Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen did a real number on President Bush in his latest column, displaying that soft bigotry of contempt the elitist left often demonstrates for conservatives. In his assumptions of Bush's simplicity and callousness Cohen perhaps reveals traces of his own.
The biggest pleasant surprise for the Republican leadership among the eight new GOP senators elected in November is Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina. Having picked up the reputation of a prima donna during two stints as a Cabinet member, she so far has proved to be a hard-working team member in the Senate.
In 2000, many media critics had a fit when they learned that TV entertainment executives had negotiated with the federal government to place anti-drug messages directly into their programs to avoid having to air free public-service announcements that would cut into their profits.
Last week, while the United States was trying to drag the Security Council, kicking and screaming, into acting on Iraq's colossal violations of international law, the United Nation's International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Netherlands was ordering the United States to ignore its own laws and stay the executions of convicted killers.
As a reluctant warrior, Secretary of State Colin Powell is supposed to have special credibility in pressing the case for invading Iraq. But he squandered that credibility the other day, when he claimed Osama bin Laden's latest message to his followers proves he is allied with Saddam Hussein.
News item: "Civil rights leader" Jesse Jackson and attorney Johnnie Cochran attack the National Football League because "only" three blacks serve as head coaches in a 32-team league. The NFL, they claim, violates its own policy requiring each team to "seriously" consider at least one minority candidate for head coach openings.
About two years ago, Treasury Secretary designate Paul O'Neill was already telling Congress that tax cuts don't matter. He then went to Wall Street and told traders that they also don't matter. But in the end, it turned out that Paul O'Neill didn't matter.
The domestic terror alert jumps to 9/11 levels. Heathrow Airport is ringed by tanks. Duct tape and plastic sheeting disappear from Washington store shelves. Osama resurfaces. North Korea reopens its plutonium processing plant and threatens pre-emptive attack. The Second Gulf War is about to begin.
In the wake of Secretary of State Colin Powell's chilling presentation to the UN Security Council regarding whether Saddam Hussein is hiding weapons of mass destruction, what part of yes do opponents of removing Saddam not understand?
Call it the Radical Muslim Cleric Importation Plan. Under the religious worker visa ("R visa") program, an unknown number of Middle Easterners claiming to be imams or other mosque employees have been admitted to the United States with minimal scrutiny.
On Feb. 5, the day he made his damning case against Iraq to the United Nations, Defense Secretary Colin Powell had some simple, but prophetic words for Dan Rather on "60 Minutes II." Is Powell clairvoyant, or is Saddam Hussein utterly predictable?
Valentine's Day came early for me this year with the arrival of triplet grandsons two weeks ago. With their big, dark eyes and tiny, helpless bodies, these three miracle babies inspire the deepest kind of love, not the sentimental stuff of greeting cards.
If Baghdad, Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Seoul understand this administration's comprehensive boldness, they will understand not only that regime change is coming to Iraq, but also that the end of NATO as we have known it, and the removal of U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula, are not unthinkable.
Despite terror warnings, the French, the Germans, the Belgians and the bizarre doings of the "king of pop," there is a bit of fun to be had in the news these days, and for that we can thank the Democratic candidates for president.
A recent article in The New York Times about the mountain of education debt owed by college graduates -- an average of $27,600 -- reports that "fewer students than ever say taking out loans to attend college was worth it."
The Columbia space shuttle tragedy and the looming threat of war and new acts of terrorism have intensified the need for something that at first seems unrelated -- stepped up biomedical and advanced pharmaceutical research, and the rapid approval and improved accessibility of new drugs and medical treatments.
At long last, a federal commission is trying to deal with the feminist regulatory outrages committed in the name of Title IX. The recommendations passed on Jan. 30 by the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics are a timid start on the rocky road back from bureaucratic mischief-making, but we still have a long way to go.
One of the hardiest perennials in the Washington political scene is the spectacle of conservatives publicly disagreeing with one another. The vicious personal attacks launched against me last week by Grover Norquist, however, went way beyond the kind of dispute that so often enlivens policy discourse, usually to the delight -- and advantage -- of liberals who agree with neither camp.
The argument of pro-war conservatives that a new, reformist government in Iraq could catalyze the forces of liberalization throughout the Middle East has often been dismissed as wishful thinking masquerading as strategic thought.
The U.S. is poised to attack on its own, without the U.N. Security Council passing a second authorizing resolution. However, presumed military success projects an American imperium that evokes apprehension among some conservative supporters of President Bush.
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