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The infamous torture memo

The Justice department has released the full text of the infamous 2003 "torture memo" dismissively brushing aside the legal restraints on military interrogators. The torture part of the memo --…

No emails in the college of life

There is a temptation as we grow old to condemn everything new as a sign of anti-progress. In wise maturity, perhaps we should guard against this tendency -- but that…

Wait ’till next year…

Sports metaphors get used a lot in politics, but there are some key differences between the two endeavors. The biggest is that in sports they keep score. For example, you'll never…

Justice Dept. memo authorized torture

The Pentagon made public a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects, saying that President Bush's wartime authority trumps any international ban on…

Military ignored law to spy on Americans

The military is using the FBI to skirt legal restrictions on domestic surveillance to obtain private records of Americans' Internet service providers, financial institutions and telephone companies, the ACLU said…

Time to honor Jackie Robinson

Gleaming white against the black night sky just beyond the outfield fence, the Capitol dome looms as a reminder that Washington's new ballpark is not just spectacular, but also a…

What is left for regulators to rescue?

Treasury secretary Henry Paulson was right about one thing when he introduced his sweeping 218-page overhaul of our financial regulatory system: The midst of a financial crisis is no…

We need a modern day Joe Kennedy

The Treasury department's elaborate plan to restructure the regulation of the nation's financial markets has the same chance of becoming reality as any other major Bush administration initiative during the…

Play with fire and you get burned

One New York governor resigns because it was discovered he was involved with prostitutes; his replacement admits to numerous past extramarital affairs, and his wife says she was unfaithful…

Military to Bush: ‘We’re stretched way too thin’

Behind the Pentagon's closed doors, U.S. military leaders told President Bush they are worried about the Iraq war's mounting strain on troops and their families. But they indicated they'd go…