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The American Dream is now a nightmare

Home ownership used to define the American dream. Now that dream has turned into a national nightmare as a nation of homeowners become a…

FAA seeks to hide bird strike facts from public

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to keep secret from travelers its vast records on where and how often commercial planes are damaged by…

Military slow to fix showers that killed soldiers

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More power for the Treasury Department

The Obama administration, seemingly in perpetual motion, is asking Congress for a massive expansion of the government's powers to intervene in the financial system.

It would empower the treasury…

Time for an American counter revolution?

With Congress pushing back against his proposals for energy, taxes and other matters, President Barack Obama is taking a bend-but-don't-break posture.

He will compromise on certain details if he…

The curse of the rosy scenario

Decades before the advent of the little blue pill, a mid-sized, somewhat pudgy doctor once confided the essential secret of Washington's upwardly aspiring men. "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac," said…

Put the punitive tax bill out of our misery

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has had second thoughts about bringing the punitive bonus tax bill to a vote this week. Instead, the Senate will take up a national service…

Afghan war is, at best, a stalemate

When President Barack Obama presents his overhaul of U.S. strategy and goals in the Afghanistan war in the coming days, it's a safe bet…

Geithner to unveil $1 trillion toxic asset plan

Embattled Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (right) is expected Monday to unveil a $1 trillion plan to buy toxic assets from troubled U.S. banks.

That's right:…

As usual, Cheney is so wrong about so much

Former Vice President Dick Cheney used his first TV interview since leaving office to accuse the Obama administration of making us less safe from…