Back to school?

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Have you seen that clever TV commercial in which the father, much to the chagrin of his two young kids, gleefully shops for school supplies to the sound more…

Leading sheep to slaughter

by Tom Ambrose -- You've just got to give them credit, folks ... our government representatives excel at pandering to the populace better than anyone else on the planet. The latest manifestation more…

Environmentalism's growing body count

by Geoff Metcalf -- Four young firefighters, ages 18-30, recently burned to death fighting a fire in a Washington state national forest. They should not have died that day. They chose a more…

McCain's 'Bull Moose' candidacy

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In a recent column we speculated on what Sens. Daschle and McCain might have discussed at their much publicized weekend t?te-?-t?te at McCain's home in Arizona. We assumed more…

Working for the people?

by John N. Doggett -- What is the proper role of government? Many conservatives and libertarians find it hard to imagine anything proper that a government can do. Nevertheless, most people want the more…

Dating ban another bad idea

by Jon Dougherty -- Few lawmakers have criticized Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., for his admitted affair with former Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy. Even fewer have had the guts to stand up more…

Summer colds

by J.R. Nyquist -- It is not flu or cold season. The sun is warm and bright, the air is hot and sticky. But you have that scratchy lump in your throat more…

Boycott Chinese fireworks

by Joseph Farah -- WASHINGTON ? Ten-year-old Zhang Yanhong knew that if she refused her teacher's orders, she could be forced to pay a fine or kneel on the classroom floor for more…

Fatally flawed

by Henry Lamb -- The concept of sustainable development entered the world, officially, through the 1987 U.N. Commission on Environment and Development. The event was chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, who once more…

Windy thinking

by Cynthia Grenier -- "The Wind Done Gone" is a slim little volume that got way too much advance publicity because the estate of Margaret Mitchell got all worked up over the more…