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It’s all about telling the truth

When she accepted the National Association of Hispanic Journalists 2008 leadership award at the National Press Club last week, Maria Hinojosa mentioned a conversation she had with her friend, Univision…

A remarkable look at the Iraq mess

Journalist and author Bob Woodward's new book "The War Within'' provides informative insights concerning the United States military occupation of Iraq, not least because of his remarkable access to very…

Washington: Armed and dangerous

The National Rifle Association has designated as "must" legislation a bill that, according to law enforcement officials, would not only eliminate most of the District of Columbia's firearm control efforts…

Remembering America’s day of terror

As the nation pauses to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the spotlight from a presidential campaign and a new…

Drowning in a sea of red ink

On Sept. 30, the federal government will end its fiscal year with a deficit -- the excess of spending over revenues -- of a near-record $407 billion. The all time…

Still living in Nixonland

Rick Perlstein's new book "Nixonland" does a masterful job of describing the extent to which shamelessness gives a skillful politician a major advantage over ordinary humans.

Still too much confusion about 9/11

I'm attending the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in this Tel Aviv suburb and I'm having a coffee and reading the International Herald Tribune. And there on page 2 is a…

Home is where the taxes aren’t

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like it. It is where the heart is.

It is home. Today, homes -- our homes and those of our presidential candidates --…

Pulling the plug on an embarrassment

Whether it was the constant on-air feuding between the anchors or the Republican Party's protests that it was getting a raw deal, MSNBC moved closer to the…

Olbermann, Matthews demoted at MSNBC

MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as…