Why Christmas?

by Rebecca Hagelin -- As Americans across the country celebrate Christmas this week, the reasons for celebrating are numerous. Time off from work, breaks from school, the giving and receiving of presents, more…

Radical proposal for Saddam's Tikrit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- In the ongoing struggle to raise the Phoenix of a viable Iraqi government from the ashes left by the Baathists, there is a central issue that must be more…

Did NFL's Brett Favre dishonor his father?

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Brett Favre, the iron-man quarterback from Green Bay who is one of my favorite NFL players, lost his father this past Sunday afternoon. Irvin Favre was driving in more…

Christmases past, present and future

by David Hackworth -- Hanging in my office is a copy of Charles Waterhouse's painting "Eternal Band of Brothers," which so brilliantly captures the tough Marine fight around the Chosin Reservoir during more…

Is Christmas really better today?

by Mychal Massie -- I remember Christmas – I remember Santa (or so I believed back then) bringing me a cowboy hat and vest, a two-holster gun-belt complete with two toy Colt more…

Saddam and the solstice

by Michael Ackley -- Given as our species is to symbolism, can the allegorical nature of Saddam Hussein's capture have escaped worldwide notice? It is almost too pat. The evil man is more…

'The King Returns'

by Vox Day -- Boromir's desperate struggle to redeem himself by saving Merry and Pippen was my first exposure to "The Lord of the Rings." I was at a Boy Scout overnight more…