Wafa wows the West (but not Muslims and media)

by Ilana Mercer -- Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American psychiatrist, has been at the center of a journalistic blizzard ever since debating – and devastating – an Egyptian professor of religious studies, Dr. more…

Virtuous Vikings

by Ilana Mercer -- In "The Cartoons and the Camel in the Room," I declared prematurely that one of the media's central stupidities was to debate how offensive the 12 Jyllands-Posten cartoons more…

The People vs. Dubya & Dubai

by Ilana Mercer -- The Dubai debacle has all the attractions of Brer Rabbit's tar baby. Unfortunately, the political foxes of the deal that will transfer the operation of six or more more…

The 'presstitutes' vs. the VP

by Ilana Mercer -- I'm no fan of Vice President Cheney or his boss. Still less am I enamored of the media – liberal and illiberal. They are, for the most, enablers more…

Buchanan of Arabia

by Ilana Mercer -- "Dhimmitude, or dementia" – take your pick – is how commentator Lawrence Auster lamented Patrick J. Buchanan's recent lapses. Mr. Buchanan has come out against the Danes for more…

The cartoons and the camel in the room

by Ilana Mercer -- "Strange it is, that men should admit the validity of the arguments for free discussion, but object to their being 'pushed to an extreme'; not seeing that unless more…

Democracy a la Dubya

by Ilana Mercer -- To democratize or not to democratize In his State of the Union address, the president branded the United States as the world's "partner for a better life." He more…

Shafting boys

by Ilana Mercer -- Boys (and men) have been in trouble for some time, but "progressives" have only just noticed. In "The Trouble with Boys," Newsweek, a representative of the species, articulates more…

Israel's folly

by Ilana Mercer -- Israel doesn't lack problems. Iran's Ahmadinejad says the Holocaust never happened, but promises to remedy that by razing Israel to the ground. Or relocating her. He then accelerated more…