Deficits and efficiency be damned. Pentagon riding high

Way back in 2011, when Republicans, and at least a few Democrats, still cared about budget deficits, Congress and President Barack Obama struck their budget “sequestration” deal, setting limits on how much the nation’s defense and domestic discretionary budgets could grow.

Billy Graham: Neither prophet nor theologian

WASHINGTON — Asked in 1972 if he believed in miracles, Billy Graham answered: Yes, Jesus performed some and there are many “miracles around us today, including television and airplanes.” Graham was no theologian.

Seeking gun sanity after Parkland

WASHINGTON — As pressures mount for Congress to “just do something” about mass shootings, Americans would do well to seek solutions closer to home.

Mueller sends message: Russia’s meddling in the election was anything but fake news

So much for the idea that Russian meddling in last year’s election was a hoax. On Friday, Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations on charges of conspiring to use social media to interfere with “U.S. political and electoral processes,” including the presidential election. The indictment alleged a dizzying number of sometimes sophisticated attempts to deceive American voters, including the posting of messages about controversial issues such as guns, immigration and Black Lives Matter.