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Finding justice or a scapegoat?

An old soldier once remarked that combining the words "military" and "justice" produces an oxymoron that is more aimed at finding a scapegoat to protect the particular service and those…

Don’t leave the children behind

The 5-year-old No Child Left Behind Act is relatively simple as federal laws go. School districts must test their students annually in reading and math in grades three through eight…

We have good…er bad…news

It's tough being a member of Congress. Even if you're in the majority, as is Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda of Kansas, you never know when your ears may be assaulted…

Constant cleavage claptrap

I was crossing my fingers that the Hillary Rodham Clinton cleavage story would die a much-deserved media death, when up cropped another angle this week. You are unfortunately probably all…

Democrats face the debt problem

The Democrats knew when they took over Congress in January that sometime during the year they would have to raise the ceiling on the national debt. After all, raising…

FBI, IRS raid Senator’s home

Alaska GOP Sen. Ted Stevens, a king of pork barrel politics, is under investigation for taking bribes from an oil-services company. FBI and IRS agents searched Stevens' palatial vacation enclave home…

Thanks for the mammaries

Soldiers may still be dying in Iraq and Congress may remain in gridlock but the talk of the town in Washington is still Hillary Clinton's cleavage. Clinton's cleavage controversy continues unabated.…

Voters fed up with Democratic failures

The new Democratic leadership of Congress rode into Washington last fall with a voter mandate for change. Seven months later, many of those same voters want the Democrats tarred and feathered…

Congress passes Homeland security bill

Congress sent President Bush legislation Friday to intensify anti-terror efforts in the U.S., shifting money to high-risk states and cities and expanding screening of air and sea cargo to stave…

House tells Justice Dept. to ignore law

The House on Thursday voted to prevent the Justice Department from enforcing certain advertising restrictions in campaign finance law. The vote came one month after the Supreme Court loosened some of…