Greeneville captain should not get the shaft

by Jon Dougherty -- It was an awful, terrible thing that happened to nine Japanese students, commercial fishery instructors and crew aboard the Ehime Maru, the trawler sunk off the coast of more…

Coup d'?tat in 1913

by Joseph Farah -- Few Americans realize how radically America was changed in 1913 with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. Maybe most Americans don't even care. "How does the Federal more…

Fighting abuse at U.N.

by Jane Chastain -- She did her job at the United Nations. She did it well, too well to suit the Clinton administration. That's why former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright hired more…

Beijing's brutal roots

by J.R. Nyquist -- China expert Steven Mosher has a fascinating insight into the Beijing Communists. In his book, entitled "Hegemon," he says that Chairman Mao was steeped in the classics of more…

Bad leadership exacerbated

by Geoff Metcalf -- Just when the military community was bemoaning, "it couldn't get any worse," guess what? It has! Adding insult to injury, "The Pentagon bypassed a 'buy America' law to more…

Don't put that foot in my mouth!

by Barbara Simpson -- It's been 72 years since there was a reported case of foot-and-mouth disease in this country. Agricultural officials hope our luck holds out. As if the threat of more…

Two mega-stars and a pistol

by Richard Grenier -- There is no Mexican of importance in "The Mexican." Or rather, the eponymous "Mexican" is not a man but a pistol, with a long complicated history. The untangling more…

American kidney stew

by Medicine Men -- Americans have never much liked British kidney pie, but now we are embroiled in a kidney stew all our own. Fifty thousand Americans need kidney transplants each year, more…

Chinese schemes

by Jerry Falwell -- Most Americans are completely unenlightened in terms of the growing threat of conflict between the United States and China. In February, when U.S. and British warplanes bombarded Iraqi more…

Brown like me

by Ruben Navarrette Jr. -- A black-and-white America now seems as quaint as black-and-white television. Demographers have long predicted that Hispanics would one day outnumber African-Americans and become the nation's largest minority. The more…