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Seniors aren’t buying reform

Turns out you can fear a government takeover of health care even if the government already took over your health care.

How else to explain the reservations of seniors…

CIA pushed the limits of sleep deprivation

A year after the Bush administration abandoned its harshest interrogation methods, CIA operatives used severe sleep deprivation…

When lawyers jail other lawyers

During the 1990s, most of us thought we were living in a period of unprecedented peace and prosperity. We even spent the "peace dividend" -- cutting resources for intelligence and…

Lawyers: The death of health care reform

This column is about the health-care debate, but first we must take a little diversionary walk -- because the weather is still fine and a nice walk is a healthy…

How politics drives stimulus spending

A sleepy Montana checkpoint along the Canadian border that sees about three travelers a day will get $15 million under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. A government priority list…

Looking backward, not forward

The Obama administration took office, in the new president's words, determined to look forward, not backward, and as part of that philosophy it was agreed that it would be unfair…

How the CIA ran amuck

With just two weeks of training, or about half the time it takes to become a truck driver, the CIA certified its spies as…

Health care should be a privilege

Call me a socialist -- and certainly someone will -- but in light of President Barack Obama's diminishing insistence on a public option in the health care reform package that…

Somebody didn’t get the message

You would like to think that we learned some lessons from the exotic financial products that did so much to push us into recession.

Loons who pack heat at Obama events

If the Secret Service and the White House don't worry about armed-to-the-teeth civilians being in relatively close proximity to Barack Obama, why should we?…