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WWII vet discovers he’s not a U.S. citizen

WWII vet discovers he’s not a U.S. citizen

Leeland Davidson served his county in World War II but the 95-year-old vet discovered recently that even though he was born to American parents he is not considered a U.S. citizen. Davidson was born in Canada in 1916 but his parents did not register his birth with the U.S. government. Yet he was allowed the […]

Libya attack costs approaching a billion

Libya attack costs approaching a billion

Stretched thin by two wars, the U.S. military is spending upward of $1 billion in an international assault to destroy Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses and save rebels from likely defeat, according to analysts and a rough calculation of the military operation so far. Missiles fired from submarines in the Mediterranean, bombs dropped by […]

‘Transparent’ Obama declares war on leakers

‘Transparent’ Obama declares war on leakers

Elected on a promise of a more transparent government, President Barack Obama has taken “unprecedented” aim at leakers who divulge classified information to journalists, critics say. “We’ve seen the current president bringing five prosecutions so far… against people for whistleblowing, for leaks of classified information,” said Daniel Ellsberg, famous for his 1971 leak of the […]

Obama under fire from all sides over attacks on Libya

Obama under fire from all sides over attacks on Libya

President Barack Obama, the Democrat who rode a crest of anti-government and anti-war sentiment into office, now faces political heat from all sides because of a war he helped start. Obama is under fire from all sides and faces increasing criticism from his liberal Democratic base. Even Democrats who supported President George W. Bush‘s controversial […]

Joining a political party means surrendering your freedom

Joining a political party means surrendering your freedom

I cringe every time someone describes themselves as a “die-hard Republican” or “committed Democrat” or some other phrase that shows an allegiance to a political party. Joining a political party is, to me, a surrender of independence, an unwillingness to think on your own and a dependence on the agenda of others. I worked inside […]

Obama’s peace trip turns into a war folly

Obama’s peace trip turns into a war folly

  In the heart of his mission to Latin America, President Barack Obama tried to get the world to see what he saw. “Latin America is at peace,” he said in Chile. The world, however, has been busy. His speech was not the story. War always tends to trump peace. In his first extended trip […]

Calculating the escalating cost of Obama’s war on Libya

Calculating the escalating cost of Obama’s war on Libya

Calculating the U.S. price tag for the no-fly zone in Libya is hardly simple math. Four nights of a U.S. and European assault easily tops hundreds of millions of dollars as the international coalition seeks to undermine Moammar Gadhafi’s air defenses and save the rebels from likely defeat. The cost could rise moderately if the […]

Warning couch potatos: Sex can kill you

Warning couch potatos: Sex can kill you

Sex and exercise can trigger heart attacks in older people who don’t get much of either, a new analysis finds. The risk is low, but it’s a good reminder that slackers should change their exercise habits gradually, especially in middle age. People who exercise regularly have a much smaller risk of having a heart attack […]

HBO plans Dick Cheney miniseries

HBO plans Dick Cheney miniseries

First Sarah Palin, now Dick Cheney. HBO is developing a miniseries about the former Vice President based on Pulitzer prize winner Bart Gellman‘s best-selling book: “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency as well as the PBS Frontline documentary, “The Dark Side.” The cable network already has a miniseries Arizona Sen. John McCain’s failed Presidential campaign with […]

Americans sort of support Libya action

Americans sort of support Libya action

Early comments online and in newspapers point to cautious American support for a limited role in bombing Libyan air defenses but wariness over entangling the United States in an ill-defined military mission. The United States was slow to act on Libya yet wise to play down its role in a military intervention, some U.S. editorials, […]