From Time Immemorial – The British Mandate (Part 3 of 6)

The British assumed control of Palestine as a result of World War I; their administration of the territory was later recognized by League of Nations mandate. Peters persistently interprets the Mandate as having the goal of developing a Jewish state in Palestine:...

Campaign Finances and Corruption

In one of the great ironies of contemporary politics, Congress [last month] passed an economic "stimulus" package the day after the recession was declared to be over. Obviously, the legislators didn't really care about stimulating the economy, which had already...

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, as...

Sick: Kiddie Suicide Bomber Chic

As I helped my toddler get dressed this morning, in a crisp white T-shirt imprinted with an American flag and a pair of embroidered blue jeans, I couldn't erase a heinous picture from my mind. It was an Associated Press photo taken Saturday in Berlin, Germany, of a...

Homegrown Terrorism: Militant Environmentalism

For years Islamic terrorists attacked Americans throughout the world, and we failed to heed the warning signs: the bombings of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988, of our embassies in Africa in 1998, of the USS Cole in 2000, of the World Trade Center in 1993. This past Sept. 11...

Congresswoman Maxine “B” Waters: Disrespected

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif. -- offended! At a meeting last month, Los Angeles Police Commission head Rick Caruso allegedly referred to Waters as a "bitch." Others attended the meeting, but no one confirmed or denied that Caruso made the remark. Waters...

Powell’s Insane Mission to Reward Terrorism

If the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result, Secretary of State Powell's mission to the Middle East is crazy. "However long the Israeli incursions continue," he said on Thursday, "the problem will still be...

Why Israel Must Not Withdraw

Colin Powell has failed, so far, in his attempt to browbeat Israel into joining America's official surrender in the War on Terrorism. Yet Ariel Sharon has repeatedly stated that his armies will eventually withdraw from the West Bank, and that Israel does not intend to...

Smile, It’s Patriot’s Day!

It's a shame so many taxpayers get upset paying for their beloved government services. Why continue to let April 15th be a day of nausea and nose bleeds? We need a little attitude adjustment. Let's take a hint from Congress and their passage of the Patriot Act --...

Eliminate Double Taxation of Dividends

In attacking the credibility of many public companies' financial statements, and calling for yet more stringent regulations, the U.S. government claims to champion the small investor; but in reality its own dividend taxation policy is largely to blame for the problem...

Should Genes Be Patented?

On October 2000, I argued in "Who Owns Your Genes?" that naturally occurring genes should not be patented because they are not inventions, but discoveries of what already exists in nature. On January 2001, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued its...

Irrationality in Our Legal System

When the sentence for Andrea Yates' killing her five children was announced, most of the media reported it as a life sentence and some noted that she would be eligible for parole in 40 years. In reality, Andrea Yates can be freed at any time by any present or future...

The Price of Peace “At Any Price” is Death

You cannot make sense of the Israeli-Palestinian war without first making sense of 1993. That year found Israel in reasonably good shape. Its economy was the most powerful in the Middle East. Its military power was respected and feared throughout the region. Its...