Commentary and opinion on current civic, political, and religious events and issues.
Past issues for the year 2002 are listed below.
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Publication was suspended for the rest of 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 12-52). For an explanation, see the 19 Aug. 2002 issue (Vol. 3, No. 11).
19 Aug. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 11)
Why Is This Column Silent?
This column has been silent due to a lack of readers. The author's feelings aside, that's a loss, because ordinary Americans lose when the conventional wisdom of the mainline news media prevails.
25 Mar. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 10)
The Insidious Effects of Minimum Lot Sizes
Mandated minimum lot sizes use government power to isolate the poor, create traffic congestion, worsen urban sprawl, and make housing less affordable.
11 Mar. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 9)
Making People Poorer This Week
The news stories of this past week contain many examples of how supposedly good motives conceal the pernicious outcome of many public measures.
4 Mar. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 8)
Apprehensively Awaiting Zimbabwe's Election
Sadly, Robert Mugabe's 22 years in power have left Zimbabwe ill-prepared to cope with any of the possible results of this week's elections.
25 Feb. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 7)
Bush's "Axis of Evil" -- Hysteria or Words of Hope?
Many have harshly criticized President Bush's characterization of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as an "axis of evil." Taken in context, however, his words offer hope.
11 Feb. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 6)
Lawsuits without Clients
The notice in the mail promised nearly $15 million to the lawyers and as little as 7 cents a share to some stockholders at the expense of the rest of us.
4 Feb. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 5)
From Argentina to Zimbabwe
Argentina's Eduardo Duhalde and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe both impoverish their people by destroying the rule of law, attacking free markets, and invalidating democracy.
28 Jan. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 4)
Hennepin County's African American Men Project
The African American Men Project needs to include more than just professionals and the non-profit and public sectors, and it must address the problem of the media.
21 Jan. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 3)
Kennedy's Call for Bipartisanship Is Less than Candid
Last week, Senator Kennedy said we needed a bipartisan approach but proposed a partisan series of tired, big-government solutions and belittled his opponents.
14 Jan. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 2)
Why Did the West Legitimize Yasser Arafat?
Why does the West continue to recognize a self-centered thug who murders even his own associates as the leader of the Palestinian people?
7 Jan. 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 1)
Ice Cores Indicate Skepticism Needed on "Global Warming"
Possibility of impending ice age based on drilling into Greenland's ancient ice sheet tells us to be cautious about wrecking the world's economy to avoid supposed global warming.
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
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