Democracy and economic growth

by Walter Williams -- Tidjane Thiam, writing in Newsweek's recent special edition, says democracy is vital to economic growth. As minister of planning and economic development of Cote d'Ivoire, Thiam says, "Africa more…

High Court needs some new direction

by Jon Dougherty -- Vice President Al Gore and the Democrats, during the 2000 election campaign, made a big deal out of who would appoint perhaps as many as three justices to more…

Another casualty in America's drug war

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The curse of drugs has struck again. Robert Downey Jr., on break from shooting television's "Ally McBeal," was arrested over the Thanksgiving weekend and charged with possession of more…

Why Al Gore won't give up

by Jude Wanniski -- To: WND readers From: Jude Wanniski Re: Earth in the Balance For the last several years, I've written to Vice Al President Gore a number of times, trying more…

Every chad is sacred ...

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Since the election, I've turned off the radio music as background noise in the office and turned on MSNBC as background noise to keep tuned into what's going more…

American soldiers are citizens, too

by David Hackworth -- Ronald Scott Owens, who hailed from Vero Beach, Fla., recently made the ultimate sacrifice along with 16 shipmates when the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen's Aden harbor. more…

Bush doesn't get it

by Joseph Farah -- Imagine, for a minute, the roles of the two contenders for the presidency are reversed. It's Al Gore who wins Florida by a few hundred votes and George more…

Gore's actions will hurt his political future

by Jon Dougherty -- You just knew there would be a poll that purported to tell us "how the people felt" about Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris' Sunday decision to certify more…

Losing, Al Gore style

by Linda Bowles -- Al Gore has written his legacy as the poorest sport and sorest loser in American history. President-elect George W. Bush won the Florida vote on Election Day. He more…

Climate talks end in colossal collapse

by Henry Lamb -- THE HAGUE -- Just before dawn Saturday morning, John Prescott stormed out of the climate change negotiations at The Hague, signaling dismal failure for the two-week negotiating session, more…