It's all about family

by Geoff Metcalf -- Christmas is a holiday many people anxiously look forward to for a variety of reasons. To many it is a religious holiday to remember the birth of Jesus more…

Exchanging gifts with Jesus

by Jane Chastain -- No one is quite sure how the custom of giving and receiving gifts on the anniversary of Christ's birth actually began. Some say it was a holdover from more…

Of mice and men

by J.R. Nyquist -- It was raining hard in east San Diego County that night. About 10 miles outside of Ramona, Calif., a security guard for the local timeshare resort had called more…

Removing 'Christ' from Christmas

by Jon Dougherty -- We have a rule in my home; when writing, we don't write Christmas as "X-mas" because we don't believe in taking "Christ" out of "Christmas." In fact, to more…

'Land of the White Death'

by Richard Grenier -- If you're thinking of the commotion that was kicked up by the recent presidential election, you can imagine the commotion kicked up in 1914 at the outbreak of more…

Bush-Cheney: Assessing the threat

by Gordon Prather -- Months before even getting the GOP nomination, Gov. Bush made this pledge: America must build effective missile defenses, based on the best available options, at the earliest possible more…

My Christmas wish list

by Joel Miller -- Having given up on the idea of anyone sending me Tom Lehrer's boxed set of classic, satirical songcraft, I've assembled a far more humble wish list for Christmas: more…

Demonizing the Boy Scouts

by Jerry Falwell -- On Feb. 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America were incorporated. Six years later, the organization was chartered by Congress. Ninety years later, the Boy Scouts continue to more…

Small-minded George Washington?

by Alan Keyes -- In a debate with me recently, Alan Dershowitz tried to take away the breath of his audience by disagreeing with a remark attributed to George Washington, and quoted more…