This is almost certain to be a historic year -- whether because we begin to break the back of international terrorism, beginning with Iraq, or because international terrorism begins scoring major victories, beginning with North Korea's brazen nuclear challenge.
Despite what he and his pundit pals say about wanting to spare the country from a divisive and gut-wrenching presidential rematch, Al Gore withdrew from the Democrat presidential primary for one reason: because he knew that he could not defeat the widely popular incumbent President George W. Bush, who is providing strong leadership in challenging times.
After a dangerous confrontation with the United States in 1994 over diverting nuclear material from a power plant to bomb-building, Kim Jong-il began courting world leaders. That year, he seduced two American presidents, former president Jimmy Carter and then-president Bill Clinton by signing an agreement.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.): "I resolve to do exercises each day to keep my spine stiff."
I'm not reading about Time magazine's "persons" of the year. Nothing against chosen "persons" Cynthia Cooper, Sherron Watkins or Coleen Rowley -- "women who took huge risks to blow the whistle on what went wrong at Worldcom, Enron, and the FBI."
Copyright extremists are working to control as much information as possible. Almost every week we see a new example of how they are thwarting the free flow of information.
New Year's Day is a time for making resolutions, so I am going to make one today. I resolve to do more in the future to correct the economic misinformation that appears in the news pages of major newspapers. This is hard work because there is so much of it.
The latest liberal attempt to blacklist pro-life conservatives failed last week. The Bush administration finally appointed W. David Hager, a University of Kentucky obstetrician-gynecologist, to the Food and Drug Administration's advisory committee for reproductive health drugs.
Democratic presidential candidates, from Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman to Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, have begun to challenge George Bush at the core of his political strength, arguing that he hasn't done enough to prosecute the war on terror or protect the homeland.
I was really disappointed to read in the Wall Street Journal last week that some officials inside the Bush administration are attempting to convince the president neither to accelerate the 2001 income-tax rate reductions nor to shorten the period of time that companies must wait to write off investment in new plant and equipment.
The Supreme Court will rule, perhaps before July, on the constitutionality of restrictions on political communication imposed by the 2002 campaign finance law (McCain-Feingold), the premise of which--substituting concision for precision--is that there is ``too much'' money in politics.
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