The politics of fear align against Ashcroft

by Jon Dougherty -- Last week, President-elect George W. Bush truly surprised me -- but in a good way. He nominated outgoing Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., to be his attorney general. Just more…

Christmas and the eternal perspective

by Linda Bowles -- Bethlehem will not teem with worshipers this year, as it usually does during the Christmas season. The little town where Jesus was born is located within Palestine territory, more…

The Christmas that won't go away

by David Hackworth -- Fifty years ago this week, I spent a white Christmas in Korea along with thousands of other GIs. We weren't skiing at some fancy resort but trying to more…

Ashcroft: A triumph for the rule of law

by David Limbaugh -- George Bush's nomination of John Ashcroft as attorney general of the United States could not suit me more. Ashcroft is an outstanding nomination, especially on the heels of 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…

Jingle jangles

by Barbara Simpson -- Merry Christmas! What are you doing reading this on this holiday? Shouldn't you be celebrating with family, friends, even the dog? Perhaps going to church or dropping in more…

A story of Christmas and freedom

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Lousia May Alcott, best known for her novel, "Little Women," was born on Nov. 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pa., and raised in Boston and Concord, Mass. ("Poor dull more…

Connecting Chanukah and Christmas?

by Yaffah daCosta -- One common theme between Chanukah and Christmas is lights! Everywhere, there are lights and more lights! And, even though lights are an important theme for the holiday, there more…

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…