Smoke, mirrors and snake-oil salesmen

by Craige McMillan -- Perhaps in the end, demographics is what keeps inept, incompetent and corrupt leadership in place. It seems that just about the time one generation of the public wises more…

Parents as drug pushers

by Doug Casey -- Looking back at Columbine and other school shootings around the nation, it's easy to get caught up in the frenzy for government control of guns, the Net, and more…

Putin's dragon teeth

by J.R. Nyquist -- George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin met in Slovenia two weekends ago. The outcome of the meeting is now clear. Bush trusts the Russians and Putin concedes that more…

U.S. should get out of the Balkans

by Jon Dougherty -- See if you remember who said this: "Our military requires the rallying point of a defining mission: to be able to fight and win our nation's wars – more…

Too much presidential power

by Llewellyn Rockwell Jr. -- President Bush's proposal to subsidize private religious charity is a disaster in the making. It would wreck good charities by making them dependent on federal loot. It would more…

Why Cheney is compromised

by Joseph Farah -- When it comes to the politics of the Middle East, Vice President Dick Cheney is deepening his considerable involvement with some unsavory characters. During the fall U.S. presidential more…

What are Daschle and McCain planning?

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- The famous weekend meeting by Democrat Senate Leader Tom Daschle and Republican Sen. John McCain at the latter's home in Arizona has raised a great deal of speculation more…

Daring to question the Welfare State

by Larry Elder -- Did Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill commit a "gaffe" of epic proportions? Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich certainly thinks so. In an interview with Financial Times, O'Neill more…

Going my way, America?

by Hal Lindsey -- Next Wednesday marks the 225th birthday of the United States of America. Looking at where you've been can often be a reliable indication of where you are headed. more…

Captain of his fate, master of his soul?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Obviously Timothy McVeigh didn't pay enough attention to John Cougar Mellencamp's song that goes, "When I fight authority, authority always wins," but never mind; McVeigh's dead now, whatever more…