Fools beware

by Doug Casey -- This piece ran in International Speculator in December, along with a bunch of short sale recommendations. Right now you're probably saying to yourself, "So what? That was then; more…

Music-inspired killing

by Thomas Jipping -- "He said a song inspired him." So said 15-year-old Neil O'Grady of fellow 15-year-old Charles Williams, who on March 5 was arrested for shooting up Santana High School more…

Is God getting too big?

by Craige McMillan -- God, it seems -- and those who believe in Him -- require too much space. That is the conclusion of at least one county council, which has opted more…

The silence of the lambs

by J.R. Nyquist -- "Why aren't Americans more patriotic?" a Russian defector once asked me. "Because they are too busy shopping and having fun," I replied. One might ask why Americans walk more…

The government's protection racket

by Llewellyn Rockwell Jr. -- Everyone in Washington is talking tax cuts, but the IRS has a different idea in mind, and it's not compassion for tax evaders. In what the agency bills more…

Deflation and rising prices?

by Jude Wanniski -- To: Martin Wolf, Financial Times From: Jude Wanniski Re: Gold and Oil I'm delighted to have your question about how we could be experiencing deflation when price indices more…

Bush's road to an energy tax

by Alan Keyes -- Events before and after the election have only confirmed that President Bush was indeed right to put tax relief at the center of his domestic agenda. With the more…

Just say 'yes' to drug war?

by Joel Miller -- Conservatives are a peculiar bunch when it comes to drugs. While they smoke cigars and quaff jiggers of scotch, they drum their hands in thunderous applause when a more…

The 'Evander Factor'

by Jon Dougherty -- If you don't follow boxing, you may not know who Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield is. Then again, you may, because he's quite a guy and spends a more…

Spy vs. spy

by Hal Lindsey -- Accused FBI spy Robert Hanssen was denied bail at his hearing on Tuesday, sending the accused traitor back to prison to await trial. Hanssen, according to the FBI, more…