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Ali Mussa Daqduq is a dangerous man. A senior operative with the Hezbollah terrorist organization, Mr. Daqduq has been held without charge by U.S. forces in Iraq for the past five years for helping to train militant Shiite militia members to carry out attacks against U.S. soldiers. One such attack c...

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 6:45pm

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Wed, 08/10/2011 - 7:39pm

Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the long-term credit rating of the United States should have been accompanied by a modest mea culpa....

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 4:45pm

Mitt Romney doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. The secret $1 million donor to Restore Our Future, the super-PAC set up to help elect Mr. Romney president, is secret no longer. W Spann LLC turns out to be one Edward Conard, a former colleague at Bain Capital, a private equity firm that ...

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 4:44pm

The global economy faces a deep crisis — deeper, in some ways, than the panic that struck financial markets in August 2008. At least then there was the prospect of short-term government action: tax cuts and spending increases, quantitative easing, and the like. Those measures averted total meltdow...

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 8:14pm

I never imagined anyone like Michele Bachmann when I envisioned the country’s first female president. In fact, I imagined someone quite different. In the aftermath of the defeats of Sarah Palin and Hillary Rodham Clinton on the national stage in 2008, I created President Charlotte Kramer, the fict...

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 9:49pm

Pro football is back. An agreement was finally reached recently between the NFL owners and the players association on how to divide the $9 billion a year the league makes in revenue. The agreement ended a lockout of the players by the owners that began in March. The agreement is a win for the fans w...

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 6:34pm

Think the U.S. political system has problems? Things in Japan aren’t a whole lot better. Uncertainty reigns in Tokyo, where Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s approval rating has sunk to 17 percent. Initial praise for his handling of the March 11 tsunami and nuclear disaster has given way to frustration...

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 8:49pm

WASHINGTON — Help wanted: Someone to explain why Corporate America is raking in the dough but not creating jobs; why banks are sitting on tons of cash but not making loans; how a single Wall Street hedge fund manager could earn $4.9 billion last year — that’s about $155 a second — while most...

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 12:00am

Food withheld. Chained to a bed each night in a room that reeked of urine.  We don’t know how long the two sons of Brian and Charity Miller endured such conditions in their home near Dexter, and we probably never will. Only the Millers themselves know all the facts, and we can only hope that ...

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 5:01pm