TV critics cinch
'scary' Bible Belt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- To New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley, the Christian South is ''the Loire Valley of American extremism.'' Not to be outdone, Washington Post critic Tom Shales calls more…

USDA: 'Not now brown cow'

by Henry Lamb -- In a remarkable turnaround, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to provide an ''opt out'' procedure for people whose premises have been registered in the National Animal more…

And a child will lead them all

by Chuck Norris -- ''It was a lucky break.'' That is an amazing way for a 12-year-old to describe a broken leg that led to the discovery of her malignant bone cancer. more…

Let them eat coconut

by Michael Ackley -- Editor's note: Michael Ackley's columns may include satire and parody based on current events, and thus mix fact with fiction. He assumes informed readers will be able to more…

The camera never blinks, Nancy

by Barbara Simpson -- Nancy Pelosi made history. She's the first female Speaker of the House. But you know that. How could you not? She's also the first Speaker of the House more…

Ashes of conservatism

by Vox Day -- C'era una volta... . This is the way that Italian fairy tales begin. There was a time... . It's a little less nebulous than the familiar ''once upon more…

Al Gore's 2nd wind

by Doug Powers -- At this moment, there are three declared candidates who are considered ''front-runners'' for the Democrats' nomination: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. That rattling sound you hear more…

Can Hillary 'win' us over?

by Craig R. Smith -- Hillary Clinton has announced her 2008 presidential bid with a catchy slogan that I hope is more truth than fluff. If so, she may just see this dyed-in-the-wool more…

Dirty laundry: Libby hung out to dry

by Ellen Ratner -- In case you were wondering what side former Bush press secretary Ari Fleisher is on in the Scooter Libby trial, you need not wonder any longer. He is more…

Charles Darwin's unfunny joke

by Pat Boone -- One of my favorite early Steve Martin routines went something like this: "Would you like to make a million dollars and pay no taxes? OK. First, make a more…