New budget may call for fee hike

As defense budgets grew over the past decade, Congress shrugged off complaints of runaway military health costs and blocked every proposal from the Bush administration to raise TRICARE fees sharply on retirees. Defense budgets have stopped rising, however, and Defense officials today are sounding more confident that Congress will follow last October’s $5-a-month bump in [...]

Author’s beliefs personified in ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Editorial Love it or hate it, “Atlas Shrugged” still inspires passion a half-century after it was first published. It’s not just that the book was well read, but that it has been so influential in the intellectual development of so many people. Ayn Rand challenged the smelly orthodoxy of her time, the one that says [...]