The other day my publisher here at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette appeared at my desk carrying a textbook designed for Bible courses in the public schools. Walter Hussman knew I'd be interested, since one of my many obsessions is the role of religion in American life.
If the Democrats want to win the Senate, they need a big wave--the kind of tsunami they got in 1974 and 1986, or that the Republicans received in 1980 and 1994. Rough surf won't do the trick, and at least at the start of 2006, November looks to be full of white caps but no Maui-style waves for the party out of power.
Iranian President Mahmoud "the-Holocaust-is-a-myth" Ahmadinejad does not deny his intentions. He stated that Israel should be "wiped off the map." And "God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism."
Recently, a congressman who I recall as just another a name on a list of freshmen that was part of our "Contract With America" GOP takeover (in my days as political chair for Newt Gingrich) lamented the fact that people back in his district seemed more interested in things like a best-selling book promoting the "Fair Tax" than in "changing Washington."
Because undecided voters are thin on the ground -- he estimates they are about 13 percent of the district -- this election will be about mobilizing the faithful. So the piling on by his critics -- their wretched excesses in response to what they perceive to be his -- may help him.
Thirteen years ago, writing in Investor's Business Daily, I was the first reporter in the country to present evidence that cell phones have no link to brain cancer in direct contrast to numerous television and radio shows, and hundreds of related articles in the U.S. and worldwide.
Barring the unforeseen, Judge Samuel Alito will win confirmation to the Supreme Court. His confirmation will prove a major moment in the history of the American judiciary. It also will highlight one of the ideological culture's last abiding discriminations.
It's usually a safe bet: The more hype surrounding an event, the more disappointing the event itself. Take the Super Bowl: After a two-week media circus, it's often the worst football game of the season.
The Democrats are trying to "reframe" their message to make people think they believe abortion is wrong. I think this is going to be a hard sell if they plan to continue ferociously defending abortion-on-demand right up until the moment the baby's head is through the birth canal.
The reason Democrats and liberals did not get more popular traction in their opposition to the appointment of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court is that their worldview of what constitutes a good nominee is sharply at variance with that of the American public at large.
Just when you think there's no one out there to help the Conservative cause, along comes a "six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch" of goofball like Harry Bellow-fonte, a man whose words are so vile he makes Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean sound reasonable.
After I published yesterday’s column, a feminist who works in my building really gave me the cold shoulder. In fact, she didn’t say a word to me all day. It was meant to be a form of punishment. But, actually, it was a reward.
I have a question for the hordes of bleeding-heart Hollywood stars who joined the "Save Tookie" brigade, who bowed their heads in prayer with ex-Crip gangster Snoop Dogg and the Rev. Jesse Jackson and pleaded to protect convicted Death Row murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams, and who lobbied so hard for the government to err on the side of life.
A growing number of nations and international interests are expressing alarm at Iran's seeming intent to develop nuclear weapons. But why the world thinks Iran is developing such capacity, and what is to be feared from it, remain matters in wide dispute.
If you love buying cheap salmon from Wal-Mart, you might not after reading Charles Fishman's new book, "The Wal-Mart Effect."
"He's taken pictures with many of you." - White House spokesman Scott McClellan, responding yesterday to repeated questions by members of the White House press corps as to why former powerhouse lobbyist Jack Abramoff had his photo taken with President Bush -- as have several reporters, and on more than one occasion.
To understand Jews, one must understand that most Jews are not religious.
Here’s why: Despite the usually good-natured rivalry that has always existed between the most-junior Marines and sailors, the Marine Corps as a whole has always been fiercely proud and protective of its Naval traditions. Marines are, after all, an arm of Naval service under the Department of the Navy.
For years, the GOP has felt that it was under-represented in Georgia’s U.S. congressional delegation. In a state that voted overwhelmingly for George W. Bush twice, the congressional districts had been gerrymandered by the Democratic General Assembly to provide more Democratic seats that demographics realistically allotted.
One senators' line of questioning for Judge Samuel A. Alito that lacked follow-up concerned the power of Congress to define the jurisdiction of federal courts.