Sat, Jan 06, 2001

Robert Novak | January 06, 2001

President-elect Bush's priority of confirming former Sen. John Ashcroft as attorney general is making it harder for Senate Republican leaders to keep opposing Richmond, Va., lawyer Paul Gregory as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Fri, Jan 05, 2001

Michelle Malkin | January 05, 2001

Tom Alciere, an obscure Republican lawmaker from New Hampshire, received nationwide media attention this week for posting remarks on the Internet about killing cops. What a fool.

Brent Bozell | January 05, 2001

If George W. Bush hopes to create a more successful presidency than his father's, he will begin his term by recognizing the immutable Washington reality that there is no reliable way of gaining love and praise from the liberal media if you don't share their ideological bent.

Mona Charen | January 05, 2001

Two weeks before Election Day, Gov. Mel Carnahan's private plane, in which his son and a pilot were also traveling, went down killing all three. For the Carnahan family, particularly Jean Carnahan, it was a blinding tragedy. For Sen. John Ashcroft, Carnahan's opponent in a tight Senate race, it was a most unwelcome shock.

Oliver North | January 05, 2001

On New Year's Eve, while most Americans were at home or with friends celebrating the advent of a new year, William Jefferson Clinton, with but 21 days left in office, picked up a phone at the Camp David presidential retreat and launched yet another effort to grant himself a legacy.

Thu, Jan 04, 2001

Ann Coulter | January 04, 2001

President Bill Clinton was recently voted the second most popular politician in Russia, edged out by former KGB agent and Russian president Vladimir Putin. But the American entry was tied for second place with Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, who still pines for totalitarianism.

Larry Elder | January 04, 2001

Someday, many of their critics will apologize. Who am I talking about? Two economists, who happen to be black, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.

Mona Charen | January 04, 2001

Somehow the word greed never seems to get attached to Democrats. When Ronald Reagan was in the White House, we had seven years of record economic growth. The libs dubbed it the Decade of Greed.

Debra J. Saunders | January 04, 2001

Former California Sen. Alan Cranston died Sunday after collapsing suddenly. He was 86, 14 years shy of his goal of living past age 100.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 04, 2001

The columnists are beginning to thunder against the nomination of John Ashcroft as attorney general. The columnists thundering against him for being too conservative are liberals, so-called.

Maggie Gallagher | January 04, 2001

Madonna has a new role model. No, it is not Donna Reed, in spite of the double ceremony (baptism, wedding) that took place in Scotland a few weeks ago. Madonna just loves preteen pop idol Britney Spears. "I love Britney," she gushed to Elle magazine like any starry-eyed fan.

George Will | January 04, 2001

The revival of government by grown-ups continues. Professor John DiIulio will head the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Charles Krauthammer | January 04, 2001

Advocates of campaign finance reform have seized on the Marc Rich pardon--and the $1 million Rich's ex-wife gave to the Democratic Party--as a powerful new argument for reform.

Wed, Jan 03, 2001

Walter E. Williams | January 03, 2001

Black slaves are still available -- just not in the United States. To make a purchase, you'd have to travel to the Sudan as Gerald Williams, Harvard University pre-med student, did in October 2000.

David Limbaugh | January 03, 2001

Advance disclaimer: While the tone of this column may sound pessimistic, I want to assure you that I am optimistic about George W. Bush's ability to lead this nation at this most difficult time.

David Limbaugh | January 03, 2001

George Bush utterly confounded his detractors with a great first week in office. For reasons I will explain, he will probably continue to confound them.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 03, 2001

Al Gore's supporters and their allies in the media continue to falsify the facts about Florida in order to try to delegitimize George W. Bush's election.

Jack Kemp | January 03, 2001

In 1787 as the Constitutional Convention was concluding, Benjamin Franklin was asked that famous question, "What had the delegates created?" Franklin's equally famous response was, "A republic, if you can keep it."

Tue, Jan 02, 2001

Jacob Sullum | January 02, 2001

"No patient should ever wish for death because of his physician's reluctance to use adequate amounts of potent narcotics." So said the psychiatrist Jerome Jaffe, later Richard Nixon's drug czar, in a 1966 pharmacology textbook. He put the admonition in italics.

Bill Murchison | January 02, 2001

First, mud spilled over the table of the rotary drilling rig. Then, while the crew members' jaws dropped, six tons of four-inch pipe volleyed high into the air, making havoc of the derrick.

Mon, Jan 01, 2001

Ann Coulter | January 01, 2001

Earlier this week, President Clinton issued a formal White House proclamation celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa. His announcement began with some claptrap about preserving "what we value of our past," and Kwanzaa being a "wonderful example" with its "focus on the values that have sustained African-Americans through the centuries.

Thomas Sowell | January 01, 2001

The passing of a once-great business is often a time for nostalgia and regret, so the announced closing down of Montgomery Ward has provoked much media comment along these lines.

Brent Bozell | January 01, 2001

ABC's "Politically Incorrect" doesn't specialize in either comedy or current events, but rather strives to balance the two.

William F. Buckley | January 01, 2001

The figures crawl in on us, but we aren't really listening: a nursing shortage affecting 90 percent of hospitals in California, 75 percent in the Midwest, 85 percent in the Northeast.

John Leo | January 01, 2001

Edmund Morris has just proved that the defense of a lie can be worse than the lie itself. Morris, a biographer (Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan), was trying to defend Joseph Ellis, the Mount Holyoke historian who was caught telling whoppers in class about serving in Vietnam and playing a role in the civil rights movement.

John Leo | January 01, 2001

It's time for this column's roundup of the year's best aphorisms, axioms and proverb-like one-liners.

Marvin Olasky | January 01, 2001

What an optimistic month June is! The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs are both in first place, and I am looking forward to a replay of the 1918 World Series, which is the last time the Red Sox were world champions.

Robert Novak | January 01, 2001

Washington money-man Terry McAuliffe, who has never held public office or headed a party organization, is gliding toward the national Democratic chairmanship thanks to Bill and Hillary Clinton. That raises misgivings among the party's state leaders, but for the wrong reasons.

Bruce Bartlett | January 01, 2001

As Bill Clinton prepares to leave office, it seems clear that he will leave behind the most meager record of accomplishment of any president this century, including those that only served a single term.