What makes a great statesman?

by J.R. Nyquist -- What America lacks today is statesmanship. It seems that our present leaders no longer inspire us with confidence, but reading our preferences in various opinion polls, their method more…

How Mel Gibson won the American revolution

by Richard Grenier -- At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is at home on his South Carolina plantation building a rocking chair. A dispatch rider arrives with more…

PETA puts parody in jeopardy

by Joel Miller -- When thinking of the judiciary in terms of color, most people envision august hues reflecting all the honor and majesty usually associated with the third branch of government: more…

Environmentalist update

by Walter Williams -- Most of what the radical environmentalists preach is wrong or exaggerated, and sometimes it's simply outright lies. Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) is a gasoline oxygenate that the U.S. more…

Politically correct 'R' U.S.

by Tanya K. Metaksa -- The Bill of Rights is a powerful document. It acknowledges that there are certain rights that belong to the individual: freedom of speech, freedom to worship or not more…

Dads in space

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- My father, the U.S. Army Signal Corps electronics engineer who worked on wartime radar to keep our country safe from its enemies, might have loved to be the more…

Holy Toledo!

by Joseph Farah -- One of the late Danny Thomas' favorite expressions of exasperation was "Holy Toledo!" I have no idea what it was supposed to mean -- or the derivation of more…

Ending the death tax

by Jude Wanniski -- To: Financial Writers From: Jude Wanniski Re: Big News May be Happening! I'm not sure why the financial press has been so quiet on the increasingly high probability more…

Ruling by decree

by Gordon Prather -- You probably take it for granted that all Americans realize that the seat of government -- the Nation's Capital -- is in Washington, D.C. You probably realize that more…

Rosie prospects for gun owners?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- On the June 7 broadcast of NBC's "Today" show TV talk show host Rosie O'Donnell was questioned about news reports that a security guard for her children had more…