America Needs a Leader Like George Washington

George Washington was a man of impenetrable and towering integrity. He did not just espouse a vision; he acted in order to achieve and defend it.

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Harvard Loves Jihad–But Hates America

Imagine it's June 1942 - just a few months after Adolf Hitler declared war on the United States. At Harvard University, a faculty committee has chosen a German-American to give one of three student orations at the festive commencement ceremony. He titles it "American...

Government–not Bush–Failed on 9-11

"That has nothing to do with intelligence," said former President Bill Clinton. "It basically says he's a dangerous guy that might do a lot of things." Clinton refers to a 1999 CIA report about the possibility of terrorist attacks against America by Osama bin Laden....

America’s Maginot Line

The War on Terrorism is over. It ended when President Bush pushed to the top of his agenda the creation of a Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security. This is the climax of a trend that has been building for the past month: the only action the U.S. government is...

Global Lying

The campaign to stampede the federal government into drastic action to counter "global warming" has never let honesty cramp its style. The most recent ploy has been the release of a study from the Environmental Protection Agency which concluded that human actions were...

Borders, Cyanide, and Terrorism

Unidentified bandits stole 10 tons of sodium cyanide briquettes last month during a roadside robbery in Mexico. The lethal chemical, combined with sulfuric acid, is used in gas chamber executions; a single whiff can kill in minutes. The hijacked truck was found May 16...

The Morality of Genetic Engineering

Next week in Toronto, the annual meeting of the Biotechnology Industry Organization will take place, amid protests by environmentalists who want to prohibit genetic engineering. This is a conflict between the creators of a technology that has saved countless lives and...

What’s So Great About America?

"What's So Great About America" That is the provocative title of a new book by Dinesh D'Souza, a best-selling author who was born in India and who has now become an American citizen. Although many among the intelligentsia would have meant that question to be...

Dysfunctional Dad of the Year

Move out of the way, Ozzy Osbourne. There's another foul-mouthed celebrity who's vying for the bleeding-heart pop critics' Father of the Year award. Eminem, the Detroit rapper whose third album skyrocketed to the top of the charts, wants everyone to know that he spews...

“Affirmative Action” and College Graduation Rates

Some thought that racial preferences and quotas -- "affirmative action" -- in university admissions decisions were on their way out after they were banned by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas and by Proposition 209 in California. However, the 6th Circuit Court...

Castro’s Reign is an Abomination

Last month, in a heartfelt address, President Bush spoke out in support of a nation suffering under tyranny. He declared that its people are entitled to liberty, democracy, and dignity, and he condemned the dictator "who jails and tortures and exiles his political...

A Mexican VISA-Vending Scandal

President Bush signed an immigration reform bill last month that will supposedly make our borders "more secure" and "smart." But "smart" technology can't cure corrupted borders. This new law won't do much good if our own State Department officials are willing to sell...

Liberal Jews are finding common ground with the right

Speaking in Los Angeles recently, on the eve of his Likud Party victory in opposing a Palestinian state, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his now-familiar approach to the Middle East: moral clarity. Coming as Newsweek reports that the GOP is...

The Second Amendment Strikes Back

The Second Amendment is back. Rejecting six decades of the government's head-in-sand approach to the Second Amendment, Attorney General John Ashcroft now says the Founding Fathers meant what they said and said what they meant. The Second Amendment confers an...