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Like the fog in Carl Sandburg's insipid poem, Martin Luther King Day this year seems to have crept up on the nation on little cat feet. We have heard few of the usual neo-conservative slobberings over how they wish they could have marched with King in Selma, nor even many of the usual lamentations of... Read More
"No issue, not one, threatens to do more damage to the Republican coalition than immigration," gasps neoconservativeDavid Frum in National Review's Dec. 31 cover story. [Full article here]. Mr. Frum, the original "patriotic conservative" who tried to smearthe entire anti-war right as "unpatriotic" back in 2003, has now defected from the ranks of the Open... Read More
Despite what the Republican leadership would like us to think, all is not harmony and light between the Republicans in Congress and the Republican in the White House. Emerging unpleasantness on the issues of Social Security and looming Supreme Court appointments are part of the problem, but a split on immigration reform looms larger still.... Read More
In Europe, if not in the United States, some people are beginning to grasp that just maybe they made a mistake when they decided to welcome millions of immigrants over the last several decades. The most recent European to get it is former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who has been making noises about the... Read More
It's beginning to dawn, even on American politicians, that you cannot have something like 34 million immigrants in the country and not expect immigration to become a major political issue. The latest politician in whose brain this insight has blossomed is the junior senator from New York and very possibly the next president of the... Read More
"Who is such a sap as to take the word of such a person?" asked journalist Christopher Hitchens about David Brock, another journalist (sort of) who confessed to having penned what he later admitted was a mendacious account of Anita Hill on behalf of the "Republican sleaze machine" (for which he was well paid with... Read More
Only a few days after the national election, President Bush appointedhis campaign manager, Ken Mehlman, the new head of the Republican National Committee. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Mehlman offered the world his own analysis of the voting patterns in the 2004 election and what they tell us as to why his boss won. As the Washington... Read More
On a recent Thanksgiving trip to Washington, relatives of mine had their car stopped near the Capitol and subjected to a "bomb search"by—somebody or another, the local cops, the federal cops, theHomeland Security cops, the UN cops, who knows and who can tell anymore? There was no bomb of course (not even my relatives carry... Read More
Just exactly how many murders will it take to convince the Open Borders lobby, whose leader now seems to be President Bush, that mass Third World immigration is not such a good idea? Up in Wisconsin, a gentleman named Chai Soua Vang, a 36-year-old Hmong immigrant, just blew away six people, apparently because they threw... Read More
ABC Sports last week took careful aim at the "moral issues" that are said to have driven this month's national election and delivered a good swift kick to their dentures on national television. The main reaction from viewers and the professional "family values"lobby has been to denounce the nudity and clearly implied sex of the... Read More
Well, I guess you can't expect a guy to know what's going on inside this country just because he's the President of the United States. This week President Bush took a trip to Chile, where he more or lessofficially raised from the dead his defunct amnesty plan of last January. I guess he missed what's... Read More
The Bush administration has read the political tea leaves that this year's election left at the bottom of the electoral cup and concluded that amnesty for illegal aliens is the message they send. Since that was the message the administration wanted to see, it's not surprising that's the message it gets. But its tea-leaf readers... Read More
Barely a week has passed since 84 percent of the nation's self-described conservatives cast their ballots for George W. Bush, and already the president and his administration have delivered at least two good, strong, swift kicks in the teeth to the voters who elected him. Speaking in Mexico this week Secretary of State Colin Powell... Read More
If last week's election returns tell President Bush anything about immigration policy, it is that he ought to continue and even expand the"guest workers" program he unveiled last January. What was essentially an amnesty for illegal aliens, a reward for lawbreakers and an open invitation to the world to immigrate to this country seems to... Read More
While George Bush and John Kerry, Dick Cheney and John Edwards, debate democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan, democracy may be taking a bit of a small lurch forward inside the United States—much to the dissatisfaction of the above-named global democrats. In Arizona, citizens fed up with massive illegal immigration and the indifference of their own... Read More
It must have been a tough decision for the editors of the Washington Post last week whether to lead on page one with the return of baseball to the District of Columbia or the story about the demonstration in Annapolis to acknowledge white guilt for slavery. As it turned out, the editors went with baseball,... Read More
Race, it has now pretty much been proved, is not "just a social construct" but a fact of nature, but it does have social and cultural meaning. Most of the talk about what race means centers on non-whites, but last week Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor at theLos Angeles Times, took a look at what... Read More
After nearly a decade of obsession with and pandering to the Hispanic vote, the leaders of both major political parties are finally being told an unpleasant truth — the Hispanic vote is overrated. Last week William Frey, one of the country's leading demographers and a major expert on immigration, unbosomed this lesson in an interview... Read More
After nearly a decade of obsession with and pandering to the Hispanic vote, the leaders of both major political parties are finally being told an unpleasant truth—the Hispanic vote is overrated. Last week William Frey, one of the country's leading demographersand a major expert on immigration, unbosomed this lesson in an interview with the Washington... Read More
Only one week before a Time magazine cover story breathlessly informed the nation what the nation has long known—that America's borders are grotesquely out of control and getting worse—the Bush administration's border security chief told the nation to forget about the borders, there's nothing we can do. But what Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson told... Read More
Last summer, William Donald Schaefer, former Governor and present Comptroller of the state of Maryland, made the news when he groused about a worker at McDonald's who couldn't take his order because he couldn't speak English. "I don't want to adjust to another language," Mr. Schaefer grumped in public comments. "This is the United States.... Read More
Ever since September 11, 2001, the burning issue of reparations for slavery has flickered rather dimly. Now, thanks to blackneoconservative Senate candidate Alan Keyes, it may flare again. All by himself Mr. Keyes has added gas to the reparations flames in his race for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Mr. Keyes is probably not going... Read More
"Right Wing Sees Betrayals," the headline in the Washington Timesshouted last week, and it's about time the right wing did. This particular headline referred to what had been going on inside the Republican Convention's platform committee, where conservatives were given the run-around by the party establishment on several issues dear to them. One such issue... Read More
The real Hero of the Week to emerge from the Democratic Convention last month was the fabled Barack Obama, the Democrats' keynote speaker and candidate for the Senate from Illinois, where he currently serves as a state senator. It was not just that Mr. Obama, a half-black and half-white icon of multiracialism, was the star... Read More
President Bush's first act to kick off 2004 back in January was to unveilan immigration reform plan that was nothing more than a massive amnesty for illegal aliens. Mr. Bush's purpose was to impress the nation's growing Hispanic vote with how simpatico he is and to give them a good reason to vote for him.... Read More
The most recent contribution of the Open Borders Lobby to the decomposition of American civilization is the immigrant gang, which has now spread itself from the inner precincts of San Diego to such places as the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In the summer issue of the City Journal, published by the libertarian think tank the... Read More
If there was any flash of humor to relieve the excruciating tedium of the Democratic National Convention last week, it probably came from the lips of the Rev. Al Sharpton, who was allowed his several minutes at the podium at a time when the grand masters of the convention hoped nobody was paying attention. Unfortunately,... Read More
The 2004 presidential election may turn out to be decided by racial identities. For the last decade or so, the Republican Party has abandoned all pretense of controlling mass immigration on the superstitious ground that immigration control will alienate the booming Hispanic vote. Now, as two major news stories last week suggested, that superstition is... Read More
"How can Americans love their nation if they hate its government?" asked neoconservative Bill Kristol some years ago. Very easily, is the proper answer, not only from American conservatives (real ones, not the pseudo-cons Mr. Kristol commands) but even their French allies. In a recent article in Le Figaro, a leading French magazine, novelist Jean... Read More
Harvard scholar Samuel P. Huntington's Who Are We?, undoubtedly the most important criticism of mass immigration by a major academic figure in the last 50 years, has now been published, and if theonslaught against it has not been quite the gang rape some predicted, the establishment embrace of the book has not exactly been a... Read More
With 90 percent of black voters and 65 percent of Hispanics supporting Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 election, Mr. Gore's successor as the Democratic presidential candidate has to understand that he can't possibly win this year without similar support from both groups. Indeed, John Kerry, as recent polls suggest, will win just such... Read More
No sooner had the ballots begun to settle in the Republican primary race in Utah's Third District last week than the Open Borders battalions began flapping and crowing about their smashing victory over the forces of nativism and bigotry. The facts, when disentangled from Open Borders fabrications and fantasies, are quite different. In the fabrications... Read More
When President Bush made his grand tour of Africa last year, he had little to say about the land seizures and violent assaults on white farmers that the government of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has carried out, nor did he insist that South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki do anything about it. "I don't have any intention... Read More
While the Bush administration thinks amnesty is the way to deal with illegal immigration, the people who have to live with it are trying to control it themselves. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a recent sizeable story about the rise of citizens' patrols that police the borders in Arizona—where thousands of illegals come across every... Read More
Slowly but surely the Democratic Party and its pals on the left are figuring out how they have managed to lose most presidential elections for the last 30 years or so—by alienating white males. Now they are working on what they might do to get the white guys back, but progress on that front seems... Read More
In so far as Big Business has a bible, Forbes magazine is one of itsgospels, so it's a bit odd that in its June 7 issue Forbes offered a detailed and graphic account of how the big business of trafficking in illegal immigrants operates. Then again, for the hot gospellers of capitalism, it's just business—even... Read More
Is the American conservative movement as totally bankrupt as it appears to be? For the last four years, conservatives have whimpered and whined about the insufficient conservative principles of George W. Bush, and properly so. What they don't want to remember, of course, is that they're the oneswho picked Mr. Bush in the first place—and... Read More
President Bush can explain his Iraq policies all he wants, but he'll need more than that to stay in the White House. What he needs are called "voters," and in large part because of the kind of immigration policies the president and his party have supported, he may not have enough of them to win... Read More
Six months before the election, and some 20 percent of Republican voters say they are not necessarily committed to voting for George W. Bush. Welcome to the club, but meanwhile, Republicans are doing everything they can think of to insure their maximum leader goes the way of his dad and Bob Dole, among other recent... Read More
For most of this month, while the rest of the country worried about what was happening in Iraq, the state of Maryland had other concerns—namely, whether its governor, Robert L. Ehrlich, is too insensitive to the Tower of Babel into which mass immigration has helped convert his state and the nation. Mr. Ehrlich, a Republican... Read More
I confess that I have not read and have no intention of reading any of the endless buckets of bilge that have spilled onto op-ed pages in recent days about the glories of the Brown vs. Board of Educationdecision, the fiftieth anniversary of which is upon us this week. For every one of the countless... Read More
Big Business and its bottomless appetite for cheap labor are by no means the only pillars of the Open Borders Lobby that has helped flood the country with Third World immigrants. There are also the churches, themselves ever hungry for new members as their own religious liberalism drives away their old members. This week the... Read More
The hunt is on for Samuel P. Huntington, the distinguished Harvard political scientist whose new book Who Are We? lifts a skeptical eyebrow at mass immigration and the cultural devastation it inflicts. Mr. Huntington, author of the acclaimed Clash of Civilizations a few years back, has already raised ripples in the placid ponds of elite... Read More
If Islamic terrorism has contributed anything at all to Western civilization, it may actually have helped preserve it. Nothing has made Europeans wake up to what they have allowed mass immigration to do to them than the jihad many Muslims are licking their whiskers to wage against the new countries to which they have invited... Read More
In one of its rare adventures into the no man's land beyond the Beltway, the Washington Post last week served up a series on What America Is Really Like, concluding with an extended scrutiny of what is now called "Blue America" (actually, red or pink America), namely, that part of the country that voted for... Read More
"Hate crimes" are always good for a headline, even when they're fake. Last week the Los Angeles Times confirmed what many have long suspected and in some cases known—there are a lot more phony"hate crimes" padding the count than the bare numbers reported tell us. [As Hate-Crime Concerns Rise, So Does the Threat of Hoaxes,... Read More
The most recent contribution to racial harmony comes fromCharlottesville, Virginia, where the Washington Post reports that some people are alarmed at "racial profiling" by local cops in their efforts to catch a black serial rapist. ['DNA Dragnet' Makes Charlottesville Uneasy, By Maria Glod, April 14, 2004] Thanks to the foes of "racism," the rapist may... Read More
The tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is upon us this week, and some predict yet another African genocide is about to unfold in Sudan. In South Africa, however, where wicked white supremacy was dismantled (also a decade ago) and black majority rule established, all is happiness, a veritable cakewalk to utopia, according to neo-conservative... Read More
After decades of hiring illegal aliens and lobbying against any and all restrictions on immigration, Big Business is about to find out the real costs of the Open Borders it has subsidized. In California, the Washington Times reported last week, thousands of Mexicans who have worked for some of the state's and the nation's largest... Read More
Harvard scholar Samuel P. Huntington has not even published his newbook on the cultural threat of mass Third World immigration, but already the Open Borders onslaught on book and author has begun. In fact, the attack began last month with both Hispanic and neo-conservative supporters of the Third Worldization of America chiming in. Not since... Read More
Sam Francis
About Sam Francis

Dr. Samuel T. Francis (1947-2005) was a leading paleoconservative columnist and intellectual theorist, serving as an adviser to the presidential campaigns of Patrick Buchanan and as an editorial writer, columnist, and editor at The Washington Times. He received the Distinguished Writing Award for Editorial Writing of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) in both 1989 and 1990, while being a finalist for the National Journalism Award (Walker Stone Prize) for Editorial Writing of the Scripps Howard Foundation those same years. His undergraduate education was at Johns Hopkins and he later earned his Ph.D. in modern history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His books include The Soviet Strategy of Terror(1981, rev.1985), Power and History: The Political Thought of James Burnham (1984); Beautiful Losers: Essays on the Failure of American Conservatism (1993); Revolution from the Middle: Essays and Articles from Chronicles, 1989–1996 (1997); and Thinkers of Our Time: James Burnham (1999). His published articles or reviews appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, National Review, The Spectator (London), The New American, The Occidental Quarterly, and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, of which he was political editor and for which he wrote a monthly column, “Principalities and Powers.”