Summer colds

by J.R. Nyquist -- It is not flu or cold season. The sun is warm and bright, the air is hot and sticky. But you have that scratchy lump in your throat more…

Boycott Chinese fireworks

by Joseph Farah -- WASHINGTON ? Ten-year-old Zhang Yanhong knew that if she refused her teacher's orders, she could be forced to pay a fine or kneel on the classroom floor for more…

U.N. races to indict West

by Don Feder -- Bar the doors. Hide the silver. Another United Nations conference is about to be inflicted on us. These forums are regularly hijacked by the U.N. bureaucracy and its more…

Butting in

by Joel Miller -- John Bull is cracking down on cigarette smugglers, as authorities reckon one in five fags are rolled from contraband tobacco. As Andrew McKie explains in this week's London more…

Political betrayal, stupidity or suicide?

by Barbara Simpson -- I'd heard it all before. People trying to make a point in an argument and when things aren't quite going their way, raising the "R" word. You know more…

Retiring Social Security

by Ralph Reiland -- Just look at the numbers and it's obvious that Social Security is a "lousy investment" for anyone under 50, says Pete Dupont, the former governor of Delaware and more…

Back to school?

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Have you seen that clever TV commercial in which the father, much to the chagrin of his two young kids, gleefully shops for school supplies to the sound more…

Leading sheep to slaughter

by Tom Ambrose -- You've just got to give them credit, folks ... our government representatives excel at pandering to the populace better than anyone else on the planet. The latest manifestation more…

Environmentalism's growing body count

by Geoff Metcalf -- Four young firefighters, ages 18-30, recently burned to death fighting a fire in a Washington state national forest. They should not have died that day. They chose a more…

McCain's 'Bull Moose' candidacy

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In a recent column we speculated on what Sens. Daschle and McCain might have discussed at their much publicized weekend t?te-?-t?te at McCain's home in Arizona. We assumed more…