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Black tape covers the badge of a United States Border Patrol Agent in the wake of the murder of agent Robert Rosas Friday, July 24, 2009, in Chula Vista., Calif. Agent Rosas was shot and killed late Thursday night in a confrontation on the border. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

EDITORIAL: Where the fear and the antelope play

The battle to stem the flow of humanity across our southern border is hung up by concern for an endangered species. When the dust settles, curbing illegal immigration would be best for the two- and four-legged residents of America's Southwest. Published July 16, 2010

NEGOTIATING? Afghan President Hamid Karzai, here with U.S. Gen. David H. Petraeus in April, reportedly has met with al Qaeda-affiliated groups, perhaps about a government in Kabul. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: How about a war on terrorism

Shouldn't terrorist groups be called terrorist groups? This question is at the center of a new dispute over the future course of the effort in Afghanistan. Pakistan has been promoting dialogue between the Afghan government and some of the most militant extremist groups; the United States would rather see the terrorists defeated. Published July 16, 2010


EDITORIAL: The Kenya connection

The Kenyan president wants a new constitution, one that opens the door to abortion on demand. President Obama is willing to use U.S. taxpayer dollars to persuade voters to approve the updated governing document, which would loosen regulations designed to protect the unborn, establish Muslim family courts and create a right to homosexual marriage. It's not unusual that Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki would see enactment of the provisions as a "government project," but Mr. Obama is on shaky legal ground when he commits U.S. government resources to it. Published July 16, 2010

2011 Shelby GT500 reaches new levels

Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) engineers are taking high performance to a new level with the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, resulting in a car that has an all-new aluminum-block engine, even better driving dynamics and handling, improved fuel economy and more horsepower than ever. Published July 15, 2010

** FILE ** Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., outside the White House. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Enabling unemployment

The debt Democrats are piling up hasn't fixed the economy. Obama administration policies have only delayed recovery and increased unemployment. Published July 15, 2010

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says he doesn't know whether a terrorist can face the death penalty if he or she were to plead guilty to a military commission. (CBS via Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Racialist Justice

By now, the default judgment about the Barack Obama-Eric H. Holder Jr. Justice Department is that it discriminates intentionally on the basis of race. By the precise definition used in the American Heritage dictionary, the department is racialist. Published July 15, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in the Armenian capital Yerevan, Sunday, July 4, 2010, during her brief visit to the ex-Soviet nation. mRS. Clinton on Sunday appealed to Armenia and Azerbaijan for a peaceful resolution of a long-running territorial dispute between the neighboring ex-Soviet states, but there were no outward signs of fresh diplomatic progress. (AP Photo/PanARMENIAN Photo)Hakobyan)

EDITORIAL: Obama's homosexual-Muslim conflict

''Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human human rights, once and for all." That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims. Published July 15, 2010

Culture Briefs

Michael Moore is an artistic and intellectual thief. Published July 14, 2010

** FILE ** In this May 21, 2010, photo, Rep. Barney Frank (left), Massachusetts Democrat, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, who is Senate Banking Committee chairman, speak to reporters outside the White House after meeting with President Obama on banking-overhaul legislation. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

EDITORIAL: Quotas by proxy in Dodd-Frank bill

Senators who appear poised today to pass the lumbering, intrusive new financial-institution regulation bill should ask themselves, and be asked by their constituents, if they really want to be on record supporting discrimination imposed by rampaging bureaucrats. Published July 14, 2010

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

EDITORIAL: The supercar recession

President Obama broke ground in Columbus, Ohio, last month on the 10,000th road project funded by the Democrats' massive $787 billion stimulus bill. The carefully choreographed event helped kick off the so-called "recovery summer," during which we are expected to believe that the administration's spending binge is curing our economic woes. It would have been more accurate to call this the double-dip summer. Published July 14, 2010

A fan of the Swedish team carries beverages in the second period of a preliminary round men's ice hockey game between Sweden and Finland at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

EDITORIAL: Beware: Swedes jumping the border

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. hinted last weekend that even if Arizona's statute on cooperative enforcement of federal immigration laws survived a court challenge, his department would find other ways to stop it. "Six months from now, a year from now," he said, the Justice Department might "look at the impact the law has had ... and see whether or not there has been [a] racial-profiling impact. If that was the case, we would have the tools and we would bring suit on that basis." Published July 14, 2010

EDITORIAL: Kill the crackers

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People put forward a resolution yesterday formally accusing the Tea Party movement of racism. That's ironic coming from an organization whose mission is to promote the fortunes of one particular racial group. Published July 13, 2010

First lady Michelle Obama jumps rope Wednesday with students in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" initiative aims to increase awareness and decrease the rate of obesity. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Congress to fatten the school lunch program

The House Education and Labor Committee today will consider legislation extending Uncle Sam's reach into what our children eat. Although the $19.2 billion federal child nutrition program already hands out free or subsidized breakfast, lunch and snacks to 32 million kids, the bill under review would open up the freebies to millions more. The Obama administration has pledged another $10 billion in spending over 10 years. Published July 13, 2010

Illustration: Shovel ready trolley (after the style of Fontaine Fox) by A. HUNTER for The Washington Times.

EDITORIAL: Fenty's death train

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday announced $293 million in federal funding for six transit projects - primarily streetcars - in Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas. D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was snubbed in his request for a share of this handout, but the setback is likely to be only temporary. White House nostalgia for obsolete transportation modes is so great that the $1,548,000,000 price tag on Mr. Fenty's trolley scheme will be seen as economically sensible. Published July 12, 2010

A boat skims oil in Mobile Bay near workboats and barges that sought refuge in the bay from Hurricane Alex near Dauphin Island, Ala., on Sunday, July 4, 2010. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to wash ashore along the Alabama and Florida coasts. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

EDITORIAL: Obama's ban on skimmers

While millions of gallons of oil flow into the Gulf, oil skimmers from many countries are sitting on the sidelines. This includes the world's largest, known as A Whale. The enormous Taiwanese skimmer is as long as three-and-a-half football fields and can collect 500,000 barrels of oily water a day. Such equipment could make a big difference, considering the highest estimates are that 100,000 barrels of oil are leaking into the Gulf each day. Published July 12, 2010

** FILE ** Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. (Associated Press)

EDITORIAL: Obama threatened by Tea Party

Reality won a rare victory against the White House on Sunday when President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, admitted that the November 2010 congressional elections will be a tough time for Democrats. "There's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control," he said. "There's no doubt about that." Published July 12, 2010