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It’s good to be a geek

I never thought in terms of "bringing up geeks." But for much of my young life, I was a geek. Full disclosure: while other girls in junior high school had…

Selling out our veterans

When it comes to war and peace, we indeed are two Americas. One fights our nation's wars. The other pays those who go to war so the rest of us,…

Iraq again demands withdrawal

Iraq's national security adviser said Tuesday his country will not accept any security deal with the United States unless it contains specific dates for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces.

The comments…

Some real news from Iraq

Americans appreciate an uncomplicated narrative, so we find an immediate appeal in a simple storyline like "The surge is working." However, the surge may not be working all that well…

What’s wrong with America?

Even folks in the Optimist Club are having a tough time toeing an upbeat line these days. Eighteen members of the volunteer organization's Gilbert, Ariz., chapter have gathered, a few…

Rebuild the World Trade Center

In olden days, Americans needed just 13 and a half months to erect the Empire State Building, four and a half years to build Hoover Dam, and six years, four…

An election of issues or skills?

As we've been celebrating this month what remarkable people our country's founders were, it's tempting to wonder what they would think of how we're handling their legacy.

They would undoubtedly be…

Mandela no longer a terrorist

For four decades, the United States officially branded Nelson Mandela a terrorist because of his association with the African National Congress in the fight to end apartheid in South Africa.

No privacy at Passport Agency

As America celebrates its birthday, new disclosures showcase just how disposable privacy has become in what used to be the home of the brave…

Should marriage be saved?

Modern journalism should adopt the acronym NAOS (Not an Onion Story), to identify actual news that can't otherwise be distinguished from outright satire. A perfect candidate is the report…