Victory? What victory?

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The mountains of Tora Bora remind me of giant anthills. On the surface, arid soil. Underneath, a maze of tunnels, in which al-Qaida fighters scurry around more…

What if Christmas never came?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Standing on a snow-covered iron bridge in the Christmas film classic, "It's A Wonderful Life," George Bailey cries out in desperation, "I want to live! I want to more…

Beyond the veil

by Ellen Ratner -- Nobody knows what the next stop will be on the president's Anti-Terrorism Express. There's certainly no shortage of candidates: Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Lebanon or Iran – more…

Homeland security is defense

by Joseph Farah -- President Bush has opposed Congress granting statutory authority to the Office of Homeland Security. That means it operates outside the law. That means it operates without accountability to more…

The Bush coup d'etat

by Harry Browne -- In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt was elected promising a 25 percent reduction in the federal budget, an end to deficits and the restoration of a sound dollar. Within eight more…

End of medicine?

by Medicine Men -- It's an ominous phrase – "the point of no return." It means exactly what it says – the moment in a journey or a process after which return more…

After the drug war, part 1

by Joel Miller -- The perennial question aimed at those of us who want drugs legalized (besides this rhetorical wonder: "You just want to smoke pot, right?") is "What then? What do more…

'Happy Holiday' hypocrisy

by Craige McMillan -- One of the collateral casualties of the war on terrorism seems to be the traditional battles over Christmas nativity scenes. These are normally launched by the American Civil more…

Defining 'terrorism'

by Thomas Jipping -- "'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.' 'The more…

Life's fundamentals

by Gary Aldrich -- I recently spent the day with one of the founders of a group opposed to gun control, the "Second Amendment Sisters," or SAS. You may recall that last more…