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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 Tuesday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin. Published November 11, 2009

EDITORIAL: Delegate Norton's partisan public health policy

Washington's HIV/AIDS infection rate is triple the national average and as high as in some West African nations. According to D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, that's not reason for introspection among District residents; it is reason to shift blame to Republicans. Published November 11, 2009

EDITORIAL: End Clinton-era military base gun ban

Time after time, public murder sprees occur in "gun-free zones" - public places where citizens are not legally able to carry guns. The list is long, including massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School along with many less deadly attacks. Last week's slaughter at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was no different - except that one man bears responsibility for the ugly reality that the men and women charged with defending America were deliberately left defenseless when a terrorist opened fire. Published November 11, 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 Monday's guests told co-hosts Melanie Morgan and John McCaslin. Published November 10, 2009

EDITORIAL: All the president's lobbyists

Like his campaign promise to change the political tone in Washington, President Obama's stance against lobbying and corporate influence has proved to be a mirage. Instead of actually blocking lobbyists from serving in his administration, his "reform" has simply encouraged lobbyists to stop admitting they are lobbyists. Published November 10, 2009

EDITORIAL: Chemical insecurity

House Democrats claim they can better protect the nation's chemical facilities from terrorist attacks by allowing government bureaucrats and trial lawyers to have a say not only in what chemicals U.S. companies produce, but how they secure them. The plan would be comical if it weren't so misguided. Not only would it undermine plant security while potentially causing pharmaceutical and other product shortages, it could cost jobs. Published November 10, 2009

EDITORIAL: Full 'time' for heinous crimes

In just two years, Joe Harris Sullivan committed 17 criminal offenses, including several serious felonies and numerous violations even while in detention. Then, on May 4, 1989, when Sullivan was 13 years old, he helped rob the home of a 72-year-old woman - and he returned later that day, threw a black slip over her head and raped her so brutally that she required surgery. Having exhausted every attempt at rehabilitation, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Published November 9, 2009

Metro Briefs

The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit that explores a little known aspect of the African diaspora - its reach to Mexico. Published November 9, 2009

EDITORIAL: President Obama causes more unemployment

Unemployment has reached 10.2 percent. That doesn't include unemployed workers who have abandoned their job search or accepted part-time work. Those two groups would push the unemployment rate to a staggering 17.5 percent. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics Household Survey showing that 3.8 million jobs have been lost since January, no one but President Obama believes that this year's massive increase in government spending has created or saved 640,239 jobs and the economy would have been even worse without the "stimulus" package. Yet this same administration promised at the end of February that with the stimulus, unemployment this year would only reach 8 percent. Published November 9, 2009

EDITORIAL: Mr. Obama, stay away from this wall

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The images of the people of Berlin taking sledgehammers to the hated barrier and standing atop the wall celebrating are enduring symbols of freedom's march. The event marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union, which disintegrated two years later, and the victory of liberalism over communism in the Cold War. Published November 9, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama has a 'Pet Goat' moment

Hours after the Fort Hood massacre, a grieving nation looked to the president for consolation and leadership. Instead, it got light banter and a "shout-out" before President Obama read a perfunctory statement. The president has always had a reputation for coolness, but in this case, he was utterly detached. He can't blame the scriptwriter for his astonishing lack of empathy. Published November 8, 2009

EDITORIAL: The negative Obama factor

The Tuesday defeat of incumbent Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is proof that the Obama magic touch has waned. In a close race, the president's involvement seems to have done more to antagonize dissidence among voters than to inspire support. Published November 8, 2009

EDITORIAL: Too scared to recognize terrorism

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was declared "not a terrorist" before the facts were out - even before officials were sure whether the attacker was alive or dead. Failing to honestly name a terrorist attack despite the evidence is as destructive and dishonest as leaping to call an attack terrorism without the facts to support that. Published November 8, 2009

Taking a drive down memory lane

Inspired by "Hawaii Five-O," Annandale resident Jeff Weatherholtz bought a 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis to take a spin down memory lane. Published November 6, 2009

EDITORIAL: The grass roots keep growing

Tens of thousands of people from across the country made a "House call" on the west side of the Capitol yesterday. These Americans traveled to Washington to register their objections to the mammoth government health care bill that Democrats are rushing through Congress. The size and spirit of the rally were a testament to the explosion in grass-roots activism opposed to the expansion of government under President Obama's and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's watch. The silent majority is silent no longer. Published November 6, 2009

EDITORIAL: Chloroform for tort reform

If congressional Democrats want to dispel the impression that they are wholly owned subsidiaries of Trial Lawyers Inc., they need to do a much cleverer job at hiding the evidence. Published November 6, 2009

EDITORIAL: Greedy autoworkers

The good news in the domestic auto industry is that Ford Motor Co. posted a $1 billion profit for the third quarter this year. After 17 straight quarters of red ink, any profit is a sign of progress. Ford sales were up 3.3 percent last month compared to October 2008 (contrasted to Chrysler, which saw sales plummet 30.4 percent year-to-year), market share is increasing, quality has improved to Japanese standards and the blue oval has a new fleet of attractive models hitting showrooms. Published November 6, 2009

GM highlights progress of business plan

GM has outlined progress it has made toward reaching commitments in its business plan, including a leaner structure, stronger brands, and changing the company culture. Published November 6, 2009