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The lessons of Michael Vick

In an essay about a trip to Morocco, George Orwell noted that it took him several weeks to notice the means by which firewood was being carried past his house.…

Follow the money

It was one of those ideas that look great on paper: Sock drivers convicted of serious driving offenses with super-fines -- up to $3,000 extra -- and devote the money…

Enhanced or inhuman?

Friday afternoon, the White House's preferred time for actions to which it wishes to draw minimal attention, President Bush issued a long-awaited executive order on torture. We're against it. Sort of. The…

Dangerous daily drives

Doug Marlette, an editorial cartoonist best known for his syndicated comic strip "Kudzu," was killed in a car wreck in Mississippi recently. On the previous Friday he had delivered the…

Al-Qaeda gaining in wealth and power

Al-Qaeda in Iraq already has its hands full, but US intelligence officials say the militant group's mentors in Pakistan now want to use its formidable resources for attacks on the…

U.S. will stick with harsh interrorgations

The United States will persist with techniques of interrogating terror suspects that have saved "countless lives," but will stop short of torture, the top US spymaster said Sunday. Director of National…

Journal could do worse than Murdoch

There really is nothing very new about the gnashing of teeth and the dire predictions in the world of "respectable" journalism over the prospect of Rupert Murdoch assuming control of…

Pentagon claims Hillary helps the enemy

The Pentagon told Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton that her questions about how the U.S. plans to eventually withdraw from Iraq boosts enemy propaganda. In a stinging rebuke to a…

Judge throws out Plame’s lawsuit

A U.S. judge on Thursday threw out former CIA analyst Valerie Plame's lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials for disclosing her identity to the public. Plame…

DC takes handgun ban case to Supremes

The city of Washington is asking the US Supreme Court to uphold a three-decade ban on handguns in the nation's capital in a case that could have ramifications on gun…