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Soldier suicides force Army base shutdown

With the stress of prolonged wars, extended tours and multiple deployments driving American military men and women to the brink, a major army base shut down for three days yesterday…

A Congressman’s reason is all wet (paper bag)

In a WTF moment, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann examines how a wet paper bag defeated the reasoning skills of a Congressman.

May 28, 20095 CommentsRead More

Former Bush Homeland Security pick indicted

Former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, the man former President George W. Bush wanted to head Homeland Security, now faces charges of lying about taking bribes from contractors who…

Taste of torture changes radio jock’s mind

May 27, 20093 CommentsRead More

North Korea raises stakes in nuclear threats

North Korea's nuclear test makes it no likelier that the regime will actually launch a nuclear attack, but it adds a scary dimension to another threat: the defiant North as…

Loose lips still sink ships

The British government waited until 1974 to reveal that the Enigma machines it acquired in 1939 allowed Winston Churchill to decipher most Nazi military transmissions. That British authorities kept this…

Credit card reform or just smoke & mirrors?

Finally, the government has done something for real consumers by smiting the odious practices of credit card companies. Or, has it?

President Obama persuaded Congress to pass legislation that…

Barack Obama, hubris & fuel standards

President Obama says his new fuel-efficiency standards will help end our dependence on oil, which is another way of saying that once these rules go into effect, we will instead…

Why Republicans are winning the terror debate

In political debate, the side that keeps its arguments simple and repeats them again and again is likely to gain the advantage. It is an easier sale, especially when the…

Credit card reform: End of era for students

It's an end of an era for the thousands of college students who rely on MasterCard or Visa to get them through tight times.

Under a new law awaiting…