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.

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The Houdini Award for Judicial Curruption

You expect a corrupt politician to do corrupt things, so when Senator Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., withdrew as a candidate for re-election after ethics charges led to his falling behind in the polls, that was hardly surprising. Nor was it particularly surprising that...

Coloring the Sniper News: The Angry White Male Theory

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. -- Some profiling experts are convinced that the roving sniper who has terrorized my neighborhood and surrounding communities is a white male. -- Dr. Michael Welner, a forensic psychiatrist at New York University Medical Center, described the...

The Case for Action Against Iraq

There is no honest question that Saddam is evil. Saddam is a dictator in the classic Stalinist model and Iraq is the antithesis of a free republic. Rather than make reason, persuasion and individual freedom the hallmark of its regime, Iraq relies upon the systematic...

Did Christopher Columbus “Discover” America?

Columbus Day approaches and this year has a special meaning. Christopher Columbus is a carrier of Western Civilization and the very values attacked by terrorists on September 11. To the "politically correct," Columbus Day is an occasion to be mourned. They have...

Dangerous Restraint

President George W. Bush's speech on Iraq in effect reiterated what Edmund Burke said more than two centuries ago: "There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men." Today, in a nuclear age, those words apply more strongly than...

Black Leaders Silent Over Mugabe’s Destruction of Zimbabwe

Shakespeare Maya, Zimbabwe's leader of the opposition National Alliance for Good Governance, opined, "This land was stolen from our ancestors, and it follows that those who hold it now are thieves." It's this vision that has prompted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe...

Permission to Speak: The End of Free Speech

Two recent events show the real meaning of two popular ideas: "hate speech" regulations and campaign finance controls. The real meaning of both is the end of free speech. The first story comes from Canada, where "hate speech" laws are already on the books. Last week,...

The Rise of Religious Radio

NPR liberals are horrified. Across the country, thousands of radio listeners are tuning out conservative-basher Nina Totenberg, and tuning in conservative heroine Phyllis Schlafly. The growing Christian radio audience is bidding "adieu" to "Morning Edition" and saying...

Would-Be Intellectual Vandals Get Their Day in the Supreme Court

In 1998 Congress, pursuant to its Constitutional power to determine the duration of federal copyright protection, passed a law extending the term of that protection by 20 years. This law brought United States copyright protection in line with that already afforded in...

A Spring-loaded Bull Market

U.S. corporate profits rose 56% in the first half of 2002, yet stock prices have plunged. The problem is not corporate governance, it's political governance Contrary to popular opinion, most of America's CEOs are doing a fabulous job. On the heels of a 50% profit...

Solar Power Statists: Blinded by the Light

For the past week, the National Mall in Washington has been host to the Department of Energy's "Solar Decathlon," a collegiate competition and demonstration project to build a 500 square foot home powered only by the sun. Despite generous government and corporate...

Race and IQ

Years ago, while doing research on education and IQ, I happened to be in the principal's office at a black school in Cincinnati, as he was preparing to open a large brown envelope containing the results of IQ tests that his students had taken. Before he opened the...

Can’t Pin Fiscal Woes on W.

Facts often are the first casualty of any political battle, and never more so than during an election year. But sometimes the debate shifts from routine exaggeration and distortion and becomes flagrantly misleading. As with Al Gore's recent fusillade, including his...

The Republicans Impotence and the Future of Our Freedom

According to an article in the Washington Post, the Bush administration has decided to distance itself from the term "privatization" at the request of the National Republican Congressional Committee, claming the word never accurately reflected the White House's views....

How Today Show’s Matt Lauer Patronized Charlton Heston

Is it me, or does "Today Show's" Matt Lauer condescendingly give Republicans/conservatives the old "look-me-in-the-eye" treatment when asking questions? In an interview with President George W. Bush, for example, Lauer questioned the president about the environment....

Apply the Bush Doctrine to Saudi Arabia

Recent intelligence reports indicate that our desultory efforts abroad so far--and our fortress "homeland defense" mentality--will fail to prevent further horrendous attacks on the US. We're losing because Bush has defaulted on the "Bush Doctrine"--the idea that...

Hollywood Actors: False American Idols

The singer. The actor. The empty vessel. Many pundits believe celebrities are frivolously easy targets unworthy of our scorn. They must realize, however, that a single voice of a celebrity reaches more common Americans than a busload of think tank intellectuals. The...

Guns for Rapists, But Not For Potential Victims

A picture on the front of The Boston Globe's metro section last month showed a group of women waiting to apply for firearm identification cards at the District 14 police station in Brighton. They were in a line, the accompanying story noted, that stretched the length...

Terrorism: The Second-Biggest Threat to America

Throughout the "war on terrorism," we have all heard our nation's leaders pay extensive lip service to "protecting America." But if "America" is just a collection of people on a slab of land somewhere, then there's no significant difference between the United States...

Appealing to Reason in Killers

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland (where I work), and the Washington D.C. area are searching for two gunmen who are currently on a rampage against people going about their daily business. People filling their cars with gas; waiting for a bus; crossing the street;...

Department of Everything

At worst, DOE energy policies are wasteful, even harmful to the best interests of American consumers.

Open Source Socialism

At a recent Stanford University lecture, open source proselytizer Bruce Perens encouraged students to get involved in the open source political movement. A few folks were enthused, but many seemed confused by how a method of software production and distribution can...