Pink and blue soldiers

by Ellen Ratner -- Some House Republicans would like to create a pink and blue military. U.S. Representative John McHugh, R-N.Y., recently threw in a last minute amendment to the House's defense more…

Trousers burn in capitol conflagration

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…

Caught in government's vise

by Henry Lamb -- For years, Jesse James Hardy tried valiantly to avoid the day when the State of Florida would take his 160-acre "patch of heaven," 30 miles east of Naples. more…

The humanist's blind science

by Brannon Howse -- In the now-famous Scopes trial of 1925, the American Civil Liberties Union defended the teaching of evolution in public schools. True educational freedom, Clarence Darrow argued, requires the more…

Ottawa's political soap opera

by Ted Byfield -- Canada's Liberal government survived parliamentary defeat Thursday by a vote of 153 to 152 in the House of Commons, a victory bestowed upon it by two ex-Conservatives who more…

Creationism for skeptics

by Jerry Falwell -- If we are to believe Vanity Fair columnist Christopher Hitchens, people who believe in creationism – the belief that the designed universe actually has a Designer – are more…

The Episcopal Church's
wildest bishop

by Les Kinsolving -- Surprise! Surprise! The Episcopal Church's wildest prelate, retired Bishop John Spong, has just written a new book: "The Sins of Scripture." And the New York Times writes: "This more…

Embryonic stem-cell research: Science boondoggle

by Kelly Hollowell -- Remember in June of 2001 when President Bush announced his plan for federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research? He announced federal dollars could be used to fund research more…

Have numbers become idols in the church?

by Kyle Williams -- The latest issue of Business Week has a cover story titled "Evangelical America: Big Business. Explosive Politics." The story delves into the rapid growth of mega-churches in America, more…

NPT vigilantes

by Gordon Prather -- Jackie Sanders, special representative of the president for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, began her address to the Seventh Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation Of more…