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  • You want a war? Pay for it

     You want a war? Pay for it
    Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
  • Read On: Taking a trip to Ferguson, Mo.

    Read On: Taking a trip to Ferguson, Mo.
    I have to admit that when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States back in 2008, it seemed not only historic but incredibly exciting to everyone in my liberal-minded circle. A black president, in our lifetime. It was glorious. I felt...
  • Charlie Dent: Companies driven abroad by broken tax code

    As American television viewers gear up for the new fall lineups, it appears that the White House is still stuck in reruns. Once again, President Obama is talking about circumventing Congress and planning to do so in a way that will only make the problem...
  • A disrespectful presidential salute [Letter]

    A disrespectful presidential salute [Letter]
    Once again, the American military has been insulted by a commander-in-chief who has no military experience. President Barack Obama was getting off Marine One when he was saluted by the Marines and returned that salute with a coffee cup in his hand. As...
  • President Obama will go out with a war cry

    Anyone who wondered how Barack Obama was going to spend the last two years of his presidency got an answer last week: He'll be fighting a war. When the president talks about his new offensive against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State,...
  • Next U.S. attorney general faces daunting national security challenges

    Next U.S. attorney general faces daunting national security challenges
    At a time when heightened fears of government surveillance coincide with growing anxiety about global terrorism, the next top U.S. law-enforcement officer will face daunting challenges to balance protection of Americans' security and the right to privacy....
  • Eric Holder's mixed legacy

    Eric Holder's mixed legacy
    Departing Attorney General Eric Holder deserves cheers for his stance on civil rights, but bemused jeers for his assaults on civil liberties. Holder may well be remembered as a leading advocate for both human rights and for the advancement of government...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • A Bigger Problem Than John Rowland: Big Money

    A Bigger Problem Than John Rowland: Big Money
    Last week, a jury found former Gov. John Rowland guilty of violating campaign finance laws. Yet, the example of Rowland breaking the law is not the greatest problem facing our democracy. The influence of big money is. To be a serious candidate for many...
  • Lobbyist's attorney: Roland Burris involved in shakedown while in Senate

    Lobbyist's attorney: Roland Burris involved in shakedown while in Senate
    Two years after Roland Burris’ controversial term in the U.S. Senate ended in 2010, a businessman who’d been arrested in a public corruption fraud scheme in Chicago told a federal grand jury that while in office Burris had tried to shake him...
  • Clarence Page: Race relations worse since Obama's election

    Whatever happened to "Obamamania?" Recent polls suggest that race relations have gotten worse since President Barack Obama's 2008 election — or, at least, that more of us Americans think they have. It didn't help anybody's feeling of sunny...