Let's count our blessings. Congress is out of session. The men and women of Congress did their damage, sure enough, but at least during these hot, sticky days of August we're safe. They're on recess. Washington is now left with 35,000 lonely lobbyists.
Prior to the shuttle Discovery's liftoff a week ago, space-agency engineers put the risk of a fatal incident involving Discovery at 1 in 100.
President Bush sent reporters into a tizzy this week by saying that he thought schools ought to teach both evolution and intelligent design. Students ought to hear both theories, he said, so they 'can understand what the debate is about.'
Scalding criticism directed by some conservatives at Sen. Bill Frist concerning his slightly revised position regarding federal funding of embryonic stem cell research is symptomatic of the casual cynicism that nowadays passes for political realism.
From a Judeo-Christian values perspective, each part of GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered) liberation has problems -- because Judeo-Christian values affirm the heterosexual ideal.
In Europe -- especially in the Netherlands -- 'Van Gogh' recalls the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, a distant relative of the 19th-century painter, who was brutally, obscenely murdered by an Islamist terrorist in broad daylight last year in Amsterdam.
The federal government's strong economic report on second-quarter GDP growth is proof positive the Bush tax-rate reductions continue to fuel a robust economic expansion.