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  • Continue -- but gradually reduce -- federal risk in terrorism insurance

    The terrorists who turned the World Trade Center into rubble struck a devastating blow to the U.S. economy too, and few sectors felt it as acutely as the insurance industry. Afterward, insurers balked at providing any coverage for damage caused by further acts of terrorism, making it harder — if not impossible — for some developers to obtain loans. That led Congress to adopt the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act a little more than a year later, capping insurers' losses in the event of a major attack and promising that the U.S. government would take on some of the risk.
  • U.S. should allow families of hostages to buy their freedom

    U.S. should allow families of hostages to buy their freedom
    As Americans gather with their families at Christmastime, we should pause to remember four who are not coming home for the holidays. James Foley will not be with his family in New Hampshire. Steven Sotloff will not be going home to Florida. And Peter...

    Pakistan meets violence with violence

    Human Rights Watch: "Pakistan's government has chosen to indulge in vengeful bloodlust." — A commando led me through the Pakistan school auditorium where terrorists recently had interrupted students' lessons with an indiscriminate barrage of...

    43 killed in Iraq suicide attack as Islamic State seizes downed pilot

    BAGHDAD A suspected suicide bomber killed 43 pro-government militia fighters in an attack near Baghdad, police said Wednesday, as Islamic State militants claimed to have shot down a Jordanian fighter jet in neighboring Syria and captured the pilot. The...

    Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures

    Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures
    There are myriad ramifications to the hacking of Sony's computers and the domino effect of its yanking "The Interview," in the wake of a murky threat from the North Korean cyber underground. Putting it in perspective is Douglas Thomas' turf. The USC...