South Africa after apartheid

by Walter Williams -- Moral crusaders have the habit of heading off to their next crusade without bothering to see whether anything went wrong on their last one. During the '80s, TransAfrica, more…

2002 Predictions:
Past, imperfect; Future, tense?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Who needs Nostradamus? If I had one, I'd consult my crystal ball. Instead, I polled a cross-section of concerned citizens, dedicated readers all, who cheerfully contributed their less more…

Sen. Daschle's partisan tattoo

by David Limbaugh -- Senate Majority Leader Daschle, the man who has done everything in his power to obstruct President Bush's domestic agenda, had the effrontery to say that Bush was ignoring more…

Pilot's perspective

by Jane Chastain -- Editor's note: Jane Chastain is a licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings, who lives on a runway and owns two airplanes. She was flying one of her more…

Politics vs. public interest

by Hugh Hewitt -- Last week, I handicapped the Senate races of interest in 2002. This weekend past, the Washington Post undertook the same exercise. The Post's Dan Balz and David Broder more…

Beware of mission creep

by David Hackworth -- The killing last week in Afghanistan of Special Forces Sgt. Nathan Chapman calls to mind the battle portrayed in the movie "Black Hawk Down." Its two-and-one-half hours of more…

Slow rot

by Linda Bowles -- It is difficult to understand the long-range implications of current events. This is to say, it is difficult to know whether a current event is part of a more…

Homeland defense:
A call to the churches

by Bob Just -- The most perilous attitude Americans could have right now is overconfidence. There is a good reason the Bush administration continues to urge vigilance, despite our success in Afghanistan. more…

Return of deficit politics

by Paul Sperry -- News item: Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., Friday blamed President Bush's tax cut for the shrinking surplus, noting that Bush's own budget director now says the federal more…

Three cheers for Captain 'X'!

by Debbie Schlussel -- He's President Bush's least-favorite pilot. But we should all applaud the embattled Captain "X," unnamed pilot of American Airlines Flight 363, who refused to allow a suspicious, belligerent, more…