Many political opinion pieces circulate with no identifying authorship or publication information, or with credits mistakenly attributing them to the wrong sources. In this section we attempt to set the record straight on those counts for some of the more widely-circulated pieces.
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Monty Python member John Cleese penned a satirical piece announcing the revocation of America's independence.
Article compiles statements from Australian government officials about Sharia law and Muslim extremists.
E-mail describes Darrell Scott's statement before a House subcommittee.
A widely-circulated essay known as "The Paradox of Our Time" was penned by a student who witnessed the Columbine shootings or George Carlin.
Letter of resignation submitted by U.S. diplomat John Brady Kiesling is genuine.
Musician Charlie Daniels is the author of 'An Open Letter to the Hollywood Bunch.'
Monty Python member Terry Jones is the author of 'I'm Losing Patience with My Neighbours. Mr. Bush.'
Alabama State Auditor Beth Chapman delivered a "Stand Up for America" speech.
Dennis Miller explains how to tell the good guys from the bad guys in the world of politics.
Navy corpsman's e-mail dissuades his mother from attending anti-war demonstration.
Essay compares education and career experience of government officials and celebrities.
Judge William Young delivers stinging rebuke to "shoe bomber" terrorist Richard Reid at sentencing hearing.
A Navy airman wrote 'An Open Letter to the Dixie Chicks.'
Letter of resignation submitted by U.S. diplomat Mary Wright is genuine.
Claire Braz-Valentine wrote and read "An Open Letter to John Ashcroft" at Cabrillo College.
Commentator Andy Rooney delivered a "the French have not earned the right to protest against the U.S." piece on TV's 60 Minutes.
60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney wrote an essay 'In Praise of Older Women.'
List compiles Andy Rooney's wry observations on a variety of topics.
Commentator Andy Rooney explains his political views.
Commentator Andy Rooney said God asked him to "tell your viewers that both Pat Robertson and Mel Gibson strike me as wackos."
List compiles Andy Rooney's observations on what he's learned.
Comedian Robin Williams came up with a plan for how the U.S. should handle foreign affairs.
Radio talk show host Neal Boortz delivered a controversial commencement speech.
The satirical poem The New School Prayer was penned by a schoolchild.
Air Force veteran chides Clinton for stating that the "older generation must learn to sacrifice as other generations have done."
Former New York mayor Ed Koch delivered a radio address on anti-semitism.
Radio commentator Paul Harvey composed a review of the upcoming film about the last hours of Jesus, The Passion.
Churchgoer describes encounter with President Bush at St. John's Church.
Singer and actress Bette Midler pens letter chiding President Bush for his stance on gay marriage.
Journalist Geraldo Rivera commented (regarding the war in Iraq) that "reporters don't report buildings that don't burn."
Author Kurt Vonnegut penned a opinion piece entitled 'Cold Turkey.'
Ben Stein penned an essay about the nature of stardom.
E-mail features response to Michael Moore's open letter from Bill Timmins, president of the Aladdin casino.
E-mail details actor Denzel Washington's TV appearance with Katie Couric.
Oliver North penned an open letter to Senator John Kerry.
John Eisenhower, son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, wrote a commentary explaining why he will be voting for John Kerry for president.
A wounded Vietnam veteran bought a full-page ad in the Army Times.
Radio commentator Paul Harvey penned an essay titled "If I Were the Devil."
Radio commentator Paul Harvey wrote an essay in favor of school prayer.
Officer aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln describes difficulties with ship's humanitarian mission in Sumatra.
Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner wrote an editorial for Die Welt blasting Europe for its timidity in confronting Islamic fanaticism.
Former Colorado governor Richard D. Lamm delivered a speech on the perils of multiculturalism.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps General Chuck Pitman wrote a "letter of apology" in response to the prisoner abuse controversy in Abu Ghraib, Iraq.
E-mail transcribes a press conference given by actor and former Marine R. Lee Ermey.
A private citizen paid over $100,000 to run a full-page advertisement in the Washington Post defining himself and his Republican values.
Comedian George Carlin authored a piece about his being a "Bad American."
Comedian Bill Cosby's remarks form the "We Can't Blame White People" essay.
E-mail reproduces George Carlin's list of New Rules for 2006.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff sent a letter to the Washington Post regarding an editorial cartoon.
Ben Stein delivered a commentary about the observance of Christmas.
Ben Stein authored an editorial on the (non-)importance of Hollywood and the Oscars.
Paul Allen of Microsoft wrote a letter to a Santa Clarita newspaper in defense of Mormons.
Naval captain's speech urges Americans to "wake up" and act decisively in battling terrorism.
E-mail reproduces letter from retired U.S. Border Patrol agent to Senator Bill Frist.
E-mail reproduces country singer Charlie Daniels' editorial about immigration reform demonstrations.
A Michigan professor sent an an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country.
Letter from U.S. Army lieutenant serving in Iraq criticizes the New York Times for publishing information about a secret government program.
Asked about a deer's final thoughts, Ted Nugent disses the French.
Comedian Dennis Miller is the author of "A Brief Overview of the Situation," an essay about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
E-mail reproduces an "anti-terrorism" speech delivered by Brigitte Gabriel at Duke University.
E-mail reproduces a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert about what Israel is fighting for in Lebanon.
Director Steven Spielberg authored a letter taking actor Mel Gibson to task for his anti-Semitic statements.
Kevin Tillman wrote an essay in remembrance of his brother Pat's birthday, criticizing U.S. policy in Iraq.
E-mail offers comedian George Carlin's solution to gasoline shortages and illegal immigration.
E-mail from Army chaplain decries handling of Walter Reed Medical Center issue.
Essay by comedian Jay Leno urges Americans to focus on the positive.
E-mail reproduces Lt. Col. Joe Repya's "I'm tired" message expressing disappointment with public support for the U.S. military mission in Iraq.
E-mail reproduces excerpt from Lee Iacocca's Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
E-mail reproduces Jason Whitlock's editorial about the Don Imus controversy.