The Lure of Baseball

The Lure of Baseball

As half the nation eagerly awaits the next game of the World Series, the other half looks on in puzzlement at what could be so enthralling about grown men hitting a little ball and running around in circles. Baseball fans who cannot articulate why they love the game...
Let’s Take Back Columbus Day

Let’s Take Back Columbus Day

More than a century ago, America celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage of discovery by hosting an enormous worlds fair on the shores of Lake Michigan. This Worlds Columbian Exposition featured statues of the great explorer, replicas...
Columbus Day Celebrates Western Civilization

Columbus Day Celebrates Western Civilization

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, opening a sea route to vast uncharted territories that awaited the spread of Western civilization. Centuries later, the ensuing cultural migration culminated in the birth and explosive growth of the...

Supreme Court Disappointments

Where do individual rights come from? You’d think that if anyone knows the answer, it would be America’s top judges. But you would be wrong. On this basic question conservative and liberal judges alike are locked into a crucial error about America’s...

What About Private Health Emergencies?

Just when swine flu was expected to peak, it has mysteriously faded from view. Now that Americans are no longer queuing up for vaccine, some 71 million doses (part of a $1.6 billion tax-funded program) are likely to be trashed upon expiration. While baffled health...

The Joy of Football

As half the nation eagerly awaits the kickoff of the Super Bowl, the other half looks on in wonderment at what could be so enthralling about grown men running up and down a field carrying an oblong ball.   Football fans who cannot articulate why they feel such...

Nationalization Is Theft

  For years, the Canadian operator of a huge Venezuelan gold project known as Las Cristinas has been seeking an environmental permit to start digging. Well, Crystallex International Corporation can stop waiting–the mine is being nationalized as part of...
Let General Motors Go Bankrupt

Let General Motors Go Bankrupt

General Motors, having sucked up $9.4 billion of taxpayer cash since Christmas, now desperately craves the remaining $4 billion authorized by President Bush for disbursement in February. And come March, once that new money has disappeared down the Detroit drain hole,...

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