The ‘Chickenhawk’ Defense

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

FCC Tunes Out Consumers

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

Who Will Replace James Ziglar?

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

Hillary and the Great Clitoridectomy Hoax

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

Individual Rights Loses a Round to ‘Democracy’

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

Intellectual Activism Stop the RAVE Act

Concert promoters will be held criminally and civilly liable for any drug use that may occur on premises they are operating. The RAVE Act has nothing to do with reducing drug use, and everything to do with giving politically motivated prosecutors a tool to go after innocent businessmen who have no ties to the drug trade.

No Permission Needed

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

Wallowing in Emotions

Someone once asked why television was called a medium. The answer was that it was seldom well done. TV’s wall-to-wall coverage of the September 11th anniversary — on virtually all channels and around the clock — was a painful example of the fact that...

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