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Homegrown terrorists worry officials

Antiterrorism officials are increasingly concerned about American-bred extremists who travel abroad for terror training and then return home, sometimes quietly recruiting followers over the years.

Federal authorities have issued…

Stop the presses: Obama is an American

It's official: Barack Obama is a native-born American. He has a vote of Congress to prove it.

Language in a resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii becoming the…

Health care: So much hyperbole, so few facts

Here in Hate City, where the Potomac flows silently past an ever-babbling riverbank, the healthcare reform debate has degenerated into partisan sound-bite salvos. So far, all that is certain is…

Another close shave for our rights

Then-Vice President Dick Cheney promised that the Bush administration's war on terrorism would be fought on "the dark side." We are still finding out how dark that was.

On…

The silly debate over Obama’s citizenship

A vocal group of conspiracy theorists known as "birthers" are riling the White House with their persistent claim that Barack Obama is not an…

The never-ending debate over race

It was astounding the other day to hear a national television pundit state unequivocally that Americans seldom talk about race, that there is no national dialogue on the subject. Has…

The road to socialized medicine

"America, America, God shed His grace on thee."

Many demoralized souls felt over recent months that this famous appeal in "America the Beautiful" had been falling on deaf ears.

Palin goes out swinging

At times, it seemed like a flashback to the 2008 presidential campaign.

Sarah Palin stepped down as Alaska governor on Sunday with a fiery speech reminiscent of her days…

As recession lingers, small business falters

As the effects of the economic collapse began pouring down Main Street, the government last year was left holding a record $2.1 billion in write-offs of small business loans it…

Obama tries damage control

President Barack Obama concedes his words — that a white police officer "acted stupidly" when he arrested a black university scholar in his own home — were ill-chosen. But, while…