And the Winner Is: Not Washington


Eugene Robinson


| The Oscars suggest that America is a complicated place filled with minorities, that a worthy struggle can become a witchhunt and that we can't wipe out terrorism with bullets and bombs.

"Duke" Cunningham's Enablers


Ruth Marcus


| The congressman offered volume discounts for frequent bribers. He helpfully wrote out the fee schedule -- after the first $20 million of a federal contract, rates dropped from $50,000 to $25,000 per million. And he put it on his congressional letterhead.

Not Quite War


Confederate Yankee


| Scattered, sometimes intense sectarian fighting broke out last week in the wake of the destruction of the Askariya shrine (also known as the Golden Mosque) in Samarra at the hands of suspected al Qaeda terrorists. While the fighting appears to...

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Avoiding Another Dubai


C. Fred Bergsten


| Nearly all objective observers of the uproar over "selling American ports to the Arabs" agree on three key elements of the situation. First, the purchase of port management operations by Dubai Ports World from a British-owned company will have no operational impact on the national security of the...

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Bush, Speaking Up Against Bigotry


Richard Cohen


| There are times when George Bush sorely disappoints. On the ports controversy, he has done the right thing.

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