2005: The big picture

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Amid all of the end-of-the-year hoopla surrounding wartime executive power, the upcoming debate on Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito and the controversy about renewing the Patriot Act, more…

Tony Dungy's grief and what it taught the NFL

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Last week, Tony Dungy, currently the most successful coach in the NFL, suffered the heartbreaking loss of his 18-year-old son, to suicide. Dungy is known throughout the NFL more…

U.N.: Poster child
of irrelevancy

by Jon Dougherty -- You've probably heard the expression, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." This adage is especially applicable at the United Nations, where levels of corruption more…

Kwanzaa: A holiday
from the FBI

by Ann Coulter -- President Bush's 2005 Kwanzaa message began with the patently absurd statement: "African-Americans and people around the world reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa." I believe more African-Americans spent more…

Who is Cary Grant?

by Jim Rutz -- An 18-year-old actor named Frankie Muniz was told that a critic had lauded him as "the Cary Grant of kid stars." His response has been variously recorded as more…

Santa Baby at the laundromat

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- This Christmas Eve, I was returning from the supermarket, laden down with last-minute fixings – whole cranberry sauce, sliced smoked turkey, peas, stuffing, gravy mix, canned pumpkin, eggnog more…

The year that was

by Burt Prelutsky -- Looking back on 2005, I'd say that, all in all, it was a pretty good year. In Iraq, things are looking up, and here in America, the bad more…

Do we deserve it?

by Walter Williams -- Philosopher David Hume warned that, "It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." That's why we should guard against any encroachment on liberty, more…

Funniest news stories of 2005

by Joe Kovacs -- Wow, what a year! It seems just yesterday that Sandy "Burglar" Berger had found a novel way to preserve classified documents by pickling them in his pants and more…

Lecturing liberal lions
of the Old Media

by David Limbaugh -- "You can call me anything you want, but do not call me a racist," said an indignant President George Bush on Dec. 12, commenting on the despicable, opportunistic more…