The sorry moral state of the Union

by Ilana Mercer -- Judging from the close agreement between public opinion polls and government policy, the crowds – and not the elites – are generally in control of the country. According more…

Border invasion abroad,border betrayal at home

by Ilana Mercer -- Truth is not hard to ascertain. The dictionary speaks of truth as the "conformity to fact or reality." Conservatives, who twisted like circus contortionists to evade Bush's misrepresentation more…

The criminal's theoretical enablers

by Ilana Mercer -- Anti-incarceration activists are doing a great deal of breast beating over the number of inmates in the U.S. prison system – there were 2,166,260 at yearend 2002. Their more…

Hollywood's hateful hooey about the South

by Ilana Mercer -- Confronting Tolkien's mediocre, myth-obsessed mind, Hugo Dyson, a member of Tolkien's inner circle, let rip with a spontaneous slip of the tongue. As related by writer Kevin Michael more…

Outsourcing American lives

by Ilana Mercer -- The McKinsey Global Institute's preferred idiom for what they do is, "To work with executives to improve a company's performance." But many understand that this is code for more…

'Exporting' high-tech jobs

by Ilana Mercer -- It's hard to tell who does a more energetic St. Vitus' dance when the "outsourcing" of high-tech jobs is mentioned: economic protectionists or free traders. St. Vitus was more…

The return of the prodigal feminist

by Ilana Mercer -- It's now all the rage to be a recovering feminist. Just about every such 12-stepper who writes a mea culpa book exposing feminist follies is celebrated as a more…

In defense of a ditz

by Ilana Mercer -- Editor's note: The following column refers to language which will be offensive to some readers.Poor Jessica Simpson. She's under attack both from starchy conservatives and from degenerate DJs, more…

Who's the boss –
Israel or the U.S.?

by Ilana Mercer -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad recently gave voice to a growing consensus in the Muslim world. He, along with many Palestinian Authority leaders and "intellectuals," countless Islamic clerics, more…