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Susan Richards is a retired editor living in Thornton, Colorado.

  • Bush and his wiretaps: one of us doesn’t get it

    Yesterday a U.S. judge declared that the National Security Administration’s (NSA) warrantless domestic eavesdropping and surveillance is unconstitutional. Quick to defend his administration’s position, President Bush today declared, “Those who herald this decision simply do not understand the nature of… Read More ›

  • Haughty Joe has got to go

    Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) announced a few weeks ago that if he fails to win the Democratic primary tomorrow, he will run as an Independent in the November general election. There are so many things wrong with his doing this,… Read More ›

  • Frat boy Bush makes move at G-8

    At last week’s G-8 Summit in Europe, video cameras caught our very own President Bush giving German Chancellor Angela Merkel an unexpected, uninvited back rub as he passed behind her. Where I come from, a move like that in public… Read More ›

  • Middle East mess … enough!

    Violence in the Middle East is centuries old. So too are its rationales, excuses, and provocations. Now comes Israel’s overreaction and indiscriminate bombing of Lebanon. Innocents are dying, property is being destroyed. Why? It’s not going to eliminate Hezbollah; Hezbollah… Read More ›

  • Who needs hackers?

    Hackers, for a number of years, have been the driving force behind the security measures instituted on the Internet. Virtually every website that asks us to enter a password or any sensitive personal information usually has in place security measures… Read More ›

  • Rather embarrassing… again

    It wasn’t enough that Dan Rather embarrassed himself, his network, and his profession a while back with that George Bush National Guard fiasco. Now he’s howling that CBS wasn’t living up to its contract agreement about his assignments and, in… Read More ›

  • About that new marine sanctuary…

    President Bush has just approved a huge new marine sanctuary in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an area said to be approximately 100 times the size of Yellowstone National Park. Question: How concerned will he be about protecting the area if… Read More ›

  • Sunsets

    It’s obvious to me now that the sun never really sets in Oklahoma. It just keeps moving west till it can bed down in the Rockies.