Toward the conquest of world poverty

Economic growth, not redistribution, has been the surest cure for poverty.

Steven Chapman March 29, 2012

Repeal Religious Freedom at Ground Zero?

If the Constitution doesn't allow a ban on churches or synagogues at Ground Zero, it doesn't allow a veto for...

Steven Chapman July 22, 2010

The FBI Closes a Window to the Truth

The FBI and the Justice Department would benefit from showing that given a choice between more truth and...

Steven Chapman July 8, 2010

The Supreme Court Hears the Sounds of Silence

In the last 44 years, the Miranda warning has become as American as the Iowa State Fair.

Steven Chapman June 3, 2010

Nuclear Fantasies and Realities

President Obama released a new policy on the use of nuclear weapons the other day. From some of the...

Steven Chapman April 8, 2010

Big Brother On Your Tail

Suppose I approached you with a request...

Steven Chapman April 1, 2010

Why Don't More Cops Go to the Videotape?

One afternoon in November 2006, Houston Texans lineman Fred Weary was pulled over by Houston police for a...

Steven Chapman March 25, 2010

Terrorists in the 'Hood

Here's the Obama administration's plan for emptying out Guantanamo, as I understand it: Take each prisoner...

Steven Chapman May 14, 2009

The Perils of a Lower Drinking Age

Life is full of surprises, and some 100 college presidents think they have stumbled on one. They think there...

Steven Chapman August 21, 2008

McCain Finds His Own Radical Friend

Can a presidential candidate justify a long and friendly relationship with someone who, back in the 1970s,...

Steven Chapman May 5, 2008

A Better Way To Fight Crime

In June 2006, a minor brawl erupted at Ye Olde Six Bells pub in Horley, England. In the aftermath, police...

Steven Chapman May 1, 2008

Clinton's Endearing Fictions

Steven Chapman April 28, 2008

Chicago's Misfire on Gun Violence

When a rash of gun murders takes place, it makes sense for the police to do one of two things: renew tactics...

Steven Chapman April 24, 2008

Obama's Terrorist Connection

When William F. Buckley Jr. died in February, one of the things widely praised, by liberals and others, was...

Steven Chapman April 21, 2008