Benedict the Brave

by Ilana Mercer -- Those capable of following a rational argument understood the significance and purpose of Pope Benedict XVI's words at the University of Regensburg. He did not misspeak; he was more…

Amanpour's dhimmi documentary

by Ilana Mercer -- Clad in her trademark butch safari suits (one khaki, another red), Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, took off "in the footsteps of Bin Laden." In the eponymous more…

Remember Reno!

by Ilana Mercer -- Back in the day, the law was intended as a bulwark against government abuses. It has now become an implement of government, to be utilized by all-knowing rulers more…

The plight that never shuts up

by Ilana Mercer -- An import from "liberated" Iraq, hostage taking is an increasingly popular pastime in the Palestinian Authority. There are no aversive consequences such as, say, punishment. Opportunity costs are more…

Bernhard barfed

by Ilana Mercer -- I know who Sarah Bernhardt was, but I had never heard of Sandra Bernhard – that is until I saw a commercial she recently cut for MAC, the more…

Lunatic government occupies airports

by Ilana Mercer -- "Keep it random" is the motto of the madmen who run the Transportation Security Administration. "Unpredictability," says the TSA's website, is key to securing (or is it tormenting) more…

The Hebraic bond

by Ilana Mercer -- "Why is America so much more pro-Israeli than Europe?" The Economist recently posed this question and, peremptorily, answered it: "The Israeli lobby (AIPAC) and the religious right." The more…

One man's malady, another man's fetish

by Ilana Mercer -- Well, well, it appears the South Park depiction of Mel Gibson bouncing off walls he had freshly ''coated'' in bodily waste is not far off. Gibson didn't quite more…

Israel needs precision Pac Men

by Ilana Mercer -- Despite a gutsy effort, Israeli ground forces are suffering heavy losses in close-quarter combat with Hezbollah guerrillas. The terrorist-cum-political organization, you recall, started the hostilities by crossing into more…

Israel risks squandering moral high ground

by Ilana Mercer -- A clear recognition that Israel is engaged in a just war against warlords that seek her demise has finally begun to emerge. No less a left-liberal source as more…