Conservatives for killing Terri

by Ilana Mercer -- I can think of only two occasions on which I agreed with George Bush. Both involved the upholding of the people's negative, or leave-me-alone, rights. The first was more…

It's about federalism, stupid!

by Ilana Mercer -- Last year, President Bush officiated at an adopt-an-embryo ceremony at the White House. It was an odd convention intended to symbolically protest a vote in the House to more…

Manly no more

by Ilana Mercer -- I was stocking up on groceries at Fred Meyer when I heard this fretful falsetto. "Honey, look at these ingredients. Oh my God. Check the percentage of trans more…

Job: Jewish individualist

by Ilana Mercer -- I got thinking about the book of Job after La Coulter made fun of Howard Dean for choosing Job as his favorite "New Testament reading." Dean is an more…

The logic of La Raza libertarians

by Ilana Mercer -- Last week, cable networks and mainstream press celebrated the birth of the 300-millionth American. Segments and stories abounded emphasizing the glories of high-population density and Tower-of-Babel diversity. In more…

Calling bin Laden's bluff

by Ilana Mercer -- Many factors have combined to mythologize Osama bin Laden. The ineptness of his enemies, for one: That we Americans have been incapable of capturing him does wonders for more…

Conservatives in name only

by Ilana Mercer -- The sexual shenanigans of Mark Foley and their cover-up are less indicative of the collapse of conservatism in the Republican establishment than is the Iraq misadventure. True, if more…

America's open house

by Ilana Mercer -- If career criminal Juan Leonardo Quintero had been kept out of the country or in the clink, where he belonged, Houston police officer Rodney Johnson, father of five, more…

Benedict the Brave

by Ilana Mercer -- Those capable of following a rational argument understood the significance and purpose of Pope Benedict XVI's words at the University of Regensburg. He did not misspeak; he was more…

Amanpour's dhimmi documentary

by Ilana Mercer -- Clad in her trademark butch safari suits (one khaki, another red), Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, took off "in the footsteps of Bin Laden." In the eponymous more…