According to high-level administration sources, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was scheduled to follow former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill as the second Cabinet member to be fired by President Bush until illness landed him in Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was looking a little glum Tuesday night. Last week Kerry gave a speech saying: "Mr. President, do not rush to war!" Rush to war? We've been talking about this war for a year. It's been three months since Kerry duly recorded his vote in favor of forcibly removing Saddam Hussein.
Clinton inherited a nasty ethnic war in Bosnia, with the British and French incapable of addressing the Serb aggression, partly because their peacekeepers on the ground became quasi-hostages. Clinton's instinct was that "if the United States doesn't act in situations like this, nothing will happen."
Emotionally and eloquently, George W. Bush in his second State of the Union sounded like a war president. Yet, hours before the address, the White House at the highest level stressed that the president had made no final decision on using U.S. arms to remove Saddam Hussein from power.
Since its inception last year, the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) has stopped 330 known foreign criminals and three known terrorists who attempted to come into the country at certain official ports of entry.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear Grutter and Gratz vs. Bollinger, a case challenging the University of Michigan's racial preferences, and President Bush's submitting an amicus curiae brief supporting the challenge has refueled the affirmative action debate.
Monday morning's report by United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix confirms there's only one remaining reason to delay military action against Iraq: to give our military a little more time to complete its final preparations for the strike.
Title IX has been a wonderful vehicle to expand opportunity for girls who chose to play sports in schools and colleges over the last three decades. Unfortunately, some feminist extremists have tried to hijack the law in recent years to limit choices for both girls and boys to participate in school-sponsored sports teams.
House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., asked on television whether she supported military action against Iraq, kept returning to the same two answers. We must consult with the United Nations, and we must not let this distract us from the war on terror.
Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix has concluded that Iraq has failed to live up to numerous resolutions calling for the disarmament of Saddam Hussein's regime. No matter how much spin or false hope is derived from his report, that is the bottom line.
In Part I, I argued that it is not Democratic positions that most entice nearly all blacks and the great majority of Jews to vote Democrat. Rather this lopsided voting is more a function of the two groups' respective memories.
In a single salvo of withering British irony, Winston Churchill demolished the moral pretensions of socialism: "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
Ron Dixon acted the way any of us would have -- if, that is, we had the same courage. He pointed his 9 mm and fired. Dixon shot the intruder he had found rummaging through his 2-year-old son's room in his home in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, N.Y. For that, Dixon is facing jail time.
Last week's announcement that Council of Economic Advisers Chairman R. Glenn Hubbard will shortly leave his post is bad news. I am now far less optimistic that a good tax bill will be enacted into law this year. However, his rumored replacement, economist N. Gregory Mankiw of Harvard, will do a good job of filling Hubbard's shoes.
Thirty years ago last week, the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, transforming abortion from a crime into a constitutional right. Thirty years later, it's a good time to reflect on what we were promised by abortion rights advocates and what we have gained.
It is really a misunderstanding. Out in Ann Arbor--which is the Athens of the Midwest, if it does say so itself, and it does--the large-hearted and progressive-minded University of Michigan insists that its undergraduate and law school admissions policies do not actually involve racial preferences.
It was in November 1990 that the United States successfully urged on the United Nations a final date: a specific date (Jan. 15, 1991) by which Saddam would need to have removed his conquering army from Kuwait or else face a military showdown.