Scientific polls: Bah! Humbug!

by Gordon Prather -- You've probably wondered what -- if anything -- is scientific about "scientific" polls, which purport to show that if the election were held today, 50 percent would vote more…

Bush's losing strategy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- W., who has generally shown a deft political touch and an impressive strategic grasp, has lately been committing the kinds of embarrassing errors of judgment that do not more…

First millennium female Olympics

by Richard Grenier -- You knew it was coming! The women's Olympics! Oh, there'll be men in it; they're not that crazy. But at the first Olympiad of the millennium, in Sydney, more…

Continuing fight for China's healing

by Johnny Chung -- WANTED: Zhang Bo-li; male, 26 years old; Hei-long-jiang Province; scholar and professional writer, Chinese literature department, Beijing University; height: 175 cm., chubby, round face, up-turned nose, big lips; more…

Can 'bleeding' cure the world's ills?

by Alan W. Bock -- On the day the United Nations Millennium Summit convened, the newspaper for which I work carried the following stories -- in addition to the news that three U.N. more…

Profits before people?

by John N. Doggett -- In 1999, the State Farm Insurance Company informed Firestone that its SUV tires were failing at an abnormally high rate. Yet in the face of clear evidence that more…

Selling missile move in China

by Inside the Ring -- Ambassador talk Joseph Prueher, U.S. ambassador to China, is under fire again. The retired four-star admiral was in town this week and met with members of Congress. According more…

Ivy-league fraud

by Bill Steigerwald -- No, Slippery Rock didn't bump MIT from the Top 10 this year in U.S. News & World Reports' Best Colleges issue. But controversy continues to dog the country's more…

The virtues of going negative

by David Limbaugh -- I'm sorry, but I'm growing a bit weary of all this negative talk about negative campaigning. I think it's time we started being positive about this gloriously negative more…

No individual gun rights?

by Jon Dougherty -- To hear the U.S. Justice Department tell it, there is no Second Amendment right of an individual to keep and bear arms. I guess, then, about 90 million more…