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More FBI abuses on privacy

The FBI improperly used national security letters in 2006 to obtain personal data on Americans during terror and spy investigations, Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday. Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee…

A long-term commitment to Iraq?

A top lawmaker voiced fears Tuesday that US President George Bush's administration was negotiating deals with Iraq that would amount to an open-ended commitment to stage US combat missions there. Administration…

When the media does the right thing

A few years back -- some 30, to be exact -- the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency showed up at my office to ask that a story obtained by…

Consumer confidence takes another nose dive

In more bad economic news, consumer confidence and home prices posted sharp declines while higher costs for such basics as food and energy left wholesale inflation rising at the fastest…

Dying to be thin

A friend of mine committed suicide earlier this month. That's one way of describing what happened. Another way of describing the event would be to say she died from anorexia nervosa. Yet…

Marine vehicle delays cost American lives

The Marine Corps has asked the Pentagon's inspector general to examine allegations that a nearly two-year delay in the fielding of blast-resistant vehicles led to hundreds of combat casualties in…

More guns no solution to school shootings

Just as with JFK's assassination and the Challenger explosion, I remember precisely where I was and what I was doing when I first heard about a school shooting. On Aug.…

More evidence of a police state

A new St. Paul, Minn., police policy for investigating protest groups draws praise from police experts for its sensitivity to dissent, but criticism from those who worry that police will…

Failing to learn from history

Young Americans, whose liberty and security will depend in part on how future presidents conduct foreign policy, have good reason to study how past presidents did it. A recent scientific survey,…

More and more chances for bad meat

It's not just the meat of "downer" cattle we should be worried about infiltrating our food supply. There's little standing in the way of meat from sick pigs, sheep, goats…