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EDITORIAL: Meaningless stimulus numbers

President Obama and his flacks constantly have claimed that the government's $787 billion stimulus package has created or saved hundreds of thousands of jobs. The numbers don't back up the claim. In fact, the numbers don't clarify anything. Published November 18, 2009

EDITORIAL: Ballot initiatives without retribution

There's no doubt that the right to free speech includes the right not to speak in public. A lawful government may no more compel somebody to speak than it can compel that person to attend a specific church, buy a particular brand of soap or vote for one candidate over another. Published November 17, 2009

EDITORIAL: Broken promises on abortion

President Obama promised taxpayer funds would not pay for abortion if the Democrats' health care legislation were passed. "Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions," he said during his Sept. 9 address to Congress. That was then. Published November 17, 2009

EDITORIAL: Covering up jihad

On Saturday, President Obama urged Congress to hold off investigating the Fort Hood massacre in order to let law enforcement and military authorities do their work. Mr. Obama said the ongoing investigation "will look at the motives of the alleged gunman, including his views and contacts." But if Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan saw himself as a jihadist warrior, we may never hear about it at his trial. The defense, judge and even prosecution may have an interest in keeping the shooter's radical worldview under wraps. Maj. Hasan will be on trial, but jihadism will not. Published November 17, 2009

America's Morning News

In case you didn't tune into The Washington Times' nationally syndicated radio show, "America's Morning News" - heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast to coast via the Talk Radio Network - find out what three of Monday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin. Published November 17, 2009

EDITORIAL: Government Motors' flawed financing

The Federal Reserve is prepping to give General Motors' financially troubled lending partner as much as $5.6 billion in additional financial-industry bailout dollars. Since GMAC Financial Services' survival plans are largely built around floating on the government dole in the hope that its prospects improve, letting it guzzle even more taxpayer money makes little sense. Published November 16, 2009

EDITORIAL: Brass attacks

Seventy-six trombones left the big charade. A thousand and 10 store debts are close at hand. There are zippers, keys - so many amenities - all outlawed because Congress is blind. With apologies to Meredith Willson's 1957 Broadway show "The Music Man," such could be the latest fallout from the draconian Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Published November 16, 2009

EDITORIAL: Prohibition on the comeback trail

The Obama administration appointees running the Food and Drug Administration must have skipped college. Apparently they have never heard of rum and Coke. Published November 16, 2009

EDITORIAL: PelosiCare hikes capital gains taxes

President Obama repeatedly has declared that the government needs to take over health care to keep America competitive, yet the version of reform that is emerging attacks the heart of this country's investor class. Published November 15, 2009

EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate opens wider

The case of Gerald Walpin, the controversially fired inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), continues to raise questions about what the Obama administration is hiding. Published November 15, 2009

EDITORIAL: Justice for the unborn terror victim

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was charged with 13 counts of murder for the Fort Hood massacre, but 14 persons were killed. Army Pvt. Francheska Velez, a 21-year-old Chicago native, was six weeks pregnant when she was gunned down. Her unborn child is the 14th victim, but the death so far has been ignored by our government. Published November 15, 2009

EDITORIAL: Exporting auto-bailout cash

From the moment congressional leaders began contemplating a bailout for automakers, massive waste was a virtual guarantee. At the very least, taxpayer funds would go to subsidize one group of American workers (at Chrysler and General Motors) who are taking a public handout to compete against other American workers (at Ford) who are paying the taxes. Now American workers are forking over their cash to subsidize jobs overseas. Published November 13, 2009

EDITORIAL: Stimulus creates jobs in China

Of the $1 billion in clean-energy stimulus money spent since the beginning of September, $850 million has gone to foreign wind companies. It doesn't take a bunch of experts at a hastily planned "jobs summit" to discover this isn't the way to bolster employment in America. Published November 13, 2009

EDITORIAL: Running away from terrorism

The Fort Hood, Texas, massacre was the worst domestic terrorist incident since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but the government refuses to admit it. The latest act of denial is procedural. The accused shooter, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, reportedly has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which does not provide for a charge related to terrorism. Officially, this was not a terror attack, but nonpolitical murder. Published November 13, 2009

EDITORIAL: A proud legacy trashed

Supporters of the House health care bill who tout the American Medical Association's endorsement fail to mention that the AMA no longer represents the majority of American doctors or that it frequently backs left-wing policy proposals. Published November 12, 2009

EDITORIAL: Conflicts aplenty for Obama nominees

President Obama pledged to clean up the defense procurement and contracting process. He pledged to shut down the revolving door between government and the influence industry. But he doesn't mind that top Pentagon spending officials have recent ties to top military contractors, further proof that his pledge of reform is largely an illusion. Published November 12, 2009

America's Morning News

In case you didn't tune into The Washington Times' nationally syndicated radio show "America's Morning News" - heard in Washington on WTNT-AM 570 and coast-to-coast via the Talk Radio Network - find out what three of Wednesday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin. Published November 12, 2009

EDITORIAL: When the shooter becomes the victim

A disturbing story line is taking shape in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. Some are trying to explain suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's motives for reportedly gunning down 13 people in cold blood by ignoring the ideology of hate that sanctified the killings. Instead, we're supposed to seek out the "real reasons." Published November 12, 2009

EDITORIAL: Vietnam myths haunt Afghanistan

Adm. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. is a true American hero. The former senator, retired admiral and naval aviator spent almost eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, half of that time in solitary confinement. When forced by his captors to do a television interview in 1966, he blinked the word "torture" in Morse code. He's the kind of man Washington leaders might want to listen to more carefully than the average purveyor of foreign-policy wisdom. Published November 11, 2009