Military readiness in toilet?

by David Hackworth -- Retired Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf says U.S. military readiness sucks. Louis Caldera, U.S. Army headman, says this ain't so -- Stormin' Norman's "flat-out wrong." Both men are alumni more…

The decaying state

by Llewellyn Rockwell Jr. -- The public sector ain't what it used to be, and thank goodness. Consider: The wire services are trying to drum up hysteria about a shortage of public-school teachers more…

Bush: Don't appeal to the enemy

by Jon Dougherty -- In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last Thursday, GOP nominee George W. Bush made an appeal to Democrats to help him overcome "the politics of more…

Party abuse

by Chuck Baldwin -- Two recent reports from the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia really caught my eye. A Chicago Tribune story begins, "Social conservatives, banned from the spotlight of the Republican more…

In the beginning, Teacher ...

by Geoff Metcalf -- In the spirit of Jeff Jacoby I offer a product that is not entirely of my creation. I would gladly provide proper and laudatory attribution, if I knew more…

Junior's got a gun. Who cares?

by Joel Miller -- While the worrywart minions of America soil themselves with gun-tragedy memories like Columbine and Jonesboro, our northern neighbors are busily handing firearms to their younkers and telling them more…

No to 'compassionate conservatism'

by Joseph Farah -- Well, we've all witnessed the "compassionate conservative" convention. It left me feeling empty. I respect Marvin Olasky, the former Marxist journalism professor who coined the term. But he more…

Take me out to the ballgame

by Judy Lowe -- I'm finishing up my vacation as I write, so this week's websites mirror my mood -- i.e., they're less than serious -- at least one is downright silly more…

Elephants and donkeys III

by J.R. Nyquist -- A 19th century observer, Edwin Percy Whipple, once said, "A politician weakly and amiably in the right, is no match for a politician tenaciously and pugnaciously in the more…

Beyond mere victory

by Alan Keyes -- The Republican presidential ticket leaves Philadelphia in the glow of its accomplishment, at least for the moment, of the two goals that convention planners had clearly made their more…