Scorched Earth: The Reparation Desperation

“I just might walk up to the nearest white man and say, ‘You don’t understand this, this is a black thing,’ and slap ’em, just for my mental health. . . . If they don’t pay us reparations now, we’re talking about scorched...

Olympic Boondoggle: Careful What You Wish For

The U.S. Olympic Committee made grown men and women cry last month when it eliminated Houston and Washington, D.C., from the running to host the 2012 summer games. Texas-sized tears rolled in both towns. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams looked more crushed than Charlie...

Saddam’s Rap Sheet

Consider the paradox: Almost every government agrees that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is an appalling monster and shudders at the prospect of his acquiring nuclear weapons. Yet those same governments are also furiously signaling their disapproval of an American-led...

What Have We Lost?

One year later, the hole in New York’s skyline where the World Trade Center towers once stood is a visual reminder of something else that is missing: the ideas and attitudes that make a vigorous war in America’s self-defense possible. For many of us, the...

The Betrayal of The Bush Doctrine

In the days following September 11, we feared for our future. Would terrorist attacks become a fixture of life? Would we have to live the rest of our days with the knowledge that our work, our dreams, our loved ones, our lives could be obliterated at any moment? Was...

9/11: Surrending the Domestic Front

After Osama bin Laden’s hijack squadrons invaded our skies a year ago, America’s military responded. Operation Enduring Freedom launched on Oct. 7, 2001. President Bush deployed thousands of troops to combat terrorist forces in the Middle East. By Memorial...

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