Speaking at the PUSH-Rainbow convention in Chicago Tuesday, America's first black president, Bill Clinton, called on the United States to increase its funding of AIDS from $1 billion to $2.5 billion. Is there no limit to his approval-starved pandering?
One influential Democratic contributor, whose support for Gore dates back to 1988, was solicited for the former vice president's political action committee. The donor replied that would require a personal call from Gore himself. Gore did get on the phone, but the contributor responded that he was not ready to make a commitment for '04.
As the so-called Sarbanes bill -loudly touted as the most sweeping financial reform legislation in 60 years, and quietly derided as a disaster waiting to happen -wends its way to President Bush's desk it might be worth asking what, exactly, the bill will do.
So here I am in Seattle, America's coffee capital, and the flacks at Starbucks won't even talk to me about the measure on Berkeley's November ballot that would require coffeehouses to sell only Fair Trade, organic or shade-grown coffee.
Among the congressmen voting to reject their annual congressional cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.), who says he doesn't deserve a pay increase at a time when so many American workers are struggling in their local economies.
Milton Friedman's 90th birthday on July 31st provides an occasion to think back on his role as the pre-eminent economist of the 20th century. To those of us who were privileged to be his students, he also stands out as a great teacher.
Just how bizarre has the state of the youth culture become? Try this: When basketball star Allen Iverson was indicted for busting down doors and threatening people with guns, one ESPN radio show spent time debating the prospect that all the negative headlines might be a boost to his image with the kiddies.
Some money sages, witnessing the stock market's decline, are heartened that Congress is promising to apply therapy. They hear that Sen. Tom Daschle and Rep. Richard Gephardt are beating their hairy chests over accounting derelictions and corporate chicanery, and they let out a shout of gratitude.
As America's military struggles to prepare its forces for the War on Terror, radical environmentalists are using marine life -- whales, dolphins, and even squid -- to try to block sea-based training exercises and technological innovations needed to ensure combat readiness.
On the very day that I wrote a column condemning the federal government's chilling proposal for a citizen-spy program - Operation TIPS for Terrorism Information and Prevention System - House Majority Leader Richard Armey was marking up legislation to kill the program.
The State Department is fighting a terrorism task force's recommendation that suspected terrorists be denied visas--and this is the same department that wants to hold onto the visa power in a time of war when our enemies want nothing more than entry into the United States.
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