Speak softly and carry a big wallet

by Ruben Navarrette Jr. -- My most valuable language lesson came from a Salvadoran waiter. The lesson: When catering to others in their own language, it pays to be sure that you're acting more…

Tightening the screws

by Henry Lamb -- More than 1,400 farm families in the Klamath Basin have been targeted for economic extinction by environmental extremists. Nearly 90 percent of the 210,000 acres of farmland will more…

A world of secrets

by Richard Grenier -- When James Bamford's first book, "The Puzzle Palace" came out some 20 years ago, the ultra-secret National Security Agency did everything it could to hinder its publication. Things more…

Free trade and the Constitution

by Alan Keyes -- At the summit of Western Hemisphere leaders in Canada, G.W. Bush enthusiastically promoted the idea of a free-trade area encompassing all the countries of the hemisphere. He did more…

The holiness of Jerusalem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Holiness is a major theme in the Torah reading for this week (ending May 5, 2001). The definition of this term (regarding people) can be found within these more…

Dishonesty over national security

by Jon Dougherty -- Here's a new twist in the debate over President Bush's national missile-defense plan -- Democrats have claimed that the Bush tax cut has "pre-empted" funding of the system. more…

De-federalize America's war on drugs

by Chuck Baldwin -- America's "war on drugs" did it again: it took the lives of innocent citizens. This time, it was a missionary's wife and child that were killed by a more…

Mainstreaming deviancy

by Debbie Schlussel -- Want a free boob job, courtesy of the U.S. government? As of Monday, if you work for the City of San Francisco, you're entitled to this bizarre perk. more…

How much is a life worth?

by Medicine Men -- We all think we're pretty valuable stuff. But what are we really worth? That all depends on whether you ask your mother, grandmother, siblings, your priest or rabbi, more…

Rethinking high-tech layoffs

by John N. Doggett -- The meltdown of the dot-coms is front-page news, and the carnage is not over. Financial analysts say that 80 percent of the dot-coms that are still alive in more…