More troops headed for Iraq

As comparisons between Vietnam and President George W. Bush’s Iraq war increase, another sense of deja vu rises with reports the Army will increase troop deployments to Iraq through "at least" mid-2007.

Clinton to Wallace: Wipe that smirk off your face


In a combative interview on "Fox News Sunday," former President Clinton defended his handling of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden, saying he tried to have bin Laden killed and was attacked for his efforts by the same people who now criticize him for not doing enough.

Akaka wins primary in Hawaii

Veteran U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, an 82-year-old Democrat from Hawaii, defeated upstart challenger and fellow Democrat, U.S. Rep. Ed Case in the state’s primary election.

Bush’s Iraq war increased terror threat against Americans

An official government intelligence estimate of the terrorism threat in the United States states flatly that President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq has spawned a new generation of Islamic radicalism and increased the terrorist threat against the United States.

The bottom line: The Iraq war has not, as the Bush Administration claims, made America safer but has actually increased the danger for this country and all Americans.

Paper or Diebold?


Supposedly the disputed 2000 Florida election, when the presidency dangled by a hanging chad from poorly punched paper ballots, taught us a lesson. And the lesson lawmakers drew from it, in the Help America Vote Act of 2002, was go high-tech, and scrap the old punch-card voting machines in favor of optical scanners, touch screens and computerized vote counts.

The devil is in the details


The White House and a spirited band of Senate Republicans have reached a compromise over detainee-treatment legislation that spackles over an embarrassing intraparty GOP split, but leaves much about the detainees’ fate to unresolved fine print.