U.S. military gone Gaga, making Osama smile

by Ilana Mercer -- In 2002, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, then Osama bin Laden's spokesman, gave an interview to an Algerian newspaper in which he mocked the American campaign to dismantle al-Qaida, calling more…

Crazy like a fox

by Ilana Mercer -- From Cleveland, Ohio, Obama issued forth this week with renewed vigor. Media plaudits notwithstanding, the president's words were either inane or simply insane. An instance of "insane" was more…

Brussels: Obama's new Mecca

by Ilana Mercer -- In its quest for "a more perfect union, a more perfect world," no less, President Barack Obama's State Department has issued a "Universal Periodic Review on Human Rights" more…

The 2 parties' question: How much to steal

by Ilana Mercer -- "How do you know there is going to be an economic recovery," Greta Van Susteren asked GOP dummy Dana Perino. "There always is; these things go in cycles," more…

Statism starts with YOU!

by Ilana Mercer -- Why did federal regulators not intervene sooner? A tragedy could have been averted. That was the first demand made following the accidental death of eight spectators, and the more…

Tea party caves to the 'Ministry Of Truth'

by Ilana Mercer -- How can you be certain that a grass-roots, decentralized movement is in the process of being thoroughly co-opted by the political establishment? Here's one telling sign: A campaign more…

Meet Saint Shirley Sherrod

by Ilana Mercer -- "Expectations tend to be self-fulfilling," said an anonymous wag. Expect nothing and you'll get nothing. Except very little and that's all you'll get. In modern-day USA, a kid more…

Libertarian (trade) deficits

by Ilana Mercer -- Libertarian economist Don Boudreaux recently fired off a condescending note to Lou Dobbs, after pounding the broadcaster to a pulp on the John Stossel Fox Business television show: more…