Diet Coke and the coming election

by Richard Grenier -- It's one of the oldest complaints against democratic government. But if a democracy conceals the true facts of the national situation from the voter, how is the public more…

Under the sea they lie

by Richard Grenier -- "They hid it from us for two days," said a former major in the Soviet anti-aircraft forces near Murmansk. "The most disgusting part," said the Russian, "is that more…

A Connecticut Jew in King Albert's court

by Richard Grenier -- Americans think they have done a very daring thing -- perhaps even attaining leadership of Western Civilization -- by nominating Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, a practicing Jew, more…

Bush: Charisma kid

by Richard Grenier -- It has been my lot in life to sit many times in a Hollywood screening room beside a studio chief as he got his first look at a more…

GOP Convention:Was Henry hiding?

by Richard Grenier -- People take losses very differently. Madame Roland, the "muse of the Girondins" on the scaffold cried out before the guillotine fell on her neck, "Oh, Freedom! The crimes more…

The trouble with Jerry

by Richard Grenier -- The oldest debate among those concerned with the more realistic eccentricities of the entertainment world is: Are people scuzzy because they're offered such scuzzy human models in their more…

Drunken sailors and the concept of honor

by Richard Grenier -- What shall we do with a drunken sailor? What shall we do with a drunken sailor? What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Early in the morning? more…

Vikings on the move

by Richard Grenier -- As the world waits to see if peace will ever come to the eastern Mediterranean, the Norsemen (or Vikings) are celebrating the thousand-year peace of Northern Europe. It more…

What's with Harry?

by Richard Grenier -- I give in. Just reading some headlines: "Harry Potter Sales Break Records." "Everybody's Wild About Harry." "'Goblet Of Fire' Blazes A Trail Of Record Sales." "Vanishing Off The more…

Magic and the real world

by Richard Grenier -- Oliver Cromwell, may his tribe increase, awoke one night from a deep dream of peace among the godly people of this earth. He enumerated: Scots, English, Jews, Gentiles, more…