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Afghan war: Vietnamization is not an option

As America's latest wartime president reviews the grim but realistic assessment of his top war zone general--- and reshapes the military strategy that will become his legacy -- this much…

This is your computer-addicted brain

A recent article on salon.com attempted to sweep away legitimate criticisms of the downside of high-tech on human intelligence: "By now the arguments are familiar: Facebook is ruining our…

Why CIA torture techniques backfired

Prolonged stress from the CIA's harsh interrogations could have impaired the memories of terrorist suspects, diminishing their ability to recall and provide the detailed information the spy agency sought, according…

Feds issue terror warnings to stadiums, hotels

Counterterrorism officials have issued security bulletins to police around the nation about terrorists' desire to attack stadiums, entertainment complexes and hotels — the latest in a flurry of such internal…

Rhode Island Republican quits over Joe Wilson

The chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Hispanic Assembly and member of the Republican Central Committee says he has quit the GOP because he was embarrassed by South Carolina Rep.…

Obama urged to end CIA probe

Seven former CIA directors who served both Republican and Democratic presidents have asked President Barack Obama to end the Justice Department's criminal probe into the harsh interrogations of terror suspects…

Media arrogance breeds mistrust

You don't trust us. You really don't. That's the message to the media from a new poll by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press. It's a devastating look…

Race was the wrong card to play

One would hope that Jimmy Carter, as he has been frequently in the past, is dead wrong in his allegation that Rep. Joe Wilson's unfortunate accusation that President Barack Obama…

So many lobbyists, so little disclosure

Few members of Congress are disclosing that lobbyists are helping them raise campaign cash despite a new law that was supposed to shed light on the ties between lawmakers and…

ACORN, federal funds and whorehouses

Looking for a one-stop source of advice on sex trafficking, fraudulently obtaining mortgages, opening a brothel, tax cheating and shooting your husband? Your go-to source for help appears to be certain…