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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...

Illegal Immigration Reaches Critical Mass

Article originally appeared April 5 2006 The issue of illegal immigration, while long roiling beneath the surface of American politics, is now boiling over.  The...

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,...

Today’s True Feminists

Originally published March 22 2006 As we marked another International Women’s Day this month, commemorations took place around the world. In the West, the feminist...

Dark Day in Gaza

Israel’s disengagement from Gaza was a dark day in the country’s history.  Watching the forced evacuation of Jews from Gaza was a particularly painful...

Where Have All The Manners Gone?

Every generation reaches a point where it starts grousing about “these kids today” and how much better things were in the good old days....

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...

The Making Of A 9/11 Republican

Originally written February 24, 2005 As one of a handful of Bay Area conservative columnists, I’m no stranger to pushing buttons. Indeed, I welcome feedback...

The Left’s Vietnam Syndrome

Comparisons to the Vietnam War have been hovering over the conflict in Iraq since day one. The anti-war movement apparently decided that the war...

Mustn’t See Liberal TV

Originally appeared in SFGate.com Novemeber 30 2005 It isn’t easy finding network television shows worth watching these days. Between the seizure-inducing visual editing, the MTV-like...

Disengagement or Suicide?

Originally written Jun3 16, 2005 Israel appears to be committing suicide and nothing will stop them. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is plunging ahead with...

A Sept. 10 State of Mind

Originally appeared at SFGate.com January 11, 2005 Ever since Sept. 11, critics have been insisting that the U.S. government remedy the blind spots that led...

When Racism Fatigue Sets In

In the wake of all the racial demagoguery following Hurricane Katrina, white Americans could be forgiven for suffering from racism fatigue.  I say “white...

Mainstream News Media vs. America

Originally written May 31, 2005 It’s become increasingly clear in recent weeks that a second front has opened in the War on Terror. Now,  not...

Afghan Elections Deserved Our Attention

Originally written September 28, 2005 Something remarkable happened in Afghanistan this month. The war-torn country held its first parliamentary election in 35 years and 12.5...