What I can’t begin to fathom are the people who seem to have the same tender feelings for sexual predators that the rest of us have for our pets. Unfortunately, these aren’t the same mushy-headed simpletons holding candlelight vigils outside San Quentin. Instead, they’re judges and legislators.
The best moment of political theater at the president's news conference this week came when that thespian carbuncle of bile, Helen Thomas, hung a question mark at the end of a diatribe. The "dean" of the White House press corps all but called President Bush a lying warmonger who invaded Iraq for no legitimate reason.
For two nights in a row, I was awakened by boisterous college-age shouting and laughter from the street in front of the ancient hostelry where our FOX News production team was billeted. Unable to sleep, I arose to go for a walk -- and stepped into a time warp.
Leave Islam, go to the gallows. That’s still the rule in Afghanistan, as we see in the sad case of Christian convert Abdul Rahman, on trial for his life there. How could the Taliban possibly justify such a barbaric practice? They didn’t really even try.
If the GOP’s conservative Christian base is disaffected and unhappy with Republican candidates, who will stuff the envelopes come election time? Who will pound the yard signs? Man the phone banks? Hand out literature? Register new voters? Bus people to the polls?
Now that many of our soldiers and Marines in Iraq are serving their second and third tours there, have been away from their families for many months, and some have even watched their buddies die, those on the Left and in the media want to know what they think and how they feel. Well, isn’t that thoughtful of them?
Perhaps it was only a coincidence, or maybe it was planned, but in choosing the same day, Tuesday, March 21, to speak about Iraq, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said some things that were needed reminders to the American and British people, many of whom are "going wobbly" over the war.
Any time you get comfortable with the notion that liberalism no longer controls the nation's key realms of opinion-molding, you might stir yourself for a long walk outside in oxygen-filled air.
At least 1 of every 100 Americans has epilepsy, a disturbance in the brain’s electrical activity causing recurrent seizures. These may be as mild as twitching fingers or as severe as violent muscle contractions causing unconsciousness. But we’ve come a long way since the disorder was considered demonic possession, and doctors have a slew of medicines that often keep the disorder in check.
Just after nine o’clock – 186 years ago this very morning – two men armed with dueling pistols faced each other on an isolated field in Bladensburg, Maryland. The field, known as the “Valley of Chance,” was located just off the main Baltimore-Washington stage route.
Will the United States become an extension of Latin America, or will the Melting Pot transform Hispanic immigrants into just another American ethnic group similar to the Irish, German, and Italian Americans who are descendants of previous immigrant flows?
To mark the third anniversary of launching the war to depose Saddam Hussein, the manufacturers of the "news" have established their usual template, Realistic Media vs. Pollyanna Bush. It's not pessimism versus optimism, but reality versus hallucination.
We don't need to learn new tricks, we need merely to remember and return to our old strengths. Listening to the BBC world service in the pre-dawn hours this morning, I caught, precisely, such a glimmer of hope in a report of an old faith defeating a new fear.
WASHINGTON -- Today, after six years of unending attacks on the honor and credibility of his administration, President Bush called for a constitutional amendment to hand over the reins of American governance to members of the mainstream press.
A year ago Hillary Clinton said the electronic entertainment kids enjoy is "a kind of contagion," a "silent epidemic" threatening "long-term public health damage to many, many children and therefore to society." Now she wants to find out if it's a problem.
Our message of opportunity and prosperity will trump the fear and hatred spread by our enemies -- provided we get the truth out. They can't defeat us head-to-head. We must make sure they don't beat us by capturing hearts and minds.
Good morning, students! I can see by the expressions on your faces that you are surprised to see me empty-handed this morning. After all, you took a test last class meeting and probably expected your results back today. But, don’t worry one little bit. I have a good reason for not grading your exams. I simply didn’t feel like doing it.
Democrats are constantly accusing Republicans of blindly defending President Bush's Iraq War policies, but how about their steadfast refusal to make leaders of their own party accountable for their ridiculously irresponsible positions on the war and national security matters generally?
Somewhere on my "to-do" list for the year -- No. 116, No. 117 or something like that, right after "rearrange sock drawer" -- is when I picked up Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" to ascertain, if possible, why a whacked-out account of Christian origins has earnest people debating the whacked-out implications.
Led by U.S. Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y. and Steve King, R-Iowa, 56 members of the House of Representatives are urging House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., to oppose the renewal of the section of the Voting Rights Act that mandates foreign-language ballots.
Exactly what was it that new Yale student Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi did for the Taliban? A little digging shows he was far more than just a mouthpiece. To paraphrase one of my critics, Mr. Rahmatullah was quite the rising star in the Taliban firmament.
Last month, 12 mainly European-based, mainly Muslim or ex-Muslim intellectuals, alarmed by the spell on free speech cast by Cartoon Rage 2006, signed onto an anti-totalitarian manifesto for freedom of expression published by Denmark's Jylland-Posten.
I have seen the terrorist, and he is me. And you. And all of us. But don’t worry, because being a terrorist is now a good thing.
A sane and studious observer of the international scene addressed the dinner guests and concluded his optimistic analysis of our Iraqi venture with an arresting afterthought. "What we will not be seeing, when President Bush leaves office, is an Iran with a nuclear bomb."
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