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Lies, damn lies and the Web

When I was a college teacher a few years ago, I got an education, a harsh wake-up call, on the subject of identity and the Internet.

Millions lost on construction projects

Millions of dollars were likely wasted on a 900 million dollar army contract to build courthouses, prisons, police and other security facilities in Iraq, an audit released Monday has found.

Iraq prison a $40 million failure

In the flatlands north of Baghdad sits a prison with no prisoners. It holds something else: a chronicle of U.S. government waste, misguided planning and construction shortcuts costing $40 million…

Few military options for next President

Recent diplomatic efforts by the White House with both North Korea and Iran -- nuclear newbies and remaining members of the "axis of evil" -- strike many as the Bush…

Pentagon axed Obama’s troop visit

The Pentagon advised Senator Barack Obama's staff that he could visit a US military hospital in Germany only in his official capacity as a member of Congress, without the trappings…

Justice Dept. approved CIA torture

The Justice Department in 2002 told the CIA that its interrogators would be safe from prosecution for violations of anti-torture laws if they believed…

Home foreclosures up 14 percent

US home foreclosures leapt nearly 14 percent in the second quarter from the previous quarter, research group RealtyTrac said Friday in a sign of deepening housing woes.

On an annual basis,…

Is anybody here in charge?

One of Washington's odder practices, redolent of the Third World and its autocratic leaders, is having standard-issue portrait photos of the current president plastered all over federal government buildings and…

Love or selfishness?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Garrett Hardin's extremely influential essay "The Tragedy of the Commons."

And now a belated word for reality

With Americans fleeing to multiplexes to escape reality and the heat by seeing the latest Batman movie, it is important that someone speak up for poor, neglected reality.