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Can Uncle Sam save us from ourselves?

America's financial crisis is a political crisis, too. In the course of just 10 days, the Federal Reserve propped up ailing mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac, refused to…

The high cost of pursuing happiness

Everyone has a right to own a home whether they can afford it or not. It says so in the Constitution -- well, actually the Declaration of Independence in…

Money for Wall Street but never science

To think a week ago we were fretting about pigs and lipstick!

Strange as it seems, the collapse of Wall Street (coupled with pure fear for our own futures) is not…

America: A democratic-socialist state?

There's no avoiding this conclusion: The federal government's breathtaking economic interventionism has turned America into a democratic-socialist state. The fact that these drastic incursions are happening under an allegedly conservative…

No need to bail out working moms

I received in my e-mail box today a press release from a "women's'' organization called Moms Rising that supposedly represents "83 million moms in America." "These moms have unanswered questions…

Talk about bad timing

In what may end up being a particularly unfortunate example of poor timing, Donald Luskin, economic adviser to John McCain, published an article in Monday's Washington Post, arguing that,…

Who benefits from Wall Street carnage?

Various and sundry authors have taken various and sundry positions on whether the Wall Street wreckage of this week benefits the Obama or McCain campaign more. We don't know yet.…

It’s all about telling the truth

When she accepted the National Association of Hispanic Journalists 2008 leadership award at the National Press Club last week, Maria Hinojosa mentioned a conversation she had with her friend, Univision…

A remarkable look at the Iraq mess

Journalist and author Bob Woodward's new book "The War Within'' provides informative insights concerning the United States military occupation of Iraq, not least because of his remarkable access to very…

Washington: Armed and dangerous

The National Rifle Association has designated as "must" legislation a bill that, according to law enforcement officials, would not only eliminate most of the District of Columbia's firearm control efforts…