Theological nuts

by Ralph Reiland -- No one blamed Mae West for Pearl Harbor. Run it through the search engines and nothing comes up about sexy American bombshells causing God to look the other more…

Theology and thugs

by Ralph Reiland -- The smoke was still coming from the ruins of the World Trade Center when Jerry Falwell made a stop at Pat Robertson's "700 Club" to explain why American more…

What comes next?

by Ralph Reiland -- What comes next? On August 18, 1998, Israeli military intelligence sources reported that Osama bin Laden had paid over 2 million pounds sterling to a middle-man in Kazakhstan more…

Bin Laden's sacred cow dust

by Ralph Reiland -- Interviewing Osama bin Laden last February, ABC News asked this question: "You have been charged with masterminding the bombings of the two U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. more…

Playing with the economy

by Ralph Reiland -- SEA ISLE, N.J. – As one season folds into another at the beach, the news is good and bad. On the upside, the renters and kids are gone, more…

Eat or be eaten

by Ralph Reiland -- "Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread." That was Thomas Jefferson's warning about the downside of centralized planning. more…

Raiding the opposition

by Ralph Reiland -- For Democrats to win back the White House, the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) says the party will have to appeal more to white males, churchgoers and married voters. more…

Let the sunshine in!

by Ralph Reiland -- With parents now physically attacking and threatening an estimated 150 umpires and referees each year, syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer reports that 15 state legislatures have passed laws more…

Drug wars, now and then

by Ralph Reiland -- "Slayings tie 2000 total" is the morning headline in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as I'm writing this. This time it's a black woman, Katrenia Rae Seymore, 29, dumped naked more…

Retiring Social Security

by Ralph Reiland -- Just look at the numbers and it's obvious that Social Security is a "lousy investment" for anyone under 50, says Pete Dupont, the former governor of Delaware and more…