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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…

Blackwater may get a new contract

Blackwater Worldwide, the North Carolina mercenary company whose hired killers murdered Iraqi civilians without remorse or punishment, is in the running for another big contract from the Bush Administration. The Wall…

Another murder by U.S. mercenaries

Mercenaries working for another American "security contractor" in Iraq murdered a Baghdad taxi driver Saturday, adding to the death toll compiled by hired killers working for the U.S. government in…

Sex abuse by teachers increasing

Back in August, the rumor around Lexington, Nebraska, Middle School was that 25-year-old math teacher Kelsey Peterson had a boyfriend — a 13-year-old former student. People had complained to administrators…