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Is true meaning of King’s legacy lost?

Nearly 40 years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., some say his legacy is being frozen in a moment in time that ignores the full complexity…

Johnny comes homeless

Peter Mohan traces the path from the Iraqi battlefield to this lifeless conference room, where he sits in a kilt and a Camp Kill Yourself T-shirt and calmly describes how…

More lies about troop levels in Iraq

Look beneath the Bush Administration spin on planned troop drawdowns for the failed Iraq war and you will find the truth about U.S. presence in that civil war-torn country: American…

Inflation becomes the new comeback kid

An unwelcome visitor to the economy is back -- inflation.

The year-end figures for 2007 show an inflation rate of 4.1 percent, up from a relatively restrained 2.5 percent…

The perfection of inexperience

To live into adulthood in our era is to be in a constant state of amazement. Everything is in a constant state of flux and what seemed preposterous in one…

A joke that could have turned deadly

In the entertainment-starved Persian Gulf, telling a U.S. Navy vessel that you're coming after it and the ship will explode in a few minutes is apparently what passes for humor.

The stampeding media herd

Two incidents of unintended consequences this week compel us to revisit just how wrong things can go in the herd journalism that has spread faster than mad cow disease along…

Hello? Hello? Anybody home?

Yoo-hoo, anyone home at the Federal Election Commission?

We're in the midst of the most expensive campaign season in recorded history but the panel that is supposed to keep…

Two versions of the same war

Consider two versions of our war in Iraq:

The first is the one that we know best, the "war of choice" that many Americans objected to from the beginning.…

Do vets come home murderers?

A study conducted by The New York Times has found 121 murder cases in the United States, which involve veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars following their return from…