A moment of silence

by Ellen Ratner -- In the spirit of Memorial Day, I am going to take a break from finding fault in our government. Instead, I ask each reader to take a moment more…

We're appalled!

by Michael Ackley -- Editor's note: Michael Ackley's columns may include satire and parody based on current events, and thus mix fact with fiction. He assumes informed readers will be able to more…

Two gravesites in Arlington

by Hans Zeiger -- There are two old gravesites among the thousands in Arlington National Cemetery that have particular meaning for me on Memorial Day. The first is that of my grandfather, more…

Gender-neutral at
the Naval Academy

by Les Kinsolving -- The Washington Post has reported: "At the Naval Academy, a Lyrical Change." "Navy Blue & Gold" is the sober, solemn school song of the U.S. Naval Academy, performed more…

'Hate crimes' bill: Prescription for tyranny

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Like a bad penny, the proposed federal "hate crimes" law just keeps coming back. It doesn't matter that there is no evidence that crimes against homosexuals are prosecuted more…

Today's Christians: Valuing ideas over people

by Kyle Williams -- Whether it is with the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family or other evangelical organizations, affiliations between conservative Christian groups and the Republican Party are the norm. The more…

What's a neocrazy to do?

by Gordon Prather -- When President Bush declared war on terrorism, he pledged to prevent regimes – such as North Korea, Iran and Iraq – from providing chemical, biological or nuclear weapons more…

Do-it-yourself abortion

by Kelly Hollowell -- Last week, another pharmacist came under fire for refusing to fill a highly controversial prescription, while three others already lost their jobs for doing the same. This is more…

Sustainable development, unsustainable freedom

by Henry Lamb -- America's rise to global dominance is the result of free people choosing their own representatives to make the laws by which we live. When elected representatives make laws more…