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Our broken government

Every day there is another example of how our government is broken.

The presidential candidates are so busy assuring us that they have good values, love their country and will give us cheaper energy that they have no time to talk about broken government.


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‘Tis better to flip than flop

As one who stands tall like a lighthouse in a storm, the waves beating futilely against my rock foundations, my literary lamp has always shone in regular intervals to keep simple mariners away from life's shoals.


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Another racial slur by Don Imus?

Don Imus is defending a remark he made about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, saying he was trying to "make a sarcastic point."

Imus spoke Tuesday on his morning show about the on-air comments that sparked a flurry of criticism. Months ago, he pledged to mend the wounds caused by a racist remark about a women's basketball team.


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Is everything out of control?

Is everything spinning out of control? Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices are skyrocketing. Home values are abysmal. Air fares, college tuition and health care border on unaffordable. Wars without end rage in Iraq, Afghanistan and against terrorism.

Horatio Alger, twist in your grave.


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China hid true story of POW’s fate

After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S. that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press.

China had long insisted that all POW questions were answered at the conclusion of the war in 1953 and that no Americans were moved to Chinese territory from North Korea. The little-known case of Army Sgt. Richard G. Desautels, of Shoreham, Vt., opens another chapter in this story and raises the possibility that new details concerning the fate of other POWs may eventually surface.


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Buy gas, promote hate

Look what your petrodollars helped finance:

-- "The cause of the discord: The Jews conspired against Islam and its people."

-- "In these verses is a call for jihad, which is the pinnacle of Islam. . . Only through force and victory over the enemies is there security and repose."


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Somewhere, there is an answer

Every time someone suggests that perhaps we should lift some of the restrictions that have hamstrung the nation's oil production there are a thousand voices screaming no. The environmentalists say no. The ethanol industry cries no. The politicians reacting to each of these shake their heads no. The speculators who make their money off high oil shout no.


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