Newspaper and Magazine articles, 2001-2006

2006

Tech glitches mar electronic editions. Online replicas of print News and Post prove difficult to read and navigate. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Dec. 30, 2006.

The Other War in Ethiopia. Tech Central Station. Dec. 29, 2006. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. The destruction of the disarmed Anuak people of southwestern Ethiopia.

The 'other' Tancredo ignored. From local media, you'd never know he's a big Taiwan backer. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Dec. 16, 2006.

Columnist is out of his depth. Campos forgets rules of civil discourse in effort about war. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Dec. 2, 2006. Also: the hypocrisy and deceptive omissions of Colorado Media Matters.

Off Target. A 1989 college shooting in Montreal incited a $2 billion Canadian long gun registry. Seventeen years later, another Montreal college shooting mocks the failed registry.America's 1st Freedom. December 2006.

Media crossed line in Haggard 'outing'. Radio, dailies, TV yielded to their basest instincts in abetting attack on privacy. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Nov. 18, 2006.

Arms-Bearing Can Bear the Defeat. The Second Amendment emerges from the election relatively unscathed. National Review Online, Nov. 8, 2006.

Danger evident in imposing mandatory gun storage laws. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 8, 2006.

News out of joint on marijuana. Slang misuse, failure to check assertions hurts its coverage. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Nov. 4, 2006.

2006 Second Amendment Election Guide. All the Governor, Senate, and key House races. Oct. 31, 2006.

U.N. To World: You Have No Human Right to Self-Defense. Thwarted by the demise of its global gun ban treaty, the United Nations declares the human right of self-defense null and void. America's 1st Freedom, November 2006.

The Catechism of the Revolution. Jonathan Mayhew, the great Congregationalist preacher from Boston who taught America their duty of resisting tyranny. Liberty, November 2006.

Fair, balanced? Not our dailies. Think tank study finds News, Post toe the establishment line. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Oct. 21, 2006.

The Resistance. Teaching common-sense school protection. National Review Online, Oct. 10, 2006.

Only press itself can stop copycats. Killers, suicides thrive on publicity given those who perpetrated earlier crimes. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Oct. 7, 2006.

Ballot Builder has a ways to go. RockyMountainNews.com's service a nice try, but no cigar. Plus, coverage of Rosie O'Donnell's hate speech. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Sept. 23, 2006.

The UN's New Attack on Law-abiding American Gun Owners. How the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly are moving towards declaring the absence of sufficiently repressive American laws on gun ownership and self-defense to be a violation of international human rights. The Volokh Conspiracy. Sept. 13, 2006.

Taiwan's Right to UN Membership. The Volokh Conspiracy. Sept. 12, 2006. Español.

CU prof ethical in dealings with law. JonBenet Ramsey case maven was right to help police apprehend suspect Karr. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Sept. 9, 2006.

Owens the master in JonBenet case. Governor has artfully manipulated media with his pronouncements about slaying. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,August 26, 2006.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2006. Reviews of "As You Like It" and "The Tempest." The Volokh Conspiracy, Aug. 15, 2006.

Were front-page photos staged?Images from Qana raise issue of whether media were manipulated. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,August 12, 2006.

Beauprez's gun policy mangled. Plus, stem cells, Microsoft suit against software pirates, bait-and-switch ads. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,July 29, 2006.

Gun Bans & Genocide: The Disarming Facts.How gun control has been used in the Darfur, Sudan genocide. Genocide and United Nations disarmament in other African countries. America's 1st Freedom, August 2006. PDF. HTML.

U.S. House Votes to Ban Gun Confiscation in Disasters. The Volokh Conspiracy.July 26, 2006.

United Nations an Accomplice in Hezbollah Kidnapping.July 21, 2006. The Volokh Conspiracy. How the United Nations helped in Hezbollah's October 2000 kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers, and the subsequent cover-up.

Deficient stories hinder debate. Incomplete reports don't help our grasp of immigration issue. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,July 15, 2006.

The U.N. Wants Your Gun. Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2006. En français. Polski (Polish).

UN Conference Ending, Freedom Winning! The Volokh Conspiracy. July 7, 2006. (Polski/Polish translation.)

Epic battle for press freedom. In 1905, News owner took on a compromised supreme court. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,July 1, 2006.

Failing to get the poop on Ensz. Post, News come up short on dog-feces-in-mail-slot story. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,June 17, 2006. Plus, Paul Campos misreads InstaPundit, Diane Carman falls for General Motors trolley car hoax, and The Nationwrongly charges the Colorado Rockies baseball team with racism.

Climate alarmism a perennial. Study: Journalists have often blown hot and cold on issue. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,June 3, 2006. Plus, local media ignore Owens' call for illegal alien amnesty.

Churchill report finds News on top. Web site had more extensive coverage - and quicker - than its rival at the Post. Also, media bashing of Colorado Springs and its elected officials and congressional candidates because of their un-p.c. stands on some social issues. Plus chess and poker coverage. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,May 20, 2006.

Dailies fall flat in full rally coverage. Essential aspects of story go unreported, hard questions unasked by News, Post. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,May 6, 2006.

Dailies are reliably pro-illegals. Critics little cited; columnists of one mind about the issue. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,April 22, 2006.

Woman of the World.Book review of "The Other Faces of Mary," by Ann Ball. Touchstone, April 2006.

Tattered Cover again Shows Grit. Plus, polling on illegal immigration; Palestinian Authority financial crisis. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,April 8, 2006.

So much left out of Saddam stories. Documents, videos potentially explosive, but News, Post coverage only minimal. Plus, the lies of Mahmoud Abbas and Scott Ritter.Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,March 25, 2006.

Imam's critic shortchanged. Coverage of Sheikh Ekrima Sabri gave his record a pass. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,March 11, 2006.

Alternative Media. Kopel MP3 podcast. March 8, 2006.

Media skip other side of Sharpton. 'Hate-crime perpetrator' given a pass by Denver dailies et al. in CU appearance. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Feb. 25, 2006.

Cartoon quarrel deadly serious. Free world must decide - will it submit to de facto sharialaw or assert its rights. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Feb. 11, 2006.

Sergeant York. Great Hero of the Great War. America's 1st Freedom, Feb. 2005. PDF.

Did blogosphere influence vote?Corruption inquiry covered only on Web might have tipped Canadian election. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Jan. 28, 2006. Plus New York Timesdeception on Niger uranium, and media refusal to cover local abortion rally.

Criticism of bias study is silly. Source of funding-right or left-needn't negate evidence. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Jan. 14, 2006.


2005

New study detects media's liberal tilt. Professors find most media 'significantly to the left of the average U.S. voter'. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Dec. 31, 2005.

Cana-cerous. After a decade of failure, Canada is taking steps to infect the rest of the world with its costly gun-banning schemes. America's 1st Freedom, Dec. 2005. In PDF. Alternate version in HTML.

Report cards preview shaky. Without evidence, Post leaps to conclusion of unreliability. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Dec. 17, 2005.

News restrained to a fault over CU. 'Nationally advertised disaster' of rabble at game scarcely noticed by Denver daily. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Dec. 3, 2005.

Book on CU scandals imperfect. Slim citations, faulty reporting mar worthwhile "Buffaloed". Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Nov. 19, 2005.

Post reverts to its one-time hysterics. Extremist rhetoric, deceptive reporting (by News, too) colored coverage of Ref C. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Nov. 8, 2005.

Cheater prospers, after all. Contrast coverage of Briscoe, Romo: the wrong message. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Oct. 22, 2005.

Case of the phantom protester. News columnist Bill Johnson and the anti-abortion picketer. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Oct. 8, 2005.

Designing Tomorrow's Wargame. Strategy Page. Oct. 5, 2005. Also published in Fire & Movement#137.

No Fly, No Buy. Gun-banners want people whose names appear on secret government no-fly lists to be denied their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. America's 1st Freedom, Oct. 2005. PDF.

Why is this Woman Smiling? Leonardo da Vinci, one of the greatest painters of all time, also contributed to society something far more valuable than the Mona Lisa--the first self-igniting firearm. America's 1st Freedom, Oct. 2005. PDF. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

U.S. Web firms aid in repression. Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft complicit in China's stranglehold on information. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Sept. 24, 2005.

Defenseless on the Bayou. New Orleans gun confiscation is illegal and foolish. Reason.com. Sept. 10, 2005.

New Orleans city officials off hook. 'Stunningly incompetent' Mayor Nagin given a pass by Denver's News, Post. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Sept. 10, 2005. Also: cartoonists push junk science; paper promote illegal Internet gambling; Newsomits key fact in Gaza story

Sheehan's radical views little noted. Despite heavy coverage, nation's press strangely reluctant to report all she says. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,August 27, 2005.

New Web site math challenged. Odds are that Colorado Pols won't be taken very seriously. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,Aug. 13, 2005.

Media-blasting book vanishes. Publisher drops exposé of CU coverage after lawyer's letter. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,July 30, 2005. Plus scientific research on human embryos, and the famine in Niger.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2005. July 29, 2005. Review of "Twelfth Night" and "The Winter's Tale."

Severus Snape: The Unlikely Hero of Harry Potter book 7. July 19, 2005. The true meaning of book 6 analyzed, along with the implications for book 7, through examination of the most ambiguous character in the series. Pусский/Russian. En français. Español. Polski.

Withholding news has merit. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,July 16, 2005. When the media should put more important interests ahead of the right to publish certain facts.

The trouble with columnists. Local opinion brokers struggle with facts, reality in their work. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,July 2, 2005.

Tragedy in Africa gets scant notice. Denver dailies, like others around U.S., find little room to cover continent's woes. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post,June 18, 2005. Ethiopian genocide against the Anuak. Zimbabwe genocide by starvation. Congo civil war and genocide. Sudanese genocide.

Hyperbole Taints Gitmo Coverage.Comparing death-free Guantanamo to murderous gulags grossly misleading. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, June 4, 2005. Plus slanted coverage of gay rights, and media blindness about the Iran nuclear weapons program.

Newsweek's bad streak hits home. First the Quran debacle, then magazine's dubious elevation of a local high school. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, May 21, 2005. Plus an error-ridden article about the 1992 Amendment 2 anti-gay rights ballot initiative. Israel's 57th year of independence is covered solely with a biased A.P. story whitewashing the 1948 Arab war against Israel.

Confusion over Charter Schools. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, May 7, 2005. Post story slanted against charter schools. Plus Guiliana Sgrena and Wayne Laugesen. And an an explanation of "write-thrus."

Shameless dailies run deceptive ad. 'Bait-and-switch' in wake of pope's death misleads readers, exploits the faithful. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, April 23, 2005. Plus: undercoverage of Benedict XVI's intellectual record. Over-coverage of failed anti-American demonstration in Baghdad.

Papal coverage here magnificent. But Catholics don't get a 'free ride' as veto of controversial bill runs afoul of Post. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, April 9, 2005.

On Balance, Post has Less.Recount of columnists tips the content scale to News. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Mar. 26, 2005. Plus the FBI "terrorist" list and gun sale checks, and a misleading photo of the olden days at the Rocky Mountain News.

CU's academic culture ignored. Post columnist nearly alone in probing 'dysfunctional' milieu. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Mar. 12, 2005. Plus the academic freedom cases of Phil Mitchell at CU, and George Forsyth at CSU. And the unfair treatment of Liquor Mart, and the Baby 81 hoax.

Post less gullible in Baby 81 hoax. It carried only 2 stories to the News' 9; AP reports rife with unsupported 'facts'. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Feb. 26, 2005. Plus media non-coverage of U.N. sex abuse, and coverage of the Saudi high school in Virginia that produced the man accused to trying to assassinate President Bush.

Brothers In Arms. How civil rights flowed from a rifle barrel. Armed black resistance to race riots in the 20th century. Reason.com, Feb. 24, 2005.

The Klan's Favorite Law: Gun control in the postwar South. Reason.com, Feb. 15, 2005.

Media Uneven in Churchill Rumpus. Westword first, but News, KHOW best as blogs, other news outlets play catch up.Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Feb. 13, 2005.

Optimism in Iraq sniffed at here. Mostly positive pre-election poll of Iraqi voters given short shrift in Denver. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Jan. 29, 2005.

Post misses boat on Hefley move. Even News barely notes role of rules in congressman's loss of ethics panel chair. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Jan. 15, 2005. Plus fraud in the real estate section, and coverage of Sri Lanka.

Gadfly's Web site rough, effective. Zinna's Jeffco Exposed needs work, but attempted trick shows some are rattled. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Jan. 1, 2005.


2004

Global Warming Debate Heats Up. There's more - and less - to the story than most media would have us believe. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Dec. 18, 2004.

Unity in the Virgin. The cultural, historical, and American significance of the Virgin of Guadalupe.MSNBC.com, Dec. 12, 2004.

Armed Jews Week. The Jews who fought the Nazis embodied the spirit of Hanukkah.MSNBC.com, Dec. 10, 2004.

The Baby Gap. Comparing rates of illegitimacy and other social problems in red and blue states.MSNBC.com, Dec. 9, 2004.

Audacious Judith. The Jewish heroine. MSNBC.com, Dec. 8, 2004.

Defending the Home. MSNBC.com, Dec. 7, 2004. Home defense against burglary in Great Britain, the fox-hunting ban, and the Civil Contingencies Act.

Junk Science: Take it with a grain of salt. MSNBC.com, Dec. 6, 2004. The greatest junk science stories of the year.

Dutch descend into barbarism. Denver dailies soft-pedal the killings of newborns under Groningen Protocol. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Dec. 4, 2004. Plus analysis of coverage of the democracy movement in the Ukraine, the UN scandals, and the Alabama state constitutional referendum.

Arafat coverage. Stories in wake of Palestinian leader's death misleading and morally bankrupt. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Nov. 20, 2004.

How Hillary Clinton Won the Presidential Elections of 2008 and 2012. A retrospective from the year 2150. Nov. 9, 2004.

Political ignorance plays no favorites. Study says many voters 'know-nothings'; 2004 election winners, losers recapped. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Nov. 6, 2004.

Arms Alive. The Second Amendment triumphed on Election Day.National Review Online. Nov. 3, 2004.

Key Second Amendment Races. Election guide to U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Governor's Races. Nov. 2, 2004.

Archbishop takes his media lumps. Leader of Denver's Catholic community a lightning rod for nation's pundits. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Oct. 23, 2004.

Ambrose E. Burnside. General, Governor, Senator, Civil Rights Activist and First President of the NRA. America's 1st Freedom. Nov. 2004. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen. In PDF. (This web version is slightly longer than the text which was printed in the magazine, and is therefore laid out somewhat differently.)

CBS peddling bogus draft fears. Local papers do better job of finding truth behind Dem-inspired red herring. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Oct. 9, 2004.

The Torch of Freedom. Roosevelt lit the path Kerry’s afraid to follow. National Review Online. Oct. 6, 2004. After Pearl Harbor, the United States responded by invading neutral French North Africa.

Citizen journalists bring CBS to heel. Balance of 'information power' shifting after bloggers pounce on memo fiasco. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Sept. 25, 2004.

Bait-’n’-Switch. Gun-prohibition lobbyists are after much more than AK-47s. National Review Online. Sept. 13, 2004.

Dailies Overlook Military Advances. Revolutionary developments in strategy, tactics given scant attention in Denver. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Sept. 11, 2004.

Follow the Leader. Israel and Thailand set an example by arming teachers. Russia should follow, to prevent more hostage-taking in schools. National Review Online. Sept. 3, 2004.

City Council v. NRA. New York City Council is upset that NRA will attend Republican Convention. National Review Online. Aug. 30, 2004. With Paul Blackman.

Vets' end run irks traditional media. Bush-loathing press frustrated at inability to squelch Swift Vets' anti-Kerry efforts. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, August 28, 2004.

Avoiding Genocide. The right to bear arms could have saved Sudan. National Review Online. Aug. 18, 2004. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

Two Cheers for Violence. Pacifists often claim that violence only begets violence. They are wrong. Liberty. Sept. 2004.

Kerry's Cambodia Troubles Ignored. Denver dailies assail candidate's foes but cold-shoulder the issues they raise. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, August 14, 2004.

When In Colorado......stop by the Shakespeare Festival. Review of "Antony & Cleopatra." National Review Online. Aug. 2, 2004.

Dailies best when covering Denver. News, Post just can't beat the Internet for national and international reporting. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, July 31, 2004.

Articles of Faith. AIDs in Africa. Tech Central Station, July 23, 2004. With Carlo Stagnaro and Alberto Mingardi. op Polski (in Polish).

Press loath to tell rest of Wilson story. When diplomat's report is disputed, headlines vanish. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, July 17, 2004. Also, review of a terrible book review of What's the Matter with Kansas?

Dailies' strengths, weaknesses ID'd. News best for full picture on Iraq, but for crucial legal issues, Postis tops. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, July 3, 2004.

In their own words: Does anything need to be done to control transfers to (and misuse of weapons by) non-state actors?Short Kopel essay in a collection of several. Small Arms and Human Security Bulletin, June 2004, page 6. PDF format.

The Hero of Gettysburg. Winfield Scott Hancock shot straight. National Review Online. July 2, 2004. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

Media's Reagan tune has changed. Glowing coverage of ex-president's death in sharp contrast with earlier treatment. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, June 5, 2004. Coverage of anti-military protests and other foreign policy issues, from June 1982.

Ranking Reagan. How well did he accomplish his own goals? National Review Online. June 8, 2004.

Press accentuates negatives of Iraq. Media's obsessive lingering on problems neglects the many positives of situation. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, June 5, 2004. Plus NPR bias, Israel coverage.

A Dementor Short. Mugglewear Casual mars Harry hat trick. Reason Online. June 4, 2004. Review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanmovie.

The Influence of Michael Moore. "On Point," hosted by Tom Ashbrook, WBUR radio Boston (nationally syndicated). Kopel and Jim Hightower discuss Michael Moore, beginning at 17:30 into the show. Archived for Real Player.

Speech in honor of Harry Truman. Boulder County Democrats annual Truman Dinner. May 26, 2004. Longmont, Colorado.

Air America: the good and the bad. 'O'Franken Factor' rivals best right-wing programs, but 'Rhodes Show' is awful. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, May 22, 2004.

Possibly big U.N. scandal slighted. Newsbetter at covering investigation into potential oil-for-food program corruption. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, May 8, 2004.

Exaggeration-itis afflicting papers. Economic, political characterizations fall victim to lack of perspective at News, Post. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, April 24, 2004. Record gas prices, "ultraconservatives," and "the extreme right."

God, Man, and Tyrants. John of Salisbury and the Bestselling Book of the Twelfth Century. Liberty. May 2004.

Explaining Eisentrager. The Second Amendment is for individual gun owners. National Review Online. April 20, 2004. Español.

Ordinary journalistic standards still prove elusive in CU story. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, April 10, 2004.

Don’t Mess with (Armed) Texans. The real lesson of the Alamo. National Review Online. April 8, 2004.

Rights During War. In 1864, the U.S. Army court-martialed an Indiana civilian and sentenced him to death. What does this case teach us about the Second Amendment and the limits of presidential powers?Liberty magazine. April 2004.

It's not what's on TV, it's TV itself.Too much television time creates children uninterested in self-restraint or empathy. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. March 27, 2004.

Media goes all fuzzy on protest. Lack of specifics, perspective on figures used by Auraria students hurts coverage. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, March 13, 2004. Plus Nelson Rockefeller's divorce, dubious statistics about "hate crimes" against homosexuals, and attacks on George Bush's campaign advertisements.

Lions vs. Tigers. The precarious state of Sri Lanka.National Review Online. Mar. 3, 2004. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

The Return of a Legislative Legend. Debating "cop-killer" ammunition. National Review Online. Mar. 1, 2004.

God's Carpenter. Minorities targeted for ethnic cleansing. Leaders of persecuted religious sects. Escaped slaves. Outlawed guns. Every age has something to hide, and also brave individuals who risk everything to hide it. Nicholas Owen was one of those brave men. Liberty magazine, March 2004.

Press ambushes CU football coach. Denver media unapologetically subject Barnett to raw character assassination. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Feb. 28, 2004.

KOA's Dan Caplis a radio treasure. Lawyer/talk-show host is go-to guy for invaluable insights on Colorado stories. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Feb. 14, 2004. Plus the "imminent" canard about Iraq. Americans with Disabilities Act coverage.

Post gets medical pot story right. Dispute over Hayden man's possession of marijuana is not yet in federal court. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Jan. 31, 2004.

Erasing a Clinton Legacy.Rolling back antigun regs. National Review Online. Jan. 27, 2004. New law protects privacy rights of law-abiding gun owners.

Facts don't muddy columnist's views. Sports writer apparently untroubled by historical accuracy, nonexistent sources. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Jan. 17, 2004. OnDenver Postsports columnist Mark Kiszla. Plus Washington Post coverage of the FBI's warning about suspicious people with almanacs.

Guns vs. Teddy Bears. There's no competition when it comes to regulation.National Review Online. Jan. 13, 2004. With Dr. Timothy Wheeler.

Newsom Wins One. A First and Second victory.National Review Online. Jan. 8, 2004. Fourth Circuit rules that school cannot prohibit student from wearing NRA Shooting Sports Camp t-shirt.

Blogs unearth dubious sources. Theories finger military for earthquake, illness, but who's behind these stories?Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Jan. 3, 2004. The junk scientist behind the hysteria over depleted uranium and other falsehoods about the U.S. military.


2003

News columnist scores a coup.Report on Baghdad anti-terrorism rally one more Iraq item ignored by others. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Dec. 20, 2003. Plus coverage of the trendy restaurant named for the genocidal tyrant "Mao," bogus statistics about the homeless, and the new government in Switzerland.

Moose Bull. The "D.C. Sniper" police chief's version of history in his book Three Weeks in October. National Review Online. Dec. 11, 2003. With Paul Blackman.

Sloppy advocacy journalism ID'd. Thinly veiled support for identity-theft legislation takes form of story at Post. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Dec. 6, 2003. Plus, the disgraceful Associated Press story whitewashing Paul Robeson's love of Stalin and hatred of America. And a column by Bill Johnson giving a very incomplete account of a young man's suicide.

Up in Flames. Mali's gun show. National Review Online. Dec. 5, 2003. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

It's not hard to spot the fallacies In columns and news stories.City's dailies promulgate 'facts' that are anything but. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Nov. 22, 2003. False claims that most of the people counted as "homeless" are all living on the street; that the partial-birth abortion ban lacks an exception for maternal life; and that most victims of war are women and children. Plus the amazing errors of Supreme Court history in a recent column by Steven and Cokie Roberts.

Implication goes too far in column. Strong suggestion that woman underwent partial-birth abortion likely misled readers. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Nov. 8, 2003. Also, Ann Telnaes' anti-Christian hate cartoon, and asbestos litigation reform.

The Second Amendment Before the Supreme Court. United States v. Miller and all preceding cases. Liberty. Dec. 2003.

Déjà vu in a liberated Iraq. Winning the war is half the battle; what's harder is winning hearts. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Oct. 25, 2003.

All sides support jury rights idea. Dailies say 'conservative groups' behind concept, but ranks of supporters diverse. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Oct. 11, 2003. Plus defamation by the Anti-Defamation League, and the Denver Post's fabrication of an "appearance of impropriety" about Governor Owens' chief of staff.

Unarmed for the Election. Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't know the basics of California gun laws. National Review Online.Sept. 30, 2003.

America's Fascination with Firearms. The rigors of the country's frontier led to the proliferation of firearms and a deeply ingrained pro-gun culture. The World & I magazine, Oct. 2003.

Who Needs Guns?Lessons from Down Under. Chronicles, Oct. 2003. Gun confiscation in Australia. PDF file. Alternate version in HTML.

Ultimately, Fox is not the problem. European dismay with trends in U.S. misdirected at television news network. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Sept. 27, 2003.

The SilveiraThreat. How long will the Second Amendment live? National Review Online. Sept. 23, 2003. Part 2 of a 2-part series on harmful gun rights lawsuits.

Secret Weapon. Some 2nd Amendment lawyers help the gun-ban side. National Review Online. Sept. 22, 2003. Part 1 of a 2-part series on harmful gun rights lawsuits. The history of the Morton Grove cases, and of the NAACP's successful litigation strategy. Follow-up: Responses from Robert Kukla and Victor Quilici provide a different perspective on the case, which I should have included in the original article.

Columnists jump on Owens' woes. Marital troubles of governor, wife become grist for two commentators. Also looks at Cruz Bustamante's connection to MEChA. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Sept. 13, 2003.

West Nile fails to stir DDT debate. Mosquito-borne illness kills Coloradans but merits of banned pesticide ignored.Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Aug. 30, 2003.

Kellogg-Briand Pact, National Review Online, Aug. 27, 2003.

Readers fishing for perspective. Post wire story left out important facts about low cancer risk of farm salmon. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Aug. 16, 2003.

Religious matters get PC treatment. Dailies go with the flow, but each knows which side its bread is buttered on. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Aug. 2, 2003. The media's fawning treatment of three nuns in the Plowshares movement who were recently sentenced to federal prison for vandalizing a defense facility. The column also looks at coverage of the Catholic sex abuse scandals, and at coverage of St. Juan Diego, the Mexican Indian who saw the Virgin of Guadeloupe in 1531.

Getting the Tea Ready?The D.C. backlash. "Taxation without representation" and D.C.'s attempt to impose a commuter tax on residents of Maryland and Virginia. National Review Online. July 29, 2003. With Paul Blackman.

Hunting/fishing coverage on rise. Denver dailies in dead heat; Boulder's Camera excels at other outdoor sports. Plus the identity of advice columnists, and chess coverage. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, July 19, 2003.

Distortions mar Bighorn stories. Culturally biased coverage of the new Indian monument at Little Bighorn. Plus factoids about war deaths, and bogus claim that Colorado death penalty is racist. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, July 5, 2003.

Air Neglect. What's wrong with trained pilots having guns? The TSA is strangling the armed pilots program. National Review Online. July 2, 2003. With Captain David Petteys.

Eating Away at the Fabric of Freedom. Gun rationing laws lay the foundation for a total firearms ban. America's 1st Freedom, July 2003. PDF.

Targeting Liberties. Montgomery County Police Chief Moose bungled the sniper case while recklessly abusing civil liberty. Chronicles, July 2003. With Paul Blackman.

Two points about WMDs neglected. Did Clinton and those who authorized Resolution 1441 lie about Saddam, too? Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, June 21, 2003. Plus a look at Swiss and French newspapers.

Deconstructing Rowling. National Review Online. June 20, 2003. Review of The Hidden Key to Harry Potter, which convincingly explicates the work as a series of Christian fiction, in the tradition of Tolkien and Lewis.

Gray Gun Stories. The New York Times' dishonest and mean-spirited coverage of the gun issue.National Review Online. June 9, 2003. With Paul Blackman.

New standards for accuracy should be set up immediately. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, June 7, 2003. New York Times resignations, Maureen Dowd's lie, Microsoft market share, trans fats.

Dowd's elision elicits derision. When she twisted quote by president, New York Times columnist went too far. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, May 24, 2003. Plus the lack of diversity at the New York Times, second-hand smoke, and "lynching" in South Carolina.

Hitler’s Control. The gun control lessons of Nazi history. National Review Online. May 22, 2003. With Richard Griffiths. In italiano. En français.

Ban lawsuits that hurt legal gun industry. Philadelphia Inquirer. May 19, 2003.

The British Gun Closet. Slowly, the country is learning the hard way. National Review Online. May 14, 2003. In italiano.

Crown jewels: UK newspapers. Aside from a few unworthies, Great Britain's dailies offer some fine reading. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. May 10, 2003.

Mayday Mayday. May Day demonstrators are a sad sight. National Review Online. May 2, 2003. Report on the May Day demonstration in London.

News tars Hootie with Klan brush.Controversial golfing figure is unfairly associated with racist organization. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. April 26, 2003. Also looks at media's popularity during Watergate and the Pentagon Papers, plus more on "war activists" and the Denver Mayoral race.

'Peace activist' or 'war activist'? Media should take greater care in their labeling of participants in conflicts. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. April 12, 2003. Also examines the Pearl Jam controversy, and the racist attack on Don Mares.

A Moriori Lesson.A brief history of pacifism.National Review Online. Apr. 11, 2003. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen.

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death. Some thoughts on the liberation of Baghdad, Apr. 9, 2003.

BowlingTruths. Michael Moore’s mocking. National Review Online. Apr. 4, 2003. Deconstructing the dishonest documentary.

In Gulf War II, old giants are passé. In early days of Iraqi war, Denver's 7 was the clear leader in news coverage. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Mar. 29, 2003. Plus Rachel Corrie, Supreme Court gay rights case, hockey playoffs, and censorship of sports stars.

"Smart Guns": New Jersey's new "smart gun" law proves that a gun ban by any other name still has the same devastating results. America's 1st Freedom. March 2003.

Religious Fright.The Left is appalled by President Bush’s faith. National Review Online. Mar. 18, 2003.

Devil's in details about uninsured. Biased coverage by newspapers often revealed in facts that went unreported. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Mar. 15, 2003. Deconstructing the "41 million uninsured Americans" factoid. Plus immigrants and Medicaid, abortion protests as "racketeering," and misuse of "alleged."

Accounting for Privacy Lost. Bill would infringe on accountant-client privilege. Mar. 7, 2003. With Frank Zaveral.

Tancredo ill used by News reporter. Congressman has a bad idea, but writer shouldn't let personal bias color his story. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Mar. 1, 2003. Fencing the Mexican border. Iraqi stock market. Jihad demonstrators. NPR station can't handle diversity. Affordable housing. Russian nuclear facility.

Relying on dailies not enough today. Internet supplements papers whose space constraints limit global coverage. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Feb. 16, 2003. Arab celebrations of Columbia tragedy. Franco-German support for Saddam WMD program. Gay rights polling. More on the Communists behind many anti-war protests.

The Unfortunate Demise of the Merrifield Proposal. Independence Feature Syndicate. Feb. 5, 2003. With Barry Poulson. The Colorado legislature nixes a bill to stop local governments from borrowing money contrary to the express wishes of the voters.

Tapped Out. Setting the record straight, and moving on. National Review Online. Feb. 5, 2003. The weblog for "The American Prospect" is willfully oblivious to BATF abuses and to good manners.

Media trip up in protest coverage. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Feb. 2, 2003. Media ignore the Stalinists organizing anti-war protests. Phony media claims that Bush is promoting a special SUV tax break.

Feel Like Dancing? Beware of Tom Daschle. National Review Online. Jan. 30, 2003. With Glenn Reynolds. Daschle's omnibus crime bill attacks RAVEs and dance parties by classifying them as "crack houses."

When Policy Kills. More deadly U.N. issues. The Srebrenica massacre and the U.N.'s disarmament policies. National Review Online. Jan. 27, 2003. With Paul Gallant & Joanne D. Eisen. In italiano.

Guns in the Dock. Liberty. Feb. 2003. Examines Nunn v. State and Salina v. Blaksley, two important cases involving the Second Amendment, and their implications for today.

Other side of the equation missing. Some recent science-related stories have fallen short when it comes to balance. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post.January 19, 2003. Discusses global warming, polar glaciers, Clean Water Act, Bush tax cuts, sex abuse of nuns.

Media were real Christmas Grinch. Gloomy headlines told inaccurate story about the reality of holiday retail sales. Also, discusses anti-gun sneers by sportswriters, and sportswriters who don't understand odds calculation. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Jan. 5, 2003.

Consulting Webster. A statesman for all times. Daniel Webster's famous "Hulsemann Letter" shows how America should respond to bullying from foreign dictatorships. National Review Online. Jan. 3, 2003. With Mike Brotherton.


2002

Readers take Ken, Cal to woodshed. Postregulars Hamblin, Thomas garner most votes in 'Can the Columnist' contest. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Dec. 22, 2002.

Gunning for the Leadership. Frist and Lott gun rights records compared. National Review Online. Dec. 20, 2002.

Truth and Opportunism. Trent Lott was wrong about Strom Thurmond, but some of the rest against of the litany against him is bogus. National Review Online. Dec. 19, 2002.

The Truth about the Dixiecrats. What they were about. National Review Online. Dec. 16, 2002.

About Christmas. Books that will get you into the Christmas spirit. National Review Online. Dec. 13, 2002. Short review of Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas.

Disaster Up North. Gun-control laws run amuck, with a billion dollar cost overrun in the gun registry. National Review Online. Dec. 12, 2002. With Gary Mauser.

Disarming Uganda. International gun-control nonsense. National Review Online. Dec. 11, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.

Reader challenge: Can the columnist. Too liberal? Too right-wing? Or just bad? Which opinion writers would you dump? Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Dec. 8, 2002. Column also reviews The News about the News: American Journalism in Peril, by Leonard Downie and Robert Kaiser.

A Rich Tradition. Jewish war lessons.National Review Online. Dec. 5, 2002.

Papers could drop Dowd with ease. She and fellow N.Y. Times columnist Nicholas Kristof are second-raters of late. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Nov. 24, 2002. Column also reviews Todd Gitlin's book Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives.

Gunned Down. The case for prohibiting abusive lawsuits. The West Palm Beach suit against the wholesaler of a Raven pistol used to murder a teacher. National Review Online. Nov.15, 2002.

Gun show Gun registration is not the answer. Charleston Gazette.Nov. 10, 2002.

Political pollsters among big losers. Opinion trackers for News, Post seemed to be off target more than usual this year. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Nov. 10, 2002.

Second Wins and Losses.How the Second Amendment made out. National Review Online. Nov.6, 2002.

A Second Amendment Voting Guide. Journey through the states and offices. National Review Online. Nov.4, 2002.

Fox 31 misleads on 'sniper' rifles. Despite news segment's claims, it takes more than mouse click to obtain firearms. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, October 27, 2002.

Not So Fast. Ballistic fingerprinting. National Review Online. Oct. 23, 2002. With Paul H. Blackman.

Shot Through the Heart. Anti-hunting propaganda on Showtime. Review of "Bang Bang, You're Dead." National Review Online. Oct. 16, 2002. With James Swan.

'Raines of Error' blights NY Times. News, Post only make matters worse by unquestioningly reprinting its stories. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. October 13, 2002.

The Banana State. New Jersey Dems consider canceling the election. National Review Online. Oct. 7, 2002.

Dem Hopes? What the legal options are in New Jersey. National Review Online. Oct. 1, 2002. Why Torricelli can't be replaced on the ballot. The Rush Limbaugh Show discussed this article, and read most of it on the air.

Dailies' stories on Tancredo slanted. Denver Post, particularly, indulged in 'bad journalism in service of liberalism'.Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Sept. 29, 2002.

Learning from Coltsville. The case for this national-park candidate. National Review Online. Sept. 23, 2002. National Park status for Coltsville, the industrial village created by Samuel Colt. National Review Online. With Michael Brotherton.

Malcolm in the Middle. Falling victim to bogus critics. National Review Online. Sept. 16, 2002. Has Joyce Malcolm's research on the history of English gun rights been "discredited."

Islamic extremists in U.S. overlooked. Domestic Muslims who sympathize with al-Qaida, other terror groups little noticed. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Sept. 15, 2002.

Face the Facts: Facial recognition technology's troubled past -- and troubling future. Reason. Oct. 2002. With Mike Krause.

Wisconsin Diversifies. The saga of the Mountaineer. National Review Online. Sept. 5, 2002. University of Wisconsin administrators attempt to prohibit the West Virginia "Mountaineer" mascot from carrying his musket at a football game.

Dailies ignoring Zimbabwe crisis.Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Sept. 1, 2002. Mugabe prepares for genocide.

Complex issues, one-sided stories. Media excel at presenting one side of a debate. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, August 18, 2002. Campaign finance "reform," bilingual teachers, African debt, vaccinations.

This One’s a General. Richard Carmona, hero. National Review Online. Aug. 14, 2002. With Dr. Timothy Wheeler.

Reading on reading between the lines. A few books that can help one become a more discerning consumer of the news. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, Aug. 4, 2002.

Day-Dream Believers. What if the government had to obey gun control laws? National Review Online. July 30, 2002.

Suicide Statistics. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post.July 28, 2002.

Smoking hottest hot-button issue. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. July 14, 2002.

Media too often politicize courts. Sometimes cases are actually decided on merits, without any political overtones. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. July 7, 2002.

A Second Passover. Toasting America on the Fourth of July. National Review Online. July 3, 2002.

Paper blowing scientific smoke. Post's coverage of possible smoking ban in Fort Collins comes up short on 'facts'. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post, June 30, 2002.

Defunding Superfund. Letting a failed program die. National Review Online. June 19, 2002.

Elliptic articles leave us in dark. Incomplete stories obscure more than they reveal, doing disservice to readers seeking bigger picture. Earl Hilliard's primary; the terrorist attack on an Israeli kindergarten; global warming and the EPA's illegal use of junk science. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. June 16, 2002.

The New Frontier. Preparing the law for settling on Mars. National Review Online. June 4, 2002. With Glenn Reynolds.

Meth lab video fearmongering. TV program pits neighbors against each other in government's crackdown on illicit drug factories. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. June 2, 2002.

Lindh’s Rights. Second Amendment does not apply. National Review Online. May 27, 2002.

Gun Games. Truth is a casualty of the anti-gun cause. The Americans for Gun Safety radio ads against gun shows. National Review Online. May 21, 2002.

AP twists truth about Fortuyn:Wire service's characterization of slain politician completely at odds with his actual stated positions. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. May 19, 2002.

Gettingwith It. Italians move toward protecting self-defense. National Review Online. May 7, 2002. With Carlo Stagnaro.

Post, News flay reputations of 2. Characterassassinations of right-wing politicians span globe, cross bounds of ethical journalism. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. May 5, 2002. Analysis of coverage of Pim Fortuyn and Tom Tancredo. Citedby the Wall Street Journal's "Best of the Web Today," by Andrew Sullivan, by InstaPundit, and by other fine publications of the blogosphere.

Two hysterical drinking stories. Wire reports about college students and alcohol mixed ridiculous assumptions, sloppy journalism.Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Apr. 21, 2002.

No Choice. “Weapons-effect” paralysis. National Review Online. Apr. 17, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.

Mideast stories lack critical info. Too many witnesses and 'experts' go unidentified in Times and AP stories carried by Post and News. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Apr. 7, 2002.

Uncertain Uncertainty. Postmodernism unravels. National Review Online. April 4, 2002.

Right to Die. More ADA nonsense. National Review Online. Mar. 27, 2002.

Post treatment of study shoddy: Daily apes public health department's viewpoint without giving report a thorough examination. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. March 24, 2002.

Losing the War on Terrorism in Peru. The U.S. government has undermined the war on terrorism in Peru. National Review Online, Mar. 22, 2001. With Mike Krause.

Book Reviews: A Nation of Cowardsand The Origin of the Second Amendment. Ideas on Liberty. Mar. 2002.

China Tallies Our Rights Record.The U.S. and guns, according to them. National Review Online. Mar. 18, 2002.

Birth of a Nation. What East Timor and the U.S. have in common. And what they don’t. National Review Online. Mar. 12, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.

blog: P.C. police take aim at "Maryland, My Maryland," 3/11/02.

Pearl's history barely reported. News, Post give little notice to crucial importance of slain Journal reporter's religious background. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Mar. 10, 2002.

Unintended Consequences. The fruits of hysterical antigun lawsuits. National Review Online. Mar. 6, 2002.

Naked Justice. Sex-harassment nonsense. National Review Online. Feb. 25, 2002.

Liberty Increases Security, Kopel Argues. By Ari Armstrong. Report on Kopel's Feb. 25, 2002 speech to CU Campus Libertarians.

Post columnist incites outrage. Woody Paige's anti-Mormon diatribe incenses thousands of readers and ends in profuse apologies. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Feb. 24, 2002.

The Rules. John Ashcroft’s John Walker Lindh comments were inappropriate. National Review Online. Feb. 19, 2002.

Farmers' plight given its due. Oregon conflict among 2001's wrongly neglected stories, site says, but Denver dailies did cover it. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Feb. 10, 2002.

Little Island that Roared. The story of Bougainville, and gun prohibition. National Review Online. Feb. 6, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.

You’ve Got Identity. Why a national ID is a bad idea. National Review Online. Feb. 6, 2002. With Linda Gorman.

Dailies shoot from hip, miss. Mischaracterizations of D.C. gun-control group bespeak sloppy reporting, editing at newspapers. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Jan. 27, 2002.

Her Own Bodyguard. Gun-packing First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. National Review Online. Jan. 24, 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.

Speak No Evil. The European Union revives the offense of Seditious Libel. Chronicles. Feb. 2002. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.

Abuse of Power.Jailing journalists, and the Vanessa Leggett case. National Review Online. Jan. 22, 2002. With Paul Blackman.

Broncos items lay papers bare. Recent coverage of Denver's most popular pro sports franchise exposes strong suits, frailties. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Jan. 13, 2002.

Book review of Armed: New Perspectives on Gun Controlby Gary Kleck & Don Kates. National Review Weekend. Jan. 11, 2002.

Microsoft Capitulates.The real losers were computer users and justice in America. Liberty. Jan. 2002.


2001

Gianni, Get Your Gun. The surprising emergence of gun rights in Italy. Chronicles.Dec. 2001. With Carlo Stagnaro.

And now . . . the rest of the story. In omitting critical facts, media sometimes commit greater sin than outright mistakes. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Dec. 30, 2001.

Guns and (Character) Assassination. Phony charges about fifty caliber guns. National Review Online. December 21, 2001. With Timothy Wheeler.

Terrorism and Guns. Ashcroft’s “coddling” of gun owners. National Review Online. December 17, 2001. With Glenn Harlan Reynolds. In italiano.

News' bias clear in story of teen. Paper upholds 'sanctity of the gays-as-victims script' by giving contrary evidence short shrift. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Dec. 16, 2001.

A World Without Guns. Be forewarned: It’s not a pretty picture. National Review Online. Dec. 5, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen. En français. Español. Português. Italiano.

Rumors: Quash one, fuel one. While debunking Harry Potter author's Satanist 'quotes,' News promotes drug's 'role' in deaths. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Dec. 2, 2001.

Wasted. Can’t the DEA or Congress find a better way to use the DEA’s resources? Medical marijuana raids in California. National Review Online, Nov. 26, 2001. With Mike Krause.

Bin Laden as Napoleon. A comparison. National Review Online, Nov. 19, 2001.

'Israel lobby' a clear misnomer.Intimations by News international editor of an Israeli-controlled 'propaganda corps' ring false. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Nov. 18, 2001.

Up with the People. Reviewing NBC’s Uprising. National Review Online, weekend edition. Nov. 10-11, 2001. With Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Waco Lessons for War. What evil can do. National Review Online. Nov. 6, 2001. With Paul Blackman.

Antitrust's Greatest Hits.The foolish precedents behind the Microsoft case. Reason. Nov. 2001. With Joseph Bast.

Virtue in Equivocation. Happy Guy Fawkes Day. National Review Online. Nov. 5, 2001.

Objectivity takes holiday at Post. So-called analysis package on proposed 'kid tax' slanted heavily in favor of measure's proponents. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post.Nov. 4, 2001.

Shaky Aim. Book review of Shots in the Dark: The Policy, Politics, and Symbolism of Gun Control, by William J. Vizzard. National Review Online, weekend edition. Nov. 3-4, 2001. With Paul Blackman.

Swiss Mess: Homeland defense, the wrong way. Gun control forces attempt to exploit the September murder. National Review Online. Oct. 30, 2001. With Stephen Halbrook & Carlo Stagnaro. In italiano.

Capturing the War. Denver newspapers do their part, but it takes others and the Internet to cover wide world of terrorism. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Oct. 20, 2001.

A Right of the People: The Meaning of the Emerson Decision. National Review Online. Oct. 25, 2001.

CSAP Tantrum a Baseless Snit. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Oct. 6, 2001.

A Potential Ally? In conversation with Iran. National Review Online. Oct. 3, 2001. Kopel's interview with the Tehran newspaper Siasat Roos (Politics of the Day).

ID Nation.The wrong way to go. National Review Online. Oct. 2, 2001.

Wargames. Computer geeks and war. National Review Online. Oct. 1, 2001.

Arms in the Air. Thinking through arming pilots. National Review Online. Sept. 26, 2001.

News changes terrorism tune. Different tone imbued paper day after fawning New York Times article on former terror bomber. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Sept. 23, 2001.

Don’t Press the Panic Button. The antiterrorism legislation before Congress is dangerous. National Review Online. Sept. 21, 2001.

Making the Air Safe for Terror. Turning airplanes into safe zones for hijackers. National Review Online. Sept. 16, 2001.

What Now? The ultimate test. National Review Online. Sept. 12, 2001. In italiano.

Jamaica Farewell. The consequences of gun prohibition. National Review Online. Sept. 10, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen. In português.

Image Problems Exile "Maury."Channel 9 boss says program is 'embarrassing,' but station still carries other low-brow programs. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Sept. 9, 2001.

Another Bad Treaty. The Biological Weapons treaty. National Review Online. Sept. 6, 2001. With Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Protecting Makers of Weapons Boosts Democracy, Rights. Analysis of Merrill v. Navegar. Los Angeles Daily Journal, page 6, and the San Francisco Daily Journal. Aug. 30, 2001.

Political Science. The National Academy of Sciences gears up for an anti-gun study. National Review Online. Aug. 29, 2001. With Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Bigotry of Low Expectations. Andrea Yates case. National Review Online. Aug. 28, 2001.

Redefining Justice. Houston journalist Vanessa Leggett is jailed by the FBI. National Review Online. Aug. 27, 2001.

$100 Billion Mistake. Loose factoids sink books. Review of Gun Violence: The Real CostsBy Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig (Oxford University Press, 242 pages, $25). NRO Weekend, Aug. 25-26, 2001. With Paul Blackman.

Globaltaxation.Gov. U.N. and EU gearing up to regulate the Internet. National Review Online. Aug. 24, 2001. With Jennifer Holder.

License to Kill.The (drug) war on civilians in Peru. National Review Online. Aug. 16, 2001. With Mike Krause.

Post Puts Books on Top Shelf. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Aug. 12, 2001.

U.N. Out of North America. National Review Online. Aug. 9, 2001. Part four of the five-part series on the UN and Guns.

U.N. Gives Tyranny a Hand. National Review Online. Aug. 6, 2001. Part four of the five-part series on the UN and Guns.

Bypassing U.S. Voters.National Review Online. Aug. 3, 2001. Part three of the five-part series on the UN and Guns.

Officer Politics. Recent police department scandals are a result of increased federal involvement and racial hiring practices. American Outlook. May/June 2001. With Mike Krause.

Gunning Against Guns. Transparency at the United Nations. National Review Online. Aug. 1, 2001. Part two of the five-part series on the UN and Guns.

Score One for Bush. A U.N. conference concludes without too much permanent damage. National Review Online. July 30, 2001. Part one of the five-part series on the UN and Guns.

Police Shootings Need More Scrutiny. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. July 29, 2001.

Demon’s in the Details. Dems try to put together a new gun strategy, but wind up in the same place — falsely demonizing gun owners. National Review Online. July 24, 2001.

Let's Give Utah a Little Credit. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. July 15, 2001.

An Appeal for De Gaulle. France’s true greatest day. National Review Online. July 14, 2001.

The Prohibitionist’s Burden.Congress has repealed the Fourth Amendment for everyone on a ship. National Review Online. July 14, 2001. With Mike Krause. Coast Guard and the drug war. In italiano.

Right of Refusal: If your doctor starts pestering you about guns, you have several options. National Review Online. July 5, 2001. With Dr. Timothy Wheeler.

Real Censorship Story was Buried. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. July 1, 2001.

Papers Couldn't Catch a Code. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. June 17, 2001.

Rules of Engagement. The Ruby Ridge case. National Review Online. June 13, 2001. With Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Mad Cows, Madder Government. National Review Online. June 12, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen.

Right to Bear (Some) Arms. National Review Online. June 7, 2001.

Zero Good Sense. (Zero tolerance). National Review Online. June 6, 2001. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen. In italiano.

Persecuting Jenna, and Ourselves. National Review Online. June 5, 2001.

ADL Story Play Unjustifiable. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. June 3, 2001

Guns in Court. The Millercase. National Review Online. May 30, 2001.

An Army of One. (Attorneys General who supported the Second Amendment). National Review Online. May 29, 2001.

Post Marijuana Editorial Wrong. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. May 20, 2001.

Not Quite a Million Moms. National Review Online. May 15, 2001.

Bigoted Moms Tempered. National Review Online. May 11, 2001.

Post's Bias Gets a Shot in the Arm. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. May 6, 2001.

One Trigger-Happy Attorney. (Prosecution of dance clubs in New Orleans.) National Review Online. April 30 , 2001. With Glenn Harlan Reynolds.

Orwell in Italy. National Review Online. April 25 , 2001. With Carlo Stagnaro. Old media gets government to crack down on Internet journalists.

The Strangely Passive Media. Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. April 22, 2001.

The Left's Power Politics. National Review Online. Apr. 19, 2001. With David Stolinsky.

Should Cloning Be Legal? It's not a federal question. National Review Online. Apr. 16, 2001. With Glenn Harlan Reynolds. Featured in World Health News, an online news digest from the Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Binge Racism. A penchant for quotas is addictive. National Review Online. Apr. 12, 2001. With David Stolinsky.

Out of Colombia. The drug-certification mandate and the international drug war are making America more like Colombia.National Review Online. Apr. 12, 2001. With Mike Krause.

West Wing Finance. Does West Wingcount as a contribution to the Democratic Party under McCain-Feingold? The answer takes us back to Theodore Roosevelt's corrupt election campaign of 1904. National Review Online. Apr. 10, 2001.

Cesar Chavez Sans Perspective.Rocky Mountain News/Denver Post. Apr. 8, 2001.

Spriggs is Sprung: New U.S. Attorney is Bad News. April 4, 2001.

Most Gracious Guest.Denver Mayor Wellington Webb grovels for Chinese trade, and betrays American ideals. National Review Online. Apr. 4, 2001.

The Campaign-Finance Struggle. The solution to the campaign finance mess is to kill corporate welfare, not to undermine the First Amendment. National Review Online. Mar. 21, 2001.

Faith of Our Fathers. Garry Wills translates the Second Amendment into Latin, in order to evade its plain meaning in English. National Review Online. Mar. 16, 2001.

Defending Gun Shows. The groups attack gun shows are out to destroy the Second Amendment. Mar. 15, 2001. National Review Online. With Paul Gallant and Joanne Eisen.

Sure, Blame the Gun. The Santee murders. National Review Online. Mar. 9, 2001. With Ari Armstrong. Reprinted in School Shootings. At Issue (Greenhaven Press, 2002).

School-Board Sloth. The case for abolishing school boards, or cutting the size of school districts. National Review Online. Mar. 8, 2001. With Rep. Tom Tancredo.

Judge Jackson Unplugged. The Microsoft antitrust case falls apart. National Review Online. Mar. 2, 2001.

Make Crime Pay. National Review Online.Feb. 28, 2001. With Linda Gorman.

Anti-Gun, Anti-Science. Firearms factoids from the federal government. National Review Online. Feb. 27, 2001.

Gunning for Hysteria. The long-term objectives of the anti-gun lobbies. National Review Online. Feb. 23, 2001.

Make Policy, Not War. Confusing drug policy with “war” is dangerous. National Review Online. Feb. 21, 2001.

Unknown Hero. The world really can pivot on great men. Book review of The Richmond Campaign of 1862: The Peninsula & Seven Days, Edited by Gary W. Gallagher. National Review Online. Feb. 17-19, 2001.

Envirohogwash.The truth about garbage bags, deodorant, and diapers. National Review Online. Feb. 16, 2001.

Ripe for Genocide. Zimbabwe. National Review Online. Feb. 13, 2001. With Paul Gallant & Joanne Eisen.

Conservatives Without Conservatism. Individual rights up in smoke in Italy. National Review Online. Feb. 8, 2001. With Carlo Stagnaro. In italiano.

The Fallacy of “43 to 1”. The all-time favorite statistic of the gun-prohibition lobby. National Review Online. Jan. 31, 2001. In italiano.

Who Killed George Washington? National Review Online. Jan. 24, 2001. With David Stolinksy.

Empty-Barrel Gun Policies. A legacy of nonsense from Clinton, Blair, and the Left.National Review Online. Jan. 22, 2001.

Living in Fear. "Community" fear as a basis for gun restrictions. National Review Online. Jan. 17, 2001. With Dr. Paul Gallant and Dr. Joanne Eisen.

Check the Footnotes. Skip Bellesiles. Read Halbrook. NRO Weekend, January 13-14, 2001. With Clayton Cramer. Book review of Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876, by Stephen P. Halbrook (Praeger, 1998, 248 pp., $57.75).

Nationalized Slavery. Conscription in Italy. National Review Online. Jan. 11, 2001. With Carlo Stagnaro. In italiano.

Elian's Revenge. It will benefit us more than it will benefit him. National Review Online. Jan. 10, 2001. With David Stolinksy.

Prohibition Fever. National Review Online. Jan. 4, 2001. With Dr. Michael Brown. In italianio.

 

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