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

Internet Babel?

A few weeks ago, eBay, the largest auction web site on the Internet, quietly halted the sale of items associated with hate groups. While ebay has long disallowed merchandise promoting

Amtrak’s Bad Trip

In addition to high prices, weak coffee, bad food, and horrible service, here’s one more reason to avoid Amtrak: It gives federal drug cops your travel itinerary. If the narcs