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Why we need to get it right the first time

Wen Ho Lee, an atomic scientist wrongly accused of espionage and vilified by press reports that depended on bad sources, won court judgments against the federal government and five media…

The impossible dream of reform

Washington, we have a problem. In order to reform Congress, Congress has to first agree to reform itself. That's like asking a nymphomaniac to give up sex. …

No reason to celebrate

Excuse me if I don't join the orgy of self-congratulatory praise over the lucky bombing death of Iraq al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. …

Democrats haven’t closed the deal

Republican Brian Bilbray won the special election in California Tuesday to replace convicted bribe-taker Randy "Duke" Cunningham in a race that should have been closer than it was and one…

Field commanders tell Pentagon Iraq war is lost

Military commanders in the field in Iraq admit in private reports to the Pentagon the war "is lost" and that the U.S. military is unable to stem the mounting violence…

Bill O’Reilly: A dangerous demagogue of deceit

To put it in polite, social conversational terms: Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly is a lying sack of shit. …

New CIA director Hayden plans massive expansion of spying on Americans

Now that he is officially sworn in as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Michael Hayden plans to build a vast domestic spying network that will pry…

The coward-in-chief dishonors those who served

I wish I could say that only George W. Bush had the gall to stand up on a day set aside to honor those who died in service to their…

The sound of thunder

WRITER'S NOTE: I wrote this column for Memorial Day 1998. It has been reprinted in a number of publications and is the most-requested reprint of columns I have written over…

Lock ‘em up and throw away the key

My, my. The gaggle of crooks, con-artists and thieves also known as the United States Congress got pissed because the FBI actually had the audacity to raid the office of…