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Is this a great country or what?

It is time once more to ask the eternal question: Is this a great country or what? Yes, it's a great country, and in this great country the pursuit of…

‘No lights at the end of the tunnel’ in Iraq

The top general in Iraq has called for troop withdrawals to be frozen for at least 45 days after July, warning military gains remained fragile and accusing Iran of seeking…

The high cost of news

The Newseum, Washington's newest museum, opens Friday, April 11, in a symbolic Pennsylvania Avenue spot about midway between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. Adorned on the outside with an…

CBS may outsource its news to CNN

The Columbia Broadcasting System, once the home of legendary newsmen like Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite but now the network of fluff like Katic Couric, is considering outsourcing much…

The answer wasn’t blowing in the wind

I was thinking about the power of the wind a few days ago, as I relaxed in the cockpit of my humble sailing craft, which was tied up at…

State Dept. extends contract with mercenaries

Incredibly, the State Department has extended its contract with tainted mercenary firm Blackwater USA for another year in spite of the massacre of Iraqi civilians by operatives. …

Eight of ten say we’re ‘on the wrong track’

More than 80 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, the highest such number since the early 1990s, according to a new survey. …

Misery is a growth industry

While Congress is mulling how best to deal with the housing crisis, it might want to consider a not-altogether-reassuring outgrowth of that crisis. According to The New York Times, because of…

You are who you do business with

Turn your clock back 70 years. Imagine that Wall Street banks and brokerages sold Nuremberg-compliant bonds and stock funds in 1938. American Nazi sympathizers bought financial instruments certified by Berlin-based…

Is true love worth the hassle?

Every once in a while I scan the advice columns for a little view into humanity. It's interesting to see what folks are struggling with and especially interesting to see…