Cover CNN's (Aman)poor parrot

by Ilana Mercer -- (Courtesy Newsbusters.org) As a parent, what do you fear most? Your youngster "finding" Jesus, Jehovah or Allah? Faced with those choices, would you prefer that she come home more…

In defense of Michael Vick, Part 2

by Ilana Mercer -- Let us begin with a species-correct, English-language primer: Illegal alien Jose Carranza ("allegedly") executed three American college students (the fourth survived). Michael Vick did not "execute eight dogs," more…

In defense of Michael Vick

by Ilana Mercer -- Hounding Vick While ranting about NFL quarterback Michael Vick for his alleged dog fighting activities, CNN talker Nancy Grace added another charge to her brilliant "legal" brief: Vick's more…

A walk in the constitutional Woods

by Ilana Mercer -- Thomas E. Woods Jr. has some credentials. And I don't mean his Ivy-League education (a degree from Harvard and three from Columbia), his New York Times best-selling-author status, more…

Aliens in their hometown

by Ilana Mercer -- Although open-border libertarians shelve both their tolerance and their free-market economics when it comes to immigration, it is well worth reminding these tinny ideologues that individuals attach different more…

Jackass Cooper and the 1-trick donkeys

by Ilana Mercer -- "Tarting up" and "dumbing down" the news is how veteran reporter Dan Rather dubbed Katie Couric's effect on the "CBS Evening News." The job description does not belong more…

Brains and beauty

by Ilana Mercer -- One of the nicest things writer Peter Brimelow ever said to me was that I reminded him of Barbara Amiel Black. In the age of the shallow, shrill, more…

George W. Bush: Bad to the bone

by Ilana Mercer -- Bush is destroying the country (national debt: $9 trillion; national identity: Babel). But try and saddle him with that responsibility and you come up against reams of rationalizations, more…

2 movie gems amid a lot of Hollywood hooey

by Ilana Mercer -- Hollywood no longer offers entertainment. Instead, activism has replaced acting, and sermons have supplanted stories. Instead of a good yarn, you get a yawn. To fully appreciate what more…

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…