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…

What’s so divine about budget surpluses?

by David Limbaugh -- The Democrats’ newfound affinity for federal budget surpluses provides a window into the soul of economic liberalism. It is quite interesting to observe the liberals’ transformation over the 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…

Dating ban another bad idea

by Jon Dougherty -- Few lawmakers have criticized Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif., for his admitted affair with former Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy. Even fewer have had the guts to stand up more…

Summer colds

by J.R. Nyquist -- It is not flu or cold season. The sun is warm and bright, the air is hot and sticky. But you have that scratchy lump in your throat more…