If I thought Senator Tom Daschle's reckless remarks against my brother Rush were just a spontaneous outburst, I'd pass on an opportunity to comment on them -- OK, I'm lying; I probably wouldn't -- but I'm convinced they were delivered after cool, calm reflection.
The change from Senate majority leader to Senate minority leader has apparently led Senator Tom Daschle, D-South Dakota, into more of the kind of wild and reckless rhetoric that may have contributed to the Democrats' defeat in the recent elections.
Alfred A. Knopf, which is forking over a record amount of dough - $12 million, reportedly - to publish Bill Clinton's memoirs, is also gearing up to publish an unauthorized biography of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, written by Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein.
In analyzing the recent Democratic bath in the off-year election, black Representative Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., defeated in her own primary, accused the Democratic Party of "taking black voters for granted."
In the "war on terrorism, " the United States and its citizens are playing catch-up. That is why last Monday's (Nov. 18) ruling by a special federal appeals court - which said that the Justice Department has broad powers to go after suspected terrorists - is significant, necessary and welcome.
I do not know what you were doing the other night, but I was listening to the finest public address that I have heard on history in my adult life. It was the valedictory address of Robert L. Bartley, for 30 years the Napoleon Bonaparte of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page.
The Bush administration is presently thinking long and hard about what tax initiatives it may put forward next year. The political climate for pressing its agenda has improved with a Republican takeover of the Senate, along with retention of control in the House of Representatives.
While the most immediate effect of the Republicans' election victories has been to strengthen President Bush's hand in dealing with the threat of Saddam Hussein, the most important long-run effect may be on the kind of federal judges who will shape the direction of American law over the next generation.
Bill Clinton's labor secretary, Robert B. Reich, speculated that President Bush must be privately concerned about Republican congressional victories because it will reduce his chances for re-election. I think the affable Mr. Reich is way off base.
Although Congress attempted to bulk up our nation’s preparedness for terrorist attacks with the creation of the new Department of Homeland Security, the Senate headed in the opposite direction last week by approving the nomination of someone who, as the chief visa enforcer, will likely do little to tighten our borders to keep out those who wish to do us harm.
Reading the notices on Eminem, you get the distinct impression that what the boffo rap star needs now is some really awful press -- a hit of florid outrage, a grassroots boycott or two, maybe some fresh congressional testimony defining the depths of his deviance.
On Sunday, the New York Times breathlessly reported on its front page (above the fold, no less) that, "The Bush administration has begun to monitor Iraqis in the United States in an effort to identify potential domestic terrorist threats posed by sympathizers of the Baghdad regime."
Giving themselves a second chance to be on the receiving end of another game of Homeland Security whack-a-mole with President Bush, Senate Democrats are suddenly raising new objections to the bill that was supported by most of the House Democratic leadership last week--in what is likely a sly attempt to effectively kill the Homeland Security bill this year without actually voting against it.
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