The logic of La Raza libertarians

by Ilana Mercer -- Last week, cable networks and mainstream press celebrated the birth of the 300-millionth American. Segments and stories abounded emphasizing the glories of high-population density and Tower-of-Babel diversity. In more…

Calling bin Laden's bluff

by Ilana Mercer -- Many factors have combined to mythologize Osama bin Laden. The ineptness of his enemies, for one: That we Americans have been incapable of capturing him does wonders for more…

Conservatives in name only

by Ilana Mercer -- The sexual shenanigans of Mark Foley and their cover-up are less indicative of the collapse of conservatism in the Republican establishment than is the Iraq misadventure. True, if more…

America's open house

by Ilana Mercer -- If career criminal Juan Leonardo Quintero had been kept out of the country or in the clink, where he belonged, Houston police officer Rodney Johnson, father of five, more…

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…