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Rush Limbaugh and the stupidity meter

When Rush Limbaugh said he wanted Barack Obama to fail, the clanging of the stupidity meter roused me to action.

Usually, I have the stupidity meter set to mute when it…

The Blago road show

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has chosen, as is his right, to skip his impeachment trial by the state Senate. He is not even mounting a defense. Indeed, his high-powered Chicago…

Tolerating racism promotes racism

"Monkey Monday."

For the four men sitting at the end of a bar in downtown Stuart, Florida -- on the day commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. --…

Blagojevich’s words will come back to haunt him

A day after Gov. Rod Blagojevich's loudly proclaimed his innocence during a media blitz, the governor's more private words are to take center stage…

The ghost of Gordon Gekko

Not terribly long ago all that was wrong with Wall Street was embodied in the character Gordon Gekko as portrayed by actor Michael Douglas in the smash hit movie, "Wall…

Government ownership of banks? It could happen

Government ownership of banks could become a reality is the economy continues to falter and two of the nation's larger banks -- Citibank and Bank of America -- plunge deeper…

Federal agencies fail to meet civil liberty mandates

Key Federal agencies have failed to meet legal requirements to protect the civil liberties of Americans and an oversight board charged with enforcing the mandates hasn't met since 2006, USA…

Should we close the Guantanimo prison?

Is Gitmo worth the grief? President Barack Obama wasn't in office 24 hours before he ordered military prosecutors to seek a 120-day suspension of legal proceedings for terrorist suspects at…

NSA spied on journalists, other Americans 24/7

Russell Tice, a former analyst for the uber-secret National Security Agency, says former President George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program including spying on millions of Americans, including journalists, 24 hours…

The influence game: How lobbyists work an inaugural

The sushi was plentiful, the jazz ensemble loud and the guest list included just what the party-givers wanted: members of Congress, incoming Obama administration officials and celebrities.

The invitation-only…