Carter's Man in Managua

Former President Jimmy Carter’s recent trip to Cuba prompted much talk among pundits over his role as an ex-president. From building houses for the poor to monitoring elections in the

The Regulation Scam

I no longer blame the media for being biased. I’ve realized it’s not their fault. Some concepts New York Times writers and CNN anchors just cannot process. Their brains won’t

Slave to the Polls

On December 10, 1998, as the media attacked Republicans preparing for the impeachment vote for daring to “overturn a democratic election,” a USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll found that 71% of respondents

The Myth of Tyranny

Inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty are these words of Benjamin Franklin: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither

Legends of the SuperBowl

Super Bowl Sunday is about more than football. It’s about legends — not just Joe Namath, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw, but “Bloody Sunday” and “The Great Toilet Flush” as

A Choice Too Far

A Choice Too Far

The current debate over how our government should respond to the threat of terrorism is focused on the tradeoffs between security and liberty. This debate assumes that the government is

A Lot To ANSWER For In Manhattan

A group calling itself ANSWER (Act Now To Stop War & End Racism) met at a Unitarian Universalist church in Midtown Manhattan early this month as part of the broad-based

Tyranny on a Smaller Scale

All this talk of human cloning, genetic enhancements, and the like is threatening the uneasy partnership between the two major elements of conservatism. The libertarian strain, generally in support of