Blacks and Obama

Obama has charisma and charm, but in terms of character, values, experience and understanding, he is deficient.

Swiss Reject To Limit Executive Pay

Justice demands that people are compensated on the basis of performance, not on the basis of their need or of the egalitarian ideal dominant in today’s culture.

Bring in the Legal Goons: First Tobacco, Now Fat

In Seattle, there is a popular restaurant called the 5 Spot. Its signature dish is a huge, calorie-laden dessert called The Bulge. Access to it, however, is restricted to those patrons willing to sign a waiver agreeing not to sue the restaurant for making them fat....

US Postal Service: A Government Protected Monopoly

If I tell you, "The check's in the mail" you probably won't look for it any time soon--if at all. But if I tell you I've sent the check via FedEx, you'll probably plan a trip to the bank. We know we can count on private services such as FedEx and United Parcel Service...

Budget Deficits Mean It’s Time to Cut Government Spending

The Congressional Budget Office's latest budget projections should serve as a wake-up call to fiscal conservatives in Congress and the White House. Unless they restrain spending, they'll see budget deficits jeopardize the tax-relief agenda and imperil much of the...

The IRS Versus The Bill Of Rights

To get an idea of what it's like to tangle with the IRS, imagine having to fight Mike Tyson -- with both hands tied behind your back. The IRS is the most feared government agency, and with good reason. Americans who run afoul of this bureaucratic behemoth have little...

Oslo Equals Mud: A Historic Failure for Peace

Ten years later, it is embarrassing to recall the elation and soaring expectations. President Bill Clinton lauded it as a "great occasion of history." Secretary of State Warren Christopher ruminated on how "the impossible is within our reach." Yasser Arafat called it...

Trading Insults: The WTO’s Cancun Free For All

Don't give a starving man a fish, give him a fishing rod. That used to be the mantra in foreign aid circles. The message that came out of the collapsed World Trade Organization negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, last week took the metaphor one step further; Don't let him...

The Voucher Debate

In Washington D.C. right now, there's a huge debate going on about school vouchers. Here's the debate boiled down to its bare -- and honest -- essentials. The opponents of school vouchers resent the fact that some kids will end up in superior schools and some will end...

What Are We Fighting For?

"What are we fighting for?" It seems like it ought to be a simple question. We knew the answer on September 11: we are fighting for our lives against those who seek our destruction. Yet we still feel that we must discuss the issue, that there is some aspect of it that...

NYSE Chairman Should Have Kept His Money–and Been Proud of It

One year ago Jack Welch, who as CEO of General Electric created $400 billion in stockholder wealth, faced a storm of public protest over his retirement benefits, which were worth a modest $2.5 million a year. Welch caved in and renounced the benefits. Now Richard...

Why and How to Remember September 11

There are those who say that it is time to "move on" from the terrorist attacks of September 11. Others say that we must "never forget." It is appropriate that we do not linger on the pain and loss of the attacks. We are a proud and resilient nation; we memorialize...

The War On America Did Not Begin On Sept 11th

The War we are in didn't begin on Sept. 11, 2001. It began 22 years earlier. On Nov. 4, 1979, Islamist radicals stormed the US embassy in Tehran and, with the support of the Ayatollah Khomeini, proceeded to hold 52 Americans hostage for the next 15 months. The Carter...

Paul Krugman Concedes–Sort Of

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is an angry man. If he were a cartoon character, he would probably look like Donald Duck during one of his famous tirades, with steam pouring out of his ears every time he hears someone say "tax cuts" or "George W. Bush" or...

Roasting Walter Williams

At George Mason University, they are giving a "roast" -- that peculiarly American combination of praise and ridicule -- to Walter Williams, professor of economics and columnist extraordinaire. Although I cannot be there, let me participate vicariously with a few...

“The Patriot Act” vs. Freedom

Ask a journalist about the Patriot Act, and the response may strike you as overly suspicious or even paranoid. But those who have submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to a federal agency know better.Consider FOIA requestor Robert Todd, who recently asked the...

California’s Real Problem

Maybe it is just local pride on my part, but I think California is the purest example of liberal fundamentalism. New York and Massachusetts have their claims on that title, but California is not called the Left Coast for nothing. Some recent examples: After an...

The Level Playing Field Act

Recent advocacy of free trade in this column has caused considerable reader apoplexy and anxiety, not to mention accusations of unconcern with worker plight. Readers have protested loss of good paying jobs to low-wage countries such as India, China and other Asian...

The Moose is On Fire

I can't change the TV channels without seeing the ubiquitous mug of former Montgomery County, Md., police chief-turned-author Charles A. Moose. First, it was "Dateline NBC" with Stone Phillips. The following morning, he chatted up the "Today" show's Matt Lauer. Now,...

The Left Against Israel

"I have developed a habit," writes Richard Ingrams, a columnist for The Guardian, a far-left British newspaper, "when confronted by letters to the editor in support of the Israeli government to look at the signature to see if the writer has a Jewish name. If so, I...

America’s Academic Tyrants

Many of America's colleges and universities have become the modern leaders of racism and intolerance. Recently, we were treated to information about racism at the University of Michigan, where its academic elite gave students 20 extra points toward admission based...

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...