Border Patrol fears conflict with Mexican military

by Jon Dougherty -- Border Patrol agents stationed along the nation's southwestern frontier increasingly are fearful of encountering armed and potentially hostile military units from Mexico. Also, agents say, officers are hamstrung more…

Making a mountain
out of a 'Brokeback' molehill

by Jon Dougherty -- For years, most of Hollywood's cultural movers and shakers have been doing their level best to denigrate, insult and otherwise destroy what can only be described as the more…

Immigration emerging
as next big issue

by Jon Dougherty -- Without question, the war in Iraq is still viewed by most Americans as the single most important issue facing the country, but a new survey indicates immigration could more…

No more border bureaucracy

by Jon Dougherty -- Last month, President Bush went to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of his new push for immigration "reform" that includes a mix of tougher enforcement of existing laws more…

Group warns bill contains national ID

by Jon Dougherty -- An umbrella organization of dozens of groups that monitor legislation affecting civil liberties says a new immigration-reform measure contains a provision that could lead to de facto establishment more…

Kill Tookie? The sooner the better

by Jon Dougherty -- To here his adoring supporters tell it, Stanley "Tookie" Williams is no longer a cold-blooded killer. Years of living on death row has transformed this ruthless co-founder of more…

Mao more lethal
than Hitler, Stalin

by Jon Dougherty -- Mao portrait overlooks Tiananmen Square in Beijing A noted expert in calculating the number of deaths caused by authoritarian regimes says the late Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-tung's more…

Al-Qaida evidence
along U.S. border?

by Jon Dougherty -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas A U.S. senator says he's been shown "anecdotal evidence" suggesting an Arabic presence along the U.S.-Mexico border, noting the Bush administration has not publicly more…

DHS denies vetting immigration legislation

by Jon Dougherty -- The Department of Homeland Security did not vet a controversial immigration proposal as claimed by the U.S. senator who drafted the law and instead backs an effort by more…

Pentagon warned of recruiting shortfall

by Jon Dougherty -- A new report by the Government Accountability Office says the Pentagon must do a better job finding and retaining recruits for specialties that are chronically understaffed, especially with more…