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OK, so you don't much like President Bush's immigration plan that would grant amnesty to 8 to 12 million illegal aliens. You are not alone. Hardly anyone likes the plan, from conservative supporters of the president, to the Hispanic bloc to which he's pandering, to the Democrats who want his job. But there's nothing you... Read More
"Think," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld enjoined the Senate Armed Services Committee last week. "It took us 10 months tofind Saddam Hussein. The reality is that the hole he was found hiding in was large enough to hold enough biological weapons to kill thousands of human beings." OK, and therefore what exactly? That the missing weapons... Read More
With John Kerry on the eve of uniting the Democratic Party and George W. Bush sinking slowly in national polls, political reality seems to have begun to glimmer inside the Bush White House, to the point that the president has now decided the better part of valor would be an "independent inquiry" into the claims... Read More
H.G. Wells once wrote a science fiction story entitled "When the Sleeper Wakes" about a man who goes to sleep and wakes up in the distant future. After 30 years of denying, ignoring and outright lying about the impact of mass immigration on this country, some long-term sleepers in today's chattering class also seem to... Read More
Sooner or later it was certain that the lawyers for black basketball player Kobe Bryant would start yelling "racism" in defense against charges that he raped a white woman. Just as O.J. Simpson's defense was able to get him acquitted of the double murder of two whites in 1995 with the same tactic, so lawyers... Read More
If the country is going to have a New World Order population, which is what President Bush's open invitation to mass Third World immigration will create, it ought also to have a New World Order educational system, which the administration is in the process of setting up. Last week the Washington Times reported just how... Read More
Where do you begin to take apart the evasions, half-truths and outright lies that merrily danced from the lips of the President of the United States in his State of the Union address this week? One place to begin is to listen to the inanities uttered by his Democratic rivals in response. Interviewed by NBC... Read More
You can talk about the supposed benefits of President Bush's ill-advised plan for amnesty for millions of illegal aliens all you want but the fact is that the political motivations of the president and his advisers in designing it and unleashing it at this particular time are transparent. The main designer was political adviser Karl... Read More
What is that John Podhoretz, Jonah Goldberg, David Horowitz, Tamar Jacoby, Suzanne Fields and David Brooks have in common? They are all neoconservatives, and all—unlike most conservatives of other identities and backgrounds—support President Bush's amnesty plan for illegal immigrants. What does that tell us? What it tells I will consider momentarily, but first, let us... Read More
Nothing President Bush has done in his entire administration has more deeply alienated the conservatives who have supported him since his days as governor of Texas than the amnesty plan for illegal aliens he released last week—not the Iraq war, not his internal security policies, not even his Medicare reforms. The Washington Times, Human Events,... Read More
As a belated Christmas gift to the country, President Bush this week unveiled what amounts to an amnesty program for illegal aliens—an amnesty I have been predicting his administration would endorse as soon as the smoke from the 9/11 attacks of 2001 cleared a bit.Amnesty was already on the table when the attacks occurred and... Read More
The holidays are over, and America slouches happily toward the next one, which is Martin Luther King Day in just two weeks. In Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the locals are already celebrating by a racial power struggle between whites and blacks. What the New York Times reported about the conflict last month tells us something... Read More
Saddam Hussein may stand a better chance of a fair trial in Iraq, where he will face trial, than in the International Criminal Court, into whoseclutches the Bush administration has decided the former Iraqi dictator won't fall. A body similar to the ICC, set up to try such offenses as "genocide"and "human rights abuses," is... Read More
If you thought the capture of Saddam Hussein might help in the war on terrorism, you should think again. The terrorists in Iraq aren't the real problem, according to Daniel Levitas writing in the New York Timesrecently. The real problem is right here in River City, and it's notMuslims or Arabs or Iraqis. It's the... Read More
Something funny is going on inside the Bush administration on the issue of mass immigration and what to do about it. A couple of weeks ago, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridgemuttered some cryptic, unrehearsed and rather ambiguous noises that sounded like an endorsement of amnesty for illegals. His spokesmen immediately denied that amnesty was what... Read More
Saddam Hussein unintentionally gave President Bush a little bump in the polls last week, though it's beginning to look like the president didn't need his help anyway. The only people besides the Democratic presidential candidates who seem disgruntled with Mr. Bush are the almost-always unhappy sages and sagamores of the "Conservative Movement." But those gentlemen... Read More
Once the crowing, gloating, chest-thumping and self-righteousness over the capture of Saddam Hussein begin to wear thin, sober observers will probably conclude that the best thing that could have happened would have been for Saddam to take a shot with his pistol at the G.I.'s who nabbed him and die in a hail of bullets... Read More
After two years of trying to deny that amnesty for illegal aliens is on the agenda of the Bush administration, one of the president's top advisers endorsed amnesty last week. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge in a speech in Miami pronounced that it was clear that "legalizing" illegal aliens is what we need to do.... Read More
"Malvo's Drawings Attack U.S. Racial Bias," the Washington Post'slead Metro story informed those readers who bother with the local news last week. [By Serge F. Kovaleski, December 5, 2003] "Racial bias" is the Post's way of covering up the dirty little secret painfully emerging from the trial of Jamaican immigrant Lee Boyd Malvo, charged as... Read More
Thanksgiving is over, but the country is probably lucky it took place at all. Various reports disclose that the war against Thanksgiving is almost as ferocious as those against such other evil institutions as Christmasand the Confederate Flag. A story in the Washington Times last week discussed the war and who's behind it. As you... Read More
If you wanted to prove that American universities are places wherefree speech and open discussion prevail, you probably wouldn't visit the University of Texas at Austin. There, as the Washington Post reported last week, normal students are fed up with the anti-American, anti-white and anti-conservativedogmas their professors insist on stuffing into their noodles. The students... Read More
Science marches on, and some of it marches right into a happy country that unites Alice's Wonderland to Orwell's 1984. The latest scientific finding from Dartmouth discloses a test that claims to be able to detect hidden "racism." The test's uses are obvious enough, and one has already been proposed—to screen police recruits to see... Read More
Ever since his victory in California election in October, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been the poster boy for the pushers of fake immigration control, mainly because his call for repeal of a new law giving illegal aliens access to driver's licenses was hugely popular with voters. Now, with the new governor wobbling on his campaign position,... Read More
Among the many benefits of the mass immigration the Open Borders Lobby has invited into the country are the diseases that wouldprobably all but have vanished from American and Western society but for the presence of Third World immigrants. Tuberculosis, rubella (German measles) and hepatitis are among themost serious, but last week the New York... Read More
"I do not like the Confederate flag," black pundit Shelby Steeleinformed the readers of the Wall Street Journal last week in a long commentary on Vermont ex-governor Howard Dean's recent remarkthat he wanted to be "the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks." "It excludes me, profoundly," Mr. Steele asserts. [Yo, Howard!... Read More
While President Bush was explaining why Americans must exportdemocracy to the rest of the planet last week, Mexico's President Vicente Fox was practicing his own version of democracy inside the United States. Virtually unreported in the national media, Mr. Fox's brazen lobbying of American elected leaders to advance his own agenda for amnesty of illegal... Read More
"When a term has become so universally sanctified as 'democracy' now is," wrote the poet and social critic T.S. Eliot in 1939, "I begin to wonder whether it means anything, in meaning too many things…. If anybody ever attacked democracy, I might discover what the word meant." Eliot would have discovered little about the meaning... Read More
Well, I guess Jesse Jackson won't be endorsing Howard Dean after all. After suggesting in a recent column (before Mr. Dean's now famous Confederate flag remark) that the ex-governor of Vermont might be on his way to winning the bloc support of black Democrats and therefore the party nomination, I must now predict that such... Read More
Back when conservatives started talking about the "culture war,"they generally meant the clash over issues like sex, abortion,homosexuality, feminism and religion. Now, having lost (or surrendered on) most of those issues, conservatives don't talk much about the "culture war" at all. That does not mean, of course, that the war is over. It's just that... Read More
It's hardly news when the Rev. Al Sharpton denounces a white politician as "anti-black," but when the veteran racial demagogue who gave the world the Tawana Brawley hoax blasted his fellow Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean last week, there was a ripple in the press. [Sharpton Calls Dean's Agenda 'Anti-Black,' By Brian Faler, Washington Post,... Read More
Welcome to the American Police State, my friends, where a law-abiding citizen has his door broken down, is hauled off to jail by a small army of some 60 officers, and is held without bail for four months. His crime: virtually nothing. Of course this is science fiction, you say. Well, not exactly. It happened... Read More
With no fewer than three lead articles on the California election in the next issue of the Weekly Standard, the neoconservative spin on the election's meaning is pretty much complete. As usual, the neocons manage to miss (or mask) the real meaning,misdirect conservatives and Republicans who pay attention to them and desperately try to clamber... Read More
Mexican President Vicente Fox's little visit with President Bush at the Asian summit meeting in Bangkok this week got a bit upstaged by Mr. Fox's Malaysian counterpart and his comments about Jews ruling the world, but what happened between the Mexican and American presidents at the summit may have been a good deal more important... Read More
If you want a vision of the future of the country (or, if you will, thecountry of the future), check out a story in last week's Washington Post Metro section by Linda Perlstein about the wonderful world of "diversity" in the D.C. area's Montgomery County and more especially its schools. If this is the future,... Read More
Does the California election prove that Republicans can now win the Hispanic vote? That's what some pundits are claiming because of the comparatively low support won by professional Hispanic candidate Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (54 percent) and the supposedly high support captured by winner Arnold Schwarzenegger (30 percent). As usual, of course, the pundits are... Read More
You don't hear so much about gun control any more, largely because, one has to suspect, even the Democrats have tumbled to the truth that it's a big loser at the polls. In 2000 Al Gore lost a good many white male voters because he failed to distance himself from his party's record on gun... Read More
The ink was not even dry on the California ballots before the Open Borders neoconservatives at National Review Online started pontificating about how Arnold Schwarzenegger's victory in California tells us what to say and think about immigration. "There are important lessons to be learned from this election about the right way and the wrong way... Read More
If recent polls on the California gubernatorial race are at all accurate, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante will not win the election, but he will certainly come closer than most other candidates. That's because Mr. Bustamante enjoys an advantage most other candidates, including the (still) likely winner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, don't—namely racial solidarity. Because Mr. Bustamante is... Read More
With the presidential election only thirteen months away, the ten little Democrats are not the only ones running. President Bush is also cranking up for the race, and soon we can expect to hear from him and his surrogates how much of the black vote they expect to win next year. In the last election,... Read More
Hooray, Hooray! Federal judges, in their wisdom, mercy and benevolence, have now ruled that the people of California may indeedhold the election and recall that they decided to hold several months ago. It's just like democracy, isn't it, where the people themselves rather than unelected magistrates get to determine such matters? Nevertheless, after the staged... Read More
Most Americans probably observed this year's September 11 with a mixture of grief, sadness, and smoldering anger, but President George W. Bush made good political use of the occasion—to demand even more power for the federal police state his administration is constructing. Not content with measures his critics on both the right and the leftview... Read More
Well, if the good people of California can't have an election, at least they can have freedom of association. Well, then again, perhaps they can't. At a place rather ironically calledFreedom High School in Contra Costa a 15-year-old girl wants to start a student group called the Caucasian Club. That was enough to make national... Read More
Well, so much for what passes for "democracy" in the merry old New World Order. With a flick of their Bics, three federal judges succeeded in smothering("postponing," in the euphemism favored by the press) the most recent breath of grassroots political wind that was blowing the recall movement in California and the campaigns of 135... Read More
With California's Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante now leading in the polls to be the state's next governor, the silence about his anti-white past is thunderous. Neither the mainstream press nor his comrades in the Democratic Party nor even most of his rivals in the election have mentioned it. As for the professional witch hunters of... Read More
The good news is that there probably won't be any amnesty for illegal aliens in the near future—at least not one under that name and covering all illegals. That's more or less the implication of what Secretary of State Colin Powell told the press last week after talks with his Mexican counterparton the immigration issue.... Read More
The big question among American Hispanics these days is not whichparty they should vote for next year or which candidate to support inCalifornia next month but rather what they should call themselves—Hispanics or Latinos? Last week the Washington Post devoted a long front page story to this burning issue, and the reasons why the latter... Read More
The 900-pound gorilla standing in the middle of the California governor's race that no one dares mention is not Arnold Schwarzenegger but the issue of immigration. Actually, quite a few do mention it, but so far not one of the major candidates has done so. The only people who talk about it are the candidates... Read More
After slapping themselves on the back for the last decade or so, the elders of the "conservative movement" now seem to have glimpsed the dreadful truth: Conservatism as they defined and led it for the last 30 years is at best only a partial success and may even be a flop. Last week reporter Ralph... Read More
With immigration smothering California, it tells us something about the state of American democracy that not a single major candidate for governor ever mentions the issue. There are minor candidates, like the intrepid Joe Guzzardi,schoolteacher and columnist, who grasp what's going on in California and don't hesitate to tell voters about it, but few seem... Read More
The man to see about immigration in California these days is not the oafish Arnold Schwarzenegger but military historian and classical scholar Victor Davis Hanson, author of a new book called " Mexifornia" that details—once again—what mass immigration (or some of it) is doing to his state. Mr. Hanson certainly has his virtues, but to... 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.”