The license to pry

by Alan W. Bock -- It shouldn't be difficult around this time of the year -- the IRS having made the Ides of April a more piquant source of dread than the Ides more…

Holding hands with Fidel

by Richard Grenier -- To tell the truth, I have a suspicion about Janet Reno: that she has a secret ambition to be known throughout the world as the person who brought more…

Why people don't vote

by John N. Doggett -- A very sad thing happened on Tuesday. We held a runoff election in Texas and 97 percent of the registered voters in Austin stayed home. Austin, in case more…

No UAE sanctions

by Inside the Ring -- The Clinton administration is set to announce its final approval of the sale of 80 F-16 warplanes to the United Arab Emirates. The deal for the Lockheed Martin more…

Elian: From miracle to nightmare

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Anyone familiar with the details of Elian's rescue at sea can't help but see it as something of a miracle. There is a website devoted to the cause more…

Ground the military

by Llewellyn Rockwell Jr. -- The much-heralded MV-22 Osprey, the tax-funded flying gadget costing hundreds of millions to develop, is the latest product of the military-industrial complex to go down in flames. The more…

Deception Pass

by Craige McMillan -- As Western Washington breaks up into the coastline and islands of Puget Sound, many beautiful landmarks emerge. Last week I was standing on one: 182 feet above the more…

Bunglers, moles and unexpected deaths

by J.R. Nyquist -- A short commentary on the collapse of British security is overdue. This column recently commented on two British intelligence officers who lost their laptops. These laptops were packed more…

Elian for right or wrong

by Richard Grenier -- When do the inhumanities of a regime mount so high that they cancel out loyalty to one's country -- particularly, for example, the obligation to carry out orders more…

Lawsuit absurdity

by Tanya K. Metaksa -- Wouldn't you think it absurd if the next time there is a vehicular homicide by a criminal escaping from the police in a high-speed chase, the city or more…