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  1. [+]
    Addicted to Government? (Review)
    New York Unbound, by Peter D. Salins
    1. New York Unbound by Peter D. Salins
    Reason, January 1990, p. 55
  2. [+]
    All in the Family (Review)
    The Subversive Family, by Ferdinand Mount
    1. The Subversive Family by Ferdinand Mount
    National Review, March 15, 1993, pp. 58-59
  3. All in the Family
    National Review, March 6, 1995, pp. 36-44
  4. Among the Environmentaloids/Westway Story
    The American Spectator, January 1986, pp. 27-28
  5. The Amoral Case for Family Values
    National Review, October 4, 1993, pp. 29-39
  6. Anarchy, State, and Rent Control
    The New Republic, December 22, 1986, p. 20
  7. Atonement (1893)
  8. The Big Backwater
    The Weekly Standard, January 26, 1998, pp. 26-30
  9. A Big Fat Jury Verdict
    The Weekly Standard, June 14, 2004, pp. 16-17
  10. Billions Down the Drain
    Why Californians are squandering their most precious resource
    Reason, June 1982, pp. 25-32
  11. Black Family Agonistes
    How can it be said that black families are "breaking up" when they are no longer even f...
    The American Spectator, July 1984, pp. 14-16
  12. Bloomberg's Blunder
    The Weekly Standard, December 23, 2002, pp. 16-18
  13. [+]
    The Book Case (Review)
    Disarming the Prophets of Doom
    1. The Doomsday Myth by Charles Maurice and Charles W. Smithson
    Reason, February 1985, p. 52
  14. [+]
    The Book Case (Review)
    Plan of La Mancha
    1. Cities of Tomorrow by Peter Geoffrey Hall
    Reason, Aug/Sept 1990, p. 48
  15. Bring Back the Jury
    A Founding institution flounders
    The American Spectator, August 1986, pp. 18-20
  16. The Brooklyn Spectator
    Al's Toyland
    The American Spectator, June 1997, pp. 64-65
  17. Articles
    Bubbling Out
    We need to plan for a world with less oil
    National Review, July 14, 2008, pp. 17-19
  18. A Bumper Crop of Alarmism
    The Weekly Standard, February 12, 2001, pp. 13-14
  19. Bush Versus the Trial Lawyers
    Not all tort reforms are created equal
    The Weekly Standard, January 17, 2005, pp. 27-30
  20. Features
    Byting the Hand That Feeds Us
    By restricting the immigration of much-needed "information technology" workers, Dumbocr...
    The American Spectator, May 1998, pp. 24-27
  21. California Unplugged
    How many environmentalists does it take to screw up a lightbulb? The origins of Califor...
    The American Spectator, April 2001, pp. 30-37
  22. Capital Punishment Works
    States that execute murderers have seen the most rapid decline in murder rates
    The Weekly Standard, August 13, 2001, pp. 27-30
  23. The Capital Question
    The Chair Deters
    National Review, July 17, 2000, pp. 43-44
  24. The Choices Are Expanding
    After years of struggle against the public school monopoly and the declining quality of...
    The American Spectator, September 1998, pp. 28-33
  25. Chronicler without a Clue
    Nicholas Lemann report brilliantly on the great black migration from south to North in ...
    The American Spectator, June 1991, pp. 14-16
  26. City to Edison: Drop Dead
    The Weekly Standard, April 16, 2001, pp. 22-24
  27. Complex Questions
    The New Science of Spontaneous Order
    Reason, January 1996, pp. 34-39
  28. Condemned to Liberation: The Woman as Breadwinner
    There were once very good reasons to discriminate against women. What went wrong?
    The American Spectator, November 1984, pp. 22-29
  29. Cracks in the Mosaic
    Back to the Streets
    National Review, June 25, 1990, p. 39
  30. [+]
    Crime and Human Nature (Review)
    Crime and Human Nature, by James Q. Wilson and Richard J. Herrnstein
    1. Crime and Human Nature by James Q. Wilson and Richard J. Herrnstein
    The American Spectator, November 1985, pp. 38-39
  31. Cuomo for President?
    What it will mean if this family man makes it official.
    The American Spectator, January 1988, pp. 22-25
  32. A Declaration of Independence
    The Weekly Standard, September 25, 2000, pp. 20-21
  33. Decriminalize Crime
    The Weekly Standard, November 27, 1995, pp. 29-32
  34. [+]
    Disabling America (Review)
    Disabling America, by Richard E. Morgan
    1. Disabling America by Richard E. Morgan
    The American Spectator, July 1985, pp. 38-39
  35. [+]
    Do Seat Belt Laws Work? (Review)
    The Litigation Explosion, by Walter K. Olson
    1. The Litigation Explosion by Walter K. Olson
    The Freeman, July 1992, pp. 287-288
  36. Don't Fight the Power
    Learning to Love Nukes
    The American Spectator, May 2002, pp. 54-63
  37. Down on the Farm
    The government subsidizes a crisis
    The American Spectator, June 1986, pp. 21-24
  38. Drilling Is Destiny
    This won't hurt a big. Really
    National Review, March 25, 2002, pp. 43-44
  39. The Economies of Public Housing
    Forget the HUD scandals. The real scandal is that most Americans haven't a clue as to t...
    The American Spectator, November 1989, pp. 26-29
  40. Eminentoes/The Big Apple's Nomenklatura
    The American Spectator, September 1986, pp. 33-34
  41. End of a Supreme Court Blunder?
    The exclusionary rule hangs by one vote
    The Weekly Standard, August 21, 2006, pp. 30-32
  42. The Energy Crisis Is Over
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1981, pp. 25-37
  43. Environment
    Reclaiming Conservative Ground
    The American Spectator, February 1985, pp. 15-16
  44. Environmentalism
    The Newest Toryism
    Policy Review, Fall 1980, pp. 141-152
  45. Environmentalism and the Leisure Class
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1977, pp. 49-56
  46. ERISA: A Prescription for Health Care Inequity
    Current medical insurance law favors big corporations and labor unions while making car...
    The American Spectator, November 1998, pp. 32-37
  47. The Excluded Americans (1990)
    Homelessness and Housing Policies
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  48. [+]
    The Family Wage (2 Reviews)
    Family Questions, by Allan C. Carlson
    1. Family Questions by Allan C. Carlson
    2. The Family Wage by Bryce Christensen
    The American Spectator, March 1989, pp. 38-39
  49. [+]
    Fatherless America (Review)
    Fatherless America, by David Blankenhorn
    1. Fatherless America by David Blankenhorn
    The American Spectator, August 1995, pp. 69-70
  50. Fifteen Years of Reason Conservation in Deed
    Saving the Environment through Ownership
    Reason, May 1983, pp. 34-39
  51. Food Riots Made in the USA
    Nuclear power remains a better solution to our energy problems than ethanol
    The Weekly Standard, April 28, 2008, pp. 25-28
  52. Books, Arts & Manners
    A Form of Madness (Review)
    Toxic Terror, by Elizabeth M. Whelan
    1. Toxic Terror by Elizabeth M. Whelan
    National Review, January 31, 1986, pp. 52-53
  53. From the Courthouse
    The Weekly Standard, February 2, 2004, p. 15
  54. Feature
    From the Golden State to the Blackout State
    Don't blame deregulation for California's electricity problems
    The Weekly Standard, January 22, 2001, pp. 28-32
  55. Get Out of Town
    The Yankees are all set to leave New York and no one admits the city is driving them out.
    The American Spectator, July 1996, pp. 26-29
  56. Get Out Your Sweaters
    The Weekly Standard, December 5, 2005, pp. 18-20
  57. Getting Fat on Torts
    The Weekly Standard, February 24, 2003, pp. 19-20
  58. Give 'em Shelter
    The Weekly Standard, July 3, 2006, pp. 14-15
  59. Give Us This Day Our Daily News
    A strike from the past
    The American Spectator, March 1991, p. 15
  60. [+]
    Going Nuclear (Review)
    The Revenge of Gaia, by James Lovelock
    1. The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock
    The Weekly Standard, January 15, 2007, p. 36
  61. Art
    The Gonzalez exhibition
    The New Criterion, May 1983, pp. 43-49
  62. Features
    Guilty as Charged
    Galileo Gingrich would have been better off insisting that the earth is flat than speak...
    The American Spectator, April 1997, pp. 22-27
  63. [+]
    Hangin' with the Homeboys (4 Reviews)
    Inside street gangs
    1. The Gang As an American Enterprise by Felix M. Padilla
    2. Going Down to the Barrio by Joan W. Moore
    3. Do or Die by Leon Bing
    4. Islands in the Street by Martin Sanchez Jankowski
    Reason, December 1992, pp. 37-39
  64. The Health Insurance Mess
    The Weekly Standard, January 27, 1997, pp. 26-30
  65. The Hidden Costs of Housing Madness
    City Journal, Autumn 1990, pp. 19-30
  66. Home Economics
    The Housing Crisis That Overregulation Built
    Policy Review, Fall 1989, pp. 20-25
  67. Homeless People, Peopleless Homes
    No Vacancy in New York City
    The American Spectator, February 1987, pp. 18-21
  68. Horror on the Hudson
    The pursuit of PCBs
    The American Spectator, January 2002, pp. 52-64
  69. Housing
    The Unwelcome Wagon Rolls On
    Reason, December 1991, pp. 58-59
  70. How Housing Regulations Cause Homelessness
    The Public Interest, Winter 1991, pp. 78-88
  71. I Want a New Drug
    The Weekly Standard, June 16, 2003, pp. 16-17
  72. In an Anti-Family Way
    The work of Stephenie Coontz
    National Review, October 15, 2001, pp. 62-65
  73. Features
    In Defense (sort of) of Trial Lawyers
    Their excesses are well known, their virtues less so
    The Weekly Standard, December 15, 2003, pp. 18-22
  74. In Vitro Veritas
    The New Republic, October 28, 1981, pp. 14-16
  75. [+]
    Inside the Criminal Mind (Review)
    Inside the Criminal Mind, by Stanton Samenow
    1. Inside the Criminal Mind by Stanton Samenow
    The American Spectator, March 1985, pp. 37-39
  76. Is Nature Too Good for Us?
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1982, pp. 27-35
  77. Is Police Brutality the Problem?
    Commentary, January 1993, pp. 23-28
  78. Is This What They Want?
    II. Nightmare or Bad Dream?
    National Review, May 11, 1979, pp. 610-611
  79. It's a Rotten Life
    Rent Control and the Loss of Civility
    Reason, February 1989, pp. 22-26
  80. Jesse Jackson: The Great Man's Populism
    White liberals, watch out!
    The American Spectator, May 1984, pp. 22-24
  81. Jimmy's Store
    The Weekly Standard, September 23, 1996, pp. 19-20
  82. La Grippe of the Trial Lawyers
    The Weekly Standard, October 25, 2004, pp. 10-13
  83. The Landlord's Tale
    The New Republic, July 7, 1986, pp. 14-15
  84. Last Call
    Scout's Honor
    The American Spectator, February 1997, pp. 82-84
  85. Legal Malpractice
    The Weekly Standard, March 24, 2003, pp. 18-22
  86. Letters
    Commentary, April 1993, pp. 2-18
  87. Lights Out! (2010)
    Ten Myths About (And Real Solutions To) America's Energy Crisis
  88. A Little Girl, Murdered
    The Weekly Standard, December 18, 1995, pp. 19-20
  89. Lo, A Smart Grid!
    National Review, March 9, 2009, pp. 18-19
  90. Marketing Pollution
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1981, pp. 31-38
  91. Markets vs. 'Crises'
    How energy problems get solved---or worsened
    National Review, June 11, 2001, pp. 18-21
  92. Maybe You Should Carry a Gun
    The Weekly Standard, December 16, 1996, pp. 30-32
  93. The Meltdown State
    The Weekly Standard, March 15, 2004, pp. 13-15
  94. Features
    The Moral of the Story
    The welfare reform bill marks the first time the federal government has given up a majo...
    The American Spectator, October 1996, pp. 20-25
  95. More Nukes, Please
    They're the safest, cleanest, cheapest way to generate electricity
    The Weekly Standard, April 2, 2001, pp. 26-30
  96. Moscow on the Hudson
    What would Mia Farrow do without rent control
    The American Spectator, July 1986, pp. 19-21
  97. The Mystery of Wappingers Falls
    The New Republic, March 21, 1988, pp. 19-22
  98. Features
    The Myth of Alternative Energy
    The life and times of Amory Lovins
    The Weekly Standard, May 21, 2001, pp. 25-30
  99. The Nation's Pulse
    Soccer Dads & Single Moms
    The American Spectator, March 1997, p. 47
  100. Departments
    The Nation's Pulse/Howard Beach Bums
    The American Spectator, March 1987, pp. 26-27
  101. The Nation's Pulse/Hurricane Carter's Comeback
    The American Spectator, February 1986, pp. 31-33
  102. [+]
    The New Politics of Poverty (Review)
    The New Politics of Poverty, by Lawrence M. Mead
    1. The New Politics of Poverty by Lawrence M. Mead
    The American Spectator, August 1992, pp. 60-61
  103. Departments
    The New York Spectator
    Hell of a Town
    The American Spectator, July 1991, pp. 41-42
  104. The New York Spectator
    Moving on up
    The American Spectator, July 1997, pp. 60-61
  105. [+]
    Newt Wrote It. I Should Know (Review)
    To Renew America, by Newt Gingrich
    1. To Renew America by Newt Gingrich
    The Weekly Standard, October 16, 1995, pp. 44-45
  106. [+]
    No Exit (2 Reviews)
    Nuclear Power: Issues and Choices,
    1. Nuclear Power: Issues and Choices
    2. The Silent Bomb by Peter Faulkner
    National Review, February 2, 1979, pp. 180-181
  107. Nuclear Proliferation
    The Weekly Standard, June 5, 2006, pp. 14-15
  108. O.J.'s DNA in Court
    Blood evidence places Mr. Simpson at the scene of the Brentwood murders but in a courtr...
    The American Spectator, November 1994, pp. 24-29
  109. Of Mites and Men
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1978, pp. 43-60
  110. On the Campus
    In That Dawn
    National Review, September 30, 1988, pp. 32-38
  111. On the Internet No One Knows You're a Dog
    Want to Get Rich Quick on the Internet? Good Luck, But That Hasn't Deterred Our Former ...
    The American Spectator, May 2000, pp. 38-45
  112. On the Scene
    A Wake for Danny Boy
    National Review, April 1, 1990, pp. 23-24
  113. Open Season on Bill Gates
    Bill Gates and Microsoft have committed the crime of understanding the information Age ...
    The American Spectator, July 1998, pp. 40-47
  114. Our Homestead Plan for the Poor
    Welfare reform will come to no good unless it allows the underclass to work and have fa...
    The American Spectator, July 1988, pp. 25-28
  115. Passing the Buck
    National Review, August 1, 1994, pp. 46-48
  116. Pataki to NYC: Control Rent
    The Weekly Standard, June 30, 1997, p. 14
  117. The Permanent Energy Crisis
    The Weekly Standard, March 17, 2003, p. 16
  118. Pity the New York Landlord
    The heir, the immigrant, the refugee, the operator, and the fiddler-legends, each one o...
    The American Spectator, February 1989, pp. 19-22
  119. [+]
    Populism and Elitism (Review)
    Populism and Elitism, by Jeffrey Bell
    1. Populism and Elitism by Jeffrey Bell
    The American Spectator, January 1993, pp. 92-93
  120. The Post-Columbo Era
    How the courts killed good detective work
    National Review, September 3, 2001, pp. 28-29
  121. Private Prosecutions
    Restoring the balance to criminal justice
    The American Spectator, May 1986, pp. 16-18
  122. Progress and Privilege (1982)
    America in the Age of Environmentalism
    7 Reviews, 5 Readable
  123. Punishment is a Language
    The Weekly Standard, April 8, 1996, pp. 16-18
  124. Radio Free Liberal
    The Weekly Standard, March 10, 2003, p. 15
  125. The Rent-Control Wars
    The Weekly Standard, May 5, 1997, pp. 12-13
  126. A Return to the "Family Wage"
    The Weekly Standard, May 13, 1996, pp. 27-30
  127. Book Reviews
    The Talkies/Confession of a Critic (Review)
    The Evolution of Cooperation, by Robert Axelrod
    1. The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
    The American Spectator, September 1984, pp. 35-36
  128. [+]
    Politique Internationale/A Touch of Crass (Review)
    The Victim's Song, by Alice R. Kaminsky
    1. The Victim's Song by Alice R. Kaminsky
    The American Spectator, March 1986, pp. 35-36
  129. [+]
    Politique Internationale/Governor Garlic (Review)
    Playing God in Yellowstone, by Alston Chase
    1. Playing God in Yellowstone by Alston Chase
    The American Spectator, May 1986, pp. 40-41
  130. [+]
    Revisions: Kill the Umpire (Review)
    An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith, R.H. Cam...
    1. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, R.H. Campbell, and A.S. Skinner
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1981, pp. 84-87
  131. Features
    Revolt in Queens
    A New York City plan to teach first-graders about homosexuality has led parents from al...
    The American Spectator, February 1993, pp. 26-31
  132. Books
    Rodin in the round (Review)
    Rodin: The Shape of Genius, by Ruth Butler
    1. Rodin: The Shape of Genius by Ruth Butler
    The New Criterion, March 1994, pp. 52-55
  133. The Sinking Ark
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1979, pp. 17-27
  134. The Smear that Failed
    The Weekly Standard, January 23, 2006, pp. 12-13
  135. Socialism in Every City
    The Weekly Standard, November 3, 2003, pp. 20-21
  136. Spending Their Way Out of Debt
    The Weekly Standard, May 26, 2003, pp. 17-18
  137. Sweet Charity
    It is, when it's paid for by government. The schoking story of nonprofits feeding at th...
    The American Spectator, February 1995, pp. 38-41
  138. Terrestrial Energy (2008)
    How Nuclear Energy Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America's Energy Od...
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  139. Then There's Rent Control
    The New Republic, April 11, 1988, pp. 22-23
  140. There's Plenty of Energy At the Bottom
    The American Spectator, April 2009, pp. 26-31
  141. Features
    Three Strikes and You're Dead
    The anti-crime proposal now winning praise from both parties is little more than a gimm...
    The American Spectator, March 1994, pp. 22-26
  142. Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Persecuted
    Across the country, the Boy Scouts are under attack
    National Review, September 15, 2008, pp. 32-35
  143. Books, Arts & Manners
    Through the Cracks (2 Reviews)
    Madness in the Streets, by Rael Jean Isaac and Virginia C. Armat
    1. Madness in the Streets by Rael Jean Isaac and Virginia C. Armat
    2. Out of Bedlam by Ann Braden Johnson
    National Review, September 17, 1990, p. 46
  144. Tilting We Will Go?
    Windmills are not an energy policy
    National Review, August 18, 2008, pp. 35-37
  145. [+]
    Toxic Myth (Review)
    The Apocalyptics, by Edith Efron
    1. The Apocalyptics by Edith Efron
    Reason, September 1984, p. 56
  146. Features
    The Tragedy of Racial Profiling
    It's unjust---and it works
    The Weekly Standard, June 18, 2001, pp. 23-26
  147. True Confessions
    The Long Road Back from Miranda
    National Review, October 18, 1985, pp. 28-33
  148. True Confessions
    The Weekly Standard, May 19, 2003, pp. 16-19
  149. The Truth About Newt's Class
    The Weekly Standard, February 3, 1997, pp. 18-19
  150. The Two Campus Cultures
    P.C. (political correctness) vs. PC's (personal computers)
    The Weekly Standard, December 11, 2000, pp. 26-30
  151. [+]
    Two Nations, One Hack (Review)
    Two Nations, by Andrew Hacker
    1. Two Nations by Andrew Hacker
    National Review, June 8, 1992, pp. 49-50
  152. Unbroken Windows: The Good News on Crime
    Because of a return to common sense, crime is down - for now. But how long can we kid o...
    The American Spectator, March 1998, pp. 32-37
  153. Under Siege
    Small Business in New York
    City Journal, Autumn 1992, pp. 41-50
  154. The Unjust World of Bernhard Goetz
    But it helps to have Barry Slotnick for a lawyer.
    The American Spectator, April 1985, pp. 18-21
  155. Vigilante (1985)
    The Backlash Against Crime in America
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  156. Visits with the Homeless
    How some people live on $50,000 a year.
    The American Spectator, May 1985, pp. 10-12
  157. [+]
    What Comes Next (Review)
    What Comes Next, by James P. Pinkerton
    1. What Comes Next by James P. Pinkerton
    The American Spectator, December 1995, pp. 74-75
  158. Where Do the Homeless Come From?
    National Review, September 25, 1987, pp. 32-43
  159. Who Is George Pataki?
    The Weekly Standard, September 16, 1996, pp. 21-24
  160. Who Needs Energy?
    The American Spectator, March 2002, pp. 22-25
  161. Why the Death Penalty Works
    The news will kill opponents of capital punishment, but murder rates go down when execu...
    The American Spectator, October 2000, pp. 34-37
  162. Why We Have Families
    In the past quarter-century we've undone what it took 3.5 million years to create.
    The American Spectator, December 1985, pp. 14-17
  163. Why, and How, Tax Cuts Work
    The Weekly Standard, September 30, 1996, pp. 21-26
  164. The Wreck of the Auto Industry
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1980, pp. 45-61
  165. Your Social Justice of Your Air Conditioning
    The Big Apple ponders power plant racism
    The American Spectator, May 2001, p. 18
  166. The '80s Will be Remembered...
    Reason, May 1988, p. 57
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