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EDITORIAL: Obama's false START

The nuclear arms control agreement signed with Russia yesterday in Prague is a pale cousin to the treaties concluded at the height of the Cold War, when the stakes were higher and the risks greater. Published April 9, 2010

Political Scene

SENATE: FBI arrests man for Pelosi threats Published April 8, 2010

EDITORIAL: More fraud in Ecuador?

The plaintiffs in a $27 billion shakedown of Chevron Corp. have been embarrassed by a disclosure that further undermines their case over environmental claims in Ecuador. The Obama administration ought to use diplomatic weight to support this American company fighting foreign shenanigans. Published April 8, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama's jihad on 'jihad'

President Obama's latest strategic innovation in the war on terrorism is to ignore jihad and maybe it will go away. Published April 8, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama eyes interns

The Obama administration's top law enforcement officer at the Labor Department, M. Patricia Smith, is targeting companies that give young people unpaid internships. She claims that internships are rife with abusive practices and that serious violations of labor law are widespread. Arguing that interns should get paid at least minimum wage, Ms. Smith and the White House risk destroying a valuable steppingstone that gives many young Americans training they need to get jobs they want in the future. Published April 7, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama's poor posture

President Obama pledged to rid the world of nuclear weapons, and he's starting with the United States. The new U.S. nuclear posture puts the country flat on its back. Published April 7, 2010

EDITORIAL: Global warming's unscientific method

The prophets of global warming continue to lament as their carefully crafted yarn unravels before their eyes. Ross McKitrick, an intrepid economics professor from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has tugged apart the thin mathematical threads that once held together the story of climate change. Published April 7, 2010

EDITORIAL: Close enough for government work

Part of President Obama's health care bill depends on the government telling doctors and hospitals what are purportedly the most efficient medical procedures they should use. Americans are supposed to trust Mr. Obama's bureaucrats over their own doctors. Meanwhile, a new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the Obama administration has been an utter failure at identifying the efficiency of a wide range of products. As government encroaches on more aspects of American life, the federal bureaucracy is increasingly incompetent. Published April 6, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama's deficit deception

Barack Obama claims Obamacare is necessary to keep the country solvent. This is a strange assertion coming from the most fiscally irresponsible president in American history. Published April 6, 2010

EDITORIAL: From Microsoft to micronuclear

Green groupies of government who fancy themselves on the leading edge of chic-think for their opposition to nuclear power had better rethink their style. Joining - in fact, leading - the ranks of those who think nuke is cool is none other than the man who defines progressive ideas: superentrepreneur Bill Gates. Published April 6, 2010

EDITORIAL: Stop 'Big Corn'

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to dump more corn into your fuel tank this summer, and it's going to cost more than you think. Published April 5, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's secret

Blog sites have been buzzing about the National Medical Device Registry, a new office in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that was created in the Obamacare reconciliation package. Concern centers on the registry's authority to conduct "postmarket device surveillance activities on implantable medical devices," including those that feature radio-frequency identification. The word "surveillance" conjures ominous images of government tracking and reporting. Some have suggested the law lays the groundwork for compulsory microchip implantation so the state can keep tabs on everyone - for their own good, naturally. Published April 3, 2010


GUINEA-BISSAU: Soldiers oust army chief, hold prime minister Published April 2, 2010

Culture Briefs

"Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he plays, whether it's in 'Band of Brothers' or 'Desperate Housewives.' So when he was suddenly replaced with David James Elliott three days into the filming on ABC's new series 'Scoundrels' earlier this week, there had to be a story behind the story. Published April 2, 2010

Briefly: Asia

PAKISTAN: 28 militants killed in northwest Published April 2, 2010