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…

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…