Column Archives, 2000 and 1999
|December 28, 2000||||Free
What happened to consent of the governed?
|December 26, 2000||||Memoirs of
There is nothing more satisfying than recovering a buried truth.
|December 21, 2000||||How Washington
Anyone who would suggest that maybe we already had all the government we needed in the days of (say) Jimmy Carter would be deemed a right-wing extremist.
|December 19, 2000||||Abe Lincoln,
Lincoln believed that freed blacks couldnt stay in America.
|December 14, 2000||||Popular
Election of Presidents?
Imagine this past election without the Electoral College.
|December 12, 2000||||Stealing an
Electing a new people
|December 7, 2000||||Meet Your
Where does the immediate peril to our freedom reside?
|December 5, 2000||||Accuracy
and Other Illusions
Our liberty should never depend on who wins an election.
|November 30, 2000||||Why Cant
Should they teach remedial English in the Ivy League?
|November 28, 2000||||Symptoms
Most tyrannies subsist less by committing atrocities than by creating dependents.
|November 23, 2000||||A Heartbeat
Maybe they elect corpses in Missouri, but the rest of the country still prefers live specimens, or at least Gore.
|November 21, 2000||||The
Ignorant people dont understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.
|November 16, 2000||||Amnesia at
the Paper of Record
How the New York Times has substituted Soviet propaganda for its own reporting
|November 14, 2000||||The
The Democrats havent become conspicuously scrupulous during the last eight years.
|November 9, 2000||||Now
The Electoral College is an anachronism but not for the reasons were hearing.
|November 7, 2000||||A Rare
My conclusions are not infrequently at war with my predilections.
|November 2, 2000||||Putting
When it comes to Israeli interests, some otherwise partisan politicians can rise above party.
|October 31, 2000||||Liberal
You read it here first: The election may still be decided by a few flukes in the final days.
|October 26, 2000||||Electoral
In this country, voting is a futile gesture.
|October 24, 2000||||Tyson, Golota,
A seductive voice invited me to watch Mike Tyson fight Andrew Golota.
|October 19, 2000||||Clintons
Our politicians are lighter than air; thats why they rise to the top.
|October 17, 2000||||Beware of
The wisest foreign policy is simply to avoid making enemies.
|October 12, 2000||||How to
Why new and previously unsuspected meanings in the Constitution all tend to enlarge the power of the federal government
|October 10, 2000||||The Few and
Who knows what causes the dominant Few may adopt in the years ahead?
|October 5, 2000||||Does the
A government that can change the very meaning of old words is tyrannical.
|October 3, 2000||||Historys
We dont need great presidents.
|September 28, 2000||||Freud and the
What do they have to do with Shakespeare?
|September 26, 2000||||The Death
Does it deter? Of course it does. Is that the best argument?
|September 21, 2000||||Private
Once upon a time, Bill Clinton was unimaginable.
|September 19, 2000||||Staying
in the Muddle
Pragmatists with conservative leanings
|September 14, 2000||||Untold
Shaping racial attitudes
|September 12, 2000||||Blurring the
Which of the Democrats premises does George W. Bush vigorously reject?
|September 7, 2000||||Do We Need the
Why dont liberals worry about violations of the Tenth Amendment?
|September 5, 2000||||The Stopping
Its fraudulent to demand less freedom while accusing those who want more freedom of being hard-hearted.
|August 31, 2000||||Scouting
Civil rights trumps religious, moral, and other personal reservations.
|August 29, 2000||||The Sin of
Its natural to suspect hypocrisy in religious gestures that are made for show.
|August 24, 2000||||Abortion and
the English Language
Dishonest people instinctively prefer the abstract to the concrete.
|August 22, 2000||||Getting
Politics is about power, not feelings.
|August 17, 2000||||The Man from
Why Gore fights dirty
|August 15, 2000||||Gores
Pornography and liberals natural allies
|August 10, 2000||||Joe Liebermans Dual Orthodoxies
Did Liebermans conscience cause him to favor legal abortion when there was a moral consensus against it?
|August 8, 2000||||Blessings in Disguise
Alec Guinness master of the invisible gesture
|August 3, 2000||||Did Lincoln
Free the Slaves?
Even Lincoln knew he couldnt just simply pick up a pen and do away with slavery.
|August 1, 2000||||Our Slickest
The luster of duplicity
|July 27, 2000||||Making
Sense of Shakespeare
Only in the Sonnets does the Bard seem to speak candidly about his own life and intimate feelings.
|July 25, 2000||||Historys Yes-Man
Even a murderer whos clearly guilty has rights; the unborn do not.
|July 20, 2000||||Home-Run Inflation
How the balance of nature in baseball has been upset
|July 18, 2000||||Hillarys Manners
Yet another transgression is normalized.
|July 13, 2000||||Wanted: A Juvenal
Gays promote tolerance by demanding it for themselves, not by extending it to others.
|July 11, 2000||||Government and Greed
At what point are taxes so high that they create what amounts to involuntary servitude?
|July 6, 2000||||Crossing Bloodlines
How did this democracy get so many dynasties?
|July 4, 2000||||Lets Debate Basics
The crucial events in our elections are often battles in which the voters have little to say.
|June 29, 2000||||Prejudice and Precedent
You are prejudiced if you dont share Justice Stevenss prejudice a fine specimen of liberal reasoning.
|June 27, 2000||||Structures of Deceit
Apparently, unraveling the Supreme Courts errors is more trouble than its worth.
|June 22, 2000||||Dr. Johnson, Radical
The technology of print signaled the end of patronage.
|June 20, 2000||||Its Power, Not Prayer
The Supreme Court, too, usurps power.
|June 15, 2000||||Day of the Yoot
The prevailing ethnic prudery made the racial angle unmentionable in the respectable media.
|June 13, 2000||||The Prophetic
Sheer will, even Gods will, cannot be the ultimate source of right and wrong.
|June 8, 2000||||Playing
Who will break up the federal governments monopoly?
|June 6, 2000||||Rape, Slavery,
Booze, and Interstate Commerce
Nobody suspected that interstate commerce meant what todays liberals insist it means.
|June 1, 2000||||The Real Al
Growing up, his chief contact with ordinary people occurred when he called room service.
|May 30, 2000||||Youll
All rulers keep secrets; most lie to the public; many commit crimes.
|May 25, 2000||||Hate Crimes
and Love Crimes
What if Juanita Broaddrick had had a derringer?
|May 23, 2000||||The
John Gielgud was the Bards humble servant.
|May 18, 2000||||The Church of
Like the martyrs of Roman persecutions, the martyrs of the twentieth century not only died willingly, but often died forgiving and blessing their killers, in the very spirit of Christ.
|May 16, 2000||||Rudy in
How Rudy Giuliani made Bob Dole look good
|May 11, 2000||||Can Dr. Laura
The First Amendment in practice: Homosexuals may defile churches and insult a cardinal with obscenities, but the mildest disapproval of sodomy itself must be crushed.
|May 9, 2000||||Clinton the
Despite everything, Clinton continues to talk to us as if he were our national pastor. But finally, we saw his brazenness crack. Just a little.
|May 4, 2000||||Courage and
I write what I write in the hope that I shall never have to be brave.
|May 2, 2000||||Changing the
The real Holocaust revisionists are the writers who cant settle on their story.
|April 27, 2000||||Why Fear
Clinton doesnt fawn over Castro the way Roosevelt fawned over Stalin, but his deference is still rather strange.
|April 25, 2000||||The Weirdest
The Elián uproar has witnessed a sort of reunion of the Hive. Just what do they want?
|April 20, 2000||||Subsidized
The courtier intellectuals want to silence dissent. What do they have to lose? Plenty.
|April 18, 2000||||The
Dangerous David Irving
Though plenty of scholars espouse eccentric views on all sorts of subjects, apparently the world cannot affort to tolerate even one man like David Irving.
|April 13, 2000||||Happy
Some coincidences to explain away on the Bards 450th birthday
|April 11, 2000||||The Critics of
We would be much worse without Christianity, but we wouldnt know it.
|April 6, 2000||||Reagan v.
Communism is a system that has to lock people in.
|April 4, 2000||||Fidels
If Castro wants you dead, you are dead.
|March 30, 2000||||The Clinton
Clinton has compiled the longest rap sheet in our nations history.
|March 28, 2000||||Smearing a
Singling out specific ethnic groups for good or ill was, it used to be felt, the Nazis game.
|March 23, 2000||||Pat Buchanan:
The Next John McCain?
How and the why the press might help Pat Buchanan
|March 21, 2000||||Punishing
Hate where to find the real article
|March 16, 2000||||In Defense of
Liberals dont know what to do with an apology when they get one.
|March 14, 2000||||The Papal
Liberal conclusions from Catholic premises
|March 9, 2000||||Plugging
Why I would be a good king
|March 7, 2000||||The Meaning
Why I hoped McCain would win
|March 2, 2000||||Lesser
The case for voting for a third party
|February 29, 2000||||Who Are the
The abysmal intellectual standards that prevail in academic Shakespeare studies
|February 24, 2000||||Honoring the
Evidence from Sir Thomas More that Shakespeare was the Earl of Oxford
|February 22, 2000||||The Romance
of Dr. Crippen
A love story with a headless corpse
|February 17, 2000||||John McCain
and the Autonomous State
Hes not a conservative; what is he?
|February 15, 2000||||Hillary! and
The Hillary! campaign is off to a rocky start.
|February 10, 2000||||The
Defying the normal laws of causality
|February 8, 2000||||The Real
A man of blood and a politico without principle
|February 3, 2000||||The Culture of
John Rocker and the prevailing thought-crime code
|February 1, 2000||||The Courtier
Who Would Be King
Al Gore has never changed his mind.
|January 27, 2000||||A Large Whiskey
Bill Clintons addiction
|January 25, 2000||||Advancing toward
How are inhibitions broken down?
|January 20, 2000||||Musidorus the
But nothing like this could ever really happen, right?
|January 18, 2000||||What About
The Fugitive Slave Act still has its defenders.
|January 13, 2000||||The Rules of
Its up to the individual to avoid even incurring suspicion.
|January 11, 2000||||The Nickname
Theres no telling what phrase will join the long roster of offensive epithets next.
|January 6, 2000||||Heritage of
Manichaean habits of thought
|January 4, 2000||||The End of a Mad
The twentieth century was marked by its smug belief in its superiority to all earlier ages.
|December 30, 1999||||Lies, As Usual|
|December 28, 1999||||The Other Einstein|
|December 23, 1999||||Rocker Rocks New York|
|December 21, 1999||||Murder Most Patriotic|
|December 16, 1999||||Clintons Mistake|
|December 14, 1999||||Authentic John|
|December 9, 1999||||A Century of Psychobabble|
|December 7, 1999||||Pearl Harbor Revisited|
|December 2, 1999||||The Man They Still Hate|
|November 30, 1999||||The History of Victimhood|
|November 25, 1999||||Giving Away the Game|
|November 23, 1999||||The General Welfare|
|November 18, 1999||||The Bible and the Schools|
|November 16, 1999||||Hillsdale: The Moral|
|November 11, 1999||||Tragedy in Paradise|
|November 9, 1999||||In Defense of Microsoft|
|November 4, 1999||||Arbiters of Abortion|
|November 2, 1999||||Forbidden Unless Authorized|
|October 28, 1999||||Score One for Jesse|
|October 26, 1999||||Smearing Buchanan|
|October 21, 1999||||The State v. Christian Culture|
|October 19, 1999||||Altering the Constitution|
|October 14, 1999||||We the Victors|
|October 12, 1999||||The Case for Big, Big Government|
|October 7, 1999||||The Reagan Cult|
|October 5, 1999||||One-Party Democracy|
|September 30, 1999||||The Right to Secede|
|September 28, 1999||||Christianity and History|
|September 23, 1999||||Anti-Hitler Hysteria|
|September 21, 1999||||One-Party Journalism|
|September 16, 1999||||The Anti-Buchanan Brigade|
|September 14, 1999||||Hitlers Pope?|
|September 9, 1999||||The Fallacy of Change|
|March 18, 1999||||Who Done Shakespeare?|
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