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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A Real Term Limit

If we want term limits to achieve their goals, we have to make the limit one term, with a long interval prescribed before the same person can hold any government office again. In short, we need to make political careers virtually impossible.

Intellectuals and Race (Part 3 of 4)

The theory of genetic determinism which dominated the early 20th century led to many harmful consequences, ranging from racial segregation and discrimination up to and including the Holocaust. The currently prevailing theory is that malice of one sort or another explains group differences in outcomes.

Intellectuals and Race (Part 2 of 4)

History has many dramatic examples of the rise and fall of peoples and nations, for a wide range of known and unknown reasons. What history does not have is what is so often assumed as a norm today, equality of group achievements at a given point in time.

The Homeland Security Bill’s Poison Pill

Criminal aliens and their lawyers are rooting mightily for the Senate's version of the Homeland Security bill now being debated in Washington. That's because buried in the legislation is a very dangerous proposal to grant unprecedented power to a secretive,...

Something Rotten in Denmark?

A Muslim group in Denmark announced last month that a $30,000 bounty would be paid for the murder of several prominent Danish Jews, a threat that garnered wide international notice. Less well known is that this is just one problem associated with Denmark's...

America’s Real Robber Barons: The Congress of the United States

As we write, both Democrats and Republicans are introducing legislation to seek a moratorium on re-incorporations to tax havens -- and some of the bills include a retroactive repeal of the right of companies that have already accessed havens. But Congressional action...

The Other Energy Scandal: Ethanol

Prosecutors snagged their first guilty plea in the Enron energy scandal last month. Former executive Michael Kopper admitted to money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He has promised to forfeit $12 million in illegal profits, which will be distributed...

“Sustainable” Development’s Unsustainable Contradictions

The U.N.'s "sustainable development" conference in South Africa has been characterized, so far, by what the press calls "divergent agendas," a confused contest of competing interests and an attitude of futility. One speaker summed up the expectations for the...

Scorched Earth: The Reparation Desperation

"I just might walk up to the nearest white man and say, 'You don't understand this, this is a black thing,' and slap 'em, just for my mental health. . . . If they don't pay us reparations now, we're talking about scorched earth." New York City Councilman Charles...

The Purpose of the Draft is Not a Strong Military

Senior military officers are opposing bringing back the military draft. They point out that today's military is so high-tech and complex that an all-volunteer, trained force is superior. For years, in fact, many military leaders have observed that motivated recruits...

Olympic Boondoggle: Careful What You Wish For

The U.S. Olympic Committee made grown men and women cry last month when it eliminated Houston and Washington, D.C., from the running to host the 2012 summer games. Texas-sized tears rolled in both towns. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams looked more crushed than Charlie...

Saddam’s Rap Sheet

Consider the paradox: Almost every government agrees that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is an appalling monster and shudders at the prospect of his acquiring nuclear weapons. Yet those same governments are also furiously signaling their disapproval of an American-led...

What Have We Lost?

One year later, the hole in New York's skyline where the World Trade Center towers once stood is a visual reminder of something else that is missing: the ideas and attitudes that make a vigorous war in America's self-defense possible. For many of us, the immediate...

The Betrayal of The Bush Doctrine

In the days following September 11, we feared for our future. Would terrorist attacks become a fixture of life? Would we have to live the rest of our days with the knowledge that our work, our dreams, our loved ones, our lives could be obliterated at any moment? Was...

9/11: Surrending the Domestic Front

After Osama bin Laden's hijack squadrons invaded our skies a year ago, America's military responded. Operation Enduring Freedom launched on Oct. 7, 2001. President Bush deployed thousands of troops to combat terrorist forces in the Middle East. By Memorial Day, dozens...

The Chief Executive Officer That Got Away

It is a little ironic, in this recent era of intense focus on CEO accountability and corporate malfeasance, that possibly the single greatest default of responsibility by a Chief Executive Officer in our history is going on today virtually without mention. Ken Lay,...

Censorship on Campus? Time to Privatize America’s Universities

The terrorist attacks of September 11, according to many college professors, have claimed another victim: free speech on campus. They contend that a chilling climate has arisen, in which they hesitate to voice ideas critical of America for fear of reprimand by...

The Media and the Military

Vice President Dick Cheney's speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on the need to end Saddam Hussein's terrorist regime in Iraq was a much-needed dose of cold, hard reality. Those who are wringing their hands over the possibility of a pre-emptive strike against Iraq...

Tax Competition: Enemy of the Welfare State

In addition to offering sanctuary to the world's tax-burdened, tax havens provide an indirect benefit to the tax-payers who remain pinned under welfare state tax burdens: they cause tax rates and tax burdens in those welfare states to be lower than they might be...

“Death to America”

America's war on terrorism did not begin in September 2001. It began in November 1979. That was shortly after Ayatollah Khomeini had seized power in Iran, riding the slogan "Death to America" - and sure enough, the attacks on Americans soon began. In November 1979, a...

The Guilt of Defense Attorneys

Samantha Runnion was a victim of perverse ideas. Not just the ideas that drove Alejandro Avila to kidnap, sexually assault and strangulate her, but also those that lawyers use to get defendants off who they know are guilty. One such lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, who helped...

An America-free 9/11 Commemoration

Leave it to the folks at UC Berkley to make a muck out the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. According to the California Patriot, a student-run publication of the Berkeley Conservative Foundation, a university sponsored 9/11 "Day of Remembrance" will be devoid of any...

America Is NOT Winning the War

As we pause on September 11 to remember the stockbrokers, policemen, firefighters and many other fallen Americans, it is vital also to reflect on the progress of the war. For it was precisely to prevent future September 11ths that America responded with force. How...

“Play Ball” …with Taxpayer Money

"Stop us before we spend again!" Baseball owners, in effect, took this position in the recent game of chicken between baseball players and owners, a showdown that resulted in a settlement on the eve of the strike deadline. Texas Ranger owner Tom Hicks, who paid Alex...