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EDITORIAL: The NEA's partisan work for Obama

When the Obama administration launched its United We Serve volunteerism program earlier this summer, it was all about building playgrounds, caring for wounded veterans and reading to homeless children. Weeks later, the Obama White House, the National Endowment for the Arts and United We Serve have revealed the actual agenda -- backing the administration's political priorities with coordinated propaganda, perhaps boosted by millions in stimulus cash. Published September 6, 2009

EDITORIAL: The president's crackpot

Barack Obama promised to usher in a new post-partisan utopia if elected president. But since taking office, Mr. Obama has surrounded himself with some of the most extreme radicals from the far-left fringe. Published September 6, 2009

EDITORIAL: Crash the clunkers

The Obama administration has declared its "cash for clunkers" program a "success." If the Car Allowance Rebate System is the Democrats' model for bureaucratic competence, we're afraid to see how they would administer a government-run health care system. Published September 4, 2009

EDITORIAL: Obama panders to Islam (again)

Muslims are what make America great, if President Obama is to be believed. At a White House interfaith dinner honoring Ramadan on Tuesday, he said that "the contribution of Muslims to the United States are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country." We would be intrigued to see that long list and to learn more about how Muslims have been part of the woof and warp of America. Published September 4, 2009

EDITORIAL: Beaming Obama into your kid's head

President Obama's planned address to America's schoolchildren on Sept. 8 is generating a firestorm of controversy from concerned parents who think he should mind his own business and stay away from their children. It's easy to see why. Published September 3, 2009

EDITORIAL: It ain't America no more

In America, school security guards don't get to revise the First Amendment to suit their whims. Nobody does. Published September 3, 2009

EDITORIAL: From yard sales to jail yards

When federal agents can swoop down on your personal garage sale and arrest you for selling the wrong old doll, this is no longer the land of the free. Yet just such a scenario is possible because of a campaign called Resale Roundup, which stems from last year's jobs-destroying Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Published September 3, 2009

EDITORIAL: Stop hyperventilating

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is telling people to stop "hyperventilating" over a passage in his new book, "The Test of Our Times -- America Under Siege." Let's take a deep breath and check the facts. Published September 2, 2009

EDITORIAL: McDonnell the moderate

Bob McDonnell's safest choice to address controversial language in a decades-old thesis was to repudiate the whole thing. That's the reality of today's conformist environment in which political correctness trumps real debate on cultural issues. Few people will buy the Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate's pragmatic position, but it's in step with the etiquette of modern campaigns. Published September 2, 2009

EDITORIAL: Taxing trades

The market has been volatile over the past year, but unions and some liberal Democrats want to tax stock and futures trades under the guise that this will make markets more stable. More taxes are not the answer. Published September 2, 2009

EDITORIAL: Rangel profits by any way, any means

Charlie Rangel is one lucky guy. The Democratic congressman from Harlem, N.Y., just discovered that his net wealth is twice what he thought. That's a pretty good day at the office for a public servant. Published September 1, 2009

EDITORIAL: Chevron's message to Garcia

Back in May, Ecuadorean Attorney General Diego Garcia Carrion was not happy with The Washington Times editorial board. We had written that a $27 billion environmental lawsuit in Ecuador against Texaco/Chevron was no more than a rigged "shakedown of millions of American small investors who have a stake" in the oil company. Mr. Garcia's letter in response claimed that "the government of Ecuador is not a party" to the litigation and that observers could expect "a just and reasoned decision in the case." Published September 1, 2009

EDITORIAL: The price of appeasement

Seventy years ago today, Adolf Hitler's armies swept into Poland. Two days later, Britain and France declared war on Germany. The Second World War had begun, a tragedy loosed on humanity as a direct result of a well-respected and popular foreign policy called appeasement. Published September 1, 2009

EDITORIAL: False reports about guns

Many media outlets have misfired about guns. Countless newspapers and television networks -- from CBS to MSNBC -- have misreported that conservative protesters are threatening President Obama with guns at public events. It hasn't happened. Published August 31, 2009

EDITORIAL: Keeping the 'flex' in health care

What do Democratic leaders have against individual economic choice? Amid so many other flash points in their various versions of health care overhaul, observers might have missed their attempt to torch the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), which are popular with millions of Americans. Published August 30, 2009

EDITORIAL: White House control of the Internet

The Senate Commerce Committee wants to hand control of the Internet over to the Obama White House. Increased government intervention isn't the answer to the nation's cybersecurity problem. Published August 30, 2009

EDITORIAL: Invasion of medical privacy

Privacy rights are under threat in the House's government health care plan. While plowing through the more than 1,000-page Democratic House bill, Declan McCullagh of CBS News uncovered provisions that would allow startling privacy intrusions. The innermost secrets of people's personal lives would be made available to thousands of government bureaucrats. Published August 30, 2009