Buddha Bad for Business

Recently 115 corporate executives paid $100 each for advice from that repository of business acumen, the Dalai Lama. The Nobel Peace Prize winning Buddhist spiritual leader addressed the execs in Irvine, CA. Granted, attendees were probably attracted more by his...

Random Thoughts for April 2004

Random thoughts on the passing scene: A reader has suggested that elections be held on April 16th — the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders. Just before France surrendered to...

J.F.K.: Jiggy Fly Kerry

Gotta give it to Democratic presidential contender John Kerry. He knows how to keep it real. In an MTV interview, the host asked, “Well, are there any trends out there in music, or even in popular culture in general that have piqued your interest?” Kerry...

Failure Looms at Fallujah

A turning point in what President Bush has called the War on Terrorism is at hand. How and whether the American military handles enemy confrontations in Iraq during the coming weeks will tell Islamic terrorists and their state sponsors everything they need to know...

Bing Crosby: Singer of the Century

May 2, 2004 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Bing Crosby, whose recorded voice continues to sing “White Christmas” every Yuletide. Other singers who came after him, including Sinatra and Elvis, had their day but it was Bing Crosby who...

Anti-Israel Terror Backfires

A day after Israeli troops killed its second leader within a single month, the Islamist terrorist organization Hamas put on a brave face. The Israelis “are dreaming” if they think this would weaken Hamas, announced Ismail Haniyeh to a crowd of over 70,000...

Poor Education Prognosis

Drs. Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom’s new book “No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning” shows that the government education whites receive is nothing to write home about, but for blacks, it’s no less than a disgraceful disaster....

Bait-and-Switch Media

Readers sometimes ask why I am seldom seen or heard on television or radio. Mainly it is because I turn down 90 percent of the invitations I get. A recent radio interview shows why. I was invited on as a guest to talk about my new book, “Affirmative Action...