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Joint Chiefs boss: Time to close Gitmo

The chief of the U.S. military said he favors closing the prison here as soon as possible because he believes negative publicity worldwide about treatment of terrorist suspects has been…

No free minutes for the feds

This had to be terribly embarrassing to the image-conscious FBI.

An audit by the Justice Department's inspector general found that telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps in sensitive criminal…

Spilling our blood to protect their oil

‘Your papers please!’

Americans born after Dec. 1, 1964, will have to get more secure driver's licenses in the next six years under ambitious post-9/11 security rules to be unveiled Friday by federal…

What took so long?

Recession, like menopause, is a retrospective diagnosis. You don't know you're in one until you've been in it for at least two quarters (referring to a recession) or a year…

We can be replaced

It has long been said that the car part most prone to failure was the nut behind the wheel, and now General Motors seems on the way to solving that…

Eliminating war virgins

This time last year, the Marine Corps scrubbed its personnel rosters and found more than 66,000 leathernecks who had not yet done a tour in Iraq or Afghanistan. The top…

Supremes need to wake up to reality

If the Supreme Court is as hermetically sealed from outside influence as many believe, then the recent carnage in Nebraska and Colorado will have no influence on its decision whether…

We’re no longer a ‘can do’ nation

The official ineptitude that has dogged our war effort in Iraq has spread to affect the fate of tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees, many in fear for their…

CIA tape destruction was a criminal act

Michael Mukasey's confirmation as U.S. attorney general became mired in his ambiguity over whether harsh interrogation techniques like waterboarding constituted torture. In the end, the former judge was confirmed but…