I sometimes wonder whether a nation that sends girls like Jessica Lynch into battle and punishes soldiers like Lt. Col. Allen West is quite in its right mind.
When "Touched by an Angel" said its goodbyes last spring, many TV watchers surely wanted to give thanks to Martha Williamson for offering a tiny oasis on their television sets for the comforting notion that there is a God in the world who loves us.
The CNN debate was festooned with tiresome buzz phrases and stereotypes. Several candidates provided rap videos to introduce themselves, and Anderson Cooper even used the phrase "keep it real" within the first five minutes of the show.
The left’s latest experiment with segregation has certainly started out with a bang. This September, New York City opened the nation’s first taxpayer-funded school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens—Harvey Milk High School—and a crime wave is already underway.
It was front-page news in the Wall Street Journal of November 12th that there are long waiting times for seeing medical specialists in Canada and in other countries with government-controlled medical care systems -- but not in the United States, where some politicians are trying to get us to imitate these countries.
Democratic presidential candidate Reverend Al Sharpton, at the recent Democratic debate in Boston, took the front-runner, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, to task.
Britain's Conservative Party, adrift in a wilderness dark and drear, has elected a Jew as its leader. It figures. Only a Moses could lead them out of the wilderness, down the valley of doubt and through the pond of despair into the promised land.
Howard Dean really put his mouth in it. The incident may mean he has kissed his sweet Democratic nomination good-bye.
In the course of 24 hours, the people egging on 'Master and Commander' showed me the film at a private screening, took me to dinner at the New York Yacht Club, gave me a book to read that tells about the making of the movie, and mailed me a DVD, which includes a trailer of the movie itself and a sparkling 30-minute narrative featuring the two boats central to the film.
The War on Terror was always going to be the driving issue for Democrats in the 2004 presidential election, but now that the economy is doing well, they will stay light years from the mantra, "It's the economy, stupid."
Quoting Ronald Reagan's 1982 address at Westminster Palace in which Reagan spoke of a turning point in history, Bush noted Reagan had argued that Soviet communism had failed "precisely because it did not respect its own people - their creativity, their genius and their rights."
In August, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer told the Sacramento Bee that if the Gray Davis political machine waged a nasty campaign in the recall election -- as it did in its successful bid to bury Los Angeles Mayor Dick Riordan in the GOP primary in 2002 -- many Democrats would tell His Grayness, "We're tired of that puke politics."
The TV miniseries about Ronald Reagan attributes two devastating lines to the former president, according to leaked reports.
Senator Feinstein has said that it is "simply untrue" that property rights have been sacrificed in San Francisco. According to Senator Feinstein, private property "is alive and well" in San Francisco, "with property values making it one of the highest cost-of-living cities in the United States."
When I read the headline in The Washington Post that said, "Bremer imposes flat tax on Iraq," I thought how dare the administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority "impose" a fair, simple, low tax rate on those poor Iraqi entrepreneurs and small shop owners.
The bill proscribing partial-birth abortions threw off lights, intended and not intended. There was the decision by the White House to give the signing of the new law maximum attention. Accordingly, leading lights in the pro-life legions were there to witness the act.
Reviewing some recent highs and lows in the news...