When you read about the state of California's latest assaults against its homeschoolers, don't just dismiss it as another left-coast phenomenon that doesn't affect you. This is bigger than California and involves more than education.
Arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Thursday night and armed with a sense of purpose--and a list of 14 names--Chairman Dan Burton (R-IN) is leading a bipartisan delegation attempting to do something the State Department has stubbornly refused to do for nearly two decades: rescue kidnapped American children (some of whom are now young adults) trapped in the desert prison.
The television announcers raved about what a great tennis match it had been after Marat Safin defeated Nicolas Kiefer in a five-set match that lasted more than four hours at the U.S. Open. A newspaper headline the next morning said: "Safin Outlasts Kiefer in Thriller."
Ed Crane, president of the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, supports term limits. He argues that term limits, among other things, prevent career politicians from becoming entrenched establishment figures no longer responsive to their constituents.
The most entertaining beach diversion this summer is the rumor - rumor is probably all it is - that Bill Clinton is to have his own television talk show, to play a little sax on the side, to put the microphone in front of all those people whose pain he can feel.
Last week (Aug. 27), the Congressional Budget Office released new budget projections showing larger deficits over the next few years than previously estimated. The deficits are also larger than those earlier forecast by the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Under a bill just approved by the California legislature, a teenage boy in foster care could report his foster parents for a civil rights violation if they refuse to allow him to dress like a girl.