In rejecting Justice Priscilla Owen, a perfectly qualified nominee for the federal appellate bench, the Democratically controlled Senate Judiciary Committee has exhibited again its selective contempt for the Constitution it is entrusted to safeguard.
In "The Trust" by Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones, a fawning historical account of the New York Times and the family behind it, the authors describe how the Newspaper of Record conspired to hide information about the Holocaust:
Jimmy Carter has come out sniveling. Writing in The Washington Post, he airs his disgust with the current administration's handling of international affairs -- starting with its supposed "abandonment" of interest in human rights and extending to its support for Israel.
This just in: The Alabama federal judge who sentenced a black nonviolent first-time drug offender to three concurrent sentences of life without parole in 1993 just has sentenced a white lawyer-turned-drug-dealer to four months in a work-release facility.
Whenever I hear Sept. 11 referred to as just a tragedy, I wince. The San Francisco Earthquake was a tragedy. The Johnstown Flood was a tragedy. Hurricane Andrew was a tragedy. A tragedy is an act of God. Sept. 11 was no act of God. It was an act of man. An act of war.
In a move that crossed traditional journalistic boundaries - and not for the better - Fox News talk-show host Bill O'Reilly arranged a rendezvous in London last weekend for Patricia Roush's two daughters (who were escorted to Europe by many Saudi men), an O'Reilly Factor producer, and of course, a P.R. pit bull who worked for the Saudis.
Sometimes we are so anxious as a society to present ourselves as paragons of tolerance, free of all racial prejudice, that we lose our sense of reasonableness and justice, shamelessly sacrificing innocent people -- and our integrity.
A middle-level official for one of America's hard-pressed airlines two weeks ago looked at the aviation fuel situation and fired off a confidential memo to a colleague: "I am afraid President Bush is going to be a one-term president, like his father.
A New Jersey joke: ``Why do people take an instant dislike to Sen. Robert Torricelli? To save time.'' Douglas Forrester believes that Torricelli--who has been hauled before the ethics committees of both houses of Congress--is making New Jersey the butt of jokes.
Following his Waco economic conference, President Bush told reporters about several tax initiatives that he may soon propose to aid beleaguered investors. Although he did not specifically mention cutting the capital gains tax rate, it is almost certain that some action in this area will be included.
If "news" can be defined as "what the editor says it is," as Walter Cronkite's longtime producer Leslie Midgley once observed, it follows that what is "newsworthy" can also speak volumes about the editorial slant of the news outlet. Just ask anyone who a) takes his religious faith seriously and b) reads The Washington Post.
"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'" So declaimed Churchill to Parliament as the Battle of Britain began.
Avenida 11 de Septiembre (The Avenue of Sept. 11) is one of the main streets here. But it's not for this reason that Chile is likely to become one of the main beneficiaries of the new "fast-track" trade bill that President Bush signed into law last month.
It doesn't take much time in Britain to realize that one of the major reasons less than 2 percent of the population bothers to attend church is that people can't be bothered with the dreadful sermons preached in too many "white washed tombs."