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Blackwater USA: A gang of killers

The private security firm Blackwater USA has been involved in nearly 200 shootings in Iraq since 2005, according to a US Congress report that depicts the company's employees as dangerously…

Smoke, mirrors and taxes

Congress proposes to fund its $35 billion expansion of children's health coverage -- assuming it survives an expected presidential veto -- with a 61-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax,…

Wounded vets face financial woes

He was one of America's first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon. He saw more horrors in Kuwait and…

Judge knocks down part of Patriot Act

An Oregon judge on Wednesday ruled that two provisions of the Patriot Act violated the U.S. Constitution's protection against unlawful searches and seizures. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled in favor…

A bizarre spectacle

A world of intellectual tolerance and insidious hate was jammed into the quadrangle of Columbia University on Monday. Jammed inside a cramped campus hall. And jammed into the big screens…

A real need for a shield law

The excesses of the CIA-leak investigation made clear the need for a federal shield law to protect reporters and their sources. Indeed, the need for such a law has been…

When arrogance rules, reason loses

Why can't we get out of Iraq? I was considering this question as I drove home a few evenings ago, when I stopped at a light behind a big SUV, an…

U.S.: Iran smuggling weapons to Iraq

The U.S. military accused Iran on Sunday of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and other advanced weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. The new allegations came as Iraqi leaders condemned…

Mercenaries sold arms on black market

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have been sold on the black market and ended up…

Where are the grown-ups?

America has gone childish on us, and not just America, by the way: The whole of the West has to some extent succumbed to a kind of adolescent mode of…