confess I am sorely tempted to address Bill Clinton's despicable speech saying America's past sins brought on the terrorist attacks, but my brother Rush covered it consummately. Besides, I have a different subject in mind that is just as likely to rile my Democrat friends – both of them.
The main sticking point between the Senate and House versions of the aviation security bill now headed for conference is whether airport magnetometers will be run by private firms or the smooth efficiency of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Six days before Sept. 11 purged much of the silliness from public life, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, famously imaginative and frequently reversed, outdid itself. Rummaging around in the U.S. Constitution, it discovered that male inmates in prisons have a ``fundamental'' right to procreate by artificial insemination.
In the terror war, the beat goes on. Herewith, bulletins from various fronts....
The anthrax scare has made Americans suddenly and acutely very disease conscious.
In the beginning, it was like a dream. There he was, the president of the United States, looking straight at me with those steely blue eyes, intoning in voce profundo: "Shop." Shop?
Are journalists Americans? Ask this sort of question of the vast majority of columnists, editors, sports, automotive or real estate reporters in this country and they will say, "Hell, yes, we're Americans."
President Bush has signed an executive order that assigns to sitting presidents the authority to hold back the publication of papers belonging to antecedent presidents -- even those papers that past presidents would like to release.