Tyranny on a Smaller Scale

All this talk of human cloning, genetic enhancements, and the like is threatening the uneasy partnership between the two major elements of conservatism. The libertarian strain, generally in support of

Band of Brothers: The Good Fight

To honor military conquest, the Romans held games, organized ceremonial processions, and built triumphal arches. Today, we have films. To be sure, memorials crowd our capital. As important as these

Fractured Fairytale

Fractured Fairytale

Readers will soon have an opportunity to revisit the talking beasts, mythical creatures, and strange realms of C.S. Lewis’s “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Publisher HarperCollins plans to issue a new

To Tell The Truth

The parents of missing intern Chandra Levy do not believe Congressman Gary Condit has revealed all he knows of her whereabouts. Until this week, police investigators were satisfied with Condit’s

Pork and the GOP

Everyone believes that congressional pork-barrel spending and government waste are the same thing. Thus, every year when it releases its Congressional Pig Book chronicling the latest federal pork, Citizens Against

The War on Fat

Kenneth Cooper, the godfather of “aerobics” and the frontrunner to become the next Surgeon General, has pitched to the Bush administration the idea of a $1,000 tax deduction for “staying

Even a Stopped Clock . . .

During the week of September 28th, the now familiar anti-globalization circus will descend upon our nation’s capitol to disrupt the meetings of the World Bank and the IMF. For the

A Retirement Account of One’s Own

In April, government actuaries reported that Social Security is unsustainable in its current form. Unless key reforms such as privatization are undertaken, the program will face a fiscal crisis as

Suzanne Somers’ Bad Medicine

Actress Suzanne Somers recently disclosed that she is battling breast cancer. As she told the Associated Press, “I really feel I’m licking this.” Not with conventional treatments, mind you, but