Empowering the state

by Alan W. Bock -- Plenty of criticisms come to mind when contemplating President Clinton's almost offhand proposal to have taxpayers pay for parental leave from work at times of childbirth or adoption more…

Who needs the WTO?

by Jon Dougherty -- It's hard to imagine most Americans getting worked up enough over a political issue these days that they would show up -- en masse -- to protest it. more…

International trade yes, WTO no

by John N. Doggett -- I have opposed America being part of the World Trade Organization since I first learned about it in the early 1990s. The WTO is the personification of everything more…

China's missile test

by Inside the Ring -- China is making preparations to conduct the second flight test of its newest intercontinental ballistic missile, the DF-31. Pentagon intelligence agencies notified senior policy-makers last week that DF-31 more…

Checking your PC hardware

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The good news is that if you are using a Macintosh computer it is already year-2000 ready -- at least at the hardware level. If you are using more…

Deliberately dumbing us down

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt's new book, "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America," is without doubt one of the most important publishing events in the annals of American education in more…

In a word, 'Huh?'

by Craige McMillan -- "The marvels -- of film, radio, and television -- are marvels of one-way communication, which is not communication at all." --Milter Mayer "The most immutable barrier in nature more…

Moorer right again on canal

by Joseph Farah -- Clinton administration officials have done their best to discredit the warnings of Admiral Thomas Moorer, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who has blown the more…

Crucifying 'Dogma'

by Jon Dougherty -- Since first learning about the new Kevin Smith film, "Dogma," and its inclination to casually trash the Catholic faith, I pledged I would never give this derelict one more…