Perhaps it is presumptuous for a black ex-welfare mom to lecture the chairman of the Federal Reserve about public policy. However, African Americans suffer daily and disproportionately under a broken and unfair Social Security regime.
Kerry and Edwards have been screeching about the White House's "policy" to outsource jobs, close factories and - no doubt coming soon - to switch honest American Girl Scout cookies for stale Chinese fortune cookies made by children shackled to conveyer belts.
When I first heard Martha Stewart was in legal trouble, I did not understand what she was supposed to have done that was so bad she might go to prison for it.
Demonstrating his savvy political skills, the head of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney, repeatedly throws the federation's support to political candidates who opposed labor on all three issues. So if you ever find yourself negotiating with Sweeney, make sure your opening bid is "nothing."
Consider government-sanctioned or court-mandated same-sex marriage -- somewhere, at some point -- a virtual certainty. For the Massachusetts State Supreme Court recently advised its legislature that anything short of same-sex marriage constitutes a violation of the equal protection clause of its constitution.
Polls indicate that the public is split on a constitutional amendment. But Karlyn Bowman, editor of "Opinion Pulse" for the American Enterprise Institute, noted that no poll has established that voters are aware that states may be able to export their same-sex marriage laws to other states.
For the real Christ, I shall content myself with a reading of the Gospels. And so on to the week's other fantasies, specifically the ongoing presidential candidacy of Sen. John Pierre Kerry, the very French-looking frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race.
With Gibson's movie, the complaints beyond the nits - the Marian centrality, the androgyny of Satan, and the seemingly sympathetic treatment of Pilate - reduce essentially to two: The movie is inexcusably violent and may fuel anti-Semitism. Both are wrong.
When Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks, the market listens. What they are listening for, as I explained before, is not his views on fiscal policy but some hint about how long the Fed will try to keep the fed funds rate at 1 percent -- a feat never before accomplished for even a single postwar year.
A year ago, just before the Iraq War began, Lexis-Nexis showed 800 articles over one month's time linking the words "Bush" and "cowboy," almost always in a derogatory way. This year, my search revealed "only" 610 -- so maybe reporters are getting tired of beating the drum.
Earlier this month, President Bush issued his 12th presidential pardon. The recipient was David McCall Jr., the onetime mayor of Plano, Texas. As the Dallas Morning News reported, McCall started with $100 and nine head of cattle. His fortune grew as small-town Plano grew.
After the media tore into President Bush?s 30-year-old National Guard record like a voracious pit bull into a bacon-scented postman, Democrats have been licking their chops in anticipation of highlighting John Kerry?s decorated service during the same time period.
Despite overwhelming odds against his candidacy, consumer advocate Ralph Nader has decided once again to run for the presidency, this time as an independent. He argues that the policies and beliefs of Democrats and Republicans are far too similar - "a two-party duopoly."
Since last we met in this forum, much has gone up and gone down. The most exciting, perhaps, are the romps of the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity across the Martian landscape. Astounding stuff. Less astounding but still notable were...
The opening shot in a campaign to require the federal courts to operate within their authorized jurisdiction was unveiled recently in Montgomery, Ala., as the Constitution Restoration Act.
To those who worry about the extremism that Saudi influence can foster here in the United States, the joint Muslim community at Washington State University and the University of Idaho?just nine miles apart?might provide a classic case study.
When I think of the modified 1959 Buick that recently departed the shores of Cuba to cut through the waves of the Gulf of Mexico, carrying its eleven passengers towards America, and freedom, "spirit of American style" seems almost right.
The law expanded government restrictions on political speech, ostensibly to combat corruption or the ``appearance'' thereof.
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