'A Christmas Story':
Nullified by the state

by Ilana Mercer -- Set in the 1940s, the film "A Christmas Story" depicts a series of family vignettes through the eyes of 9-year-old Ralphie, who yearns for that gift of all more…

The solution to Sami (Al-Arian)

by Ilana Mercer -- "Man, that Ilana Mercer is a real neocon; she thinks inciting jihad can be considered a crime. Free speech, dude. And, like, a guy gets a gig as more…

Crucifying Conrad (Black)

by Ilana Mercer -- Mention Justice Department Uberbloodhound Patrick Fitzgerald and the Securities and Exchange Commission in one breath, and even the dimmest libertarian ought to see a flash of warning lights. more…

No-fault forgiveness is fatal

by Ilana Mercer -- Shortly after Michael and Cathryn Borden of Lititz, Pa., were slain by their daughter's boyfriend (David Ludwig), family and clergy – at least those who presented themselves to more…

Get with the global program, Gaul

by Ilana Mercer -- When America's news cartel woke up to one of 2005's biggest stories – Muslims running riot across France – the response from many a neoconservative was to gloat. more…

Rah-rah for rioters

by Ilana Mercer -- The darling buds of France – her raging Muslim youths – conjure a skit from the "Life of Brian," John Cleese's parody of Judea under Rome. Reg and more…

For the love of Islam

by Ilana Mercer -- My unremarkable contention that the president sustains a love affair with Islam drew ire from the tin-foil-hat faithful, one of whom wrote: Excuse me, but what planet do more…

Dear Al (Zarqawi) ...

by Ilana Mercer -- After reading Ayman al-Zawahiri's creepy letter to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, discovered in Iraq, I guessed immediately how the apologists would explain it away: a forgery! Right I was. more…

Bush's bastardized 'conservatism'

by Ilana Mercer -- Call it hope against hope, but I've been hoping the president's new Supreme Court nomination would prove to be the cathartic event to push his loyalists over the more…