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  • Soccer's biggest headache

    Soccer's biggest headache
    Here's what we know about Clint Dempsey's night during the dramatic 2-1 win by the United States over Ghana: He scored the fifth-fastest goal in World Cup history, just 29 seconds in. Then, with about 10 minutes to go in the first half, he took a...
  • Should attacks on the homeless be classified as hate crimes?

    In 2006, I wrote a column for The Times questioning the wisdom of hate-crime laws that provide additional punishment for acts of violence if they are motivated by racial animus or some other kind of bigotry. One of my arguments was that as the idea became...
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
  • National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?

    National park on the moon at Apollo landing sites: A 'loony' idea?
    Care to go for a hike in a national park? How about one on the moon? A bill introduced in Congress would protect U.S. Apollo lunar landing sites by making the detritus that astronauts left behind a part of the national park system. It may sound like a...
  • Lawmaker writes judge about Jackson's 'anguish'

    Lawmaker writes judge about Jackson's 'anguish'
    WASHINGTON — As former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. awaits sentencing for looting his campaign treasury of more than $750,000, a Texas congresswoman has asked the judge in Jackson's case to consider "all the anguish he has experienced committing these...
  • Legendary astronauts awarded Congressional Gold Medals

     
    Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals on Wednesday....
  • In Texas, Obama the Lone Star

     
    by Mike Memoli President Obama is en route to Texas now, where he's scheduled to speak at a pair of fundraisers and deliver remarks on higher education at the University of Texas. And again, in a state where his job......
  • Tax credit legislation seeks to broaden program's reach

    Since first-time buyers are getting thousands of dollars in tax credits from the federal government to stimulate the economy, why shouldn't all home buyers get equal treatment? What about refinancers -- couldn't they make good use of a tax credit to...
  • Representatives, protesters debate health care reform in Dallas

    Representatives, protesters debate health care reform in Dallas
    After a week of heated town hall meetings across the country, today was Dallas' turn to hear from representatives about proposed health care reform. Mark Harless was one of the protesters outside the Cityplace Center in Dallas. "I'm afraid that when...