10 degrees of dumb

by Stuart Goldman -- I came up with the title for this column the other morning while standing in line at the DMV. To be completely honest with you, when the phrase more…

On and off the rack

by Bill Steigerwald -- Life in the magazine world is, to steal a Hobbesian phrase, famous for being nasty, brutal and usually short. Earlier this month, George, 5, succumbed to cold-hearted market more…

Shots in the dark?

by Medicine Men -- Should all children, even those with fragile and undeveloped immune systems, be subjected to multiple vaccine cocktails required in most states? According to the government and pharmaceutical companies more…

Days of whine and poses

by Ralph Reiland -- Dear Inaugural Diary: Thursday Double fireworks! At the Lincoln Memorial, Washington's biggest-ever $400,000 fireworks extravaganza, four times larger than last summer's Fourth of July, and, earlier, a burst more…

Gore's new gig

by Jon Dougherty -- In case you didn't catch it, former Vice President Al Gore has landed his first private-sector job in years. He's going to be teaching journalism classes at Columbia more…

Clinton's unpardonable final act

by John N. Doggett -- One of Bill Clinton's most reprehensible acts occurred just hours before he vacated the White House. Under the cover of darkness, Bill cut a deal with a special more…

Outrage over Ashcroft hearings

by Thomas Jipping -- The attack on Sen. John Ashcroft's nomination to be U.S. attorney general has been hysterical and sometimes incomprehensible. It's not even really about him. His leftist opponents are more…

Jesse knows best?

by Larry Elder -- Now we know. Rev. Jesse Jackson's admission that he fathered a child out of wedlock helps to answer the big question. Why does the so-called black leadership fail more…

A window of grace

by Craige McMillan -- George Bush won. God is in control. Now get to work! I wish I could acknowledge the brilliance and clarity of those few lines as my own, but more…

The madness of clockwork

by J.R. Nyquist -- Now that we have a new set of elected and appointed officials in Washington, we should remember how helpless they are in the face of Washington's permanent establishment more…