Do not pick a fight with David Frum (former Bush speechwriter and stimulating author) or Richard Perle (former Assistant Secretary of Defense and eminence grise of foreign policy hard-liners) individually. And definitely do not pick a fight with them together.
The "courtesy" exercised by the State of Oklahoma in the matter of Osbaldo Torres has enormous implications. The attorney general called it that ? an exercise in courtesy ? putting off the execution of the convicted killer at the behest of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Accusing his cable company of "addicting" him, his wife and his kids to TV, a Wisconsin man threatened to sue Charter Communications.
Where are the blacks? Where are the Latinos? What about the gays? These are the suffering situations for whom the Democratic Party has such famous solicitude. All are shockingly underrepresented in the aforementioned Democratic precincts.
Who are our conservative heroes? Do we prefer determined perseverance to the spectacular moment of defiance? Next week, as we pay attention to abortion upon the 31st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, some examples of consistent courage are right in front of us.
We got a chuckle out of the following memo sent to several Florida congressional chiefs of staff from Kirk Fordham, chief of staff to Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) who's resigning to work on former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez's campaign for the Senate.
President Bush's recent, lamentable proposals on illegal immigrants highlights, yet again, that both the Republican and Democratic Parties heed neither public opinion nor their primary governing responsibility to defend and protect the United States, as it relates to illegal immigration.
Anti-war constituents apparently felt vindicated by O'Neill's assertion that President Bush was mapping out strategies for ousting Saddam Hussein soon after taking office and months before the Sept. 11 attacks.
With the firestorm of debate over President Bush's immigration plan we've heard very little public airing of a factor that concerns many opponents of relaxed immigration policies: the changes to our culture they are certain to bring about.
It seems the entire gay political agenda is about to be signed, sealed, and delivered. Why then, as a black activist, deeply committed to the principles of freedom and equality under the law, do I see these developments as dangerous and destructive?
Picking up pieces of news from the past month...
One of my all-time favorite songs is Neil Diamond's "They're Coming to America." I know it drives the xenophobes on the right crazy and the illiberals on the left into a frenzy, but it reflects my view that people come to America not for welfare but for work, not for food stamps but for their families.
You should sit down to read this. I have a confession to make. I?m a democrat. Don?t scream. Capitalization is rather important here. I?m a small ?d? democrat.