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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…

FAA seeks to hide bird strike facts from public

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to keep secret from travelers its vast records on where and how often commercial planes are damaged by…

Military slow to fix showers that killed soldiers

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More power for the Treasury Department

The Obama administration, seemingly in perpetual motion, is asking Congress for a massive expansion of the government's powers to intervene in the financial system.

It would empower the treasury…