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So many czars, so little reason

No question about it. The number of "czars" in government has proliferated under President Barack Obama and has provided a rallying point for his Republican opposition. Conservatives say Obama has created…

When rudeness rules

My dear readers, I am striving to be extra polite today because ill-mannered jerks appear to have taken over America and someone has to set a higher standard. In every…

Next time, try throwing a shoe

The meltdowns seem to come in bunches. Serena Williams busting her racket and threatening a judge at the U.S. Open. Kanye West crashing the stage at the MTV awards and wresting…

Democrats pay for ducking health crisis

Some issues are a demagogue's delight. And Democrats, thinking there really is safety in numbers, lemming-walked themselves into their opponents' trap and are now paying a steep political price because…

U.S. spends $75 billion a year on intel

Intelligence activities across the U.S. government and military cost a total of $75 billion a year, the nation's top intelligence official said on Tuesday, disclosing an overall number long shrouded…

Rangel: Obama screwed up

A key House committee chairman says proposals President Barack Obama set out in his health care speech are causing problems for Democrats trying to finalize health legislation in the House. Ways…

Bernanke: Recession ‘is very likely over’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday the worst recession since the 1930s is probably over, although he cautioned that pain — especially for the nearly 15 million unemployed Americans…

Panel recommends keeping color alert codes

After a 60-day review of the nation's terror-alert system, a special task force is expected to recommend that the Obama administration keep color-coded alerts, but reduce the number of colors…

Yes, it is as bad as we think

090109outofbusiness_0.jpgNew Census data for 2008, the first full year of this recession, show just how bad our national economic stumble has been and add…

Americans still bummed over the economy

One year after Wall Street teetered on the brink of collapse, seven out of 10 Americans lack confidence the federal government has taken safeguards to prevent another financial industry meltdown,…