Time gets serious again

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Time Person of the Year, Vladimir Putin Good for Time. Its Person of the Year was Vladimir Putin, who has presided over the economic rebirth of his nation more…

'Charlie Wilson's War'

by Ellen Ratner -- A favorite holiday pastime, especially when one needs a break from the holiday visitors, is to escape into a comfy, dark theater and watch the annual holiday blockbuster. more…

O little lies of Bethlehem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Bethlehem Ah, Christmas in Bethlehem. Manger Square is ablaze with colorful lights. The weather is usually a bit chilly. Aggressive merchants bombard passersby with "special sales" on all more…

Canterbury tales

by Joseph Farah -- Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury The archbishop of Canterbury, the titular head of the Anglican Church, says there is very little evidence the wise men of the Nativity more…

From my cold, dead light socket

by Doug Powers -- Someday, the following conversation may take place in a federal prison cell somewhere in the United States: "What'cha in for?" "Murder. You?" "Incandescent light bulb." As you may more…

A Christmas valentine

by Ellis Washington -- Prologue This essay was written in January 1999 and was originally titled, "Caroline My Valentine." It was written in the dialectical manner of Socrates, in quasi-poetical verse and more…

Kiss your bulbs goodbye

by Joseph Farah -- Incandescent light bulb I've often said America faces danger from creeping fascism. I said that not because, as Ron Paul might suggest, too many Americans are proud to more…

Who's your Santa?

by Henry Lamb -- Kevin knew that there was no money. Still, he really wanted a basketball. Maybe there was a Santa Claus. No, Mama had made a point several times to more…

Liar, liar, Mitt's on fire

by Star Parker -- Mitt Romney It's doubtful that anyone needs any more reasons to explain why Americans are fed up with politics as usual. Nevertheless, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has more…