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Oops! Airport screeners missed bomb parts

Government investigators smuggled liquid explosives and detonators past airport security, exposing a dangerous hole in the nation's ability to keep these forbidden items off of airplanes, according to a report…

You can go home again

As the holiday season approaches, our attention will, once again, focus on people, values and concepts that we hold dear. It is often said that "fools rush in where wise men…

Confessions of an alien

News item: Former aviation and government officials, led by former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington, had a panel discussion at the National Press Club this week to call on the government…

NJ Guv abandons immigrant license plan

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to abandon a plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press Tuesday night. The governor…

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…