Ban Internet Taxes? The Taxman Clicketh

One of Feulner’s Laws of Public Policy reads: “There are no permanent victories in Washington.” These days, we’re seeing that law borne out over Internet taxation. This looked settled years ago. Congress has voted twice–in 1998 and 2001–to ban any taxes on Internet access. Those acts also prevented states from slapping any additional sales taxes […]

Radical U.N. Tax Plans Threaten America

Many politicians seem to think that the answer to every alleged problem is higher taxes. Howard Dean, for instance, has said he would repeal the Bush tax cuts — even though this would boost the average family’s tax burden by nearly $2,000. This initiative sounds radical, and it is. But some proposals out there are […]

A New Prescription For Cutting Costs

The solution to the high cost of prescription drugs, we are told by Democrats and Republicans alike, is more government intervention. Well, if we’re going to use government muscle to lower our medical expenses, why not go all the way? Thus my proposal: Outlaw prescription drugs. Yes, by wiping out that whole sector and leaving […]

Killing Arafat

After years of duplicitous dealing and overt support of terrorism the Israelis finally started talking about removing Arafat from the Middle East peace process, killing him if necessary. They have removed the killing option some months ago, but the fact that the Israelis are now talking about removing one of the many obstacles to peace […]

Saddam Husseim — Man in a Hole!

Talk about going down in a blaze of glory. Despite Saddam Hussein’s stated intention to resist the U.S.-led coalition, the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division found him in a 6-foot by 8-foot “spider hole” just large enough for a man to lie down, 10 miles south of Tikrit, Saddam’s ancestral home. Not only did he […]

A Giant Step to Improving “Social Security”

Last April, I had the opportunity to sit across a table from President Bush and discuss his plans for the economy. I asked him what his most important policy priorities were, and he gave me a refreshingly simple and direct answer: “In the first term we’re going to cut taxes. And in the second term […]

The Psychology of Sexual Arousal

Q: Why do men seem to enjoy viewing women naked (e.g., in photos, real life, etc.) much more than women seem to enjoy looking at naked men? It seems men are much more “turned on” romantically/sexually by the visual aspects of the opposite sex, than the other way around. Do you agree? And what accounts […]

The U.S. Supreme Court Against the Constitution

Lawlessness usually conjures up images of a wild frontier or mobs in the streets. But the painful reality is that the supreme examples of lawlessness in our times are in the august and sedate chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States. If you think the issue in the recent Supreme Court decision upholding […]

America Has Grounded the Wright Brothers

America Has Grounded the Wright Brothers

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers launched their fragile first plane, catapulting us into the Century of Flight. Starting with a linen-and-fabric machine barely controllable aloft, aviation’s giants have given us routine jet travel as an everyday convenience–a necessity even. The pioneers we celebrate today would be thrilled at the extent to which flight […]

Campaign-Finance Reform Attacks Victims of Government Corruption

In upholding the major provisions of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, the Supreme Court has openly declared that it is legitimate to curtail freedom of speech “marginally” in order to fight government corruption. But the sad reality is that the new laws not only fail to confront the source of corruption in government, by violating […]

George W. Bush's Unprincipled Foreign Policy Against Taiwan

George W. Bush’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy Against Taiwan

In yet another presidential disappointment, FoxNews reported that Bush Opposes Taiwan Independence. “We oppose any unilateral decision by either China or Taiwan to change the status quo,” Bush told reporters, “and the comments and actions made by the leader of Taiwan” — referring to President Chen Shui-bian — “indicate that he may be willing to […]

What Should Be Done With Saddam Hussein?

What Should Be Done With Saddam Hussein?

The capture of Saddam Hussein is good news to virtually everyone, except those who have been looking for a quagmire in Iraq from day one. Back when the war was just getting under way last spring, a dust storm that temporarily stopped the American troops advancing toward Baghdad was loudly proclaimed as a quagmire by […]

Certainty of Catastrophic Global Warming is a Hoax

MILAN, Italy — On many of the walls here at the Feira Milano conference center, site of the giant United Nations meeting on climate change, Green activists have posted flamboyant posters showing a picture of Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla), with a quotation from him: “Global warming is ‘the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American […]

The Racism of “Diversity”

Texas A&M president Robert Gates should be praised for announcing that race will no longer be a factor when applications are considered, and that students “should be admitted as individuals, on personal merit–and no other basis.” What is needed now is for him, and others, to go further in challenging “diversity.” They ought to declare […]

The Psychology of Junior Sniper Lee Malvo

The defense psychiatrist for the D.C. sniper, Lee Malvo, claims that Malvo was unable to distinguish right from wrong. In other words, he didn’t know that it was wrong to shoot innocent people at gas stations and department stores. Why not? Not because he was psychotic or schizophrenic, meaning completely out of touch with reality […]

Paying for Someone Else’s Free Lunch in Nevada

With a near one billion dollar tax increase now coming into effect, the businessmen of the state of Neveda are now computing what they will have to pay to the state for nothing other than making money. One of these businessmen is my dad, and it is to him and all the other small businessmen […]

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