Wacko Jacko's child play

by Ilana Mercer -- What a relief it was when the peerless broadcaster Maury Povich took up the cudgels in defense of pop singer Michael Jackson. The no-nosed Jackson had come short more…

U.S.: Global governor?

by Ilana Mercer -- The question of American national sovereignty vis-?-vis the U.N. is particularly timely as the calls to ignore the U.N. grow louder every day. The nattering about the threat more…

Much ado about conservatives and pop culture

by Ilana Mercer -- Conservatives are "losing a whole generation of students or are severely impairing their ability to speak to them by not being able to speak to students in their more…

Dumb and dirty neocon artists

by Ilana Mercer -- The syntax-challenged Darell Fowler is one of the more enlightened neoconservative responders to my "Tuned-Out, Turned-On, and Hot for War." And that's not saying much, considering that the more…

Bush's affirmative action ambush

by Ilana Mercer -- In what is surely an unusual move, given that the Bush administration has no legal involvement in the case, the president has announced his intention to file a more…

Tuned-out, turned-on and hot for war

by Ilana Mercer -- Come to think of it, there's a discrepancy between Washington's treatment of North Korea and its treatment of Iraq only if one is searching for a just principle more…

Lancing the Lott

by Ilana Mercer -- "But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt." (Genesis 19:25-27) It's all over now: Lott fleetingly looked back in time and turned to salt, more…

Saddam's sibling rivalry

by Ilana Mercer -- Editor's note: You can now hear Ilana Mercer every Thursday as a weekly regular on the Mark Scott Show!Publicly available CIA reports offer no fresh incriminating evidence against more…