Holy cow, Bruce, have you seen the new Jim Carrey flick? What do you get when a movie crosses a) respect and reverence in a cinematic portrayal of the God most Americans worship and b) fart jokes?
Even those TV viewers who consider themselves big fans of the teen soaps – "Beverly Hills 90210," "Party of Five" and the now-defunct "Dawson's Creek" – must have realized that something about the way those shows depicted sex just didn't ring true.
If the dream of lasting peace between Arabs and Israelis is ever to be achieved, perhaps now is the time.
As the Supreme Court of the United States wrestles with the issue of affirmative action as it exists in college admissions at the University of Michigan, the justices are taking on an issue that has been wrestled with in many contexts by courts in India for far longer than group preferences and quotas have existed in the United States.
It's funny: I've been reading articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the major newsweeklies about how the FCC's decision to relax some media ownership rules - primarily the part allowing companies to own TV stations and newspapers in the same market - will hurt American journalism by making it "too corporate."
The United States did not have the burden of proving Saddam Hussein was still manufacturing and stockpiling weapons of mass destruction to justify attacking Iraq. There is no reason the ground rules should suddenly change now that the war is over.
A far better solution would be for parents -- and other taxpayers -- to refuse to support schools that fail to teach. Funding for education has increased exponentially over the last 40 years, but the quality of education hasn't kept pace.
Parents and students attending this year’s commencement at Georgetown University, a Catholic school, would surely expect to hear a commencement address that took Catholic teaching seriously. And that’s what they got. But many in the crowd were offended, even outraged.
In 1962, Kennedy led and Republicans begrudgingly followed. Today, Bush is leading and Democrats are reluctantly trailing in his wake. Democrats can ill afford to follow the example of class warfare and expect to lead the American family.
The Sox have been to only one Series since then, in 1959, which they lost. The Cubs have not been to a Series since 1945, which they lost, and have not won one since 1908, two years before Tolstoy died. But even Cub fans, although inured to pain, winced Tuesday night.
Now that Annika Sorenstam has competed at the PGA's Colonial and the racket has calmed, let's revel for a moment in those things that separate the genders.
Young conservatives achieved prominence on campuses across the nation by zooming in under the radar. Now they've even made the cover of the New York Times magazine, the bastion of politically correct liberalism.
While Rep. Bill Thomas is so often described as a lawmaker who always delivers that he might be called the mailman, he is near the bottom in White House popularity. While Grassley is an Iowa hog farmer who often is preoccupied with rural interests, George W. Bush and his aides clearly prefer him to Thomas.
I recently wrote a column in which I voiced my conclusion that gays have largely won the culture war and that conservatives should come to grips with that fact by making some painful compromises, including some form of civil unions in order to draw a protective line around traditional marriage.
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