Whining mass-transit users

by Ernest Istook -- Taxpayers, especially motorists, get ready for another blow. High gasoline prices have chased many commuters out of their cars and onto buses and trains. But every new passenger more…

Encouraging thrift just makes cents

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Ask 10 people to define capitalism. Chances are, eight or nine will stress the importance of buying things. They're making a common mistake – equating capitalism with consumerism. more…

Obama's 'change': Flip-flopping

by Larry Elder -- For Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, the stars certainly seem aligned. Seventy percent of Americans consider the economy in a recession. Two-thirds consider the war in more…

Cuba under Raul still a prison

by Nat Hentoff -- American advocates of more "constructive" relationships with Communist Cuba have been heartened by Raul Castro's permitting Cubans actually to buy – for the first time, if they can more…

Fathers and sons: The last martini

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- In the spirit of Father's Day, let's celebrate dads. Mine, for taking me fishing, even though I threw everything back. Someone else I know slightly – a local more…

Are Americans pro-slavery?

by Walter Williams -- Let's do a thought experiment asking whether Americans are for or against slavery. You might say, "What are you talking about, Williams? We fought a war that cost more…

Of bullies and appeasers

by Burt Prelutsky -- Recently, President Bush made a few derogatory remarks about appeasers while addressing Israel's governing body, the Knesset. Over there, his comments earned him a nice round of applause, more…

Dentists who prey on children

by Joel Hesch -- I don't know about you, but just mentioning the word dentist makes my stomach churn. The sound of a dentist's drill sends shivers down my spine. One of more…