'The Israel Test'

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- In his new book, "The Israel Test" (Richard Vigilante Books), George Gilder has written a superlative defense of capitalism and how it relates to Israel becoming the world's more…

Our politically correct holiday stamps

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- It seems that the United States Postal Service is so anxious to prove that the United States is no longer a Christian nation, that it has produced a more…

Homeschooling and socialism

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Is homeschooling compatible with socialism and vice-versa? Apparently not, for homeschooling means parental control of education, and that is anathema to socialists.The most important institution in a socialist more…

Totalitarian government, here we come

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- My dictionary defines the adjective totalitarian as "a government or state in which one political party or group maintains complete control under a dictatorship and bans all others." more…

How to interrogate a terrorist

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Now that President Obama has banned the use of "torture" in the CIA's interrogation of terrorists, I would like to offer a few ideas on how to extract more…

Why big city newspapers are dying

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- The recent announcement by the New York Times that it might close down the venerable Boston Globe, unless the paper can cut costs and begin to make money, more…

The meaning of Easter

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- The American holiday calendar commemorates religious, patriotic and secular events. The year starts with New Year's Day and ends in a blaze of light and music with Christmas, more…

Separating school and state

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- Marshall Fritz The death of Marshall Fritz on Nov. 4, 2008, reminds us not only of the fragility of human life but also of how much we owe more…

Happy 2009?

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- I don't look forward to 2009. Yes, after two and a half months of winter we will have spring and summer, but that's not enough to make up more…

The meaning of Christmas

by Samuel Blumenfeld -- This Christmas is like no other since the Great Depression. Although the holiday is as commercialized as ever, the response of the public has been rather muted. Economic more…