Some have suggested the conservatives' hawkishness toward Saddam Hussein can be traced to their search, since the end of the Cold War, for new bogeymen to replace the Soviet Communists as the focus of their aggressive propensities. They're wrong.
President James P. Hoffa and other Teamsters Union officials were so enraged by Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao's performance Wednesday at the AFL-CIO's winter meeting in Hollywood, Fla., that they privately pronounced an end to President Bush's long courtship of the big union.
One of the many fashionable idiocies that cause American schools to produce results inferior to those in other countries is the notion that education must be "relevant" to the students -- and especially to minority students with a different subculture.
On March 1, the Immigration and Naturalization Service will officially cease to exist. But the same disastrous mix of political correctness and political cronyism that plagued INS will preside over the new "customer service" branch of the old agency.
On Feb. 23, as the United Nations was debating whether it should offer an 18th resolution saying that it was really serious that Iraq must disarm, The New York Times had the courage, the chutzpah, the cajones, to demand the one thing we really need: more debate.
So just what is newsworthy about getting him to sit down for a one-on-one interview? Did the executives at CBS expect him to announce his hopes for a career in professional baseball? Did they suppose he'd hand over his weapons of mass destruction to Dan Rather personally?
He used to be dismissed as Tony Blinton, a Clintonesque slave to polls and public opinion. Now British Prime Minister Tony Blair is taking heat for not bowing to public opinion and instead steadfastly supporting George W. Bush on possible war with Iraq.
In recent days, there have been numerous press stories about doctors going on strike to protest high medical malpractice premiums. This is just the most obvious evidence that something is fundamentally wrong with the nation's tort liability system.
The phrase once conjured Manhattanites who championed the poor while getting chauffeured to dinner parties. Now the locus of limousine liberalism has shifted West, and the vehicle of choice has changed. Its new practitioners don't dare get caught in a limousine and, instead, ostentatiously drive the latest hybrid cars.
After voting in favor of the war with Iraq right before the November elections, Sen. Hillary Clinton never had another kind word to say for the war. Just a few weeks ago, Sen. Clinton gave an interview on Irish TV in which she said she opposed precipitous action against Iraq. She said Bush should give the U.N. weapons inspectors more time.
In many ways, Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair has recalled no one quite so much as Bill Clinton - a leftie of dubious moral heft with a wife intellectually stranger still. Lately, his Winston Churchill side has emerged.
We know that liberals believe that in the grand march toward human perfection, we should be able to clone our way out of many medical ailments. But their faith in human potential is reaching laughable levels of utopianism if they think they can somehow clone the success of Rush Limbaugh.
A group of investors and liberal radio executives wants to turn Al Franken into the left's answer to Rush Limbaugh. To be fair, the backers in the venture don't want to mimic Limbaugh -not because that would be a bad thing, mind you, but because it's been tried before and didn't work.
Hemet High School in Hemet, Calif., is considering eliminating the traditional valedictorian award for the graduating senior with the highest grade point average. Otherwise, some delicate students may suffer a damaging blow to their self-esteem.
Democrats don't really want to filibuster Miguel Estrada's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. They aren't anxious to stay up all night and give marathon speeches on the dangers Estrada purportedly poses to the Republic. Tom Daschle needs his beauty rest, after all.
The academicians and business executives and military leaders who want the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold race-conscious admissions policies at the University of Michigan, and are saying so in legal briefs, have what you might call a point.
The way this week started for George W. Bush, he must have felt a lot like Murray's ill-fated character. The president seems mired in an endless repeat of half-hearted actions by Iraq, inconclusive statements by United Nations weapons inspectors, stall-ball language from members of the U.N. Security Council, and a Dow Jones industrial average that ping-pongs up and down without deciding whether to finally take off or decline.
In 1981, Congress enacted the Kemp-Roth 25-percent-across-the-board tax rate reductions (aka the Reagan tax cuts), which made a significant improvement to the tax code and helped free the economy from "stagflation" (simultaneously rising inflation and unemployment).
One of the most common complaints I have heard about President Bush's tax plan is that it is cutting revenues "permanently." With the federal government facing enormous long-term fiscal pressures resulting from the impending retirement of the Baby Boom generation, permanent tax cuts are irresponsible, we are repeatedly told.
It’s Black History Month—and in classrooms around the country, children have been learning about famous African Americans and their contributions to our culture. But there’s one thing most kids have not been learning about many of these famous men and women: their Christian faith.
Abraham Lincoln, who was not particularly religious, said he was often driven to his knees because he had nowhere else to go. George Washington, who asked his mother to pray over him on the eve of his first inaugural, could have employed George W. Bush's speechwriters.