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Failing to deliver the news

As we lament the fact that our newspapers are either on the skids or on the blocks, America's two most famous -- The New York Times and Washington Post --…

U.S. borrowing 46 cents on every dollar spent

The government will have to borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year, exploding the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion under new White House estimates. Budget…

Time to take deficits seriously

The Bush administration said deficits didn't matter and proceeded to rack up a record string of deficits. The Obama administration professes to believe the contrary, the president telling his Cabinet…

Democrats: Hypocrites on torture?

The continuing hue and cry over the use of torture on suspected terrorists seems to have set a new standard for hypocrisy even in this town where it always has…

Gates tries to reboot Afghan war

Taking a cue from voters who elected a president promising a different approach, the Obama administration is replacing the general overseeing the war in Afghanistan with a commander who has…

Afghanistan: Deja vu all over again?

Why is Afghanistan starting to make me nervous?

After 9/11, Afghanistan seemed like the right war in the right place.

Even Americans who are knee-jerk-skeptical about military action…

Is there a right balance in Afghanistan?

Public attention to civilian deaths in Afghanistan underscores the challenging nature of the vexing ongoing guerrilla war. On May 4, according to allegations, civilians were killed during an Allied operation.…

Stimulus money not going where it’s needed most

Counties suffering the most from job losses stand to receive the least help from President Barack Obama's plan to spend billions of stimulus dollars on roads and bridges, an Associated…

Banks plan stock offerings to pay off TARP

Three big U.S. banks announced large common stock offerings on Monday and said they would use proceeds to repay funds received under the government's bank bailout program.

U.S. Bancorp…

White House aide resigns in flyover flap

The Pentagon and Air Force are reviewing whether their officials may be partly to blame for a $328,835 photo-op of a jumbo jet used by the president soaring above New…