2003's 'Idiot of the Year'

by Doug Powers -- The nominees were many, but the real choices were few. Every year, there are plenty of potentials, usually coming down to some politician caught in a compromising position more…

Are you better off?

by Ellen Ratner -- Saddam Hussein is in a cell wall papered with a picture of George Bush, Omar Gadhafi has invited the world to take a look at his shop of more…

NPT Secession

by Gordon Prather -- A year ago, President Bush was searching for a rationale for applying his newly promulgated Bush Doctrine in the War Against Terror. Now, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il more…

Ace in a ho-ho-ho hole

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Even my not-so-political friend "Jacquie," the concierge from Pittsburgh, knew this finding-Saddam-ace-in-a-hole deal was likely another U.S. gummint-choreographed charade. Nevertheless, if you can obliterate the tragic after-image of more…

Unreal plan for Hinckley's unsupervised leaves

by Les Kinsolving -- The Washington Post reports further details of federal Judge Paul Friedman's absolutely incredible plan to release President Reagan's near-assassin, John Hinckley, for medically unsupervised leaves from St. Elizabeth's more…

Christmas encounter with a 'radical socialist'

by Larry Elder -- Moonie, my neighbor's cat, sits predictably outside my front door every morning at 7 a.m. Moonie expects breakfast, and if unhappy with that day's selection – fish, chicken, more…

Politics vs. piety

by Kyle Williams -- The groundwork of conservatism is the conservation of the Founders' intent, regarding government. Their foundation derived from numerous philosophies of government, but mainly from Judeo-Christian values. Thus, the more…

A socialist by any other name

by Henry Lamb -- As Howard Dean continues to muscle his way to the front of the Democrat pack, the line between the Democratic Socialists of America, and the socialist Democratic Party, more…

Outsourcing American lives

by Ilana Mercer -- The McKinsey Global Institute's preferred idiom for what they do is, "To work with executives to improve a company's performance." But many understand that this is code for more…

Strength equals respect

by Jon Dougherty -- If the Democrats are correct about anything regarding the Bush administration and the war on terror, it is the fact that many nations in the world are not more…