Ilana Mercer

Ilana Mercer

ILANA Mercer is a classical liberal writer, based in the United States. She pens WND's longest-standing, exclusive paleolibertarian column, "Return to Reason." Ilana also features on RT with the "Paleolibertarian Column." ILANA is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, and the author of "Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa." "The titular tease," she explains in the book, "is meant as a metaphor and is inspired by Ayn Rand's wise counsel against prostrating civilization to savagery." ILANA's website is WWW.IlanaMercer.com . She blogs at www.barelyablog.com


Media

Just Another Mouth in the Republican Fellatio Machine

Jun 07 2012

The symbolic thrust of Hustler's crude, much-protested, Photoshopped depiction of Rockefeller Republican S. E. Cupp is commendable: Silence this siren of stupidity. The Hustler make-believe

Media

It’s All About Race

It’s All About Race

Nov 07 2009

Blanket charges of racism have become the stock-in-trade of the liberal media in reporting on Town-Hall protesters. For converging to petition their representatives about the

Theatre

Consensus For Failure

Consensus For Failure

Oct 31 2009

A Kabul"€“based United Nations's guesthouse is the latest target to be hit by Afghani insurgents. Eight people, including an American, were killed. Three days prior,

Idiocracy

Hyper Inflation

Hyper Inflation

Oct 24 2009

If you needed incontrovertible proof that homegrown retardation is far more pressing a problem than homegrown terrorism in modern-day America"€”six-year-old Falcon Heene's flight of fancy

Culture

Athens & Jerusalem

Athens & Jerusalem

Oct 03 2009

Geert Wilders is a Dutch parliamentarian, and leader of the Freedom Party (PVV). He, and sixty percent of the Dutch population, “considers mass immigration to

Obamunism

The Vampire Sector

The Vampire Sector

Sep 26 2009

Be it the "€œpublic option"€ (that"€™ll eliminate all other options), the co-opting "€œco-op,"€ or the make-believe market that is the "€œinsurance exchange"€: if implemented, these

Politics

He Lied!

He Lied!

Sep 19 2009

Joe Wilson knows of what he speaks. South Carolina's Republican Representative is what one of my readers has dubbed deliciously a "€œsubject matter expert"€ on

Ideology

Encountering Gottfried

Encountering Gottfried

Sep 12 2009

Given the perpetual parade of "€œintellectuals"€ who are not intelligent in our media "”€ Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS and the "€œparrot press"€ "”€ I

Idiocracy

Going Postal

Going Postal

Sep 05 2009

The other day, at my local branch of the United States Postal Service, a devoted USPS customer told me in high decibels to go back

Economy

Where Are All These Jobs?

Where Are All These Jobs?

Aug 29 2009

Let's suppose a business employed ten workers in June. Along came Barack Obama and huffed and puffed and blew six jobs away. Four employees now

Middle East

Barack Hussein Obama in Wonderland

Barack Hussein Obama in Wonderland

Aug 22 2009

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in Washington this week to press flesh with the president. In an interview, Mubarak told PBS television that Barack Obama's

Obamacare

Astroturf

Astroturf

Aug 15 2009

It was wicked when assorted neoconservative organs and tools presented antiwar activists such as Cindy Sheehan as something other than what they were. And it

Socialism

“€œUniversal Healthcare”€ is Theft

“€œUniversal Healthcare”€ is Theft

Aug 08 2009

If the U.S. wasn"€™t already insolvent, I"€™d say that Obama was bankrupting the country, and sending the health care we have to hell in a

Socialism

Code Blue

Code Blue

Aug 01 2009

How CanadaCare Almost Killed My Kid! “Code Blue Intensive Care Unit,” “Code Blue Intensive Care Unit”: When the Code-Blue alarm sounded over the hospital's loudspeaker

District of Corruption

Obama’s Court of Red Czars

Obama’s Court of Red Czars

Jul 19 2009

Although Obama has appointed more czars in six months than Russia's Romanov Dynasty had occasion to anoint over three centuries, he is still missing a

District of Corruption

Do No Harm

Do No Harm

Jul 11 2009

Vice President Joe Biden has been slightly more candid than his boss, confessing of late that he "€œand everyone else misread the economy."€ For his

Culture

National Holiday

National Holiday

Jul 04 2009

The Declaration of Independence"€”whose proclamation, on July 4, 1776, we celebrate today"€”has been mocked out of meaning. To be fair to the liberal establishment, ordinary

Obamacare

Sicko

Sicko

Jun 27 2009

Obama is a heavy-duty planner; a command and control kind of guy. He aims to replace cumbersome, heavily regulated medicine"€”the kind Americans have now"€”with Kafkaesque,

World

Fighting Tyranny Should Start at Home

Fighting Tyranny Should Start at Home

Jun 20 2009

What a relief. The demonstrations in the Islamic Republic, pursuant to the disputed election, have failed to cue the staple presidential speech we"€™d become accustomed

Terror!

We Get It: Museum Shooter Was a Hateful Honkey

We Get It: Museum Shooter Was a Hateful Honkey

Jun 13 2009

What are the limited lessons learned so far from “the shooting of a security guard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by an elderly

Blogosphere

Libertarians!

Libertarians!

Jun 06 2009

About certain moral (and legal) matters, patriotic, freedom-loving Americans agree instinctively. For example: When brave, border patrolmen Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean shot an illegal

District of Corruption

Big Man Obama and His Diversity Princess

Big Man Obama and His Diversity Princess

May 30 2009

First there was "€œThe Decider."€ Then came Big Man Obama. "€œThe Decider"€ is the nickname George Bush gave his all-powerful self. To go by the

Session!

10th Division

10th Division

May 23 2009

States across the country are rediscovering and reasserting the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,

Capital

Own It

Own It

May 16 2009

I like FOX-News broadcaster Glenn Beck. The man exudes goodness and has a visceral feel for freedom.  From this scrupulous soul I"€™d like to hear

GOP

Media Discovers Woman Even Dumber Than John McCain

Media Discovers Woman Even Dumber Than John McCain

May 09 2009

I thought Elizabeth Hasselback, the Republican Party's brain trust on The View, was a little simple. But, intellectually, she towers above the succession of vacuous,

Immigration

The Swine Are Loose

The Swine Are Loose

May 02 2009

Whether they are armed with bombs or bacteria, stopping weaponized individuals from harming others"€”intentionally or unintentionally"€”falls perfectly within the purview of the "€œnight-watchman state of