Dr. Laura Schlesinger is one tough cookie. (Who knows cookies better than Mrs. Fields, even this Mrs. Fields who doesn't bake?) She's a lightning rod that absorbs the crackle and heat of bolts thrown at her from the left. She has a big mouth on a tiny face and wisecracks like Barbra Streisand.
The European elites can't stand George W. Bush. He's just not their sort of leader, a point they will try to make subtly clear on his visit to several European capitals this week. Of course, they're not very fond of American presidents in general.
On the same day last week that smoker Richard Boeken was awarded a staggering $3 billion for successfully contracting lung cancer after 40 years of smoking Marlboro cigarettes, a new study was released announcing that obese people invite greater health risks than smokers or drinkers.
Al Sharpton, who wants the voters to install him in the White House, has begun his campaign by getting himself stashed in a New York slammer for protesting Navy bombing on the island of Vieques.
More than six years after he mercilessly killed 168 people with an ammonia bomb, Timothy McVeigh was put to death by the federal government he hated so much. The memory of his awful crime will not fade, thanks in part to a museum at the scene of his crime.
Dishonest commentary often uses the passive voice. If nobody pays a lot of attention to your group or lobby, it's been "marginalized." People no longer drink too much. They are "afflicted with alcoholism and alcohol-related diseases." Passive, blame-shifting language is all around us now, a verbal smog.<
This week, Democrats reclaim control of the U.S. Senate -- a gift from Jim Jeffords, With the defection of Vermont's Jim Jeffords from their ranks, Senate Republicans are making a special effort these days to keep their members happy and avoid further losses.