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The health care crisis: Is it solvable?

As the nation seems to be marching inexorably toward universal health care, did you ever wonder why medical costs have grown beyond all other goods and services? Why is it…

Recession set to be longest of postwar period

Factory jobs disappeared. Inflation soared. Unemployment climbed to alarming levels. The hungry lined up at soup kitchens.

It wasn't the Great Depression. It…

Afghanistan: The new Vietnam?

The new Obama administration has been forthright in redirecting primary attention in the war on terrorist groups to Afghanistan, where the Taliban -- a vital al Qaeda ally -- is…

Let’s face it…Pork is with us to stay

Those expensive non-crucial items -- also known as "earmarks" -- lawmakers stick into nearly every spending bill to help assure their reelection would be better labeled "nose marks" for all…

Is a Disunited States in our future?

Top Russian diplomat Igor Panarin has been predicting for more than 10 years now that the United States will break up into six separate pieces that will become client states…

Good etiquette for a bad economy

As you know, the best minds in Washington, D.C., are working to fix the economy. That strongly suggests to me that the recession is going to be around for a…

One in five homeowners in trouble with mortgages

One in five U.S. homeowners with mortgages owe more to their lenders than their properties are worth, and the rate will increase as housing…

Bush’s lust to become a dictator

The Obama Justice Department has released nine legal memos drafted in the aftermath of 9/11 that bypassed the Constitution to justify near-dictatorial powers for then-President Bush.

A memo for…

Memos detail how Bush ignored Constitution

In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration determined that certain constitutional rights would not apply as the U.S. stepped up…

Our problems go deeper than just the economy

It's difficult to find a noun or adjective related to the circumstance of disaster that hasn't been used to describe our current economic dilemma.

It's been called a "crisis"…