Tucked away in the mountains of western Romania, Rosia Montana has been a mining town for 2000 years. From Roman times, extracting gold and other metals from these rocks has been a dirty, dangerous business, and life there has never been easy.
It is nearly Christmas, and most of the young Americans with whom we have spent this month are going to miss the holiday with their families.
His name isn't yet familiar to most Americans, but I expect it will be by the end of 2008: Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. He is the man, according to recent press reports, who ordered the destruction of interrogation tapes made by the CIA.
Defying the axiom that no bungling bureaucrat goes unrewarded, the woman ultimately responsible for the backlog of 2 million passports this year was passed over for a major promotion, and consequently will resign her post early next year.
Actions speak louder than words, and legal actions often speak loudest of all – which is why the absence of lawsuits from certain major league baseball players is louder than the fireworks after a Fourth of July game.
I care about a candidate’s religion. It’s not the only thing I care about, but, still, I care about it. And I’m about fed up with people telling me I’m a bigot and un-American because I happen to have a different idea of what matters.
Christmas and the holidays are a time of giving and presents. So what better time to check the list of our ever-generous, oh-so-good friends the Democrats?
Does anyone really care about “traditional values” anymore? Does anyone really care if the word “Christmas” is expunged from our national vocabulary?
Imagine a university where you could hear some of the best and brightest minds on a regular basis. Your faculty would include generals and attorneys general, public intellectuals and best-selling authors, dissidents and former political prisoners.
Move over, Martin Luther King Jr., and your desire for a colorblind society. The University of California system prefers a color-coordinated one.
The religious skirmishes in the American presidential war sometimes sound almost medieval, and it's probably true, as Mitt Romney said, that the cathedrals of Europe stand more as postcard backdrops than places where Europeans kneel in prayer.
If Edwards were to win in Iowa, then the Democratic nomination process could start to unravel.
Let's pretend for a minute that you are the president of the United States, and that this is 2012. An aide walks into the Oval Office and lays on your desk a memorandum from the CIA. It reports that, according to a trusted agent in Iran, the mullahs have succeeded in developing nuclear weapons.
In the New York Times/CBS poll of Dec. 11, Hillary was overwhelmingly rated as the most likely of the Democratic candidates to defeat the Republicans in the 2008 general election.
What has happened to the simple principle of telling the truth? That question should be posed to the Mormon community. I’m not an expert on anything—but I do know a little bit about Mormonism—or, as they prefer to be called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).
Today’s sex education and teen pregnancy prevention advocates claim that they stand ready with contraceptives and factual information to assist teens and preteens presumably possessed by the raging hormone monster. The notion that their programs would somehow encourage sexual activity is laughable, they charge.
It's time once again for the American Tort Reform Foundation's annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, with counties in Nevada and New Jersey joining perennial parts of Florida, Texas, Illinois and West Virginia as the nation's most unfair civil court jurisdictions.
Even if he fails to win a place on the national ticket, however, Huckabee’s startlingly strong campaign provides potent benefits for both his party and his country.
In their turns, Sen. McCain, former Mayor Giuliani, former Sen. Thompson and former Gov. Romney seemed to be or seemed about to be front-runners -- only to fall back as the party's likely voters got a sharper look at each of them.
With "plummeting" approval ratings and virtually "no legislative accomplishments" during these final days of the first session of the 110th Congress, the National Republican Congressional Committee is suggesting that it has reached the point where Nancy Pelosi is "melting down."
Shortly after 911 one of my conservative friends said that the country was going to hell in a hand basket. He declared that the conservative movement had officially lost its way in America and that the fall of the republic was near.
Last month, the Annapolis Summit began resuscitating a Middle East peace plan which began in 2003. Secretary Condoleezza Rice did a masterful job of bringing the Israelis and Palestinians together along with many of their regional neighbors.
NOAA had predicted 7-9 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes, but there were just six hurricanes, only two of which were "major." There are "normally" six hurricanes, two major, and 11 named storms.
Lavishing funds on Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to achieve peace has been a mainstay of Western, including Israeli, policy since Hamas seized Gaza in June. But this open spigot has counterproductive results and urgently must be stopped.
Our borders and ports of entry are hemorrhaging with illegal immigrants, and the American people are ready for a president that will have the courage to stand up and lead.
Why are questions about China asked only in the Democratic presidential debates? We want to know what Republican candidates plan to do about China sending us poisoned foods and toys.
As we have said since the earliest days of this campaign cycle, the 2008 election is for president, not pastor. Conservative evangelicals need a president who shares our political and moral values and priorities, can win in 2008, and can govern effectively thereafter.
Despite all the feelings that have been hurt, religions that have been prodded, endorsements that have been given, contentions that have been refuted, this GOP Primary has been exceedingly good for the conservative republican voter. I might remind you it didn't start out that way.
Feeling pressure to wrap up work on 11 of the 12 unfinished appropriations bills that fund the federal government, congressional Democrats will push this week to pass a mammoth omnibus spending package just in time for Christmas.
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