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Friday, September 17, 2021

Time to set truth free

My high school Latin teacher loved the phrase Veritas Vos Liberabit – “The truth shall set you free.” Nice sentiments – for the Romans. But in these politically-charged times, perhaps the operative phrase should be: “Who shall set truth free?” God knows there ain’t a lot of truth floating around the halls of power in Washington these days. In fact, truth took a sabbatical decades ago – and never returned.

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Bryd sorry he ever voted for Patriot Act

Sen. Robert Byrd, the dean of the Senate and its resident constitutional expert, counts only a few regrets in his 48-year Senate career: filibustering the 1964 Civil Rights Act, voting to expand the Vietnam War, deregulating airlines.

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Lessons not learned

To describe the White House’s report, titled “Lessons Learned,” on the government’s response to Katrina as a whitewash is a little too strong, but it is far from a hard-eyed, take-no-prisoners dissection of what was clearly a botched response, at least at the outset.

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Prescription for failure

Congress seldom does anything simple — especially in the realm of so-called entitlements, where efforts to balance the needs of a diverse population with the demands of a free-enterprise system always are difficult and generally more expensive than they should be.

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Dubya faces growing unrest from his own party

Suddenly, President Bush is having trouble keeping the troops in line. On issue after issue, prominent Republicans are breaking ranks, cracking open the bonds of solidarity Bush maintained with his GOP allies throughout most of his first term.

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