Mysteries of Shanghai

by Cynthia Grenier -- Japanese-born but very much English-bred Kazuo Ishiguro has just brought forth his much-awaited first novel in five years: "When We Were Orphans." Highly praised by British critics when more…

Endorsing child molestation

by Jerry Falwell -- Over the years, I've come to expect that the American Civil Liberties Union will almost always represent an issue with which I wholly disagree. However, I was shocked more…

A world parliament is birthed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- In September 1995, at the United Nations 50th Anniversary, the presidents, prime ministers, princes and kings of this world came to celebrate its existence and talk about their more…

Scientific polls: Bah! Humbug!

by Gordon Prather -- You've probably wondered what -- if anything -- is scientific about "scientific" polls, which purport to show that if the election were held today, 50 percent would vote more…

Bush's losing strategy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- W., who has generally shown a deft political touch and an impressive strategic grasp, has lately been committing the kinds of embarrassing errors of judgment that do not more…

First millennium female Olympics

by Richard Grenier -- You knew it was coming! The women's Olympics! Oh, there'll be men in it; they're not that crazy. But at the first Olympiad of the millennium, in Sydney, more…

Can 'bleeding' cure the world's ills?

by Alan W. Bock -- On the day the United Nations Millennium Summit convened, the newspaper for which I work carried the following stories -- in addition to the news that three U.N. more…

Profits before people?

by John N. Doggett -- In 1999, the State Farm Insurance Company informed Firestone that its SUV tires were failing at an abnormally high rate. Yet in the face of clear evidence that more…

Selling missile move in China

by Inside the Ring -- Ambassador talk Joseph Prueher, U.S. ambassador to China, is under fire again. The retired four-star admiral was in town this week and met with members of Congress. According more…

Ivy-league fraud

by Bill Steigerwald -- No, Slippery Rock didn't bump MIT from the Top 10 this year in U.S. News & World Reports' Best Colleges issue. But controversy continues to dog the country's more…