People generally hold two views of William Lerach, the flamboyant, high-powered San Diego attorney who's made a mint representing investors in class-action suits against many of the nation's largest corporations.
If a CEO of a fortune 500 company were to retire, would anyone seriously consider his wife to be an adequate replacement simply because she was married to him when he ran the company?
Let us now praise Ellen DeGeneres. Last week, Ellen announced she’d go back to work on her show even though her comedy writers remain on strike. “I support [the writers] and hope that they get everything they’re asking for,” Ellen told her audience.
If Madame Pelosi and the surrender monkeys now running the Democrat Party on Capitol Hill have their way, the jihadists in Iraq need only wait for the Democrats’ planned withdrawal to move in and take over Iraq. They call this strategy, I call it treason.
In these days of rage, the opponents of President Bush are heavily invested in recession at home and failure in Iraq.
Over the last few months, the U.S. military forced Sunni insurgents in Anbar to quit fighting. This enemy, in the heart of the so-called Sunni Triangle, had been responsible for most American casualties in the war and was the main cause of unrest in Iraq.
For months, the political chattering class has delighted in what they perceive as the crumbling of the powerful social conservative coalition. They don’t seem to understand the movement or its leaders. And they shouldn’t look to the New York Times for insight.
This year's Republican and Democratic Iowa caucuses have been forced to take place so early that not only will the Jan. 3 caucuses conclude the Christmas/New Year's holiday season, but they will also happen on the same day that one of the top Bowl Championship Series college football games airs on national TV.
Rarely am I so taken by the beauty and power of a movie that I want everyone I know to see it. “Bella” is a film you must see. The story is rich in messages of redemption, friendship, sacrifice and hope. No wonder the Hollywood crowd is beginning to cut it to shreds.
Pro-American dictator or anti-American democracy? That's the choice in Pakistan now, where President (and top general) Pervez Musharraf has suspended his country's constitution, fired the country's chief justice and shut down nongovernmental television stations.
Every four years pundits get to swing for the fences. Only the timid split differences and hairs. The pundits worth reading will declare what they see in the very cloudy crystal ball. Here's my take.
It’s one thing to pass a law, hold a press conference, and boldly declare to have solved an intractable public policy problem, such as the lack of universal health insurance. It’s quite another to actually have the so-called solution deliver as promised.
Will charter schools finish off inner city Catholic private schools? Preliminary evidence suggests that charter schools are actually threatening to help close inner city Catholic schools.
The news hit the political world with the force of a category V hurricane pushing a world-class tsunami: The CBS/New York Times poll to be released at 6:30 last night would show a virtual three-way tie between Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards in Iowa.
Critics of the United States and its role in the world prefer to argue their point of view by focusing on specific instances of American bullying or brutality, recounting their favorite horror stories from Indonesia or Nicaragua, Vietnam or Chile, the Philippines or Iraq
Time is running out. If Congress does not enact an Alternative Minimum Tax patch by the end of this week, as many as 50 million American taxpayers could face a delay of up to 10 weeks getting their tax return checks next year.
Recently on "20/20," I said "give me a break" to Al Gore for claiming that the global-warming debate is over and suggesting that all dissenters were in it for the money. I interviewed independent scientists who say Gore is wrong.
Americans hoping to attend the Beijing Olympics next summer may want to avoid bringing along certain Hollywood movies or State Department reports, which may not legally be shown to the people of the People's Republic.
By 1957, the question had become unavoidable: What was it to be, the rule of law or defiance? State Sovereignty or the Union now and forever?
I begin by acknowledging the truth of much that is being said about him, that he was a towering figure in American literary life for 60 years, almost unique in his search for notoriety and absolutely unrivaled in his co-existence with it.
In America, upward mobility is not only the dream, it's the norm. But in recent years Americans have worried: Is the American Dream about to die?
The recent Colombian elections for governors, mayors, plus state and city legislators were remarkable, with much good news about the state of democracy in the long troubled country. Unfortunately, there was as much gloomy news as the nation looks to 2010 presidential elections. Good, bad or neutral, these polls between the 2006 and 2010 presidential races resemble U.S. midterms, where future trends are often detected.
The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, its special 40th anniversary issue, reveals almost all one needs to know about the current state of the cultural left.
Once again, San Francisco politicians are poised to thumb their noses at the U.S. military. Tonight, the school board will vote to follow up on a 2006 measure to kill high-school Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs.
Love her or hate her, you have to admit that Sen. Hillary Clinton is one good politician. What she lacks in experience she makes up for with skill.
In one of my first Money and You columns, I wrote about the alarming number of Americans who are ill-prepared for retirement. One of the statistics I mentioned was that about 60 percent of people age 45 or older have less than $100,000 in retirement savings.
Most Republicans are still shopping for who they really want, and here are some of the statements they would like hear from a presidential candidate.
One of the staples of campaigning in the "early states" is the tradition of candidates delivering remarks, and then taking questions from the audience. In Newton, Iowa, the other day. Senator Hillary Clinton was doing just that. She made her remarks at a biodiesel plant and then asked for questions.
This past year I have spent countless hours writing about problem of the government encroaching upon our religious liberties. I have been shocked that many Christians just don’t seem to grasp the fact that we are in very sophisticated power struggle. We don’t seem to want accept that there is an all-out assault against Christians being waged in the legislature, teamed with the mainstream media.
It is wonderful that we have a special day to commemorate our Veterans. It is fantastic to honor those who have passed on and those who are still with us. In fact, it may be better to have a Veteran’s day every month, such as Veteran’s Tuesday or some such variation.
Despite the Democrats' pledge to get control of their addiction to wasteful spending, their mountain of pork-barrel provisions has prevented Congress from passing its appropriations bills for fiscal year 2008.
The Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007 has passed out of Chairman Barney Frank's House Financial Services Committee. It's now headed to the full House for a vote. In the name of protecting the poor from market predators it will in actuality protect the poor from wealth.
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Napoleon Hill. Six months ago, my sister Kathy and I decided to walk a marathon to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. This was a particularly bold goal for Kathy, as she has rheumatoid arthritis.
Curveball was the code name of the Iraqi defector in Germany on whose reports the Bush administration relied heavily in its argument that Saddam's weapons of mass destruction justified a preventive war. "Look," said Beth, a strong-willed CIA officer, "we can validate a lot of what this guy says."
As we are nearing only fifty days to go until the Iowa caucuses, and with the front runner of the race for the GOP nomination being Mitt Romney in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina it is to be expected that those who oppose the Governor would come out of the woodwork.