September 11th

On this day, the best way to honor the dead is to reassert — and expand — the values that made their lives in this country (and our own) possible. This means rebuilding the World Trade Center — with private dollars and within the capitalist framework. It means making the new World Trade Center bigger, […]

Britney Spears-Madonna Kiss

Many are up in arms about the Britney Spears-Madonna kiss seen at an awards show on national television recently. You’d think by now that people who don’t like such displays would realize that their indignant reaction is exactly what the attention-seekers want. So long as those who disapprove keep reacting the way they do, the […]

Facing Down North Korea

It is easy to dismiss evil as crazy. Who but a madman could threaten or harm others and be in command of their senses? Yet all but a few evil acts are the products of conscious, deliberate choices, choices that are made in adherence to the evildoer’s moral code. As the second anniversary of 9/11 […]

Spitting on Their Graves

Across the nation, public officials will strike somber poses and shed television-friendly tears and bow their blow-dried heads in memory of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. They’ll hold hands, light candles, and pass around a plateful of platitudes: “Never forget,” they’ll intone. “Let’s roll,” they’ll thunder. “God bless America,” they’ll warble in […]

Manufacturing Will Be Booming

With Congress having returned from its August recess last week, the rhetoric on employment has heated up. In particular, we are hearing more and more about the loss of manufacturing jobs. A Federal Reserve Bank of New York study warns that many have disappeared permanently and will not come back even after rapid growth returns. […]

Paul Krugman Unraveled

Paul Krugman’s book, The Great Unraveling, hits bookstores today. Are you surprised that Krugman’s publisher, W.W. Norton, has repeatedly refused my requests for a review copy of the book? Despite this inexplicable omission, America’s most dangerous liberal pundit is in full book-promo mode. He’s dropped his teaching duties at Princeton for the quarter. His personal […]

America’s Timid War on Terrorism

Although American forces impressively deposed the tyrannical regime of Saddam Hussein, the nearly two-year-long War on Terrorism is, in fact, going badly. The tragedy is that we lack not weapons, nor military prowess, nor bravery; our military is the most powerful in the history of the world. The problem lies not with our armed forces, […]

Mutually Assured Destruction

For all the outrage and indignation voiced by the media and our public servants, the market didn’t seem terribly concerned by last week’s scandalous revelation that a hedge-fund manager had illegally profited at the expense of mutual-fund shareholders. That’s powerful testimony to the fact that the great bear-market really is over. Just think about it: […]

George W. Bush: Caving in to Big Spenders

The Republican Party’s conservative base is becoming increasingly restless with George W. Bush’s unwillingness to restrain the growth of federal spending in any way. Last week brought another shot across his bow, when the Manchester Union Leader, one of America’s most important conservative newspapers, attacked him for caving in to big spenders. The occasion for […]

Experts Without Expertise: Liberation’s Children

We may become the first society destroyed by its own experts — especially experts in fields where there is no expertise that can be verified by facts. Over the past several decades, no one has been victimized more by so-called experts than parents and children. And no one has done more to expose the frauds […]

Why We’re Losing the War on Terrorism

Let the remembrances begin; in the time since the worst attack in American history, it is proper to remember what happened, to celebrate heroic acts and to mourn the staggering loss of life. There is sadness, yes, but the root of the sadness must be examined, too: America is at war — and, two years […]