Collectivist calculations

by Ilana Mercer -- Remember the little Iraqi boy with the charred torso, whose arms were blown away by an American dumb bomb? Although Baghdad's hospitals, such that they are, are full more…

On pimps and 'presstitutes'

by Ilana Mercer -- The Faustian bargain hundreds of embedded journalists struck with the military involved capitulating to an elaborate set of limits and conditions. Embeds, for instance, were supervised by the more…

David Frum: Son of Uncle Sam

by Ilana Mercer -- William Rusher of the Claremont Institute is right. There is an ideological war between Bush's social democrats, known as neoconservatives, and those of us who stand on the more…

In bed with the military

by Ilana Mercer -- Embedded with the military must be a euphemism for in bed with the military, which is how a truly shameful episode in American TV journalism is shaping up. more…

Betraying brave boys

by Ilana Mercer -- War makes the memories of the boys I knew – and who are no longer alive – come flooding back. I grew up in Israel, and lived through more…

The Jewish connection

by Ilana Mercer -- Patrick Buchanan issued a passionate "J'accuse" against the neoconservative "cabal" in the Bush team. His persuasive polemic in the American Conservative identified the clique as consisting of Jews more…

'Just War' for dummies

by Ilana Mercer -- Without let, the United States continues to bully its way to war, bribing one opponent (Turkey) with American taxpayers' funds and thus attempting to suppress and subvert a more…

Immolation by immigration

by Ilana Mercer -- There has been some fuss about the qualifications of Eduardo Aguirre, President Bush's newly appointed head of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. Much of the fuss, more…

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…