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December 2002

Stefan Kanfer
Hollywood Follies | Brave actors oppose a war with Iraq!
31 December 2002

Steven Malanga
Postmodern Monstrosities for Downtown | The newest proposals for Ground Zero understand nothing about New York.
30 December 2002

Steven Malanga
Time to Privatize the Buses | Injecting competition into Gotham’s public transit system would save money and protect the city from union blackmail.
17 December 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Slavery Reparations Hit Gotham | A new City Council bill is wildly unjust and would scare more businesses out of the city.
17 December 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Holiday Homelessness Hype | Gotham’s mendacious homelessness industry is back in force. Mayor Bloomberg needs to set the advocates straight.
3 December 2002

November 2002

Kay S. Hymowitz
Robos in Paradise | Aging rockers embrace family values and bourgeois respectability.
26 November 2002

Heather Mac Donald
A Green Light to Spy on Americans? Nonsense. | Don’t believe the mainstream press’s account of the latest court decision on intelligence sharing.
25 November 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
The People’s Princess | The latest revelations about Princess Diana reflect poorly on her and on the celebrity cult that surrounds her.
19 November 2002

Sol Stern
Compassionate Conservatism’s Next Step | The president should jump-start school reform with a D.C. vouchers program.
15 November 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
Goodbye to Prison Discipline | The meddlesome European Court of Human Rights undermines order in Britain’s prisons.
12 November 2002

Steven Malanga
Eleven Myths About Gotham's Budget | The belief that you need tax hikes to solve New York’s fiscal woes rests on confusion over why the city’s budget is so out of whack.
11 November 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
The New Inquisitors | In today’s England, officials demand proper deference to multiculti pieties.
5 November 2002

October 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Back to the Past on Welfare | New York’s clueless City Council is set to gut welfare reform.
25 October 2002

Steven Malanga
Dinkins Redux? | Mayor Bloomberg says New York might need new taxes to solve its budget crisis. He’s wrong.
21 October 2002

Sol Stern
School Daze | Their new contract makes Gotham’s teachers spend more time in the classroom. But they’re frittering that time away.
17 October 2002

Stefan Kanfer
Peace at any Prize | Dictator-coddling ex-president Jimmy Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize puts him in the company he deserves.
17 October 2002

September 2002

Stefan Kanfer
Springtime for Schröder and Germany | The International Relations Follies of 2002!
24 September 2002

Steven Malanga
A Foolish Capitulation on Gardens | The Bloomberg administration’s conciliatory style may not be such a good thing.
20 September 2002

Farrukh Dhondy
London Muslims “Celebrate” 9/11 | Jihadist mullahs urge 1,000 followers to learn the murderous lessons of the WTC attack.
11 September 2002

Matthew J. Dockery
The City Is the Monument | A resurgent Gotham would itself be a fitting memorial to those who died last September 11.
11 September 2002

August 2002

Steven Malanga
How Not to Solve New York’s Housing Woes | Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Carl McCall’s housing development plan is hopeless.
26 August 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
How Not to Encourage Assimilation | English educators are rebuilding the Tower of Babel.
13 August 2002

Steven Malanga
Heroic Gotham Surrenders to Defeatism | The debate about the World Trade Center site is all about emphasizing loss and victimization, rather than reaffirming New York’s strengths.
14 August 2002

Stefan Kanfer
Sontagism | The queen of knee-jerk anti-Americanism strikes again.
7 August 2002

Jay P. Greene
The Special-Ed Hoax | Schools claim to be swamped by a growing number of disabled students, but it’s a myth.
2 August 2002

July 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
Behind the Veil | An outbreak of militant Islam contained in a British medical school.
30 July 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
The British Left Goes Anti-Semitic | Socialism and anti-Semitism are closely related worldviews.
23 July 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
Crime is Law, Law is Crime | The disaffected Muslim youth of Lille, France are at war with society.
18 July 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
Theory vs. Reality? The French Choose Theory | European elites refuse to see the connection between family breakdown and spiraling crime.
15 July 2002

Sol Stern
Who Should Run Gotham’s Schools? | The new chancellor needs the courage and vision to break completely with the system’s failed past.
14 July 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Ashcroft’s Racial Profiling Problem | The attorney general has more important tasks than proving he’s not a racist.
12 July 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
That’s Mister Hyde to You | These days, the respectable get no respect—and the disrespectable do.
11 July 2002

Victor Davis Hanson
A Ray of Arab Candor | A U. N. report by Middle-Eastern intellectuals blames Arab culture and Arab tyranny for Arab problems.
3 July 2002

Steven Malanga
Pataki’s WTC Monumental Folly | An eight-acre memorial to the 9/11 victims is too big.
3 July 2002

June 2002

Sol Stern
An Epochal Victory for Kids | The Supreme Court’s voucher decision gives new hope to inner-city pupils.
28 June 2002

Steven Malanga
Lead Paint Malarkey | Though advocates still cry wolf, New York City has all but eliminated the lead poisoning scourge.
19 June 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Hardball with Terrorists | Bleeding heart advocates and journalists still don’t get that we’re at war.
11 June 2002

Steven Malanga
New York, Still the Opportunity City | Though you wouldn’t know it from reading the New York Times, new census data show a vast expansion of Gotham’s middle class during the 1990s.
7 June 2002

May 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
A Terrorist Returns | A distinguished London academic institution rolls out the red carpet for a Palestinian hijacker.
31 May 2002

Steven Malanga
Stagflation Hits New York | Housing and health-care regulation hamper recession-gripped Gotham’s recovery.
18 May 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Backsliding on Welfare | The Bloomberg administration flirts with a discredited approach to welfare reform.
13 May 2002

Kay S. Hymowitz
U.N. Fairy Tales About Children | The East-River chatterers should put human rights before children’s rights.
7 May 2002

Heather Mac Donald
The SAT Comes Full Circle | Proposed changes in the Big Test guarantee more racial special-pleading.
6 May 2002

Harry Stein
The Feminists’ Big Lie | . . . and the women it harmed.
3 May 2002

April 2002

E. Fuller Torrey
Failing the Mentally Ill | New York State’s richly funded mental-health system needs fixing.
30 April 2002

Stefan Kanfer
The Israel-Bashing Media | Here’s the newest bias of the mainstream press.
26 April 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Amnesty International Travesty | The human-rights advocacy group is wrong to condemn America’s detention of illegal aliens.
26 April 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
How PC Boosts Le Pen | The French demagogue won by addressing reasonable concerns about Arab immigration and French identity that other politicians ducked.
25 April 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
Nanny Knows Best | In Britain, the state is infantalizing everybody.
24 April 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Get Rid of Gotham’s Human Rights Commission | Instead of gutting essential services, Mayor Bloomberg should close this useless agency.
23 April 2002

Steven Malanga
Tax Servitude | It’s taking more workdays than ever for New Yorkers to earn enough to pay their taxes.
19 April 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
The Morality of Terror | . . . assumes that the means justify the end.
16 April 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
Trivializing the Holocaust II | Auschwitz Isn’t a Metaphor.
12 April 2002

Steven Malanga
Recession-Proof Nonprofits | New York’s ever-expanding nonprofits are sucking the vitality out of the private-sector economy.
11 April 2002

Kay S. Hymowitz
Maybe It’s Time for Abstinence | Study shows sex ed and contraception-on-demand make kids less sexually responsible.
8 April 2002

Stefan Kanfer
How to Trivialize the Holocaust | The Jewish Museum’s “Mirroring Evil” is the most offensive show in town.
3 April 2002

March 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Look at the Evidence | Rebutting OpinionJournal
29 March 2002

Howard Husock
A Public Housing Victory | The Supreme Court helps restore the social order in poor neighborhoods.
29 March 2002

John H. McWhorter
The Reparations Racket | America has already made amends for slavery.
29 March 2002

Heather Mac Donald
The Racial Profiling Myth Debunked | New data show City Journal was right—there’s no credible evidence that racial profiling exists.
27 March 2002

Heather Mac Donald
Welfare Reform in the Balance | New York’s new welfare commish sometimes sounds like a Dinkins-era throwback.
21 March 2002

Jay P. Greene
Why Vouchers are Constitutional | . . . and why we need them.
14 March 2002

Steven Malanga
Gotham’s quicker-than-expected recovery | . . . six months after September 11.
11 March 2002

Steven Malanga
Venture Capitalists Still Like Gotham | . . . and are putting their money in its high-tech firms.
3 March 2002

February 2002

Kay S. Hymowitz
The Weaker Sex? | Putting to rest the feminist shibboleth that our culture silences girls
27 February 2002

Howard Husock
Don’t Hike Gotham’s Cab Fares | Why Bloomberg’s plan is wrong.
26 February 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
The Most Politically Correct Magazine in the World | . . . weighs in on the causes of war.
25 February 2002

Theodore Dalrymple
The Economist Sees No Evil | . . . while crime and disorder lap at its London doorstep.
20 February 2002

Myron Magnet
London’s Crime Wave | . . . and why it’s surging.
20 February 2002

Steven Malanga
What Happened to the Businessman Mayor? | Bloomberg’s 2002 budget wimps out.
19 February 2002