Ralph R. Reiland

Ralph R. Reiland is the B. Kenneth Simon professor of free enterprise at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: One Word of Truth Outweighs The World

The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie,” he said. “One word of truth outweighs the world.”

The Unjust Discrimination of Central Planning

Johnnie Cochran's wife, Dale Mason Cochran, hit the jackpot as a member of a victim group in 1996, the year after O.J. was found not guilty of murder. Victimhood can be rewarding.Under a program designed to help companies owned by disadvantaged women or minorities,...

Marxist Molly Ivins Flunks Economics

Upset with President Bush's tax cut plan, columnist Molly Ivins warns that America's more well-to-do taxpayers might go out and doing something unproductive if the government seizes a smaller portion of their incomes."There's no guarantee," Ivins writes, "that rich...

McDonalds Made Me Fat!

Aside from the Democrats predictably complaining that President Bush's tax cut proposal is too pro-rich, the big economic news is that doctors are on strike and McDonald's isn't making a dime. It probably doesn't matter much to Gregory Rhymes that the world's largest...

The Hate America Reflex

It wouldn't be a war without a barrage of stones coming at America from the Left.In the December 2002 issue of Z Magazine, self-described as a place where "The Spirit of Resistance Lives," i.e., chiefly a resistance to capitalism, patriotism and rich white guys,...

Democrats: Still in the Dark

Democrats: Still in the Dark

Last month, we saw how the American people reacted to George W. Bush's first two years in the White House. "Republicans defied history by expanding their House majority in yesterday's midterm elections," reported The Washington Post on the morning after. "Combined...

Which Way Will the Democratic Party Go?

Which Way Will the Democratic Party Go?

Given the unequivocal rout in the Nov. 5 election, there's been no shortage of friendly advice on how the Democratic Party can resuscitate itself. From Sen. Zell Miller, a Georgia Democrat, looking at the prospect that Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco will become...

Mad Dogs of War

My dog Clancy was an oversized Irish Setter with a blockhead and big paws and strong jaws who our son had rescued from the Humane Society after his friend's mom got rid of him because he had, as they say, some issues. One of Clancy's issues was that he had crashed...

The Altar of Death Worship

A video released by the militant Islamic group Hamas shows a proud Naima al-Obeid holding a rifle beside her favorite son, Mahmoud, a 23-year-old college student. Mrs. al-Obeid is saying good-bye to her son as he heads out to kill some Jews. The video starts with a...

How to Fight Terrorism: Bush vs. Clinton

Like three blind mice, Dick Gephardt, Hillary Clinton and James Carville are running around saying they want their eyes opened about what's going on in this country about terrorism. House Minority Leader Gebhardt wants an investigation into "what the White House knew...

Blame America First

I was in the university section of Pittsburgh for a meeting right after the attacks of September 11, just an hour after thousands of people had been burned alive or crushed to death or jumped to their deaths from the top of the inferno that had been the World Trade...

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