I'm grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to vent about an approach to the Bible that long has bothered me - an approach that treats the Book as a religious tract of the more doctrinaire sort rather than the great piece of literature it is.
Mitt Romney’s speech about his faith and the role of religion in politics a few weeks ago at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas, was a not so subtle attempt to replicate something done by another Bay State politico during the 1960 presidential campaign.
There should be no question what the top story of the year was: America's counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq.
Against all odds, and despite the usual drumbeat of criticism, President George W. Bush has had a very good year. The troop surge in Iraq is succeeding. America remains safe from terrorist attacks. And the Goldilocks economy is outperforming all expectations.
I could not disagree more with Barack Obama’s pork spending, tax raising, and defeat-embracing liberal agenda, but a recent attack by the Clinton campaign on Mr. Obama was the worst sort of the politics of personal destruction.
It is my personal belief that if Reagan were alive and living in Iowa today, and he had to choose among the Republican presidential candidates, that he would likely choose the man the GOP establishment and national media have written off -- Congressman Ron Paul.
State Rep. James Splaine is a prominent New Hampshire Democrat who has been backing Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. So it shocked his fellow Democrats when the pol slammed her campaign for having "no clear message."
Finding an organization more all-American than the Boy Scouts would be hard. Take it from someone who is blessed to have not one, but two sons achieve the distinction of becoming Eagle Scouts -- this organization is up there with baseball and apple pie.
As we approach the new year, a potpourri of quotations — the right stuff — on Iran, Iraq, and the global war on terror….
John McCain needs to get a hold of the producers of Men In Black I and II quick. The only way Arizona's longtime thorn-in-the-side of the GOP can claim the Republican nomination is with a neuralyzer.
If the Republican primaries were a game of musical chairs, it would seem that there are six seats and seven players ready for the game to begin. Ambassador Alan Keyes would make it an even field of eight vying for seven chairs.
The following are a collection of letters and e-mails written by a United States Senator on the topic of judicial confirmations. The identities of the senate author, the nominee(s), and the intended recipient are not revealed and are not really important.
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.
Talk radio host Michael Savage doesn’t mince words. He often says that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” He’s right. Liberal ideology and political correctness, infused with public policy, begets social insanity.
Apparently there is nobody among either the Democrats or the Republicans who is going to cause a runaway stampede like that which toppled all the Republican front-runners in 1940, when the convention delegates began loudly chanting "We want Wilkie!"
As God has a plan for everything, the relationship between a man and his dog is fascinating. I would have never imagined, however, that God would choose a 57-pound, white English bulldog to teach me so much about the value of patience and composed leadership.
In the Atheist Age -- the age of Richard Dawkins, Philip Pullman and others whose verbal assaults on God bedeck the best-seller lists -- it might seem barren to celebrate a stable, a star and a baby, these being the central figures of Christmas.
In my previous column on bad Christmas gifts, I explained why we give bad gifts and how to avoid doing so. The main point of that column was that bad gifts are a burden because they fail to show real love. But what should we do when someone loves us this badly?
How odd that Hillary forgot to mention her pivotal role in Ireland just four years ago, when she wrote her $8 million memoir, Living History. There, she told a very different story.
Since the beginning of the U.S. military, with the 1775 formation of the Continental Army by 13 colonies seeking independence from Great Britain, troops have kept diaries and sent letters home -- and their thoughts and emotions, especially at Christmas, are a constant spanning that time.
Ah, tradition! What would we do without it? It just wouldn't be the season without a squabble over religious displays on public property. By now it's as much a part of Christmas as holly and mistletoe, if not nearly so nice.
Although the next presidential election won't take place until November 2008, and the nominating conventions won't convene until next August and September, the media have been covering the candidates all through 2007 as though they were running a horse race.
I get some pretty irate emails from anonymous readers, but I have yet to be threatened with a lawsuit from someone who does not identify herself except by the return address.
The federal government’s union watchdog agency will have to get by on less next year. The mammoth omnibus spending bill passed last week hacks nearly $3 million from the Office of Labor Management Standards -- a small gift for Big Labor just in time for Christmas.