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Proposed defense budget sets off war with Congress

It is perhaps no accident that Defense secretary Robert Gates announced plans to drastically reshape the defense budget while President Obama was out of the country. His plans to kill…

The dark side of Special Olympics jokes

Americans with mental retardation have been in the news recently.

First, President Obama committed a regrettable indiscretion on the Jay Leno Show by comparing his own bowling ineptitude with…

This guy is one of our allies?

So these are our allies in the war against terrorism?

A 17-year-old Pakistani girl is unmercifully and publicly flogged by a Taliban thug for leaving her house without a…

‘Inhuman’ treatment of detainees

A new report sheds disturbing light on how the Central Intelligence Agency subjected detainees to "inhuman" treatment while doctors abandoned their medical ethics and…

A dying racist struggles to deal with his past sins

Elwin Hope Wilson leans back in his recliner at his home in Rock Hill, SC, a sad, sickly man haunted by…

An 18-year media ban comes to an end

The Pentagon's 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen U.S. service members returning home ended quietly, with only an officer's sharp order to salute accompanying a single flag-covered casket being…

G-20’s shortcomings may be a good thing

The G-20 economic summit fell short of expectations -- and that's probably just as well.

President Obama did not get a coordinated, massive global stimulus initiative and with it…

The beginning of the end or an opportunity?

The Congressional Budget Office, the economic forecasting arm of the Congress, now reports that the Social Security trust fund is almost in the red. They project that the fund's surplus…

Don’t look now but Uncle Sam is taking over

Unless you wandered off the beaten path in the business pages you probably missed this dispatch out of Detroit that President Obama's auto task force participating in meetings that "have…

As crisis loomed, Geithner ignored warning signs

Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama's embattled Treasury Secretary, ignored warning signs of the impending banking and economic crisis because he, as head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York,…