The terrorists are winning

By Oliver Del Signore September 11, 2002 According to popular sentiment, terrorists attacked the United States last year because they are jealous of our prosperity. We're told they hate our freedom, they hate our rights, and...

Ordering Pizza In 2008

By Oliver Del Signore November 11, 2004 My niece forwarded to me an email this morning. It makes clear what can happen -- some would say what will happen -- when good people allow their rights,...

Thanks For Nothing, Dell

By Oliver Del Signore February 10, 2002 My friend Dave Duffy told me not to buy it, but I didn't listen. We've all seen ads by the big computer manufactures that offer inexpensive products and tout their...

Inside the Dell Zone: The final Chapter

By Oliver Del Signore May 5, 2002 Click Here to read Thanks For Nothing, Dell, the saga that started it all. There are lessons to be learned in life from everything we do, from everything that happens...

Interesting Questions

By Oliver Del Signore November 7, 2001 1. If the federal government cannot manage to get the most simple of projects done on time, within budget, or even competently, what makes us think they will be...

Challenging Thoughts

Challenging Thoughts By Oliver Del Signore September 15, 2001 Do we do our children a favor by sheltering them from ideas that contradict our own or would they be better served by being exposed to such thoughts...

Explaining the use of force

By Oliver Del Signore October 7, 2001 I used to be a pacifist. It was way back when I was young and eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam to kill a whole lot of...

Make our schoolchildren happy. The Constitution demands it

By Oliver Del Signore August 27, 2001 "As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools." Have truer words ever been spoken – or printed on a bumper sticker? I've seen that slogan many...

A Dose of Their Own Medicine

By Oliver Del Signore August 12, 2001 Anyone who has ever had to deal with a public servant at any level of government knows what a frustrating experience it can be. It is bad enough when...

Only in America

By Oliver Del Signore June 8, 2001 There was a time when people who were brain-dead were allowed to pass away with dignity. These days, we have them serve on juries in civil trials. A Los Angeles...

Father of the year

By Oliver Del Signore June 28, 2001 When I write a column, it's usually because I have an opinion about something, but today I am asking for help. I am asking a question. What is wrong with...

Abolish the Electoral College? No, but…

By Oliver Del Signore Regardless of the final outcome, the recent election accomplished two important things. First, it caused millions of citizens to actually think about the process whereby our republic selects its President every four...

When liberals succeed

By Oliver Del Signore May 7, 2001 Why are liberals surprised when their programs work? The answer, of course, is that they almost never work as intended. Take the case of the Holyoke, Massachusetts school system...

The Dell Zone

Reader response & stories about their experiences with Dell Computer Company February - May 2002 I used to work for Dell in tech support. Here are some facts I learned while at Dell. I have tried to relate them...

Book Review: The Black Arrow

By Oliver Del Signore Issue #93 • May/June, 2005 A condensed version of this review appears in the May/June issue of Backwoods Home Magazine. Imagine it's the year 2030. The power of government at all levels has...

Just Say NO! to the Federal Government

By Oliver Del Signore Issue #76 • July/August, 2002 Back in the 80s, Nancy Reagan championed a "War on Drugs" campaign that featured as its slogan "Just Say NO!" From what I could determine, the only...