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As usual, rhetoric overwhelms facts in Wisconsin debate

As usual, rhetoric overwhelms facts in Wisconsin debate

The facts have been overshadowed by rhetoric at the Wisconsin Capitol, where protesters and politicians have been engaged in a tense standoff over the governor’s proposal to strip most public…

New law doesn’t control Christian health plans

New law doesn’t control Christian health plans

The brain tumor came back. An ugly mass growing in plain view threatened Karen Niles’ remaining eye. She needed more surgery. This time, however, her medical plan wouldn’t pay. It…

Obamas name first male social secretary

Obamas name first male social secretary

The Obama White House broke decades of tradition Friday, naming the first man to ever serve as social secretary. Jeremy Bernard, a senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to France,…

Chaos we got: So, where’s the order?

Chaos we got: So, where’s the order?

“Out of chaos comes order,” Friedrich Nietzsche once said. If true, then maybe there is hope because chaos, folks, is what we have all around us today. Congress? Chaos. The…

Sarah Palin’s dirty secrets: Fake letters, silent marriage, nude photos

Sarah Palin’s dirty secrets: Fake letters, silent marriage, nude photos

A draft manuscript of former Sarah Palin aide Frank Bailey’s tell-all book, Blind Allegiance, reveals a woman who wrote fake letters to the editor praising her accomplishments in office, doesn’t…

Best Buy, Home Depot run into hard times in China

Best Buy, Home Depot run into hard times in China

Home Depot is no longer open for home improvements in Beijing. Best Buy Inc. decided its brand name electronics stores were not best for China. This may well be the…

Republicans to those in mortgage trouble: ‘Go to hell’

Republicans to those in mortgage trouble: ‘Go to hell’

The Obama administration‘s key housing market rescue programs landed on the chopping block on Thursday as a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled a vote next week to…

In reality, the government never really shuts down

In reality, the government never really shuts down

Social Security checks would still go out. Troops would remain at their posts. Furloughed federal workers probably would get paid, though not until later. And virtually every essential government agency,…

Tea Party forges a vision for Montana

Tea Party forges a vision for Montana

With each bill, newly elected tea party lawmakers are offering Montanans a vision of the future. Their state would be a place where officials can ignore U.S. laws, force FBI…

Judge rules Assange can be extradited for sex crimes

Judge rules Assange can be extradited for sex crimes

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over sex crimes claims, a judge said Thursday. Assange’s lawyer said he would appeal the ruling. Judge Howard Riddle said the…