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Freedom’s Just Another Word for Everything to Lose

Sometime in the future, when historians write the definitive analysis of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they will talk about the day freedom died in America. Freedom took a hit on that day, but it died on the operating table 45 days later – on October 26 – the day Congress passed, without reading, an onerous piece of legislation called the USA Patriot Act.

Military Chaplain Charged With Sodomy, Assault

The Army is investigating a Roman Catholic military chaplain on multiple charges of forcible sodomy and assault.

American Is World’s Largest Arms Dealer

The United States is the largest supplier of weapons to developing nations, delivering more than $9.6 billion in arms to Near East and Asian countries last year.

Missing the Point on Teenagers and Sex

One of the most peculiar aspects of the American approach to sex education is the incredible concentration on intercourse. Sex is a big picture -- love, reproduction, family life. Why limit the attention to the fun between the sheets?

Democracy Gets a Real Test in Iraq

The Bush administration may not see it that way, but it's progress of a sort that Sunni leaders are urging followers to vote "no" on the proposed Iraqi constitution.

From The Design To The Ridiculous

Intelligent design has been much in the news lately, and as a reader service today my column will examine this origin-of-life issue from several perspectives: the scientific, the theological and the ridiculous, the last to tweak those few readers who have not evolved sufficiently to have a sense of humor.

So, Where Are The Terrorists?

As the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, an obvious question should be asked: Why has al Qaeda -- the name given to the loosely affiliated terrorist network inspired by Osama bin Laden -- not launched even one follow-up attack within the United States? Even more surprising is the fact that no Islamic terrorist organization of any kind has carried out such an attack on American soil.

More Americans Living in Poverty

Despite robust economic growth and record corporate profits, the average American household's income held steady at $44,400 for the third straight year in 2004, the government reported Tuesday.

Iraq War More Costly Than Vietnam

The U.S. war in Iraq now costs more per month than the average monthly cost of military operations in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, according to a report issued on Wednesday.