He who owns the gold, makes the rules

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The rusty colored building that houses the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, looks like any other round office building, yet a small sign by the steps more…

Republican 'obstructionists'

by Eric Hogue -- When you are called an "obstructionist" for a legitimate reason, aren't you really behaving like a hero? California Gov. Davis' $25 billion budget-deficit solution has been placed on more…

Individual rights vs. Guilt by association

by David Limbaugh -- Pop Quiz: What is the primary theory Democrats are using to establish Republican culpability regarding the series of corporate-fraud scandals? The painfully obvious answer is: guilt by association. more…

Acquisition or deprivation?

by Thomas Jipping -- Legal briefs are due today in an important case the Supreme Court will consider this fall. In the latest iteration of a 16-year legal fight, the Court's decision more…

Snapshots of Americana

by Jon Dougherty -- A note from Jon Dougherty: In the tradition of Thomas Sowell's "Random Thoughts on a Passing Scene," I wanted to bring my readers "snapshots of Americana" from time more…

All politics are international?

by Ellen Ratner -- The late, great Tip O'Neill once famously observed that all politics are local; but in our post 9-11 world, it seems some politics are less local than others. more…

What's wrong with baseball?

by Joseph Farah -- There's a virus spreading through American society today, and I fear it has infected Major League Baseball. The disease is called "non-competitiveness." Here are the symptoms in those more…

Anti-profiling: Medically false belief system

by Medicine Men -- Let's use our God-given senses and nerve(s) to "profile." If radical Islamic fundamentalists kill in the name of God, don't we have the fundamental right to protect ourselves more…

Palestinian people do not exist

by Joseph Farah -- A provocative headline? It's more than that. It's the truth. Truth does not change. Truth is truth. If something was true 50 years ago, 40 years ago, 30 more…

'Bearly' begun

by Craige McMillan -- "According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report published Monday, murder in the West was up 8 percent, car theft 12 percent, robbery 'sharply.' The differences were particularly noticeable more…