Back to the future with gold

by Doug Casey -- Throughout history – with only rare exceptions, like the years since 1971 when the U.S. dollar dropped all links to gold – few people perceived gold as an more…

Strange times at Santa Monica High

by Larry Elder -- What causes poverty? A Santa Monica, Calif., high school teacher required his class to write an essay to address this question. Steve Miller, one of his students, attributed more…

Build them back!

by Ann Coulter -- Since Sept. 11, we have been authoritatively informed that buildings as tall as the World Trade Center will never be built again. A "consensus" quickly emerged among city more…

Threats to rule of law in America

by Walter Williams -- Institutions – established law, custom and practices – matter and should not be ignored. How is it that Western Europe and the United States managed to amass unprecedented more…

Rewarding deviancy

by Joseph Farah -- You'll recall reading about the now-famous stripper mom. Christina Silvas enrolled her kindergarten daughter in a conservative Christian school in Sacramento, Calif. She agreed in writing to uphold more…

A tale of two conflicts

by Hal Lindsey -- Never was the old adage, "politics makes strange bedfellows" more appropriate than when examining Washington's curious love-hate relationship with organized terror. Officially, we deplore terror and terror states more…

Whose property is it anyway?

by Ilana Mercer -- Violation of property rights by government hardly raises objections. If it did, the appropriate reaction to the banning by John Magaw of firearms in the cockpit would be: more…

American roots of 21st-century wars

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- "Ideas Have Consequences" was written by the young conservative scholar Richard Weaver, after he had witnessed the carnage World War II had visited upon his civilization. And if more…

Costco vs. the church

by Hugh Hewitt -- The scent of Dairy City has turned sour. The city of Cypress, Calif. – originally named Dairy City when it formed in 1956 – condemned 18 acres belonging more…

Harping on world peace

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- The awful events of Sept. 11 and beyond have galvanized Julia Haines, an extraordinarily talented and caring East Coast harpist, composer and educator to expand her musical gifts more…