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The appeasement smackdown

Did you see that smack-down by MSNBC's Chris Matthews of Los Angeles conservative radio commentator Kevin James? Matthews' question to James was simple. …

Olbermann’s ‘cold-hearted killers’

When MSNBC's Keith Olbermann last week said President George W. Bush created an American that "includes 'cold-blooded killers who will kill people to achieve their political objectives," he set off…

Shame on us

In a Baghdad shop recently, a young man bent over to pick up an item and a badge identifying him as a civilian employed by the United States inadvertently fell…

A world without automobiles

The adjective "quixotic" must have been invented for the idealists who would like to rid the world of automobiles. The word, which we owe to the fictitious knight-errant Don Quixote,…

The FBI does not play well with others

There is little new in recent reports of a long standing feud between the nation's two top law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and…

Clothes don’t make the kid

When I was about 10, I received for Christmas a robe and nightgown which I later spied Jan Brady wearing in an episode of "The Brady Bunch." My brush with…

Homeowner bailout draws ire

As Congress moves to aid distressed US homeowners, the prospect of a new rescue is drawing fire from a diverse array of activists, economists and consumers opposing what they call…

Scum, thy name is terrorist

Recently the Department of Homeland Security came out with a report on the proper verbal etiquette federal agencies should use in talking about the murderous scum who are trying to…

Have moms lost their legacies?

With Mother's Day coming on Sunday, I'm again missing my own mom (who died in 1995), but I'm also asking, and more fervently with each passing year, "what kind of…

Flying the not-so-friendly skies

An old commercial for an airline we can't remember depicted first class as the place of champagne and revelry while business class passengers brought picnic baskets, chickens and their…