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The case for energy abundance

People say we're addicted to oil but that's imprecise and unfair. Our automobiles are addicted to oil. And America has been designed around the automobile.

VA blocks voter registration

The recent ban by the Veterans Administration on allowing voter registration in its facilities has a familiar ring to it. All this has happened before.

Gays marry: World doesn’t end!

The news that the California Supreme Court had ruled in favor of gay marriage came on my 32nd wedding anniversary last month. As over-excitable…

Exams prove abuse, torture by U.S.

Medical examinations of former terrorism suspects held by the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, found evidence of…

Our vets: Homeless, broken and alone

His lifelong dream of becoming a soldier had, in the end, come to this for Isaac Stevens: 28, penniless, in a wheelchair, fending off…

Olbermann: The mouth that bored

Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's pied piper of partisan political punditry, may be starting to wear thin with the very people who made him a star -- the political left wing.

After trumpeting…

Olbermann: Worst taxpayer in the world?

MSNBC pundit Keith Olbermann, who spotlights misbehavior nightly with his "Worst Person in the World" recognition, owes New York state for unpaid business taxes, according to a tax warrant notice.

And…

So much for conventional wisdom

For nearly a decade now, I've been writing about controversies regarding the relationship between weight and health. In the course of studying the matter, I've concluded that much of…

A changing notion of family

Two fascinating new legal trends reflect society's sea change in attitude toward family and interpersonal relationships. The first is collaborative divorce, which sounds like an oxymoron but is actually a…

A sticky wicket for Father’s Day

As Father's Day arrives Sunday and it already feels like summer, I offer today a father-son column on the old ballgame from an immigrant's point of view.

When I say the…