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Europe gets a taste of financial distress

The Europeans watched bemusedly while the storms swept through the U.S. financial markets and the supposedly laissez faire Bush administration pleaded with Congress for a $700 billion government intervention in…

Giving the FBI a license to snoop

This is a cautionary tale.

In 1947, Gen. William "Wild Bill" Donovan proposed a new agency for gathering intelligence to replace the Office of Strategic Services OSS that he had headed…

A campus culture of secrecy

For many major universities, their sports teams, especially their football and basketball teams, give them their proud persona. The teams and their star players are virtually worshipped.

But while sports bring…

Time for a Plan B?

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt made headlines -- and got kudos -- for his department's proposal Wednesday to use postal workers to distribute protective antibiotics to individual households…

A lesson from the depression

Endlessly, to some degree dangerously, commentators keep comparing the nation's present financial mess to the Great Depression, an assessment amiss in many ways but correct in at least one.

In both…

Main Street needs to support bailout

To all you "Main Streeters" who protested the federal bailout plan for its lack of accountability and socialization of losses, I have a message for you. I feel your pain,…

Stifling freedom…Arab style

Not since the Nazi book burnings of the 1930s has free speech been as endangered as it is today. Firebombing publishers, murdering filmmakers, issuing death threats against writers and…

Take my daughter’s hand…please!

We interrupt this global financial crisis for a news bulletin that is more important, at least to me: My daughter is getting married.

Longtime readers of my work -- and let…

On second thought…

The shifting tide of public anger may yet save the controversial $700 billion financial bailout passage.

When the House of Representative overwhemlingly rejected President Bush's package Monday, some felt it was…

Repudiating George W. Bush

We may have witnessed the final implosion of the Bush administration with the rejection of the president's $700 billion bailout package.

Repudiation doesn't come much stronger than having 133 House Republicans…