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Dixie Chicks get their revenge

The Dixie Chicks, whose country career tanked after lead singer Natalie Maines, just before the start of the Iraq invasion, offered an apology to a London audience because George W. Bush was from their home state of Texas, have the best revenge: A new album that opened at No. 1 on the charts. 

Headlines we’d love to see

Let's face it. The news biz just ain't what it used to be. But Bill Powers, an old friend who writes for The National Journal, offers some headlines he's like to see from the media:
1. New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times to Dramatically Expand Newsroom Staffs.

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 into the lives of most Americans around the clock.

Visiting the mall can be dangerous to your health

If you're planning a visit to the Nation's Capital this summer be aware that crime is up on the National Mall.

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 into the lives of most Americans around the clock.

666: The numbers tell the story

As 06/06/06 nears, the devil's in the e-mails -- and the billboards, the talk shows and even the election booths. For many, those triple sixes conjure up the infamous Number of the Beast -- 666 -- cited in Revelations 13:18.

Coal miner deaths on the rise

The news that five coal miners in eastern Kentucky died after an explosion underground was chillingly familiar.

Religious hyprocrisy

Grandma asks a good question. "She's terrific -- she's gorgeous -- she's a gift: This child is going to be loved. Is there anything more the church wants?" asks Tammy McCoy. Apparently the church wants a lot more, Tammy. The church wants your son fired.

Painful truth of reporting the Iraq war

Since the outset of the war in Iraq, a chorus of GOP lawmakers, right-wing bloggers and talkers, and Bush administration cheerleaders has clung to the refrain that the war was being misreported because the fearful mainstream media was holed up their hotel rooms rather than getting out in the streets and reporting the "good news" about Iraq.

Dems seize control of national security issue

For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, national security is no longer President Bush's trump card. With violence grinding on in Iraq, a majority of Americans have been telling pollsters in recent weeks that they trust Democrats as much or more than Bush or his Republican allies in Congress to protect the country, combat terrorism and run a sound foreign policy.