The misery of diversity

by Ilana Mercer -- When an academic discovers what ordinary mortals have known for eons, it's called science. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam has found that diversity is not a strength, but more…

The Palestinian appetite for destruction

by Ilana Mercer -- Jimmy Carter is right. The United States, Israel and the European Union ought to stop favoring Fatah over Hamas. Carter is correct for reasons other than those he more…

The work open-border libertarians won't do

by Ilana Mercer -- Open-border fundamentalists seldom address devastating arguments against their case. Maybe they can't. But they generally prefer to respond to philosophically limp positions. Immigration fetishists seem to like advancing more…

Confess, Clinton – say you're sorry, Sullivan

by Ilana Mercer -- Sen. Hillary Clinton and neoconservative blogger Andrew Sullivan share more than a belief that "Jesus, Muhammad and Socrates are part of the same search for truth." They're both more…

Some advice for Ron Paul

by Ilana Mercer -- For all the talk about democracy, the will of the people got little play during the presidential debate in South Carolina. Polls repeatedly show that 70 percent of more…

Jack Bauer: Federal Zombie

by Ilana Mercer -- We've arrived at the perennial point in the TV series "24" in which the terrorist-fighting protagonist, Jack Bauer, is once again chained by his "colleagues" and "escorted" to more…

That spot of bother on the border

by Ilana Mercer -- In 2004, Time magazine described in detail how illegal aliens rushing the southern border commit property crimes and despoil the environment: When the crowds cross the ranches along more…