Al Gore enters political rehab

by Hugh Hewitt -- Sunday's Washington Post carried the happy news (for Republicans) that Al Gore "plans to take his first steps back into the political arena later this month." The former more…

Discarding people

by Linda Bowles -- In 1973, our government passed the Endangered Species Act. Twenty-eight years later, on April 6, 2001, the federal government's Bureau of Reclamation cut off irrigation water to 1,500 more…

From Congress to K Street

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – When Newt Gingrich was in office, he spoke highly of the people from his home district of Marietta, Ga. But apparently they don't measure up as more…

Harassed by an older congressman

by Debbie Schlussel -- I've interned for three U.S. congressmen, and until Thursday, I could say I was never harassed by a congressman. You would think an older U.S. congressman would have more…

Retiring Social Security

by Ralph Reiland -- Just look at the numbers and it's obvious that Social Security is a "lousy investment" for anyone under 50, says Pete Dupont, the former governor of Delaware and more…

Back to school?

by Rebecca Hagelin -- Have you seen that clever TV commercial in which the father, much to the chagrin of his two young kids, gleefully shops for school supplies to the sound more…

Leading sheep to slaughter

by Tom Ambrose -- You've just got to give them credit, folks ... our government representatives excel at pandering to the populace better than anyone else on the planet. The latest manifestation more…

Environmentalism's growing body count

by Geoff Metcalf -- Four young firefighters, ages 18-30, recently burned to death fighting a fire in a Washington state national forest. They should not have died that day. They chose a more…

McCain's 'Bull Moose' candidacy

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In a recent column we speculated on what Sens. Daschle and McCain might have discussed at their much publicized weekend t?te-?-t?te at McCain's home in Arizona. We assumed more…

Working for the people?

by John N. Doggett -- What is the proper role of government? Many conservatives and libertarians find it hard to imagine anything proper that a government can do. Nevertheless, most people want the more…