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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…

Hard times for affirmative action

Barack Obama's political success might claim an unintended victim: affirmative action, a much-debated policy that he supports.

So, who’s responsible?

Rather than do something productive to increase fuel supplies, Congress wastes time hunting bogeymen and fabricating distractions. Lately they have excoriated Big Oil for the cardinal sin of "under-investing" in…

Our broken government

Every day there is another example of how our government is broken.

The presidential candidates are so busy assuring us that they have good values, love their country and will give…

In Washington, hypocrisy is forever

Exactly a decade ago Washington's social elites went into a pearl-clutching swoon over Bill Clinton lying to the nation -- and, far less forgivably, to them -- about the…

‘Tis better to flip than flop

As one who stands tall like a lighthouse in a storm, the waves beating futilely against my rock foundations, my literary lamp has always shone in regular intervals to keep…

Another racial slur by Don Imus?

Don Imus is defending a remark he made about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, saying he was trying to "make a sarcastic point."

Imus spoke Tuesday on…

The high cost of economic stimulus

Those "economic stimulus" checks Americans are getting aren't coming cheap. The federal government now estimates the cost of printing, mailing and administering the program to reach as much as $1…