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  • Washington Times strikes content and marketing partnership with Redskins

    07/28/2014 8:59:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2014
    The Washington Times and the Washington Redskins announced a unique partnership that will make the newspaper a content and marketing partner of the team. Under the partnership, the Redskins and the Times will collaborate on unique content offerings throughout the year designed to provide Redskins fans with compelling, timely and unique coverage. The offerings will include a weekly “Redskins Weekend Game Guide,” which will wrap the front page of the Times’ print edition each Friday during the NFL season and a new free digital magazine called “The Redskins Report,” which will showcase exclusive content about the Redskins. Both features are...
  • Obama issued 2010 directive to allow use of U.S. Military against American citizens

    06/03/2014 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/3/14 | Jim Emerson
    The Washington Times’ Bill Gertz revealed last week in his “Inside the Ring” column that Barack Obama issued a directive, in 2010, to the Department of Defense allowing the use of the United States Military against American Citizens. (1) In a recent speech, Obama assured the audience that the nation should seek to avoid military misadventures abroad. A conspiracy theorist would see this as evidence that the Democratic Administration is planning to use the military against the American public instead. Anyone familiar with government documents is well aware of the devil being in the details and that it is often...
  • Trey Gowdy threatened with harm; Capitol Police kick off ‘active, open investigation’

    05/07/2014 11:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Capitol Hill police are investigating emailed threats to Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina congressman tabbed to head a special panel to probe the White House’s response to the Benghazi terrorist attacks. Politico reporters and journalists at other news outlets say they’ve received at least two emails that threaten harm to Mr. Gowdy due directly to his leading role on the panel. Capitol Police refused to comment on the actual threats, except to say that “an active, open investigation” has been launched, Politico reported.
  • Federal Election Commission Lawyer: Politicking for Obama on Taxpayer Time

    04/30/2014 4:28:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 30, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    A lawyer for the Federal Election Commission has resigned after being found to have engaged in prohibited political activity to help President Obama’s reelection on government time. The Federal Election Commission is the agency charged with regulating campaign finance for the presidential campaigns and serving as a purported neutral agency. The Washington Times reports on a finding by the Office of Special Counsel about the actions of this FEC lawyer: The employee, a lawyer whose name wasn’t divulged, solicited campaign donations for Mr. Obama and other political campaigns, and even took part in a web broadcast from an FEC facility...
  • Senate Dems vow vote to change Constitution, block campaign funding

    04/30/2014 3:34:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | by Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats said Wednesday that the Supreme Court has stretched the First Amendment too far when it comes to campaign finances, and vowed to hold a vote to amend the Constitution and undo a number of landmark decisions. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chairman of the Rules Committee, said he will push a constitutional amendment to the full floor later this year that would give Congress the power to impose strict limits on campaign finance. “It will draw to a fine point where we are at — and that is, the First Amendment is sacred, but that...
  • Walter Walsh, oldest Olympian, dies days shy of 107th birthday

    04/30/2014 2:29:26 PM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/30/2014 | Marc Lancaster
    Walter Walsh, a former FBI agent and Marine who was the world’s oldest Olympian, died Tuesday, just six days shy of his 107th birthday. USA Shooting announced Walsh’s death Wednesday afternoon on Twitter. He competed for the United States in the 1948 London Games, placing 12th in the 50m free pistol event. But that achievement (at age 41) was a mere footnote in a memorable life. Walsh first gained fame as an FBI agent in the nascent days of the Bureau, discovering the body of noted gangster Baby Face Nelson after a shootout.
  • Feds Stage Pre-Dawn Raid for Potato Gun

    10/30/2013 6:31:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | October 29, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Audrey Hudson’s husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor. The phone rang. It was her husband. “I’m in the driveway,” he said. “The police are here. Open the door.” And so began Hudson’s nightmare – held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms...
  • Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action

    10/25/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | Guy Taylor
    Maryland state police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private reporting files of an award-winning former investigative journalist for The Washington Times who had exposed problems in the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Air Marshal Service. Reporter Audrey Hudson said the investigators, who included an agent for Homeland’s Coast Guard service, took her private notes and government documents that she had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act during a predawn raid of her family home on Aug. 6. The documents, some which chronicled her sources and her work at the Times...

    09/02/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 40 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | September 2, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    The Florida based National Black Republican Association has sent Articles of Impeachment to the Judiciary Committee in the US House of Representatives. The NBRA has decided to publish an advertisement in the Washington Times and provide a copy of the ad to every member of Congress as they return to work on Tuesday. Frances Rice, Chair of NBRA stated, “Anyone may download and use the ad, which is camera ready, and pay for it to be in their local newspaper or magazine. The PDF was created by the Washington Times for their use in publishing it in their paper.” To...
  • CURL: Obama's 2014 calculation: Let's have a war

    09/01/2013 7:02:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/13 | Joseph Curl
    The first rule for President Obama: It’s all about 2014. The second rule for President Obama: See Rule No. 1. Make no mistake: The president couldn’t care less about the plight of Syrians, the 1,500 gassed to death — including nearly 500 children. It’s all about 2014. Win the House, reign supreme. Consider this: Mr. Obama made his dramatic Rose Garden statement Saturday — then headed to the golf course. Congress has no plans to cut short its 30-day vacation, and the president did not call lawmakers back. So much for urgency. The conventional wisdom is, as usual, wrong. Losing...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Syrians warn U.S. that Al Qaeda has hijacked revolution

    09/01/2013 2:07:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | Tiffany Madison
    Syrians inside the country say the revolution began with peaceful protests from the poor seeking reforms. The movement now brims with violent terrorist operatives aligned with Al Qaeda and Al-Nasra, including extremist fighters from Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq. The mainstream media portrays a false picture of the now-compromised Free Syrian Army. The extremist elements within are not just minority-affiliates. They win the battles, they have the ammunition and the food. They have slowly filled the power vaccuum and they do not fight for a freed Syria, but to establish an ultra-fundamentalist state. American taxpayers have fueled the Syrian Civil War...
  • Dr. Ben Carson joins The Washington Times as weekly columnist

    07/09/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July | Jennifer Harper
    Dr. Ben Carson, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon whose entrance into America’s political debate has energized conservatives, on Wednesday joined The Washington Times as a weekly opinion columnist. A straightforward speaker known for his optimism and candor, the pediatric neurosurgeon’s early forays into politics and media attracted so much attention that news organizations and fans alike have begun discussing a possible run for political office one day. “Dr. Carson is one of the freshest and most powerful voices in the conservative movement whose values were forged in the decades he spent helping everyday Americans as a pediatric neurosurgeon and public servant....
  • TWT’s Liberal Roots May be Showing

    07/08/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 1 replies
    Fishbowl DC ^ | July 8, 2013 | Betsy Rothstein
    With heavy changes underway at TWT and today’s announcement that John Solomon‘s full power at the paper will be restored, it’s a valuable exercise to review how things were before when, say, Solomon was previously in charge. In one memory, Solomon and President Tom McDevitt sat at a fold-up table in the lobby trying to sell President Obama-headlined T-shirts and Obama commemorative coffee-table books. Not exactly TWT‘s market, but hey, what the hell? It’s a free country. From a TWT insider: “This raises the question, ‘What is the Washington Times?’ TWT’s brand has always been as a conservative alternative to...
  • The Washington Times extending reach with cable network

    03/14/2013 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | March 13, 2013 | By Jennifer Harper
    Herring Broadcasting, owner of the Wealth TV network, and The Washington Times announced Thursday that they have joined in a strategic partnership to create a new national cable news network called One America News, set to debut nationwide this summer. “One America News Network will provide Americans a new, credible source for national and international news and investigative reporting as well as talk shows designed to foster an independent, cutting-edge debate about the policies, issues and solutions facing the country,” said Robert Herring Sr., CEO of Herring Broadcasting, founded in 2004 and based in San Diego. The intent is to...
  • While David Gregory Gets Off Scot-Free, (Shortened Title)

    01/24/2013 4:14:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    While liberal journalists like David Gregory and liberal politicians like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)* are able to bend and even break District of Columbia gun laws in service of promoting more stringent gun control laws, it's a far different story for apolitical Good Samaritans who use their guns to save lives. Andrea Noble of the Washington Times noted yesterday that a D.C. man could face numerous gun charges related to his discharge of his gun on Sunday to save an 11-year-old boy from being mauled to death by three pit bulls (excerpt follows page break): D.C. police are investigating whether...
  • Investigative Journalist Kerry Picket Joins Breitbart News

    12/09/2012 9:54:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Big Journalism (Breitbart) ^ | December 9, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Investigative journalist Kerry Picket has joined Breitbart News. Picket formerly edited and wrote for the Washington Times opinion section and its "Water Cooler" blog. She also covered Capitol Hill and campaign and elections for the publication. Picket has regularly appeared as a guest commentator on dozens of cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, Fox Business Network, and the Christian Broadcast Network. She has also appeared in prime time specials on Fox News’s “Hannity” dealing with issues such as crony capitalism and corruption in Washington, D.C. “I’m looking forward to continuing what Andrew Breitbart started--delivering honest news, real news, without...
  • Caroline Kennedy's with Obamas after reported snubs (I cant's stand to hear his voice anymore)

    08/08/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/8/2012 | Kerry Picket
    “It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse’” Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the...
  • Wash Times' Jeff Kuhner: Sheriff Joe's Obama Investigation Biggest Scandal in American History

    03/23/2012 7:50:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/22/2012 | BirtherReportDotCom
    Washington Times Writer Jeff Kuhner on TruNews: Obama has Perpetrated a Massive Hoax and Fraud upon the American People; Obama Document Fraud Biggest Scandal in American History; Much Bigger than Watergate; Everything Obama Has Done Could be Illegal; American Media Silent - Part 1
  • Jerry Brown takes on Washington Times Reporter (Asks Reporter,"Are You A Moonie?")

    02/27/2012 3:26:35 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies · 2+ views
    LATimes ^ | 2-26-12 | LATimes
    Gov. Jerry Brown tangled with a reporter from the conservative Washington Times newspaper after his meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Sunday. At one point Brown, who was defending his earlier tenure as governor and his efforts to bridge the state’s budget gap, asked the reporter: “Are you a Moonie?” The Washington Times was founded in 1982 by Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, whose followers were often referred to informally as Moonies. The Washington Times is a conservative paper, and Brown, after recognizing his interrogator, gave no ground. Brown’s spokesman Gil Duran joined...
  • Jerry Brown to reporter: 'Are you a Moonie, by any chance?'

    02/26/2012 3:16:06 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/26/12 | David Siders
    WASHINGTON - Gov. Jerry Brown had just finished meeting privately with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this afternoon when, on his way out, he ran into The Washington Times. It did not go well. "I'm just saying you've got some criticism that you've ceded way too much to the unions," said the Times' Kerry Picket. . . . When Picket asked again about bankruptcy, Duran said, "You're lying." Brown asked her, "Are you a Moonie, by any chance?"
  • New exposé reveals Media Matters' inner workings

    02/16/2012 2:50:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2/13/2012
    Tucker Carlson discusses his website The Daily Caller's shocking new exposé on the liberal media watchdog group, Media Matters for America
  • Tony Blankley: Gingrich would be the most conservative president since Reagan

    11/26/2011 12:31:21 PM PST · by rzman21 · 62 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 11/26/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter Former Gingrich press secretary Tony Blankley tells ConservativeHome USA that the popular desire to elect someone with ideas and substance has fueled the former House speaker’s rise to the top of the polls. “While most of the people who are running for president are pretty well informed and pretty bright people, most just end up in talking points,” Blankley says. “There’s not a lot of depth to their discussion, and I think that Newt’s standing out in the debates as somebody who’s actually thought deeply on these issues, cares about them and who discusses...
  • Tony Blankley Says Bill Clinton Did Try To Pin the Blame on the GOP For OK City Bombing - Video

    04/19/2010 6:09:58 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 631+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | April 18, 2010 | Hotairpundit
    Tony Blankley, Newt Gingrich's press Secretary at the time, tells the CNN Situation Room exactly what Clinton did in the aftermath of the bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995. Blankley: "I got the press calls in 1995, I got reporters calling me telling me the White House is saying that our contract with America, and us advocating that, had caused the killing of 160 innocent Americans-I got those calls"...."And he's doing the same thing again."
  • Tony Blankley (1948-2012)

    01/08/2012 2:33:47 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 8, 2012 | NB Staff
    It is with great sadness that we must report the loss of our dear friend Tony Blankley. Tony passed away Saturday after a long battle with stomach cancer. Tony was a longtime friend of our parent organization the Media Research Center, serving as one of MRC's DisHonors Awards judges in the past few years. Tony's syndicated column was also published on NewsBusters. Tony was a veteran warrior for the conservative movement having served as a speechwriter for the Reagan administration, as press secretary to Speaker Newt Gingrich, as editorial page editor for the Washington Times from 2002-2007, and as a...
  • Ex-Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley dead at 63

    01/08/2012 12:07:45 PM PST · by Dysart · 71 replies
    Tony Blankely, a noted conservative author and commentator and former editorial page editor of The Washington Times, died Sunday morning, according to family sources. He was 63 and had been battling stomach cancer. Mr. Blankley was an executive vice president of the Edelman public-relations firm in Washington, a visiting senior fellow in national-security communications at the Heritage Foundation, a syndicated newspaper columnist and an on-air political commentator for CNN, NBC and NPR. He was also a regular weekly guest on “The McLaughlin Group.” Mr. Blankley was editorial page editor of The Times from 2002 to 2007, and from 1990 to...
  • Patriots Concerned Over Obama Leaving 3000 Soldiers in Iraq. SIGN PETITION

    09/25/2011 12:06:16 PM PDT · by trooprally · 35 replies
    The 3000
    Many patriots are concerned about the safety and politics of leaving behind 3000 soldiers in Iraq. Gathering of Eagles, the primary sponsor of this signature drive, has created a web site to sign a petition for answers. Our troops need our support. One of my sayings is, They protect our home front, we need to protect their political back side. The petition will be given to Henry D’Andrea of the Washington Times. He will be doing a follow up to his Original Article on Obama's mis-guided Iraqi policy. He will have our signatures to bolster the argument against leaving 3000...
  • Senator questions benefits to ‘adult baby’ (Coburn going after sickos disability fraud)

    05/18/2011 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 05-17-11 | Stephen Dinan
    A key senator has asked the Social Security Administration to investigate how people who live their lives role-playing as “adult babies” are able to get taxpayer-funded disability payments — after one of them was featured on a recent reality TV episode wearing diapers, feeding from a bottle and using an adult-sized crib he built. Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican and the Senate’s top waste-watcher, asked the agency’s inspector general to look into 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr. and his roommate, Sandra Dias, who acts as his “mother,” saying it’s not clear why they are collecting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits instead...
  • Times revamps design, expands coverage

    03/21/2011 6:13:32 PM PDT · by TChad · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-20-2011 | Jennifer Harper
    The Washington Times introduces an expanded edition Monday that restores coverage in sports, local news and the arts in a new design that showcases the newspaper’s signature content, photography and commentary. As part of the expansion, regional home delivery also has been reinstated.
  • Obamacare R.I.P.

    10/30/2010 8:11:17 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2010 | Editorial
    Nov. 2 is the nation's referendum on Obamacare. No other issue has so polarized the public and shed light on the policy failings of the left. The midterm elections represent the last, best hope for millions of Americans who don't want to see the health care law's most onerous provisions ever take effect. While the president's veto power increases the difficulty of a complete repeal, Republican control of the House - and perhaps the Senate - certainly would deflate Mr. Obama's Democratic dreams. The Internal Revenue Service, for example, needs an estimated $10 billion to raise a well-equipped army of...
  • Jewish group falls from favor at White House

    09/27/2010 8:09:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Deptember 27, 2010 | Eli Lake
    Revelation about funding sources prompts distancing from J StreetThe White House appears to be distancing itself from the liberal advocacy group J Street that it once embraced as its envoy to the U.S. Jewish community after disclosures that nearly half the group's funding for 2008 came from a single Hong Kong donor. White House spokesman Thomas Vietor declined to comment when asked on Monday if the White House would continue its past practice of inviting J Street's leaders to take part in conference calls with senior White House officials and to other White House events, and whether senior Obama administration...
  • Obama's backdoor gun ban: Government is blocking sale of historic weapons

    09/04/2010 10:00:59 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 31 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, September 3, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama is afraid of the M1 Garand, the U.S. rifle that helped win World War II, defeating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Administration officials earlier this year moved to block the government of South Korea from selling vintage U.S.-made M1 Garands and M1 carbines to eager stateside collectors. The State Department confirmed to The Washington Times that it was considering "alternative options" to deal with the classic rifles. During the Clinton administration, such code words meant melting them down. The government in Seoul was told that this step was being taken for the protection of Americans. "The U.S. insisted...
  • Cooking the books on job claims [With a 'recovery' like this, who needs a recession?]

    08/26/2010 12:13:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/26/10 | House Editorial
    Administration officials passed around the champagne Tuesday as the Congressional Budget Office reported that the $814 billion spent on the first stimulus bill created between 1.4 million and 3.3 million new jobs. President Obama's policies "put the country on a path to recovery by getting Americans back to work quickly," Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. crowed. "We've created 3 million jobs, and we're adding jobs every month." Continues... I quote, you decide "Sales of new homes declined unexpectedly in July," falling "12.4 percent from June, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 276,000. That was the lowest level in...
  • New life for Washington Times

    08/24/2010 10:52:42 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    The owner of the Washington Times entered into an agreement Tuesday to sell the paper to another entity affiliated with its parent, the Unification Church, which would return funding to the cash-strapped conservative publication, POLITICO has learned. The agreement was made Tuesday afternoon between News World Communications, the paper’s parent company, chaired by Preston Moon, and News World Media Development, a Delaware-registered LLC tied to other factions of the Unification Church, according to sources close to the negotiations. It sets forth a 30-day period for both sides to conduct due diligence, after which the paper will be sold, if both...
  • Washington Times to meet its end ... again?

    08/23/2010 6:22:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/2010 | Nikki Schwab
    Again, there are rumblings that The Washington Times soon will shut its doors. Local Web site reported Monday that Preston Moon, son of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon who runs the paper, planned to break the news via press release on Friday that he planned to shutter the paper. In DCRTV's report, the closure was halted due to a last-minute offer from an unknown bidder to purchase the conservative newspaper. Preston Moon and his family have long been fighting over the future of the former daily. DCRTV's unnamed source told the Web site that Preston Moon has had it...
  • Obama's economic tragedy

    08/12/2010 9:26:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2010 | Washington Times Editorial Staff
    U.S. fiscal gap makes Greece look responsible America appears to be in worse long-term financial health than Greece, Europe's poster child for govermental mismanagement. According to a report issued last month by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United States has built up so much debt and so many financial obligations that the difference between all future expenditures and revenues, the so-called "fiscal gap," will equal 14 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for as far as economists can project - in Greece, that figure is an unsustainable 11.5 percent. President Obama displays extraordinary hubris by spending $1.5 trillion...
  • Kagan's Snowe job on gun rights - Obama nominee is a threat to the Second Amendment

    07/29/2010 10:47:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Masthead Editorial
    The more it looks like the Senate will confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, the more gun owners should worry. Yesterday, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine became the fourth Republican to stand behind President Obama's nominee on the phony basis that Ms. Kagan supports gun rights. Mrs. Snowe explained in a press release that, "as a longtime, ardent supporter of Second Amendment rights, it was critical that [Solicitor] General Kagan stated during her testimony that the precedents set by the Supreme Court in the Heller and McDonald cases - which upheld a personal right to possess a firearm...
  • Paper: Kagan's Support for Infanticide-Abortion Should be "Kiss of Death"

    07/09/2010 9:14:22 AM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 10, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Paper: Kagan's Support for Infanticide-Abortion Should be "Kiss of Death" Washington, DC -- The Washington Times released an editorial column today on the nomination of pro-abortion activist Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. The Times says Kagan's supporting partial-birth abortion (infanticide) should be the "kiss of death" for her nomination.
  • An open letter to President Obama from Jon Voight

    06/22/2010 4:49:06 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2010 | Jon Voight
    An open letter from actor Jon Voight to President Obama: June 22, 2010 President Obama: You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world. You have brought this to...
  • My big fat Greek deficit (What it means for the US's future)

    05/09/2010 9:26:57 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 6 replies · 529+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 10, 2010 | Editorial
    The titanic 772-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Tuesday should serve as a wake-up call to Washington's big spenders. The domestic unease facing Greece sent economic shock waves felt around the globe, and, unless we change our current ways, what happened there will happen here. Athens was the scene of a clash between police and thousands of demonstrators who were angered that exorbitant salaries for civil servants would be cut, overly generous pensions could be slashed and nonproductive employees might be fired by employers armed with newly flexible labor regulations. The violent response of apoplectic union organizers...
  • Guns needed to stop Chicago murders

    05/05/2010 9:03:59 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 8 replies · 382+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 6, 2010 | Editorial
    If Chicago were serious about bringing its violent crime problem under control, it would recognize the constitutional right of residents to use firearms to protect themselves. The city's troubles are so extreme that a pair of state lawmakers are calling on a fellow Democrat, Gov. Pat Quinn, to deploy the National Guard to help restore calm. The latest figures show that Chicago had racked up 122 homicides for the year, exceeding the 116 killings over the comparable period in 2009, a very bad year. Among the top 10 U.S. cities, Chicago is within shooting distance of advancing from second place...
  • Obama's payoff to Brazilian cotton growers

    04/30/2010 12:37:10 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 4 replies · 395+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Editorial
    As a candidate for president, Barack Obama talked a lot about "fair trade." Unlike free trade, which is an objective concept, fair trade is vague and provides wiggle room to adjust to the political interests of individual politicians. President Obama's interpretation of fair trade is shaking out, and it entails paying hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars every year to subsidize the Brazilian cotton industry. Sending big bucks to Latin American competitors probably isn't what most Americans consider fair. The genesis of this example of stupid government rests with a Brazilian protest against farm support and export-credit guarantees that U.S....
  • Obama's regulatory disaster: Putting the smackdown on banks will further harm the economy

    04/28/2010 5:07:51 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 6 replies · 291+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama rails against Wall Street to score populist political points. But when the smoke clears from all the demagoguery, the financial regulations he is pushing will result in fewer loans, more costly credit and individuals facing more risk. Contrary to the president's talking points, the proposed regulations will not prevent "a second Great Depression." In fact, the problems that created America's recent financial troubles have been ignored in pending legislation. Nothing is being done to reform government-backed lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac despite their history of fraud and responsibility for taxpayers being saddled with $400 billion in bailouts....
  • The Welfare State of America: The U.S. government is as intrusive as any socialist state

    04/16/2010 1:07:13 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 12 replies · 652+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2009 | Editorial
    Americans are used to taking comfort in the fact that European countries such as Sweden, France and Finland are inefficient "welfare states." Even if American competitiveness slacks off a bit, the thinking goes, we'll always be on top because the United States would never allow government to get as burdensome as it is in socialist foreign lands. It's time to start thinking differently as the U.S. bureaucracy expands to record levels. Even before Obamacare and this year's spending increases take effect, Americans have to accept that our government already has gotten to be as big as the biggest welfare states....
  • Democrats are hiding deficits: Speaker Pelosi tries to keep bad news secret until after the election

    04/14/2010 9:44:41 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 22 replies · 1,150+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Editorial
    A few months after moving into the White House, President Obama promised to reduce the large deficit in 2010 and continue reducing it further in 2011. This promise was broken, and the deficit in 2010 is expected to be approximately $200 billion more than in 2009. This creates political danger for Democrats, as the party in power is reluctant to acknowledge its stewardship of worsening budget problems with midterm elections coming in November. As a result, congressional Democrats are shying away from a vote on this year's budget resolution, causing chaos to the federal budgeting process. Avoiding a budget resolution...
  • Crashing the Tea Party: Democratic activists use dirty tricks to demonize opposition

    04/13/2010 7:17:17 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 24 replies · 890+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2010 | Editorial
    A group named is planning on attending Tea Party rallies around the country tomorrow pretending to be party members. The strategy is to behave outrageously on Tax Day to provide fodder for the media, which likes to portray opponents to the Obama presidency as fringe radicals. The plot is part of the typical liberal playbook to silence opposition to the left-wing agenda. The party crashers already have dropped into Tea Party meetings and rallies to stake out vulnerabilities. According to Jason Levin, head of, the group has affiliates in 65 cities across the land. He unconvincingly claims that...
  • Obama eyes interns: Democrats move to deny useful job training to young workers

    04/06/2010 8:11:56 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 178 replies · 1,742+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2010 | Editorial
    The Obama administration's top law enforcement officer at the Labor Department, M. Patricia Smith, is targeting companies that give young people unpaid internships. She claims that internships are rife with abusive practices and that serious violations of labor law are widespread. Arguing that interns should get paid at least minimum wage, Ms. Smith and the White House risk destroying a valuable steppingstone that gives many young Americans training they need to get jobs they want in the future. Unpaid internships are valuable for many reasons. Most simply, they help people test whether they are a good fit for a particular...
  • Close enough for government work: The EPA and Energy Department are caught fudging efficiency

    04/06/2010 7:05:23 AM PDT · by JohnRLott · 7 replies · 430+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2010 | Editorial
    Part of President Obama's health care bill depends on the government telling doctors and hospitals what are purportedly the most efficient medical procedures they should use. Americans are supposed to trust Mr. Obama's bureaucrats over their own doctors. Meanwhile, a new report from the Government Accountability Office shows that the Obama administration has been an utter failure at identifying the efficiency of a wide range of products. As government encroaches on more aspects of American life, the federal bureaucracy is increasingly incompetent. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are charged with identifying how energy-efficient different products are....
  • Federal judge goes after gun owners: District court upholds D.C. firearm restrictions

    03/29/2010 8:20:38 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 8 replies · 672+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2010 | Editorial
    The gun grabbers in Washington are celebrating a federal ruling handed down Friday that upheld the tangle of rules that effectively prohibit District residents from owning firearms for the purpose of home defense. While the Supreme Court in its landmark 2008 Heller decision recognized the individual's right to own a gun, it also conceded that reasonable regulations on gun ownership might be acceptable. U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina took this concession as a green light to approve D.C. rules designed to create a gun ownership ban in everything but name. The District outlawed semiautomatic pistols, instantly removing the vast...
  • The left's next move: Salary caps

    03/27/2010 9:22:41 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 29 replies · 1,035+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2010 | Editorial
    Emboldened by the passage of health care legislation, the Obama administration will set its sights on a new target - regulating how much money you can make. Recipients of federal bailout money already face regulations designed to rein in "excessive" corporate salaries. Since the administration has proclaimed this first step a success, it is only a matter of time before it seeks broader control over private-sector compensation. The administration gave itself a pat on the back for a job well done after "only" 16 of 104 senior corporate executives quit when their salaries fell under the pay czar's knife. The...
  • Obamacare bait & switch

    03/27/2010 9:21:05 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 6 replies · 548+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2010 | Editorial
    The health care bill that President Obama signed last week bears little resemblance to the reform package he once touted from the campaign trail. With the final legislative product in hand, it's worth evaluating how it compares to the promises Mr. Obama made to voters regarding the plan's cost, its features and the reform process itself. The difference between then and now couldn't be more stark. Candidate Obama repeatedly assured the public that his health care plan would cost between $500 billion and $650 billion. This modest amount was to be covered entirety by discontinuing the George W. Bush tax...