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A big reward for screwing up

This could only happen in America.

The insurance giant AIG that is more than a little responsible for the current economic crisis reportedly has decided to lay out $503 million of…

Race crimes rise after Obama’s election

Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.

Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection…

Faking the news

Michael Eisenstadt is a nonexistent senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy, a nonexistent think tank, but he has a blog and the "Institute" has a…

Once again, we need to follow the money

When Congress established the $700 billion bailout fund, it promised strict and thorough oversight. Over a month later, with $290 billion already committed, we have our answer: There isn't…

GOP guvs have good and bad news

The nation's 21 Republican governors are in defense mode. They know they're the best and the brightest but fear the rest of the world doesn't understand that. Meeting in Miami after…

So, is Detroit worth saving?

It wasn't too long ago that most Americans accepted the adage that what is good for General Motors is good for the nation. That symbolic concept of U.S. industrial might…

MSNBC retracts Palin story

MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential…

Let’s remember Veterans on other days

The air is crisp, the sky bright blue, the leaves have passed their red-orange peak and are falling around the headstones of those who gave our nation their lives. As I…

The big bailout

For better or worse, or whether it's throwing good money after bad, momentum is building in Washington for an auto industry bailout, much larger than the $25 billion already…

All our wealth: Share or snare?

On the day before the election, this letter to the editor was published in my local newspaper under the headline "Share the wealth:" "All this talk of redistribution of the…