Have you been hearing the increasingly bizarre pronouncements erupting from Senator Kerry's amply angry mouth? In their haste to throw Howard Dean overboard, have the Democrats made a real blunder anointing this pig in a poke?
After a terrorist attack by al-Qaida that left hundreds of their fellow countrymen dead, Spanish voters immediately voted to give the terrorists what they want ? a socialist government that opposes America's war on terrorism. Al-Qaida has changed a government.
Headlines scream of the dead and the dying in Madrid and we try to wrap our minds and emotions around the devastation and fathom man's inhumanity to man. Then we look for political answers. The answers are elusive because we have a new kind of enemy.
Iraq remains on the screen, with last-ditch Saddamites targeting foreign civilians, the allied military and rising stars in the Iraqi republic to come.
Republican Rep. Michael N. Castle's bill proposing the creation of a nearly pure gold investment-grade bullion coin honoring presidential first ladies - on the front of the coin would be a likeness of the spouse, her terms of service and the order in which she served - could be more trouble than it's worth.
As an even greater fan of civilization, I'm having a hard time mustering sympathy for shock jock Howard Stern, whose show has been suspended from several stations for obscenity infractions.
The terrorist attack in Madrid and the electoral defeat of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar immediately following vindicate President Bush's characterization of the War on Terror as global in scope and his delineation of nations as being either with us or against us.
Regarding likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts calling President Bush and his crew 'a crooked bunch of liars,' Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) reasons: 'Politics in general, in a republic like ours, is a substitute for civil war. It is a very important process.'
The killers of 200 people on trains in Madrid last week made a calculated gamble that their horrific act would change the outcome of the election and put in office a new president who opposes Spain's participation in the stabilization of Iraq.
With gasoline prices near $2 a gallon in some parts of the country, drivers and businesses are understandably edgy. Rising gasoline prices reduce disposable income and make transportation, which impacts nearly every sector of the economy, more expensive.