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Obamacare: Too unpopular, too expensive

One thing seems increasingly clear about President Obama's ambitious plan to reform the health-care system. The nation can't afford it, and even if it could, polls show that a growing…

CIA probes create strange bedfellows

America gets a refresher in the lingo of labels every time senators launch an advise-and-consent ritual over a president's judicial nominee.

We learn conservatives are "strict constructionists" -- they…

How Dems can regain momentum

Congress is returning to Washington and President Obama's health-care overhaul is in trouble thanks in large part to the noisy misinformation spread at town-hall meetings while lawmakers were on their…

Guns don’t belong at town hall meetings

The armed men injecting themselves into the town hall meetings on universal health care remind me why it is important to tell the thugs…

Which country do we want to take back?

Some of the people who have been appearing at town hall meetings lately say they want to take back their country. Me too.

However, I am left wondering what…

Big families: A threat to the environment?

With great fanfare the infamous Duggar family this week announced (on the "Today" show, no less) the upcoming birth of a 19th child.

Without engaging in histrionic gymnastics about…

Obama plays numbers game in Afghan war

President Barack Obama is planning a George Bush-style numbers game in the increasingly-unpopular war in Afghanistan -- adding 14,000 combat troops while replacing support troops with mercenaries to make it…

Blackwater’s contract extended in Iraq

The State Department is extending its Iraq war contract with the mercenary company Blackwater USA, now known as Xe, for an "indefinite" period that…

The American right to invade privacy?

A disappointing feature of the Obama administration is its continuing support of the Bush administration's assertion of the federal government's unfettered right to snoop.

Last July, the Department of…

The doctrine of ‘plausible deniability’

As every school kid knows, Harry Truman instituted the doctrine of ultimate responsibility. The "buck stops here" became the symbol of strong leadership from an Oval Office where the phrase…