As she lay dying

by Ilana Mercer -- I've yet to hear one liberal enunciate in the Terri Schiavo case the principle that moral law supersedes man's law. But whether they defer to reason or to more…

The end of democracy

by Ilana Mercer -- James Madison was not a democrat. He denounced popular rule as "incompatible with personal security or the rights of property." Democracy, he observed, must be confined to a more…

Needed: A Leave the Children Behind Act!

by Ilana Mercer -- I know this is hypothetical. And I know the competing presidential looters aren't interested. But the proper focus of their destructive capabilities should be the federal Department of more…

Internment chic

by Ilana Mercer -- Even Sean Hannity, always eager to consider gratuitous bombing and killing, had a hard time with Michelle Malkin's latest book, "In Defense of Internment: The Case for 'Racial more…

Compete, don't kill

by Ilana Mercer -- Comedian Lily Tomlin once said that "98 percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy 2 percent that get all more…

He contorts, I decide

by Ilana Mercer -- There's a reason Bill O'Reilly often refers to what exits his motor mouth as "theses" and "analyses." It's known in psychology as overcompensating for one's inadequacies, in this more…

Vote and die

by Ilana Mercer -- Rapper P. Diddy and actor Ben Affleck have something in common other than the asinine Jennifer Lopez. At Mr. Diddy's instigation, Affleck and a posse of "sexy people," more…

U.N. on the wrong side of the fence

by Ilana Mercer -- Given the institution's palpable bad faith, it is no surprise that Israel did not consent to be judged by the International Court of Justice. This U.N.-sanctioned court condemned more…

Thomas Jefferson vs. the Libertarian Party

by Ilana Mercer -- Not allowing the clouds to cap one's vision is an admirable quality, but allowing them to cloud reality is hardly praiseworthy. The principled positions of the Libertarian Party more…