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Today’s America: A socialist state

Anyone who doubts that the Bush and Obama administrations collectively transformed America into a socialist state should consider this: For every dollar American citizens generated last year, the federal bailout…

A not-so-upbeat cherry blossom season

Thousands of digital cameras are snapping that famous shot of the cherry blossoms framing the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin here despite bouts of chilly, rainy weather, but, somehow,…

Hillary’s mea culpa on drug violence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew attention to the U.S. "insatiable" demand for drugs and U.S. arms sales that end up in the hands of narco-traffickers in a policy paradigm…

Ted Stevens: Powerful victim of injustice

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has been so ill served by the criminal-justice system that his guilt or innocence of the actual charges is almost irrelevant.

Stevens, 85, was,…

Mexico: Too much violence, too few agents

The startling rise of violence in Mexico and along the southwest border of the United States has sharpened the focus on a long-existing problem neither Congress nor a succession of…

Obama’s bloated entourage

The heads of government in London for the G-20 summit are discussing serious and weighty issues, which in time will be duly reported on, but right now the British press…

A disturbing caricature

Let's not call the political cartoonist Pat Oliphant an anti-Semite or even an Israel-basher. Let's just be clear about what he is doing: encouraging those whose intentions are genocidal.

No forensic match in Blackwater massacre of Iraqis

Forensic experts for the FBI cannot match .30-cal. bullets from machine guns used by Blackwater Worldwide mercenaries to the rounds that killed 17 Iraqi…

Prosecutor misconduct saves Sen. Ted Stevens

Screwups by prosecutors in the corruption trial against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens (left) will result in a dropping of all charges against the…

The American Dream is now a nightmare

Home ownership used to define the American dream. Now that dream has turned into a national nightmare as a nation of homeowners become a…