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Doing just fine at $8 a gallon

I'd intended to spend only one night in Toulouse, in southern France. But when I tried to buy a train ticket to Madrid on the evening of my arrival, I…

A society of adulterers?

When I wondered aloud, "Is infidelity a sin whose time has come?" my colleague retorted, "It never left!" Indeed, the string of politicians, sports…

Gas hits $4 a gallon

(AP Photo)The average price of regular gas crept up to $4 a gallon for the first time over the weekend, passing the…

Who’s minding our nukes?

As the reasons come out behind Defense secretary Robert Gates' shakeup of the top Air Force command, the questions comes to mind: What took him so long? A classified report to…

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,…