Democratic strategists are urging Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to forego the Senate's usual post-Christmas recess and stay in session throughout January, in order to give President Bush some competition for public attention.
In a recent piece for the online magazine Slate, movie producer Lynda Obst ("Sleepless in Seattle," "The Fisher King") wrote, "If (Hollywood's) network, studio, and guild leaders are able to accomplish anything for the war effort or the Bush administration ... it is not for cynical reasons.
If the airlines had hired the most expensive consultants in the world to try to figure out a way to make the flying experience even more unpleasant than it was before Sept. 11, the consultants would have given up in despair.
As we gather for this Thanksgiving dinner, we count our blessings, one by one, and as the list of good things which thou hast given us grows longer and longer, we realize how little appreciation we have expressed for this thy bounty:
"I am ruling out a tax increase," the new governor of debt-ridden New Jersey declared the day after his election. He said he is embarking on "an agonizing reappraisal of what government should do and, perhaps more importantly, what government ought not be doing."
As most Americans are tempted by the sweet aromas of turkey and cranberries this holiday season, the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks and on American Airlines Flight 587 will reconcile themselves to the overwhelming emptiness of death.
Earlier this fall, the Los Angeles-based Media Project, announced the winners of its annual Sexual Health in Entertainment awards for "accurate and honest portrayals of sexuality" on various television programs from the 2000-'01 season.
The most important of the top-10 taboos that could get you kicked out of the Taliban, according to David Letterman, is "shaving your beard just to see if the Gillette Mach 3 with patented comfort edges really does give you the cleanest, smoothest shave possible."