Exporting democracy

by Ilana Mercer -- Our leaders lie about many things, not least that we waged war on Iraq in "self-defense." But they don't lie when they boast about America being a democracy. more…

No rights for animals!

by Ilana Mercer -- A vague anxiety underlies the media's preoccupation with the recent attacks on people by predators – Roy Horn of the "Siegfried and Roy" act was mauled by a more…

Bush's socialist sympathies

by Ilana Mercer -- Thinking about the deficit isn't easy, and not only because of the stupefying sums involved. The difficulty arises because we apply a different standard to government misconduct than more…

Blame the Jews

by Ilana Mercer -- Although the administration's Jewish neoconservatives share the same policy positions as their gentile compatriots, they are being portrayed – at times subtly, at times not so subtly – more…

Bring 'em home, Mr. Bush

by Ilana Mercer -- When American cable news channels report on the scandals plaguing Tony Blair in the aftermath of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, you'd think they were speaking of a more…

Bush is a neoconservative

by Ilana Mercer -- It's a positive sign when conservative commentators rush to defend President Bush from being defiled by the neoconservative label. The tag, thankfully, is becoming a pejorative. They will, more…

The nature of the Jewish state

by Ilana Mercer -- Just when you thought the extremist anti-Israel campaigning could not get any worse, from the palsied haters come more charges: Zionism is intellectually consistent with Jim Crow racism. more…

Judge Moore and the Godless 14th Amendment

by Ilana Mercer -- Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore paid for and placed a granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the Alabama judicial building, where he presides. This more…

Foaming at the mouth over Israel

by Ilana Mercer -- "Libertarians Who Loathe Israel" continued to generate a stream of fascinating letters throughout the week. These generally confirmed the column's thesis. Part of the hostility so many libertarians more…

Libertarians who loathe Israel

by Ilana Mercer -- Admittedly, there is a lot about the Israeli side of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute to be critical of. For one, demolishing the homes of a terrorist's family isn't just more…