Donning Lincoln's mantle

by Alan Keyes -- In his speech to the Republican Convention, Gen. Colin Powell said that Gov. Bush wants the Republican Party to wear the mantle of Lincoln again. Restoring the mantle more…

World government: Who cares?

by Tom Ambrose -- Imagine yourself back in the struggling 13 colonies during the time when they were fighting against the tyranny of King George. Suppose that Thomas Jefferson, when asked how more…

Media tightens racial noose

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Call it "Jejune Journalism," reporting which, when you first hear it, is very alarming -- indeed, scary -- but, upon close examination, is actually meager, scanty, barren, unsatisfying more…

Taking our nuclear medicine

by Gordon Prather -- You probably know by now that the U.S. nuke infrastructure is broken beyond repair. We couldn't make a new nuke from scratch, today, even if we wanted to. more…

Flashman at 3-score and 10

by Cynthia Grenier -- You must remember Harry Flashman -- That absolutely splendid creation of George Macdonald Fraser, the fellow who's appeared in 10 novels over the past 30 years, give or more…

A visit with Mr. & Mrs. John Q. Public

by Johnny Chung -- Before I begin the subject of this column, I want to say thank you to all the readers who sent kind e-mails and words of encouragement last week, more…

The shiftiness of politics

by Alan W. Bock -- One doubts the researchers had such questions in mind. But a study released last weekend during the brief interlude between conventions in this intensive political season should raise more…

When hate speech is OK

by David Limbaugh -- Can anyone fairly deny that when it comes to name calling, insults and innuendo, conservatives are fair game? They are called racists and anti-Semites, and are said to more…

Pataki: Sentencing New Yorkers to death

by Jon Dougherty -- Call it a reasonable compromise, call it "statesmanship," or call it an act of genuine heartfelt concern -- but whatever its label, New York Republican Gov. George Pataki's more…

Cops are people also

by John N. Doggett -- I've just returned from a funeral home to pay my respects to the widow of a young Texas State Trooper. A nut killed him because the trooper stopped more…