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On loan from the National Archives, Delaware's Copy of the Bill of Rights is now on exhibition in the JewelBox Gallery at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover, Del.. Delaware's copy was kept as a Federal record and safely housed for over two hundred years. As a result, the First State's copy of the Bill of Rights is arguably the best preserved copy still in existence. Wednesday, June 20, 2007. (Michael Connor / The Washington Times)

EDITORIAL: Celebrate the Bill of Rights

Today is the national Bill of Rights Day. This commemoration is necessary to help renew appreciation for liberties threatened by Big Government. Published December 14, 2010

HIS POINT: Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II says the Obamacare case isn't about health insurance, "it's about liberty." (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obamacare oblivion

The U.S. Supreme Court should take the unusual step of bypassing various federal courts of appeal to consider whether the "individual mandate" in Obamacare is unconstitutional. It's important that this action be taken soon because implementation deadlines are looming for major parts of the law. Some provisions, once in place, would be difficult to reverse. Published December 14, 2010

The first lady of the United States Michelle Obama (left) serves food to U.S. airmen and their relatives at Ramstein Airbase in Ramstein, Germany, on Nov. 11, 2010. Michelle Obama makes a series of stops within the Kaiserslautern Military Community on Veterans Day to thank U.S. servicemen and women for their work. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: It takes a vittle

The Obama administration is committed to bringing more government into the lives of Americans. First lady Michelle Obama grabbed the spotlight Monday at the District's Harriet Tubman Elementary School to promote an anti-obesity initiative in service of this goal. She seeks to shift responsibility for feeding America's children away from parents and into the hands of Washington bureaucrats. Published December 14, 2010

Snow falls into the field from a hole in the collapsed roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010.  The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches (43 cms) on Minneapolis. No one was hurt, but the roof failure sent the NFL scrambling to find a new venue for the Vikings' game against the New York Giants. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

EDITORIAL: A cold day in Cancun

The roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome came apart Sunday after a blizzard dumped 17 inches of snow on top of the Minneapolis stadium. In the arena of public opinion, global-warming hucksters are seeing an even greater collapse under the weight of winter reality. Published December 13, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Muslim Advocates annual dinner on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Millbrae, Calif. Holder used the speech before the Muslim advocacy group near San Francisco to reiterate his resolve to prosecute hate crimes. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

EDITORIAL: No sunlight on Black Panthers

Judicial Watch is exposing the emptiness of open-government promises by President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. These Democrats have stiffed the legal public-interest group's Freedom of Information requests related to the Justice Department's dismissal of a voter-intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party. Judicial Watch's Dec. 7 filings reveal the false basis for the administration's novel claims of "privilege" against disclosure. Published December 13, 2010

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses a Security Council meeting on Tuesday at United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Hillary's failed peace process

Four months after President Obama announced a yearlong timeline for Mideast peace, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton admitted initial defeat. In a Friday speech, Mrs. Clinton acknowledged permanent breakdown in direct negotiations the Obama administration had predicted would lead to an agreement by September 2011. "Unfortunately, as we have learned," she said, "the parties in this conflict have often not been ready to take the necessary steps." This only comes as a surprise to the Obama team. Published December 13, 2010

** FILE ** President Barack Obama talks briefly about taxes and his meeting the day before with Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, in the Oval Office at the White in Washington. The president was in a meeting with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, not shown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: Obama's mourning in America

President Obama's policies aren't just harmful to the economy, they're undermining America's morale. On Tuesday, Mr. Obama referred to congressional Republicans as "hostage-takers" for resisting White House efforts to increase taxes. He then gave in to GOP demands, explaining, "I think it's tempting not to negotiate with hostage-takers, unless the hostage gets harmed." One can only hope that Osama bin Laden was unable to tune in to a press conference in which the president of the United States delivered the weakest appraisal of how to handle a hostage situation since the mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was inhabited by a Georgia peanut farmer. Published December 10, 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures during a press conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.

EDITORIAL: A toll on Virginia's future

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week made the pitch for a $4 billion investment in transportation. Given the gridlock on many of the commonwealth's roads - particularly in the north - this goal has some appeal. Unfortunately, the specifics in the governor's proposal will put future generations in debt without addressing the fundamental cause of congestion. Published December 10, 2010

In this photo taken Sept. 1, 2010, Transportation Security Administration employee Anthony Brock, left, demonstrates a new full-body scanner at San Diego's Lindbergh Field, with TSA employee Andres Lozano in San Diego.  (AP Photo/San Diego Union Tribune, Eduardo Contreras)

EDITORIAL: Exposed: TSA's X-rated scanner fraud

Physicists who led the development of today's most sophisticated medical imaging technology believe the federal government's X-rated airport x-ray scanners are useless. Leon Kaufman and Joseph W. Carlson, both former professors of physics at the University of California-San Francisco have been described as the "scientific genius" behind the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines used in hospitals. The pair turned their considerable experience to investigate what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is using to virtually undress millions of American travelers. Published December 9, 2010

Rep. Harold Rogers, Kentucky Republican, is set to wield the House Appropriations Committee gavel in the 112th Congress. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Taming committee chairmen

Incoming House Speaker John A. Boehner disappointed many conservatives with his choices for three key committee slots. It is important to take action to ensure these chairmen don't get squishy. Published December 9, 2010

A Color Guard gets into position during the wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unkowns in honor of Veterans' Day,Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

EDITORIAL: Gratitude for our fallen warriors

Thousands of volunteers will gather at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow to participate in a solemn annual rite of remembrance. The Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, working in conjunction with Wreaths Across America, will donate approximately 20,000 Maine balsam fir holiday wreaths to be placed on graves on America's most hallowed ground. The wreath-laying activities will begin at 8:30 and continue with ceremonies throughout the morning. Approximately 5,000 people are expected to brave the cold to honor our country's veterans. Published December 9, 2010

A special select committee set up by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, in 2007 was used as a vehicle to promote "cap-and-trade" legislation for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Make Congress obey the Constitution

Congressional Democrats led by outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi are so intent on expanding government that they deny the Constitution imposes any limits on their power. Rep. Scott Garrett, New Jersey Republican, insists federal lawmakers be blocked from exceeding its authority. On Tuesday, he offered a resolution that will serve as an acid test to see whether the incoming Congress is serious about limiting government. Published December 8, 2010

President Obama speaks to the news media Monday after meeting with Democratic congressional leaders about a year-end bipartisan agreement to extend expiring tax cuts. He said "there are things that I do not like" about the compromise with Republicans in exchange for an unemployment insurance extension. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: What tax cut, Mr. Obama?

Headlines are blaring about President Obama reaching a compromise with congressional Republicans on a tax-cut deal. The question to ask is: Exactly whose income taxes are going down? Published December 8, 2010

** FILE ** Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, with law enforcement supporters behind her, signs immigration bill SB 1070 into law in Phoenix on April 23, 2010. (AP Photo)

EDITORIAL: Arizona's fight for federalism

Defeating one Arizona law cracking down on illegal aliens wouldn't invalidate all of Arizona laws against illegals. Some are treating yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the case of Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting as stand-ins for the battle over Arizona's recent law (S.B. 1070) letting local police detain illegals. To the contrary, that important law concerning local police powers might gain legal support no matter which side wins the U.S. Chamber case. Published December 8, 2010

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Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, seen here in November 2007, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel's website was hacked Tuesday, and some suspect Chinese involvement.

EDITORIAL: China's ignoble prize rebuke

When the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony convenes in Oslo on Friday, the winner's seat will be vacant and the award will go unclaimed. China has unleashed a scorched-earth strategy against imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo and his family in a vain attempt to expunge international recognition of its native son's achievement. Published December 7, 2010

Rep. Charles B. Rangel and his wife, Alma, walk the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

EDITORIAL: Censure without shame

Charles B. Rangel is the 23rd member of the House of Representatives to face censure, though his attitude suggests his day of reckoning was just another day at the office. Published December 7, 2010

**FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama: I lost

A little over a year ago, President Obama explained that he could ram his leftist policy agenda through the legislative process for a simple reason. "I won," he quipped at a meeting with congressional lawmakers. This week, the tables turned as the president negotiated a compromise with the GOP on extending the George W. Bush tax cuts for another two years. It's the first sign that Mr. Obama recognizes he lost on Nov. 2. Published December 7, 2010

EDITORIAL: Guilty in health court

Lawmakers - always sensitive to special interests - don't pass sensible reforms unless monied backers push for them. Published December 6, 2010

** FILE ** A Wall Street street sign is pictured in front of the American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

EDITORIAL: Government micromanages your fonts

The nanny state is coming to your town, and it wants to redecorate. Last week, the Federal Highway Administration updated the national rules that govern the look and feel of neighborhood street signs. Ordinarily, there is no reason to pay attention to the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices," one of the least interesting reads at a federal depository library near you. These regulations are updated about every five years, and even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood had to admit some of the latest changes are a bit daft. Published December 6, 2010