'Toto! What happened to Kansas?'

by Barbara Simpson -- Kansas? It isn't even Oz! And the wizard isn't a little old man sitting behind a curtain, pulling strings and levers to influence our perceptions. No, in our more…

Why are we still here?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "What are we getting into here?" asked the sergeant from the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division, stationed north of Baghdad. "The war is supposed to be over, but more…

Truce in Israel?

by Michael Evans -- Marwan Barghouti, the first Palestinian prisoner to be tried in Israel since the signing of the Oslo Accords, has negotiated a three-month hudna (truce). Barghouti, a leader of more…

Putting the 'in' back in 'independence'

by Doug Powers -- About 227 years ago, a people who were sick and tired of living under a faraway king's laws, taxes and fruity-looking powdered wigs, sacrificed their lives, and in more…

One for the Supreme Court!

by Ellen Ratner -- It's been the kind of week for gay people that the Emancipation Proclamation was for African-Americans and the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women more…

What Ann Coulter really thinks

by Joe Kovacs -- If you've never heard of Ann Coulter, a good hint at understanding her philosophy can be summed up in her response to a question on national television this more…

Liberals without a leader

by Kyle Williams -- At this point in history, one could look at the Democratic Party as a ship, having lost its rudder and its captain, floating wherever the tide takes it. more…

In defense of Hans Blix

by Gordon Prather -- Hope you watched Hans Blix on TV this week, either being interviewed by Charlie Rose or on C-SPAN. You need to hear what Blix says with your own more…

Common sense drowning out green screamers

by Henry Lamb -- It appears that the political pendulum may have reached its extreme-left maximum during the Clinton-Gore era, which was administered primarily by environmental extremists. The consequences of far-left policies more…