The War Against Boys

The motto used to be: “Boys will be boys.” Today, the motto seems to be: “Boys will be medicated.” Of nearly 20 million prescriptions written last year for drugs to treat “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,” most were for children and most of those children were boys. This is part of a growing tendency to treat […]

Emasculation of American Intelligence Services

Aren’t you a bit perplexed at how rapidly our FBI and CIA identified, arrested or detained so many people involved in the terrorist attack? The answer’s easy. The FBI and CIA had a lot of information about terrorists and their organizations before the attack, but they were hamstrung. According to a Sept. 24 Human Events […]

An Interview with The Skeptical Environmentalist

Bjorn Lomborg isn’t one to abandon his politics just because he strays from the established line on the environment. The Danish statistics professor would rather solve the pressing problems of the world effectively. Tech Central Station’s James K. Glassman spoke with Lomborg about how his views have evolved into book entitled, “The Skeptical Environmentalist.” The […]

Keep the The Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem

Heard the one about the Georgetown lawyer held captive by a British naval commander while his fleet bombarded an American fort? Being an attorney he liked words, and after witnessing a barrage lasting longer than a day, he felt inspired to write a poem on the back of an envelope. Later he revised his writing […]

A Slackening Nation of Work-Avoidance Wimps

The first newspaper job I ever had was a very brief summer stint as a press inserter. You stand in front of a mammoth piece of machinery along with a dozen or so other workers. Grab a pair of earplugs and haul a 25-pound stack of advertising supplements over to your station. Bend down, pick […]

The Battle Over Islam

The Islamic-Christian Summit met, after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, for two days in Rome. They sought to issue a joint statement of condemnation of the terrorist attacks. Nineteen Christian and a dozen Muslim delegates — members of the clergy, scholars and theologians — assembled. But the delegates smashed into a roadblock. The Islamic delegation […]

Helping Argentina Recover, Without IMF “Help”

Argentine officials visited Washington last month to discuss the country’s efforts to address its economic crisis with the International Monetary Fund. They recently received a temporary reprieve when the IMF agreed to speed up a $1.2 billion payment of its existing loan, originally scheduled for September. The primary purpose of their agenda, however, was to […]

Loose Lips in American Academia and the Press

Some of the intelligentsia are yelling louder than ever that they are being silenced. Professors, journalists and others who have made grossly offensive remarks in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attack are shocked that other Americans are criticizing them for it. To them, apparently, free speech means being free of criticism by others […]

On Sept 11: Open Letter to University Students

The events of September 11 have been the primary subject of discussion on college campuses across America. A patriotic fervor has been revived, with flags popping up in virtually every yard and on every car. However, after reading the editorials that appeared in last week’s school paper, I am afraid that many people do not […]

The American Taliban is All Green

On September 11th, the Environmental News Service, {} one of the main sources of every bogus environmental claim, shed big crocodile tears about the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The event evoked a sudden realization by Jerry Kay, ENN’s general manager. As he was riding his bicycle to work, he concluded that […]

Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls

Even the Department of Energy’s study found that price caps — which, let’s not forget, are what got California into this mess in the first place — won’t improve the energy situation. In fact, they’ll likely make it worse. The study concluded that a $150 “hard cap” on electricity bills — like the one proposed […]