Mob Rule on College Campuses

Originally written November 29 2006 at SFGate.com America’s college campuses, once thought to be bastions of free speech, have become increasingly intolerant toward the practice....

The Truth About 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

This article was first posted April 19 2006 With the upcoming release of the film “United 93,” the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have...

Homeless by the bay

When San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom initiated a program in conjunction with Google last month to provide phone and messaging facilities to the homeless,...

Political Correctness: It’s To Die For

In my column  on the foiled UK terror plot, I ended by asking whether political correctness is really worth dying for? Indeed, the entire...

Honor killings: When the ancient and the modern collide

Throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, young Muslim women are being targeted for violence. Lest it be thought hate crimes are to blame,...

Listening To Legal Immigrants

For several months, Americans have been embroiled in a national debate over illegal immigration. On one side you have those pushing for guest-worker programs, amnesty...

When Speech Becomes a Crime

Originally published June 28 2006 Roman Catholic Robert Smith is fired from an appointment on the Washington Metro transit authority board by Maryland Governor...

A History Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

written July 6 2005 Americans were busy enjoying the Fourth of July this past weekend, but how many of them took the time to think...

African American Figures Break From Pack

When Juan Williams set out to write his new book, “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black...

Post 9/11: The Fight Must Go On

Eight years after the Islamic terrorist attacks of 9/11, it appears that America has largely drifted back into complacency. Certainly, many Americans still understand...

When Speech Becomes a Crime

Roman Catholic Robert Smith is fired from an appointment on the Washington Metro transit authority board by Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich for the crime...

Savage vs. CAIR: The battle over free speech

Originally posted to the San Francisco Chronicle Dec. 19, 2007 Editor’s note: This column makes reference to “CAIR”, the Islamic organization in the U.S., but...

Honoring the Memory of Daniel Wultz

In times of war, when daily doses of death and destruction are the norm, one learns to steel oneself against the tide of bad...

Anti-War Miseducation in San Francisco

San Francisco has long been known as a bastion of anti-war sentiment. And as the oft-repeated mantra goes, local peace activists support the troops,...

The London Conspiracy-Theories: Here We Go Again

The dust hadn’t even settled after the terrorist atrocities in London and already the conspiracy-theories and self-recrimination had begun.  Unwilling to blame the actual...