Not only have President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell lobbied United Nations Security Council members to support the Iraq war resolution, but they have also asked the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- Sen. Richard Lugar -- to help.
"We're finally here debating the most difficult, contentious social issue of our day," Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said shortly before he and 63 of his colleagues voted to ban "partial birth" abortions.
African American journalists have one. So do gay and lesbian journalists. And Hispanic journalists. And Asian American journalists. Even female journalists.
Had it not been for an appeals court stay, almost 10 million American public school students in nine Western states ruled by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals would have been forced to take a new oath this week: Stop pledging allegiance to this nation, under God.
Following a series of meetings with Libyan officials that has intensified in recent months, the State Department is close to re-legitimizing Moammar Gadhafi, according to senior administration officials and other sources close to the talks.
Ridiculing the French is the new national pastime, with the focus on cowardice in the line of fire rather than cowardice in love. David Letterman's remark is typical: "The last time the French asked for 'more proof,' it came marching into Paris under a German flag."
There's a little known law called the Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. It remains on the books today. Before saying what the law is and its effects, let me run by you some of the language used, in the early 1930s, to push the law through Congress.
In the seven-page letter FBI agent/whistle blower Coleen Rowley sent to FBI Director Robert Mueller -- via the front page of The New York Times -- Rowley parroted the antiwar corner's oft-made assertion that a U.S. attack on Iraq "will, in all likelihood, bring an exponential increase in the terrorist threat to the U.S., both at home and abroad."
For a born-again Southern Baptist, Jimmy Carter might make a terrific pope, what with his knack for reporting to us what's on the mind of the Almighty these days. We may yet bestow on our ex-president a miter and a moniker -- James Earl I.
Walk away, Mr. President. Walk away from the U.N. Security Council. It will not authorize the coming war. You can stand on your head and it won't change the outcome. You can convert to Islam in a Parisian mosque and it won't prevent a French veto.
As then-Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., said on "Meet the Press" last year (Jan. 27), "The purpose of tax cuts ... is to get the economy to grow. If you can get the economy to grow, you will start having more money coming into the government."
Robert Kagan, who cites the popular sexual metaphor to explain the fundamental differences between nations in his new book "Of Paradise and Power: America vs. Europe in the New World Order," writes that "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus."
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