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Terrorism list often just a political tool

North Korea has not been linked to a terrorist attack in more than two decades, but it is still on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Now, it…

Bombers running short of spare parts

Some Texas and South Dakota lawmakers are concerned that B-1B bombers, which have played a major role in recent U.S. air wars, aren't ready to fly missions because of shortages…

Paying for our gas pains

Let's see. A key measure of consumer confidence dropped this month to its lowest level in 16 years, "as Americans grew more concerned about their jobs and more pessimistic…

Bullying our way to world peace

What we need in this country is a new definition of toughness. As one who is very tough himself in ways that are not obvious, I am ideally positioned to…

High gas prices force driver cutbacks

Americans, notorious for their love of the open road, are cutting back on gasoline consumption as prices at the pump continue to break records. During the week leading up to the…

Escaping politics with Indiana Jones

I don't know about anyone else, but I've had it with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. I've certainly had it with George W. Bush. I've had it with politics,…

U.S. water system on brink of collapse

After police protection, water and sewer services are the most demanded city service in America. Yet experts say that in many cities, those systems are on the brink of collapse. …

America’s R&D train wreck

Eight out of ten Americans tell pollsters they believe the nation is on the "wrong track," an analogy born of the age of the railroad. Unfortunately, passenger trains are faster…

Diplomacy, appeasement or war?

President Bush's speech to Israel's Knesset, where he likened negotiating with terrorists and rogue nations to "the false comfort of appeasement," provoked an angry response from Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack…

Summertime, summertime

I know summer is coming, not just because Memorial Day is Monday, but because of the high hopes which are setting in. The older my four children get, 14 down to…