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…

Conscience, conviction and action

by Kyle Williams -- I propose that we, as Americans, allow for the option of parents to kill their children up to the age of 3 and for the option of children more…

Quest for power prevails over grief

by Jerry Falwell -- "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of the fool is in the house of mirth." –Ecclesiastes 7:4, NKJV Solomon, the 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…