In May of ‘05 I began a series of articles where I unveiled the secrets of achieving a hideous subsistence.
The cause of decency -- specifically, finding limits to what the entertainment world will do for the sake of ratings -- needs an advocate wherever it can be found. But it is a bit strange to see it coming from inside CBS, from "60 Minutes."
This is my last column on Harriet Miers until her confirmation hearings begin - or until her press conference announcing that for the good of her (insert "country," "president," "family," "party," "faith" or "sanity") she's withdrawing from consideration for the Supreme Court.
Since little is known about Miers, many organizations have adopted a “wait-and-see” approach. Still, a surprising number of scholars are boldly speaking out against a nomination that they believe betrays the core principles of the conservative movement.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina two sports were all the rage in New Orleans. One was the blame game, attributing all local and state incompetence to the feds. The other was inventing and spreading stories of murder and mayhem – killings, rapes, firing at rescuers, bodies stacked like cordwood.
Certainly it's premature to count Bush and the conservative Republicans out. But they need to get their game together - and soon.
Instead of throwing a mid-90s cutter on the Democrats' hands by pushing the Social Security issue he won re-election with, Bush threw a hanging curve.
Frankly one should be able to look at the differences between these two nominations and better understand why President Bush believes Harriet Miers is an excellent nominee who will bring a fresh, much-needed perspective to the bench while affirming conservative ideals.
A waiter for four years since high school, Dean has never questioned his job at Shenanigan's. But when he learns that Chett, a high school classmate, now has a lucrative career in electrical engineering, he's thrown into turmoil about his dead-end life.
An editorial in a recent issue of the National Geographic's "Traveler" magazine complained that kayakers in Maine found "residential development" near national parks and urged its readers to use their "influence" to prevent such things.
The junket I recently attended for Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown indicates that filmmakers may finally be getting the message that if they want to sell movies to the "right" half of the country, they can’t make America the bad guy. In fact, if the Elizabethtown marketing machine is any indication, Hollywood's new movie-selling mantra may very well be, "We love the U.S. of A!"
The U.S. Constitution, in Article I, Section 8, and in the 14th Amendment, gives all authority over citizenship and naturalization to Congress, not to the courts.
In Washington, D.C., and capitals throughout the world, the positive force of market competition often becomes clouded by regional politics and short-term self-interests.
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