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MICHAEL TANNER is director of health and welfare studies and MICHAEL CANNON is director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute.AS THEY TACK left and right state by state, the Democratic presidential contenders can't agree on much. But one cause they all support — along with Republicans such as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and California's own Gov. Arnold...
AT A CANDIDATE forum for trial lawyers in Chicago on Sunday, Hillary Clinton proclaimed that the Bush administration is "the most radical presidency we have ever had." This is, quite simply, absurd. But such boob-bait for the Bush bashers is common today...
Times Staff WritersDiscount stock trading pioneer Charles R. Schwab has long supported the idea of diverting a share of Social Security taxes into private investment accounts. Schwab endorsed a book on the subject in 1999. His San Francisco-based company is helping to fund...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — In an effort to avoid the roadside bomb attacks that have killed or wounded 100 American troops each month, U.S. commanders in Iraq have begun ferrying cargo into Iraq by air rather than in truck caravans, the Air Force's top officer...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — Back in 1997, proponents of overhauling Social Security met with the man who would become their most powerful convert: Texas Gov. George W. Bush, whose presidential ambitions were beginning to gel. The governor dined with Jose Piñera,...
Times Staff WritersThree months ago, as Americans plunged into the war on terrorism, this was not the face they expected to see when the smoke cleared--a gaunt, 20-year-old California kid with the defiant manners of a teenager and two frightened parents struggling in his...
Tags: Taliban, National Security, Afghanistan, Death, George W. Bush
Times Staff WriterThe failure so far to capture Osama bin Laden is forcing the Bush administration to confront the possibility that he may remain at large for some time, a development that could complicate the campaign in Afghanistan and cause political repercussions at...
Times Book EditorGore Vidal has his work cut out for him. In order for historical fiction like his to work as literary art, it is necessary that it not be required to do all of history's work for it. History must be knowledge already held in common if the central,...
Tags: Gore Vidal, Journalism, Theodore Roosevelt, Immigration, History
Born to an African mother and a European father, Frederick Douglass was, by any standard, one of the extraordinary men of the 19th Century and the most powerful black man of his age. William McFeely's compelling biography covers the career of Douglass...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, the devil is in the deals. Americans shopped the winter clearance racks in January, resulting in strong sales during the month for retailers. But spending is expected to slow as the deals dry up heading into the spring,...
I am encouraged by the surprisingly bipartisan coalitions that backed recent state victories for marijuana legalization, gay marriage and prison sentencing reform. Maybe we all can get along. What makes these coalitions so remarkable is how much their...
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 BOYS BASKETBALL SMITHSBURG — Boonsboro made 28 of 43 free throws compared to Smithsburg’s 9-for-19 effort, and that was the difference in the MVAL Antietam opener for both teams Tuesday as the Warriors topped...
Tags: Redman, Larry Allen, AFSCME
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