A Superior Vision

The immorality associated with violation of the principle of self-ownership lies at the root of problems that could lead to our doom as a great nation.

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Journalists and Economics 101

Is deficit spending “a potent recession cure when administered properly”? A newspaper business writer made this assertion in an article entitled “The Budget Deficit Faced by Many States.” But is it true, that it’s a good thing when...

Alex Haley’s “Roots”: Fact or Fiction?

“Roots” was the only book I knew my teenage son to read, aside from assigned school books, computer manuals and chess books. He was thrilled to receive a copy autographed by Alex Haley, courtesy of George Haley, his brother, whom I had met. Alex Haley...

Fidel Castro: The Charmer and the Torturer

A gaggle of gullible women from Seattle flew to Havana last week to meet with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. They found him “charming” and “eloquent.” They were especially flattered that Castro — the head of one of the world’s most...

Enron Ethics

Over the coming weeks, eight congressional subcommittees will hold at least 10 hearings on the collapse of Enron. Rarely has there been such a profligate and irresponsible distortion of congressional priorities during a time of national crisis. Even in peacetime,...

Invalid Abstractions

Most people have to deal with the reality that confronts them. They start with that reality and try to do the best they can within its limitations and within their own limitations. But there are large and growing numbers of people — especially among the...

Hate Speech from the Left

“It’s hard not to notice that political discussion over the last decade has increasingly degenerated into name-calling,” Brian Anderson wrote in the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal last year. “The insults most often come from the left:...

Helen Thomas’s Grandmother Clause

Watch any presidential newscast, and UPI’s Helen Thomas generally asks the first question. But there’s one slight problem. Though Thomas spent more than 50 years as a UPI correspondent, she no longer works for the wire service. And even though she’s...

America’s “Pretend Friend” Saudi Arabia

Some of the world’s most offensive contemporary fiction is being produced by the government of Saudi Arabia. Consider the mainstream Saudi newspaper Al-Jazeera, which recently asserted that terrorism against the United States does not stem from Islamist...

Arabs Still Wish to Destroy Israel

Last June, Palestinian television broadcast a sermon in a Gaza mosque in which the imam, Ibrahim Madi, made the following statement: “God willing, this unjust state Israel will be erased; this unjust state the United States will be erased; this unjust state...

A Petty Tyrant’s Cover-up at Columbine

There are good cops and there are bad cops. Sept. 11 has not changed that fact. We saw the best of the best sacrifice their lives for their fellow citizens when the World Trade Center crumbled. But while we honor the memory of heroic police officers, we must not turn...

Activism in Defense of Microsoft

For over four years, CMDC and its supporters have been outspoken advocates against antitrust and the current antitrust case against Microsoft. Before us today is the last chance to tell the government regulators that Microsoft should be lauded, instead of punished for...

Enemies Within

Our war against terrorism is just a few months old, but already we have had two well-publicized young American traitors. One was captured fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan and the other deliberately flew a plane into a building in Florida, leaving behind a note...