New American idols: 'Intellectual athletes'

by Larry Elder -- "These aren't nerds, they are intellectual athletes. They're all incredibly likable kids that you're rooting for." So spoke ABC's executive vice president for alternative programming, Andrea Wong, on more…

Even Egypt knows better

by Joseph Farah -- How crazy, irrational, counterproductive, suicidal and stupid is Israel's plan to ethnically cleanse most of Judea and Samaria of Jews in hopes of achieving peace with Jew haters? more…

Are you part of the 'in' crowd?

by Craige McMillan -- Are you up on current events? Do you read the newspaper or watch television news every day? Do your views mirror what the "in" crowd is thinking? Take more…

The Greater Depression – it's coming

by Doug Casey -- I recently shared some updated thoughts on the prospects for a Greater Depression with readers of our International Speculator newsletter. Given the increasing levels of volatility sweeping global more…

The Salsa State

by Jane Chastain -- These are dangerous times in Washington. President Bush is trying to chide the House of Representatives into a "compromise" with the Senate on the immigration bill. He wants more…

Episcopal madness

by Hans Zeiger -- As the debate over gay marriage makes its temporary recession from the floor of the U.S. Senate, the debate will reappear on the floor of the General Convention more…

Twinkie defense: A tale of authorial terror

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Instead of a baby, my friend "Dolly," not her real name, had a book. Much more than nine months went into its gestation. For several years, "Dolly" worked more…

Smashing media myths

by Walter Williams -- John Stossel, ABC's "20/20" anchorman, has a recently released book about the various untruths we accept, many from the media and academic elite. The book is appropriately titled more…

The new 'moderate' Islamic voice

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- The front cover of the New York Times Magazine, April 30, featured the inspired face of Amr Khaled, "the world's most famous and influential Muslim televangelist." Khaled, a more…