Recently I have discussed the issues involved in the controversy surrounding Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Before finally leaving the subject, I want to address this nettlesome notion of the separation of church and state.
What if the women who helped make abortion-on-demand the law of the land changed their minds? They did.
Liberals are hopping mad about the war with Iraq. Showing the nuance and complexity of thought liberals pride themselves on, they are excitedly restating all the arguments they made before the war – arguments which were soundly rejected by the American people, the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration.
To fiscal conservatives considering voting for Arnold Schwarzenegger in California's upcoming recall election, one can understand their ambivalence.
With summer's last major travel weekend coming up, herewith a story about a seminal experience.
"Today's action signals that the era of hate politics is truly over." So said Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante of California in 1999 when Democratic Gov. Gray Davis dropped the state's appeal of the federal court decision that had overturned Proposition 187.
The recent bared-teeth snarlfest between Bill O'Reilly and Al Franken has provided the perfect antidote to the final dog days of summer. Never have two more deserving people found each other - just in time to make one look like a silly bully and the other a best-selling author.
The vast majority of people were raised with the ideal of unquestioning obedience to their parents. "Don't argue with your father (or mother)," "Don't talk back" and "You'll do as I tell you" have been universal mottos of child rearing.
For years, manufacturers have been outsourcing operations to foreign countries to obtain lower wage costs and escape from high taxes, burdensome government regulations and intransigent unions here at home.
The United States and Britain did not invade Iraq out of ambition to conquer its people, annex their territory or expropriate their natural resources. American and British leaders acted out of fear for the safety of their own people to topple a regime they believed to be a threat to national security.
Part of the good news out of Iraq -- good news obscured by recent bad news, and sometimes mistaken for unalloyed bad news -- is that the deaths, including 62 Americans, caused by hostile action in Iraq since major combat operations ended include the deaths of almost 50 Iraqis.
Federal court decisions about the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments, and the specter raised by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas that marriage may no longer be defined as the union of a man and a woman, show that the time has come to curb the "Imperial Judiciary."
For anyone who looks, the outline of the 2004 presidential campaign is suddenly clear. There are three, and exactly three, issues that will dominate.
Suddenly, all the “smart people” have an idea for advancing the war on terror while cutting our costs, reducing the burden on over-stretched American forces and affording enhanced legitimacy to our counter-terrorism initiatives: Seek a new UN mandate authorizing an expanded international operation in Iraq.
The scene of Arnold Schwarzenegger with Milton Friedman (no less) figuratively on his right, and George Shultz (no less) on his left, declaring his intention to run for governor of California is heady conservative endorsement. For one thing, the contrast was vivid.
So far, it looks like the professionals haven't yet figured out exactly which renegade electron sparked the cascade of power outages that darkened eight states and part of Canada, though it looks like the problem may have started in Ohio.
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