We'd better not forget 1992

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- With liberals howling that Gore won the popular vote and that the Republicans stole the election in Florida, it's a good idea to go back to November 1992 more…

The politics of fear align against Ashcroft

by Jon Dougherty -- Last week, President-elect George W. Bush truly surprised me -- but in a good way. He nominated outgoing Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., to be his attorney general. Just more…

Christmas and the eternal perspective

by Linda Bowles -- Bethlehem will not teem with worshipers this year, as it usually does during the Christmas season. The little town where Jesus was born is located within Palestine territory, more…

Exchanging gifts with Jesus

by Jane Chastain -- No one is quite sure how the custom of giving and receiving gifts on the anniversary of Christ's birth actually began. Some say it was a holdover from more…

Of mice and men

by J.R. Nyquist -- It was raining hard in east San Diego County that night. About 10 miles outside of Ramona, Calif., a security guard for the local timeshare resort had called more…

Removing 'Christ' from Christmas

by Jon Dougherty -- We have a rule in my home; when writing, we don't write Christmas as "X-mas" because we don't believe in taking "Christ" out of "Christmas." In fact, to more…

Jingle jangles

by Barbara Simpson -- Merry Christmas! What are you doing reading this on this holiday? Shouldn't you be celebrating with family, friends, even the dog? Perhaps going to church or dropping in more…

A story of Christmas and freedom

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Lousia May Alcott, best known for her novel, "Little Women," was born on Nov. 29, 1832, in Germantown, Pa., and raised in Boston and Concord, Mass. ("Poor dull more…

Connecting Chanukah and Christmas?

by Yaffah daCosta -- One common theme between Chanukah and Christmas is lights! Everywhere, there are lights and more lights! And, even though lights are an important theme for the holiday, there more…

It's all about family

by Geoff Metcalf -- Christmas is a holiday many people anxiously look forward to for a variety of reasons. To many it is a religious holiday to remember the birth of Jesus more…