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December 2003

Stefan Kanfer
Britzophrenia | Contemporary England’s two faces.
December 11, 2003

November 2003

Steven Malanga
Shocked—Shocked—by High Taxes | Will the CBC’s new report get Empire State lawmakers to act?
November 21, 2003

Steven Malanga
After the Nonpartisan Debacle | Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Pataki should wake up and be Republican.
November 7, 2003

Steven Malanga
Why CBS Should Air The Reagans | It can only harm left-wing ideologues.
November 6, 2003

Brian C. Anderson
Another Victory for the New Conservative Media | More evidence that the Left’s monopoly on opinion is over.
November 5, 2003

October 2003

Julia Magnet
Cosmo Says No to Sex | A cheerleader of the sexual revolution has second thoughts.
October 27, 2003

Steven Malanga
What Gotham Needs from Washington | The mayor and the New York City Partnership can’t figure it out.
October 24, 2003

Heather Mac Donald
Wimping Out on Welfare | The Bloomberg administration wants to cut the heart out of welfare reform.
October 15, 2003

Brian C. Anderson
Silence of the Alarms | New York may be the first city in the nation to ban car alarms. It’s high time.
October 7, 2003

Heather Mac Donald
Gotham Wins One Against the Homeless Industry | An important court decision will enable the city to help the homeless stay off the streets.
October 1, 2003

September 2003

Heather Mac Donald
Mac Donald Fires Back | The debate with Reason magazine continues . . .
September 15, 2003

Steven Malanga
Two Years Later . . . | New life is stirring at Ground Zero.
September 11, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
The Multi-Culti Barbarian | Has multicultural indoctrination made us less sensitive to the mores of different societies?
September 9, 2003

August 2003

Sol Stern
Mayor Bloomberg’s Diana Lam Problem | Bad enough that the deputy schools’ chancellor embraces discredited pedagogical approaches. Now ethical questions surround her too.
August 21, 2003

Heather Mac Donald
The NYPD’s Blackout Success | The real reason New York was so peaceful during the blackout: good policing.
August 20, 2003

Steven Malanga
Summer of Sanity | How Gotham has changed since the blackout of 1977.
August 19, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
The Europe of Yesterday | The ghosts of the past still haunt the
European Union.

August 6, 2003

July 2003

Steven Malanga
Smoke and Mirrors | The health department’s stats on jobs and the smoking ban don’t add up.
July 28, 2003

Heather Mac Donald
The War on the War on Terror Continues | The Times twists the truth to discredit the Justice Department.
July 25, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
The Real World | . . . without a TV screen
July 11, 2003

June 2003

Stefan Kanfer
The Clintonistas Return! | As usual, with spin, not truth
June 18, 2003

Harry Stein
Culture War on the Links | For the Times, liberal advocacy is par for the course, even in the sports pages.
June 2, 2003

Steven Malanga
A Fine Mess | Bloomberg’s plan to boost revenue by increasing fines is a wrong-headed shakedown.
June 2, 2003

May 2003

Iain Murray
Getting Hitched | Social-services advocates pooh-pooh the idea of promoting marriage among the poor. New research demolishes their arguments.
May 30, 2003

Sol Stern
Ah, those Black Panthers! How Beautiful! | The New York Times’s racial mendacity hits yet another new low.
May 27, 2003

Brian C. Anderson
Schumerism | The New York senator’s view that there’s no difference between law and politics is at the heart of the judicial crisis.
May 21, 2003

Steven Malanga
Forty-Third Street’s Fiscal Fantasies | When it comes to Gotham’s budget, the New York Times can’t count.
May 15, 2003

Myron Magnet
Taxi Busters | The Bloomberg administration has begun a misguided war on livery cabs.
May 14, 2003

Heather Mac Donald
L'affaire Blair | At the paper of record, it seems, ideology trumps truth.
May 13, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
Missing the Big Issue | You can’t rehabilitate prisoners unless you try.
May 7, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
The Multi-Culti Menu | Multiculturalism doesn’t discriminate—between right and wrong, true and false, or anything else.
May 6, 2003

Howard Husock
When They Say “Community,” Watch Your Wallet | The Bush administration’s dividend tax cut proposal showed up the Low Income Housing Tax Credit as a sham.
May 2, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
A Revealing Exchange . . . | . . . discloses an upside down moral universe.
May 2, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
Swept Away | According to Lemrick Nelson’s “40-ounce” defense, nobody is ever guilty of anything.
May 2, 2003

April 2003

Steven Malanga
Downtown Rebuilding Gets Serious | Governor Pataki, taking charge at last, offers a plan and a timetable that make sense.
April 25, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
Blaming the Victim | For British psychiatrists, the real victims are those behind bars.
April 25, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
France’s Headscarf Problem | How should a western democracy accommodate Islam?
April 23, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
“There Was Violence Used” | For today’s liberals, crime is like the weather—it has nothing to do with human agency.
April 21, 2003

Sol Stern
Gotham’s Education Reform Is in Trouble | It’s time to jettison the much-touted new reading program—and the deputy chancellor who promoted it.
April 11, 2003

Steven Malanga
Needed: Business Leadership in Gotham | With friends like the Partnership for New York City, Gotham business doesn’t need enemies.
April 11, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
Less Than Zero Tolerance | The British approach will give this idea a bad name.
April 9, 2003

Steven Malanga
Lobbying Takes to the Airwaves | Why groups that depend on the taxpayers are running scare ads.
April 1, 2003

Sol Stern
Bloomberg and Klein Rush In | Under these two, mayoral control of Gotham’s schools threatens disaster.
April 1, 2003

March 2003

Heather Mac Donald
Can’t We All Just Stay Home? | War protests divert police resources from homeland security and endanger us all.
March 28, 2003

Heather Mac Donald
What’s a Cop’s Life Worth? | Race changes the equation.
March 14, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
Treating Burglars | England’s chief justice seems to think burglary is not a crime but a disease.
March 13, 2003

Steven Malanga
Broadway Blues | The musicians’ union’s no-show work rules are a long-running scandal.
March 12, 2003

Matthew Clavel
How Not to Teach Math | New York’s chancellor Klein’s plan doesn’t compute.
March 7, 2003

February 2003

Steven Malanga
Let Estrada Turn the Tables on Schumer | If this talented Republican doesn’t win confirmation, let him run against his tormentor for the Senate.
February 28, 2003

Julia Magnet
London Peace Marchers Say: Long Live the Intifada | Whose friends are these?
February 17, 2003

Kay S. Hymowitz
Dying for Love in the Middle East | CJ reviews Norma Khouri’s Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan.
February 14, 2003

Howard Husock
Real Public Housing Reform | The Bush administration’s plans are quietly revolutionary.
February 12, 2003

Theodore Dalrymple
UK Profs Nix Israel | Their sympathy for Arabs is one more example of compassion as contempt.
February 4, 2003

January 2003

Steven Malanga
Bloomberg Doesn’t Put His Money Where His Mouth Is | The businessman mayor’s firm is part of the exodus from Gotham.
January 22, 2003

Sol Stern
Mayor Bloomberg’s No Excuses Speech | The mayor’s revolutionary plans to reform Gotham schools are inspiring.
January 17, 2003

William J. Stern
What Gangs of New York Misses | Director Martin Scorsese’s violent tale of gang warfare in nineteenth-century New York ignores the dramatic transformation of the city’s Irish underclass into mainstream citizens.
January 14, 2003

Steven Malanga
Pataki Comes to His Senses | The governor returns to his original tax-cutting conservatism.
January 10, 2003

Steven Malanga
The Left’s New Urban Agenda | Frustrated in Washington, leftist advocacy groups are using cities to push their program. Their latest target: the War on Terror.
January 9, 2003