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A wise politician should learn to just say ‘no’

If you are a prominent politician with big time ambitions, say like running for president, and someone approaches you about delivering your party's response to the incumbent chief executive's address…

Feds ready another deal to save Citigroup

The government is on the verge of closing a deal to significantly boost its ownership stake in Citigroup. In return, it will demand changes…

Trillion? Get used to that word

President Obama's new budget, unprecedented in size, scope and borrowed, money takes the federal government's finances into uncharted realms. Someone who never ran an enterprise larger than his Senate office…

Does focus on economy weaken our defenses?

Trillions of dollars in government spending might stabilize the economy, but for now it may…

Geithner slams bankers for bad judgment

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday scolded bankers for creating a damaging loss of confidence, but said nationalizing the banks was…

Rising health care costs keep the doctor away

One in four Americans said in a survey that someone in the family put off needed health care in the past year because of cost, including 16 percent who postponed…

So, is the economy really on the rebound?

I'm beginning to hear the welcome sounds of an economy starting to rouse itself out of slumber. I'm not saying it's turned around yet, or anything close to that. I'm…

We need you and you need us

As the son of a journalist who became an ink-stained wretch himself, I take the current crisis in the newspaper industry rather personally. (So does the bank holding the mortgage…

Grasping at straws? Let’s grasp

With consumer confidence at a record low, home prices in record decline, a major stock-market index at a 12-year low, stocks selling so low that the New York Stock Exchange…

Holder coverage reveals media flaws

Today we take a tough-truth look at just why it is that many Americans seem to believe that the word "liberal'' is really just a prefix to the word "media.''