Palestinian Authority Violence Against Americans

Is there any subject that the mainstream media treats worse than the Palestinian Authority (PA)? Case in point: placing the Oct. 15 murder of three American security personnel in Gaza. Here is USA Today‘s comment, representative of media assessments of the topic: “the killings reflected a potentially dangerous new escalation in a conflict that for […]

The Estate Tax Non-Repeal

Of all the tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration, none has been more controversial than repeal of the estate tax. Even though it represents only a very small part of the total revenue loss from the 2001 and 2003 tax bills — and isn’t really repealed, anyway, since it comes back in 2011 after […]

A Lynch Mob Gathers Around Justice Janice Rogers Brown: Part 1

The nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to become a federal Court of Appeals judge has brought out vicious special interest groups with their long knives — and a long record of smears and character-assassination, going back to the campaign of wholesale misrepresentations that defeated the nomination of Judge Robert […]

No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning

“Excellent schools deliver a clear message to their students: No Excuses. No excuses for failing to do your homework, failing to work hard in general; no excuses for fighting with other students, running in the hallways, dressing inappropriately and so forth.” That’s part of the prescription for ending educational mediocrity discussed in Abigail and Stephen […]

Palestinian Authority: A Network of Murderers Masquerading As Government

Three Americans — John Branchizio, Mark Parson, and John Martin Linde — were murdered last Wednesday when terrorists in Gaza bombed the diplomatic convoy they were riding in. News accounts immediately described the attack as a first — ”an unprecedented deadly attack on a US target in the Palestinian territories,” to quote the Associated Press. […]

Who Whipped Communism?

Soviet President Brezhnev, one of the last of the Soviet Communist dictators, hated the Catholic Church, according to conversations reported in The Wall Street Journal. Back during the Cold War Brezhnev is quoted as saying, “Sooner or later [the Church] would gag in our throats, it would suffocate us.” And, according to The Wall Street […]

Saddam’s Weapon of Mass Destruction Lies

Suppose for an instant that no weapons of mass destruction ever turn up in Iraq. Of course, they might well still appear, but let’s imagine that Saddam Hussein did not have an advanced program for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, as well as the missiles to carry them. What would that imply? President Bush’s Democratic […]

The Bali Bombers: What Motivates Death Worship?

On the anniversary of the Bali bombing, survivors and mourners are still asking: Why? The bombers Amrozi, Mukhlas and Samudra have been sentenced to death, but they show no remorse or regret. What motivates their death worship? At 11.07 pm, October 12 th 2002, 5 kg of TNT exploded inside the jacket of a patron […]

Rush Limbaugh’s “Offended” Critics are Wrong

You probably have heard about Rush Limbaugh having to resign from ESPN for having made an allegedly racist remark on the air. Limbaugh’s remark was about black quarterback Donovan McNabb. Here is what is up on the CNN website: “Before McNabb led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 23-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, […]

March to Irrelevance

Many leaders, including French President Jacques Chirac and U. N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, are still seething because the United States and Great Britain led a coalition into Iraq last March without explicit U.N. support. Of course, just a few months earlier, the Security Council had unanimously passed Resolution 1441. It found Iraq to be in […]

The Lure of Baseball

As half the nation eagerly awaits the next game of the World Series, the other half looks on in puzzlement at what could be so enthralling about grown men hitting a little ball and running around in circles. Baseball fans who cannot articulate why they love the game may retreat to their television sets feeling […]