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EDITORIAL: Express delivery in jeopardy

Beware the manager's amendment. As a warning, that might not sound very startling, but it could be all that stands between consumers and a major disruption of interstate commerce. Published March 10, 2010

THOMPSON: Bias by the numbers

Is an employment test unfair if it doesn't produce a racially balanced result? A case before the U.S. Supreme Court deals with this question. The plaintiffs in Lewis v. Chicago claim that the city violated federal civil rights law because a disproportionate number of blacks failed a written exam for firefighting jobs. Published March 10, 2010

EDITORIAL: Job prospects from Obamanomics

Democrats and the liberal media greeted Friday's announcement of a 9.7 percent unemployment rate as great news. Contrary to political propaganda designed to make the economy seem less troubled than it is, the real unemployment situation in America is becoming increasingly dire. Published March 10, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama's a pain at the pump

Get ready to pay a lot more than $3 a gallon to fill up your car during peak driving periods this spring and summer. More pain at the pump is the inevitable result of the Obama administration's carrot-and-stick approach to dealing with America's energy woes. Published March 9, 2010

EDITORIAL: Obama should thank George Bush

President Obama praised the Iraqi people on Sunday on the occasion of their parliamentary elections. "The future of Iraq belongs to the people of Iraq," Mr. Obama said. That progress is no thanks to him. Published March 9, 2010

EDITORIAL: Hug a tree, shred government forms

Cutting government waste and stimulating jobs involve "hard choices," if President Obama is to be believed. The choices are not so hard, however, when one is less concerned about preserving the status quo. Take the federal government's obsession with paperwork, surveys and forms. The Office of Management and Budget has 8,871 of these certified federal "collection instruments." As a result, we're stuck wasting 9,824,120,791 hours each year filling them out. Published March 9, 2010

EDITORIAL: Wolf chases Panthers

Give credit for honorable persistence to Northern Virginia's veteran Republican congressman, Frank Wolf, and to Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith. For good reason, they refuse to let the Justice Department bury questions about a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party. Published March 8, 2010

EDITORIAL: Stop the orgy in Congress

When government grows, prosperity shrinks. So does freedom. With those powerfully simple truths in mind, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, and Rep. Mike Pence, chairman of the House Republican Conference, on March 3 introduced one of the most intriguing constitutional amendment proposals in years. Their Spending Limit Amendment merits great attention and with a few tweaks will deserve enthusiastic support. Published March 8, 2010

EDITORIAL: The odds of a government health-care takeover

Democrats are using the nuclear option to try to ram their government takeover of health care through the Senate. The fate of that legislation may come down to a dozen or so members of the House of Representatives opposed to government-funded abortions. Right now, the vote in the House couldn't be more closely divided. Published March 7, 2010

EDITORIAL: Ready, aim, hold your fire

The recent battle in Marjah in Afghanistan's Helmand province was a key test case for new rules of engagement that emphasized protecting civilians rather than killing insurgents. The town was taken, but whether that was because of the new rules or despite them remains to be seen. Published March 6, 2010

Political Scene

Retiring Democrat faces ethics complaint Published March 5, 2010

Culture Briefs

"It is disgraceful but true. Scientists today serve as loyal subalterns in the army of government power. ..." Published March 5, 2010


Rep. Dan Burton, Indiana Republican, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, yesterday renewed a call for Published March 5, 2010

EDITORIAL: Guns in the saloon

Someone who is drunk shouldn't be handling a gun, but that doesn't justify a ban on concealed carrying in all places that serve alcohol. On Tuesday, the Virginia House of Delegates joined the state Senate and voted 72-to-27 to overturn this ban. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's signature is all that stands in the way of getting rid of this dangerous restriction. Published March 5, 2010

EDITORIAL: Alexandria's dangerous yellow-light game

The city of Alexandria has shortened the duration of the yellow light at a busy intersection. This scheme risks lives in a shameless attempt to increase profits from red-light cameras. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell alone can put a stop to the city's deadly policy with the stroke of his pen. Published March 4, 2010

Political Scene

Rep. Eric Massa, a freshman Democrat from New York, says he will retire because of health reasons. Published March 4, 2010

American Scene

CALIFORNIA: Kennedy items removed from display Published March 4, 2010

Culture Briefs

Liberalizing church: 'The Presbyterian Church in the United States is about to release a report which denounces Israel as a 'racist' nation...' Published March 4, 2010

EDITORIAL: Jobs for political dropouts

The Justice Department ought to open an investigation immediately into whether any White House officials broke federal law by offering administration jobs in return for disfavored Democratic candidates to withdraw from two major Senate races. Whether illegal or not, and whether as direct offers or just as broad hints, any job incentives of that sort are sleazy. Published March 4, 2010

EDITORIAL: Web cams spying on your kids

They see you when you're sleeping, they know when you're awake. No, we're not talking about Santa Claus and his elves; this is a school district in Pennsylvania. The parents of Blake Robbins, 15, filed a class-action suit against the Lower Merion School District in Ardmore, Pa., for the district's use of secretly installed laptop webcams to spy on their son and other students. Published March 4, 2010