-minute reports on recall races in Wisconsin. Labor-union-backed Democratic candidates challenged six of Gov. Scott Walker's Republican supporters in hopes of taking enough seats to gain control of the state Senate and block further legislation to erode union power in the Badger State. This $30 million effort came up one seat short. Next week, Republicans will have a chance to take back the two seats they lost in another round of recall voting. This is democracy in action. Published August 10, 2011

Illustration: Obama jobs by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Zero tolerance for job creation

"The White House doesn't create jobs," President Obama's spokesman, Jay Carney, said last week. He's more right than he knows. The policies the administration and Congress put into place have a profound effect on job creation - a profoundly negative one. Published August 10, 2011

Photos of Navy SEAL Chris Campbell sit on the wood burning stove of his parents, Diane and Larry Campbell, Monday morning Aug. 8, 2011, in Jacksonville, N.C. On the left is a picture Chris with his wife Angelina taken approximately 3 yrs ago, and on the right is a picture of Campbell in his Navy uniform taken approximately 5 months ago. Campbell, 36, was one of 22 SEALs killed Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, along with eight other U.S. troops and eight Afghans when their helicopter was brought down in Afghanistan, his family told The Daily News of Jacksonville. (AP Photo/The Jacksonville Daily News, John Althouse)

EDITORIAL: America mourns its heroes

The remains of 30 American troops killed in action in Afghanistan returned to U.S. soil yesterday. They died Saturday when the helicopter in which they had been rushing to reinforce hotly engaged U.S. forces was shot down. Their sacrifice is an unwelcome reminder of the price paid by a country at war. Published August 9, 2011

Illustration: Spending by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Stopping the spendathon

Like rebellious teenagers, Washington politicians ignore advice until they get in trouble. The debt downgrade and market crash ought to get them to rethink their overspending ways. Within the week, a new task force will form to give them an opportunity to make amends. Published August 9, 2011

President Obama pauses as he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on Aug. 8, 2011. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Markets to Obama: shut up

On Monday President Obama said that "this is the United States of America... We always have been and always will be a Triple-A country." If only we had a Triple-A leader. Published August 8, 2011

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama’s tantrum against S&P

Standard & Poor’s historic downgrade of the U.S. credit rating is an attempt to bring adult oversight to the political squabbling over out-of-control government spending. But rather than “eating his peas,” President Obama is throwing a tantrum. Published August 8, 2011

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, after the Senate passed the debt ceiling legislation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

EDITORIAL: Obama’s downgraded America

The Obama administration has made history by presiding over the first-ever downgrade in the U.S. credit rating. President Obama has outdone all his predecessors in wrecking America’s good name. His answer to this problem: Spend even more. Published August 6, 2011

Illustration: Obama lemonade by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Lemonade tyranny

Neighborhood lemonade stands have for generations served as a training ground for budding young capitalists. Boys and girls eager for their first taste of success have recently watched their dreams dissolve as rulebook-toting authoritarians demand little Timmy and Sally show their permits and papers or face the wrath of the state. Americans are fed up with this nonsense. It's time for a little lemonade liberation. Published August 5, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr., seen here at his home in the District, has raised $4.1 million for his fledgling campaign. The former Utah governor and ambassador to China takes issue with critics on the GOP right who say he's too moderate. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: The Huntsman moment?

Turmoil is gripping the presidential campaign of former Utah governor and Obama administration ambassador to China Jon Huntsman. A 4,000-word article in Politico detailed an internal campaign feud, and commentators say the Huntsman effort is unraveling. Published August 5, 2011

Illustration: We want terror by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Fighting terrorism with Obamacare

A new White House plan to engage local communities in the fight against violent extremism is a positive step because it finally admits domestic Muslim radicalism is a threat. The danger is that it may lay the groundwork for expanding liberal social programs at the expense of law enforcement and homeland security. Published August 4, 2011

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks at the Ohio Democratic Party's annual dinner on Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

EDITORIAL: Biden's Tea Party terrorists

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that fiscal conservatives "acted like terrorists" during the debt-ceiling debate. Those like the veep who fervently protest the lack of civility in American politics are the quickest to lower the bar. Published August 3, 2011

In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Caesar the chimp, a CG animal portrayed by Andy Serkis is shown in a scene from "Rise of the Planet  of the Apes ." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox)

EDITORIAL: Rise of the human-animal hybrids

Moviegoers love to escape reality for a couple of hours and get lost in a fantasy world on the big screen, but few would want to live the make-believe after the lights come back up. The coincidental convergence of Hollywood's creepy creations and actual developments in science can provoke thoughtful debate on ethical questions. Answers need to be found soon because fantasy might be closer to reality than we think. Published August 3, 2011

**FILE** An employee grabs boxes off the conveyor belt for shipment at a Fernley, Nev., warehouse. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Unplug the Internet tax

The class warriors in Congress won't rest until everything is taxed multiple times. The idea that online retailers aren't collecting tribute for states in which they have no physical presence galls Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, and Rep. John Conyers, Michigan Democrat. So they dreamed up the Main Street Fairness Act to force Internet shoppers to prop up the big spenders in state government. Published August 2, 2011