The holiness of Jerusalem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Holiness is a major theme in the Torah reading for this week (ending May 5, 2001). The definition of this term (regarding people) can be found within these more…

National defense and 'The Quiet Man'

by Gordon Prather -- If you live in one of the zillions of counties in the American heartland that Dubya carried in the last election, then you probably didn’t have an opportunity more…

Prayer and the president

by Jerry Falwell -- On Thursday, as millions of Americans commemorated the National Day of Prayer, I had the privilege of participating in this special day with President George W. Bush and more…

Getting any sleep lately?

by Cynthia Grenier -- Having been married for many a decade to an inveterate insomniac, how could I not pick up Bill Hayes' "Sleep Demons: An Insomniac's Memoir" (Simon & Schuster) out more…

Speak softly and carry a big wallet

by Ruben Navarrette Jr. -- My most valuable language lesson came from a Salvadoran waiter. The lesson: When catering to others in their own language, it pays to be sure that you're acting more…

Tightening the screws

by Henry Lamb -- More than 1,400 farm families in the Klamath Basin have been targeted for economic extinction by environmental extremists. Nearly 90 percent of the 210,000 acres of farmland will more…

A world of secrets

by Richard Grenier -- When James Bamford's first book, "The Puzzle Palace" came out some 20 years ago, the ultra-secret National Security Agency did everything it could to hinder its publication. Things more…

Fog of Kerrey

by Bill Steigerwald -- Thanks to the confessions of Bob Kerrey, the eternally divisive ghost of Vietnam is back in the news and the media clich? of the day is "The fog more…

Dishonesty over national security

by Jon Dougherty -- Here's a new twist in the debate over President Bush's national missile-defense plan -- Democrats have claimed that the Bush tax cut has "pre-empted" funding of the system. more…