We need to get rid of Santa Claus. Oh, sure, he does bring us presents. But, what I am supposed to do with an ethanol subsidy or a bridge project for Christmas, for heaven’s sake?! I can’t use stuff like that and it won’t fit under the tree.
Last week, when everyone who understands the First Amendment was rightly having conniptions over the Supreme Court's ruling that political speech can be severely regulated under the rubric of "campaign finance reform," the court also heard arguments in a major redistricting case brought by Pennsylvania Democrats.
Former co-President Hillary Rodham Clinton, who usually denies she wants to be president again -- solo next time (you can be sure she won't share the reins with Bill) -- announced that she was tired of President Bush interfering with her and Bill's accomplishments.
In the old days, the conquered tyrant was dragged through the streets behind the Roman general's chariot. Or paraded shackled before a jeering crowd. Or, when more finality was required, had his head placed on a spike on the tower wall.
The lack of competition for the Republican presidential nomination and the increasing likelihood that Howard Dean will be the Democratic nominee seem to be feeding renewed talk about third party candidates. It is being fueled by a belief that the Internet has helped make the major parties obsolete.
Washington, D.C. trial lawyer Jack Olender has issued his annual Top Ten Legal Predictions for 2004, which include his thoughts on dealing with prisoner Saddam Hussein, peace and stability in the world, and the outcome of the 2004 presidential election ("impossible to predict," he says).
In a recent Washington Times commentary (December 7, 2003), I used language suggesting that the tactics of campus diversity proponents sometimes resemble tactics the Nazis used during World War II. A recent letter to the editor by UNC-Wilmington professor Dick Veit (rhymes with spite) lends credence to the analogy.
Howard Dean is increasingly looking like he's come unhinged. While the Democratic front-runner shows no sign of slowing his long march toward his party's nomination, he has begun saying things that are not only irresponsible, they sound downright wacky.
I'm sure my sons and daughter will forever remember the sight of the tyrannical dictator Saddam Hussein in complete humiliation as an American service doctor picked through his mangy hair for lice. So will the millions who survived his hellish rule.
Tolkien groupies picked nits about the "Fellowship" and "The Two Towers" (as they will about vol. III "The Return of the King"), but by and large rejoice in the films.
Lawlessness usually conjures up images of a wild frontier or mobs in the streets. But the painful reality is that the supreme examples of lawlessness in our times are in the august and sedate chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.
I am writing to invite you to apply for a new position at the newly formed University of the Middle East (UME). We are proud to announce that we have already established a new Women's Resource Center as well as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-gender, and Queer-Identified Life and Study Center.
Al Gore's betrayal of his own former running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman, as he endorsed Howard Dean has provided one of those rare moments of political clarity: Gore will do whatever it takes to (a) become president; (b) exact revenge against the Clintons.
After seven years in the making, the final film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King, opens this Wednesday. Even more than the other movies, what we see on screen respects the Christian faith of the book’s author, J. R. R. Tolkien.
Let a thousand voices boom across the airwaves, the Internet and in newspaper columns condemning the assault that Congress and the Supreme Court have inflicted on the First Amendment--on our most essential, fundamental speech: the ability to criticize our elected officials.