Cloning In A Free Society?

“Life is creation, not a commodity,” says President Bush, defending his view that all cloning should be permanently outlawed. Life is a creation of whom — and for whose purpose? Do we make our own lives, for our own sakes, or is somebody else doing...

Is America Winning?

With the war on terrorism now six months old, it’s time to review the bidding. How goes the war? Let’s grade four areas:* Military: The bulk of the war in Afghanistan was won in two months. Trouble was, to minimize casualties, U.S. troops avoided some of...

Campaign Finance Reform Diversions

There’s a story about Catholic priests who contracted to have a new church built for their congregation. When the church was completed, and just before the priests came for their final inspection, the contractor cemented a Buddhist statue in the center of the...

Live from Ramallah: The Theater of the Absurd

In the late 1940s, a group of playwrights started a movement called the Theater of the Absurd, based on the Existentialist notion that life is rationally incomprehensible. According to one description, practitioners of the Theater of the Absurd sought “to convey...

Who is Janis Sposato?

In response to last week’s DeadHijackerVisa-gate, the Immigration and Naturalization Service “reassigned” four managers to replace four other managers — whom the agency refuses to name — in order to “begin the process of...

Cuba’s Bravest and Best

HAVANA — “There are no banned books in Cuba,” Fidel Castro declared in February 1998, “only those which we have no money to buy.” Of course, books *are* banned in Cuba; just try to locate one that criticizes Castro. Bookstores and public...

On Bataan and Balikatan

To your average Howard Stern fan, the Philippines is nothing more than a carnival land of shoe-crazy, dog-eating jungle dwellers who are a perennial source of cheap jokes. Some Americans know better. Just ask the thousands of surviving U.S. soldiers who fought in the...

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