Breaking every viewer record and emerging as the #1 primetime TV sensation, ABC's Desperate Housewives has been called the Sex and the City of the suburbs. Writer Marc Cherry told The Age that "Desperate Housewives is a kind of skewed homage to suburban life," and
Last March in Atlanta, suspected rapist Brian Nichols overpowered a deputy and stormed a courthouse, eventually shooting four people. Nichols then fled the scene and hid in the apartment of a woman he had taken hostage. The next day, the killer--his location unknown to police--voluntarily
The way the media would have you see it, the pharmaceutical industry is made up of a bunch of greedy businesses trying to make a buck off of you and your ailing family members' illnesses.
And the truth is that they are trying to make a
I want to elaborate some on a point I made to introduce my editorial: that there is no general cultural awareness, in intellectual circles or in the media, of the incredible technological advancement going on. I'm thinking specifically of the computer industry.
Because of my day
In 1906, Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle, the Food and Drug Act was passed, and the FDA was born. Founded on the premise that consumers can't distinguish between a bottle of cough medicine and poison--or between a scientific drug study and an advertisement for a
According to a recent poll, 80% of Americans think it their patriotic duty to give preference to American-made products. But "Buy American" is wholly un-American in both its economics and its philosophy.
America's distinction among all the nations of the world is that it enshrined political
Every week there are technological breakthroughs and innovations in crucial fields of production, such as computers and medicine. But you'd never know it reading the headlines of most major news outlets. Even where productiveness is covered to some extent, for example, in technology news, new
Any American who has glanced at a newspaper in the past two years knows that the liberals are unhappy about George W. Bush's war in Iraq.
Editorials continue to cite our failure to discover weapons of mass destruction, as well as the greater hostility and more
February 2nd marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of America's most controversial and inspiring writers, Ayn Rand.
She continues to be wildly popular among the young: some 14,000 high school students per year submit entries to essay contests on her novels and, in
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