January 1999 - December 1999

January 1999 (Best of 1998)

Campaign finance laws need a tune-up, not an overhaul David W. Almasi proposes an easy fix for American campaign finance laws (February)
Racism: Public and Private Walter Block tells us how the free market helps the victims of racism (February)
Growth sector What's the difference between a Republican and a Democrat? When it comes to cutting government, not much says Vin Suprynowicz (March)
"Batty" women blamed for Clinton's troubles Stephanie Herman dissects one impossibly insulting and stupid defense for Bill Clinton (March)
Reinventing Socialism News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch argues that neosocialism is far from dead, but alive and well (April)
Papers, please? The future of employment in Las Vegas is getting scary, says resident Vin Suprynowicz (April)
The Second Amendment: America's First Freedom In this speech to the National Press Club, NRA First Vice President Charlton Heston bravely tells journalists why the Second Amendment is more important than the First Amendment (April)
Political science Gord Gekko used to believe in Guy Lafleur and scientists...the list has narrowed by one (April)
Global warming: Enjoy it while you can John Carlisle argues that global warming is natural and is actually a boon (May)
The rooster always takes the credit Charles VanEaton argues that Clinton is as responsible for the economy as much as a rooster is for the rising sun (May)
Times have changed and so must conservaties Gord Gekko argues that conservatism has to move back to the past to move forward in the future (June)
The Art of Politics by Colonel Davy Crockett Print this out and email it to every politician you can (June)
The more things change, the more they say the same? Government is at the mercy of economic forces and right wing Conservatives...blah, blah, blah, responds Gord Gekko (July)
The New Bill of Rights Midas Mulligan re-wrote the U.S. Constitution at the end of Atlas Shrugged and now Rex L. Fuller III does the same for the Bill of Rights (July)
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
Blame the sun for global warming John K. Carlisle says an unexpected villain may be responsible for that global climate change the Earth has experienced over the past several thousand years (July)
Ohio's sad legacy of antitrust: John Sherman to Betty Montgomery Ohio has a long history when it comes to antitrust, says the Buckeye state's James Damask (July)
Noblesse oblige...or else? Gord Gekko says today's rich are being pressured to give money away to every cause with the implied threat of "or else" (August
As long as a man has another cartridge or hand weapon to use, he does not yield Though Germany sat on the border, Swiss Jews generally may have lost their money to banks, they didn't lose their lives though. Why? Vin Suprynowicz thinks he has the answer (August)
Tonight's Match up: Clinton vs. Vader In this piece, Kevin Bertram compares which administration would be better: Darth Vader or William Jefferson Clinton (September)
The ghost of John D. Rockefeller In July, ESR told you about the resemblance of Thomas Watson's problems to Bill Gates'...this month its another "robber baron" (September)
Lycos grudgingly agrees (for now): man's not a destroyer Gord Gekko tells the story of Lycos, EnviroLink, a contract and the senior editor of Off-Road.com who revealed what the search engine really signed on to (September)
Globalization, wages, jobs and myths Gerard Jackson of The New Australian explains globalization and what it represents (October)
The scum are free to ride it If you work at a newspaper or magazine, your greatest joy are the letters you receive. Just ask Vin Suprynowicz (November)
It's a jungle out there! Keith Wade tells us about an unlikely government service to privatize, and one that works (November)
Not-So-Radical Republicans Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute tells us why the Republican budget revolution failed (November)
It's time the Republicans went back to what worked Gord Gekko knows why the Republicans lost the elections in November...and it's so simple (December)
The real national scandal: Clinton's legacy The pundits and C. Grady Drago differ in what they think Clinton's legacy will be. Find out what Drago thinks it will be (December)
Greenspan is no hero If you have money in the market, you probably like U.S. Federal Reserve capo Alan Greenspan. C.W. Mayer does not (December)
Then and now (January 13) Brand new! A comparison of the actions of Clinton supporters then and now. Very informative!
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February 1999

Role of U.S. businessmen must be exposed Vin Suprynowicz says if American business aided the Nazis, then we should know about it
Is the American boom beginning to crack? Gerard Jackson says there's a bad moon rising on the American economy
Libertine socialism There are a lot people who talk about being Libertarians, says Jeremy Lott, who wishes to clarify the issue
Global warming: Liberalism's greatest marketing scam Challenge the global warming orthodoxy or the Leftist Commies will get you, says Tim Loughner
Monitoring law-abiding Americans Haven't heard about the latest intrusion into your privacy? Phyllis Schlafly tells us about banks, the government and your money
Just wars and American globalism Steve Farrell argues America's military policy was only moral when it was insular
Selling Black America...piece by piece Democrats have given their allies Black America the sharp end of the stick says Tom Adkins
Advice for the new year If conservatives want a better 1999 than 1998 turned out to be, Rod D. Martin says they should follow his advice
Good news about energy Energy prices continue to drop and some people don't like it. Amy Ridenour tells us who they are
Supreme Court will try to make sense of Americans with Disabilities Act The ADA may have some fans, but Vin Suprynowicz is not one of them
AOL may put speed bump on the Information Superhighway They say Microsoft harms consumers? AOL's plans for the web will harm you a lot more than bloated software out of Redmond
No imperial presidency George Reisman says that the Senate must vote to impeach Bill Clinton to send a very important signal
The Keynesian hangover MIT professor Paul Krugman's arguments about how to deal with recessions is less than convincing, says Dennis Rice
Failing Title I... William Westmiller says that Title I was blasted by the very bureaucrats who administer it and no one said a word
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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March 1999

Gore for President? If Al Gore wants to be the next president, then we should know more about him, says Jerry Taylor
Remaking our culture Rod D. Martin opines that the Clinton Workforce Education program is reminiscent of something else, and it isn't anything good
Generation X welcomes the 1940s (or why boomer feminists don't swing) Dana Sherman explains why today's feminists could never be hepkittens in the 1940s
Defending the defensible Elia Kazan has been unjustly persecuted for his actions in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, says Steve Martinovich
The drivers of the Left (not just a clever pun) Tim Loughner honestly believes that slow drivers are liberals. What else could they be?
Jury trials too costly...or just too hard to control? Have you noticed a lot of media talk in America about eliminating or modifying jury trials? Vin Suprynowicz explains why and what it means
Billion-dollar legal paydays hurt ordinary Americans Any Ridenour says there is a good reason why people hate trial lawyers...and it's all about big money
The HUAC testimony of Ayn Rand The furor of Elia Kazan's coming appearance at the Academy Awards masks one thing, namings names may have been necessary (reprinted from Sept. 1997)
Clinton's urban sprawl program threatens freedom and environment Clinton's proposals to prevent urban sprawl are more likely to mess things up further than fix them, says David Ridenour
Kings v. equality before the law What Thomas Paine wouldn't take Americans seem willing to buy, according to Steve Farrell
Part II: The victory in defeat Part 2 of Farrell's series on the impeachment...who won, lost and how it's time to move on
Between the moon and New York City New York, New York...it's a wonderful town...au contraire, says Vin Suprynowicz
Clinton a cult leader? Like others before him, Great Father Clinton smells like a personality cult waiting to happen, says Michael Kreca
Death of a scandal In this, the final article ever about Bill Clinton and that little scandal he went though, Patrick Ruffini has the final word
The spectacle of socialized farming Michael Allen takes aim at subsidies for farmers...a true absurdity
The thinnest red line in history Col. David Hackworth (Ret.) thinks the military should do what business is doing: downsize. He's got a particular group of soldiers he wants to get rid of though
Hi Ho, Hi Ho...We're off to Kosovo William Westmiller says that Americans should be involved in deciding when to send her nation's soldiers on foreign adventures
Koko, Francine and some idiots In 1998 America Online hosted a chat with an alleged doctor, a gorilla and some of its members. It proved one thing conclusively: there are a lot of idiots
New York is better off without Hillary Clinton New York does not need a Senate race which includes Hillary Clinton, says Amy Ridenour
Japan's Keynesian experiment What Japan is doing to try and fix their economy won't work over here, or come to think of it, in Japan either, says Dennis Rice
Falwell outs idiot media It wasn't Jerry Falwell who deserves our shame over the "gay teletubbie scandal," but the media for its reporting, explains Steven Martinovich
Scott Adams: Closet libertarian Jeremy Lott attempts to make a persuasive case that Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams is, in fact, a libertarian
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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April 1999

An average Joe for President? Joe Bellis wants you to vote for him in the 2000 elections. In an interview with him, Steve Martinovich found out why
A last lonely bark in the night? Traveling to Las Vegas and staying a while? You will be checked out by police regardless of your character, says sin city resident Vin Suprynowicz
School vouchers: GOP Trojan horse? Steve Farrell takes aim at free market god Milton Friedman, Republicans and school vouchers
Go, Pat, Go... The idea of Pat Buchanan running once again for the GOP nomination makes William Westmiller less then pleased
Latin American nations use US legal system for profit It was bad enough when the legal system was abused by Americans, but now people in other countries are getting in on the act, reports Amy Ridenour
White House tries to buy support for Greenhouse gas reductions Big business should be more afraid of the Kyoto Protocol than anyone, but John Carlisle shows that more than a few are getting in bed with the White House
The "Passenger Bill of Rights" The Passenger Bill of Rights will only make flying more expensive and create yet another bloated bureaucracy, writes Mark Vorzimmer
Winning the cultural war The idea of a cultural war has never been popular, but actor Charlton Heston urges students at fair Harvard University to become soldiers in this February 1999 speech
On the subtlety of thongs Eileen M. Ciesla says that sex has been reduced to an exchange...nothing more
Term limits? What term limits? When it comes to term limits, says Vin Suprynowicz, Republicans are no more honest than Democrats. The proof, he says, is in their actions
Wrong is wrong Whether it's Bill Clinton or Vietnamese shopkeepers putting pictures of Ho Chi Minh in their windows, when it's wrong to attack them, it's wrong to attack them, says H. Millard
Micro-managing the ecosystem Craig Docksteader says it's time to take yet another look at ending government's micromanaging of ecosystems
Winning Rod D. Martin says that if conservatives want to win, they have to avoid being "moderate"
The American boom: is the end at hand? The Dow passes 10K and all is well? Not so, says Gerard Jackson of The New Australian. Things may go from good to bad before the end of this year...
Here we go again Justin Valente muses on Bill Clinton and Chinese spies and the best way for liberals to deflect attention away from either
A tale of two kinds of cities Why are many American cities blighted and nightmarish? David Stanley Willenski says its because of a lack of capitalism
Nat Hentoff, the last honest liberal The only good liberal is a...Nat Hentoff? Clay Waters says that unlike most liberals, the 73-year old Village Voice columnist is a stand-up guy
Will the real economy please stand up? Dennis Rice says the current economic boom is built on some shaky ground
National sovereignty: the next target of Clinton's "Politics of Personal Destruction" Bombing Yugloslavia is a foolish idea, says Michael Kreca, for a number of reasons
The return of mercantilism Michael R. Allen says that the embrace of mercantilism by conservatives will invite a host problems
Jury tampering in Exxon Valdez trial pollutes America's system of justice If jury tampering was responsible for a pound of flesh being extracted over the Exxon Valdez spill, then the company deserves another trial, says David Ridenour
NATO: Beyond collective defense - Part 1 Steve Farrell gives his interpretation of what NATO's original intent was in this surprising first part of a three part series
NATO: Beyond collective defense - Part 2 NATO, Atlantic Union, and Economic Socialism
Farrell continues his controversial and penetrating look at NATO and its economic basis
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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May 1999

Conservatism in drag? Patrick Ruffini mulls over the concept of compassionate conservatism and what it means to the whole movement
High court has another chance to whittle down federal power The Supreme Court has a wonderful opportunity to reverse the growing power of the federal government. Let's hope they take advantage of it, says Vin Suprynowicz
Watch out for the anti-legalization arguments...there's some bad stuff floating around Steven Martinovich believes the war on drugs is over. It's time to start legalizing the stuff for several good reasons
The Dow bubbles and the bears rumble The signs are there. Bubbleheads are running the market and this will be the year something happens, says Gerard Jackson
Americans are better off than we think Yes, it's true. Americans are doing better than they were before. Amy Ridenour tells us why
First in history... Every leader is worried about what the history books will say about them. William Westmiller says Bill Clinton shouldn't worry. He knows what will be in there
Us? But some of our best friends are black... Radley Balko says that conservatives have to start changing their tune when it comes to race if they want to have any chance of winning minority votes
Why the Kyoto greenhouse gases accord is full of hot air IPSCO CEO Roger Phillips argues that the Kyoto accord is not needed and is based on bad science. Phillips should know
The Great Ponzi-Scheme Rescue Act of 1999 Social Security was an inspiration worthy of Charles Ponzi. Come to think of it, the program is something only he could have thought up, says P.J. O'Rourke
Let's blackmail the young into doing good Forcing students to perform volunteer work reminds Vin Suprynowicz of Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull
Send Natalie Merchant to reform humanity? Some people tend to do things for which they have no appreciable talent. Celebrities trying to act like political activists is one good example, says Michael R. Allen
Forget principle...if you're irregular, suffering from gas, or just not getting enough calcium Why isn't U.S. President Bill Clinton more tormented about military action in Kosovo? Why aren't Americans? These, and other questions, are answered by Mark Vorzimmer
Clark and Vietnam Col. David Hackworth has a really low opinion of NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark. Real low
What was Job's tax bill? They say the things you should avoid talking about are politics, religion and sex. Steve Martinovich bravely brings up the first two
There is a difference It's often said that there is no difference between either side. This refutes that assertion
"Oughts" divorced from "is" Michael Miller ruminates on the philosophical parallels between the Littleton shootings and NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia
Free market environmentalism solves problems David Ridenour tells two stories which illustrate exactly why the government should have no role in managing the environment
NATO: Beyond collective defense - Part 3: New Rules for a New World Part 3 of this landmark series has Farrell discuss rules in the United Nations and NATO which threaten the individual rights of all Americans
Steel humanitarians Michael Miller says NATO has been debased because of its bombing of Yugoslavia
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
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June 1999

Jack of all tirades: The show ain't over yet: In the first of Joshua London's regular columns he explores what really happened with the war in Yugoslavia
NATO: Beyond Collective Defense Part VII: Our peculiar victory in Kosovo: Steve Farrell latest in his landmark series on NATO explores the "victory" won in the battle over Kosovo
Don't believe the Internet know-it-alls: Forget Microsoft, David Ridenour says there's a new company being targeted as an enemy of the Internet
Miss Hillary's opus: Hillary Clinton's recent call to donate musical instruments to schools is odd considering what she has stood for in the past, says Lawrence Henry
China's Balkan lesson for the Pacific: What has China learned from the Kosovo conflict? Plenty, answers Peter Zhang
Back to that other war: Michael R. Allen wants to remind you about the other war the United States is involved in...you do remember the other war don't you?
Don't mend it, just end it: Phil Carmichael in his first piece for ESR has his own solution to Social Security
One hand always tied behind its back: The U.S. military will always be hamstrung because of the number of engagements it has, says Christopher O'Leary
Canada's new Elections Act: Big Brother tramples on freedoms: Walter Robinson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation details the latest slam at free speech in Canada
Unite the right?: The unite the right movement in Canada should be forgotten...and quickly, says Steve Martinovich
Republicans - still beating around the "Bush": Jim Hill says if all Republicans want is one of their own in the White House, George W. Bush is the one...but he's not voting for him
Blacks "Gored" by a lie: Al Gore Sr., the GOP and the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Al Gore Sr.'s support of civil rights wasn't all that it was cracked up to be, writes R.D. Davis. And the facts are in the public domain
You dared use a private postal competitor?: Vin Suprynowicz details the latest abuse of an American's freedom. Don't worry, it only affects a few million of you
NATO: Beyond Collective Defense Part VI - Why we lost in Vietnam: In Vietnam "rules of engagement" cost thousands of lives and forbade US victory. Find out why in part six of Steve Farrell's landmark series
Why the rating system stinks!: Tim Loughner opines that ratings systems are doing more harm than good
Why won't the GOP kill a national ID?: Tom DeWeese tells us that the GOP is refusing to kill a national identity card for a very old and not very good reason
The role of media in an age of political cynicism: How the media treats politics is one of the reasons everyone is so damned cynical, writes Kevin Avram
Free markets and volunteerism: Free market proponents have a lot of bridge building to do and volunteerism might be one way of doing it, says Dennis Rice
Why Clinton and Blair wanted war: James Henry believes he has the answer to why the war in Yugoslavia happened
Broken glass: A futurist's look at today: Lawrence Henry ponders the causes of the recent school shootings and comes up with what he thinks are causes
Another silly prohibition: Do Americans need a ban on Internet and college athletics gambling? Vin Suprynowicz says no
NATO: Beyond Collective Defense, Part V: The no win wars of internationalism: Korea: The latest installment of Steve Farrell's series exposes how Truman reversed the victory of MacArthur by changing the rules of warfare
'Civil Rights' trump free speech in Canada: Rory Leishman writes that speech in Canada is increasingly being stifled by "rights"
The solution to teen violence: Christopher M. O'Leary thinks he has the answer to tragedies like school shootings. Is he right?
Back to gold, back to prosperity: It's said that only kooks want to return to the gold standard. That's not stopping Michael R. Allen
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?: Lawrence Henry takes issue with Francis Fukuyama's suggestion that religion doesn't assist in creating social order
Thoughts on Republican outreach: The Republican Party is making moves to attract minorities but Kimberly Wilson says the effort better be serious or they'll just be wasting their time
Nader's Microsoft Agenda: Progressive Nonprofit Plan for 'Free' Software: Patrick Reilly says that Ralph Nader has a secret agenda behind his fight against Microsoft Corp., and it has nothing to do with protecting consumers
Thomas Paine.com: A recent event once again proved that the Internet stands to change everything about activism, writes H. Millard
Repairing the world: Though most of them are scary, William Westmiller likes one international organization and thinks it could be a boon to all nations
Before there were draft dodgers: The war over Yugoslavia and Kosovo may bring the draft back. Danny Glover gives some historical perspective
NATO: Beyond Collective Defense Part IV: NATO's Hypocritical Kings: Steve Farrell continues his landmark series on NATO with a look at Clinton and Blair's actions
They just want to go home: Lonnie Shoultz says Hillary Clinton's recent comments on Kosovar refugees proves how out of touch she and her kind really are
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
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July 1999

Contract With America - Part 1: Democrats in drag: Many conservatives cheered when the first planks of the Contract with America were enacted. Steve Farrell wasn't cheering
Defect from all parties: Bob Smith. Michael Forbes. One left the Republicans for noble reasons, the other less so. Michael R. Allen discusses both
Another blow to the Lollipop Guild: Vin Suprynowicz says teachers with less certification may be better than what we have now
Glasnost-Perestroika Part I: A model Potemkin village: In the first of a series, Steve Montgomery argues that Glasnost has actually preserved what we tried to defeat
The Third Way's bad karma: Joyce Mucci exposes what's really behind the "Third Way" movement you've been hearing so much about
The snake pit: Economics in the Balkans: Diane Alden illustrates that the Balkans will cost a lot of people a lot of money, especially the average taxpayer
Should lawyers run for nonjudicial office?: Ronald Bibace argues that lawyers should be banned from running for non-judicial office
Behind the anti-sweatshop movement: Eric Heubeck details what's really behind the anti-sweatshop movement
A political circus: Recent announcements by the Democrats and Republicans on health care ignored something important, writes Vin Suprynowicz. Yeah, we're shocked as well
How the Serbs outfoxed NATO: $4 billion worth of bombs and all we hit were balloons? David Hackworth explains the sorry truth behind the "success" of the Yugoslav war
Clinton and 1922: is history repeating itself?: James Henry opines that Clinton policies today remind him terribly of a tragedy which began in 1922. Find out what he's referring to
Thank heavens for ESPN: Apparently never one to shy away from controversey, Lawrence Henry weighs in on JFK Jr. and the press
Trade with China: Laboring to prepare our own suicide: Simple Marxist theory explains why trade with China is a very dangerous proposition, explains Steve Montgomery
The classroom: Then and now: A lot of changes have taken place in the classroom, says Australia's Antonia Feitz, not many for the good
Something about Panama: Forget Southeast Asia or the Balkans, Panama might well prove to be one of the more interesting spots on the planet, says Diane Alden
The wheel is spinning for the Republicans: Steve Martinovich writes that Bob Smith's departure may not hurt, but it does mean something
See Dick harass Jane. See Jane file suit: A recent Supreme Court decision on sexual harassment in schools promises to unleash big problems, says Eileen Ciesla
Holding on to parenthood: Steve Farrell details the rise of the state taking over the job of parenthood as nobly expressed by Hillary Clinton a few years ago
FDR's court-packing fiasco: Trying to mess with the Supreme Court is hardly new, as K. Daniel Glover tells it
Citizen Bernie: Representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont opposed the war in Yugoslavia but he shouldn't be hailed for it, writes Michael R. Allen
Striking a blow for free speech: The Supreme Court actually did some good recently in striking down a law which prohibited free speech, says Vin Suprynowicz
A federal tobacco lawsuit: Bad economics, bad law and bad governing: Federal efforts against the tobacco companies are yet another example of bad government, says Amy Ridenour
The virtuous culture warriors: eschewing civility to save civilization?: Those fighting the culture war have it all wrong, says regular contributor Josuha London. Find out what he thinks is the real issue
How to learn to play in the key of E: Lawrence Henry says if your children are not learning the facts at their school, there is an easy way to make sure they do
The foolish abandonment of Pat Buchanan: ESR has taken plenty of jabs at him, but Steve Farrell rises to defend him
Jack of all Tirades: Crime doesn't pay, but for kids it can pass the time away: Joshua London writes that youth crime needs to be dealt with, and coddling isn't the answer
United States or United Nations? Who controls America's treasures?: Elizabeth McGeehan will tell you who really regulates some of America's treasures
Who'll be in George W. Bush's cabinet?: Steve Myers explores the possible cabinet of future U.S. President George W. Bush
Dairy 'working girls' seek new 'protector': Think milk prices are set by the marketplace? Think again, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Clinton and the Australian media: When it comes to media bias, the Australian media is just as bad as their counterparts in the United States, reports Gerard Jackson
What got the Roman Empire is about to get us: In a grand case of history repeating itself, the U.S. is making the exact same mistake as another former world power, says Col. David Hackworth
Franklin D. Roosevelt: How his New Deal undermined charity: The New Deal not only set the U.S. on the road to socialism, it also gave charity the raspberry, writes Marvin Olasky
'Papers, please?': Even guys carrying crack have rights, unless you want to live in a tyranny, says Vin Suprynowicz
Greater intervention and military cutbacks are a deadly combination: An increased operational tempo and numerous deployments could spell disaster for the American military one day, says Jason Morrow
Old Ironsides: Lawrence Henry ruminates on an American icon and what it means to be a man
Switzerland: Europe's gun centre where kids don't kill kids: Gerard Jackson proves that firearms and crime are not partners with the example of Switzerland's rampant firearms culture
Take the Fifth back: Philip Carmichael says the Fifth Amendment has more in it than most people remember
Message from Ottawa: Go south young man, go south: Canadians are leaving the home of hockey for the United States for one good reason, writes Kevin Avram
Compassionate conservatism or conned conservatism?: George Bush may win Republicans the White House, but it will come at a significant cost, says Steve Martinovich
The America that was?: David Bardallis wonders about Independance Day and the America that is
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
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August 1999

Plutonium too close for comfort: Michael R. Allen says Nostradamus' followers were always out to lunch on the Cassini probe, but the recent fly-by does raise some interesting questions
Where is John Foster Dulles when you need him?: Today's China-Taiwan situation makes Diane Alden pine for the old days when Dulles and Eisenhower used to get things done
The race to ignorance: Efforts to remove "bias" from SAT tests are not only stupid, but if carried to their logical extreme would dumb everyone down, says Vin Suprynowicz
Different party, different standards: Questions about George W. Bush's drug use are all well and good, says Steve Martinovich, but these questions are different?
The US economy in Wonderland: Keynsian smoke and mirrors explains the health of the American economy, explains Gerard Jackson
The Un-American United Nations: The UN continues to be marketed as an international version of American ideals; but a study of its founders, charter, and history reveals quite a different picture, says Steve Farrell
The art of the lie: David Bardallis writes that we're surrounded by lies and one man is particularly proficient at telling them
A $6 600 refund? Nah, why bother: The GOP's $792 billion tax cut may have some problems, says Vin Suprynowicz, but it's a lot better than nothing
China and Taiwan -- Two be or not two be: Diane Alden says that regardless of what the PRC and the Clinton White House says, a unified China isn't going to happen simply because they say so
Glasnost-Perestroika III: Marxist-Leninist holy war: Steven Montgomery continues his series which argues that the war between the West and Russia continues unabated to this day
The history of taxation - inciting rebellion and civil discord: Bad things have a way of sticking around for a long time. Taxation is one of those things, says Kevin Avram
It's still doom and gloom for the US economy: America's economy is teetering thanks to the U.S. Federal Reserve and know one seems to know it. Except for Gerard Jackson that is
Who wants to know about a war?: In whose interest is it not to report about war? Why, the media's of course, explains Michael R. Allen
Saving Taiwan means protecting the good: Unlike the war in Yugoslavia, if China and Taiwan start up then the west should get involved, argues Steve Martinovich
The end of Internet regulation: The FCC says the Internet is prospering because of a laissez-faire approach to regulation. Steve Martinovich points out examples of that laissez-faire approach
Ernest Hemingway and art subsidies: A farewell to alms: David Bardallis writes that Liberals may have loved Hemingway, but when it came to his art he was an individualist all the way
Bring us your waste!: If there is a problem with nuclear waste in the United States, it is the fault of the federal government, not industry, says Vin Suprynowicz
Enemies of the state: Increasingly the military is being used as a police force in the United States, says Diane Alden. Don't believe it? The evidence is all around you
Government by talk show, and how to beat it: Lawrence Henry issues a warning, the First Talk Show Hostess and her husband are powerful forces on the American political scene but they can be beaten
The third party movement - the next wave: Jim Hill says a third party in the United States is an inevitability for several reasons
Democrats In Drag - Part 2: School Vouchers: GOP Trojan Horse?: In the second part of his series on the Contract with America, Steve Farrell exposes what's wrong with the Republican position on school vouchers
Dog days for Russia and the U.S.: Diane Alden surveys the political situation and Russia and says what the U.S. does could mean a lot for both countries
JFK Jr...and why he mattered so much: Mark Vorzimmer attempts to answer a question that a lot of the public and press have tried to answer|
The con of confidentiality: Is a confidentiality regulation at family planning clinics actually causing the death of teens? Joyce Mucci thinks so
Glasnost-Perestroika Part II: Who's on First?: Steve Montgomery says the Cold War may be over but Russia is still fighting it. The problem? America doesn't know that or doesn't care
The Brain Drain debate is taxing the Prime Minister: No matter what study Canada's Prime Minister uses to try and disprove a brain drain, Walter Robinson says they inevitably prove there is one
On the NAACP & boycotts: The NAACP used to be about grand things, says Kimberley Wilson, but not anymore
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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September 1999

Give neutrality a chance: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. argues that when it comes to the situation in East Timor, the best policy is neutrality
No new taxes: Read Vin Suprynowicz's lips, no new Internet taxes. Now here's hoping that Congress listens to him
Pollyanna analysts: Despite the standard lines that competition and technology will fuel growth in productivity, Gerard Jackson maintains it's something else fueling America's economy
Clemency for terrorists endangers nation's businesses, researchers: Bill Clinton's offer of clemency to Puerto Rican nationalists placed another group of people in danger by the most organized terrorist groups in America
Things we say today: David Bardallis says today's language may be the reason why politicians and the public have difficulty thinking about ideas
The Baby-Boomers are going to die: Why are baby boomers so hot to regulate personal behavior? Because they are going to die soon, says Lawrence Henry
Web of deception: environmental mis-education: Diane Alden and Steve Farrell detail how the environmental movement is mis-educating America's youth
Harry Truman had it right: Col. David Hackworth says mandatory military service would do America's youth a world of good by putting some iron in their backs
They fought for freedom, not service: Hackworth didn't fight for military service, responds Steve Martinovich, but for freedom
China: a stunted giant: Peter Zhang reports that the west has little to fear from China now, but that could change one day
Our health depends on it: Walter Robinson argues that Canadians want to purchase their own health services. Whether they do or don't, our health will depend on it thanks to the failings of the current system
Snubbed on phone, inspector sets out to teach a lesson: Vin Suprynowicz details the story of one Las Vegas business license inspector who decided to teach one doctor a lesson
Force the veto: Bill Clinton wants to veto the tax cut? Let him, says Rod D. Martin. Then make him and the Democrats explain themselves
The best defense: Linda A. Prussen-Razzano says it's too late for a missile defense system, but she has a number suggestions that Congress should consider if it wants defense improved
Grab-Bag: They can't all be about politics. Lawrence Henry ruminates on Peanut M&M's, radar guns and cons at the workplace
Set the Branch Davidians free: On news that has everybody talking about what happened one April day, Vin Suprynowicz argues that the wrong people are in jail over the Waco fiasco
The future of breast implant litigation may be a bust for trial lawyers: Amy Ridenour says breast implant litigation may not be the latest big payday for lawyers. Yeah, we're crying too
Crime and punishment: Antonia Feitz says the regular ways of dealing with criminals are not working so why don't we go back to the past?
When the gophers can't shoot back: A de-armed citizen is much like the gophers that Kevin Avram used to shoot as a kid
The GOP's two-faced approach to third-party politics: Pete Dominic wonders why talk of a third party by some Republicans is permitted while others are blasted for the idea
The 'New Californians': Young entrepreneurs take new approach to philanthropy: John Gizzi details how California's new rich are donating to new causes and organizations for real benefits to society
In search of heroes, legacies and role models: Joe Roessler ponders how the media creates heroes, legacies and role models and he doesn't like the result
Clinton continues assault on the Tenth Amendment: If at first you don't succeed...Tom DeWeese says a recent Clinton Executive Order once again attacks America's Constitution
Steve Forbes: "Pro-lific" in political manipulation: What is Steve Forbes' position on abortion? Peter Dominic asks the question but only Forbes knows the answer
When did you stop beating your wife?: Mark Vorzimmer wants to know where does the public's right to know intersect a candidate's private? He thinks he has the answer
KKKapitol Hill?: Rep. Earl Hilliard (D) wants to know where the minorities are on Capitol Hill. Eddie Huff suggests he looks outside of the Democratic Party
Are 36 million Americans hungry?: Bread for the World says that a lot of Americans suffer or are at risk from hunger and you can thank welfare reform for that. Is it true? Brian Carnell answers the question with some facts
Identifying a problem doesn't mean you've provided a solution: Walter Robinson reports that Canada's National Council on Welfare recently announced that large numbers of elderly are poor. Robinson wants to know what their solution is
Hands in the cookie jar: Clinton is ready to jettison one of his -- and Al Gore's -- biggest constituencies in an effort to fight the "Lock Box." Rod D. Martin explains all
Soldiers R US: The corporate military: Bill Clinton and Tony Blair's tacit approval and use of corporate military services is something to be very wary of, says Diane Alden
Where Liberals come from: Liberalism and rudeness go hand in hand and Lawrence Henry lives in the city that exemplifies that belief
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October 1999

Republicans in a bind over the economy: If the Republicans want to win in the next presidential election, they had better do what James K. Glassman suggests: steal back from the Democrats
Give these women guns: Want to protect women from domestic abuse? Vin Suprynowicz says buy the women you love a gun
U.N. meets in Bonn to shape Kyoto rules: As COP5 starts Monday, Henry Lamb discusses what the United Nations will be pondering over the next two weeks
In defense of economics: Economics may be the dismal science but Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. says Republicans should celebrate the subject, not bury it
American Frankenstein: How America's "best" helped create the New Russia: Steve Farrell and Diane Alden says the less than perfect Russia we know and love today was created by none other than Uncle Sam
Federal tobacco lawsuit contaminated by hypocrisy: David Ridenour reminds us that one of the biggest purveyor of cigarettes remains the U.S. government. Does that lawsuit target them as well?
Clinton's green imperialism and Chinese intelligence: Bill Clinton was initially opposed to the Three Gorges Dam that China will be working on into the next century. Why? Peter Zhang thinks he has the answer
The politics of entertainment: Joseph D'Agostino details how the left is doing a marvelous job of getting Hollywood to promote its message
Liberals and the war on the military: In part three of his series, Joe Roessler illustrates how the military has been targeted by liberal
A winning choice: Robert Mundell won the 1999 Nobel Prize for Economics because of the Euro, but Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. says he should be praised for other reasons
21st century democracy and the Third Way: Steve Farrell and Diane Alden continue their investigation into the Third Way with this week's focus on how democracy is threatening to be transformed by Clinton, Blair and their ideological peers
Half pregnant with the Fed: Is Alan Greenspan confused and very afraid right now? Gerard Jackson says yes
The population bomb is defused: What do you know, opines Vin Suprynowicz, the population bomb turned out to be a dud
The living wage campaign: Eric Heubeck reports on the campaign to force business to pay a "living wage" if they want municipal contracts
Al Gor(e)ing blacks again: Al Gore has been telling some tall tales about his father and the civil rights movement. Find out what R.D. Davis is referring to
Liberals and the war on religion: Joe Roessler details the liberal war on religion and how it achieved what Marx, Lenin and Stalin failed to do
Feminist scholarship: a classic oxymoron?: A feminist's problems with the English language is a relatively recent thing, says Antonia Feitz
Where have all the cowboys gone?: Junk science and government may do to the cowboy what was done to the Indian, report Diane Alden and Steve Farrell
Cookie-cutter politics: The Republicans, says Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., are listening to the Communications Working Group instead of telling the truth. Welcome to the cookie-cutter!
Breeding us a thousand more Carl Dregas: Remember Carl Drega? Thanks to paper pushers and enforcement officers, there are thousand more of him being created, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Part III: The aftermath: In the final episode of her story of the travails of a home-schooling mom, Linda Prussen-Razzano tells what's happening to Karen Maples
Is American law enforcement out-of-control?: Tom DeWeese answers that question, though the answer might be very self-evident to most
In praise of apathy: If Americans really are apathetic politically, David Bardallis wonders if that is a bad thing
The liberal war on the NRA and the Second Amendment: In part one of his series on the liberal war on America, Joe Roessler details the relentless war against the NRA and the Second Amendment
Dr. Mahatir's triumph: Economic nationalist Antonia Feitz says that Mahatir bin Mohammed is earning praise where once he was being excoriated
Wind in the buffalo grass: Real-life cowboy Sam Packard says environmental protection means it's either the government's way or no way
Stealing our children's birthright: Henry Lamb argues that the Nature Conservancy and other similiar programs are merely the introduction of socialism in America
Whatever happened to Private Ryan's Army?: David Hackworth wonders what happened to the army he belonged to. The answer? Sensitivity training has dulled its edge
I watched the Bill of Rights dying last week: It's a sad thing when something dies, sadder still when you see it die in front of you. Vin Suprynowicz knows because he was there
Who's rude? Hmmm: Europe still angry about the recent Ryder Cup brouhaha? Lawrence Henry has a piece of advice for them
Part II: The devil is in the details: In part two of her series, Linda Prussen-Razzano tells how a mother who wanted to home school her child was accused of child abuse
The games of empires: Michael R. Allen believes Iraq continues to be bombed because it refuses to play the game by the rules laid down by the world's current imperial state
Technology, sovereignty, and the Third Wave: Steve Farrell & Diane Alden trace the "Third Wave" phenomenon through the ages
The wrong path to reform: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.says there is a right way to public school reform, and a very wrong way
Feminism 101: Joyce Mucci's son had a run-in with a feminist recently and no one came away the winner
The charter for global democracy: Henry Lamb details the United Nations' latest attempt at destroying freedom in the name of global governance
Hurricane economics: If hurricanes are such a good thing, Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. asks, why don't we petition government for more of them?
Can gun control reduce crime?: Gun control is supposed to reduce crime but Vin Suprynowicz illustrates that the exact opposite happened in Australia
Part 1: The plight of a home schooling mom: In the first of a three-part series, Linda A. Prussen-Razzano tells the story of a mother and her efforts to home school her child
The IMF and the Balkans: Throwing good money after bad: Diane Alden and Steve Farrell tell us that the cost of military action in the Balkans will continue to cost the United States a whole pile of money
You're nobody without your national ID card!: Tom DeWeese ponders the day when Americans will need an ID card just to do the ordinary things in life
Federal tobacco lawsuit could pave way for litigation tax on other industries: Is it a far reach to imagine federal lawsuits against other products? Amy Ridenour says no
Conservative politics and Christianity: Mitch McConnell argues that religion and politics don't mix because we don't know what is really in a person's soul
The Clinton-Gore Administration's war against mining: Politics is determining mining strategy today, says U.S. Rep. Don Young, and only America will end up the loser
Manners: Antonia Feitz says that manners are not picked up by osmosis, but by education. That's not happening today she says
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November 1999

The more I see you ... (How can New York miss Hillary when she won't go away?): Hillary Clinton is finding out that things aren't as easy in New York as she thought it would be, says Vin Suprynowicz
Mr. Smith doesn't go to Washington: If Hillary's in the Senate, then Bill is going to need a job. Joe Schembrie illustrates what could happen
Crime Prevention? Or another step toward tyranny?: Can a law enforcement agency really prevent crime? Charles Bloomer is skeptical about those claims
On a mission from God: Bruce Babbitt and the environmental movement: Diane Alden details Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt's zealousness in the first of a series of articles
Clueless in Seattle: The Gates Millennium Scholars program is a wonderful idea in theory, writes Jon Jewett, but in practice is fails to solve much of anything
Less democracy, not more: Lewis J. Goldberg would vote for less democracy and not more, if he could. Find out why
Thinking about tax reform: Rod D. Martin says a flat tax promotes everything that the things voters want and would help them take back something they lost a long time ago
Shephard case illustrates dangers of hate crimes legislation: C. Dodd Harris IV writes that hate crimes legislation are generally flawed especially considering the difficulty of proving what really motivated a crime
Professor Quigley and the democratic sham: The Third Way, capitalism and socialism have made a joke of democracy, argues Antonia Feitz
In praise of big government: The Ford Foundation's Innovations in Government Awards: Daniel T. Oliver explores the giving practices of America's third largest private grantmaking foundation we shouldn't be surprised by what he found
Government by mad hatter: Money used for something that it wasn't intended for? Get outa here! Vin Suprynowicz discusses the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act
A Japanese economic lesson for the US?: Is the United States of the late 1990s a parallel of Japan of the 1980s? Gerard Jackson thinks so
Third Way Contract: Part 1 - Gingrich & Toffler: Are Newt Gingrich and Alvin Toffler the new heralds of international socialism? Steve Farrell and Diane Alden seem to think so. Find out why
Lap dogs or tigers?: David H. Hackworth thinks a little less mindless following of orders in the military would be a damned good thing
Hypocrisy on crime: America's federal government is suing gun manufacturers and preventing criminals from being evicted from public housing? It's true, says Amy Ridenour
There goes America: Lands Legacy or public ownership? Socialism by any name still smells the same, writes Henry Lamb
That would never happen here: The title of Charles Bloomer's piece is getting a little tired, says the author, but you still hear it all the time
They call us isolationists: Pat Buchanan is a flawed candidate, says Michael R. Allen, but he is doing Americans a public service
Expiring currency: A Federal Reserve trial balloon about expiring currency reminds Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. about a similar plan in 1933 which was carried out
Three cheers for an end to bipartisan folly: The vote against the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty may actually be the end to even bigger things, writes Phyllis Schlafly
Fight Club: Thomas Kelly says Fight Club shouldn't have been excoriated for its brutal violence but rather what was the cause and target of it
'Cultures' are not always defined by skin color: Multiculturalism has only one abiding goal, writes Vin Suprynowicz, and it has nothing to do proper historical recognition
Russian troika?: Steve Farrell and Diane Alden detail what may be the future of Russian politics. As usual, it's a mixture of both the good and the bad
Inordinate dependence creates weakness: In lousy marriages there is a giver and there is a taker, not much different from government and many people, says Kevin Avram
Unraveling puzzles in the US economy: Gerard Jackson says a shakeout in America's economy is inevitable regardless of what some say
Findings of fact: Steven Martinovich wants to know if Microsoft is now officially a monopoly, why isn't another company which recently made news?
Henry Lamb's reports from the COP5 summit on the Kyoto Protocol in Bonn, Germany
Setting up to fingerprint us all: America continues to lurch towards a national identification card, says Vin Suprynowicz. It's just a matter of time
Put not your trust in politicians: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. says as long as we trust politicians, the progress to freedom will be stalled
Will Lord Keynes cripple China's military?: Chinese economic policy is likely to be the one thing that will destroy their military but there's no reason to celebrate, says Peter Zhang
Taking your property: Either way, writes Craig Docksteader, enshrining property rights for Canadians will be difficult. If it's not the government, it's the courts
Defending America the rock star way: Money going to gussy up the offices of generals which is supposed to go to the troops? Say it ain't so, says David Hackworth
College: Do you really need a ticket to ride any more?: A college degree used to be important, writes Lawrence Henry, but these days other things count
Red China: New gatekeeper of our canal: Phyllis Schlafly reports that how Panama broke its own laws to allow China future control of the canal
Kyoto Land: Henry Lamb reports from the U.N. meetings in Bonn over the rules governing the Kyoto Protocol and Americans aren't going to like it
Darwin at his very best: Steve Martinovich takes on the task of defending the rather controversial idea of women selling their eggs
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December 1999

Closest to God?: Liberals want all art funded. Conservatives only want moral art funded. What's the right answer? Neither, says Steve Martinovich
Congress must seize back the law-making power: Does your congressional representative support HR 2655? If not, why not? asks Vin Suprynowicz. Find out more about executive orders and who's issued the most
Civil society marches toward global governance: Did you know about the World Civil Society Conference in Montreal earlier this month? Henry Lamb reveals what goes on at these conferences and who's there
Ninety miles to freedom - A mother's legacy: Elian Gonzalez's mother died in an attempt to find freedom for her son. The boy should stay here, argues Joyce Mucci
Bradley devalues the game: Bill Bradley accuses Al Gore of being a liar. It may be true, writes Joe Schembrie, but Bradley's hands aren't exactly clean either
McCore: The media's favorite fast food candidates: McCain, Gore...McTruth. Diane Alden details how these two candidates are a dream for today's media
Incredible arrogance: The title of Charles Bloomer's piece says it all when we consider a recent White House meeting on the matter of gun control
The Washington Derby: The world's greatest horse race is about to begin, says Phil Carmichael, or it would begin if the media stopped their meddling and just did their job
The 'real' Y2K problem: Lewis J. Goldberg wonders if the real Y2K problem isn't outdated hardware and software, but a certain resident of the White House
Manic progressives: Do conspiracies about public schools belong in the same category as Roswell aliens and TWA 800? Erik Jay wonders
Land of the free?: Scott Carpenter looks at the Seattle riots from a Canadian perspective and likes it just as little as Americans did
Negus?: Contrary to popular perception, 19th century women were not considered inferior to women, says Antonia Feitz. And the negus? Well, read on to find out
Merry Christmas Nanny: Kimberley Wilson wanted to purchase a relative a special gift and she knew exactly what it should have been
Christian models of public service: Christmas is a perfect time to remember public service, writes Steve Farrell
Remembering those who defend us: Is Christmas a time of peace and family? If so, it's because of the men and women who defend your nation, says Charles Bloomer
Person of the Century: FDR vs. RR: Roosevelt and Reagan represent two different ideals, says Joe Schembrie, which explains a decision by Time Magazine
Free for all, the free market and the WTO: Diane Alden discusses the WTO, IMF and free trade with Jude Wanniski
The disastrous deal of 1972: Gregory Bresiger traces the problems of Social Security back to a 1972 deal that few opposed. Problems that will continue as long as Social Security is around
Homosexual hypocrisy: If disparaging people with alternative lifestyles is wrong, asks Antonia Feitz, why do those same people relish disparaging others? Find out what happened in Australia recently
Hillary, Cronkite call for world government: Walter Cronkite calls for changes to the "basic structure of our global community" and the media doesn't say a word? Henry Lamb rectifies their error
The advancement of tyranny: Why regulate when it's easier to litigate? Charles Bloomer says that's what the government has planned for its next target
The American way, or else!: No one agrees with child labour, writes Lewis J. Goldberg, but simply legislating its existence away solve none of the root problems that cause it. The WTO has yet to learn that
Vision, courage and resolve needed to tackle the national debt: If Canada's federal government wants to fight its gigantic debt, says Walter Robinson, it should at least be brave in how it does it
Spotting the bonfire at the end of the tunnel: With the recent news of out Kosovo, Vin Suprynowicz wonders if NATO forces will soon be bombing Albanians
Arbitrary world government: Ivan Vesely says America is rapidly becoming like the countries it bombs. That puts it in some dubious company
Media proves Alan Keyes' accusation that they are racist: Is Alan Keyes the victim of racism by America's media? Mary Mostert says last week's GOP debate proved it
The case against Madonna: Brad Aisa says Madonna's monopoly is eerily similar to Microsoft's. So when does the antitrust trial begin?
On a mission from God - Part 2: Bruce Babbitt and the environmental movement: In part two of Diane Alden's exposé on Bruce Babbitt and the environmentalist movement, she details how three politicians joined forces against him
The '68 boom and all that: We may get a hangover on January 1, 2000, but Gerard Jackson says the Federal Reserve will be responsible for another one some day
The Third Way Part V: Republicats and Third Wave Marxism: Steve Farrell continues his look and the Third Way with the Contract with America and Alvin Toffler influenced it
The success it is today: If Canadian provinces really want to shake up the system, a provincially run pension plan isn't the way to do it, writes Steven Martinovich
Ted Turner's money helped fund WTO protests: Tom DeWeese reports that at least some of the blame for the Seattle protests should like with Ted Turner, billionaire socialist and friend of the radical left
Lost in the WTO: Joe Schembrie takes a different tack with psychology in explaining the WTO protests in Seattle last week
Hate-crimes? Yeah, I hate crime: Lewis J. Goldberg wonders if we can raise the bar for crimes committed against identifiable groups, why not raise it for everyone?
The security of a free state: Charles Bloomer says the Second Amendment has some very important words, but not the ones you usually hear about during debates
Frankenfoods or lifesavers?: Farmer Dennis Rice comes out swinging when it comes to genetically modified foods. Defend them or else, he says
Jesse Jackson loses direction: Mike Green says Jesse Jackson shouldn't have to Decatur, Illinois if he wanted to make a difference since the real problem isn't there
Why does Australia's media love Clinton and hate Reagan?: America's media aren't the only one with a bias problem, reports Gerard Jackson. Things are just as bad in the land down under
CEDAW: What's CEDAW? Antonia Feitz explains the 1979 United Nations treaty which bars discrimination against women
Don't check the box: You know that box on your tax form that tries to get you to give $3 to federal elections? Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. asks you not check it off
New organizing methods: Card check and neutrality agreements: With union membership declining, Eric Heubeck reports that organized labour have come up with a new method to unionize workplaces
The Millennium Assembly & Summit: Henry Lamb writes that the real issue of importance to the next president of the United States is going to be that of global governance
Breeding prosperity and eliminating political interference: Other countries are going to private social security systems, writes Kevin Avram, why not yours?
The fate of the alpha female: We just don't understand Hillary Clinton, says Joe Schembrie, especially her dark side
Highway deaths continue ... while experts study flint shards: People continue to die every day on US 93 but no action is being taken because of an archeological "site," writes Vin Suprynowicz
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