Exploiting tragedy
for fun & profit

by Doug Powers -- When tragedy strikes, heroes and leaders emerge, but wet ground also brings some worms to the surface. The level of suffering of those directly affected by Hurricane Katrina more…

A question of values

by Ellen Ratner -- Americans are shaking their heads in disbelief at the images of tens of thousands of their fellow citizens trapped in the Dante's Inferno that has engulfed New Orleans. more…

How could this happen
in America?

by Craig R. Smith -- "Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., urged President Bush to appoint former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani or two former military officials to run the ground response in the more…

The folly of empire

by Vox Day -- Neocons do not feel that kind of alarm or anxiety about the growth of the state in the past century, seeing it as natural, indeed inevitable ... People more…

Who believes
America is prepared?

by Joseph Farah -- Following Sept. 11, America spent billions and billions creating the Department of Homeland Security to prepare for the next disaster – be it a man-made terrorist attack or more…

Dark reflections in the mirror

by Barbara Simpson -- I wish I could say "I can't believe" all the rhetoric after the fact of Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, it doesn't surprise me at all. It's so predictable that more…

Who lost New Orleans?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Even the disasters and tragedies that at first unite us in grief or anger – Pearl Harbor, 9-11 – end up dividing us. New Orleans will be no more…

Hurricane Katrina:
A sign of the Last Days?

by Greg Laurie -- Hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and global terrorism all cause us to wonder what on earth is happening. Sure, there has always been tragedy and cataclysmic events in our world, more…

Secession of the West:
Is it time?

by Ted Byfield -- Alberta and Saskatchewan marked their 100th anniversary as Canadian provinces last Thursday, precisely two months after a poll found that 41 percent of Albertans and 31.9 percent of more…

The Episcopal sodomy-acceptance shrine

by Les Kinsolving -- The Associated Press reports: "'Naked Boys Singing!' has gone silent in Milwaukee. "A local production of the musical-comedy revue, which features a cast of men performing in the more…