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Napolitano: The torturers’ poor memories

As the pre-trial hearings in the case of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and others who are charged with masterminding the 9/11 attacks proceed at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, the government continues to stumble with its own witnesses. In hearings last week, government lawyers tried to ...

De Rugy: Challenging America’s economic pessimism

America is celebrated for its economic dynamism and ample and generously paid employment opportunities. It's a nation that attracts immigrants from around the world. Yet Americans are bummed, and have been for a while. They believe that life was better 40 years ago. And maybe it was on some ...

Robbins: Democracy on the line, Americans decide whether to fight or fold

"Sometimes the more absurd the lie, the more effective it is," observed a former United Nations official in "Kiss the Future," the new documentary produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck about the resilience of Sarajevo's residents under fire from Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic's killers ...

Garvey: Growing up is the saddest thing of all

It occurred to me today that childhood is the long process of separating from your mother — first from her body, physically, and then slowly, over many years, emotionally, moving from her life into your own. I've always listened when parents say the years go by quickly, but I've never heard, ...

Barone: Biden open-door policy – Some facts and historical context

What's been missing these past couple of months from the coverage of and debate over the failed immigration bill? Some important basic facts and lots of historical context. First, basic facts. Coverage in left-leaning newspapers and even in the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page ...

Napolitano: Donald Trump and government theft

"Where there is a wrong, there is a remedy." — Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870-1938) Last week, a New York court ordered the Trump Organization and its principals — including the former President — to forfeit nearly $400 million to the state government. This gargantuan punishment was ...