Assange is us

by Ilana Mercer -- Judge Andrew Napolitano, the anchor of Fox Business' "Freedom Watch," has expressed his doubts as to whether Army soldier Pfc. Bradley Manning could have single-handedly gained access to more…

The Founding Fathers deconstructed

by Ilana Mercer -- Following a conference last month in Baltimore, I decamped to Old Town Alexandria (still occupied federal territory) to do some sightseeing. The idea was to stay away from more…

Insider trading laws = information socialism

by Ilana Mercer -- It's easy to be thrown off scent when trying to divine the vague, ill-defined, unconstitutional laws under which the Securities and Exchange Commission hunts for corporate prey. Suffice more…

TSA: Homegrown terrorism (& cretinism)

by Ilana Mercer -- The TSA continues to roger and radiate American fliers without let. The Transportation Security Administrating chief, John Pistole, has promised Americans that his department's X-rated scan and fondle more…

Congress: Call off your TSA attack dogs!

by Ilana Mercer -- When the large African-American woman – in the employ of the American taxpayer to torment the same subjects at the Miami International Airport – summoned me with a more…

Beware of wolves in bipartisan clothing

by Ilana Mercer -- Note: This column contains some suggestive language. The 2010 midterm elections were a bloodbath for the Democratic Party. Because there are no mollifying messages to be had from more…

The 'moronizing' of modern culture

by Ilana Mercer -- Still on the topic of the remarkable book "Edmund Burke," my conversation with Dennis O'Keeffe continues this week. O'Keeffe is professor of sociology at the University of Buckingham more…

Thomas Paine: 18th–century Che Guevara

by Ilana Mercer -- What follows is the first of a two-part conversation with Dennis O'Keeffe, professor of sociology at the University of Buckingham, and senior research fellow at the Institute of more…

A vote for Chile's president

by Ilana Mercer -- President Barack Obama took to the podium well before President Sebastian Piñera did. Chile's president bided his time patiently with the group of rescue workers in hard hats, more…

Picnic time for teddy bears

by Ilana Mercer -- A man from my neck of the woods was mauled by a bear. A politician, to be more accurate. John Chelminiak, who is alive but disfigured for life, more…