While watching Hannity & Colmes recently, I learned of a lawsuit involving the refusal of medical care on the basis of religious beliefs. No, the case doesn't involve Christian Scientists refusing treatment for their children, but something entirely different.
Lobbying by the nation's governors for more federal funds at their annual Washington conference Sunday and Monday has been blunted by a Republican revolt against what they call liberal Democratic control of the National Governors Association (NGA).
Last week I listened to a group of Christians talking about the "American empire." War with Iraq, they said cheerfully, will secure that empire and is part of our ordained role to secure peace in the world. Wait a minute — that is pure hubris, a terrible attitude.
The demonstrators thronged the streets of Europe's major cities. Mothers pushed toddlers in strollers, teen-agers dressed up in death masks, men carried huge placards reading "Better Neutral than Dead" and "You Can't Hug Your Kids with Nuclear Arms."
The New York Times reports that Robert Matsui was "surprised by (the) fine print" in the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. Matsui, the California representative who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, confesses, "I didn't realize what all was in it."
Rich liberals are planning to fund a talk radio network because they believe – as The New York Times put it – they have been "overshadowed in the political propaganda wars by conservative radio and television personalities." If liberals think they are losing elections because of the conservative bias in the media, they may as well give up right now.
The administration's nomination to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of Miguel Estrada is now paralyzed by the Senate Democrats' refusal to entertain a vote for him on the Senate floor and by the White House's insistence that the vote take place.
One of the critical differences between conservatives and liberals is that the former think the overall level of taxes and spending is important, economically, whereas the latter think only the difference between the two matters.
Rep. John Conyers of Michigan is leading five other representatives in a lawsuit that will live in the annals of idiocy if not infamy. The six, all Democrats, have sued President Bush contending he has no constitutional authority to wage war against Saddam.
The only way to bring any lasting peace to the Persian Gulf is to give war a chance. We've had 12 years of "peace" since the last Gulf war, which Saddam Hussein has used to rebuild his military infrastructure, stockpile weapons of mass destruction, and starve and oppress his people.
Here's a tip for the Bush administration: If you are going to wage war without totally debilitating longstanding international relationships and the world economy, cast aside your over-regard for the opinions of other nations, and get moving.
When asked about Code Orange, America's elevated terror alert level, an attendant at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion in Anaheim, Calif., responded: "I thought the air was cleaner now, and we didn't have to worry about that ozone stuff anymore."
Poets and politicians go together like ham and lox, like teachers and truants. They simply don't see the world from the same perspective. That's why it was brave - if a bit naïve - for Laura Bush to invite poets to the White House and expect them to act like poets.