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Easing America’s gas pains

When Washington is in crisis mode, its officials move into high-speed action mode. Which is to say, they start talking faster.

And America's gas pains -- economic and political --…

It will get worse

The amazing aspect of escalating gasoline prices -- they reached the lamentable landmark of $4 a gallon over the weekend -- is that they haven't done more damage to the…

No relief in sight from gas prices

Well, where do we go from here?

The answer, for millions of Americans, is not very far if the oil barons and commodities speculators have their way. The cheap gas culture…

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…