Entries by Cooper Sterling

Profits of Hate: The SPLC goes for the gold in the Sikh Temple Shooting

As soon as authorities identified the alleged culprit in the Sikh Temple shooting spree near Milwaukee, which left six worshipers dead, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) wasted no time capitalizing on the tragedy. Bingo! Mark Potok and Heidi Beirich, the dynamic duo of “hate,” fanned out across the airwaves after a search of the […]

The Limits of Decoding a Nation’s DNA

Review of DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America, by Daniel Sykes In the foreword to Madison Grant’s The Conquest of a Continent, Henry Fairfield Osborn writes, “The character of a country depends upon the racial character of the men and women who dominate it.” The Olympic games offer a natural display of Osborn’s truism. […]

The case for Obama: Why four more years may be less disastrous than unrestrained GOP rule

Shortly after Mitt Romney locked up the GOP nomination, tried-and-true political axioms fell right into place. With the state primaries over and the August convention looming, Romney’s presidential campaign moved Left, a common window-dressing tactic intended to appeal to “moderate” and independent voters. GOP insiders, primarily advocates of the “Big Tent” Republican Party, believe that […]

Who are the Jews?

Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People Harry Ostrer Oxford University Press: 2012 288pp., $24.95 Are Jews a religion or race? This is the age-old question that medical geneticist Harry Ostrer tackles in his concise but informative book, Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People. As Professor of Pathology and Genetics at Albert […]

Remembering Andy Griffith (1926-2012)

Like many middle-aged white adults, the news of Andy Griffith’s death yesterday brought back memories of my youth. Such somber reflection is quite depressing considering how much our country has changed in such a short amount of time. Thirty-five and forty years ago, one’s after-school choices were rather limited. I usually spent my free time […]

The Menace of the New “McCarthyism”

On June 25, the Huffington Post “reported” that a Cambridge University academic “responsible for mentoring students” has “come under pressure” to resign his position. Guess which allegations resulted in Martin Sewell, a supervisor in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University, coming under intense scrutiny: (a) Rapist (b) Pedophile (c) Serial killer (d) Flash-mob thief […]