John Maynard Keynes: Where's the genius? Part 1

by Ilana Mercer -- The following is the first part of my conversation with Benn Steil. Dr. Steil is senior fellow and director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. more…

Who's killing whom? Speak up, O'Reilly!

by Ilana Mercer -- Beggars can't be choosers. Those who've never hesitated to tell the truth about the hue of hatred in America are elated. Someone more powerful has stepped up to more…

The latter-day Rome lives and kills

by Ilana Mercer -- Libertarian extraordinaire John Stossel asks the right questions. He doesn't always arrive at the right answers. The questions Mr. Stossel poses on his Fox-Business TV show, small mercies, more…

Rubio's immigration bill a statist's dream

by Ilana Mercer -- The "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744)" is statist through-and-through. This is one thing one can state unequivocally about the Gang of Eight's immigration bill. more…

The Colosseum of courtroom cretins

by Ilana Mercer -- American mainstream media is a Colosseum of cretins. Take the attorney for the Trayvon Martin family, Jasmine Rand. Ms. Rand objected to the acquittal of Mr. Zimmerman, in more…

IRS? Demolish the den of iniquity

by Ilana Mercer -- House Republicans are waging a symbolic and futile battle to slash the Internal Revenue Service's budget by $3 billion. Republicans, according to reports, want the tax-collectors to pay more…

Independence and the Declaration of Secession

by Ilana Mercer -- "Tea party," "patriot," "Constitution" and "Bill of Rights": these keywords are the very stuff of the American Revolution, which took place during the last half of the 18th more…

Paula Deen, tell 'em all to go to hell

by Ilana Mercer -- I miss journalist Andrew Breitbart. Although he was not a libertarian, he was at least interesting, and certainly courageous. "Go to hell" was the late Mr. Breitbart's message more…

The Evergreen State's profligate oink sector

by Ilana Mercer -- By now, Americans with a modicum of cerebral alacrity have a sense of the attitude among Washington state Democrats toward the immutable right of the people to keep more…

Thank you for your service, Mr. Snowden

by Ilana Mercer -- A heroic American whistleblower chooses, oh-so wisely, to expose Uncle Sam's usurpations to the veteran reporters of the British Guardian and not to the partisan hacks of the more…