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Time to make cell phone use illegal while driving

The National Safety Council advocates a total ban on all cell-phone use while driving. Further, a study by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis estimated that 6 percent of vehicle…

Using free money to make a program work

Why would anybody be surprised -- and some in Congress apparently are -- that the government's "Cash for Clunkers" program is wildly successful?

True, the American people can sometimes…

Lou Dobbs: An embarrassment for CNN

He's become a publicity nightmare for CNN, embarrassed his boss and hosted a show that seemed to contradict the network's "no bias" brand. And on top of all that, his…

A victim of its own success

This was one government stimulus plan that yielded quick results. Maybe too quick.

Far more drivers signed up for the "cash for clunkers"…

Cash for clunkers back in business…for now

Attention car buyers: There's still time to get in on the "cash for clunkers" rebate rush.

The House hastened to refuel the program on Friday, voting to pour in…

They came, they drank, they disagreed

President Barack Obama's much-ballyhooed "beer summit" came and went at the White House Thursday where the two sides of what has become a bitter…

So many conspiracy theories, so few facts

"Hey, we're makin' history here, we're makin' real history here," said a legislator talking about Congress and inadvertently echoing Dustin Hoffman's "I'm walkin' here, I'm walkin' here" line in the…

When wingnuts take center stage

The Framers of the Constitution were relaxed -- many Republicans might say careless -- in laying out the qualifications to hold office in their new government.

Members of the…

Will Obama ever escape the conspiracy nuts?

Will Barack Obama ever be free of conspiracy theories? During the presidential campaign, he was bedeviled by false rumors that he was a "secret" Muslim.

Now fringe elements charge…

To hell with Michael Vick

Some people just cannot wait for dog killer Michael Vick to return to professional football. The only thing this inter-species sadist deserves is universal derision.

Let's re-cap exactly why…