Freedom begins at the ballot box

by Henry Lamb -- Half, or more, of the people eligible to vote on Nov. 5 will not. For whatever reason, Americans stay away from the ballot box in droves. Last week's more…

Decoding the IRS' Individual Master File

by -NO AUTHOR- -- In the last few years, it has become commonplace for consumers to annually order a copy of their credit report. For taxpayers in the know, ordering a copy more…

Preempting wheat smut attacks

by Gordon Prather -- The warhawks apparently believe their own "intelligence" estimates that Saddam Hussein still has a dozen or two Scud ballistic missiles left over from the Gulf War. They expect more…

Terrorism: Cause and effect

by Fiamma Nirenstein -- Every hour we have breaking news about terrorist attacks – the tragedy of Moscow is already in the past, the assassination of an American diplomat in Amman is more…

The Dad Card: What makes a man become a monster?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- How does a man become a monster? So far, nothing yet has satisfactorily explained the suspected Beltway Sniper's hideous transformation from John Allen Williams, thrice-decorated Gulf War veteran, more…

Whores and johns

by Joel Miller -- The plight of the politician is a pitiful thing. To win, a pol must cobble together a big pile of votes. Before that can be accomplished, he must more…

More liberal idolatry

by David Limbaugh -- I join those who have condemned the Democrats' conversion of the Wellstone memorial service into a crass partisan extravaganza, but there was something even worse about the event. more…

Unworthy heirs

by Ellen Ratner -- In our age of blow-dried political gutlessness wrapped in an empty suit (I envision the Invisible Man wearing new threads and a toupe), Paul Wellstone was unique, maybe more…

Is the Democratic Party racist?

by Joseph Farah -- Is the Democratic Party racist? In the race for governor of New York, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe decided black candidate Carl McCall was too far behind more…

Complex INS laws spared Malvo

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – When INS officials released illegal alien Lee Boyd Malvo, aka the "sniper," they were just going by the book. Yes, U.S. immigration statutes call for removal more…