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Taxpayers will pay for greed of others

As home foreclosures mount and Washington struggles to find a solution to a dilemma that threatens to drag the nation into full-fledged recession, one thing seems inescapable: Ultimately, the taxpayers…

The cost of protecting our troops

One of the more controversial moments of Donald Rumsfeld's tenure as secretary of Defense occurred when he responded to a question by an Army sergeant about why U.S. units in…

Big Brother is listening and I’m glad

Are you outraged? You're supposed to be. According to Peter Eliasberg, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, "everybody in the country" may…

Do obituraries make the man (or woman)?

Have you ever noticed in the newspaper death notices that the dead people pictured are always smiling? I find this encouraging. It suggests that they know something the rest of…

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…