On Aug. 12, CNN aired a "breaking" news conference to update viewers on a matter it considered of global importance: the medical condition of Jason Priestley -- a washed-up, 32-year-old former TV idol who sustained moderate injuries during a Kentucky auto race over the weekend.
Ryan Scott probably should consider himself lucky that he wasn't arrested for trying to carry firearms onto an airplane. True, there were a few extenuating circumstances: Ryan is only 9, and the guns were toys that no one would mistake for actual weapons.
In the Annals of the Ludicrous, the past weeks have given us the O'Neill/Bono tour of Africa, the Bishops' Squirm in Dallas, and the rollicking D.C. revelry celebrating the anniversary of Tom Daschle's first year as Senate majority leader.
Whenever a liberal begins a peevish complaint with "of course, we all agree ..." your antennae should go up. This is how liberals couch statements they assume all Americans would demand they make, but which they secretly chafe at.
According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, in the year 2000 median household income in the United States reached "the highest level ever recorded" up to that time. This included black and Hispanic incomes which "hit new all-time highs" for these groups. But did you hear this news reported in the media, amid all the gloom and doom?
In a 1946 congressional hearing, J. Robert Oppenheimer acknowledged that a few people could smuggle components of an atomic bomb into New York City. Asked how such components could be detected in a crate or suitcase, he answered: ``With a screwdriver.''
Please don't doubt for a second that there's a calculated method to Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe's madness in ruthlessly attacking President Bush at his party's summer meeting in Las Vegas. He's sending up trial balloons.
Since Roe vs. Wade secured for women their right to execute their unborn babies, there has been a common refrain - because women are biologically tied to the birth process, they bear the responsibility in deciding the birth or death of their children.
It's been almost two years since Bill Clinton left office, leaving only piles of purchased pardons and the carpet indentations of all the suddenly missing free furniture, but many Democrats have yet to overcome their addiction to Clinton's political mojo.