It's been a good month for moral relativism. We've had the YWCA's anointing of Patricia Ireland, the Connecticut Supreme Court's ruling that the fetus is another body part, the Rick Santorum controversy, and the Bill Bennett revelation.
I was delighted in particular to see Jonathan Foreman's piece titled "Bad Reporting from Baghdad" because the narrative most American journalists have brought us in the month since Saddam's fall has been almost comically mournful, considering the circumstances.
The self-appointed hypocrisy police made a big bust last week, when the Washington Monthly and Newsweek both reported that Bill Bennett, former U. S. secretary of education, drug czar and author of "The Book of Virtues," has been a big-stakes gambler at U.S. casinos.
Sen. John F. Kerry has been citing his valorous Vietnam record more often than Gen. George Patton cursed. It's a good theme for him. With Bush rounding up al-Qaida and clearing out the terrorist swamps, the greatest danger now facing the nation is that liberals could somehow return to the White House.
The Culture Wars have entered a new phase and the Feds have the big guns. They've put the politically correct educationists on the run, overwhelming them with intellectual firepower, campaigning to restore the teaching of civics and American history to the nation's schools.
A focused moment in last Saturday night's discursive debate in Columbia, S.C., by nine Democratic presidential hopefuls came when Sen. John Edwards, his once high hopes fading fast, took dead aim at the proposal that has generated momentum for Rep. Richard Gephardt's candidacy.
How can conservatives win support in liberal cities like Austin, Texas? How should we respond when the city council protects species of salamanders and cave spiders but not human life generally (Austin has city-funded abortions) or the economic liberty of residents?
A special three-judge panel has produced four opinions totaling 1,600 pages attempting to decipher the McCain-Feingold campaign regulation law and decide if it is compatible with this inconvenience from the Constitution: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech."
President Bush has declared major combat over in Iraq, as Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has declared it over in Afghanistan. But elsewhere, big things are happening....
Eleanor Holmes Norton is stark raving mad. The congressional delegate from the District of Columbia accused her fellow Democrat, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, of "selling out" last week because he supports a Bush administration-backed school choice proposal that would free thousands of poor black students from rotten public schools.
George Stephanopoulos and Mark Halperin are soulmates. In 1992, according to Tom Rosenstiel's inside-ABC book "Strange Bedfellows," it was ABC producer Halperin who helpfully handed Stephanopoulos a copy of Bill Clinton's old thanks-for-saving-me-from-the-draft letter.
Insurance companies, like every other kind of institution, have to earn money in order to keep functioning. So does every individual who was not born rich. But some people react to the word "profit" with automatic responses, like Pavlov's dog.
It is of utmost importance to understand the roots of the latest project of the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), "The Holocaust on your plate," a campaign that morally equates killing chickens with the Holocaust.
Congressional Republicans will soon have a chance to prove whether they do the bidding of corporate contributors or side with hardworking voters.
Speaking eloquently and very thoughtfully from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln last week, with the magnificent backdrop of our marvelous young men and women of the Navy, President Bush announced the end of major hostilities in Iraq.
If you are worried about the state of free speech in America, consider the case of longtime protester Brett Bursey. Last October, Bursey, carrying an anti-war sign, was arrested at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina during a visit by President Bush.
Alan Greenspan went to Capitol Hill this week to sell the idea that a "noticeably better" economy is just around the corner. Problem is, the Federal Reserve chairman has been saying this for three years. Will this be the year he's on the money? No one can be sure.
The obsessing of many Americans about race is not only undiminished by decades of improvements in race relations, it seems inversely related to improvements. The better things become, the more vehemently some people, white and black, insist that progress is, if not chimerical, certainly minimal and fragile.