I join those who have condemned the Democrats' conversion of the Wellstone memorial service into a crass partisan extravaganza, but there was something even worse about the event. It was a shocking exhibition of liberal hubris and idolatry.
There is a growing clamor for new congressional inquiries into how the Immigration and Naturalization Service recklessly releases illegal aliens like sniper suspect Lee Malvo -- and then watches them disappear to commit brutal crimes against American citizens.
Everyone knows that in the long run, the war of ideas is what matters. How do we engage with Islam in a way that promotes the ultimate good of both societies? Leaving aside for a moment, the necessities of war, how do we win the peace we hope will come?
John Walters, the federal drug czar, has been striving for a delicate balance during his recent visits to Nevada. On the one hand, he has made it clear that he wants Nevadans to vote against an initiative on Tuesday's ballot that would legalize private marijuana use by adults.
The American people, in Congress assembled, have given President Bush the authority to use force to disarm Saddam Hussein. The president has delegated to Colin Powell the authority to negotiate this with the U.N. Security Council.
Sadly, Hollywood probably took notice when MTV scored a big $22.7 million weekend bonanza for the $5 million spin-off film of its short-lived TV series "Jackass." MTV President Van Toffler said it all by boasting: "We produced a good, mindless escape for the weekend."
Immigration and Naturalization Service officials told The Washington Times this week that the fatally flawed release of illegal alien sniper suspect Lee Malvo from federal custody in January 2002 "followed standard procedure."
Though Democrats are stunningly and obsessively wrong about which party tried to steal the 2000 presidential election, they're entitled to their opinion. Where they cross the line is in their endless campaign to illegitimatize President Bush. And doing it on the verge of a war is unconscionable.
The police might have found that car eventually. Or stopped it at a roadblock. But we didn’t have to wait, because an alert civilian spotted it and turned the suspects in. And that civilian was alert because the authorities told the media what they were looking for.
The East Coast's two major dailies had difficulty coping with the surprise ending of the sniper story. They had become so wedded to the idea that the killer was a lone white gun nut that the reality of an African-American Muslim convert went down hard.
"Vive la France" is not a phrase that springs off the tongue as of late. That said, the French do deserve a quick cheer -- or at least a brief moratorium on the Bronx cheer -- for having acquitted novelist Michel Houellebecq this week of charges that he called Islam a name.
Not again, I thought. In the middle of a cogent argument against giving in to terrorist demands in a vain attempt to win their hearts and minds, New York Post columnist Jonathan Foreman tries to construct an analogy to the Oklahoma City bombing:
Antonio Pena and Jaclyn Kurr of Michigan were a turbulent pair. She had sought hospital treatment for injuries he inflicted, and spent time in a domestic violence shelter. Then came their argument about his cocaine use, during which he twice punched her in the stomach.
Follow this one. Immediately after President Bush was inaugurated, he wooed Vicente Fox. President Fox was (is) the glamorous figure south of the border, something of a hero for having defeated the reigning party in Mexico, which had ruled happily and corruptly ever since winning the long revolutionary struggle to install democracy 70 years ago.
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