A special Christmas gift: Mental anguish

by Les Kinsolving -- One of the founders of the City of Portland, Ore., was Capt. George Flanders, whose memory is honored by Flanders Street. Capt. Flanders was the great grandfather of more…

Oh come let us adore Him

by Janet Porter -- You can find a Santa at every mall. You can find discounts in every store. But if you mention the name of Jesus, as I found out recently, more…

O little lies of Bethlehem

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Bethlehem Ah, Christmas in Bethlehem. Manger Square is ablaze with colorful lights. The weather is usually a bit chilly. Aggressive merchants bombard passersby with "special sales" on all more…

Canterbury tales

by Joseph Farah -- Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury The archbishop of Canterbury, the titular head of the Anglican Church, says there is very little evidence the wise men of the Nativity more…

Time gets serious again

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Time Person of the Year, Vladimir Putin Good for Time. Its Person of the Year was Vladimir Putin, who has presided over the economic rebirth of his nation more…

From my cold, dead light socket

by Doug Powers -- Someday, the following conversation may take place in a federal prison cell somewhere in the United States: "What'cha in for?" "Murder. You?" "Incandescent light bulb." As you may more…

Heil Canada!

by Vox Day -- Canadian opinion columnist Mark Steyn Americans don't think very often about Canada, and for good reason. In global terms, it is irrelevant, a nation so insignificant that it more…

That's no gift for our children!

by Barbara Simpson -- MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! Oops. I mean, Merry Christmas! Or rather – Merry Christmas. Then again, as things are going these days, the politically acceptable words are "Happy Holidays" more…