The abortion litmus test

by Thomas Jipping -- The leftist jihad against John Ashcroft was not about defeating his nomination to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Rather, according to Sen. Charles Schumer, more…

Politics or principle?

by Thomas Jipping -- The blood-letting is over for now. After the Senate votes today, John Ashcroft will no longer be the partisan political pi?ata of the moment but a distinguished attorney more…

Outrage over Ashcroft hearings

by Thomas Jipping -- The attack on Sen. John Ashcroft's nomination to be U.S. attorney general has been hysterical and sometimes incomprehensible. It's not even really about him. His leftist opponents are more…

Ashcroft and the separation of powers

by Thomas Jipping -- Sen. John Ashcroft will make a fine attorney general for a host of reasons, notably that he both understands and believes passionately in the fundamentals of freedom. Ironically, more…

Ashcroft: Better bet than Reno

by Thomas Jipping -- John Ashcroft will make a superb attorney general, and the key to his confirmation is exposing rather than answering the campaign against him. Actually directed at President-elect George more…

Borking John Ashcroft

by Thomas Jipping -- The borking of John Ashcroft has begun. Left-wing extremist organizations developed “borking” in 1987 as a tactic to defeat the Supreme Court nomination of then-U.S. Circuit Judge Robert more…

Grilling Ashcroft

by Thomas Jipping -- President-elect George W. Bush's announcement that he will appoint Sen. John Ashcroft to be his attorney general is good news for America. Sen. Ashcroft is not only supremely more…

Good deed for Reno?

by Thomas Jipping -- Though she has distinguished neither herself nor her office, Attorney General Janet Reno can depart taking a last stand for principle. She can condemn the liberal campaign to more…

Courting disapproval

by Thomas Jipping -- The U.S. Supreme Court has ended Al Gore's "count all the votes" charade and we now know who the next president will be. If people don't like how more…

How lawyers figure

by Thomas Jipping -- When my father told me that liars figure and figures lie, he could have been talking about lawyers. The numerical sleight-of-hand in this presidential election saga is simply more…