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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 110 years later. IS THERE A SANTA…

U.S. ignored warnings on mercenaries

The US government ignored numerous warnings over the past two years that private security firms in Iraq were operating with little supervision and instead expanded their role, a media report…

CIA claims it cooperated with 9/11 panel

The CIA on Saturday rebutted suggestions the spy agency was uncooperative and hid from the Sept. 11 commission the videotaped interrogations of two suspected terrorists, saying it waited until the…

CIA lied to 9/11 Commission

The September 11 commission asked the CIA in 2003 and 2004 for information on the interrogation of al Qaeda suspects, only to be told the agency provided all that was…

The bore of Al Gore

"So," said Al Gore at the recent Bali, Indonesia, conference on global warming, "I am going to speak an inconvenient truth. My own country, the United States, is principally responsible…

Another Watergate in the wings?

Administration officials refuse to shed light on whether White House lawyers talked to the CIA about whether to destroy interrogation videotapes of two terrorism suspects but bristle at questions into…

Mixing oil and war

The definitive history of the role of oil in modern warfare has not been written, but a lot can be learned from Robert Zubrin's new book, "Energy Victory." "For nearly a…

Mainstreaming the winter blues

As I drive through the mid-Atlantic countryside in the unending blackness of the winter night, my eyes are drawn to colorful displays of light that people use to festoon their…

‘Tis the season to be folly

It is the tradition in some American families to read Clement Clarke Moore's charming seasonal poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" every Christmas Eve. My own two children were involved in…

Let’s be FAIR: This is hate

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the nation's civil-rights watchdog founded in 1971, has stepped forward and branded the 28-year-old Federation for American Immigration Reform as a hate group, tying it…