By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Candidly, after scanning the contents of "Spying in America," I was dubious. It covers some 180 years of espionage in the United States, told in 33 chapters, some only a few pages in length. Hmmm. What new could be learned from such a cursory treatment?
The embattled former ambassador from Pakistan cited threats from "ideologically driven maniacs" as he defied his country's highest court this week by refusing to return home for a hearing into a complex case involving accusations of treason and a shadowy figure who claims the ex-envoy was part of a political conspiracy.
The upstate New York village that bills itself as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy hasn't done much to preserve one of the service's oldest warship relics: the hull of a schooner that was the first in a long line of American vessels to carry the name Ticonderoga.
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
Helmand Province, Afghanistan – When our Fox News team left for Afghanistan last week, there was a palpable sense of imminent calamity in the air. Gloom and doom news from here is now a staple in our so-called mainstream media.
Benedict Arnold certainly would recognize the truth in Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" line, "Some people claim there's a woman to blame." In Arnold's case, that woman was his wife, the beautiful, headstrong and ultimately treacherous Peggy Shippen. In the traditional history of Arnold's treasonous defection to the British in our War of Independence, Peggy is treated as an ill-starred but largely innocent footnote.
In voting to uphold President Obama's disastrous health-care overhaul, Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. took away the president's main line of attack that surely would have been deployed had the court voted 5-4, along party lines.
In the early history of the United States, the names of two "might-have-beens" stand out. Each fought bravely in the American Revolution, though each was hamstrung by vanity, easily hurt feelings and a deep-seated rage against those men they considered ungrateful for services rendered.
Benedict Arnold is a hero again, at least temporarily, at two upstate New York historic sites where his pre-treason exploits are being remembered.
The life story of George Washington is "a miracle." After all, Glenn Beck asks, what other mortal "can lay claim to a legacy that has allowed so many to experience freedom around the world?"
Never mind Cooperstown. The Smithsonian should make room for Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield — for his fingernail clippings, maybe. "Never" is a dangerous word to use in sports, but in this case it might apply: We may never see another like him. We may be looking at the last woolly mammoth, the last saber-toothed tiger.
Are you tired of the lies that are coming out of Washington? Have you heard one congressman or senator say, "It is partly my fault that the country is in the situation it is in"? No. Politicians blame everyone except themselves.
A letter announcing the victory at Fort Ticonderoga that went missing from the state archives six decades ago has been recovered after being spotted as part of a planned auction.
Here's a look at others who have been labeled traitors in the past.
The public is getting a rare opportunity to see some of New York state's most significant artifacts, including the documents that first exposed Benedict Arnold as a traitor and an original handwritten draft of George Washington's Farewell Address.