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As the son of a journalist who became an ink-stained wretch himself, I take the current crisis in the newspaper industry rather personally. (So does the bank holding the mortgage…

Grasping at straws? Let’s grasp

With consumer confidence at a record low, home prices in record decline, a major stock-market index at a 12-year low, stocks selling so low that the New York Stock Exchange…

Holder coverage reveals media flaws

Today we take a tough-truth look at just why it is that many Americans seem to believe that the word "liberal'' is really just a prefix to the word "media.''

So, who’s watching over our food safety?

So, a guy walks into a restaurant. Who makes sure his food is safe? It depends on what he eats.

A cheese pizza that arrived at the restaurant frozen?…

Health care costs top $8,000 per person

A new government report on medical costs paints a stark picture for President Barack Obama, who is expected to call for a health care overhaul in a speech Tuesday night…

Fix recession first, then tackle the deficit

Just how worrisome our national debt has become was readily evident when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly thanked the Chinese for buying so much of it.

The national…

Gloom becomes self-fulfilling prophecy

With psychology playing such a major role in the deepening world economic crisis, it is more urgent than ever for those assigned with trying to find a way out to…

Army charity makes millions, doesn’t help veterans

As soldiers stream home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the biggest charity inside the U.S. military has been stockpiling tens of millions of dollars meant…

FBI rescues 45 teenaged prostitutes

The FBI has rescued more than 45 suspected teenage prostitutes, some as young as 13, in a nationwide sweep to remove kids from the illegal sex trade and punish their…

Freddie Mac investigates itself

Lawyers hired by mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac are quietly investigating the firm's own $2 million lobbying campaign, The Associated Press has learned. The lobbying effort helped quash proposed new…