What has gotten into Republicans? Watching them bow and scrape in the spine-numbing spirit of bipartisanship is like watching a Beltway version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." The GOP pod people, with their glazed eyes and frozen smiles, are taking over.
Even those of us who have been complaining for years about the bias and shallowness of the media should admit that we never expected the media to be quite so grossly biased or so unbelievably shallow as they have been about the outcome of the recent presidential election.
Reverend Jesse Jackson recently phoned president-elect George W. Bush. Presumably, Jackson called to begin a working relationship. Remember, the black vote went almost exclusively to Al Gore, accounting for nearly 20 percent of Gore's votes.
Rare conservative adulation of the U.S. Supreme Court for ending the Florida recount ought to be modulated. Two Reagan-appointed justices -- Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy -- did not contribute to the legitimacy of George W. Bush's presidency.
This Christmas Eve, children across the heartland will go to bed with visions of chokeholds and body slams pounding in their heads. They will dream of unwrapping such jolly delights as "WWF No Mercy" and "WWF Smackdown 2."
What should be a joyful Christmas season has become, for too many people, an exhausting shopping ordeal. Battling the holiday crowds in the malls is only part of the problem. Finding a present that fits each person on your list can become a mental burden.
No one has mastered the fine Yiddish art of (SET ITAL) chutzpah (END ITAL) like the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Having spent November and December stoking the fires of racial suspicion and hatred, he then places a call to President-elect Bush to offer his guidance on racial "healing."
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken a bold step toward returning Florida's election process to sanity. By halting the 11th hour partial hand recount, it stopped a reckless judicial attempt to elect Al Gore and potentially disenfranchise 6 million Florida voters.
According to a federal appeals court, Cleveland's school voucher program is unconstitutional because it's not generous enough. That, at least, was the implication of a recent decision in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that the program violates the separation of church and state.
It was a nice speech, albeit five weeks late: "And I'd like to give a special thanks to all my supporters who worked so hard to steal the election in Florida, including David Boies, whom I'll never hire again even to wash my car."
The election that wouldn't end finally concluded with a memorable image: confused TV reporters standing in the dark, fumbling for meaning in a strange, six-opinion U.S. Supreme Court decision that nobody could quite figure out.
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