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…

Reality on the Palestinian ground

by Ilana Mercer -- The late Rachel Corrie's parents got a taste of the violent society their daughter died defending. On one of their religiously regular pilgrimages to the Palestinian Authority, gunmen more…

Satan's little helpers

by Ilana Mercer -- The Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently referred to Israel as "the occupying regime of Al-Quds [Jerusalem]," describing it as a "disgraceful blot" that ought to be "wiped off more…

2005's hottest trends

by Ilana Mercer -- "A Heart, a Cross, and a Flag" were the things that Peggy Noonan saw "rise from the rubble" of post-Sept. 11 America. By 2005, a very different set more…

'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…