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So many enemies, so little time

It would be nice -- or at least more convenient -- if America could fight just one enemy at a time. But that's seldom how it works. World War II was…

Is talk of terrorism off limits?

Listen to some pundits and you'd think no one should ever mention the possibility of terrorist attacks in this country and that a few terrorist strikes here and there would…

A skewed look at America

"Are We Rome?" asks a new book, authored by an editor at Vanity Fair magazine. The subtitle is "The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America." It seems, given…

Freedom of speech takes a hit

The verdict is still out on whether the First Amendment has a strong voice of support among conservatives on the Supreme Court. Although Justice Samuel Alito says he is a…

A few inconvenient truths

The Scooter Libby/Valerie Plame Wilson controversy threatens to linger for months. Exhibit A is the House Judiciary Committee's hearing Wednesday on President Bush's commutation of the former vice-presidential aide's jail…

Stealth inflation

I usually try to be timely, but this week in this column I admit I'm way behind. I unearthed a report released more than two years ago, but which contains…

While U.S. dallied, al-Qaida rebuilt

A new threat assessment from U.S. counterterrorism analysts says that al-Qaida has used its safe haven along the Afghan-Pakistan border to restore its operating capabilities to a level unseen since…

The land is not your land

It's no secret that foreign travel to the United States has fallen off dramatically since 9/11. The number of visitors from countries outside of Canada and Mexico is down 17…

Have we got a deal for you

At Freedom Motors, the place to go for pre-owned vehicles (or used cars, in the old-fashioned manner of speaking), the salesmen are busy dealing with customers who ask why the…

Getting a grip on terrorism

For nearly six years now we've been hearing from politicians and pundits about how Sept. 11, 2001, "changed everything." One especially unwelcome change wrought by that day has been that,…