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In the end, everyone got screwed

The trial of the D.C. Madam promised to be steamy and sensational, and it did in fact begin in a blaze of publicity that promised big names. That publicity was stoked…

Lies, damn lies and economic stats

For years, government figures on economic growth (or lack thereof) have mystified me as being so far out of whack with reality as to bare little or no resemblance to…

Pentagon confirms prisoner abuse

Military interrogators assaulted Afghan detainees in 2003, using investigation methods they learned during self-defense training, Pentagon documents released Wednesday show. …

A bitter pill we may have to swallow

The Senate has passed its housing bailout bill; the House is about to; and the White House has agreed to go along. The Senate bill, likely to be the template…

Grim reality of Iraq

We learned this month that American men and women will continue to patrol the streets of Iraq for at least two more years -- at the least. …

Let’s drill the tundra

How much more pain must Americans endure before our masters in Washington let oil companies punch a few holes in the Alaskan tundra? Must we shiver pennilessly in the dark…

Hostage to free trade

Unless common sense prevails, the House Democratic leadership may have killed the Colombian free trade agreement and torpedoed pending trade agreements with Panama and South Korea as well. …

The newsman’s newsman

The gap between print and electronic journalists has narrowed considerably since the days when newspaper reporters childishly delighted in sabotaging interviews with loud expletives and pulling the plugs on microphones…

Is the next President being set up?

Anti-war Democrats accused the White House of plotting to saddle the next president with a "quagmire" in Iraq, as General David Petraeus, the head of the US-led forces in the…

Welcome back to the war that never ends

After two days of testimony by the top U.S. officials in Iraq, the situation seems to be this: Security is somewhat better but large parts of the country and even…