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Elite and out-of-reach

One would think the move by the nation's most elite colleges and universities to become more affordable to the middle classes would mean opportunities for tens of thousands of needy…

Where, but where, to spend?

How would the U.S. government be spending money if it wasn't fighting the Iraq War? Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., raised the question during Monday's Democratic presidential debate in Myrtle Beach,…

A dark cloud settles over America

As America heads into perhaps its most pivotal Presidential election in modern times candidates for the highest office in the land face an angry, disillusioned, depressed electorate that fear hard…

More waste and fraud in Iraq

A defense contractor hired to repair combat equipment routinely failed to do the job right and then charged the government millions of dollars for the extra work needed to get…

The Jose Padilla debacle

The Bush administration's case against alleged dirty bomber Jose Padilla has sputtered to an inglorious close. Padilla, you'll remember, was supposed to be the leader, as the U.S. attorney general himself…

Progress for Islamic women

Saudi Arabian women are enjoying new freedoms. Reuters recently reported that, "Saudi authorities, breaking with religious codes that require women to be accompanied by a male guardian, have decided to…

The emperor has no brains

So it begins. Earlier this month, our emperor -- a man so upbeat that he could fall down a manhole and be glad in the gloom that he didn't wear…

Fanatics and madmen

Adolf Hitler was evil and perhaps a madman. But throughout history, there have been many evil madmen in many corners of the Earth. Few have attracted millions of passionate followers;…

The one stop election

Tired of the presidential campaign already? All those candidates, the incessant debates and speeches, the position papers, the partisan bickering, the uncertainty of it all? You might want to give…

Mixed messages from Iraq

The U.S. military worried Sunday about "mixed messages" from Iran, listing a dramatic drop in Iranian-made weapons reaching Iraq but no reduction in the training and financing of Shiite militants. The…