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EDITORIAL: An anti-pirate policy that works

Merchant ships need guns to fight pirates. Seven months ago, Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama and held its captain hostage. Pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama again this week but were repulsed because the Maersk Shipping Line put armed guards on its ships. Published November 20, 2009

Triumph offering unique sport bike

Triumph is offering customers across North America the opportunity to own a truly unique factory sport bike with the Daytona 675 Special Edition. Published November 20, 2009

'76 Cadillac coat made

Before Matthew Smith's sister, Susan Benson, married, she drove about Bethesda in a 1971 Plymouth Duster painted the distinctive "Plum Crazy." Published November 20, 2009

The new Beetle: A beloved new legacy

The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle and New Beetle convertible carry on the legacy that started with the original Type 1 more than 70 years ago. Published November 20, 2009

Chevy Volt color at mercy of clicks

"Chargetruse," "Recharge Silver" and "Voltaic Platinum" are among the nearly 13,000 entries consumers submitted in Chevrolet Volt's paint color name contest. Published November 20, 2009

The 2011 Regal: A Buick bred on the Autobahn

Buick has just revealed the 2011 Regal sport sedan to customers, and it's armed with turbocharged horsepower, a driver-selectable suspension system and a firm, European-tuned chassis. Published November 20, 2009

Alloy could convert exhaust into energy

WARREN, Mich. | The day is coming when the heat from your car's engine exhaust is captured and converted to mechanical energy capable of powering your vehicle's stereo, power seats and air conditioning. Published November 20, 2009

EDITORIAL: Consumer destruction

As if hyperactive Washington politicians haven't already grabbed enough power by taking over banks and car companies and trying to control everybody's health care, now they are getting closer to centralized bureaucratic control of the entire consumer credit market. Pending legislation to create a superpowerful Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) would take an ax to financial freedom and significantly increase consumer costs. Published November 20, 2009

EDITORIAL: Inequities in Ecuador

U.S. trade preferences should not be awarded to nations where corruption runs rampant and American companies are preyed upon. Today, the Senate Finance Committee becomes the second congressional committee this week to consider whether to renew the Andean Trade Preference Act. The committee ought to exclude the government of Ecuador from some or all of the act's benefits. Published November 19, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama's labor lobbyist

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, President Obama does accept lobbyists at the White House. Not only has the president appointed a host of former lobbyists to key executive-branch positions, Service Employees International Union head Andy Stern was the most frequent White House visitor in the first nine months of the year. The union chief met with top officials and attended events some 22 times, according to White House logs. Published November 19, 2009

A note from the publisher

The Washington Times on November 9 announced upper-management moves designed to help keep pace with the ever changing media marketplace. As you know, we are dealing with the same challenges faced by many American families and businesses limited resources and fiscal constraints forcing us to make difficult choices among many competing priorities. Prior to these management changes, on November 6 John Solomon, executive editor for 20 months, tendered his resignation. Published November 19, 2009

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: Obama's Asian folly

It's ironic that President Obama is ending his weeklong Asian tour in Seoul tomorrow. For a trip intended to help expand ties between the United States and countries in the region, it only focuses greater attention on the president's incoherent trade policy, especially his inaction on a valuable free-trade deal with South Korea. Published November 18, 2009

EDITORIAL: When the Sheikh walks

President Obama stated last week that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will face "the most exacting demands of justice" during his trial on federal terrorism charges. But justice is a two-way street. The trial can only be considered fair if there is a presumption of innocence and the possibility of acquittal. The defense team will use every avenue available to see to it that the Sheikh walks. Published November 18, 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: 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

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: 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