A new Gallup Poll suggests that the animal rights movement is gaining popularity: 25 percent of Americans polled agreed with the statement that "animals deserve the exact same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation," while 35 percent strongly or somewhat support a ban on medical research on laboratory animals.
Homosexual activists insist they don't want special rights; they just want to be left alone to do as they please. But at what point does the vindication of their rights become an encroachment on the rights of others? Two proposed California bills illuminate the issue.
In issuing the first Memorial Day order on May 5, 1868, Civil War General John Logan called on the nation to decorate the graves of soldiers and sailors who died in defense of their country -- but also to remember their surviving families.
Last Wednesday, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal threw out the $145 billion verdict that Kaye let stand when he presided over a class action lawsuit against five tobacco companies.
Jayson Blair, the black now-disgraced, former up-and-coming reporter of The New York Times, personifies everything wrong with racial preferences. Under a program designed to increase minority (read: black) representation, Jayson Blair snared a job with the most prestigious paper in the country.
It's been almost three weeks since Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.V.), Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) protested the relatively small expense (estimated at about $1 million) associated with the landing by President Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln to greet returning American troops.
Those latest suicide bombers in Israel no doubt expect to get an extra virgin or two in Islamist paradise. They not only killed Jews, but accomplished their murderous deed draped in white prayer shawls and skullcaps, impersonating orthodox Jews.
The aftermath of the $1.4 billion shakedown of Wall Street brought a new batch of media-hungry politicians and regulators trying to upstage each other. Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee rushed into a ritualistic witch trial, rehashing old news to get free political publicity.
Between eleven to twenty million people in Ethiopia and neighboring Kenya face starvation. In addition, millions more, weakened by hunger, are threatened by diseases like tuberculosis, measles, malaria, and meningitis. As Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi told the BBC, "If [the 1984 famine] was a nightmare, then this will be too ghastly to contemplate."
They say that journalism offers the first draft of history. If that's true, we're about to be subjected to a second draft on the Clinton presidency, and it's a draft suffused with all the same Clinton mythology we heard throughout the Decade of Deceit.
America's leading black journalists seem to be in denial about what affirmative action means.
It is easy to blame America for the lack of Palestinian-Israeli peace. Critics from the left argue that America is biased in favor of Israel. Critics from the right argue that America has not allowed Israel to end the Palestinian terrorist regime on its borders.
According to a recent report by The Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to eliminating fiscal waste and mismanagement in the federal government, fiscal 2003 was rife with increases in "pork spending," or projects that use taxpayer dollars to benefit special interests.
Speaking to a group of Palestinians and left-wing Israelis in Israel recently, a high-ranking State Department official took the time to disparage the “conservative” and “Christian” supporters of President Bush, his ultimate superior.
Jayson Blair has opened the proverbial can o' worms. The now-infamous black fabulist, who resigned from The New York Times after being exposed as a near-sociopathic liar and plagiarist, effectively has eviscerated the Times' pro-diversity policy and invited gawkers to poke at the innards of affirmative action.
The term "useful idiots" has been attributed to Lenin, as a description of those mindless people in the Western democracies who would always find ways to excuse whatever the Soviet Union did. Columnist Mona Charen's new book "Useful Idiots" shows that such people are still with us.
The land to which Jews began to return in large numbers during the final two decades of the 19th century -- the land they transformed from desert to orange groves, cities and kibbutzim -- was largely empty, not the thriving "nation of Palestine," as the current myth has it.
With great enthusiasm, USA Today featured a front-page article in its "Life Section" on the allegedly booming industry of "bachelorette" parties. Mirroring bachelor parties, these parties feature male hunks stripping and performing lap dances on the bride-to-be and some of her friends.
The American medical system may be the world's best, but don't let that get you down. Our trial lawyers have the answer. They plan on suing the blankety-blank out of the pharmaceutical companies, relieving them of billions of dollars and forcing them, if all goes well, to concentrate on flavored aspirins and fingernail clippers.
With President Bush insisting on ending dividend taxation, Sen. Grassley gave the president what he asked for but only for three years. Just to get that, he had to add a $20 billion bailout for the states to buy the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, and raise taxes by $72 billion.
Not so long ago, the New York editors and publishers of books regarded the "conservative woman" as an oxymoron. They shared the sensibility of radical feminists who once called Kay Bailey Hutchinson, the Republican senator from Texas, "a female impersonator."
Why is President Bush continuing policies that were initiated by President Clinton? The voters elected Bush to change obnoxious Clinton policies, and the voters don't understand why Bush is keeping the following seven in force.
With the grace and speed of a child’s toy top, Saudi Arabia’s top public relations “spinner,” Adel al-Jubeir, has been whirling across the airwaves and newsprint of the American media ever since the Kingdom experienced last week’s wave of murderous, terrorist bombings.
The scandal of disgraced reporter Jayson Blair should have been a lesson to those who run the New York Times. But it is obvious from an account of a staff meeting at the Times in its aftermath that it is going to take more than one lesson to get through to the top brass -- if it ever does.