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America's war economy

"America's economy is a war economy. Not a "manufacturing" economy. Not an "agricultural" economy. Nor a "service" economy. Not even a "consumer" economy... that's the answer to Jim Grant's thought-provoking question last month in the Wall Street Journal -- "Why No Outrage?"

Chrysler may divest Viper Automakers turn focus away from specialty vehicles

"SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Chrysler LLC, now studying a sale of its Viper sports-car business, is following General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in looking to shed specialty vehicles and focus on main brands.

Wake Up America!


Teacher on the Front Line: Faith and Science Clash

"In February, the Florida Department of Education modified its standards to explicitly require, for the first time, the state’s public schools to teach evolution, calling it “the organizing principle of life science.” Spurred in part by legal rulings against school districts seeking to favor religious versions of natural history, over a dozen other states have also given more emphasis in rec

McCain's viral bait - Lieberman for VP?

Is this McCain's viral bait? Should we bite? It is an ad that is running on YouTube right now. If you look at the picture you would think it would be McCain & Lieberman as Pres/VP respectively. Would this be possible?

Biden for VP? What do you think?

Obama choose Biden on Saturday morning. What do you think about Joe Biden for VP?

Kentucky Arm Of 'Teen Challenge' Gives Up $50,000 Federal Grant

A fundamentalist Christian group that claims to help young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction through Bible study and prayer has given up a federal grant after Americans United for Separation of Church and State protested the funding.

Reviving the cold war

Condi Rice signed an agreement today to station missiles in Poland. Supposedly aimed at Iran, the installation of these missiles just a few miles from the Russian border serves mainly to enrage the Russians, who see it as part of a grander scheme to encircle Russia.

Indian boarding school film teaches a new lesson

Gut wrenching, confounding, and complex, Rich-Heape Films have released their long awaited documentary titled “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School.”

There's oil in them thar hills, inshore drilling

Road proposal riles activists in Roosevelt country

BISMARCK, N.D. - Plans to turn a secluded Badlands trail into a major road and river crossing might not have created such a stir if not for where it is: near the ranch where Theodore Roosevelt helped conceive the American conservation movement.

McCain, Obama: On faith at Saddleback

Sens. John McCain, who was raised as an Episcopalian and attends a Baptist church, and Barack Obama, a Christian who had a public falling out with the fiery former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ , appeared back-to-back on the same stage last night -- a televised platform -- to confront questions about their faith.

U.S. Driving Continues to Decrease

U.S. driving slid for the eighth straight month in June, making the decline more pronounced that the drop that occurred during the 1970s oil shock.

Moody's proclaims Toledo recession; most of Ohio, Michigan shed jobs

It is no shocker, but a respected Wall Street ratings service claims that Toledo, most of Ohio, and all but one metro area in Michigan are in a recession, and have been for a while.

FCC Commissioner: Return of Fairness Doctrine Could Control Web Content

Better not!

There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and “government dictating content policy.”

ANALYSIS-US oil firms seek drilling access, but exports soar

A record 1.6 million barrels a day in U.S. refined petroleum products were exported during the first four months of this year, up 33 percent from 1.2 million barrels a day over the same period in 2007. Shipments this February topped 1.8 million barrels a day for the first time during any month, according to final numbers from the Energy Department.

State roads decay as gas tax dollars decline

Motorists reeling from record gas prices are facing additional bad news in South Dakota.

Hundreds of miles of state roads are deteriorating, and state and federal funds to pay for road repairs are declining rapidly. So, state legislators are looking for money.

AP White supremacists hope Obama win prompts backlash

PEARL, Miss. - They're not exactly rooting for Barack Obama, but prominent white supremacists anticipate a boost to their cause if he becomes the first black president. His election, they say, would trigger a backlash — whites rising up, a revolution of sorts — that they think is long overdue.

McCain seeks answers on UPS/DHL proposal

WILMINGTON, Ohio (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain, concerned about potential job losses, pressed on Thursday for more information about a proposal for United Parcel Service Inc to fly packages in North America for rival DHL.

Karadzic protected by US until he broke 'deal': Belgrade report

BELGRADE (AFP) — Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic was protected by the United States until a CIA phone bug caught him breaking the terms of his 'deal', Serb newspaper Blic reported Saturday, quoting a US intelligence source.

White House aides have no immunity, U.S. judge rules

WASHINGTON - A federal judge yesterday rejected President Bush's contention that senior White House advisers are immune from subpoenas, siding with Congress' power to investigate the executive branch and handing a victory to Democrats probing the dismissal of nine federal prosecutors.

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