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…

Evil, not ill

by Ilana Mercer -- Be it for his poor prose or his menacing mien, mass murderer Cho Seung-Hui received very little corrective feedback toward the end of his brief and brutal life. more…

Mob gives Imus the ol' heave-ho

by Ilana Mercer -- The future of Don Imus' nationally syndicated CBS radio show clearly hinged less on Les Moonves, CBS' chief executive, than on a lynch mob led by the Reverends more…

Thank you, Nancy Pelosi

by Ilana Mercer -- The White House is furious that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has traveled to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus. Assad is not the only Middle-East leader more…

Mugabe, Mbeki, Maliki: They're our boys

by Ilana Mercer -- "Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader Is Seized," blared the New York Times. "Zimbabwe's police have launched a new crackdown on the opposition," the BBC chimed, decrying the arrest of Morgan more…

'Homie has some rings to kiss'

by Ilana Mercer -- Someone sent me a YouTube depiction of a man and woman, both well-dressed, gliding up an escalator. Suddenly the escalator stops working. The man and woman stay put, more…

'300': Not a top pick with metrosexuals

by Ilana Mercer -- The film "300" is based on a comic-book rendition of the epic Battle of Thermopylae (480 B.C.), in which 7,000 Greeks confronted over 260,000 Persians, intent on invading more…