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The Alien Among Us

The Alien Among Us

Guest Commentary

Most of those involved in the immigration debate agree that immigration policy needs to be reformed. How to reform the system exactly is a matter of considerably greater disagreement.

Immigration is a complex issue affected by numerous factors … More>

Sex, Life, and Death

Sex, Life, and Death

Two summers ago, while passing through an airport, I caught a TV news story: double homicide in Ohio. The victims were a young woman and the nine-month-old fetus she was carrying. The murderer was her lover, the unborn baby’s father.… More>

Washington’s Masque of the Red Death

Washington’s Masque of the Red Death

New administrations normally inspire commentators into rummaging through a thesaurus to extract that single phrase or word that is apposite to the times. Instead musing about a reincarnation of The Square Deal, The New Deal, The Great Society, or the … More>

Cap-and-Trade Update

Cap-and-Trade Update

On Sept. 30, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA) unveiled their proposal for cap-and-trade (C&T) legislation. The Senate bill calls for a 20 percent reduction of U.S. CO2 emissions by 2020, and an 80 percent reduction by 2050—targets … More>

Hope vs. Appeasement

Hope vs. Appeasement

In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama reached out to the world’s rogue leaders, telling them, “We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”

No doubt, this sentiment and the worldview that underlies it have … More>

The Philosophy of Mao and Mother Teresa?

The Philosophy of Mao and Mother Teresa?

“[T]he death of ten to twenty million people is nothing to be afraid of.”
—Mao Tse-tung

“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life More>

Obama and the Verbal Culture

Obama and the Verbal Culture

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama demonstrates at least three important points about the current political scene. First, in a one-word Joe Bidenesque fashion, Mr. Obama’s selection can be described as amazing, stupendous, fantastic, and … More>

The Nobel Committee Dishonors Itself

The Nobel Committee Dishonors Itself

Even CNN was shocked. Even the Obama White House was shocked.

“Only nine months into his presidency,” reported a baffled CNN news anchor this morning. “President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement made jaws drop even … More>

A Teachable Moment on Communist China

A Teachable Moment on Communist China

When I first heard it, I didn’t believe it. Alas, it’s true.

Last week, New York City’s Empire State Building was aglow in red and yellow. Why? To commemorate the 60thanniversary of the victorious revolution of the People’s … More>

New Life for the CTBT

New Life for the CTBT

Guest Commentary

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), an agreement which would ban all nuclear tests, may soon be revived from its purgatory in the Senate. It was signed by President Clinton in 1996 and rejected by the Senate in … More>

Monetary Madness

Monetary Madness

China, Russia, et al. are talking about shifting their monetary reserves out of U.S. dollars. Gold has hit $1000 per ounce, even though wholesale and retail prices exhibit a deflationary bias. The United Nations has called for a new world … More>

A Nuclear Japan?

A Nuclear Japan?

Sixty-four years ago this month, the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by the first and only wartime use of nuclear weapons. The death toll totaled approximately 200,000. The shock of the unprecedented destructiveness of the weapon, combined … More>