Clashing rulings on the Ten Commandments

by Jerry Falwell -- In Austin, Texas, a federal judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on state capitol grounds is constitutional. However, a federal appeals court has ruled that a more…

Dispatch from the Sawgrass Rebellion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- "All politics are local," quipped Thomas "Tip" O'Neil, former speaker of the House. Having spent the last month in Southern Florida helping the Sawgrass Rebellion gain a foothold, more…

'Bloody Sunday'

by Cynthia Grenier -- The first half of "Bloody Sunday," a pseudo-documentary by writer-director Paul Greenglass, is absolutely spectacularly, brilliantly good. I kept thinking of Eisenstein's "October," one of the greatest pseudo-documentaries more…

Pernicious distortions

by Thomas Jipping -- Controversies over Bush nominees are not new, but are spreading beyond the judiciary or Cabinet departments to more obscure posts in far-flung bureaucratic ports of call. The media more…

Blame the guns

by Joseph Farah -- I guess it was inevitable that a few extremists would attempt, as they always do, to exploit the tragedy of the Washington, D.C.-area shootings to promote a new more…

'Bowling For Columbine' throws a gutter ball

by Michael Medved -- As a work of cinematic entertainment and political provocation, Michael Moore's widely acclaimed new documentary "Bowling for Columbine" qualifies as a substantial success. Despite its outrageously incoherent, even more…

Muzzling conservative pastors

by David Limbaugh -- I know some of you out there actually harbor this fantasy that Christian conservatives want to subsume the government and convert it into a happy theocracy for Jesus, more…

The devil is in the details

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Like many of you, I have been following the nearly inescapable flood of coverage on the series of sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., area, but with an more…

How stupid are we? Part II

by Ellen Ratner -- Last week, I wrote about how stupid the right-wing was in failing to promote even minimal steps to protect ourselves from this murdering sicko currently wreaking havoc inside more…

Words that kill

by Jon Dougherty -- For a constitutional purist, there is nothing worse than someone who uses part of our nation's founding document to deny others a right enshrined in another part. So more…