Jan Ireland column
Jan Ireland is a freelance writer who lives in Texas. She receives mail at email@example.com.
Gussying up the gun show lie
November 26, 2003
What do you do if everything you stand for is a lie, and that gets found out? Anti-gun organizations often just rename themselves, and declare they're . . .
A plastic approach to life and death
November 24, 2003
In a sort of reverse number logic, it is the Second Amendment that actually provides for the First Amendment and all other freedoms that Americans enjoy. Gun . . .
Plastic takes a long time to go away
November 20, 2003
Democrat gun control advocates have, pardon the pun, shot themselves in the foot at the polls many times, by trying to foist dangerous and ineffective gun laws . . .
Plumber, psychiatrist, or appropriate footwear
November 19, 2003
Were the subject matter not so serious, I would freely admit that I've enjoyed some mighty chuckles recently, occasioned by the veritably cascading leaks coming . . .
Spinning to high heaven
November 16, 2003
Spin is a word that used to have to do with a top. The strongest workout it got was from a child who wanted to make the top more exciting by blending its . . .
The pod people and effluent puffery
November 10, 2003
Decades separated the two events that caused the world to utter the words 'Never Again.' Six million Jews unimaginably persecuted and murdered, occasioned the . . .
What part of "Christian" does the YWCA still understand?
October 24, 2003
How did an organization whose very name suggests a moral stance, come to hire as its director a woman like Patricia Ireland? The YWCA knew that she was . . .
The astounding next level of judicial arrogance in America
October 16, 2003
Increasingly overreaching rulings from activist judges in recent years, suggests that public schools are inadequately teaching the constitutional makeup of our . . .
Just a half order of Constitution, I'm dieting
October 5, 2003
Liberals are approaching the Constitution of the United States as if it were a menu item. They want to order a la carte (do please pardon the French reference) . . .
Hypocrisy thy name is ... ACLU
September 29, 2003
I visualize the ACLU lawyers sputtering, as soon as they read that title. Like a vampire reacting to the Cross, I'd expect them to shield themselves from the . . .
Congress should treat HR 2998 as they do...telemarketing
September 25, 2003
Congressman Bill Young (R-Florida) informed his House colleagues early in September about certain Americans receiving bills for food they ate while they were in . . .
The "Gray" Lady still channeling Jayson Blair
September 22, 2003
Though he is ignominiously gone from the physical building, it seems the New York Times may still be channeling Jayson Blair. The fired reporter's manipulation . . .
Lipstick on the pig
September 17, 2003
Like the snake in the Garden of Eden, political correctness has its wily defenses. It isn't considered politically correct to challenge the origins or efficacy . . .
FEC grants special rights for socialists
September 14, 2003
Socialist Linda Averill said potential government surveillance or harassment by anti-socialists necessitated keeping her political donors secret. The Federal . . .
The lusus naturae of liberal thinking and children
September 9, 2003
Ogres are after America's children. There are several — outwardly pleasant, almost-earnest to a fault, clothed in the guise of liberal progressive thinking. . . .
Unholy narcissism fuels Left and Right extremists
September 4, 2003
What do American convicted murderer Paul Hill and Islamic bomber-murderer Raed Abdel-Hamed Masq have in common? There is the obvious, that both are murderers, . . .
What part of "no law" don't they understand?
September 2, 2003
Much of the country needs a constitutional lesson, and they need it quickly. The state of Alabama has become ground zero for a constitutional fight, the . . .
Fox News and the monument
August 26, 2003
Watch out for a couple of lulus of bad news events in the near future, because the first of what is said to always come in threes just sidled in unexpectedly on . . .