I think Republican Party honchos may be underestimating the grassroots passion over the judiciary.
For while believers have not disappeared (particularly in the newly free countries of Eastern Europe), they have become a distinct minority in a continent that is decidedly post-Christian.
For the old-fashioned, the definition of a "news story" is a story that is new ? hence the name. But the newspeople at the newspapers the Washington Post and the New York Times have an updated definition ? anything that hurts Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay on any given day.
According to a study recently released by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, high-school graduation rates in California are almost 20 percent less than those officially reported by the California Department of Education.
It is difficult to overstate the depth of the differences between the Judeo-Christian view of the world and that of its opponents, most particularly the Left.
They were an unlikely political "trinity" -- Ronald Reagan, the president of the United States who came from the Disciples of Christ Church; Margaret Thatcher, whose background was lower-class Methodist; and Karol Wojtyla, the Roman Catholic priest from Krakow, Poland.
Though March is gone, the madness of the NCAA basketball tournament continues this weekend with the Final Four. Yet, lost in all that fun madness is this scandal: According to the University of Illinois, some Fighting Illini fans are more important than others.