The Republican Daddy State

Government-financed terrorism insurance? Republicans hope it will ‘stimulate’ the economy. It just might, short-term — but at the expense of making individuals ever-more dependent on government handouts; and at the expense of reinforcing the false notion that government has the right to forcibly seize the income of some people to be the keepers of other […]

Disastrous Utopia — Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism

“Socialism is a wonderful idea.” It is only as a reality that it has been disastrous. Among people of every race, color, and creed, all around the world, socialism has led to hunger in countries that used to have surplus food to export. Its economic disasters have afflicted virtually every industry. In its Communist version, […]

The Islam Twist

“Suicide bombers twist true Islam.” So goes Muslim apologists’ standard song and dance. Well, let’s test their theory out with a little dance of our own, one I call the “Islam Twist.” Here’s how it’s done. First we identify an essential tenet of Islam. Then we twist it to mean something totally different– as many […]

The Corruption of the Concept Sovereignty

No more corrupt yet popular reason exists for opposing military strikes against Islamic terrorist states out to destroy America. The reasoning goes like this: these states are “sovereign” and thereby immune from preemptive attacks. “We are really appalled by any country, whether it is a superpower or a poor country, that goes outside the United […]

A United Nations World Order: Building the Capitol Building of the World

The UN is the protector of the innocent, the poor and the hungry. I know it’s true because I read it in United Nation’s propaganda. And, pity the unappreciated UN, with its noble mission. Because greedy nations like the United States just won’t pay their “fair share,” the UN lacks the money to help feed […]

Race to Judgment

Some call it a necessary step to heal long-standing racial inequality. Others call it a system of racial discrimination no better than apartheid in South Africa. It’s affirmative action on campus — and thanks to the Supreme Court, the controversial practice of reserving slots for students of certain racial and ethnic backgrounds is back in […]

Tax Holidays

You know that when politicians start talking “tax holidays” and “temporary tax cuts” that something’s amiss. For years, conservatives have argued that tax cuts (especially across- the-board tax cuts which lower the marginal rate and the capital gains rate) are good for the economy. They are. Liberals know it, but need to get around this […]

America’s Two Wars: Strong on Iraq, Soft on Islamic Terrorists

Has anyone noticed the difference in the way America’s two wars are approached? When the subject is Iraq, the U.S. government is proactive, articulate and specific. But when it comes to militant Islam, officialdom is reactive, awkward and vague. Take the issue of preventive security. To stop Iraqi sabotage and terrorism, The New York Times […]

Merck and Pfizer: Time for a Drug Binge?

In turbulent times, tastes typically turn to the tried and true. For instance, investors usually flee volatile stocks in favor of shares in the big drug companies, which keep churning out good profits, whatever the economic conditions. After all, people get sick during recessions, too, and, while they can put off a new car, they […]

Campus Diversity Fraud

Anyone familiar with the argot of modern identity politics should be able to fill the blanks in this quotation from the student newspaper at Amherst College. The speaker is explaining why the minority group he belongs to should be granted its own “diversity” seat on the student senate: “It ought to go without saying that […]

Media Bias on Media Bias

After Senator Tom Daschle created a stir by attacking Rush Limbaugh and other conservative voices in the media as somehow responsible for death threats to politicians like himself, his total absence of any evidence made him look ridiculous. However, this charge was followed within days by another attack on the conservative media by former Vice […]