I assume that many of you fellow right-wing conspirators have heard about Joel Rosenberg's gripping page-turner "The Last Jihad" by now, but have you bought or read it? If you like to read fiction, especially fiction that eerily foreshadows fact, you must add this one to your library.
At a hearing this Wednesday, Congress unfortunately made little progress in its bid to unravel a web of Saudi deceit on a number of child abduction cases where American citizen children are unable to leave the desert prison of Saudi Arabia.
"Surely one can burn a cross in the sanctity of one's bedroom," Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia noted this week during oral arguments in the case of Virginia v. Black. The case deals with whether or not cross-burning constitutes free speech.
First, let's establish what the Trent Lott imbroglio is not. This is not just another case of liberals attempting to smear a good conservative as a racist just because he happens to oppose any of the left's pet positions on racial preferences or immigration.
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed that New York City ban smoking in all bars and restaurants, one of his aides made a revealing comment to The New York Times. He said: "The mayor will push this for all the same reasons he pushed the cigarette tax."
Beware the Christmas office party. There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip, whether loose or puckered up. The U.S. Department of Labor advises employers to pour the ferment gingerly and never offer one "for the road." This will avoid lawsuits (and maybe save a life as well).
Christmas is coming. You can hardly help noticing, what with Bing Crosby in the elevator, long lines at the mall, the crowded, insistent messages of the season: Buy this, eat that, do good, give some more, get some more, want some more, had enough?
It is a mystery to liberals why conservatives are so adamant about cutting taxes. To them, the conservative fervor for tax cuts -- anytime, anywhere -- is irrational; almost a religious belief that is accepted on faith without any supporting evidence.
Although the White House is not ready to initiate military action in Iraq just yet, it is poised to move one step closer to that likely eventuality by the end of the week by declaring Iraq to be in “material breach” of its United Nations-imposed obligations.
Some years, it is hard to find enough good new books to recommend to buy as Christmas presents, so I have had to recommend old favorites like The Federalist Papers or recommend gift subscriptions to magazines like The Economist.
As the Watergate scandal of 1973-1974 diverted attention from the far greater tragedy unfolding in Southeast Asia, so, too, the scandal of predator-priests now afflicting the Catholic Church may be covering up a far greater calamity.
Just as the Battle of Gettysburg was about far more than who would control the tiny Pennsylvania town, so the Battle of Augusta National Golf Club is taking on an importance far beyond the issue of whether the famed Georgia club admits women as members.
George Wallace, Orval Faubus and Ross Barnett were men before their time. They were merely infamous Southern governors, trying to keep their public schools segregated. They failed, but only because they never got an education at Stanford, Penn or MIT.
You know, we are trained not to be sorry for the rich, but I confess to yielding to that weakness where it's the very rich who are ridiculed. The term "billionaire" is -- check this out -- almost always used derisively, or condescendingly.
Wednesday night I tuned in just in time to hear Connie and her guest Jane Franklin, author of "Cuba and the United States," discussing the longevity of some of the world's most successful tyrants -Saddam Hussein and that perennial favorite, Fidel Castro.
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