January 2007 - December 2007

January 2007

Things could get ugly: Bad laws are like ugly sweaters you receive at Christmas from well meaning -- if style clueless -- aunts. The difference? Lady Liberty says you can at least ditch the sweater without much effort
The ethanol debacle: Ethanol doesn't do what it's purported to and its only raised the price of both food and gasoline, argues Alan Caruba
Fantastic story telling marks Pan's Labyrinth: Lady Liberty found enough in Dreamgirls to keep her entertained but she reserves her raves for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth
Lessons from the past: Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s: In the first of a series, Mark Wegierski traces the failure of Canadian conservatism today to former prime minister Brian Mulroney, a conservative in name only
An economic suicide pact for Europe and the US: Now that Democrats have control of Congress Paul Driessen expects America to take the same climate change suicide pill Europe seems intent on ingesting
Federally mandated lynching: The lacrosse rape case: The majority of the blame for the Duke lacrosse rape scandal belongs to Mike Nifong but Bruce Walker believes that the federal government also played a role
Nifong, Fitzgerald, and Earl: American justice defiled: The Duke lacrosse rape case isn't the only example of justice perverted. Christopher Adamo says there are several high-profile examples of overzealous prosecutors
"24" or 5 to 12: Two events last week -- a fictional nuclear holocaust in Los Angeles and an updating of the "Doomsday Clock" -- forced Frank Salvato to remember that we still live in a very dangerous world
So I married a radical feminist: Last month Bernard Chapin interviewed poker player extraordinaire Ed Miller. Little did he know that would prompt an attack by Miller's radical feminist wife
Class struggle rhetoric obscures the truth: We're shocked -- shocked! -- to learn that Democrats seeking the White House are engaging in class warfare. Michael M. Bates explains all
Conservatism's greatest challenge: Unity: The unified party always wins, says J.B. Williams. That's why the Republicans were thrashed at the polls in November and why they'll continue to lose
Men: Last great hope of the Republican Party: It's time for the Republican Party and man up, writes Carey Roberts. Time and time again it's been proved that macho gets votes while wimpiness nearly always earns you a loss
Getting serious: Lisa Fabrizio says that George W. Bush's announcement of more troops for Iraq seems to have also sent a message to another country
It's time to take on Big Water: The recent death of a woman due to water intoxication is the perfect opportunity, argues J.J. Jackson, for America to finally end the power of Big Water
Toll road fever no bargain for consumers: Bureaucrats are hailing semi-privatized toll roads as a victory for the free market and consumers. Henry Lamb counters that no one wins except government
Saving free trade: Free trade was once the religion of America, a faith it openly preached around the world, but the institution has fallen on hard times, writes Peter Morici
Don't just stand there! Do nothing!: Some are unhappy that America's Congress exists in a near state of gridlock. Not Thomas Lindaman. He couldn't be more pleased
Tancredo presidential run will heat up Colorado politics: A likely Tom Tancredo presidential bid means that politics in his home state of Colorado could get very interesting as successors vie to replace him, reports Jim Kouri
Democratically elected?: Thomas Brewton doesn't have much patience for people who seem to think that dictatorship is fine so long as the dictator was democratically elected
America goes insane over the weather: Everybody is obsessing about the weather and climate change, says Alan Caruba, and he believes that most Americans have now officially gone off the deep end
GOP faces uphill fight in 2008 election: Thanks to the decision making of the Bush Administration, argues David T. Pyne, there isn't much good news for Republicans for 2008
Mitt Romney: A Massachusetts liberal for president: It would appear that Republicans and Democrats have at least one thing in common: A liberal who is pretending to be something else, argues Selwyn Duke
Snookered: It's pretty easy to fool yourself. Daniel M. Ryan knows because he's pretty good at fooling himself. It's a danger for anyone who is an optimistic
Deadly dirty politics: J.B. Williams isn't surprised that Democrats decided to play games with George W. Bush's announcement of a troop surge for Iraq
President Bush's speech: The global impact of Iran and Iraq: George W. Bush's speech last speech was a decent start but David J. Jonsson believes that the United States need a long-term and cohesive strategy to achieve its goals...a strategy that has yet to be enunciated
President Bush is the man with the plan: Carol Devine-Molin has nothing but praise for George W. Bush's new military plan for Iraq
Miracles appear in the strangest of places: Lisa Fabrizio says the enemies of fanaticism and terrorism appear to have won some big battles recently
Canadian media bias: A sketch from the 1980s to today (Part Two): Mark Wegierski continues his look at the liberal bias which has Canada's media unable to truly allow intellectual diversity in its reporting
The progressive new world order: Mankind's most evil generation of vipers: The enemies of freedom don't have much longer before their house of cards collapse and freedom once again goes on the march, says Michael Moriarty
Send in the clones, spare us the clowns: A recent draft FDA report which declared cloned animals safe for human consumption brought out predictable responses from the luddites, writes Alex Avery
Trade agreements and populist protectionism: The Bush Administration believes free trade is under attack by protectionist governments. Peter Morici says the administration should look in the mirror
The "dumb" party acts as predicted: It's been a few months since the Republican Party was decimated at the polls but it appears they've still learned nothing, says Tom DeWeese
Lollapelosi diverts attention from Democrat mischief: The media's obsession over the elevation of Nancy Pelosi to the speaker's chair blinded them from asking some serious questions, writes Michael M. Bates
Can voters make the decision to pull out of Iraq?: Liberals appear to want it both ways, says Thomas E. Brewton. They want to control every aspect of your life but they also say they want you to have a voice in every major national decision
USDA: New eyes for "Big Brother": Henry Lamb reports that American farmers are once again under the scrutiny of the USDA. This time it's a mandatory survey that demands information about every aspect of their livelihoods
Muslim cab wars in Dhimmiapolis -- er, I mean, Minneapolis: Multiculturalism and cowardice are why Somali cab drivers are being allowed to refuse carrying passengers who have alcohol or seeing eye dogs with them
Using every tool in the war against radical Islam: It's probably too late but Frank Salvato says the Western world has one full proof weapon it can use in its battle against extremist Islam
Senator Obama and the Social Gospel: Rare for a liberal, Sen. Barack Obama openly and enthusiastically embraces faith. Dan Phillips says some tough questions need to be asked about the nature of that faith
Barack Obama and the making of a vice president: Vincent Fiore doesn't believe that Barack Obama will seek the Democratic nomination but he does think that the junior senator Illinois will play a big role in 2008
A conservative in '08?: Meanwhile on the right side of the fence, John Bender says conservatives have little hope of seeing an actual conservative carrying the banner for the Republicans in 2008
ESR's Eleventh Annual Person of the Year: And the winner is...actually you decided to vote for two people to win our title for 2006
Who is Avigdor Lieberman?: Over the holidays Alan Caruba had the pleasure of hearing Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Lieberman speak in New York on issues of interest to us all
The Best Books of 2006: Wearing his book editor hat Steve Martinovich picks what he thought were the best books that Enter Stage Right reviewed in 2006
Canadian media bias: A sketch from the 1980s to today (Part One): American conservatives aren't the only ones that have to deal with media bias. In Canada, writes Mark Wegierski, the Fifth Estate works against the movement as well
Hard Candy a gem of filmmaking: Lady Liberty wanted to love Children of Men but it didn't quite succeed. What caught her fancy? A movie about a pedophile and his teenage target
Premise saves Final Move: We were somewhat skeptical when Lady Liberty told us that she would be reviewing a direct-to-DVD feature. Even more surprised when she told us that Final Move wasn't all that bad
Armed Mexicans attack unarmed National Guard troops on US soil: Last week American soldiers were attacked by Mexican nationals and forced to retreat. Jim Kouri wants to know why no one seems to care
Full deployment: Leftist economists love blasting capitalism because it fails at providing "full employment." Daniel M. Ryan responds that they're living in a world where theory is divorced from practice
Saddam was right – "Palestine is Arab": Seconds before departing this mortal plane Saddam Hussein announced that "Palestine is Arab." Charles A. Morse agrees
A tsunami of a problem: Two years after a tsunami claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, billions of aid dollars have yet to be spent while some governments are reneging on their commitments, reports Nathan Tabor
John Edwards and universal health care: John Edwards is back at it and one of his promises if he's ever elected president is to institute universal health care. Michael M. Bates can only shake his head
Do campaign promises fit down Gitmo's toilets?: It didn't take long after the Democrats formally took control of Congress for their promises to be broken, argues Frank Salvato
The snow hill: Lisa Fabrizio remembers a recent vacation where she was able to escape the demands and pressures of the city for the sublime pleasures of the country
Where's our Soros?: Billionaire and leftist George Soros puts his money where his mouth us. Erik Rush wonders why the political and cultural right in America has no similar figure
Bush and congressional liberals plot immigration "time bomb": Christopher G. Adamo believes that George W. Bush and the Congress are planning to introduce a new guest worker proposal
Time to leave Iraq: It's the essay we never thought we'd run. Alan Caruba argues that the United States can't police Iraq any longer and must leave the nation as soon as possible
Possible troop surge triggers lots of questions: Reports that the Bush Administration is considering boosting troop levels in Iraq has prompted Carol Devine-Molin to ask a number of pertinent questions
DeNiro fails his subject matter: Robert DeNiro's The Good Shepherd is pretty to look at but Lady Liberty says it didn't do the subject matter justice. Meanwhile, Night at the Museum is trite and predictable but she enjoyed it nonetheless
The Best Books of 2006: Wearing his book editor hat Steve Martinovich picks what he thought were the best books that Enter Stage Right reviewed in 2006
Realpolitik: An interview with John O'Sullivan: Bernard Chapin sits with conservative legend John O'Sullivan to discuss his new book, Ronald Reagan and current events
Canadian conservatism at the dawn of 2007: Where is the infrastructure?: New Year, same problem. Mark Wegierski reports that Canada still lacks an eco-system for conservatives and that the movement can't thrive until one exists
It does become absolute over time: An essay on the Law of Comparative Advantage? Daniel M. Ryan says it's one of the fundamental of economics and the one that's always attacked by capitalism's enemies
The treasonously progressive politburo of the Supreme Court: Thomas Jefferson was right, argues Michael Moriarty, America's Supreme Court has come perilously close to becoming an un-elected government
Carter sold out Iran: Jimmy Carter is once again out and about promoting his ideas about the Middle East. Charles Morse says Carter's history proves he should be ignored
Michigan's Hezbollah connection: Jim Kouri reports that Michigan has become a hub of Hezbollah fundraising and political power, as a series of trials will undoubtedly prove
Elite magazine says high-yield farmers are saving world wildlife: Dennis Avery was pleased when The Economist proclaimed that so-called "ethical food" was actually dangerous the planet in environmental terms
Disenfranchised: The buzz in education reform: Nancy Salvato says that 2007 will be the year of the "disenfranchised" school children. Forewarned is forearmed
Looking behind the "Purpose Driven" sheep's clothing: Christopher Adamo reports that the war between Pastor Rick Warren and WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah has revealed the man of God for who he really is
Why Casablanca?: At this time of the year everyone is busy making their "Best Of" movie lists but Lisa Fabrizio believes its pointless to consider any other movie than the classic starring Humphrey Bogart
The meaning of New Year's resolutions: Most people think New Year's resolutions are well-meaning but ultimately worthless promises but Alex Epstein believes they should be taken very seriously
Using technology to undermine the ballot box: Frank Salvato isn't surprised that Democrats are resorting to conspiracy theories to try and unseat Republicans who actually won in November
Breyer's lyin' eyes: Justice sees only what he wants to: Recent comments by Justice Stephen Breyer that America's constitution might prohibit the death penalty proves that he's biased, writes Daniel Clark
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February 2007

The strange world of Al Gore: The global warming army is on the march and their general, Al Gore, is leading the fight. Alan Caruba says that Gore is nothing short of delusional given what he's been saying in recent years
Education really is the key to society and the future - Part One: A crisis from ECE to post-grad: If a nation can be characterized by the values that inform its educational systems, writes Mark Wegierski, then Canada is in dire circumstances
Lost in the past: A tale of progress and confusion: Daniel M. Ryan weaves a fairy tale about England's past, one that invites some parallels about what's happening today
One reason so many senators crave the presidency: Why are at least six senators seeking the presidency? Michael M. Bates says it might be to escape the speechifying of Sen. Robert Byrd
All eyes turn to Iran: Iran is about to go nuclear, once again presenting the world with a problem that needs to be addressed, and once again the world is failing the test, argues Carol Devine-Molin
Diplomacy only encourages North Korea's belligerence: Meanwhile at the other remaining Axis of Evil member, Elan Journo says last week's deal with the North Koreans will do nothing but strengthen the world's last remaining Stalinist regime
The "confidence" couple: Hillary and Rudolph: Michael Moriarty argues that Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani are merely the latest iteration of politician working -- whether knowingly or otherwise -- towards the destruction of the American state
The Rudy rhubarb: Why is Rudy Giuliani popular among independents, the media and the political left? Lisa Fabrizio says the answer explains why he would be the worst choice for the GOP
Hell-bent on defeat: An encounter with a six decade old magazine illustrated to Samuel L. Blumenfeld how little the American people, media and business are supporting their soldiers in Iraq
Democrats to place US troops in National Guard border position: Sher Zieve argues that a Democratic attempt to seize power from George W. Bush and limit the role American soldiers are playing in Iraq proves they don't support the troops
Stifling dissent: The fifth column Nazis: Two issues demonstrated to Frank Salvato that there is a sizable contingent that isn't interested in debating the issues -- particularly if you don't share their opinions
Masque: If you want to know what the Nancy Pelosi-era Democrats are all about, writes R.A. Hawkins, just take a look at Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee
Wal-Mart for president!: None of the current presidential contenders do much for J.J. Jackson. That's why he wishes that Wal-Mart would seek the top job
Civil serpents: Beware of snakes bearing "liberties": Daniel Clark doesn't much care for people who talk about civil liberties because they usually only fight for the ones they care about and ignore the ones that don't fit into their political philosophy
'Duped dad' bill could foster closer ties: Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks say that a new Colorado bill which protects men from false paternity suits is necessary and just
Unpardonable: We're years removed from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 but America's federal government still isn't serious about securing the country's borders, writes Lady Liberty
In support of global warming: Far from fearing global warming, Bruce Walker is looking forward to it and the beneficial effects it will bring the planet
Conservative green philosophy and its implications: The managerial welfare-state is indeed very anti-ecological: Ecological and environmentalist thinking may have elements that are very deeply traditionalist, argues Mark Wegierski
Global warming ethics, pork and profits: Sooner or later it's always about money and Paul Driessen says some people stand to make a killing on the rising global warming industry
It began in the Nineteenth Century: It isn't a perfect effort but Daniel M. Ryan says that Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History Of The Modern Libertarian Movement did fine work exploring the subject matter
The new rainbow "chosen people": Americans: Michael Moriarty believes that Americans have lived their own version of the Bible but have turned away from their destiny
A pleasant surprise: Lady Liberty had no intention of seeing Notes on a Scandal but a friend convinced her too...and she's thankful for that. She also has praise for Letters from Iwo Jima
The trouble with peace: There's a problem with peace? Alan Caruba says the fatal flaw in trying to achieve peace is that all sides have to be equally dedicated to it
Where are Tory tax promises?: Canada's Conservatives were elected partly because they were perceived to be financially responsible. Unfortunately that hasn't come to pass, writes John Williamson
What, me Zionist?: Erik Rush isn't surprised -- or broken up -- by recent reports that Israel's Mossad may have assassinated a prominent Iranian nuclear physicist
Please big daddy government save us!: J.J. Jackson can only roll his eyes at the efforts of a New York state senator to ban the use of iPods and cell phones by people crossing the street
Twenty-four years later, it's "Star Wars" to the rescue: Over two decades ago Ronald Reagan launched the Strategic Defence Initiative, a move which Americans have much to be thankful for today, writes Vincent Fiore
The Washington dance on trade: Peter Morici believes that regardless of who is in power in Washington, D.C., the American worker hasn't got a friend in the fight against unfair trade subsidies
War dance: The Democrats running for their party's nomination are providing Lisa Fabrizio with endless entertainment. Lucky for her we have two more years of comedy to look forward to
The offensiveness of taking offense: Selwyn Duke says people can be offended by whatever they dislike but that isn't going to stop him from believing what he does about the world
Conservatives better get busy: J.B. Williams calls on American conservatives to begin the hard work of reclaiming the Republican Party
Loyalty to an ideal or to a person?: A good reason why they've left the party, says Randall H. Nunn, is that conservatives have been repeatedly betrayed by George W. Bush and the Republican leadership
Nancy Pelosi: Come fly with me: Frank Salvato isn't very impressed with Nancy Pelosi's request for a luxury airliner instead of the standard transportation they receive
CEDAW and I-VAWA: Double-trouble for families: Carey Roberts argues that Democrat Joe Biden spells big trouble for American families if he were ever to assume the presidency
The green juggernaut: The environmentalist propaganda machine is in full force over the subject of climate change, writes Alan Caruba, and everyone seems along for the ride
Global warming hypocrisy: Supporters of last week's IPCC's climate change report claim the process was scientific. Henry Lamb argues that it was all politics
Canada's identity crisis: Looking back to the mid-1990s: Although Canada has always seemed to suffer a crisis of identity Mark Wegierski believes that the nation did indeed have one until fairly recently
A tale of two wounds: If Daniel M. Ryan complains about the Canadian health care system it's because he knows how broken it is from firsthand experience
U.S. News and Propaganda Report: Bernard Chapin recently penned an essay arguing that he didn't believe that women were oppressed. A columnist with U.S. News and World Report didn't take too kindly to that
Scholarly pursuit: As with most things Nazi Germany was rigorous in the "science" of anti-Semitism. John W. Nelson says Studying the Jew: Scholarly Antisemitism in Nazi Germany does a marvelous job in exploring the subject matter
The roots of censorship: Sara Pentz is sympathetic to a North Carolina politician's dislike of distasteful movies but a proposal to vet scripts before movies can be filmed in that state bothers her more
A better rent control: Rent control robs landlords of revenue and people seeking the shelter of potential homes. Thomas M. Sipos says he has solution that should make everyone happy
It couldn't be due to the fact that she's opinionated: The numbers are in and it appears Katie Couric isn't terribly popular as a newscaster. Frank Salvato says the reason why should be readily apparent
Strange bedfellows: Although it will likely earn her more hate mail, Alisa Craddock could only shake her head at some recent news stories that are being hailed by gay activists
Group says John Paul II to return as anti-Christ: Robert Spero reports that a small Christian ministry has been spreading a very odd message: Pope John Paul II will be back and in not a very good mood
Men blamed for marriage decline but women's relationship wounds often self-inflicted: Recent headlines proclaimed the end of marriage but Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks say stories illustrating female rejection of marriage don't tell the entire tale
Hillary's gender war: Carey Roberts found it laughable when Hillary Clinton stated that women were more inclusive when it came to leadership considering her behavior in recent weeks
Clinton beginning to sound like Hugo Chavez: You have to hand it to her, at least she's honest. Hillary Clinton's comments last week about grabbing energy company profits puts her in some very select company, writes Sher Zieve
Picking your battles: Critics of the war in Iraq argue that American soldiers serving there could be doing so elsewhere. Nathan Tabor responds that they can't be everywhere just because those critics feel guilty
Successes and setbacks in the "long war": One year after the Pentagon announced how America would fight terrorism around the world David M. Huntwork says their efforts have seen mixed results
Stop fighting!  We're trying to get to paradise!: The recent anti-war protest in Washington, D.C. featured a very interesting list of participants, writes J.J. Jackson
Cooling off the war fever: America's soldiers are still doing some heavy lifting in Iraq but some people are already planning their next war. Alan Caruba would like those people to take their foot off the accelerator
War guilt: If America does go to war, writes Daniel M. Ryan, he will once again be faced with the prospect of seeing men and women younger than he go off and fight
Lessons from the past: Brian Mulroney and the failure of Canadian conservatism in the 1980s: Mark Wegierski continues his two-part series on the missed opportunity for Canadian conservatives that were the Mulroney Years
Marriage: The decision of women alone?: It would appear, at least according to one recent "news" story, that the New York Times believes that only women make the decision to get married, argues Bernard Chapin
Fine acting marks The Queen: Lady Liberty thought they were both flawed but she did enjoy -- for different reasons -- The Queen and Jesus Camp
Why don't we all become Democrats?: If you can't beat them, why not join them? Bruce Walker has a plan to take control of the Democrats and bring them back to sanity
Our diseased democracy: Lady Liberty had two friends diagnosed with cancer within days. What her friends are suffering with is not dissimilar to the affliction America is as well
Hillary, Democrats telegraph their vulnerabilities: Christopher Adamo believes that the Republicans are allowing Democrats to steal the spotlight, amazing given that the left's agenda is about as beatable as it gets
Getting sensible about global warming: Peter Morici believes that the United States can play an important role in ameliorating the effects of climate change without destroying industry
The Weather Channel goes McCarthy: The war on climate change dissenters was kicked up a notch recently when The Weather Channel's resident expert declared war on scientists who disagreed with her, says Greg Strange
The penguin and the bureaucrat: The good people of Pittsburgh may lose their beloved NHL hockey team and they can blame politicians and bureaucrats for that, argues J.J. Jackson
Beware of the USDA and your state department of agriculture: Some American farmers are finding out that they're being registered into the National Animal Identification System without their knowledge, reports Henry Lamb
New Congress is a mirthful majority: America's Democrats not only won control of Congress last November, writes Michael M. Bates, they also apparently believe they won a talent show
John Kerry still suffering from hoof in mouth disease: He's nothing if not consistent. Sher Zieve reports that failed presidential candidate John Kerry is still making ludicrous statements in public about American foreign policy
Supporting the troop surge is about national security: Robert E. Meyer counts himself as a supporter of George W. Bush's troop surge for Iraq and he doesn't understand those who don't
Senate idiocy: Carol Devine-Molin can't understand why Sen. Sam Brownback and other Republicans have come out swinging against George W. Bush's planned troop surge for Iraq
U.S. must stop exporting weapons of family destruction: Uma Challa says the worst of American legislation -- specifically the Violence Against Women Act -- is serving as inspiration for similar efforts in India
The intellectually stunted practice of Bush-bashing: Frank Salvato doesn't have much time for people on the left or the right who bash George W. Bush
Public Opinion: Experts vs vox populi: Public opinion has become the gold standard whenever politicians need to make a decision but rule by expert is no less a danger, argues Thomas Brewton
Let's talk about the butterflies and the bees: Muhammad Ali recently celebrated his 65th birthday and was very nearly crowned a philosopher king by the pundits. Selwyn Duke likes the man but he objects to the deification
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March 2007

Yes, the next Reagan: Is former Tennessee senator and current Law & Order star Fred Thompson the savior of the Republican Party and conservatism in general? Bruce Walker believes he is
Fredheads: Lisa Fabrizio will argue that Fred Thompson isn't perfect -- his vagueness on illegal immigration and his pro-campaign finance reform stand give pause -- but the former senator is the best of the bunch
Fred Thompson: Neocon globalist: Wait one minute, responds Basil Harrington. Fred Thompson may be many things but his record illustrates that the former senator is anything but a conservative
History's table of context: Several people took issue with Lady Liberty's review of 300 and her assertion that the Spartans fought for freedom. She responds that it's all a matter of context
Fight the future! The next federal election will be one of the most important in Canadian history: With virtually all trends working against conservatives in Canada today, the next federal election is probably their last-ditch chance, argues Mark Wegierski
Shooter flawed but still entertaining: Lady Liberty found Shooter to be flawed and occasionally straining credibility but it still had enough to be entertaining
Deutschlandistan?: An uproar in Germany over a divorce decree involving a couple of Moroccan extraction illustrates to Charles Bloomer the dangers of multiculturalism
Why hybrid cars aren't selling well: The answer to why hybrid cars haven't made much headway in North America is fairly simple, writes Alan Caruba. We have no need for them
The real mistake made in the U.S. attorney firings: Rachel Alexander argues that it is wrong for the Bush administration to deny that politics played a role in the firing of several U.S. Attorneys
Who's afraid of a little more documents?: If there's anything the world needs, says a tongue in cheek Daniel M. Ryan, is more involvement in business by accountants
Where's the Republican war room?: Republicans have been put back on their heels by concentrated Democrat attacks and Carol Devine-Molin wants to know why there is no response
Non-practicing ideologues: Al Gore and Rudy Giuliani are people who proclaim strong beliefs on a matter but do the exact opposite, writes J.J. Jackson, and that makes them non-practicing ideologues
Besieged Bush can stop the nonsense: Congressional Democrats have had a grand old time taking shots at George W. Bush since taking control of Congress. Michael M. Bates has a potential response for the president
Hillary headed for a Britney-style meltdown?: She probably won't shave her head or go into rehab but Hillary Clinton has been been acting a little odd lately, writes Carey Roberts
Who really owns beachfront property?: If you paid for it and are an optimist, you'll say you do. Henry Lamb says that's not necessarily true...especially if government casts its eye on it
The North American Union is really a debate over political ideology: Where you stand on a North American Union, argues Tom DeWeese, depends on what you believe should be the future of the United States
Yield curves and recessions: You need a Magic Eight Ball to figure out what the economy will be like in a year or so...or you could just read Peter Morici's latest prediction
Civic responsibility and the blame game: Hate what America is becoming? Frank Salvato believes you should take part of the blame and then get off the couch and actually do something to change things
The second most dangerous organization in America: If you haven't heard of the Progressive Majority, writes Erik Rush, then you owe it to yourself to become familiar with a group that has an agenda which is likely diametrically opposed to everything you stand for
Former US sailor charged with terrorism and espionage: Jim Kouri reports on the case of Hassan Abujihaad, a former U.S. sailor who provided al-Qaida with detailed information about a US Navy battle group
With their heads in the sand: This past weekend's anti-war protests in Washington, D.C. ignore reality, argues Henry Lamb, and may doom America to once again lose a war it could have won
Better economics through…chemistry?: If you have problems understanding simple economics then we have a potential solution for you. Daniel M. Ryan likens the dismal science to basic chemistry to explain how things work
The high price of success: The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids purports to be a study of America's growing number of extreme Type A high school students. Steve Martinovich wasn't convinced
America's moral values worry everyone: Alan Caruba is heartened that Americans are still debating the great moral issues of the day. When that ends, he believes, America will pass into history
Hanging in there: When it comes to ideology everyone seems to want an all or nothing approach. Lady Liberty says they need to relax and realize that no one is going to believe everything you do
Thank Manning and Chrétien for today's prosperity: Canadians will learn what the Conservatives have in store for them with their second budget to be delivered today. John Williamson believes that Jim Flaherty should thank Preston Manning and Jean Chrétien for the opportunities he has
Bullock's latest a solid effort: There's nothing about Premonition that you must see, writes Lady Liberty, but it's still a worthy effort by Sandra Bullock
2006 current account deficit hits sets record: The rapidly exploding American current account deficit -- largely the result of trade with China -- will have serious and negative ramifications for the U.S. economy, says Peter Morici
Are we trapped in the modern high school forever? – The idealism of traditionalist dissent: Looking at the typical modern high school setting and its societal extensions, Mark Wegierski argues that conservative resistance can be truly idealistic
Why we need the "We the People" Act (H.R. 300): Tom DeWeese believes that Rep. Ron Paul's "We the People" Act is desperately needed and he wants you to help its passage
The principle of power envy: If there is one thing that unites Republicans and Democrats, writes Thomas M Sipos, is that they are both in love with power and always seek more
The desolation of Obama nation: Alisa Craddock isn't impressed by Barak Obama's brand of Christianity, particularly when he uses it to cast all of political adversaries as evil
Resent or repent?: A recent televised war of words between Sean Hannity and a Catholic priest was very instructive for Lisa Fabrizio
In Latin America: 'Death to Uncle Sam': Although America's attention is focused on the Middle East, Slater Bakhtavar believes that an eye should be kept on an increasingly hostile Latin America
Policy makers look to the stars: Don't know a thing about foreign policy or economic issues? All you need to be is a movie or rock star and your voice will be respected, writes Michael M. Bates
Deadly organic spinach: It has been confirmed that an E. coli outbreak last fall was the result of organic speech. Alex and Dennis Avery report that hasn't stopped organic food proponents from simply denying the truth
Anna Nicole dispute shows system's flaws: The fight over Anna Nicole Smith's newborn shows, say Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks, that the rights of fathers are often not given much thought
Should the Veterans Administration take over all health care?: Some have proposed that the VA is a model of efficiency and should be running America's health care. Richard E. Ralston is horrified by the prospect
Guys vs. Gaia: Enviros want to extinguish manhood: Daniel Clark believes, not without reason, that the environmentalist global warming campaign is really a war on the traditional hamburger eating male
America's ominously diverging conversations: The recent conviction of Scooter Libby shows, argues Christopher G. Adamo, that America's national conversation is being dominated by one side
Leaky Democrats bury real Plame case: Last week's testimony by Valerie Plame was a great piece of political theatre, says J.B. Williams, but it only stole attention from the real scandal in the Plamegate controversy
First corrupt them, and then control them: A recent New York Times editorial on mortgage foreclosures illustrates everything that's wrong with the welfare state, writes Thomas Brewton
Elements of destruction: Dim bulbs on a new TV game show got Lady Liberty to thinking about why otherwise bright Americans sat around and allowed their government to rob them of their liberties
The new dark age: The war against pesticides which have been prove safe and effective will trigger, Alan Caruba predicts, a catastrophe for humanity one day
Astonishing visuals define 300: It would madness, at least according to Lady Liberty, for you to miss the graphic novel turned movie 300
 In search of new "cadres" for a Canadian renewal: Whether one calls them infrastructures or cadres, conservatives in Canada are greatly in need of them, argues Mark Wegierski
U.S.-China trade: Implications of U.S.-Asia-Pacific trade and investment trends: Last week Peter Morici spoke to the U.S. International Trade Commission and discussed what could happen if present trade trends continue between the U.S. and China
Far and farther: Daniel M. Ryan takes a tongue in cheek approach to mocking those who propose government investments in "human capital" with an essay straight out of 16th Century England
The politicalization of adjudications: Democrats claimed last week that the conviction of Lewis "Scooter" Libby was a victory for anti-Iraq War critics. Frank Salvato can't quite figure that argument out
Iraq fever: There is a virulent disease going around, writes Carol Devine-Molin, and it involves with being obsessed about the Iraq war and attacking the Bush administration
War of words: Everyone wants a return to more kind and gentlemanly days of debate. Lisa Fabrizio says it is incumbent on people of all sides to work towards that happening
Mrs. Clinton endorses gay adoption, quietly: Oddly enough, Hillary Clinton recently gave a speech where she effectively endorsed adoption by gay couples but didn't tell the media or her supporters about it. Michael M. Bates reports
Time for a constitutional convention: J.J. Jackson believes that Americans need to be reminded what their constitution really says. And while he's at it, he also has some amendments he'd like to see passed
I want to run for president too! My new name: Zacharias Abu-Musab Ali-Baba bin-Ahmadinejad: A new Facebook profile touting Barack Obama's presidential bid prompted Christian Hartsock to roll his eyes at his generation
Rise of the adulterers: GOP at risk of hostile takeover by the left: The fact that so many GOP contenders also happen to be former adulterers speaks volumes to David T. Pyne when he surveys the prospects of an actual conservative capturing the party nomination
Hate crime legislation will target your freedom of speech: The Anti-Defamation League's sponsored legislation -- The David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act -- will only result in the erosion of your free speech rights, argues Tom DeWeese
Conservatives square off with Republicans in '08: J.B. Williams argues that only a truly conservative ticket can hope to defeat Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and turn back the tide of liberalism
Are you really a liberal?: Selwyn Duke wonders if the liberal readers of ESR who write to take issue with his essays really know what their ideology represents
Who is gouging whom?: Late last month American politicians introduced a bill designed to prevent gouging by the oil companies. David Holcberg says they should look in the mirror
Need we fear inflation?: Mention the word inflation and everyone panics. Thomas E. Brewton says that the things that cause inflation are merely the symptoms of the real problems
The national shame of our schools: Only the most partisan, or blind, would look at America's schools and conclude that they aren't failing their students, argues Alan Caruba
Tough guy economics: We're an economic mess, argues Daniel M. Ryan, and the answer is to get the country's body back in shape
Forcing global warming nightmares on children: Tom DeWeese recently received a letter from a young school girl who watched An Inconvenient Truth in class. Needless to say he had to write back
Ed Begley Jr.'s PhDs: Ed Begley Jr. announced that anyone with a PhD after his name was qualified to speak on the issue of global warming. Bruce Walker isn't so as entranced with a doctorate as the actor is
Where were Roberts and Alito?: Robert S. Sargent, Jr. wasn't impressed when two supposedly conservative Supreme Court justices joined their liberal counterparts in voiding a windfall to a smoker's widow
The Ann Coulter bulwark against totalitarian PC: Bernard Chapin doesn't think too much over the brouhaha concerning the remark Ann Coulter made at CPAC about John Edwards
The Canada – U.S. Free Trade Agreement: The be-all and end-all of Brian Mulroney’s achievements: Brian Mulroney won two elections and should have a sizable complement of accomplishments to his name. That unfortunately isn't true, says Mark Wegierski
The salesman of the beast of eugenics: Two weeks ago Michael Moriarty argued that Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani would be running the show in a few years time. This week who reveals the man behind the curtain
Dubai Ports rejection helped US economic growth: This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary of the death of the Dubai Ports deal and Howard Richman and Raymond Richman say that the American economy benefited because of that
Suze Orman is an expert on what?: Suze Orman may be wildly hailed as a financial expert but Michael M. Bates wasn't too impressed with her testimony in front of a Senate committee recently
Changing the rules to suit their opportunistic needs: Why are Democrats looking to take aim at 527s, an IRS loophole that has aided so much in recent years? Frank Salvato says the answer should be fairly apparent
Liberals – Real life Underpants Gnomes: Liberals remind J.J. Jackson of a South Park episode which proved that you have to do more than wish for something if you want to change things for the better
Will Doha make the WTO irrelevant?: The world's rapidly changing economic situation may make the rumoured reopening of the Doha Round of the WTO an exercise in futility, writes Peter Morici
Driving and jiving: George S. Kulas had a reminder recently: When you're driving your car put down the cell phone. If you don't, he says, you may end up being the idiot on the road
How much land should the government own?: A looming battle in Tennessee over land owned by a private firm is highlighting the cost of government buying up land, says Henry Lamb
World Trade Center: a socialist fiasco: Given the checkered history of the World Trade Center, writes Thomas Brewton, he doesn't expect much good from the Freedom Tower
Take a stand for the rights of physicians: Government is once again taking aim at your local physician by attempting to institute socialist control schemes. Richard E. Ralston says you need to respond
America being destroyed by stealth legislation: Christopher G. Adamo argues that politicians are increasing ignoring the wishes of their constituents and other elected politicians if they don't achieve the liberal agenda they've set out
An ice age versus global warming: Recent history -- relatively speaking -- suggests that those who believe in the global warming orthodoxy will soon be left out in the cold, writes Alan Caruba
Globe columnist goes enviro-cuckoo: It had to happen sooner or later. Greg Strange reports that a columnist has compared opponents to the global warming orthodoxy to those who deny the Holocaust
Of rights and character assassination: Bernard Chapin wishes the book were a bit longer but other than that he only has raves for David Horowitz's Indoctrination U: The Left's War Against Academic Freedom
Bad aim: We may never know why a young man shot and killed five people in a Utah mall earlier this month but Lady Liberty says the carnage was worse than it had to be because of the efforts of the gun control crowd
Education really is the key to society and the future - Part Two: Towards "normative" totalitarianism?: Mark Wegierski continues his look at the philosophical ramifications of the Canadian education system
A petition of great import: In the spirit of Frédéric Bastiat, Daniel M. Ryan wants to launch a petition to help solve the economic problems of the developed world
Thornton's latest sappy but feel-good: The Astronaut Farmer was a bit syrupy but Lady Liberty reports she still managed to like it. The same wasn't true for The Number 23
Back by popular demand! It slices! It dices!: J.J. Jackson doesn't think much of Rep. John Murtha's proposal to handcuff George W. Bush when it comes to the war in Iraq
When opinion polls attack: Contrary to what the media tells you, writes Frank Salvato, a majority of the American public supports the war in Iraq and remain committed to victory
Islamo-fascists and the political far-left, perfect together: Carol Devine-Molin argues that Dick Cheney wasn't off the mark when he stated that the Democrats were validating al-Qaida's strategy
Do feminists have a sense of humor?: Judging by the satire written by Bernard Chapin, the answer to the question posed by this piece's title would be a definite no
Killing Christianity – A "compelling state interest": Many people wonder why government is fighting to vociferously for anti-Christian policies but Alisa Craddock thinks she has the answer
Britney versus Jefferson: No contest: As Michael M. Bates shows, it is profoundly depressing to note that the average American is more familiar with the goings on of the celebrity of the moment than truly important matters
Rudy redux: Lisa Fabrizio responds to critics who didn't take too kindly to her recent evisceration of potential GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani
Governments: Do your job; protect our rights: The war on private property isn't over, writes Henry Lamb, as government continues to take aim at what you own
The road to racial equality: Nathan Tabor was interested to hear that there are nearly 800 streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States and what you think you know about them probably isn't true
Do we have a right to hate?: Selwyn Duke says America is rapidly moving to the day where hate is made illegal and those who engage in it aren't ostracized, but imprisoned
Obamination: Barack Obama's black supremacist connection: Barack Obama talks a good talk about racial unity but Erik Rush says the church that the senator belongs to should put the fear of God into Americans
Teaching is an art and a science: Nancy Salvato has plenty of experience in the classroom which is why she can state with some authority that teaching isn't as easy as most people think it is
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Is there really an energy crisis?: A new report by the Cato Institute is pretty clear, writes Alan Caruba, that the universally believed myth of a global energy crisis is just that, a myth
Gonzales v. Carhart: What next?: Robert S. Sargent, Jr. hasn't had many kind words for the U.S. Supreme Court lately but he has praise for last week's decision in Gonzales v. Carhart
Important lessons never learned: Last week's tragedy at Virginia Tech shows that many Americans still haven't learned the importance of their right to bear arms, says J.J. Jackson
Virginia Tech slaughter raises many questions: Frank Salvato argues that how Cho Seung-Hui prepared for his deadly rampage at Virginia Tech, what he said and his grievances against his fellow students raise some unsettling questions about his real motivation
Québec!: Part Three: Québec has long defined itself in opposition to what is referred to as "TROC" – the rest of Canada – and Mark Wegierski says that has to ensure its survival
Good idea hobbled by poor execution: Lady Liberty was prepared to like Fracture but it turned out to be a little less than she had hoped
Truckers' protest target should be NAFTA: American truckers shouldn't be angry at Mexican drivers delivering goods directly from Mexican ports, says Henry Lamb, they should be angry at NAFTA which made it possible
Don Imus gets Oprahcized: Bernard Chapin didn't think too much of Oprah Winfrey's recent town hall that was the result of the flap over Don Imus' controversial remarks
Enlightened self-interest: America is great today because it believes in the notion of enlightened self-interest. Steve Farrell says an important concept informed that notion
Desperately seeking defeat: Carol Devine-Molin wasn't very impressed by Sen. Harry Reid and the Democratic attacks over the war in Iraq
Fred Thompson's first challenge: Fred Thompson hasn't even announced his candidacy yet and already the pressure for him to remain true to himself is being felt, writes J.B. Williams
Enough blame to go around: Lisa Fabrizio argues that in the Duke lacrosse case and the Imus controversy, there are remarkably few people with clean hands
Lynch mob fever at Duke University: Carey Roberts decides to name names as he lambastes all of the people who were responsible for the railroading of the Duke lacrosse players accused of rape
Obama's arrogance: Senator cites self, instead of the law: Daniel Clark finds it offensive, not to mention laughable, for Sen. Barak Obama to present himself as a great respecter of the U.S. Constitution
The hidden issue: In their obsession with all things Iraq-related, writes Nathan Tabor, the media is missing a major issue that he believes will be in play in 2008
Brooklyn man headed to prison for supporting jihadists: Last week yet another American was sent off to prison for giving aid and comfort to people who want to destroy the United States, reports Jim Kouri
Health care is a business...or should be: Most people seem to believe that health care should be a government sponsored charity. Richard E. Ralston argues that it is nothing of the kind
Homeland security in Tewksbury, NJ: Alan Caruba hopes that Department of Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff knows what he's doing though by the looks of where DHS money is going, that appears not to be the case
Kurt Vonnegut - the best usher I ever knew: Conservatives weren't fans of Kurt Vonnegut but Robert Duncan had a personal encounter with the novelist and social critic that few others can boast about
Vimy Ridge: Standing on guard for a more traditional Canada: Considering the recent events in France and Afghanistan, Mark Wegierski turns to address the most pressing issues of the moment
Medicare's socialist weeds vs. capitalist wheat: British Columbia's government may not be pleased about the re-opening of a private health care clinic but John Williamson says it is a victory for Canadians
Tennessee volunteer: America needs a real conservative to win the presidency in 2008 and that man, argues Bruce Walker, is Tennessee's favourite son Fred Thompson
Neither liberals nor conservatives support our troops: Alex Epstein isn't impressed by claims from liberals and conservatives that they support America's soldiers given that their words and deeds don't match up
Rachel Carson and the malaria tragedy: April 12 marked Rachel Carson's 100th birthday and people celebrated her achievements. Dennis T. Avery believes her reputation was built on fraud
Human nature: How easy is it to create a new environmental problem? In the space of just one essay R.A. Hawkins manages to do exactly that
Jackie Robinson: All-American hero: Jackie Robinson wasn't merely a tremendous baseball player, writes Lisa Fabrizio, he also knew what was right off the ball field as well
Whassup my nappy headed hos!: As long as everyone is lining up to register their offence at certain words, J.J. Jackson has a few that he would like removed from public discourse as well
The global warming squawk box: Linda A. Prussen-Razzano wonders why is it that science that is easy enough to teach first graders is beyond the media and the global warming fraudsters?
New World Heritage sites proposed: Thirty-four places in the U.S. could potentially be declared World Heritage sites. Why should you be angry? Henry Lamb says it's because you never had a chance to be a part of the decision making process
Ohio man arrested for providing support to terrorists: Yet another man born and raised in the United States has been arrested for alleged terrorist activities, reports Jim Kouri
Democrat shadow party wants meetings with Iran: The Democratic "shadow government" is yet another example of a political party out of control, says Sher Zieve
Is Social Security a form of savings?: A reader's response to a recent column has prompted Thomas E. Brewton to further define what "savings" telling you what they are most definitely not
Texas bill to create domestic violence offender registry will harm innocent men: A proposed domestic violence offender registry will end up hurting men in Texas given how rarely men are believed these days, write Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks
The war on America's lawns: It's not bad enough that you're being taxed to support their humanity-hating agenda but now environmentalists are bringing their battle directly to your home, says Alan Caruba
Massachusetts v. EPA: Another Supreme failure: Last week's decision giving the EPA the right to regulate carbon dioxide was yet another boneheaded move by the U.S. Supreme Court, argues Robert S. Sargent, Jr.
Québec!: Part Two: In the second piece of the series, Mark Wegierski looks at different definitions of Canada and nationalism, and concludes that the ADQ today, although non-separatist, is more substantively Quebec-nationalist than the PQ
President-elect Thompson and our next terrorist attack: Bruce Walker is convinced that Fred Thompson will be elected president in 2008 and a future terrorist attack will be something he will have to deal with
Beware the radical ... uh ... Christians?: Speaking of terrorist attacks, J.J. Jackson reports that a school recently held a simulated attack to practice its response and picked radical Christians to be the most likely perpetrators
The Sanjaya principle: Why Ron Paul can be our next president: Jonathan David Morris says what's happening on American Idol suggests that Americans could get a real president very soon
Are we experiencing a constitutional crisis?: Frank Salvato believes that Nancy Pelosi's recent trip to Syria was a direct challenge to the constitutionally defined role of president
Mr. McAuliffe's excellent adventures: If you want to know how self-absorbed Terry McAuliffe really is, says Michael M. Bates, just read his new book and prepare to be stunned
Out of the pan, into the fire: People may have been angry at the Republican White House and its allies in Congress but the Democrats are proving they can always make a bad thing worse, writes Henry Lamb
The open door: It's as regular as a clock: Easter comes around and Lisa Fabrizio awaits a tidal wave of anti-Christian television programming, news articles and art
More ERA malarkey: The Equal Rights Amendment is back but with a new name. Carey Roberts says, however, that a re-badging doesn't change the ERA's character and the intention
Savings?: Thomas E. Brewton wasn't very happy when a money manager recently told readers of Forbes that unrealized capital gains should be considered a part of your savings
Real hate crimes: A violent attack on a homeless man by some children illustrates what a real hate crime is, writes Nathan Tabor, and it happened because of the removal of religion from the public space
Revisiting US involvement in the Second World War: It's taken as gospel that Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman prosecuted World War II properly but David T. Pyne believes that a number of giant errors were made
Counterintelligence in an uncertain world: A lot of work by different agencies goes into protecting the United States from foreign threats, says Jim Kouri
Turns out, freedom sucks…Who knew? (A not-so-funny satire): Americans have too many freedoms today and they only seem to get in the way. The solution to that, J.B. Williams, is to simply get rid of a few of them
Fred Thompson and Supreme Court nominations: Bruce Walker believes that the reason why conservatives should be supporting former senator Fred Thompson is the caliber of judges he would be promoting to the Supreme Court
Too late?: Some experts are saying -- and many Democrats are hoping -- that it's too late for Fred Thompson to enter the Republican race. Lisa Fabrizio says that simply isn't true
The storm after the calm: Steve Martinovich thought that Martha Raddatz's The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family was a fantastic look at a horrific battle fought by America's soldiers in Sadr City
When satire and reality collide head-on: Are you surprised that Generation Xer Steve Martinovich loved Christopher Buckley's Boomsday, a novel whose heroine advocates voluntary suicide by Baby Boomers to save Social Security?
Québec!: Part One: Beginning a new series of articles, Mark Wegierski lays the groundwork towards demonstrating that the recent events in Quebec are finally some good news for conservatives
Yes, it really is that simple: When someone tells J.J. Jackson that there are no such things as simple answers it takes him all that he has not to shout back that there are indeed many simple and legitimate answers
Forty years of perverse "social responsibility": The demand for "corporate social responsibility" has led to the deaths of millions and the impoverishment of millions more, argues Paul Driessen
Searching for the great right hope: Conservatives are looking for someone who can carry the banner for the right. Michael M. Bates says they might be waiting a while
Legislating a terrorist victory in Iraq: Frank Salvato isn't very impressed with Chuck Hagel and his support for a withdrawal from Iraq
Iraqi police and stabilizing Iraq: Jim Kouri reports that Iraqi police and military are doing a tremendous job in helping to stabilize Iraq and restore order
Iraq: We ain't losing: Politicians may lie but numbers don't. Bob Parks says the number of enemy deaths in Iraq prove that the American-led coalition is experiencing tremendous success
Hillary's bitter pill: Women can't stand her: Hillary Clinton has always counted on the support of women to advance her agenda. It must then pain her, writes Carey Roberts, to know that so many hate her now
Why free trade is failing: Peter Morici argues that he believes that free trade -- particularly when it comes to China -- is failing because there isn't very trade
Agenda 21 or Freedom 21: Making the right choice: They may sound like but Tom DeWeese says the decision between the UN sponsored Agenda 21 and the American born Freedom 21 should be as clear as night and day
In defense of income inequality: Income inequality, in a free market, represents something good; the campaign against it rests on the egalitarian view that the most able should not be permitted to surpass the least able, writes Peter Schwartz
Free trade hypocrisy: Thomas E. Brewton declares that those who preach about the value of human rights but are opposed to free trade are nothing but hypocrites
When dissent crosses the line: A lesson from history: A reproduction of a newspaper from 1917 showed how political dissent in the United States was once handled, says Robert E. Meyer
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May 2007

Complexity defeats freedom: A pretty easy way to control people, writes Bruce Walker, is to make the laws governing them so impenetrable that the average person has no chance of knowing how their country is actually run
Lott lives! An interview with Jeremy Lott: Bernard Chapin sits with one of ESR's oldest friends, Jeremy Lott, and discusses his new book In Defense of Hypocrisy
The Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today – Part One: Mark Wegierski begins a series of articles looking at the "Centre-Right Opposition" over the last three decades
God is still not dead: Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything is blasphemous but entertaining. What's the problem? Steven Martinovich didn't find it very convincing
A brief tour of schmuckdom: Bernard Chapin is a big fan of Jackie Mason so it isn't a surprise that he enjoyed Schmucks!: Our Favorite Fakes, Frauds, Lowlifes, Liars, the Armed and Dangerous, and Good Guys Gone Bad
The old new rules to succeed: Steven Martinovich wasn't terribly impressed by the career advice presented in Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success
Mistakes were made: There is nothing wrong with making mistakes -- such as invading Iraq -- as long as you're prepared to admit your error, writes Alan Caruba
Hillary's song: Hillary Clinton recently announced that she will allow her followers to choose her campaign's theme song. Lisa Fabrizio has an entry for the junior senator to consider
Governments never lie, they just don't tell the truth: The American government never has to lie when it comes to the proposed continent long SuperCorrider, writes Henry Lamb, especially when it is so easy to shade the truth
Government is as government does: The Senate's proposed immigration reform bill is, says J.J. Jackson, yet another example of government idiocy
Another big budget blow-out: Would it surprise Americans to find out that the Democrats intend on raising their taxes in the near future? Nathan Tabor reports on their plans
Joe McCarthy: Gone but certainly not forgotten: Tailgunner Joe has been dead for five decades but that doesn't mean the media has gotten his story right. While he was no saint, Michael M. Bates feels compelled to defend the Wisconsin Republican
The "coal is filthy" ad-scam: Paul Driessen says a natural gas coalition funded anti-coal campaign is full of lies and will harm U.S. consumers in the long run
Eight months to save the planet?: If we only have eight months to save the planet from climate change, says Dennis T. Avery, then it's already too late
Why don't they value human life?: While the WHO spent last week trying to get rid of DDT again, Fiona Kobusingye was in the hospital suffering -- once again -- from malaria
Who is gouging whom?: As the price of gas shoots up people are blaming the oil companies. David Holcberg says the real villains are in Washington, D.C.
Gender-baiting scorecard: Carey Roberts isn't very impressed by some of America's top female politicians and their unique way of practicing their craft
Liberal pyromaniacs: Liberals are angry about current economic realities but they were also the ones who made them possible, argues Thomas Brewton
Iraqi plebiscite: Great progress has been made in Iraq but Americans say that Iraqis don't want them there. Bruce Walker has an easy way to answer this question: Ask the Iraqis themselves
Fight the enemy in Iraq or here?: Alan Caruba says the wishes of Iraqis are irrelevant. He believes that the United States should withdraw from Iraq immediately
Known quantity: An interview with John Derbyshire: Nearly four years to the day he last sat down with him, Bernard Chapin chats with National Review columnist John Derbyshire to discuss American culture and its related components
Tyler Durden's worst nightmare: Steve Martinovich didn't particularly care for the pro-advertising message in Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here: Inside the 300 Billion Dollar Business Behind the Media You Constantly Consume
In search of a long-range education policy and strategy for Ontario: Some traditionalist remnants in education will be of vital importance to the future of society, argues Mark Wegierski
America's suicidal capitulation to the progressive new world order: Slavery was a stain on America's soul for nearly nine decades, writes Michael Moriarty. Hopefully legalized abortion doesn't last that long
Conservatives poised to battle over immigration proposal: Not many people appear to be in favour of the Senate's proposed immigration reforms and Carol Devine-Molin predicts it will never become law
National sellout; national tragedy: Henry Lamb doesn't have a problem with the free market but he does believe that selling off America's highways to the highest bidder is a mistake
Fred Thompson: The great right hope: Alisa Craddock can barely contain herself at the prospect that Fred Thompson may enter the race to become president
Dawn of the era of common-ism: Communism may be dead, writes Tom DeWeese, but a new totalitarian ideology is arising. One, he says, that is making great strides even in the United States
Pro-malaria forces resurface at WHO: Once again, report Paul Driessen and Cyril Boynes, Jr. , the World Health Organization is considering ending the use of DDT to combat malaria
Where is candidate Rudy Paul or Ron Giuliani: J.J. Jackson really wants to support Ron Paul's bid for the presidency but his stands on terrorism and the war in Iraq make it impossible
Tommy Thompson tries some bathroom humor: Tommy Thompson told the truth earlier this month at a GOP debate but then he decided to apologize. Michael M. Bates says that was a mistake
Rudy Giuliani has his "Dukakis moment": Watching Rudy Giuliani struggle over the issue of abortion is a little like seeing Mike Dukakis in a tank helmet, writes Christopher G. Adamo
Understanding the worth of our nation: Most Americans have simply been given their nation, says Frank Salvato, which means they don't value it as much as those who earned it
Pelosi proclaims women as "peacekeepers of our societies": Nancy Pelosi recently made the incredible claim that it was women that attempted societies from going to war with each other, something that Carey Roberts was amazed to learn
Equal Rights Amendment yes, 'Women's Equality Amendment' no: Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks are prepared to support an Equal Rights Amendment but believe that Democrats are wrong to introduce a Women's Equality Amendment
Divorce down, marriage down, illegitimacy exploding: Divorce rates are at their lowest since the early 1970s. Good news? David R. Usher says American families are facing other problems
The way ahead in Iraq: It's a tough slog in Iraq but Jeff Lukens argues that the war hasn't been lost and the only thing to do is keep soldiering on
Saving lives the Greenpeace way: If were up to Greenpeace, writes Dennis T. Avery, watching millions of Africans die every year due to starvation would apparently be no big deal
The great cap-and-trade scam: Alan Caruba doesn't think much of Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer's proposal to offset carbon dioxide emissions
Shane Doan fights for freedom: The political attacks on hockey player Shane Doan point to both Quebec Liberal mischief and the increasing incoherence of Quebecois nationalism, argues Mark Wegierski
Hillary Clinton: A Trojan Horse?: Do we really need another book telling us how awful a person Hillary Clinton is? Bernard Chapin says if we do, The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton is a good one to have
A nation asleep in a garbage bin: American freedoms are being crushed out of existence and while some are screaming, says Henry Lamb, for the most part the victim's cries are being ignored
Capitalizing on an American tragedy: For most people the recent slaughter at Virginia Tech prompted grief and compassion for the victims. For others, reports Nathan Tabor, it brought visions of dollar signs
The psychological effect of legalized abortion upon our children: It isn't only those who are killed that suffer from abortion. Michael Moriarty says that learning his mother had two abortions affected he and his sister for life
No primate is illegal: Not surprisingly, J.J. Jackson doesn't think much of a European lawyer's attempt to have a chimpanzee declared a "person"
Can't afford a house? Pay for someone else's!: You work hard, buy a house you can afford and get a mortgage to pay for it. Don't worry, says Thomas Sipos, the government has found a way for you to pay for your responsibility
It's official: Iraq is al-Qaida's central front: Congressional Democrats may not be aware of it but Iraq is crucial to winning the war against terrorism, argues Carol Devine-Molin
Opposition to national ID continues to grow: States are beginning to realize that the Real ID Act will be an expensive exercise in citizen control and are refusing to go along with the federal government, writes Tom DeWeese
Men aren't couch potatoes, after all: Have you heard the one where women work far harder and longer than men? Carey Roberts says don't believe that particular urban legend
The Clinton 'wall' at the Justice Department: Democrats have been using their control of Congress to investigate every aspect of the Bush Administration. Frank Salvato says they're getting plenty of help from Clinton-era holdovers in government
CAIR says suppress terrorists’ Islamic connections and other new Islamic demands: CAIR applauded the arrest last week of foreign-born militants who wanted to attack soldiers at Fort Dix but couldn't stop themselves from falling into hold habits, says Sher Zieve
Sarkozy victory: Timely reprieve or dying gasp?: Was Nicholas Sarkozy's recent election victory a signal that Europe is coming back from the brink? Christopher G. Adamo says it's only a first step
The good guys just keep winning and winning: Just as Bruce Walker predicted, the good guys keep winning elections. He believes that Nicholas Sarkozy will be a tremendous asset to the world
Watergate's forgotten lessons: Time and time again, writes Alan Caruba, past scandals have taught America's politicians nothing about how to behave while in office
Federal spending: Only one in 10 dollars going to defence budget: Apologists for Canada's Conservative government argue that spending hikes are largely going to the nation's military. John Williamson says that's not the case at all
Québec!: Part Five: In this fifth piece, Mark Wegierski looks at different scenarios for the future of Canada and Québec
Democrat's war policy: they win; we lose: Henry Lamb charges that Democratic war policy simply means that America doesn't have the stomach to win wars anymore
Now liberals want a rubber stamp?: J.J. Jackson says the Democrat attempt to determine how the war in Iraq will be fought is standard operating procedure for the left
What is Fred waiting for?: Why hasn't Fred Thompson announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination? J.B. Williams says that Thompson is a smart guy who doesn't rush into anything
The Soviet Union is rising in China: With America's gaze fixed on the Middle East, writes Slater Bakhtavar, China is slowly becoming the new millennium's version of an old foe
My grandpa is my hero: Stephany Tyson's grandfather isn't famous but in his own way he made the world a much better place with his missionary work
A second Southern Confederacy: The feminist movement: Just as Africans were once considered beasts of burden, writes Michael Moriarty, so too do feminists consider a fetus to be nothing more than property that can be disposed of
Can Charles Rangel fix U.S. trade policy?: Unions are finally getting what they want in terms of protection for workers in other countries. Peter Morici says they're realizing that's the last thing they actually want
The "Fifth Columnization" of America: Frank Salvato believes that the soul of America has been hollowed out by the political left and chances are you haven't done a thing to fight back
Pesticide-free schools: Full of rats and roaches?: If pesticides are banned from school, argue Alex A. Avery and Dennis T. Avery, be prepared for your children to be exposed to diseases from another era
AAUW's fuzzy math an insult to working women: Want to prove there is a wage gap between men and women? Carey Roberts says some people have very creative ways of coming up with figures that support their arguments
The Denver Derby: The Democratic field resembles the horse race we saw at Churchill Downs yesterday. To that end, Lisa Fabrizio surveys the field and gives us some odds
Packing heat can save lives: Owning a firearm is like having auto insurance. When you need it, you'll be happy you were prepared, argues Michael M. Bates
MS-13 kingpins headed for prison: Jim Kouri reports that law enforcement recently scored a huge victory against one of America's most dangerous gangs
Iraq: Is it a war or a battle?: The question isn't whether the United States will leave Iraq, but when. Alan Caruba has come to the conclusion that it is time to bring the boys back home now
The high cost of oil: Discovering oil is supposed to make you rich but Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil shows that it is at best a mixed blessing for Africa, says Steven Martinovich
The struggle for better: Atul Gawande has a justified reputation as a great medical writer and Steve Martinovich says Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance proves it
Québec!: Part Four: In this fourth piece in the series, Mark Wegierski looks especially at the 1990s, and the 1995 Québec sovereignty referendum
Gun control: A killer cause: The tragedy at Virgina Tech proved the value of the Second Amendment, writes Lady Liberty
Death of a people: The Holocaust, the collapse of Zimbabwe and a son learning who is father is all make up When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa, one of the finest memoirs Steve Martinovich has read in years
How America lost the winnable war: Mark Moyar argues in Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 that the United States was on the way of defeating communism in South Vietnam when it decided to lose the war, writes Steven Martinovich
Connecting the dots: You probably have no idea how many sexual predators live around you, writes Alisa Craddock. She lays the blame for this figurative epidemic at the feet of pornography
Next exercise in predictability: Biding her time until Spider-Man 3 comes out next week, Lady Liberty took in the Nicholas Cage thriller Next. She's still waiting for Spider-Man 3
How buy friends and purchase people: How does Sen. Barack Obama propose to change the world? J.J. Jackson argues it seems to be about sending tens of billions of dollars to foreign nations and doing whatever they want
Hillary, aka Senator Clinton, plays the name game: Hillary or Senator Clinton? What should we call her? Michael M. Bates says if there is a controversy over what to call the junior senator from New York, you can lay the blame at her feet
The evolving issue of abortion: The Supreme Court's ruling supporting a ban on partial birth abortions may signal change in the fight against abortion, writes Lisa Fabrizio
The new math on global warming: Dennis T. Avery says all of the available information shows that climate change is a natural process and driven by manmade factors
Baldwin not the only culprit in custody battle with Basinger: Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks will agree that Alec Baldwin's behavior towards his daughter was utterly unacceptable but they also believe Kim Basinger isn't innocent either
It is midnight in the garden of good and evil: Nancy Salvato says the tragedy which occurred at Virginia Tech was the result of people not being able to see evil in their midst. She believes that after 9/11 that's unforgivable
VAWA casts a long shadow over the Duke fiasco: Carey Roberts argues that the Violence Against Women Act, with its one-sided view of reality, was a contributing factor in the rush to judgment during the Duke lacrosse scandal
Spam, phishing, spyware pose threats to government cybersecurity: You aren't the only one worried about the torrent of spam, viruses and bots infecting computers today, reports Jim Kouri
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June 2007

A fusion ticket – and my wife thinks I'm nuts: Bruce Walker believes that if Fred Thompson wins the Republican nomination -- assuming he runs -- he should think out of the box when choosing a running mate
The worst case scenario: Thought about al-Qaida lately? Alan Caruba says they're still quite serious about leveling an American city. He says it's a pity that George W. Bush has stopped telling Americans that
The Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today – Part Five: Mark Wegierski looks further at the thought of Gad Horowitz, and compares “British” to “WASP” identities
U.N. says government must control land use: Henry Lamb reports that the United Nations and the government of the United States seem to believe that controlling your land is key to fighting climate change
Assaulting liberty through regulation: Private property isn't the only target of liberals, writes J.J. Jackson. He argues that they desire regulation for everything that they perceive as a threat
Bush versus the American people: Carol Devine-Molin can't figure out why George W. Bush has staked out a position on immigration that is directly opposed to the wishes of a majority of Americans
"It's a conspiracy, man": Liberals love to bring up the "vast right-wing conspiracy" but Alisa Craddock says that the real conspiracy comes from the left
Prove to us that you're still on our side: Frank Salvato believes that when it comes to the immigration issue, America's politicians need to remember who they actually represent
Mrs. Clinton discovers women with needs: Hillary Clinton is reportedly leading her Democratic challengers thanks to support from women. Apparently, says Michael M. Bates, they're very needy women
Biblical abortion: When it comes to Hillary Clinton, writes Michael Moriarty, it is clear that God isn't telling us what's in his head
Why baseball must do away with interleague play: Yet another weekend of interleague play has convinced Lisa Fabrizio that Major League Baseball has to declare its experiment a failure
Texas frozen embryo case -- in defense of a man's right to choose: Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks think it fair that a man have the right to decide whether or not he wants to be a father
China bars corn ethanol due to high food costs: Ethanol-based fuels are fantastic, writes Dennis T. Avery, as long as you don't mind massive price hikes in food and radical expansion of farm land
Why China should revalue the yuan: Peter Morici says there are a number of good reasons why China should revalue its currency
How to stop Iran?: Elan Journo believes it's time to start employing some big stick action on Iran...not to bring democracy but to eliminate it as a nuclear and terrorist threat once and for all
The business of doing good: Are people entitled to steal from Wal-Mart? Incredibly, writes Nathan Tabor, there is a growing number of people who believe they have the right to steal
Time to name names: Mike Nifong may have paid a price for railroading the Duke lacrosse students but the 88 professors who signed a statement declaring the students guilty have gotten off scott-free, says Bob Parks
Why the next Reagan?: Bruce Walker was one of the first to promote Fred Thompson as a candidate and to describe him as potentially the next Ronald Reagan. The response? No one took him seriously
The Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today – Part Four: Mark Wegierski looks at the thought of Gad Horowitz, a social democrat who criticizes multiculturalism and defends English-Canadian nationalism
Schwerpunkt! An interview with Dr. Stephen Tonsor: Bernard Chapin sits with academic legend Dr. Stephen Tonsor and discusses the importance of religion in conservatism and whether the right has really lost the culture war
The power of "no": Alan Caruba believes that the Islamic world's response of "No" to modernity and Israel clearly means that we know who we should be supporting in a clash of civilizations
Global warming and its evil twin 'climate change' predictions wrong on both counts: Experts have stated that climate change causes more powerful hurricanes. Tom DeWeese says not to believe them
Global warming hysteria: Rise of the eco-religion: Environmentalism, and its related causes, says Alisa Craddock, has morphed into a global religion which is anti-human to its core
Bad information breeds harmful legislation: Paul Driessen says that the natural gas industry led campaign against coal power will doubtless spawn legislation based on propaganda, not facts
Allah: The Hirohito of Islam: America once went to war against enemies which wanted her destruction. Today? Michael Moriarty says she invites them into her house
Forget the illegal aliens, track the cows!: America's government claims it can't track millions of illegal immigrants but it does say it can track hundreds of millions of animals, reports Henry Lamb
Paradise lost: The toll of illegal immigration in Spain: The United States isn't the only nation dealing with illegal immigration. Robert Duncan reports that Spain struggling to cope with immigration from Africa and South America
The death of FrankenMcCain's monster: J.J. Jackson writes that the monster known Sen. John McCain has been killed by his own actions
Socialistic fairness: Thomas E. Brewton argues that taxing the winners of globalization to make the losers feel better about themselves is socialism and nothing else
Redemption is divine. And so quick: Michael M. Bates is impressed. Like Jesse Jackson before her, Paris Hilton has found God and changed her life
A world without habeas corpus: A dream the other night reminded Nancy Salvato why it was important to liberate Iraq and stand up to tyranny
In this turf war, kids are the prize: Feminists are on the war path over the concept of parental alienation. Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks declare PA to be nothing less than child abuse
A brave dad battles parental alienation: Carey Roberts recounts the story of Bennett Vonderheide, a man whose child suffered from a mother determined to turn him against his father
Time to annex Mexico!: If you can't beat them, you may as well make them join you. Alan Caruba says that it only makes sense to annex Mexico and eventually turn it into a part of the U.S.
The Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today – Part Three: Mark Wegierski argues that until the 1960s, Canada was a more substantively conservative society than America
Obama's "exchange": Michael Moriarty doesn't think much of Sen. Barack Obama's recently announced universal health care program
Hillary's vision of America's future: The U.S. spent about seven decades fighting collectivism, writes Henry Lamb, and if it elects Hillary Clinton that's exactly what they will get
Liberals want to be "Commander" in Chief: J.J. Jackson says that all liberals, including those who are running as Republicans, are interested in controlling every aspect of your life
Giving new meaning to working the polls: We have a long way to go before the next presidential election and already Michael M. Bates is getting sick and tired of it
Fred under fire: Welcome to the race!: Fred Thompson still hasn't announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination but that hasn't stopped everyone from taking shots at him, says J.B. Williams
Climate alarmists lose another piece of evidence: Dennis T. Avery reports that yet another pillar of the climate change orthodoxy has been knocked down. The latest? A comet caused a previous "climate change" event
A cold (civil) war: There is a war taking place in America, writes Alisa Craddock, and only one ideology will be able to survive
Planned protection for predators: Nathan Tabor reports that Planned Parenthood is protecting sexual predators at the expense of their young victims and is utterly unapologetic about it
ETA terrorists snub Zapatero, call off ceasefire: Elected in the aftermath of al-Qaida's Madrid bombings, Spain's socialist government may itself be a victim of terrorists, reports Robert Duncan
Free markets vs black markets and criminality: Eddie Willers argues that banning something -- such as drugs -- merely creates an illegal market that still provides people with what they want -- except without the benefits of a free market
Diktat vs liberty: Thomas E. Brewton agrees and says efforts to reduce gas consumption with heavier taxes ignore the fact that consumers already adjust to higher gas prices without government involvement
Oil price gouging: From Enron with love: David Usher responds that the free market isn't so free thanks to market manipulation by energy companies
NY electronic tagging device bill -- An Orwellian measure: Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks argue that a proposed bill in New York state mandating tracking devices to be placed on those with an order of protection against them is going too far
The demise of the Republican Party: Is the final act of the 1994 Republican Revolution playing out? Alan Caruba says the GOP is committing suicide with George W. Bush leading the charge
Mark Steyn II: Cultural boogaloo: Mark Steyn sits with Bernard Chapin and tells us why Broadway is an intellectual ghetto, why having a sense of humour is important and why men aren't manly anymore
The Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today – Part Two: Mark Wegierski looks especially at the various factions in the Progressive Conservative party of the 1980s
Ripping off old folks, but for a good cause: infoUSA has made a mint selling information about you to telemarketers and scam artists, writes Michael M. Bates, and then funneled some of that money to the Democrats
Media muddles: Some reporting on recent and related news stories show that the media still doesn't get it, writes Lisa Fabrizio, and that's not likely to change any time soon
Half and full progressives: What's the difference between a half and full progressive? Michael Moriarty believes it's the amount of bloodshed someone is willing to live with
Who's to blame for the sellout?: Henry Lamb doesn't think much of private-public partnerships to rebuild Americas's infrastructure, particularly when foreign nations are involved
Reid the reaper: Dems plan Iraq Awakening's wake: Sunni tribes have banded together to form a new political party opposed to terrorism and wishing a closer friendship with America. The Democratic response? Less than heroic, says Daniel Clark
Is it amnesty? You bet your sweet bippy!: Conservatives are playing at being Noam Chomsky when they describe the Senate's immigration proposal as anything other than an amnesty, argues J.J. Jackson
Republican base hones its conservative credentials: If the Senate immigration proposal has done anything, says Carol Devine-Molin, it's pitted the GOP establishment against its conservative base
Immigration: Solutions, not excuses: Want to solve the illegal immigrant problem? Selwyn Duke believes it's a lot easier than most people think
Border security: Accept no substitutes: Christopher G. Adamo says that Americans should have only one answer for politicians pushing the Senate's immigration proposal: Defeat
Why do liberals hate Bush?: Charles A. Morse isn't sure why liberals hate George W. Bush so much considering that he governs like one of them
How to deal with China: Peter Morici believes that in order for China to act responsibly, the U.S. and Europe need to take off the kid gloves and treat the Middle Kingdom as if it were an adult
9/11 and Pearl Harbor: The recent Memorial Day holiday got Bruce Walker thinking about the conspiracy theories that continue to be told about September 11
When free speech isn't free: If state governments have their way, writes Nathan Tabor, Americans may soon be paying more for their Internet access
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July 2007

The dim bulbs of leftism: Fred Thompson hasn't announced his candidacy yet but Bruce Walker says the Tennessean should be encouraged by the quality of the attacks he's facing
Regionalism and Nationalism in Canada – Part Two: Mark Wegierski examines the tensions between Ottawa and Western Canada, especially Alberta
Invasion of the humor snatchers: Conservative critics of the Bush Administration have plenty of good arguments but W. James Antle III says you won't find then in Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP
The progressive conscience of J.J. Ellis: Michael Moriarty says that historian Joseph J. Ellis is representative of the intellectual army that the progressive left employs
A sunny view of oblivion: People are enthralled by predictions of global demise, writes Alan Caruba, and they're in luck. While the End Times may not be soon, the Sun is working hard to make it uncomfortable for us
The price of global warming: Take a look around you, says Henry Lamb. The world you know wouldn't exist if it were up to people like Al Gore
Perez Hilton fans unite: Bernard Chapin defending a flamboyant web-based gossip columnist? Sometimes, he argues, celebrities have it coming
Not their finest hour: It isn't just the American education system that is eliminating Dead White Males from its curriculum in favour of multicultural studies. Lisa Fabrizio reports that the man who saved England sixty years ago is getting the heave-ho as well
Jumping to foregone conclusions: A new study claims that American individualism leads to narrow-mindedness. J.J. Jackson says the results can tell you anything you want them to tell you
Are you now, or have you ever been, a homophobe?: Alisa Craddock is disappointed that U.S. Surgeon General nominee James Holsinger is backing off what he wrote back in the early 1990s
The untouchable Richard Armitage: Samuel Blumenfeld wants to know why Richard Armitage was never charged for his role in the non-scandal known as Plamgate
Iraq: Reid's political opportunism is showing: Frank Salvato writes that Harry Reid's performance during a press conference last week says everything you need to know about Democrats and Iraq
Answering China: Peter Morici believes that the U.S. and the EU need to press China to introduce positive change before the nation is too strong too resist
Live Earth – Dead Africans?: If the promoters of the recent Live Earth concerts had their way, writes Paul Driessen, the deaths of millions of Africans would be the result
The poverty campaign: Thomas E. Brewton believes that John Edwards' "Two Americas" campaign is informed by a socialism that has already failed
Katie soon to get the ax?: Carey Roberts isn't terribly surprised to learn that Katie Couric is struggling in her job as anchor of CBS flagship newscast
Democrats overtly support terrorists against US citizens: Sher Zieve is outraged that Democrats would remove a provision that would have offered limited legal protection for Americans reporting suspicious activity
Goodbye America, Hello North American Union: Alan Caruba believes that the people of Mexico, the United States and Canada will soon lose control of their nations if a proposal to create a North American Union -- a plan that the citizens of these three countries were never asked to vote on -- comes to fruition
Poetry amidst the Kultursmog: An interview with David Yezzi: Bernard Chapin chats about poetry and culture with The New Criterion editor David Yezzi
The art of deception: John W. Nelson won't lie: He really enjoyed Ken Adler's The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession
Valenti an LBJ stalwart until the end: Michael M. Bates says the recently published memoirs of Jack Valenti, ex-aide to Lyndon B. Johnson, aren't very flattering to the late author
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – Part One: In this new series of articles, Mark Wegierski examines the tensions between different regions in Canada
Repatriating Conrad: Conrad Black may have been convicted in an American court but Daniel M. Ryan wants the ex-newspaper tycoon to come back to Canada
France or America: Love it or leave it: Bruce Walker isn't offended by a French proposal to pay illegal immigrants to leave France
Stay tuned!: What's going to change in 2008? Michael Moriarty says that no matter who wins the presidential election next year, there is little chance of real change
Redefining freedom: Henry Lamb says that the freedom of Americans is increasingly under threat but no one seems to be taking notice or speaking out
Striking at our heel: An attack on a constitutional right doesn't always have to come head on. Alisa Craddock says the enemies of freedom can come from behind as well
Al-Qaida strengthens, US political resolve weakens: America's dedication to the war against terrorism is ebbing which, according to Frank Salvato, is bad news considering that her enemies continue to be very dedicated to their cause
The left's politicization of the Iraq surge: The political left is saying anything it can about the troop surge in Iraq except one thing, writes Carol Devine-Molin, that it is working
A fair tax for progressives and conservatives: Thomas M. Sipos is no fan of taxation but Americans must be taxed then he believes a national sales tax is the way to go
Keep Title IX quotas out of high schools: Steven Geoffrey Gieseler says that Title IX has destroyed the athletics programs at many universities and prays it never reaches America's high schools
Lex orandi: Lisa Fabrizio is pleased that Catholics will once again be able to experience the majesty and mystery of the Latin Mass
Words have power?  Bennie Thompson's epiphany?: J.J. Jackson is surprised that a member of the political left would be intelligent enough to realize that words actually mean something
What excuse for the new farm bill?: Dennis T. Avery can only shake his head at congressional efforts to craft a new farm bill considering that there isn't any need for one
Libya: Tippling, tires, Tripoli, tyrants and a tree (Part one): Robert Duncan recently visited Libya and not surprisingly it was like travelling to another where you could only drink non-alcoholic beer
The Deadliest Catch: A tale of exceptional men: Carey Roberts won't lie: He thinks the men of The Deadliest Catch are nothing short of heroes
Obama's responsible fatherhood bill -- not enough carrot, too much stick: Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks think that Barack Obama's and Evan Bayh's hearts are in the right place but that their fatherhood bill is too punitive
Political forces shaping the '08 elections: If it were up to the media Hillary Clinton would have been elected president months ago. Christopher Adamo says that American people have yet to speak
Green PR suffers blowback: Alan Caruba isn't surprised that the public doesn't seem to trust environmental public relations professionals
Canadian climatologist says sun causing global warming: Yet another climatologist has stepped forward to say he believes solar activity is the cause of climate change, reports Dennis T. Avery
Climate ethics on Capitol Hill: Paul Driessen isn't terribly impressed by legislative efforts emanating from Washington, D.C. aimed at combating climate change
A real fairness doctrine: If the left really wants an effective "fairness doctrine", argues Bruce Walker, than they had better target the mainstream media
The Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today – Part Seven: Mark Wegierski asks a big question – is there a future for conservatism in Canada – or elsewhere?
Dems and terrorists have high hopes for '08: Henry Lamb says that America's enemies share the same hope that the political left in America does: a Democratic victory in 2008
The ladies night of terror: It hasn't been widely reported on this side of the pond but Bob Parks says the foiled terrorist attacks in London were aimed at killing women
Throwing stones from crony filled, glass houses: J.J. Jackson wasn't very impressed by Hillary Clinton throwing around charges of cronyism in the sentence commutation of Scooter Libby
Some people are more equal than others: John Bender says that the Libby case proves that George W. Bush clearly thinks some people are more important than others
Middle class revolt: Carol Devine-Molin says that the recent defeat of the Senate's immigration bill was the result of activism by middle America
Declaration of Independence (From Liberals): Lisa Fabrizio says that conservatives -- and Americans in general -- have plenty of good reasons to declare their independence from the left
Pelosi, Reid bank on America's sitcom attention span: Frank Salvato is amazed that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid believe they can get away with telling the American public the things they do
Free speech from the mouths of babes?: Selwyn Duke says the U.S. Supreme Court made a big mistake in their decision in Morse et al. v. Frederick and declares the justices to be arrogant
Counterterrorism: US aids Colombia with protection of oil pipelines: Jim Kouri reports that the United States has taken the lead in helping Columbia protect its oil pipelines by providing training, support and money
Yellow dogs: What's the difference between liberals and conservatives? Charles Bloomer says it's that the left always votes to advance its agenda -- even if it means voting for a dog of a candidate
Morse v. Frederick:  A disappointing result: Robert S. Sargent, Jr. wasn't too pleased with last week's SCOTUS decision in Morse v. Frederick and wishes more people thought like Clarence Thomas
The Tory tradition in Canada from the 1980s to today – Part Six: Mark Wegierski looks at what a reflective conservatism and more thoughtful social democratic ideas may have in common
Beware of leftists bearing gifts of advice: How do you know that Fred Thompson is the ideal man to run on behalf of the GOP? Bruce Walker says it's when leftists decry him as a faux conservative
Celebrating and defending liberty: Alan Caruba says that America sometimes reminds him of Paris Hilton but despite its faults is still a symbol to the rest of the world
The Declaration of Independence, 2007: America is very lucky, writes Michael M. Bates, that today's politicians aren't the ones who declared the nation's independence from England
Art, booze, and women: An interview with Roman Genn: Bernard Chapin sits with National Review editorial cartoonist Roman Genn about his craft and the value of knowing history
Abe Lincoln and appearances: One issue above all, writes Michael Moriarty, is the reason why he is seeking the presidency of the United States
Too much democracy?: Henry Lamb is worried that Americans may one day choose unfettered democracy over the carefully crafted constitutional republic they enjoy today
Fe fi fo fum!: Last week's defeat of the Senate's immigration proposal shows that conservatives aren't willing just to sit around and watch their country be dismantled, writes Alisa Craddock
Idiocy at the speed of ludicrous: J.J. Jackson would like to thank Al Gore for inventing the internet because it has allowed him access to unprecedented amounts of idiocy
Why China won't revalue: China won't revalue its currency because it provides it a tremendous economic advantage, argues Peter Morici, and that won't change until the U.S. does something about it
Stupid human tricks: The sad case of the spotted owl: We were told that the Northern Spotted Owl was disappearing due to logging. The reality? Tom DeWeese says the bird was used simply to destroy America's logging industry
Nebraska research safeguards sustainable world crop yields: Alex and Dennis Avery report that Nebraska is taking the lead in the fight against weeds that would threaten the world's supply of food
The Duke of America: There is a reason why liberals hate John Wayne so much, writes Lisa Fabrizio. He represents everything traditional and conservative about America
We blame the politicians but we put them there: People are always blaming politicians for one thing or another but do they ever stop to look in the mirror? Frank Salvato says you're just as much to blame as your representatives
Fred Thompson's greatest challenge: Christopher G. Adamo believes that Fred Thompson only has to do one thing to ensure his success in the political theatre
Child support enforcement system victimizes military personnel, innocent citizens: Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks argue that the child support system has been used as a club against men who have done nothing wrong
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The struggle for the soul of the Democrat Party: The Democrats are desperately casting about for a public image that will build trust with the American public and are failing, argues Alan Caruba
Al Gore is wrong: Al Gore, and his willing disciples in the media, keep telling you that the science behind global warming has been settled. Steve Martinovich says Gore is wrong
Iron will: Twice as Good: Condoleezza Rice and Her Path to Power isn't entirely successful in exploring the current secretary of state but Steve Martinovich says it's still a worthwhile read
The two surges: Bruce Walker says the American effort in Iraq is being helped by the troop surge and America's efforts in the world are being assisted by the rise of new allies
Magical mystery tax cuts: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been bragging about the size of tax cuts his government has instituted but John Williamson says the reality is different
A look at Canadian toryism vs. American neoconservatism: Before the Internet, notes Mark Wegierski, dissenting ideas "outside the consensus" simply couldn't publicly appear anywhere in Canada
Old warrior fatigue sets in: By any measure John Howard's administration has been a success for Australia. Why then is he in danger of losing the prime ministership later this year? Nicholas Sanchez explains
Are NAU deniers ignorant, or deceitful?: Henry Lamb is incredulous that some people are shocked that conspiracy theories are floating around the NAU and SPP
Perfect together: Lisa Fabrizio believes that Hillary Clinton and John Edwards are a perfect match since they appear to share many of the same characteristics
We can't escape the specter of Vietnam: Carol Devine-Molin argues that George W. Bush was right to invoke the example of Vietnam during a recent speech about Iraq
Allegations trump adjudication where media is concerned: Frank Salvato thinks its rich that the media is all over an investigation into Fred Thompson's non-campaign but ignored a real scandal involving Hillary Clinton
The "Invisible America" Hillary never sees: Hillary Clinton's new commercials in Iowa claim that there are invisible Americans. Christopher G. Adamo says that the New York senator is an expert at making people feel invisible
The progressive axis: The end result of every so-called progressive philosophy is death and destruction, writes Michael Moriarty
Dinesh D'Souza/Victor Davis Hanson mea culpa: Bernard Chapin inadvertently sparked a row recently with a single line in an interview with Dinesh D'Souza
When trust fails, credit markets collapse: The credit market is in rough shape because investors are increasingly distrustful of investment banks and bond rating agencies, writes Peter Morici
A pizza for my country: Virginia's government says it's tax hikes are equal to the cost of a single pizza. James Atticus Bowden responds that voters should send that same $10 or $20 to a truly conservative candidate for state senate
The Carter Fraud-Administration: Many of the problems the U.S. is dealing with today have their roots in how Jimmy Carter treated the Shah of Iran, argues Slater Bakhtavar
Testing produce won't stop the deadly E. coli: Dennis Avery argues that more use of irradiation would make for a safer food supply, not testing
Resolution 590: Why is Congress ignoring the needs of abusive women?: An untold number of women batter their spouses and partners and there is nothing out there to help them with their problem, writes Carey Roberts
Mexican government increasing fight against US immigration laws: Increasingly it appears, says Sher Zieve, that the only people who support strong borders and tough immigration laws are the American people and not those tasked defending the country
Rudy Giuliani: Caveat emptor?: Why does Rudy Giuliani continue to enjoy such strong support in the GOP? Nicholas Sanchez thinks it's only because of one issue
NAIS "Opt-out" now available, but no one knows about it: It is possible to opt yourself and your property out of the National Animal Identification System but don't expect to actually be told this, writes Henry Lamb
Congress is destroying America's schools: No Child Left Behind is up for renewal and Alan Caruba wants you to contact your federal representatives and make sure that doesn't happen
The case for a Shah of Iraq: Bruce Walker believes that Iraq needs a strong figure who can sit outside the political process and unify the nation
Why is the Republican Party attacking our two major presidential candidates?: Rachel Alexander wonders why the Republican National Committee is attacking the two major GOP contenders for president, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney for being too conservative on illegal immigration?
Grasping at straw polls: The media is playing up the results of the Iowa Straw Poll but Thomas Lindaman urges you not to believe the hype...or what the numbers suggested
Three cheers for national disunity: Link Byfield is happy that a recent meeting of Canada's premiers achieved nothing. Why? Alberta and Ontario weren't penalized for their success
Why "we" is the worst word in the world: Micah Tillman hates the word "we" and not using it is harder than you might think
Don't ask, don't tell, just pander: Michael M. Bates could only shake his head at the antics of Democrat candidates at a forum dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues
The brains: The favourite target of liberals -- Karl Rove -- is gone. Lisa Fabrizio argues that whatever the sins of the Bush administration, Republicans owe a lot to him
The march to control is still on: Art can contain some very powerful messages which is why, writes Kerry L. Marsala, some people are driven to ridicule and condemn that which they disagree with
The principles of freedom vs. public/private partnerships: In a speech at the Freedom 21 National Conference in Dallas, Texas, Tom DeWeese discusses the dangers of government and business working together
The social responsibility of profits: The only goal of business is to produce a profit, says Paul Driessen, but some of the best also participate in the communities that they operate in
Egos trump action as terror cells remain uninvestigated: Frank Salvato was stunned to learn that law enforcement is potentially ignoring terrorist threats because they fear they aren't getting credit enough for investigations
Vacated memory: Anti-W media forget about Bill: Daniel Clark doesn't think much of the latest media attack on George W. Bush concerning the amount of time he's spent away from the White House
The missing competence factor among Democrat hopefuls: Recent statements by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton prove they aren't ready for the White House, argues Christopher G. Adamo
Infantile America: "Eat, drink and be merry!" should be the new motto of the United States, argues Thomas E. Brewton, because thrift and economy certainly aren't characteristics of most Americans
Race-baiting politician attacks Michael Savage: Selwyn Duke argues that San Francisco supervisor Gerardo Sandoval has no business attacking talk show host Michael Savage over the issue of race
Selling out America: Next week the leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will meet to discuss the proposed Security and Prosperity Partnership -- a danger to America's sovereignty, writes Alan Caruba
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – Part Five: Mark Wegierski looks at an important question – in what sense is Canada a nation?
Dinesh D’Souza, Heretic?: Bernard Chapin asks Dinesh D'Souza why some prominent conservatives are attacking him and whether the culture war is really lost
Obama is out to clean up: Barack Obama announced that he wants to go to Washington, D.C. to clean up politics. Michael M. Bates says he can start with his own campaign
The constitution for dummies (i.e. Ron Paul supporters): J.J. Jackson's essay last week prompted a torrent of letters from Ron Paul's supporters. This week he expects another avalanche...except far less laudatory
An American declarationist : Michael Moriarty has a new term to describe his political philosophy, one that stretches all the way back to the founding of the United States
Orthodoxy on the wane: It used to be an article of faith that the person carrying the flag for the GOP would be pro-life but Nicholas Sanchez reports that in 2008b there is a real chance that won't happen
Malignant  narcissism and the leftist elites: A speech that Tammy Bruce recently gave on the liberal mentality was a real eye-opener, says Carol Devine-Molin
Bellocution lessons: Part 1: The cultural crisis foretold: Alisa Craddock is nothing short of amazed at the attacks the Catholic Church continues to see aimed at its moral authority
Global warming hysteria, the new eugenics: The same quality of science that informed the eugenics movement is responsible for the climate change orthodoxy, says Henry Lamb
China's hollow threat to dump U.S. bonds: Peter Morici argues that China can't harm the U.S. financially without doing serious damage to its own economy
Can organic really feed the world? Activism disguised as science: Alex Avery and Dennis Avery hope that people don't buy into the notion that it is possible to feed the entire world with food grown organically
Pet peeve: One of the many downsides to the dog fighting controversy swirling around Michael Vick is that it is giving the animal rights crowd a boost, writes Lisa Fabrizio
Setting aside political differences for common goals: Frank Salvato believes that both liberals and conservatives are in agreement that ending dependence on foreign oil is a good why aren't they working together to achieve that goal
Implausible plot: Thomas E. Brewton says the plot in an episode of FX's Damages illustrates that audiences are only told one thing about business: it's practitioners are all criminals
Twenty-first century warfare: Jim Kouri reports that America's military is very busy these days restructuring its operations for a new era
Three policy proposals for Stephen Harper's government: John Williamson says the Canadian government is adrift and is in danger of losing the high ground to the political left. He has a few solutions to avoid that fate
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – Part Four: Mark Wegierski now looks at the Atlantic region, which has an ambiguous relationship with Ottawa
Sabotage! An interview with Rowan Scarborough: Bernard Chapin chats with Rowan Scarborough, author of the new book Sabotage: America's Enemies Within the CIA
Corn facts, not Corn Flakes!: Alan Caruba argues that using America's corn to create biofuels will only result in a rapid increase in the price of all food
The tipping point: What will Democrats do, asks Carol Devine-Molin, now that the New York Times has essentially admitted that the situation in Iraq is actually improving?
Beauchamp mirrors Glass: New Republic, same old story: Daniel Clark charges that The New Republic's fraudulent stories about abusive American soldiers in Iraq is the result of allowing liars to be reporters instead of sources
A rainbow racist: Michael Moriarty says a 1960s pop song explains why he considers himself to be a "rainbow racist", a term that means he doesn't particularly care for the post-Roe v Wade America
America: A socially-engineered society: Americans once fought and died to avoid the very society they are embracing these days, writes Henry Lamb
Do-nothing energy policies: Rather than promoting the use of biofuels and locking up billions in proven reserves, writes Paul Driessen, America's politicians should craft a sane energy policy
Organic food fantasies never die: Want to live a healthy life? Alex and Dennis Avery say just eat a balanced diet and avoid the high-priced and over-hyped organic foods section
Of justice and the fullness of hearts: Michael M. Bates is happy that the left isn't in a position -- at the moment -- to nominate a justice
Small talk: Leading Republican candidates for the GOP nod are threatening to avoid the CNN/YouTube debate the network has planned for September and Lisa Fabrizio thinks that's a great idea
Why heterosexual marriage should not be legal (or, how to relieve John Edward's "personal conflict"): John Edwards can't seem to make up his mind on the issue of gay marriage so Micah Tillman has a solution for him
Earmarking our way to oblivion: The term "general welfare" in America's constitution meant something very specific once, writes J.J. Jackson, but today it's merely a license for pork
Misandry in the least likely of places: Actually, according to Carey Roberts, there is no "least likely of places". These days the war against men is everywhere
The agony of debate: The Democrats are learning that appeasing all the special interest groups they rely on is tiring work, reports Thomas Lindaman
Ignorance is bliss, or is it?: The left seems determined to crush all dissent, argues Nancy Salvato, and that will only promote societal ignorance about the choices we can make
New York Times inadvertently damns Democrats: By blasting the growing number of hog farms in the United States, writes Thomas E. Brewton, the New York Times condemned Democratic agricultural policies which have made them possible
The real reason why gasoline costs more: Why are gas prices so high? Alan Caruba says the oil companies can't take all the blame
Regionalism and nationalism in Canada – Part Three: Mark Wegierski looks at the long struggle of Western Canada for a serious voice in Ottawa
The perfect ticket, or the perfect storm: Democrats may be salivating at a potential Clinton/Obama ticket for 2008 but Henry Lamb says it's the worst possible outcome for America
Nobody here but us progressives: About all we've learned from the Democratic debates to date is that there are no liberals running, just progressives, writes Bruce Walker
John Edwards, metrosexual: Ann Coulter was attacked earlier this year for questioning John Edwards' sexuality. Bernard Chapin says his recent behavior is hardly masculine
Fred Thompson…He's an actor!: Fred Thompson may not be the perfect candidate for religious Republicans but he's by far the best of the candidates available, says Alisa Craddock
Our generation of vipers: Michael Moriarty continues his assault on the progressive army that employs historian Joseph J. Ellis as one of its spin doctors
Green acres: Welfare for the wealthy – and dead: This year, as every year, America's federal government will hand out millions of dollars in farm subsidies to the nation's richest people, reports Michael M. Bates
Vick Hunt: Predictably some are condemning the indictment of Michael Vick as a racist plot, something that Lisa Fabrizio has no time for
Globalization and inequality: Peter Morici isn't opposed to trade and globalization but he has had enough of countries that don't want to follow the rules
Bourgeois: Why the abuse?: For centuries the middle class has been the subject of scorn by the so-called intelligentsia. Daniel M. Ryan explains why
Is Ward Churchill too dumb to teach our kids?: Ward Churchill, the fired University of Colorado professor, is claiming that his free speech rights have been violated. J.J. Jackson disagrees
The real roots of poverty: Tom DeWeese argues that there are several reasons -- some not readily apparent -- why some nations remained mired in poverty
Celebrating income inequality: Alex Epstein says there is nothing wrong with income inequality in the United States unless you don't believe in freedom
Emphasis on US Mideast policy should be liberty, not democracy: Frank Salvato believes that the United States should change its policy in the Middle East and begin promoting liberty over specific and currently untenable goals like democracy
Water experts find Earth's warming, rainfall linked to sun: The evidence continues to pour in that the sun is the biggest -- literally and figuratively -- player in the Earth's global warming, writes Dennis T. Avery
Choosing foster parents over fathers: Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks argue that the Melinda Smith case shows how little respect fathers continue to receive from the foster care system
Free enterprise and government regulation: Barney Frank believed it was time that hedge funds be reined in but Thomas E. Brewton shows that the free market didn't need his help
Letters to the Editor
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September 2007

Bush's legacy to the GOP: Tears and ashes: By becoming a war president, says Nicholas Sanchez, George W. Bush has done great harm to the Republican Party
Attempting to uncover the real Hillary Clinton: Steve Martinovich thought that Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton was a reasonably balanced view of the New York senator
For sale: Mass destruction: The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor is a disappointing look of an important subject, says Steven Martinovich
Hillary Dukakis: Hillary Clinton's refusal to condemn for their New York Times ad attacking Gen. David Petraeus is unconscionable, says Bruce Walker
Wind-driven delusions: Advocates of wind power are making inroads but Alan Caruba says anyone buying into this technology is fooling themselves
Medea's millennium and Nobel Prize winning barbarism: Michael Moriarty has dubbed this generation Medea's Millennium and it won't be free until Roe v. Wade is reversed
Bellocution lessons, Part 2:  The death of reason: Alisa Craddock continues her look at the assault on the concept of a moral authority like the Catholic Church
Approaching critical mass: World events are coming to head, writes Carol Devine-Molin, and pretty soon it will be necessary to take action
Why illegal immigration is a threat to the United States...: Illegal immigration is a national and local issue and Tom DeWeese says it's time for you to become active if you aren't already
The death of a soldier...The life of a patriot: Frank Salvato is mourning the loss of Sgt. Eddie Jeffers who was killed last week in Iraq. They never met but Jeffers left an impression that will never be forgotten
Recalling the indispensable Senator No: There appears to be no Ronald Reagan on the horizon or -- writes Michael M. Bates -- no Senator Jesse Helms
AARP and other liberals spearhead charge for Clintoncare II: Hillary Clinton is back with yet another health care plan, writes J.J. Jackson, and once again it is nothing but a collectivist, government-run system
Socialized medicine is not the solution: Henry Lamb argues that government-run health care is never the solution to the problems of the health care system
Imagine that: Lisa Fabrizio isn't surprised that the political and cultural left hate the military and religion in equal measure -- both demand discipline
Democratic accountability and the Doha Round: Peter Morici believes that "zeroing" must be addressed at the World Trade Organization's Doha Round talks despite what nations like Japan are arguing
The un-American call for national service: Time magazine's recent glowing portrayal of mandatory national service is an attack on American values, argues Alex Epstein
First North American Union driver's licenses issued in US: Think a "North American Union" is a black helicopter pipe dream? Jim Kouri says it took another step forward recently
Hogan's Zeros: United, we stand for nothing: Daniel Clark isn't particularly impressed by Hulk Hogan's new campaign to promote American unity
The Hsu is on the other foot: Thomas Lindaman would really like to see the FEC put some effort into investigating political fundraising scandals like the one Hillary Clinton is currently embroiled in
Be a vegan or else!: What do environmentalists want as the next victim of their campaigns? The steak on your plate! Alan Caruba says you need to fight back
The Thompson triumphant: Nothing that Bruce Walker has heard has convinced him that Fred Thompson is not the man to lead the Republicans to victory in 2008
The promise of "Frederalism": Alisa Craddock had the opportunity recently to meet and greet Fred Thompson and she's more of a fan than ever
Season of miracles: Steve Martinovich has nothing but praise for Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina a story of a high school football team that wouldn't allow anything -- including a hurricane -- to stop them
Three years and counting...: It's been three years of hell for Bruce and Donna Montague, a Dryden, Ontario couple the federal government is hammering for daring to challenge Canada's Firearms Act, reports Christopher di Armani
Even Oprah can't save Obama: Michael M. Bates argues that all the shilling in the world by Oprah Winfrey isn't going to paper over the significant problems that candidate Barack Obama has
Progressive realism vs. American idealism: Michael Moriarty argues that American idealism, responsible for the founding of the United States, is in a life and death war with progressive realism
Indonesia – Russia opens the Pacific Front: Russia is once again flexing its muscles, reports David J. Jonsson, and it's looking to the Pacific for its new allies
Press, lies and videotape: Lisa Fabrizio wasn't terribly impressed by the recent Osama bin Laden video -- assuming it actually was the terrorist leader
The significance of bin Laden's partisan appeal: Christopher G. Adamo wasn't surprised that Osama bin Laden's talking points sounded suspiciously like those of the Democratic Party
Hey Time-Warner, I want my C-SPAN: Thomas M. Sipos is none too pleased that Time-Warner removed a C-SPAN channel from his basic tier channels
Why Zeke can't take Shorty to the fair: America's National Animal Identification System isn't mandatory yet, writes Henry Lamb, but that isn't stopping several states from making it mandatory in certain situations
Please stop the aid: If you really want to solve the problem of poverty, argues Nancy Salvato, than what you need to do is stop helping the poor with free financial aid
Henry Paulson's fear mongering: Peter Morici isn't impressed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Paulson's recent assertion that legislation designed to combat Chinese protectionism will spark a trade war
Calling out the political bullies: Frank Salvato has had enough of bullies from all sides of the political aisles. Everyone, it seems, is using the tactic to attempt to secure victory
How female illegals abuse the system: Carey Roberts says the latest immigration scam has illegal immigrants marrying Americans and then claiming abuse. It's like winning the citizenship lottery, he writes
American poverty: It's better to be poor in the U.S. than average in Europe, argues Lisa Fabrizio, and the numbers prove that
Who's afraid of Hillary Clinton?: Republicans seem terrified at the notion of a Hillary Clinton nomination. Steve Martinovich doesn't believe there's that much to fear
Needed: A new conservative apologetics: Alan Roebuck argues that conservatism need a new Russell Kirk, someone to define the movement to halt its continuing retreat in the face of liberalism
The sorry state of science reporting: Anyone turning to the mainstream media to learn about science is going to be disappointed -- and lied to in some cases, writes Alan Caruba
Is private property the foundation of prosperity?: You either have the right to own property or you are property. Henry Lamb says Americans are seeing a steady erosion of their right
Skyscrapers of lies: Some mighty big lies have been constructed in the United States, writes Michael Moriarty, lies which are impressive in their stature
World at war: The world presented in Greg Bear's novel Quantico is a terrifying one and what's worse, writes Steve Martinovich, it's all too plausible
A tough cut of a book: Daniel M. Ryan says that Mobs, Messiahs and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics betrays its cynical mind set -- and that's not a bad thing
Wild, wooly-minded world of radical Islamists: Osama bin Laden's latest video merely shoes how messed up the world of the radical Islamist really is, says Carol Devine-Molin
Teamster for President! An interview with John Bootie: An ultra-conservative Teamsters union member running for president? It's true and Bernard Chapin sits with John Bootie to find out why he's thrown his hat into the ring
What Michael Moore forgot to tell you: Michael Moore has once again presented a documentary as absolutely accurate but Richard E. Ralston says Sicko forgot to include a lot of facts
You're in bad hands with nanny state: Relying on the government only leads to two things: disappointment and slavery. J.J. Jackson is tired of his fellow citizens who seem to want more of both
Is the 'Smart Car' really smart?: Jack Ward isn't a fan of the so-called "Smart Car" and you won't catch him driving one anytime soon
Global warming insanity?: It takes a certain kind of insanity to continue to promote the climate change orthodoxy, writes Paul Driessen, when the science is increasingly lining up against you
Iraqi confederation?: Is confederation the key to solving Iraq's problems? Thomas E. Brewton isn't convinced but he thinks it's better than what's happening now
By the books: Thomas Lindaman isn't impressed by a recent poll which suggests liberals read more books than conservatives but if it makes them feel better about themselves he's prepared to let the baby have its bottle
Verbal blunders: Not just for kids: Ms. Teen South Carolina became an instant celebrity after a goofy answer during a pageant. Michael M. Bates says she's far from the only person to sound like an idiot on television
Hillary Clinton's real "culture of corruption": Larry Craig may be the hot scandal of the moment but Christopher G. Adamo believes that it only shines a light on Hillary Clinton's past (and present) problems
Organic farms suffering mudslides: Dennis Avery says that some organic farms were recently devastated by mud slides because they were practicing farming techniques that were out of date centuries ago
It's time to silence Silent Spring: This month marks the 45th anniversary of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, a book responsible for the deaths of millions since its publication, says Keith Lockitch
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October 2007

Why Congress is in the dump: Why does the U.S. Congress enjoy an 11 per cent approval rating? Henry Lamb says you only need to look at their recent actions
The high cost of climate change lies: If groups like the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have their way, says Alan Caruba, life would be very expensive
JFK and the punitive liberals: Bernard Chapin thinks Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism brilliant effort
Transgressive technologies: Part One: With a wide theoretical sweep, Mark Wegierski examines some of the main questions concerning technology today
American Fascism Awareness Day: News that an "American Fascism Awareness" campaign is being planned means some people don't know their ideologies very well, says Bruce Walker
Our inevitable obstetrician: Dr. Strangelove: The assertions made in a pro-abortion essay Michael Moriarty recently read got him thinking
A biting assessment of socialized medicine: British citizens are learning what socialized medicine really means, something that may one day be in store for Americans, writes Michael M. Bates
Should Gore run in 2008?: J.B. Williams thinks that Al Gore does have a future in American politics, just not with the Democratic Party
A GOP formula for victory in 2008: If the Republican Party wants to keep control of the White House next year, writes Christopher G. Adamo, whoever their candidate is has to do one simple thing
Qualifications? She don’t need no stinking qualifications!: One of the reasons Hillary Clinton is popular is because she's seen as experienced and qualified, something that Thomas Lindaman can only be puzzled by
Can peace be provided by nuclear weapons?: Jack L. Key argues that we cannot take seriously enough the threat that nuclear weapons pose in the hands of rogue nations
Infallible human shields blown up by reality: J.J. Jackson feels sorry for the people that Democrats trot out to tell their stories in support of some new spending program
It isn't easy being green: Keith Lockitch argues it is no surprise to find environmentalists condemning consumers who "buy green" -- because, at root, environmentalists are against buying anything
Crafting a U.S. response to global warming: If the U.S. decides to act on climate change, says Peter Morici, it has to do it in a manner that won't damage American industry
Did the resolution condemning Turkey create a constitutional crisis?: Frank Salvato wonders if the U.S. House of Representatives overstepped its bounds by passing a resolution condemning Turkey for the 1915 genocide of Armenians
Hidden agendas in the global AIDS campaign: Carey Roberts reports that the fight to stop AIDS in Africa is being high jacked by ideological forces
U. of Maryland correct to deny Clothesline Project protesters a forum to publicly name alleged rapists: Given the number of false accusations of rape, writes Glenn Sacks, it was wise for the University of Maryland to deny protestors the ability to name alleged rapists
Not "peak oil", but lots more oil: We aren't running out of oil any time soon, writes Alan Caruba, but we also aren't running out of people who will use the resource against us
Freedom, order, and security in a globalized world: Part Three: The possibly emerging global culture society will be far from utopia, argues Mark Wegierski
Coulter discriminates!: Bruce Walker argues that Ann Coulter's recent comments concerning Jews and how Christians are perfected versions was discriminatory...and there's nothing wrong with that
Isiah Thomas: Guilt by genitalia: Bernard Chapin believes that New York Knicks executive Isiah Thomas was found guilty in his recent sexual harassment trial simply because he was a man
Converging imperialists: Michael Moriarty charges that the same imperialist trend that spurred Soviet communism is gaining a new home in the United States
Bellocution lessons: Pt. 3 – You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile: Alisa Craddock continues her series on the assault on the Catholic Church by exploring the question of who is launching the attacks
Machiavellian plot emerges among Limbaugh attackers: Expect more attacks from the far left against Rush Limbaugh, says Christopher G. Adamo, and they won't make the same mistakes they made with the "phony soldier" controversy
Liberals rush to ban Rush: Hasn't the U.S. House of Representatives anything better to do than pass resolutions condemning Rush Limbaugh? Judging by what else they accomplished that day, writes Michael M. Bates, the answer is no
An opportunity squandered: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation had a marvelous opportunity recently to explore energy policy and the black community and failed completely, says Roy Innis
Anti-NAU warriors beginning to move the rock uphill!: Proponents of the North American Union seem to believe it's a fait accompli but Tom DeWeese says that its opponents are beginning to push back...hard
Gitmo at home: Domestic violence courts in America: Liberals are angry that some terrorists aren't receiving full legal protections but don't seem too concerned when a man accused of committing domestic violence is railroaded, says David Heleniak
The United States is not engaged in the war of ideas: The enemy long ago set out their agenda but Americans continue to debate how and who to right in the war against terrorism, writes Frank Salvato
Cutting Mr. Carter: Jack L. Key can only register anger at comments that Jimmy Carter made on Saturday concerning George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and American policy
Spinal-vacuous disorder hits U.S. Senate: Henry Lamb would like American senators to cowboy up and declare whether they support the Convention on the Law of the Sea
PC education: Lost in space: Thomas Brewton argues that politically correct education has created a society where right and wrong only exist as historical concepts
Security vulnerabilities at unmanned and unmonitored US border locations: Border security has been tightened since 9/11 but Jim Kouri reports that there are still surprising gaps in monitoring
The Iraqi tar baby: Why has post-war Iraq failed? Alan Caruba says a confluence of factors contributed to the chaotic situation but that it was still the right thing to do
Censure Hillary for calling our soldiers pedophiles, drug addicts and sociopaths: The Democratic attack on Rush Limbaugh over a misquote illustrates the depth of their depravity, writes Bruce Walker
Freedom, order, and security in a globalized world: Part Two: Modern technology has greatly intensified a sense of dire threat to world politics, argues Mark Wegierski
US misandry: US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man purports to be a study of the American male but Bernard Chapin found it to be self-loathing
Bloodsport politics: The leftist attack on Rush Limbaugh, argues Carol Devine-Molin, completes the move of the Democrats to the far left
Are the Communists coming?: Judging from a recent article by a Communist Party official, writes Henry Lamb, the Democratic Party shares the same agenda
In defense of Blackwater and the modern day 'merc': David M. Huntwork argues that Blackwater and its peers perform invaluable services in nations like Iraq despite what its detractors have said
Candidates try to keep 'em laughing: There may be little that is more painful than seeing a political candidate trying to inject humour into their campaign, says Michael M. Bates
America's parks: America's parks -- baseball, not national -- evoke strong feelings in Lisa Fabrizio because they represent the best the nation has to offer
The appeal of Ayn Rand: This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Atlas Shrugged and Onkar Ghate explains why she continues to appeal to readers around the world
Have liberals finally stretched the constitution too far?: J.J. Jackson says that John Murtha's use of the constitution to defend himself against a Marine he declared a murderer is unconscionable
Another place in time: James Atticus Bowden recently got to re-live part of his life after attending the 35th anniversary celebration of his West Point class
Global warming and the Chesapeake Bay: Dennis T. Avery could only laugh at some of the testimony he recently heard at a Senate environment committee hearing concerning climate change and Chesapeake Bay
The seven deadly sins tax: Thomas Lindaman has taken a look at the competing health care plans offered by Democratic candidates and has formulated his own proposal
Why the Europeans need to take their complaints about the strong dollar to Beijing: Led by the French, European governments are complaining about a weaker American dollar. Peter Morici says they need to talk to China about that
Nifong and HRES 590: David Heleniak argues that the "Nifonging" of the Duke lacrosse players was possible in part thanks to the atmosphere that gives rise to legislation like HRES 590
The Muslim Brotherhood: An association for jihadists: The Muslim Brotherhood has been banned in other countries and linked to terrorist groups and it's operating in the United States, reports Frank Salvato
"E Pluribus Unum": Nancy Salvato believes that if we realized how much we had in common we would be more united as a people
The neglected story on Petraeus: Democrats and may not like Gen. David Petraeus but it would appear that the American people don't agree, says Bruce Walker
Sunny, but very expensive dreams: Life is already expensive enough in New Jersey but Gov. Jon Corzine apparently makes to make it more so, reports Alan Caruba
Freedom, order, and security in a globalized world: Part One: The planet faces vast cultural struggles over definitions of freedom, order, and security, argues Mark Wegierski
Katie Couric: Profile of female privilege: Liberals may hate Edward Klein's Katie: The Real Story but Bernard Chapin says it's one that needed to be written
Here come the Dems - again!: Unless Americans stop them, says Henry Lamb, the Democratic agenda will be in place in 2008
Still Selma after all these years: If Jesse Jackson can be counted on for anything, writes Michael M. Bates, is that at some point during a speech he will mention the 1965 marches in Selma, Alabama
The old college try: If you're a parent and sending a child to college, says Lisa Fabrizio, you're paying a lot of money for some dubious results and activities
In defense of Giuliani's family life: Rudy Giuliani has been savaged for an often rocky personal life and Glenn Sacks says some of it is unfair
Are you part of America's problems?: J.J. Jackson has compiled a long list of criteria that will tell you if you're the problem and not the solution
Ahmadinejad at Columbia: Merely a symptom: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at Columbia University last week is an example of the myriad of problems at America's universities, says Christopher G. Adamo
It's the honorable Paul or insincerity!: Jorn K. Baltzersen can't vote next year given that he lives in Europe but he hopes that the GOP chooses Ron Paul as their candidate
UCSC named the worst university in the US: If you're looking for a leftist, radicalized university, says Jack Ward, you won't go wrong with University of California, Santa Cruz
When hypocrisy is a good thing: Liberals are calling members of the right hypocrites for the recent scandal surrounding Larry Craig but Selwyn Duke says hypocrisy isn't the worst sin you can commit
Malaria atonement and forgiveness: Paul Driessen argues that there are a lot of environmentalists who need to apologize for the catastrophes they have unleashed upon the world
Democracy doesn't always mean liberty and freedom: There are several nations in the world, writes Frank Salvato, that prove that democratically electing your leaders doesn't necessarily mean you're free
Hillary still channeling Eleanor Roosevelt: Back in the 90s people were shocked to hear that Hillary Clinton "talked" regularly with Eleanor Roosevelt. Thomas Brewton says her healthcare plan is proof she's still conversing with the dead
Who really supports our troops?: Alex Epstein argues that the people who really support America's soldiers are the ones who want to give them the right jobs to do
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November 2007

Goodbye, Super Tuesday: The increasing number of states holding their primaries on February 5, 2008 will harm the political process, argues W. James Antle III
Parliamentarians fiddle while RCMP burns: A number of high profile controversies -- including the taser-related death of a man last month -- has shaken Canadians' faith in the RCMP, writes John Williamson
Never learning from the past: The negotiations which lead to the Treaty of Versailles should be mandatory study for all national political leaders, writes Alan Caruba
Democrats greedily blocking healthcare for our returning veterans: Rachel Alexander is none too pleased with the attempts by Democrats to lard pork into bills designed to provide war veterans with health care
The emergence of media: Humanity's endgame (Part One): Mark Wegierski takes a look at mass-media today, with a grand theoretical sweep
America's seventh veil: A modern day Salome has appeared in front of Christianity, writes Michael Moriarty, and she's successfully beguiling many of the faithful into ignoring certain truths
USDA, Codex, meet in surfers' paradise to strengthen animal identification trace-back: The campaign to mandate animal identification systems continues unabated, reports Henry Lamb, with a conference occurring in Australia this week
Because she's a woman: The question isn't whether a woman can be elected president, asserts Selwyn Duke, but whether a man running against a woman can be elected president
Despite flaws, Hillary is a formidable candidate: Plenty of ink has been spilled recently about how Hillary Clinton is very beatable but Carol Devine-Molin believes the GOP should be cautious
Is Hillary the most qualified?: Hillary Clinton likes to say she's experienced enough to be president but Jack Ward says a cursory examination of her career suggests otherwise
Thompson vs. Giuliani: Can the tortoise conquer the hare again?: Some seem to have already declared Rudy Giuliani the winner in the GOP race but J.B. Williams believes that Fred Thompson shouldn't be written off just yet
Tightening the noose on Iran: Jeff Lukens argues that the Bush Administration must take action on Iran using political or economic measures before war becomes inevitable
Newspapers are guardians of truth, so say journalists: The recent contention by a newspaper editor that his industry served as the guardians of truth prompted a peal of laughter from Warner Todd Huston
All hail the king of Spain!: Whether it was appropriate or not for a king to tell an elected politician to shut up, writes Jorn K. Baltzersen, it proved to be quite popular with people
Paul Krugman: Social magician: Thomas E. Brewton writes that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman believes he can dismiss Social Security's problems with the wave of a hand
ICE agents secretly reassigned by Bush Administration: The Bush Administration occasionally talks tough about immigration but the reassignment of immigration and customs enforcement agents to other duties speaks volumes, says Jim Kouri
Loons and bears versus eskimos and oil: It appears the only things that matter in Alaska, at least according to government, are loons and bears, writes Alan Caruba
Suing traitors: Bruce Walker wonders if the families of dead soldiers should sue filmmakers for their barrage of anti-Iraq War movies
Maureen Dowd, sexist pig: Bernard Chapin hasn't paid attention to Maureen Dowd for a while and decided to check in with the columnist. Nothing, he reports, has changed
Hillary futurity: The accepted wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will easily win the Democratic nomination and then the presidency. Lisa Fabrizio thinks that neither of those will occur
GOP pins false hopes on Hillary blunders: Christopher G. Adamo, on the other hand, expects her to be the nominee and warns Republicans that they won't have an easy time defeating her
Progressive, post-modernized Christianity: News that Pat Robertson has endorsed Rudy Giuliani has prompted Michael Moriarty to ponder the state of Christianity in America today
Transgressive technologies: Part Four: Mark Wegierski notes an element that is often ignored in dystopian scenarios of the future – the possible intensification of current-day political-correctness
Gender pay gap myths and 2008: Once again, says Gordon E. Finley, the media isn't telling the complete story when it comes to the issue of the gender pay gap
Showdown for Ataturk's republic: Turkey and the Kurdish Workers' Party are heading towards conflict and the United States needs to further help its ally, argues Slater Bakhtavar
Blowback happens regardless: Critics of American foreign policy argue that the nation is suffering the effects of blowback. J.J. Jackson says blowback happens no matter what you do
Judging Clarence Thomas: The media has portrayed Clarence Thomas as a man filled with rage since the release of his autobiography. Michael M. Bates wonders why he isn't even angrier
Understanding social conservatives: The political left -- not to mention some on the right -- may hate social conservatives, says J.B. Williams, but the movement is badly needed in America
Bush accused of treating terrorists better than imprisoned Border Patrol agents: For all the wailing about what goes on at Gitmo, writes Jim Kouri, the inmates there are treated like princes compared to how Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean live
Hayworth-Nadler, Closer than it seems -- immigration and the GOP: The verbal war between Richard Nadler and J.D. Hayworth over the issue of immigration spotlights why the Republican Party is having a difficult time over the issue of immigration, argues Warner Todd Huston
What about the poles?: The global warming alarmists are at it again, shrieking about "ice melt at the Poles," says Dennis T. Avery
Thanksgiving: A most selfish holiday: Some people are going to try and make you feel guilty for celebrating Thanksgiving. Debi Ghate says tell them to go stuff it
The war against unhappiness: An editorial in the New York Times last week on happiness is a call for tyranny, writes Thomas E. Brewton
Obama, pizza, and the forgotten man: Barack Obama used pizza to explain his policies to a child recently but Michael M. Bates believes he didn't do a proper job
What's not great about Christianity?: Bernard Chapin is happy that Dinesh D'Souza decided to defend Christianity with his latest effort What's So Great About Christianity
Transgressive technologies: Part Three: Environmental degradation and nanotech are both part of the war against Nature, argues Mark Wegierski
If Harper can fix the Senate he's a constitutional magician: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper appears to want to reform the Senate, a situation that Link Byfield believes crowded with paradoxes
Kansas rules against electricity: Kansas' decision to reject a proposed coal-powered power plant puts it in the category of "useful idiot", writes Alan Caruba
Fascism was always leftist: Bruce Walker believes the day we learn to discuss politics properly is the day that the political left is doomed
Mankind's identity crisis: As an actor Michael Moriarty knows all about identity crisises. That makes him well-placed to note that mankind's collective personality is going through a turbulent period
Advice to young men: Do not marry, do not have children: The greatest danger to the institution of marriage isn't coming from gays wishing to participate, argues Stephen Baskerville, it's from the raw deal that men are receiving from the courts
Assassinating Commando Pervez Musharraf: Is the beginning of the end near for Pakistan's leader Gen. Pervez Musharraf? Slater Bakhtavar thinks so
A Cold War anew: America seems determined to pick a fight with Russia, writes Nicholas Sanchez, when the Russian Bear can remain a potent ally
Restore Al Gore: News of an Al Gore draft movement has Lisa Fabrizio turning into a modern day Ira Gershwin...complete with catchy song!
Jindal victory: A strategic GOP misstep?: Bobby Jindal's recent victory in Louisiana should send a message to the GOP, writes Christopher G. Adamo, and that's to be proudly conservative
Tide rising against animal surveillance: The USDA probably didn't realize what a controversy it would unleash when it introduced the NAIS program, says Henry Lamb
The good, the bad and the ugly: According to Carol Devine-Molin, the past week saw some very different news stories -- including one the media is largely ignoring
Chickens are returning to the roost: Thomas Brewton believes that the root of today's U.S. dollar decline stretches all the way back to the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt
The limits of Federal Reserve policy: Peter Morici argues that Ben Bernanke's ability to manage the American economy is very limited until several key issues are addressed
The injustice of "doing something" about subprime: Alex Epstein says that the government attempting to fix the mess in the subprime mortgage market is a mistake
Spain's new citizenship course has some seeing red: Think America's schools teach some dodgy things to children? Robert Duncan says Spain's new citizenship course would cause a revolution in the U.S.
Sick and deadly disease control programs: When a corporation causes death we have the justice system to deal with them. Paul Driessen wants to know what happens when aid policies end up killing millions
A nation ignorant of being at war: Frank Salvato believes that Americans need to wake up to the reality that their nation is at war and the enemy is within county's borders
Two convicted for Ohio vote fraud, media forgets they're Democrats: Surprised to learn that two women pleaded guilty to vote fraud in Ohio last week and the media forgot to mention they were Democrats? Warner Todd Huston wasn't
Americans ready for another Domino's Pizza war?: A poll reports that a majority of Americans support military action against Iran. J.J. Jackson isn't sure his country has the stomach to fight another war
Is it just me or is there a big turn in the Canadian political tide?: Has the impossible happened? Is Canada a politically conservative nation? Link Byfield says it's not a done deal but with time it could be
Friends of the Earth are nobody's friends: Alan Caruba reports that that the Friends of the Earth are actively fighting to make you much poorer
An unconventional idea for Fred's unconventional campaign: Such a thing is usually done after winning the nomination but Bruce Walker has an idea to put some energy in Fred Thompson's campaign
The ultimate progressive prophet: Jean Paul Sartre: There is a good reason why French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre is the intellectual godfather of the modern progressive movement, writes Michael Moriarty
Brainwashing a generation: Henry Lamb argues that billions are being spent to brainwash entire generations that the world is about to explode because of humanity
Reasons to believe: Lisa Fabrizio recently received an email which blasted conservatives but she believes it says more about the authors than it does the political right
What we learned from Wal-Mart and Miller Beer: Alisa Craddock says that although religion may be under attack from all quarters, people of faith still have power
The falling dollar and the stubborn U.S. trade deficit: A weaker American dollar should help U.S. exports but Peter Morici says something needs to happen first
Monica-haters about to leave their temporary sojourn in the Republican Party: The rise of Hillary Clinton as the likely nominee of the Democratic Party means a lot of fake conservative women will be switching sides, says Jim Peterson
Now presenting...Tarmac the Magnificent! Political prognostications for 2008: Thomas Lindaman puts on his turban and makes some predictions for the coming campaign year
Stephen Limbaugh: Missouri's most dangerous liberal judge: He may be related to Rush Limbaugh but David Usher says that recent decision by Missouri Supreme Court Judge Stephen Limbaugh proves he's no conservative
An American hero dies - General Paul Tibbets dead at 92: The media had it out for him but Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets -- the man who dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima -- was an American hero, says Jack L. Key
Confronting liberalism's elusive causes and effects: A recent decision to prevent a new coal fired electric power plant being built in Kansas will carry ramifications down the line, writes Christopher G. Adamo
Figures don't lie, but liars can figure: Thomas Brewton takes issue with a Paul Krugman claim that cancer survival rates in Europe are equal to those in the United States
Understanding the Wahhabist infiltration of America: Forget Islamists fighting in Iraq, Wahhabists have made significant inroads into the United States and are expanding their ranks quickly, writes Frank Salvato
Eating food will kill you: It's a proven fact: Everyone who has ever eaten food has eventually died! Alan Caruba says relax, eat something and stop listening to the worry warts
The beginning of an election turnaround: Everyone is predicting Republican losses in 2008. Everyone, that is, except for the eternally optimistic Bruce Walker
Transgressive technologies: Part Two: With a wide theoretical sweep, Mark Wegierski looks at some further perils of technology
The American love affair with strange fruit: If happiness is a sad song, writes Michael Moriarty, then America must be a very sad nation indeed thanks to the annual slaughter caused by abortion
Shopping for lower taxes and less government regulation: Canadians may be wondering where lower prices are thanks to a surging dollar but John Williamson argues they should also be looking at the role their government pays
Death world: Just in time for Halloween, Mark Wegierski presents a review of T. P. Bragg's The White Rooms -- a tale of the courageous fight for humanity in a baroque, post-apocalyptic setting of a medical and genetic engineering catastrophe
The power and the glory: Lisa Fabrizio book ended the past year with trips to two very different places: Calcutta to perform missionary work and eternal Rome to witness its grandeur
King Kong versus Godzilla: If it turns out that Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton battle it out for the presidency in 2008, writes Carol Devine-Molin, then it will be an election that determines America's future
Listing hard to port: Americans are heading to the polls next year, writes Henry Lamb, and it's important for them to know where candidates really stand on their nation should be governed
When war gets politicized: Israel's strike at a suspected nuclear facility in Syria illustrates why politicizing war and military action is a dangerous game, writes Frank Salvato
Diplomacy only encourages North Korea's belligerence: The recent deal which has North Korea announcing, once again, that it is renouncing its nuclear program is merely making the Stalinist nation stronger, says Elan Journo
Biotech deaths may already total millions: Dennis T. Avery and Alex A. Avery argue that the fight against biotech and engineered foods has led to the deaths of millions around the world
Ready for the next wave of sex abuse hysteria?: Once again there is a panic about sexual abuse except this time, says Carey Roberts, the alleged perpretators are as young as four years of age
Homeless for Hillary no occident: New allegations about illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton's campaign doesn't surprise Michael M. Bates given her history
Anything Saul can do, Rush can do better: J.J. Jackson says Rush Limbaugh's recent battle over the "phony soldiers" debate illustrated something that conservatives should take to heart
Three cities that bode ill for America: Three recent news stories concerning three different American cities have put Christopher G. Adamo in a sour mood
Multiculturalism exposes the US to terrorism - Frank Salvato
Stock prices and the trade deficit - Dr. Peter Morici
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December 2007

We are a pluralistic Judeo-Christian nation: Bruce Walker says it was wrong for Mike Huckabee to raise questions about Mitt Romney's Mormonism because although America is a Judeo-Christian nation it is also a tolerant one
ACLU claims religious test 'proposed as a necessary qualification' for president: With all the discussion of religion and politics you just knew some fool from the ACLU would eventually pop off, says Warner Todd Huston
Saying "no" when everyone else is saying "yes": Given the forces arrayed against you, writes Alan Caruba, it's an act of bravery to denounce the climate change orthodoxy
Jackson had it right the first time: Nearly two decades ago Jesse Jackson blasted Bush 41's bailout of the savings and loan industry. Michael M. Bates wishes he was saying the same things today
The perfect progressive couple: God and Mother Nature: Bill and Hillary? Barack and Oprah? Some combination of those four? Regardless of who plays the roles of God and Mother Nature the end result is the same, says Michael Moriarty
Political motherhood: Women are playing an important role in Democratic politics, reports Lisa Fabrizio, it's just the type of role that is embarrassing for everyone involved
The experts vs. the voters: A different analysis of the 2008 campaign: Every time the experts think they know exactly what it going on the people who count, the voters, throw them for a loop, says J.B. Williams
Hopelessly clouded issues: The "Clinton effect": Have you noticed that instead of real issues being discussed, Americans are being distracted by political stupidity? That's because a Clinton is in the race, writes Christopher G. Adamo
Gore's "wrenching" gospel: Henry Lamb declares Al Gore to be one of those crooked preachers who sings the praises of Heaven on Sunday but spends the rest of the week in more earthly pursuits
Holiday torture – Christmasboarding liberals: J.J. Jackson is urging you to have some fun over the next week by reminding a liberal that this is the Christmas season, not the holiday season
Gratitude: Yeah, Christmas is expensive and overly commercialized and the season is a busy one...but David Usher says you should stop and be happy for the life you have
Grappling with Iran: NIEs and diplomacy aside, says Carol Devine-Molin, a day of reckoning for Iran courtesy of the United States is approaching
Why is there no honest discourse about terrorism's roots?: Frank Salvato wants to know why whenever terrorism is being discussed by America's leaders and pundits, why the elephant in the room is ignored
Our children should not be poisoned by our food: Believe what you like, argues Dennis T. Avery, but organic and locally grown food is no safer than the what your buying at the supermarket right now
How free are we really?: America is still the land of the free, writes Selwyn Duke, but it's a lot less free than it used to be...and it will be even less so in the future
What's wrong with America: The liberal-progressive version: A book review that ran yesterday in the New York Times speaks volumes about the ideological basis for modern day liberalism, says Thomas E. Brewton
Biden's misguided S.1515 will exacerbate domestic violence system's problems: Mike McCormick and Glenn Sacks argue that a bill introduced by Sen. Joe Biden earlier this year will not fix the problems infesting the American domestic violence system
God is dead? He seemed fine in yesterday morning's prayer time!: Religious authorities objected strenuously to The Golden Compass but Ken Marrero didn't see too much that they should be afraid of
The Rudy gambit: Social conservatives are nervous about a Rudy Giuliani campaign. Bruce Walker offers the former mayor a way to answer their concerns
Global warming lies create a climate of crisis: Alan Caruba argues that the Kyoto Protocol and the UN conference in Bali are built on a web of lies and urges you not to believe the hype
"I survived the revolution": An interview with Humberto Fontova: Bernard Chapin discusses Cuba, why Hugo Chavez won't be the next Fidel Castro and some Americans seem to love the dictator
The threat to America: While she disagreed with many of his conclusions, Carol Devine-Molin did appreciate some Pat Buchanan views in Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart
Canada's teepee republic: John Williamson charges that a new treaty effectively creating a new nation within a province will be nothing less than an authoritarian state for many living within it
An intelligent assessment of the National Intelligence Estimate: The media reported the recent NIE of Iran's nuclear program as a defeat for George W. Bush. J.B. Williams says it's obvious few people have actually read the report
The emergence of Media: Humanity's Endgame (Part Three): Mark Wegierski raises the uncomfortable question if pop-Americanization through media is attenuating the sense of true humanity?
A pro-life libertarian: If you have plans on casting your ballot for Michael Moriarty for president, the actor writes, you'd better know what his core political philosophy is
This is America, speak Spanish: Michael M. Bates lauds a recent attempt by Lamar Alexander to make it easier for businesses to mandate the use of English in the workplace
A sub-prime example of government exploiting tragedy: Nobody rides for free and if you're one of the Americans agitating for a government sponsored solution to the sub-prime mess expect to receive a hefty bill, writes J.J. Jackson
So, what's the big deal about religion in '08?: The political left says it wants religion removed from the public square. If that's the case, asks Frank Salvato, why are GOP candidates facing questions about their faith?
It still takes a village -- Hillary's authorship lies: Hillary Clinton's 1996 tome It Takes a Village is being re-released and Warner Todd Huston expects her once again to lie about its authorship
Skirting the Constitution: Henry Lamb says that a recent agreement that Arizona and a Mexican state have entered into is designed to avoid constitutional and legislative oversight
American education fails because it isn't education: Tom DeWeese argues that until the American education system is cleaned up of its failed ideas it will continue to fail the nation
Holiday season thoughts: The biggest challenge George S. Kulas faces in his daily life is the drive to the bowling alley. He has America's soldiers to thank for that
The truth about "alternative energy": Like it or not, writes Roy Innis, coal is essential to meeting the nation's energy needs and its the poor who need it most
What mandatory health insurance really means: If you want to know what mandatory health insurance entails, writes Richard E. Ralston, then consider the promises of John Edwards
America's standing in the world: Democrats are wailing that America isn't respected by other nations. Alan Caruba says you should consider who those other nations are
Clinton lied, people yawned: Isn't amazing that every the Clintons lie no one seems terribly upset? Bruce Walker says that tells you everything you need to know about them
Lessons from Down Under: John Howard's recent humiliation at the hands of Kevin Rudd in Australia should serve as a lesson to the Republican Party, writes Nicholas Sanchez
The emergence of media: Humanity's endgame (Part Two): Are the advertising, entertainment, and information functions converging, asks Mark Wegierski
The stoicism of Naomi Wolf: The support for abortion by people like feminist writer Naomi Wolf is something that Michael Moriarty can't understand
Will Maryland try to ban alcohol next?: Trevor Bothwell isn't very impressed by a Maryland county commissioner's plan to eliminate the evil of drive up windows at liquor stores
Ann Coulter: The phenomenon: Love her or hate her -- and there is no in between -- Bernard Chapin argues that the right should be happy she exists
How to fight for life: Fred Thompson recently got into some hot water with the pro-life movement for announcing he did not support a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion. Lisa Fabrizio says there are other ways to achieve the same goal
President Clinton's special mission for the First Gentleman: If elected president Hillary Clinton apparently plans on making her husband a roving ambassador to the world. Greg Strange says he can stay home
Durbin toys with a new idea: Michael M. Bates says that Dick Durbin's proposal to give more money to the Consumer Product Safety Commission won't do anything to promote toy safety
Freedom fired, and forgotten: What made America great has been made out of vogue and forgotten, argues Henry Lamb, and the future of the state is in doubt
Should gold and silver be "illegal" tender: The recent FBI raid on a firm making an "alternate" American currency made out of gold and silver has J.J. Jackson wondering what Americans are actually allowed to use
Avoiding a recession: What used to cause recessions is no longer applicable to the American economy, writes Pete Morici, but that doesn't mean that it can't happen and steps can't be taken to avoid one
Why was Washington surprised by the Pakistan crisis?: Elan Journo is flabbergasted that the United States appears to have been caught unawares by the growing crisis in Pakistan especially considering the country's real nature is hardly an unknown
CBS veteran suicide numbers bogus?: A recent report by CBS News that the suicide rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is climbing quickly is sketchy at best, writes Warner Todd Huston
The battle between taquiya and talk radio: Hating Michael Savage is easy for a lot of people but Selwyn Duke says we need to protect him from CAIR's latest campaign
Henry Hyde: A true statesman and a constitutional steward: Losing Henry Hyde last week was a blow not only for American conservatism, says Frank Salvato, it marked the loss of an American patriot, intellectual and constitutionalist
If I'm elected God...: Thomas Lindaman would be happy if politicians would simply admit that they don't know everything and they aren't God
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