Immigration Gambles

Britain's late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said it all when she wrote that the world has "never ceased to be dangerous," but the West has "ceased to be vigilant." Nothing better illustrates her point than the fact that the West has imported vast numbers of people...

The Metaphysical Temper Tantrum of Islamic Terrorism

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., says it is time for the U.S. to stop being politically correct and focus its search on radical Islamists in Muslim communities. King tells Politico.com that while most Muslims are not terrorists, the international base for terrorism against...

Enron vs. Atlas

The hysteria over "corporate crime" is finally beginning to lead a few people back to the one source that puts this scandal frenzy in its proper perspective: Ayn Rand's epic novel "Atlas Shrugged," which was recently profiled in The New York Times and just this week...

One Year Later: Does Bush Really Understand the War?

The AP reports President Bush's overall approval rating has slid steadily downward over the summer, largely because of a withering of support in the way he is conducting foreign policy. According to a CBS News-New York Times poll released earlier this month, a...

Protect America: Stop Marrying Terrorists!

Here's another item to add to Dr. Laura's list of "10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives": Stupid treachery. An alarming number of American women have ruined their lives -- and threatened the lives of their fellow citizens -- by marrying Middle Eastern...

“Race Cleansing” in Zimbabwe: UN Sees No Evil

Only the United Nations, we're told, has the vision and the moral authority to be the keepers of justice in the world. Well, as they say, actions speak louder than words. The UN's bureaucrats spend a huge amount of time wringing their hands over the United States'...

Bureaucratic Leftism: The United Nations vs. American Sovereignty

In the debate over Iraq, the Democrats and most allied governments are demanding United Nations Security Council endorsement of a military campaign - or they are against it. This is a strange position. The U.S. government, with an over two-century record of forwarding...

When Your Home Is Not Your Castle

Should a random passersby be able to dictate the color of your house? The Lake Tahoe Regional Planning agency is advancing this and other assaults on property owners living around Lake Tahoe. A recent 12-to-1 vote by the agency recommends a swarm of new regulations...

The War on Art Historians

I just discovered a story that sums up, better than anything else, the end result of the War on Terrorism so far. It is a story, not about the suppression of Islamic fanatics in the Middle East, but about the suppression of our own liberties here in the United States....

End Sanctuary for Illegal Immigrants

What does fighting terrorism have to do with stemming massive illegal immigration? Much more than government officials have been willing to let on over the past year. When September 11 hijackers Hani Hanjour and Khalid Almihdhar needed help getting fraudulent...

Mad about Mandela

According to a Reuters report filed by Brendan Boyle, South African statesman Nelson Mandela condemned President Bush's policy on Iraq earlier this month, saying he was "appalled" by U.S. threats of military action. According to the report: "What they are introducing...

Why America’s Become Sissified

"America: A Sissified Nation" was the title of a past column that brought in hundreds of favorable responses, mostly from American men and women who were not sissies. In that column, I argued that we Americans have become sissified and are meekly giving up essential...

The ‘Chickenhawk’ Defense

Whether or not most Americans agree, there may be a multitude of lucid reasons why the United States should avoid a preemptive military strike against Iraq. Problem is, most arguments employed by anti-war pundits these days are at best unconvincing and at worst...

FCC Tunes Out Consumers

Last month, on August 9th, the Federal Communications Commission issued a final order to carry out its 1997 congressional mandate to "phase in" High Definition Television (HDTV) over the next five years. The order says that in 2007, all television signals must be...

Who Will Replace James Ziglar?

Good riddance to James Ziglar, the hopeless head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) who announced his resignation last month. This is a man whose main qualifications for the nation's top immigration enforcement job were his boyhood friendship with...

Individual Rights Loses a Round to ‘Democracy’

"Judicial activism" is a term which gets thrown around far too much, and often too erroneously, when criticizing the acts of federal judges. Most judges are, regardless of political persuasion, fairly timid creatures who balk at acting against the perceived popular...

Hillary and the Great Clitoridectomy Hoax

Being a feminist means never having to say you're sorry. Witness The Great Clitoridectomy Hoax -- brought to you by the unapologetic, estrogen-fueled brigade of Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts and Hillary Clinton. In 1997, a West African woman calling herself "Adelaide...

Intellectual Activism: Stop the RAVE Act

Bipartisan stupidity is alive and well in Washington. On June 27, just nine days after its introduction, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported out S. 2633, the "Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act," or the "RAVE Act." The cute acronym alone should earn...

No Permission Needed

President Bush's decision to come before the United Nations and make his case for attacking Iraq was a smart move, diplomatically speaking. But it would be all too easy for some world leaders to misunderstand why he went there. Some seem to believe that America needs...

Wallowing in Emotions

Someone once asked why television was called a medium. The answer was that it was seldom well done. TV's wall-to-wall coverage of the September 11th anniversary -- on virtually all channels and around the clock -- was a painful example of the fact that nothing exceeds...

U.N. Inspections in Iraq — Clinton vs. Clinton

" . . . We ought to give that inspection thing one more shot." Former President Bill Clinton, on "Larry King Live," recently offered this advice to President George W. Bush. "If he has chemical and biological agents, and I believe he does," said Clinton, who opposes...

Casus Belli

Worldwide, leaders have announced that their support for the proposed American-led ouster of Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein hinges on President Bush making a compelling case for action. "That guy's evil" doesn't cut it with many of these heads of state, most of whom...

Capitalist Principles Would Cure Education Woes

Fundamental problems require fundamental solutions-which can only be derived by thinking in fundamental principles. And that’s precisely what’s absent from discussions on education.

The Meaning of Jack Welch’s Cave-In

On Sept. 14 the Wall Street Journal carried an article by Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, concerning the public furor over his post-retirement benefits package. In it he explained that he was offered the benefits in lieu of a large bonus that the company...

Why We Must Take Out Iraq

After September 11th, most Americans have sensed the need of defense against the Islamic nations that are waging a war of terror against the West. The Iraqi regime is one of our most prominent enemies, and must be dealt with before it's too late. Our policy in the War...