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Raining cash on the wrong people

As the Senate debates a five-year, $286 billion agriculture-subsidy extravaganza, consider the heartwarming rhetoric about saving family farms. Who ever imagined such families included the Rockefellers? As the Environmental Working Group's…

No match, no papers, no problem

It is said politics makes strange bedfellows. In this case, let's call it bizarre bedfellows. There are few issues on which I normally agree with Colorado conservative Rep. Tom Tancredo.…

U.S. ready to sack Blackwater

A State Department review of private security guards for diplomats in Iraq is unlikely to recommend firing Blackwater USA over the deaths of 17 Iraqis last month, but the company…

More spy abuse by FBI, Pentagon

The Pentagon has misled Congress and the US public by conniving with the FBI to obtain hundreds of financial, telephone and Internet records without court approval, civil-rights campaigners said Sunday. The…

A howl of protest

That screech you hear is the sound of brakes being applied to the Army's plans to replace the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Arguably the most sacred spot…

Ex-Pentagon official: ‘Iraq a nightmare’

A former top US military commander in Iraq said the current White House strategy in Iraq will not achieve victory in the four-and-a-half-year war, which he described as "a nightmare…

Getting arrested can be deadly

More than 2,000 people died in the United States during arrests between 2003 and 2005, according to data published by the Department of Justice for the first time Thursday. As many…

CIA goes after its watchdog

The work of the CIA's in-house investigator who found fault with the agency's handling of the Sept. 11 attacks is being subjected to an internal review, published reports say. The move,…

Democracy is not always the answer

With barely more than 4 million citizens, the tiny state of Singapore in Southeast Asia would hardly qualify as a template or role model for anything or anybody. Even clockwork-like…

Defending Christianity

It's awful, this thing called Christianity, many are saying today, and my disagreement with that judgment has at least something to do with the kinds of sermons I hear on…