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Put the punitive tax bill out of our misery

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has had second thoughts about bringing the punitive bonus tax bill to a vote this week. Instead, the Senate will take up a national service…

Afghan war is, at best, a stalemate

When President Barack Obama presents his overhaul of U.S. strategy and goals in the Afghanistan war in the coming days, it's a safe bet…

Geithner to unveil $1 trillion toxic asset plan

Embattled Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (right) is expected Monday to unveil a $1 trillion plan to buy toxic assets from troubled U.S. banks.

That's right:…

As usual, Cheney is so wrong about so much

Former Vice President Dick Cheney used his first TV interview since leaving office to accuse the Obama administration of making us less safe from…

Bad blood boils between FBI, Muslim groups

Bad blood between the FBI and prominent U.S. Muslim groups is beginning to boil.

After 9/11, the FBI launched a coast-to-coast effort to reach out to Muslims in America,…

Did Tim Geithner lie about knowing of AIG bonuses?

Treasury Secretary may have known a lot more than he admits about the huge and controversial bonuses paid out by insurance giant AIG to its employees.

The New York Times reports…

Big labor ignores a basic freedom of Democracy

"Since when is the secret ballot a basic tenet of democracy?" Teamsters President James Hoffa recently demanded. He callously dismissed this cornerstone of American self-government that helped emancipated slaves vote…

Achieving success by screwing up

To achieve true prosperity and financial security for life, what you really need is the ability to screw up big time.

I base this observation on the revelations coming…

Obama may double troop strength in Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama is considering a plan that would double the size of Afghanistan's security force to about 400,000 troops and police officer to stabilize the nation, The New…

On security matters, one sizes does not fit all

We Americans have always found comfort by wrapping ourselves in a one-size-fits-all security blanket.

We safeguarded our domestic security by redoubling our efforts to catch and punish crooks and…