Misleading Democratic television ads in competitive districts against four Republican candidates -- Rep. Jay Dickey of Arkansas, Rep. John Hostettler of Indiana, former Rep. Dick Zimmer of New Jersey and Rep. Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky -- have been pulled back.
America's progressives, liberals, humanitarians, and other self-satisfied poseurs have found a new group to outlaw, the Boy Scouts. We should have seen it coming. On the Tuesday night of the Democratic National Convention a troop of Scouts was booed when it appeared.
Lenin is supposed to have referred to blind defenders and apologists for the Soviet Union in the Western democracies as "useful idiots." Yet even Lenin might have been surprised at how far these useful idiots would carry their partisanship in later years -- including our own times.
Our frisky soon-to-be-former president can make all the overseas trips he wants, but he won't be able to shake what will be his legacy: He sullied his office and, more than any other person in American history, did more to rob impressionable children of their innocence.
The jury is in. Welfare rolls, since welfare reform, declined 56 percent. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala admitted, "After four years, we have strong evidence that welfare reform is working." But, get this. According to the Los Angeles Times, " ... candidates on both sides of the political aisle take credit for pressing welfare reform."
Matt Daniels knows a thing or two about fatherless families. He was just the sort of kid certain sorts of liberals think they are defending when they instruct us to rename family breakdown "family diversity," as if a fancy new name could fill the void left in a boy's heart when Dad disappears.
Richard Mann, a North Carolina farmer, shot a wolf that was threatening his cattle. When he went to bury the animal the next day, he was confronted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) officials who charged him with killing a red wolf
According to his attorney, convicted murderer Jack Kevorkian, 72, should be freed from prison while he appeals his 10-to-25-year sentence for second-degree murder because Kevorkian suffers from high blood pressure, always wears a sweater because he's cold and looks like a "skeleton."
Al Gore would like voters to believe that the principal issue in the presidential campaign is whether George W. Bush's $1.3 trillion tax cut is too large. It will use up too much of projected surpluses, overstimulate the economy, and ultimately, raise interest rates, Gore's team argues.
-->"What we have to have from Bush," the congressman said over the telephone, "is an espousal of a controversial policy recommendation -- and stick to it and hew down hard." That makes a lot of sense, to this non-congressman, and the lead is surely there -- sitting duck.
As we celebrate Labor Day 2000, it is instructive to look back at what Karl Marx predicted in 1848 about the plight of labor: "The modern laborer," he wrote in "The Communist Manifesto," "instead of rising with the process of industry, sinks deeper and deeper ...
PBS will air a documentary this week that really ought to carry a warning to viewers: "The following program contains words and images that may be inappropriate for some viewers. Committed Republicans in particular may find the following painful to watch." It's "The Rise and Fall of Newt Gingrich" (check local listings).
Family and friends watching the 1988 marriage of Barry and Sun Bonds probably had a few clues it wouldn't last. The day before they flew to Vegas to tie the knot, the ballplayer took his bride-to-be to an attorney so that she could sign a prenuptial agreement that stated she wouldn't have any claim on his earnings and assets during their marriage.
So kick me, cut me dead at the grocery store for want of taste and civilized sensibility. I deserve it. With TV having gone straight to the hot place since "You Are There" and "Perry Mason," what excuse had I for watching every grimy detail of the last grimy episode of "Survivor"?
Al Gore has admitted that he used to smoke pot, saying he realized it was a mistake and resolved not to do it anymore. Gore's running mate, Joe Lieberman, recently came clean about a habit Democrats consider even more shameful: supporting school choice.
Rudy Boesch, 72-year-old retired Navy SEAL and the nation's most famous grumpy old man, may have lost the $1 million prize on CBS's adventure show, "Survivor." But he won millions of hearts. At a town hall meeting hosted by Bryant Gumbel this week, Boesch showed why Rudymania is all the rage.
Last time I wrote that Gore was not really straying from the Clinton reservation by stressing Old Democrat (liberal) rather than New Democrat (more centrist) themes. Instead, he was employing another familiar Clintonian strategy: populism and class warfare.
When candidates talk, it pays to listen. Sure, there are those who believe "you can tell a politician is lying when his/her lips are moving," and that old saw may even be true when they are testifying under oath about their girlfriends or fund raisers at Buddhist temples.
The underreported story of this election is how much extra money Al Gore wants the federal government to spend. Newspapers have devoted much ink to how George W. Bush' tax-cut plan might be a problem if there is an economic downturn.
On Aug. 3, with Congress on summer break, President Clinton quietly unveiled his latest "recess appointments" not subject to Senate confirmation. They included Bill Lann Lee, continuing his unconfirmed tenure running the Justice Department's civil rights division.
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