After eight years at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Ethel Bojorquez knows a thing or two about teaching. She radiates calm, no-nonsense authority, and today she is watching a kindred spirit, Carole Valleskey, put Bojorquez's 35 fourth- and fifth-graders briskly through their paces.
The times in which we?re living are darker than Rob Zombie listening to the Insane Clown Posse in Jimmy Page?s dungeon? or something like that. The fact that our current cruddy culture is doing things that make demons blush takes no great insight for the honest person to perceive.
Dastardly speaking, March 2004 has been a very good month. That is, if you're a terrorist. In fact, things haven't looked so bright since September 2001. Ah, now that was an exceedingly good month.
You know, in my lifetime of excessive TV watching and fairly liberal schooling I must have endured thousands of hours of public service commercials, after-school specials, gitchy-goo lectures, editorials and even songs on how wrong it is to pressure kids into taking drugs, having sex too soon, worrying about their looks and so on. I know I'm not alone.
The essence of Richard Clarke's book and public testimony before the 9-11 investigative commission is: "Don't believe your lying eyes," and "Don't believe my prior statements praising President Bush's decision to combat terrorism far more aggressively than President Clinton had."
Are you sitting down? Another ex-government official who was fired or demoted by Bush has written a book that ... is critical of Bush! Eureka! The latest offering is Richard Clarke's new CBS-Viacom book, "Against All Enemies," which gets only a 35 on "rate a record" because the words don't make sense and you can't dance to it.
Sexual politics is back for the quadrennial rerun. Not since Al Gore summoned Naomi Wolf to choose his clothes to conjure up an alpha male image - and instead made him look like a wimp - has the macho image been so important in a political campaign.
I do not know what you thought when you heard that Sen. John Francois Kerry was overheard in a scrum of Chicago blue collar workers referring to unnamed politicians as "crooked" and "lying." I thought he was referring to the Clintons. What is more, I thought he was being complimentary.
The Democratic National Committee was quick to jump on the Monday morning bandwagon of Richard A. Clarke, a former top terrorism official in the past four administrations who now charges that President Bush ignored his urgent warnings from early 2001 that the U.S. faced imminent terrorist threats from al Qaeda.
As I feared last August, the European Union just shoved its grasping hand deep into the pockets of a leading American firm -- Microsoft -- while also attempting to dictate the features of Windows and expropriate intellectual property rights of its creators.
This week?s September 11 hearings and former anti-terrorism staffer Richard Clarke?s just released charges of Bush Administration incompetence should be seen as the latest example of how America historically has reacted to the outbreak of a major war.
After his election in 2000, George W. Bush made a big mistake: He didn't clean house of Clinton administration figures.
First let me say that Jesus is just all right with me. And Mel Gibson, whether playing a lethal weapon, a patriot Scot or a silver-tongued Hamlet, has only fans in my movie-obsessed household.
Palestinians poured out into the streets Monday in what the New York Times called the largest demonstrations in a decade?all to honor the memory of a master terrorist, Hamas founder and ?spiritual leader? Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. It was a hero?s memorial, not one befitting a thug hellbent on emulating Adolf Hitler.
Spain's decision to turn tail and run, in response to a terrorist bombing, not only tells terrorists how to get their way in the future, it should also tell us about the dangers of outsourcing our foreign policy to our allies or to the United Nations, as so many on the left want us to do.
Two political commentators I greatly respect recently said the 2004 presidential election will largely be determined by the situation in Iraq and the state of the economy around election time, so all the campaigning between now and then may be meaningless. I disagree.
Staffers and supporters of then-President Bill Clinton used to enjoy repeating the old adage, 'No good deed goes unpunished.' Now, they're proving the old adage true, as Clinton administration biggies are signifying their intent to finger the Bush administration for not heeding their warnings on al Qaeda.
There is nothing religious about creationism, or even about intelligent design, in the new Ohio standards. What is controversial is giving students the opportunity to question evolution; it's the inquiry-and-debate aspect that some people find so threatening.
Just a few hours after the inaugural press conference of the Alliance for Retirement Prosperity we received word that the AARP is considering legal action against the alliance because the acronym "ARP" sounds like "AARP." However, the distinctions between the two organizations could not be more clear.