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The long, slow, painful decline of newspapers

I'm going to miss my newspaper. We've been together a long time. I care about it. I need it. I'm one of the people Marshall McLuhan, the godfather of medium…

Supremes will weigh in on gun rights

The Supreme Court will Tuesday begin weighing an individual's right to bear arms against a community's right to restrict gun ownership for public safety, an emotional issue that has long…

FBI terror watch list filled with errors

The FBI gave outdated, incomplete and inaccurate information about terror suspects to be added to the government's watchlist for nearly three years despite steps taken to prevent errors, a Justice…

A victory for Petraeus

The sudden exit of Adm. William Fallon from his post as the top U.S. military chief in the Middle East and Central Asia constituted a major victory in Pentagon politics…

N.Y. Gov, wife screwed around

New York Gov. David Paterson, sworn in Monday to take over the job when former Gov. Eliot Spitzer got caught messing with a prostitute, admitted that both he and his…

McCain fears stepped up attacks in Iraq

Republican John McCain said he worries that terrorists might try to influence the November general election with increased attacks in Iraq. "Yes, I worry about it," he said Friday, responding to…

Pentagon finds no Saddam-Al-Qaeda link

A detailed Pentagon study confirms there was no direct link between late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and the Al-Qaeda network, debunking a claim President George W. Bush's administration used to…

Irag five years later: Success or failure?

Five years ago this month, the United States led an invasion of Iraq. Coalition troops toppled the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein, who was said by American officials to be…

Teenage sex fantasies and sad facts

When I was 14, this was my "sexual" fantasy: I would go to a concert featuring Paul McCartney. He would spy me from the stage, think I was cute and ask…

The issue of security: Which side is right?

Al Qaeda and other militant Islamist groups live in a shadow world where they plot to kill you and me. If we expect our intelligence professionals to prevent them from…