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…

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…

Ready for 'mini-nukes'?

by Gordon Prather -- What the Clinton-Gore administration thought "we" had learned from the collapse of the Soviet Union (brought about not by Clinton-Gore, but by Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul more…

Bushwhacking taxes

by Alan Keyes -- President Bush has repeatedly emphasized his resolve to enact the principal features of his tax plan quite early in the new administration. Government is an inherently blunt instrument, 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…

GOP's suspicious indifference over Chao

by Jon Dougherty -- Nothing makes me happier than knowing that, in about 24 hours, President Bill Clinton and his trailer-trash entourage will leave the highest elected and most powerful office in more…

Ashcroft: Principle above self

by David Limbaugh -- What is it that liberal interest groups and certain Democratic senators fear about a Bush-Ashcroft Justice Department? What is driving Ted Kennedy to threaten a filibuster against Ashcroft's more…