The cost of security

Terrorism | With threat level orange, big-city commuters may see red
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/14/04, 12:00 am

Washington commuters are used to traffic snarls. But drive time from Virginia to Capitol Hill doubled last week as government employees and other workers face what could be long-term anti-terror measures. New police checkpoints went up throughout the capital-as well as in major cities from New York to San Francisco-after the Bush administration elevated the terror threat level from yellow to orange nationwide early this month.

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Drifting into UNimportance?

War on Terrorism | The luster now off the victory over Iraq at the UN, subsequent events show that if the U.S.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/30/02, 12:00 am

The United Nations is at best a reluctant partner in the next phase of the global war on terror. For those who doubted that, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan made it clear last week he cannot be counted on when the going gets tough: After Iraq fired on U.S. warplanes patrolling a no-fly zone over Iraq, he chided Washington--not Baghdad.

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An anniversary we didn't want

9/11 Remembered | Are we a different people because of Sept. 11?
by Bob Jones
Posted 8/17/02, 12:00 am

They're supposed to be happy occasions, these dates we call anniversaries. We expect cards and gifts. We plan a special dinner. We look back on the big event-wedding vows, usually-and turn reflective, emotional, misty-eyed.

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