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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…

Fireworks are a Constitutional right

With patriotism at high ebb around the Fourth of July, and the Second Amendment with perfect timing having been confirmed as an individual right to own guns, I believe it…

U.S. taught Chinese torture techniques

American military trainers taught Chinese Communist torture techniques at a glass at Guantanamo Bay in 2002, using a chart that was copied verbatum from a 1957 Air Force study of…

No longer a ‘person of interest’

After almost seven years, former biological warfare scientist Steven Hatfill is finally, in the words of one of his lawyers, "an ex-person of interest." He and his legal team will…

A giant step backward

I often wonder if Antonin Scalia might not be more comfortable in another century, past not future, one not touched by the miseries and dangers of urbanization. I certainly think…

U.S. steps up convert ops in Iran

U.S. congressional leaders agreed late last year to President George W. Bush's funding request for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran aimed at destabilizing its…

‘Poor planning…lack of vision’

US military operations in Iraq following the 2003 ouster of Saddam Hussein suffered from poor planning and lack of vision, according to an army report released Sunday.

The…