Stand up for life where it counts

by Jane Chastain -- Twenty-eight years ago today, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states, for any reason, at any time during more…

Scooping the king scooper

by Geoff Metcalf -- Wednesday I was about 20 minutes into my daily radio talk program when I received an e-mail from a long-time and very dependable source. I was on the more…

ACLU's 1st Amendment problem

by Jon Dougherty -- My son is a Webelos -- the level of Scouting preceding the official designation of "Boy Scout." He is set to "bridge" over to a full Boy Scout more…

The new president and the old

by J.R. Nyquist -- Bill Clinton has left the White House with the highest approval ratings of any recent president. These approval ratings, of course, reflect an ignorant public and a corrupt more…

The declining dollar:
A reason to buy gold

by -NO AUTHOR- -- For some time now, the price of gold has languished under the weight of a strong U.S. dollar. Because the dollar is the world's reserve currency and gold more…

Notes from the Aku Aku Motel

by Stuart Goldman -- LOS ANGELES, Calif -- Room 110. The Aku Aku motel. Furnished in faux '60s chic (green shag carpeting, Hawaiian Tiki gods looming outside my room), the place has more…

Grilling with kindness

by Barbara Simpson -- From: the Senate To: John Ashcroft Dear John, This letter has been a long time in coming, and if things had turned out differently in Missouri in November, more…

An Australian hero for our time

by Cynthia Grenier -- Males from Down Under have been cutting quite a swath in our imagination in recent years. I mean, remember all those nifty swimmers in Sydney last summer at more…

The true hypocrisy

by Jerry Falwell -- Several years ago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson received a conspicuous media pardon after he referred to New York City as "Hymietown." This terribly insensitive slur was quickly forgotten more…

What 100 years can do

by Richard Grenier -- "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." This rather forbidding exegesis from Ecclesiastes more…