Retirement 101

by Dave Ramsey -- Taxes on lump sum distribution from mom? Dear Dave, My mother passed away about eight months ago. I got a distribution from her 401(k) and an IRA worth more…

The state of the world

by Joseph Farah -- Have you noticed that the traditional State of the Union addresses have become more like state of the world messages? Last year's speech by President Bush was no more…

Escaping the 'plantation'

by Rebecca Hagelin -- To meet Star Parker is to come face-to-face with hope. Her radiant smile and graceful manner make you feel as if you've known her all your life. She more…

Breakfast with a champion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Editor's note: Thursday marks the 31st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision – Roe v. Wade – which opened the door to legalized abortion in the United more…

Why Democrats use
the 'F-word'

by Dennis Prager -- The differences between Democratic and Republican positions on almost all subjects of major importance are growing so great that it is fair to say we are experiencing a more…

More body-bag bait?

by David Hackworth -- The 81st Brigade is rated as a combat-ready fighting outfit. But when it came time for this federally activated Washington state National Guard unit to ship out to more…

Goodbye, Barry Goldwater

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Bush Plans $1.5 Billion Drive for Promotion of Marriage" ran the headline in the New York Times. The story told of how Bush aides were "planning an extensive more…

What 'full-time' means

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…

Hawkeye droppings: Cleanup time for Iowa

by Doug Powers -- Iowa's nickname of the "Hawkeye" state is thought to either have been first applied by a newspaper writer as a tribute to Chief Blackhawk, or some think it more…