Democratic leaders have abandoned any thought of holding their 2004 national convention the same week as the Republicans. But they may break the tradition that the party out of power holds its convention first, by scheduling it in September -- the week after Labor Day.
The situation between historical rivals Pakistan and India is bad. Really bad. This is the closest the world has come to a nuclear war since at least the Cuban Missile Crisis and maybe ever.
For months, President Bush has condemned, reviled, warned and threatened Saddam Hussein. It was hard to see what this gained us, though in telegraphing our punch, we clearly offered Hussein a protracted amount of time to reinforce his fortifications, hide his nuclear weapons (if he has any) and prepare for battle.
Have you ever wondered why liberals, who consider themselves open-minded, tolerant and the guardians of our civil liberties, sit idly by as many of our college campuses function as incubators for narrow-mindedness and enemies of free thought and expression?
Now that the school year is ending, it's time to award some miseducational Oscars or Emmys -- let's call them Dopeys -- to those who have messed with kids' minds. I suspect readers have their own nominees, but here are several that appeal to me.
"I tried to give one to a bum on K Street and he wouldn't take it," says Jason Granger of Washington, among hundreds of readers weighing in on the much-hyped Sacajawea "golden dollar" - 1.4 billion of which were minted in 2000, only to fall through the cracks.
Last month, an intriguing little congressional pow-wow was clandestinely held -- no press invited -- in the Northern Virginia town of Leesburg. It was a three-day conference, and attendance appears to have been restricted by ethnicity and race.
Let me begin by saying I love children, especially my own.
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