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The Super Bowl’s call to the young

The Super Bowl has once again worked its magic. I have no doubt that somewhere in the American heartland, a youngster saw the action and was inspired to believe that…

Facing a hi-def future

The very first video aired on MTV was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star." I recently entered the wonderful world of high-definition-television ownership, and after a few months I'm…

NFL, thy name is greed

If ever you wondered about how much owners of sports franchises really care about their fans, the NFL has taken a step toward providing the answer -- very little unless…

U.S. soldiers kill Iraqi civilians

The U.S. military said Monday that it accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians during an operation targeting al-Qaida in Iraq south of Baghdad. The civilians were killed Saturday near Iskandariyah, 30 miles…

No free speech for Marines

The city council of Berkeley, Calif., where the Free Speech Movement was born, has decided that some people deserve more free speech than others and the U.S. Marines don't deserve…

‘The sun is about to shine at Guantánamo’

A federal court has, once again, slapped down the Bush Administration over its military torture chamber at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

In a landmark ruling Friday, a federal appeals court ordered the…

The tax man is always waiting

Welcome home. Whenever I see those words scrawled across the banners draped like bunting across highway overpasses for returning servicemen and women these days, I have to smile. I smile because they…

An end to affirmative action?

Voters in five states will have a chance this fall to vote on banning racial preferences in state college admissions, contracting and employment. Ward Connerly, a businessman and former…

Hi, I’m Betsy and I’m an email-a-holic

I've finally given up my BlackBerry, or rather my "CrackBerry." Actually, in my case I owned a Treo, but the point is the same: I had become addicted to e-mail…

The cost keeps going up

The Senate is set to begin voting on dueling economic aid proposals, as senators rush to add jobless benefits and tax rebates for high earners, the elderly, and disabled veterans…