THE WASHINGTON TIMES | Stories - Washington Times
Skip to content



EDITORIAL: Unfair government competition

According to President Obama, government health insurance will create competition in the health insurance industry. It simply would provide another alternative to existing plans offered by private companies, the argument goes. Like many Americans, we simply don't believe it. Whenever the government enters into a market, it will try to expand its share and take over the sector. Published August 17, 2009

EDITORIAL: Let him die in jail

Prison officials in the United Kingdom are considering whether to release 57-year-old former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, who is serving a 27-year minimum term for his role in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Published August 17, 2009

EDITORIAL: Health rationing by other names

When Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a key presidential health care adviser, told The Washington Times on Thursday that his "thinking has evolved" on the subject of health care rationing, he was making a distinction without a difference. Even his "evolved" ideas amount to nothing more than government rationing by another name. Published August 16, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama's mad science adviser

When it comes to having past views that should frighten every American citizen, Ezekiel Emanuel (see above editorial) has nothing on the president's "chief science adviser," John P. Holdren. The combination of Mr. Holdren with Dr. Emanuel should make the public seriously concerned with this administration's moral compass concerning care for the old and weak. Published August 16, 2009

EDITORIAL: A clunker of a subsidy

The government's "cash for clunkers" program is raising car prices and punishing consumers. It's time to hit the brakes on this clunker of a law. Instead, Congress is putting the pedal to the metal. Published August 16, 2009

EDITORIAL: No more rhinestone cowboys

New regulations taking effect today make an awful new law even worse. Government is putting huge new burdens on retailers and manufacturers already reeling from a bad economy. Published August 14, 2009

EDITORIAL: Terror on the links

Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has taken a swing at golf as the latest threat to revolutionary progress. Published August 14, 2009

EDITORIAL: Rationing away medical care

President Obama told a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., on Tuesday to ignore the "scare tactics" of opponents to government health care. He denied that his plan would ration care. "You will have not only the care you need, but also the care that right now is being denied to you -- only if we get health care reform," he said. The president's promise of unlimited care at a greatly reduced cost isn't feasible. Published August 13, 2009

LETTER TO EDITOR: It's not over until it's over

According to John Brennan, head of the White House's homeland security office, the war on terrorism is over. From now on, the administration will never use terms like "jihadists" and "global war" because doing so, as Mr. Brennan said, "risks giving these murderers the religious legitimacy they desperately seek but in no way deserve." He insisted that the U.S. is at "war with al Qaeda" ("U.S. no longer at war with 'terrorism' ," Page 1, Friday). Published August 13, 2009

EDITORIAL: The life of Riley

Reformist conservative government works. That's the lesson from the remarkable successes of Alabama Republican Gov. Bob Riley, perhaps the most underrated governor in these United States. Published August 13, 2009

LETTER TO EDITOR: Go domestic with energy production

When Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg defended his agency for helping the Brazilian oil company Petrobras secure U.S. taxpayer-backed loans to develop its offshore oil reserves, he failed to mention why the Obama administration (which he serves as a political appointee) is helping foreign governments develop their energy resources while opposing similar oil developments at home ("Ex-Im Bank is doing its job," Letter of the Day, Wednesday). Published August 13, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obamacare's tax hikes

Please check out page 203 of the main House version of health care reform. It contains all the evidence you need that the entire bill is a nasty bait-and-switch. Published August 13, 2009

LETTER TO EDITOR: You dropped a population bomb on me

Cheryl Wetzstein's column missed the boat ("Conferees rebut population fears," Culture, Tuesday). Yes, birth rates have declined considerably in Western Europe -- but not so much in less developed countries. Published August 13, 2009

EDITORIAL: Potemkin town halls

President Obama should be charged with false advertising for calling yesterday's Portsmouth, N.H., event a "town-hall meeting." It was a staged, partisan campaign rally. Published August 12, 2009

EDITORIAL: The Afghan metric system

It's relatively easy to determine who is winning a conventional war. Lines on a map usually tell the story. But in limited or irregular wars like Afghanistan, the question is murkier. Published August 12, 2009

EDITORIAL: Black Panther case expands

Even if the liberal media continue to ignore it, the Justice Department's dismissal of a voter-intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party is a full-blown scandal. Fortunately, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is pursuing justice even though the Department of Justice is not. Published August 11, 2009

EDITORIAL: Detaining Defense nominees

Kansas Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts are blocking 10 nominees for senior posts at the Pentagon and Justice Department. The hold is intended to protest the administration's proposal to send terrorist detainees currently held at the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth prison in the Jayhawk state. Published August 11, 2009