May 17, 2006 -
Energy and contracting giant Halliburton is having its annual shareholders meeting today. It appears that moving the meeting from Texas to the town of Duncan, Oklahoma isn't helping them avoid the protests that engulf their gatherings each year:
April 4, 2006 -
Here's an interesting column from a local paper about a Halliburton/Virginia DOT scheme to widen I-81 to eight lanes through the Shenandoah Valley to accommodate more truck freight. The writer explains why this isn't such a swell idea, and proposes a common-sense alternative.
February 27, 2006 -
I usually think of Army officials as the type of people that run a tight ship -- the kind with little tolerance for law-breaking, bending the rules, and failing to do the best for your country. "Be all you can be," right?
February 3, 2006 -
One of North Carolina's own, Mr. Robert Stein, is now in federal court where the former U.S. occupation official in Iraq "is expected to plead guilty to bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and other charges ...
February 1, 2006 -
"Keeping America competitive requires us to be good stewards of tax dollars."
"A hopeful society expects elected officials to uphold the public trust. "
- President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, 1/31/06
January 23, 2006 -
Fresh off the NSA eavesdropping scandal, Newsweek reveals that the Pentagon has its own domestic snooping operation. It's called Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), and writer Michael Isikoff offers a glimpse of who they're keeping tabs on: