January 17, 2003
Explain the chart

There's been a lot of discussion about the latest Bush tax cut plan and whether it's wise to give so much back to "the rich." But a chart on Page 35 of this week's Time magazine has me confused about the less-talked about Democratic plan. Entitled "For Richer or Poorer," the chart compares the "estimated […]

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January 17, 2003
Affirmative action and college admissions

Wednesday President Bush came out against what he termed a "quota system" in place at the University of Michigan's campuses. The time for affirmative action at the nation's universities needs to come to an end. Is racism in American society eradicated? No. Some people will always harbor hate for those different from them in their […]

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January 15, 2003
I hit the trifecta

Mark the date and time! Today, probably for the first and last time, I agree with: The New York TImes editorial page and Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens and Stephen Breyer. Everyone, take a deep breath -- I have not been taken over by pod people. The issue is Congress' desire to create perpetual […]

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January 14, 2003
A question of bravery

New York Times editorial page columnists have, since the inception of President George Bush's administration, taken a certain pride in taking "brave" and "honorable" stands against a popular president -- especially since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Everyone's favorite columnist, Paul Krugman, recently told the German newspaper that he is "the solitary voice of the […]

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January 13, 2003
Biggest threat to world peace?

It's obviously not a scientific poll, but over at littlegreenfootballs.com, they're looking at what country is the biggest threat to world peace. Currently in the lead? "Our friends the Saudis."

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January 13, 2003
More on the Gov. Ryan and the death penalty

OpinionJournal.com's James Taranto had some apt words to say about the decision to clear off Illinois' death row. It's an act of stunning moral vanity. Ryan claims he's concerned that innocent people may have been on death row, and the Associated Press quotes him as saying that capital punishment is "arbitrary and capricious, and therefore […]

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January 13, 2003
Ask and ye shall receive

Well, last week when President Bush resubmitted the name of Judge Charles Pickering to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the cries of racist erupted from the Democrats. Their charge was mainly based on a 1994 cross burning case where Pickering sought a lighter sentence for a convicted cross burner because his cohorts -- including […]

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January 13, 2003
Friedman reports

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, a liberal with whom I agree from time to time, has an interesting report on the Friday prayers at one of Egypt's mosques. Thousands of Egyptian faithful went through their traditional prostrations and listened to the sermon by the sheik of Al Azhar, who spoke in measured tones about […]

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January 13, 2003
Justice and the death penalty

On Saturday, Illinois Gov. George Ryan committed a grave injustice. Gov. Ryan, who was leaving office with a cloud of corruption over his legacy, now leaves office as the darling of the liberal left for commuting the sentences of 167 people on his state's death row. Ryan's decision is unlikely to reinvigorate the anti-death penalty […]

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January 12, 2003
From Muslim to Christian

There's an interesting first person article in The Times (U.K.) that is definitely worth a read. The piece is written by Ahmer Khokhar, a son of a Pakistani immigrant to Great Britain. While the piece is a good read, and I feel for what this man has had to go through, when it comes to […]

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