Walk like an Egyptian

by Ilana Mercer -- This just in: The Secret Service, backed by the District of Columbia Police Department, is battling thousands of protesters outside President Barack Obama's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue "palace," prompting more…

The fiscal cliff: a lemming's lunacy

by Ilana Mercer -- Since the chicken-little metaphor is hackneyed, let us use the alleged lunacy of the lemming as a metaphor for the prattle that rises from the cattle that is more…

Standing armies commandeered by cowards

by Ilana Mercer -- In "Letters from Iceland," W. H. Auden reflected on "the cold controlled ferocity of the human species." The latest flare-up in the cold war between Hamas and Israel more…

Whoring and warring in the military: What's new?

by Ilana Mercer -- There's David Petraeus, former CIA director, formerly a four-star general who cultivated his own celebrity. There's his mistress-cum-stalker, the bombastic, narcissistic Paula Broadwell, who despite – or, rather, more…

The D-Bomb has dropped

by Ilana Mercer -- In our democracy – for we are no longer a republic that upholds individual rights and limits central power – you vote not for the representative who will more…

Mining Mitt's apartheid moment

by Ilana Mercer -- During the final presidential debate, Republican contender Mitt Romney got my hackles up (unnecessarily) with the following invocation of apartheid: "I would also make sure that [Iran's] diplomats more…

The perils of presidential 'Yellow Peril' fever

by Ilana Mercer -- In the course of the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney was asked to differentiate himself from the justifiably despised George W. Bush. The Republican presidential contender, who has more…

Winning a battle of wits with a half-wit

by Ilana Mercer -- It was hard not to feel sorry for President Barack Obama during what was the first of three presidential debates. The dejected demeanor and the perpetually lowered gaze more…