The case of Miguel Estrada is illuminating. Estrada waited from May of 2001 until September of 2002 before getting his hearing. His nomination was not voted on, however, until the Republicans retook control of the Senate this year. Estrada is now being filibustered by Democrats in the Senate.
U.F.O. land is the home of Raël, the founder of the Raëlians. Raël claims to be Jesus' half brother and the son of a human woman and a space alien. Journalists who meet with Raël must agree in writing to address him as "Your Holiness," but are forbidden to ask why they must address him as "Your Holiness."
Last week's capture of al-Qaida bigwig Khalid Shaikh Mohammed suggests that the Democrats may have been overhasty in claiming the war with Iraq was distracting President Bush from the task of pursuing the "real terrorists."
The stagnant economy, a dagger aimed at the heart of George W. Bush's second term, will not immediately respond to the president's economic growth program. The economic engine will not be revived until the war against Saddam Hussein is launched and won.
Let's listen in on a conversation - in a coffeehouse somewhere, on the periphery of one of the recently organized demonstrations - between an opponent of taking out Saddam and his weapons of mass destruction, and a proponent of getting it done forthwith.
Apparently the antiwar left -- as typified by groups like moveon.org, for whom Farrell was speaking -- doesn't have a problem suggesting that President Bush isn't doing enough about Osama bin Laden, even though the antiwar left opposed U.S. military action that targeted bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Don't expect the Democratic presidential contenders to let patriotism interfere with their political aspirations once the war with Iraq begins. Although it's customary to refrain from criticizing the commander in chief in time of war, the Democrats who want to replace President Bush can't afford to honor tradition.
With the capture over the weekend of the man responsible for orchestrating 9/11, anti-war protestors have been robbed of one of their most potent arguments, that ridding the world of Saddam Hussein will distract the U.S. from continuing to dismantle al Qaeda.
There are two ways to look at the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding its ruling last June in which it declared the Pledge of Allegiance clause "One nation, under God " violates the constitutional prohibition against government established religion.
A year away from the Democratic presidential primaries, let's go out on a limb and make two predictions. First, former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt of Missouri will be a surprise frontrunner after the Iowa caucus. Second, newly announced candidate Sen. Bob Graham of Florida will be a lock for the Democratic nomination for vice president.
The U.S. House last week voted 241-155 to ban human cloning both for reproduction and medical research. Opponents snapped back that the majority -- which included Democrats as well as Republicans -- was voting to obstruct the march of progress and good works.
In a memorandum, the French laid out their opposition (along with the Germans and Russians) to war with Iraq: "Full and effective disarmament" remains the "imperative objective," but so far "the conditions for using force against Iraq are not fulfilled."
Call Ray Simon," says Secretary of Education Rod Paige to a visitor, who does. Simon, Arkansas' chief school officer, confirms that in the past five years, the new high school teachers graduated by his state's colleges included 1,193 physical education teachers. And one physics teacher.
For evidence look no further than the March 4 trial in which two black women are suing Southwest Airlines for discrimination after a flight attendant uttered the following: "Eenie, meenie, minie, mo; pick a seat, we gotta go."
The White House has put forth many justifications for toppling Saddam Hussein—the possession of weapons of mass destruction, the flouting of 17 United Nations Security Council resolutions, ties to al Qaeda—but perhaps no reason is more central to the ultimate victory in the war on terror than one the President outlined in his speech last week: