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Probe launched on domestic spying

The Justice Department has reopened a long-dormant inquiry into the government's warrantless wiretapping program, a major policy shift only days into the tenure of Attorney General Michael Mukasey. The investigation by…

Blackwater murders ‘unjustified’

A Blackwater Worldwide spokeswoman says the company supports "stringent accountability" for any wrongdoing in the wake of a New York Times report that federal investors have found that the shooting…

True war cost placed at $3.5 trillion

Democrats on Tuesday warned hidden costs would catapult the price of the Iraq and Afghan conflicts to a staggering 3.5 trillion dollars, staking out a new war showdown with President…

If others had outsourced our wars

Gazing at the 24/7 news from Pakistan showing the democratic disaster produced by our heralded ally in the war in terror, a thought occurs: What would George W. Bush and Dick…

On the run

A beautiful thing about the sport of running is that it's impossible to lie to yourself about how good or bad you are at it. By contrast, anybody can watch…

Stop cell phone use in cars

They're out to get you, these people who talk on cell phones while driving, and it's not just various studies that convince me every state in the union ought…

Hidden expenses double war’s cost

A new study by congressional Democrats says "hidden costs" have driven the price of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to about $1.5 trillion, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. That…

Drug lobbyists stall generic research

Legislation aimed at speeding the availability of cheaper generic drugs has stalled in Congress in the face of major lobbying by the drug industry. The Senate bill would ban most settlements…

Listen to this man

I've read quite a few books about Vietnam, but the only one that I've read twice is "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young," by Lt. Gen. Harold Moore (Ret.) and Joseph…

Failing the Veterans

On Nov. 3, the New York Times published a front-page photograph of soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division returning to Fort Drum, N.Y., after a 15-month tour in Iraq. Several…