14 September 2010

The Koran controversy: what was that all about?

It was the profound jitteriness of Western society that allowed one cranky pastor from Florida with 50 followers to hold the whole world to ransom.

14 September 2010

My name is Austin, I hate underage drinking laws

A 20-year-old American student warns Britain not to adopt America’s puritanical and invasive alcohol policies.

9 September 2010

Why 9/11 gave rise to a carnival of confusion

The massive, unnecessary storm over the US pastor planning to burn some Korans speaks to the post-9/11 disarray of Western society.

8 September 2010

New York, New York, don’t turn the lights off

A new New York resident says it is mad for skyscrapers to dim their lights just to save the lives of migrating birds.

17 August 2010

The Culture War over the Ground Zero mosque

It’s hard to know who’s worse in the NYC mosque debate: the opportunistic, anti-Muslim right or the Muslim-loving, masses-fearing liberals.

11 August 2010

The defeat of Prop 8 is a Pyrrhic victory

Driven by a snooty desire to avoid engaging with the public, the pro-gay marriage campaign has only isolated itself further.

17 June 2010

Obama: the Gulf between words and deeds

Instead of all the dithering, lofty rhetoric and tough talk, the US president should be honest about the need to keep on drilling.

6 May 2010

The hypocrisy of Arizona bashing

If the Grand Canyon state’s immigration laws seem authoritarian, wait till you see what the Democrats are proposing.

30 April 2010

The Tea Party: phoney freedom fighters

The right-wing movement is outraged by excessive government - except when it is wielded by Republicans in the name of counter-terrorism.

30 April 2010

The Tea Party? Get over it already

In their discussion of the Tea Party as ‘delirious’ and ‘unhinged’, liberals like Bill Clinton are exposing their own snobbery.