Health Care Is Not A Right

So long as people believe that socialized medicine is a noble plan, there is no way to fight it.

Let’s Take Back Columbus Day

Western civilization did not originate slavery, racism, warfare, or disease–but with America as its exemplar, that civilization created the antidotes.

The Truth About Climate Change

The small warming that we do have is something to be welcomed and celebrated—not something to be feared or curtailed.

Does Washington Know Best?

Congress and the president are taking over an area of our lives infinitely more challenging and complex than the management of traffic signals and supermarkets, namely our health care system.

The Autism ‘Spectrum’

When Billy's mother sees her 12-year-old son's popularity with team mates on his baseball team, she thinks back to predictions made when he was a pre-schooler that he would have so much trouble making friends that, among other things, he would probably never be able...

Jimmy Carter and North Korea

This disgraceful moral treason by Carter is, among other things, the Marxist notion that ideology and politics is determined by “the mode of production.”

Click It or Ticket

Imagine you're having a backyard barbeque. A cop walks in and announces, "This is a random health and safety check to see whether you've removed the skin from the chicken before you served it." Though delicious in taste, we all know that chicken skin contains...

Remember Flight 93

Flight 93 should be remembered for many reasons. Foremost is that it was the first victory in the War on Terrorism, though it came at a high price. The terrorists' plan depended on the passenger's common assumption that their temporary cooperation with hijackers would...

Quotas,Tenure, and Diversity of Opinion in Academia

This is the time of year when millions of parents send their children off to universities. Unfortunately, one price of getting one's children into a top school these days is that they may be subjected to four years of liberal propaganda. Those in academia like to call...

P.C. vs. the Indian Princesses

Political correctness is breaking the hearts of thousands of little girls -- and their daddies are having a hard time explaining why multicultural hypersensitivity is more important than their daughters' innocent fun. Beginning this month, the YMCA's Indian Princesses...

New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso vs. Karl Marx

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is a private business, even if heavily regulated; and what the owners pay their chairman, Richard Grasso, is no one's business but theirs. Motivating the complaints about Grasso's compensation is the Marxist notion that all property is...

A Contract with Black America?

A caller on the Rush Limbaugh show recently had an inspired suggestion for Republicans: Since the "Contract with America" was such a political success back in 1994, why not a Contract with Black America during next year's election campaign? The original Contract with...

Workers of the World, End Poverty: Unite for Global Capitalism!

Swarms of left-wing and environmentalist activists plan to demonstrate against free trade and "globalization" next week during the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization in Cancun, Mexico. These activists will be united by a single emotion: a virulent...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

The Cornerstone of America’s Freedom

This month, America will celebrate the 216th anniversary of its famed Constitution. That is long enough ago that most of us take for granted the rights protected by this governing document. But if given a chance to reflect, what constitutionally protected rights do...

The “New New” Madonna for Mother of the Year?

The open-mouthed kisses between aging pop star Madonna and 15th-minute celebrity clingers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, broadcast on MTV last week, received widespread media attention. The Sapphic spectacle was rightly condemned as vulgar, cynical, and...

Bill Janklow Should Step Down From Office

It's all a big joke to Rep. Bill Janklow, the Republican congressman from South Dakota with a lead foot, a hollow heart, and an ego the size of his Cadillac death-mobile. Conservatives with a conscience should be appalled that the powerful GOP representative, charged...

Politics & Ideas: The Battle Over Ideas (Lecture 6, Part 4 of 4)

In contrast, however, the interventionist ideas, the socialist ideas, the inflationist ideas of our time, have been concocted and formalized by writers and professors. And they are taught at colleges and universities. You may say: "Today's situation is much worse." I...