Save America from the War Party

by Ilana Mercer -- By agreeing to allow the unconditional return of weapons inspectors, Iraq has done well to expose – sadly, not halt – the Bush administration's unstoppable agenda. This gesture more…

Patricide and prosecutorial misconduct

by Ilana Mercer -- When he discovered that he had unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, Oedipus Rex gouges out his eyes. Not unusual for a hero of Greek mythology, more…

Cradle of corruption

by Ilana Mercer -- When he called for the liberation of the world's poor from poverty at the U.N.'s World Summit for Sustainable Development, South African President Thabo Mbeki was not referring more…

Mutant Marxists in the 'Heart of Darkness'

by Ilana Mercer -- There's a Joseph Conrad kind of symbolism in the location of the United-Nations-sponsored World Summit on Sustainable Development. A collection of central planners has convened in Johannesburg, South more…

Government growth impoverishes

by Ilana Mercer -- Using data from the Congressional Budget Office, Jeff Tucker of the Mises Institute details the Bush administration's orgiastic spending: From October 2001 to March 2002, federal outlays were more…

The importance of boundaries

by Ilana Mercer -- The public diary Not all bloggers (keepers of a web log) are self-aggrandizing. Some bloggers do offer a thoughtful, well-written and ego-unencumbered web diary. The process of a more…

Blame government for the economic bust

by Ilana Mercer -- When The People hoist their pitchforks, government responds. The "Sarbanes-Oxley Act," signed into law by President Bush, is such a response. Also known as the Corporate Corruption Bill, more…

Libertarian wrangling

by Ilana Mercer -- Harry Browne knows how to put a guest at ease on his libertarian show on Radio America. But even a consummate gentleman like Harry can't mask the fact more…

Osama's snickering at our military

by Ilana Mercer -- President Bush's first "National Strategy for Homeland Security" gives the principles of federalism lip service. The recommendations are for the creation of a tiered national response system, which more…

Why read 'Return To Reason'?

by Ilana Mercer -- Taking steps toward a freer society means, first, that the minds of people must be freed. The first step in this direction is to restore reason to the more…