HAS EVERYTHING CHANGED?

There’s an interesting perspective in this column by Michael Kinsley about whether we should automatically accept the notion that life in America has permanently changed for the worse after the terrorist bombing. He says, “Life was riskier than we realized...

DISASTER: RELIGIOUS RIGHT

Despite past differences, you may have the impression that America has been united by this tragedy. I offer this without further comment. According to The Washington Post and the New York Times, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson said that liberal civil liberties groups,...

DISASTER: CIVIL LIBERTIES

The nation is entering into a debate about the relationship between privacy and national security. Regardless of where you stand, encourage the debate to be fair, reasonable, and deeply considered. A rush to cut off privacy and anonymity may seem tempting in light of...

ENERGY POLICY

From Slate magazine: The Wall Street Journal “Washington Wire” has Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill’s penetrating defense of the Bush energy plan’s proposed expansion of nuclear power: “If you set aside Three Mile Island and...

JIMMY CARTER ON ENERGY

A good article by Jimmy Carter in the Washington Post about “misinformation and scare tactics” coming out of the Bush White House to justify environmental atrocities. Sample: “No energy crisis exists now that equates in any way with those we faced in...