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December 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Mayor Bloomberg: Get the Buses Running. | And save New York from a slow-motion economic disaster.
21 December 2005

Nicole Gelinas
It’s Time to Privatize Gotham’s Buses | Striking TWU workers show the danger of a single monopoly system.
19 December 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Putting Teeth in the Taylor Law | In the event of a transit strike, New York pols must hang tough.
14 December 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Strange Hero-Worship | The death of a dissolute soccer star sends England into a frenzy of ersatz grief.
6 December 2005

November 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Drug Quandaries | Dutch officials don’t know what to do about Holland’s drug culture.
21 November 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Baghdad’s Real Torturers | A harsh discovery puts U.S. pundits’ distorted reports in perspective.
21 November 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Solving the President’s New Orleans Problem | Feds should set the direction for recovery.
11 November 2005

Matt Rosenberg
Thugs on Parade | Why do white liberals accept the “gangsta” persona as a perfectly legitimate expression of black culture?
10 November 2005

October 2005

Steven Malanga
Bloomberg’s Pessimism | The mayor’s plan for Ground Zero assumes little future job growth.
26 October 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
The Expense of Spirit | A lesbian’s sperm donor is hoist with his own petard.
25 October 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Wrapping Islam in Europe’s Mantle | An artist asks: Should Europe want Turkey; should Turkey want Europe?
24 October 2005

Nicole Gelinas
A Fair Fare | The MTA should spread its holiday cheer year-round.
20 October 2005

Steven Malanga
Katrina and Pork | How congressional waste harmed New Orleans.
17 October 2005

September 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Gay Times | The no-longer-gray lady indulges its taste for not-fit-to-print news.
22 September 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
You Must Be Healthy | For British health officials, liberty doesn’t count.
20 September 2005

Steven Malanga
New Orleans vs. New York? | Even with costly hurricane cleanup, renewing Bush’s tax cuts will help Gotham’s economy—and the nation’s.
15 September 2005

Heather Mac Donald
The Racism Charges Won’t Wash | The Katrina donations—$788 million-worth—are colorblind.
14 September 2005

Nicole Gelinas
A Perfect Storm of Lawlessness | New Orleans’ vicious looters aren’t the real face of the city’s poor—their victims are.
1 September 2005

August 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Will New Orleans Recover? | Weak and struggling before Katrina, the good-time city now teeters on the brink.
31 August 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Further Feminist Foolishness | A famous writer sees little difference between British women 50 years ago and Muslim women today.
29 August 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Ethical Pornographers? | Two Norwegians’ perverse campaign to save the rain forests.
26 August 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Bulldozing Small Businesses | Three Democratic mayoral candidates would willfully destroy small businesses in Brooklyn—and they’re only going along with the Republican mayor’s plan.
24 August 2005

July 2005

Nicole Gelinas
How Not to Fight Urban Terror | The mayor wants New Yorkers to use their eyes and ears—but his fuss over last weekend’s tour-bus kerfuffle will dissuade them.
29 July 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
The Triumph of Reason? | Why bad theories never die
27 July 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
P*ss Off, Copper | Why don’t we do it in the road?
26 July 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Harvard's New Old-Girl Network | The feminist bean-counters take control.
25 July 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Mixed-up Malaysia | In this modernizing nation, harsh Islamic laws and loosening mores uneasily coexist.
21 July 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Through a Tunnel Darkly | Governor Pataki should shine a searchlight on MTA security.
19 July 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Cameras and Counterterrorism | Despite the privacy advocates’ claims, public spaces are public—fortunately.
18 July 2005

Katherine Ernst
Screwy NARAL | What do feminists really want?
14 July 2005

Steven Malanga
Where Freakonomics Errs | The recent bestseller’s theories on the fall in crime are dubious.
11 July 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Phew, No Olympic Gold for New York | Believe it or not, New York was too capitalist to win.
7 July 2005

Steven Malanga
Public Benefit? | The Supreme Court’s Kelo decision is a lose-lose proposition.
1 July 2005

June 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Imminent domain? | Not yet. It’s not too late for state politicians to stop themselves from stealing New Yorkers’ property.
30 June 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Harlem Kids Rising | Gotham’s first generation of charter-school kids is on its way to middle school.
27 June 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Cheating Great Teachers | It’s past time for merit pay for Gotham’s public school teachers
16 June 2005

Katherine Ernst
Barbara Boxer, Bully | The California senator twists herself into knots to oppose Bush nominees.
9 June 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Pity Harvard’s Oppressed Women Profs | Oh, how they suffer!
8 June 2005

Nicole Gelinas
West Side Profits? | Maybe, but let private investors take the risk.
3 June 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Harvard’s Diversity Grovel | In earmarking $50 million for “diversity,” President Summers is throwing away more than money.
3 June 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Missing the Point | Banning sharp kitchen knives won’t cut Britain’s violent crime.
2 June 2005

May 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Criminal Mischief | The New York Times romanticizes violent felons into impulsive hipsters.
24 May 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Thomas Friedman Mismeasures Tony Blair | The prime minister is a poor model for U.S. Democrats
3 May 2005

April 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Squaring Circles | The French can still reason their way to falsehood.
29 April 2005

Katherine Ernst
Lil’ Kim 101 | A clown act joins the academic follies.
25 April 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Blair’s Banana Republic? | A new Labour Party scheme to allow voting by mail is a recipe for corruption.
19 April 2005

Heather Mac Donald
The Patriot Act Is No Slippery Slope | Protecting ourselves doesn’t lead to tyranny.
8 April 2005

March 2005

Nicole Gelinas
Pension Funds vs. Free Speech | Public retirement-fund trustees try to stifle debate on Social Security reform.
30 March 2005

Steven Malanga
Antiglobal Terroirism | Two new films use Michael Moore–style mendacity to decry the evils of capitalism.
23 March 2005

Kay S. Hymowitz
Maureen, Queen of Mean | For Maureen Dowd, it’s still high school.
15 March 2005

Edward Feser
Alfred Kinsey: The American Lysenko | A biopic and a PBS documentary whitewash the life and record of this fraudulent pervert.
8 March 2005

February 2005

Steven Malanga
NYC Pols Save Us from Prosperity | It almost looked like we’d have to take more jobs and revenue from (gasp!) . . . Wal-Mart!
25 February 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Feminists Get Hysterical | First it was Harvard vs. Summers—and now Estrich vs. Kinsley.
24 February 2005

Katherine Ernst
AIDS, Sex, and Drugs | Gay activists are preaching the wrong message.
18 February 2005

Steven Malanga
Upstate Taxpayers Say, Enough! | Will pols heed their revolt?
17 February 2005

Steven Malanga
No Choice But Raising Taxes? | In New York and New Jersey, that’s a lie.
16 February 2005

Myron Magnet
“The Gates” on the Road to Serfdom | There’s a whiff of totalitarianism in Christo’s scheme.
14 February 2005

Katherine Ernst
Not Your Father’s Churchill | You couldn’t make up faculty antics like these.
4 February 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Welfare-to-Work’s New Thrust | Germany looks to the oldest profession to get people off the dole.
3 February 2005

January 2005

Howard Husock
Today, Guns Are Butter | The Dems’ criticism of the Bush budget doesn’t wash.
31 January 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Britain’s Sham Unemployment Drop | The U.K. goes further down the road to serfdom.
28 January 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Every Interrogation Is Not Abu Ghraib | Administration critics focus on techniques the Pentagon has forbidden.
27 January 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Tortured Logic on Torture | Andrew Sullivan misinterprets Abu Ghraib
25 January 2005

Myron Magnet
Walter B. Wriston, 1919–2005 | A great banker, New Yorker, and friend
21 January 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Sham Diversity | Jamaican homosexuals and the limits of liberal tolerance.
19 January 2005

Steven Malanga
Jersey’s Urban Meltdown | The problem isn’t sprawl; it’s collapsing cities.
19 January 2005

Heather Mac Donald
A further response to Sullivan |
14 January 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Heather Mac Donald responds to Andrew Sullivan’s “Lederman on Water-Boarding” |
13 January 2005

Heather Mac Donald
Heather Mac Donald responds to Marty Lederman on Abu Ghraib and U.S. interrogation policies: |
13 January 2005

William J. Stern
New York Pols vs. Bush’s Tax Plan | Have New York’s congressional leaders become tax cutters? Not a chance.
12 January 2005

Steven Malanga
Businessman-Mayor Turns Pol | Bloomberg’s first campaign volley isn’t what his constituency wants to hear.
11 January 2005

Theodore Dalrymple
Trying to Offend | A little common sense would have eased a conflict between free expression and community sensitivities.
5 January 2005