Sept 11th: One Month Until The Anniversary

Next month it will be the second anniversary of the worst day in American history. How goes the war? To our government’s credit there has not been a repeat terrorist attack in the US. The Taliban government was overthrown. Saddam Hussein is no longer a...
The East Coast Blackout

The East Coast Blackout

The East Coast blackout seemed to be straight out Atlas Shrugged: 60 million people without electricity and the official reaction was that things worked like they were supposed to! I just had to verify that the New York Times editorial on the subject was a call for...

“War’s New Face” Revisited

Daniel Pipes’ recent column identifies changes to the way the West (namely, the USA and Israel) conduct war. He seems to report this factually and there is no explicit opinion on the matter, but the implication is that he doesn’t have a problem with...

The Pro-War Left is Still the Left

FrontPage mag published leftist Nat Hentoff’s piece explaining what he did not march to protest the Iraqi war. In his article he quotes himself from a newspaper interview: “There was the disclosure . . . when the prisons were briefly opened of the gouging...

The Reactionary Left

We are in the midst of a radical change in world geopolitics. The twentieth century saw two major geopolitical shuffles that resulted from the world wars. The second world war’s effect remained intact through 1989 when the Soviet Union collapsed and since then...

Bravo for Not Sanctioning a Sham

Reader Ben Rathbone pointed me to this letter that he wrote, and I applaud the position taken. Here’s the background: [On February 22, 2003, the] 24-hour Arabic cable news network, Al-Jazeera, will be broadcasting a two hour “open dialogue” from the...

God Bless Our Assassins, Commandos and Bombs

In the past few weeks radical Muslims have attacked again, including a bombing of a French ship, a bombing that killed hundreds–mostly Australians–in Indonesia, bombings in the Philippines, and possibly a bombing of a Moscow McDonald’s restaurant....
Ken Iverson: Proof that Ayn Rand’s Heroes Exist

Ken Iverson: Proof that Ayn Rand’s Heroes Exist

Many Objectivists read the book American Steel about Ken Iverson’s amazing corporate leadership in developing new technology for steel producers when Big Steel was floundering under old ideas and crippling unions. Dr. Edwin Locke also made many mentions of him,...