Sat, Dec 16, 2000

David Limbaugh | December 16, 2000

Lest what I'm about to say be misunderstood, let me begin by saying that I very much appreciate the substance and tone of Al Gore's concession speech. Even though it took him 36 days.

Robert Novak | December 16, 2000

The California-based organization trying to pick off three Republican electors to switch the presidency from George W. Bush to Al Gore may have picked hopeless prospects.

Fri, Dec 15, 2000

Thomas Sowell | December 15, 2000

Elections are supposed to be decided by voters on election day, not by judges later on. But once state and local courts inject themselves into post-election controversies, without any legal justification, the only institution that can get rid of their interference is the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michelle Malkin | December 15, 2000

One of my favorite bands, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recently penned an ode to "Californication." The term refers to the spread of the Golden State's worst attributes: smog, strip malls, drive-bys, and celebrity worship. "It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication," the Chili Peppers sing.

Mona Charen | December 15, 2000

Al Gore switched from ferocious to gracious so abruptly that it was enough to cause viewers emotional whiplash.

Oliver North | December 15, 2000

To hear the hyperventilated, blowdried airheads of "broadcast journalism" before Tuesday night's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, you might have thought that the nation had spent the last six weeks at the brink of catastrophe.

Thu, Dec 14, 2000

Ann Coulter | December 14, 2000

Few methods of becoming a trusted TV legal "expert" are as guaranteed as being consistently wrong in your legal analysis. Smugness in your wrong predictions is especially valued.

Thomas Sowell | December 14, 2000

If the Supreme Court of the United States had not stepped in to stop the endless re-re-recounts in Florida, George W. Bush might have won a presidential election more times than Franklin D. Roosevelt -- and all in one year.

Larry Elder | December 14, 2000

Send in the clowns. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed the Florida Supreme Court, which had ordered a hand count of all of Florida's counties.

Mona Charen | December 14, 2000

The New York Times and the Washington Post fretted audibly on their front pages Monday morning, worrying that the Supreme Court was "risking its legal credibility" by deciding Bush v. Gore.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 14, 2000

It is the end of the Clinton era, and finally the Boy President has done something I approve of. He left the country. Now if he will just stay in Ireland, I shall be happy and so will the entire country. The Independent Counsel will not have to indict.

Maggie Gallagher | December 14, 2000

For the Democrats, Saturday's Supreme Court decision was a gut-blow. The rage, the pain, the betrayal, the barely veiled threats to take to the streets, to delegitimize the Supreme Court, or at least deprive it of its cherished "moral authority" were no ploy.

Robert Novak | December 14, 2000

In keeping with his performance over the past five weeks, it took some 10 hours of conferences and meditation for Al Gore to recognize that the U.S. Supreme Court had finally closed the door on his presidential hopes.

Wed, Dec 13, 2000

Michelle Malkin | December 13, 2000

Windmills and candles and warm woolen mittens. Staticky sparks from the fur of small kittens. Campfires and solar panels and thermal paddings. These are a few of the favorite things that radical environmentalists would rather rely on for warmth, light, and electricity than the modern power plant.

Walter E. Williams | December 13, 2000

Rather than my usual fall schedule of teaching in the Economics Department at George Mason University, I taught "The Economic Foundations of Legal Studies" at the university's School of Law to first-year law students.

Brent Bozell | December 13, 2000

Like liberal judges, liberal journalists are profoundly results-oriented. When it comes to jurisprudence, it matters little (if at all) whether a ruling properly reflects legal precedent or procedure. The driving concern is political, as in: Did our side win yet?

David Limbaugh | December 13, 2000

Commentators are wringing their hands with consternation over whether the nation can heal. That is the wrong question. The question is whether Al Gore and his forces will ever lay down their arms. Wounds cannot heal when they are constantly being re-injured.

Debra J. Saunders | December 13, 2000

In a better world, George W. Bush would have gone before the Florida Supreme Court and asked for a statewide recount of all Florida ballots under reasonable, uniform standards. That would be in a better world; in this world, that Better Bush would be a fool.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 13, 2000

In waging his contest of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore's mantra is Make Every Vote Count (except the votes of servicemen). But, Gore's pious platitude should be subject to qualifications.

Bill Murchison | December 13, 2000

Well, then. Whoever gets to be president of the United States, with or without the U. S. Supreme Court's collaboration (I write without knowing) -- we'd all be well-advised to prepare for a wrestling match with reality.

Jack Kemp | December 13, 2000

While the marathon presidential election in Florida grinds to a conclusion, in Washington, D.C., members of Congress returned in lame-duck session to finish up this year's legislative business.

Bruce Bartlett | December 13, 2000

When George W. Bush becomes president of the United States on Jan. 20, he is going to have a more than usually difficult job to do. No president in this century will have come to power under such extraordinary circumstances.

Tue, Dec 12, 2000

Thomas Sowell | December 12, 2000

On December 1st, the Supreme Court of the United States asked the Florida Supreme Court to tell them what legal authorization they had for ordering a recount. No answer.

Linda Chavez | December 12, 2000

Perhaps the only certainty in this year's presidential election is that the losing side will believe the outcome was unfair. But how do we determine fairness?

Jacob Sullum | December 12, 2000

Someone in Brooklyn is burning Christmas wreaths. So far the arsonist has targeted at least 18 homes in Marine Park.

Robert Novak | December 12, 2000

It was bad enough that the brief celebration by Al Gore's camp was unexpectedly spoiled Saturday when the long-sought manual vote count was halted after a few hours. Even worse, it was stopped by the driving force of liberal activism for the past half-century: the federal judiciary.

Mon, Dec 11, 2000

Ann Coulter | December 11, 2000

Just because the door is closing, every legitimate legal process available to you has been shut down, Warren Christopher has returned to his formaldehyde jar, David Boies is getting hives, and even Alan Dershowitz has finally admitted that your cause is hopeless, this is no time to quit if you care about your country.

Thomas Sowell | December 11, 2000

Some books are good, some are bad, but very few are real gems. One of these few gems is the recently published book "The Mystery of Capital" by Hernando de Soto. The subtitle tells what it is really about: "Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else."

John Leo | December 11, 2000

We are once again in the midst of a great wave of overheated racial rhetoric. Jesse Jackson, of course, is out in front. Black voters didn't double-vote, mismark ballots or run into any normal election day foul-ups.

Bruce Bartlett | December 11, 2000

On Dec. 5, the stock market had one of its best days ever, as it appeared that George W. Bush had finally overcome Al Gore's increasing petulant obstacles to the presidency, and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan indicated that he might finally be willing to loosen his monetary stranglehold on the economy.

Robert Novak | December 11, 2000

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders are anxious that Republican Strom Thurmond and not Democrat Robert Byrd will be president pro-tem of the Senate on Jan. 7 when the electoral votes for president are counted in what might be a two-vote victory by George W. Bush over Al Gore.

William F. Buckley | December 11, 2000

Conservatives are asking, coast to coast, what will President Bush do? The question goes beyond the demands of diplomacy.