Once known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street," New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has resigned because of his involvement in a prostitution ring and is now a target of a federal probe.
As a reasonably optimistic person, I try to look on the bright side whenever possible -- unless bright-side facts are completely blotted out by bleak ones.
Along with most Americans, the media have swooned over Eliot Spitzer like women swooning over Barack Obama (about whom they are also aswoon), but are now outraged over the departing New York governor for doing naughty things to what appears to be a battery of hookers.
“America’s Spiritual Leader”, “The Divine Ms. Winfrey” and “Reverend Oprah” are some of the titles Oprah Winfrey has been given over the last 20 years. Maybe “The World’s Pastor” could now be added to the list, since her show is broadcast in 136 countries. In just the United States alone, her show is seen by an estimated 49 million viewers.
Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, though wary, was a good sport when she was gently questioned by a fellow journalist recently in the nearly empty lobby of the Carnegie Music Hall in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.
Defining experiences and encounters with key people blend with the genes that form each one of us. So it is with the late William Buckley, who deeply affected not only your correspondent but the nation.
All politics are local, as every successful politician can tell you. Like life itself, all politics are universal, too.
People forget that we’re not at war with Iraq -- we’re at war in Iraq. We’re not fighting a nation or a government with a designated leader. We’re fighting terrorists who scurry among Middle Eastern countries and hide out in caves.
So, whose conduct is worse?
To this point in our series on capital punishment, we saw that retribution (rather than rehabilitation, incapacitation, deterrence, or symbolism) is both the only valid reason for executing murderers and also an adequate reason for doing so.
The real intention of the bill's architects was not to conclusively prohibit water-boarding or aggressive interrogation of terrorists, but to create new opportunities for Democrats to politically water-board their partisan adversaries.
With both Obama and Clinton being Sanjayaed, switching rolls with each pulse of primary voting, it is like following the hopes of fans playing fantasy football.
Writing in The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes makes the case for Mitt Romney as the safest, most solid choice as John McCain’s running mate.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will not disavow controversial comments made by a high-profile supporter about Barack Obama’s race that his campaign says is part of an “insidious pattern” of attack.
When it comes to national security, Democrats are serving up softballs for John McCain. But he better be getting a lot of batting practice so he can knock it out of the park once the general-election campaign gets in full swing.
Hallelujah! The Southern Baptists have finally found themselves an issue in which they can be praised of men!
A recent survey of Britons under the age of 20 reported that more than 20 percent of them believe Winston Churchill, Richard the Lion-Hearted and Florence Nightingale were fictional characters.
In an article that ran recently in The Washington Times, the Montana Secretary of State made it quite clear that he and many of the elected officials of his state take the rights granted by the Second Amendment very seriously.
Now is the time for every good man to come to the aid of his party. (Good women, too.)
The reason why President George Bush’s numbers are wallowing in the low 30s, why he's so unpopular abroad, and why there’s so much anger against him in his own country is for the simple reason that he got us into a major mess in Iraq.
Clintons are trying to steal the nomination from Barack Obama - and he can't let them.
I’d like to see a nationwide tsunami of ladies equipped to the teeth with the physical prowess and the firearm capability to kill any and all would-be murderers and rapists should such a creeps ever accost them.
The real story is almost as good as the fictional one – but not quite.