Truth: The chronic victim

by Geoff Metcalf -- "Two truths are told, as happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme."– Macbeth. Act 1, Scene 3. The day after the tragedies of 9-11, I more…

Why schools fail

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- One of the points stressed by President Bush in his signing of the "No Child Left Behind Act" on Jan. 8, is that failing schools must shape up more…

Rage: A plague consumes us

by Ellen Makkai -- Human time bombs are in our midst. No, not Palestinian suicide bombers fed on Intifada, or subversive al-Qaida operatives within our borders. These human grenades are homegrown. We more…

Ignore the eco-wackos

by Gordon Prather -- Henry Waxman – ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee – had the Congressional General Accounting Office sue Vice-President Cheney last month, demanding a "full accounting of more…

What's become of the Democrats?

by Henry Lamb -- "Mighty-Mouse" has become sinister, and "Fritz" has become an embarrassment: Both are hollow shadows of what the Democratic Party leadership once was. "Mighty-Mouse," otherwise known as Tom Daschle, more…

The Arabs' 'Berlin Wall'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- There is an old Arab saying: "My brother and I against our cousin, but my cousin and I against a stranger." That reveals a great deal about Arab more…

End ENDA

by Kyle Williams -- On Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee considered the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The legislation, which is strongly supported by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Sen. more…

Till death (or inconvenience) do us part

by Jerry Falwell -- Marriage isn't too cool these days. On network television, marriage is frequently stigmatized or ridiculed. This week on NBC's "Ed," a female character discovered that her boyfriend was more…

Justification for murder?

by Fiamma Nirenstein -- Just before they slit his throat, reporter Daniel Pearl, obviously against his will, looked into the camera of his Pakistani torturers and said, "My father is Jewish. My more…

Biggest lies of the new millennium

by Ellen Ratner -- In the old days, the three biggest lies in the world were: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you;" "The check is in the mail," more…