What The Left Thinks: Howard Zinn, Part II

This is the second part of my radio dialogue with an icon of the Left, Howard Zinn, professor emeritus of Boston University, author of...

Does Religion Make People Better Or Worse?

I have devoted much of my life to arguing that religion is the finest vehicle for individuals and societies to become decent, good, moral...

The Best Are Killed In Every Generation

Have you ever heard of Anna Politkovskaya? She was a Russian journalist who regularly reported on Vladimir Putin’s undermining of press and other freedoms in...

Some Sobering Lessons From Muslim Taxi Drivers

Understandably, those troubled by the contemporary Muslim world point to the amount of gratuitous violence emanating from it and the apparent absence of Muslim...

“World Opinion” Is Worthless

If you are ever morally confused about a major world issue, here is a rule that is almost never violated: Whenever you hear that...

Five non-religious arguments for marriage over living together

I have always believed that there is no comparing living together with marriage. There are enormous differences between being a “husband” or a...

Who hates the other more - liberals or conservatives?

Here are three questions comparing liberals and conservatives: 1. During the 2004 elections, which car was more likely to be “keyed,” i.e., deliberately scratched—a...

What The Left Thinks: Howard Zinn, Part I

What The Left Thinks: Howard Zinn, Part I Every so often, one hears the argument that “Left and Right” are outdated terms, or that there...

Explaining Jews, part V: Why are Jews liberal?

Editor’s note: This is Part Five in a series started before we started hosting Dennis Prager’s column here at ProudToBeCanadian.  See bottom for links...

Why I Smoke (Cigars)

There are few personal confessions more likely to alienate many Americans than to admit to smoking. Singles ads are filled with people who will...

America, Not Keith Ellison, Decides What Book A Congressman Takes His Oath On

Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on...

Note To Angry Republicans: Stay Angry, But Vote Republican

One repeatedly hears that some conservatives and Republicans will either vote Democrat or not vote at all—out of anger at the Republican Party. According to...

How to identify American totalitarians

In the Soviet Union, the future is known; it’s the past that is always changing. —old Soviet dissident joke As a graduate student in...

Jews Shot In Seattle, Left Angry At Mel Gibson

On July 28, 2006, a Muslim entered the building of the Seattle Jewish Federation and shot every Jew he saw, murdering one woman and...

The Smugness Of The War’s Opponents

In this week’s New York Times Book Review, a historian reviewing a major new work of 20th-century history, Oxford and Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson’s...