Arabs Still Wish to Destroy Israel

Last June, Palestinian television broadcast a sermon in a Gaza mosque in which the imam, Ibrahim Madi, made the following statement: “God willing, this unjust state Israel will be erased; this unjust state the United States will be erased; this unjust state Britain will be erased.” The sheikh’s gentle homily comes again to mind as […]

A Petty Tyrant’s Cover-up at Columbine

There are good cops and there are bad cops. Sept. 11 has not changed that fact. We saw the best of the best sacrifice their lives for their fellow citizens when the World Trade Center crumbled. But while we honor the memory of heroic police officers, we must not turn a blind eye to other […]

Activism in Defense of Microsoft

For over four years, CMDC and its supporters have been outspoken advocates against antitrust and the current antitrust case against Microsoft. Before us today is the last chance to tell the government regulators that Microsoft should be lauded, instead of punished for its business practices. As the Microsoft Antitrust case nears its end, the government […]

Enemies Within

Our war against terrorism is just a few months old, but already we have had two well-publicized young American traitors. One was captured fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan and the other deliberately flew a plane into a building in Florida, leaving behind a note in support of the Taliban. These are more than just […]

What We Should Remember on Martin Luther King Day

What should we remember on Martin Luther King Day? In his “I Have a Dream” speech Dr. King said: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This statement, […]

What To Do with Ralph Nader?

A few days ago, Bill Gates received a rather malicious piece of hate mail singed, “Ralph Nader.” It wasn’t his first. Presumably, the infamous “Consumer Advocate” left his return address off of the envelope, because someone at Microsoft accidentally opened it instead of just throwing it in the pile of America On Line CDs and […]

Liberal Conspiracy Theories: Bush and Enron

The U.N., the Trilateral Commission, the international conspiracy of Jewish bankers — these are the conspiracy theories for which right-wing nuts are infamous. But what about the conspiracy theories of the left? I’m sure you have heard of them: the Military-Industrial Complex, the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” and, of course, the international conspiracy of multinational conglomerates. […]

The New Math: Why Students Can’t Add or Subtract

Imagine that your child comes home from school one day and announces that in his math course there are no textbooks, no teaching — and no right answers. Instead, students form groups to construct their own math “strategies.” They add fractions by folding paper strips, without ever learning how to convert to common denominators. They […]

Blame America First

I was in the university section of Pittsburgh for a meeting right after the attacks of September 11, just an hour after thousands of people had been burned alive or crushed to death or jumped to their deaths from the top of the inferno that had been the World Trade Center, before any of us […]

Infallible Haters?

Anybody can be mistaken — except haters, apparently. Whenever others express their hatred of Americans, in words or deeds, the hand-wringers among us want us to ask: “Why do they hate us?” Apparently we should automatically go in quest of those causes so dear to the ideology of the left, instead of realizing that many […]

Guns in the Hands of Private Citizens Make Us All Safer

For the gun controllers, the year gone by was bleak. As 2001 began, their lawsuits against gun manufacturers were being dismissed in one city after another. An attorney general nominee they bitterly opposed was confirmed. Soon after, he wrote to the National Rifle Association, “unequivocally” backing its view that the Second Amendment guarantees the freedom […]

Does Poverty Cause Militant Islam?

The events of September 11 have intensified a long-standing debate: What causes Muslims to turn to militant Islam? Some analysts have noted the poverty of Afghanistan and concluded that herein lay the problem. Jessica Stern of Harvard University wrote that the United States “can no longer afford to allow states to fail.” If it does […]

Interview of Wade Dokken: The Social Security Crisis and What to Do About It

“By creating private accounts, you’d create private assets and private assets could be passed onto another generation as capital. And I think that would change the lives of millions of people,” says Wade Dokken. And Wade would know. A former advisor to Hillary Clinton, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer American Skandia, Inc. […]

“Islamic Americans” vs. America

An odd controversy briefly dominated the sports pages in March 1996. A player in the National Basketball Association, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, refused to follow the league’s rule requiring that players stand in a “dignified posture” during the national anthem. Instead, since the beginning of the 1995-96 season, Abdul-Rauf had remained seated during the playing of the […]

Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

Bias meticulously documents what everyone outside the media and the Left establishment knows – that news coverage has a left-wing bias. Even more, this book makes clear the critical role the news media play in our lives, and the life-threatening default on responsibility the media is guilty of – all the way from the AIDS […]

Argentina’s Economic Crisis: An “Absence of Capitalism”

As U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill explained to The Financial Times in February 2001, the key factor underlying recent financial crises is not a failure of capitalism, but an “absence of capitalism.” Argentina provides a cogent example; its lack of economic freedom–the necessary environment for capitalism to work effectively–resulted in continual economic decline […]