Christie Todd Whitman has committed some of the Bush administration's biggest gaffes to date -- most infamously, her ill-fated crusade to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions at all costs to thwart alleged global warming.
The impending execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh offers a reminder of how the Clinton era caused a sudden, unexpected outbreak of patriotism. Conservatives, it was said, hated their government, demonized its every action, and undermined its tender public image through perpetual, poisonous protests and radio rants.
The "hip hooray and ballyhoo" has returned to Broadway with the stunning opening last week of "The Producers," a musical comedy based on a 33-year-old movie with more shtick and laughs packed into a single show than the old Borscht Belt showcased in a week.
China still holds an American airplane, but a divided Bush administration seems hesitant to send Beijing a message by selling Taiwan four destroyers equipped with the Aegis combat system, the U.S. Navy's most sophisticated radar.
The journalism reviews should (but probably won't) rate the news media on their handling of the Cincinnati riots. If they did, a lot of C-minus marks would be handed out.
Press reports indicate that there is growing support in Congress to cut the capital gains tax. Even Democrats, like Sens. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Bob Torricelli of New Jersey, are said to be interested in enacting a capital gains tax cut this year.