Appeals-court shell game

by Thomas Jipping -- Next Wednesday, Chief Justice William Rehnquist will issue his annual year-end report on the judiciary for 2002. On the chance it might include comments on judicial confirmations, outgoing more…

Will Bush now back off?

by Thomas Jipping -- The most important aftershocks from Sen. Trent Lott's now-infamous remarks have nothing to do with his political future. Whether Sen. Lott is merely wounded or becomes political road more…

Humpty Dumpty landed in D.C.

by Thomas Jipping -- Since, according to the media at least, there's no media bias, something else must explain the odd-ball things appearing in the paper lately. Just two days ago, for more…

The 'right' to kill

by Thomas Jipping -- When a 16-year-old abortion protest case came back to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, there were as many agendas as there were justices. Abortion extremists believe the so-called more…

Private-school pansies

by Thomas Jipping -- When it comes to censorship, private schools are a bunch of pansies. After all, they have a right to censor. Public schools also suppress speech, but they do more…

No more freedom

by Thomas Jipping -- If the new Republican Senate majority can next year approve some of President Bush's common-sense judicial nominees, it will be not a moment too soon. On Nov. 18, more…

Sleazy Senate socialists

by Thomas Jipping -- Oh, to live in that funny leftist world, where history begins afresh with each new day. Final election returns are not even in, and leftist groups, their friends more…

Minority-party Machiavellians

by Thomas Jipping -- The leftist campaign to block President Bush's judicial appointments was on the Nov. 5 ballot, and it lost. On orders from their leftist bosses, Senate Democrats oppose judges more…

Pornography Awareness Week

by Thomas Jipping -- This is Pornography Awareness Week. Like Americans could possibly be more aware of porn – every week, every day, whether you like it or not is overflowing with more…

Old enough to kill, too young to pay

by Thomas Jipping -- The Supreme Court has, unintentionally, told us that in the upcoming election, freedom itself is at stake and that every vote counts. In January 1981, 17-year-old Kevin Stanford more…