America: Your benefactor is never the state

by Ilana Mercer -- The marketplace brings plenty; the state does the opposite. Yet not a day goes by when consumers, ignorant of the forces that feed, clothe, cure, employ, entertain them more…

Dying for Obama's deadly dogma

by Ilana Mercer -- Africa, like Trayvon Martin, is extremely important to Barack Obama. "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," the president said famously about the slain teenager. His more…

Jihad’s homegrown enablers

by Ilana Mercer -- "Is this treason?" asked Megyn Kelly. The Fox News anchor was referring to American citizens who had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and expected to more…

All the president's women (well, almost)

by Ilana Mercer -- The pols and the pundits are cut up about a breach or two in the White House's formidably protected perimeter. The People should not be. Working for government more…

D'Souza's epic 'America' error

by Ilana Mercer -- There are certainly good things about Dinesh D'Souza's film "America: Imagine a World Without Her," as sharp-eyed critics like Jack Kerwick have observed. But those don't matter much more…

Leave ISIS to the homies

by Ilana Mercer -- There was a great cry throughout the land. Non-stop propaganda from a monolithic media-military-congressional complex had convinced a petrified people of the need for a military offensive in more…

Killing English by Bill O'Reilly

by Ilana Mercer -- The brilliant Richard Burton exulted in his love of English. "I am as thrilled by the English language as I am by a lovely woman," exclaimed the great more…

ISIS is Islam

by Ilana Mercer -- "ISIL" is how President Barack Obama refers to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He pronounces it as one would the last syllable in "Moishel," giving more…

Masada on Mount Sinjar

by Ilana Mercer -- The year was A.D. 70. Jerusalem had been sacked, the Temple destroyed. In revolt against the Romans, the Jewish Zealots fled to Masada, a fortress "located atop an more…