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…

Media bias GOP's biggest battle

by Larry Elder -- On Jan. 22, 1993, Peter Jennings of ABC News reported on Bill Clinton's first initiative as president: "President Clinton keeps his word on abortion rights. President Clinton kept more…

Hollywood goes Havana, again

by Joseph Farah -- I noticed many of Hollywood's worst and dumbest recently returned from a visit to the totalitarian island prison known as Cuba. The group included the editor of Vanity more…

Oxygen standards for airplanes?

by Jon Dougherty -- Get ready for the next set of rules and regulations that will make air travel even more expensive and potentially more dangerous than it already is -- unless more…

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…

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…

Educrats and elite arrogance

by Walter Williams -- Here's a question prompted by my recent rereading of Leonard Read's The Myth of the See-It-All, in "The Coming Aristocracy" (1969). Incidentally, Read founded the New York-based Foundation more…