Sun, Jan 14, 2001

Charles Krauthammer | January 14, 2001

A lame-duck American president and a dead-duck Israeli prime minister (opposed by three-quarters of his parliament and running 28 points behind in pre-election polls) are racing to try to change the Middle East landscape before they are both consigned to political oblivion.

George Will | January 14, 2001

As George W. Bush prepares to exchange the pleasures of rusticity at his ranch for the capital's political climate that he vows to improve, here is a proposal for doing so: Increase the size of the House of Representatives to 1,000 seats.

Sat, Jan 13, 2001

David Limbaugh | January 13, 2001

I am not pleased about this, but I was sure on the money when I wrote that we were on the verge of a four-year war by the Democrats.

Linda Chavez | January 13, 2001

My relationship with a battered Guatemalan woman -- who was also an illegal alien -- ended my chance to become secretary of labor.

Robert Novak | January 13, 2001

In successfully boosting Elaine Chao to become Secretary of Labor, her supporters noted that she had been friendly with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney while she headed United Way.

Fri, Jan 12, 2001

Michelle Malkin | January 12, 2001

O.J. Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran and friends want to file a big-bucks, class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for slavery. On what legal grounds, against whom, on behalf of whom, and in which court? The attorneys haven't figured out those pesky details yet.

Brent Bozell | January 12, 2001

Since the early-to-mid-1970s, prime time television has been obsessed with sex. It was a staple for countless characters on series past, like Sam and Diane on "Cheers" and J.R. on "Dallas."

Larry Elder | January 12, 2001

Last week, Gore addressed the Congressional Black Caucus, a group still seething over the "stolen" election. Gore urged calm, "I believe very deeply that we all must respect and, wherever possible, help President-elect Bush, because from the moment he takes his solemn oath, a great responsibility will rest in his hands." Gore, the born-again uniter, who now urges the Caucus to hold hands and sing "God Bless America."

Mona Charen | January 12, 2001

John H. McWhorter has joined a club to which few desire admittance. Though the 34-year-old Berkeley linguistics professor does not consider himself a black conservative, he has written a book that is guaranteed to get him the same reception that Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Walter Williams and Clarence Thomas have endured.

Oliver North | January 12, 2001

During his presidential campaign, George W. Bush was fond of saying, "Help is on the way!" Given the mess he is inheriting from the Clinton-Gore regime, that may be a tough promise to keep.

Thu, Jan 11, 2001

Ann Coulter | January 11, 2001

Among the people in cheery anticipation of independent counsel Robert Ray's pending indictment of William Jefferson Clinton are those who: demonstrated for George Bush in Florida; chanted "Get out of Dick Cheney's house!" outside the vice presidential residence in Washington; made possible George Bush's historic victory against an incumbent in peacetime and a booming economy -- and whom Bush is going to need when the left tries to "bork" his various nominees.

Thomas Sowell | January 11, 2001

As an economist, whenever I hear the word "shortage" I wait for the other shoe to drop. That other shoe is usually "price control."

Brent Bozell | January 11, 2001

"Dateline NBC" has a reputation, often deserved, for preferring fluff to substance. On Jan. 2, however, the popular newsmagazine made amends for its obsession with the likes of JonBenet Ramsey by airing a segment concerning contemporary teenagers' sexual attitudes and behavior.

Debra J. Saunders | January 11, 2001

America-bashing is all the rage in Europe. So writes Martin Kettle of Britain's Guardian newspaper in The Washington Post.

Maggie Gallagher | January 11, 2001

I understand why many doubt Linda Chavez's story. In this age of cynicism, it doesn't necessarily have the ring of plausibility: What?! Bring a Guatemalan immigrant into your home, for no good reason but to help her out?

Bill Murchison | January 11, 2001

With Labor Secretary-designate Linda Chavez outed as friend and unsung benefactor of struggling immigrants, one of them illegal, the question becomes: what now?

Emmett Tyrrell | January 11, 2001

Political partisanship is always at its most ravenous when it is being practiced by the kind of confirmed "bipartisans" now greeting the Bushes as they fly in from Texas.

Charles Krauthammer | January 11, 2001

Bush is not a talker. But he can show himself to be a doer. Here are three things he can and should do on his first day in office:

George Will | January 11, 2001

Because of his political monomania, and because he is a perpetual preener who can strut even while sitting, Bill Clinton relished being president. The pomp, the cameras, the microphones make that office a narcissist's delight.

William F. Buckley | January 11, 2001

The miasma was there, the coiling blast dispatched by the losers to suck Linda Chavez into oblivion. There would be satisfaction at several levels:

Robert Novak | January 11, 2001

The unexpected ferocity of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney's successful assault on Linda Chavez as secretary of Labor may be explained less by ideology than the threat to big labor posed by her background as a union official and bureaucrat.

Wed, Jan 10, 2001

Michelle Malkin | January 10, 2001

Doesn't anybody stay together anymore? In the age of drive-through divorces, maybe that's too much to ask. It would be nice, however, if the cheaters would do us surviving vow-keepers a favor and indulge themselves in private. Alas, infidelity chic is sweeping the airwaves.

Walter E. Williams | January 10, 2001

Election 2000's racial message is that President-Elect George Bush and the Republican Party shouldn't subsidize political stupidity.

David Limbaugh | January 10, 2001

The success of George Bush’s first term may hinge on the expeditious implementation of his tax cut package. As such, it is important that he devote sufficient political capital to its speedy passage.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 10, 2001

Since Bill Clinton stuck his finger in the eye of all who care about American sovereignty and constitutional rights by signing the International Criminal Court Treaty on New Year's Eve, Congress should immediately pass Sen. Jesse Helms' American Service Members' Protection Act.

Bruce Bartlett | January 10, 2001

Press reports indicate that President-elect George W. Bush is considering a sweeping reorganization of the White House's economic policymaking operations.

Jack Kemp | January 10, 2001

One of the real highlights of presidential year 2000 was the penetrating debate between George W. Bush and Al Gore concerning the future of Social Security.

Tue, Jan 09, 2001

Mona Charen | January 09, 2001

Linda Chavez, George W. Bush's nominee for secretary of labor, does not deny that she permitted an illegal alien to live in her house for two years. So what do we make of this information?

Debra J. Saunders | January 09, 2001

Welcome to the new political lexicon, a modern doublespeak that will explain Democrats' earnest and special reasons for opposing the Bush agenda and select Cabinet nominees.

Bill Murchison | January 09, 2001

In Nightline's interview series on the Clinton years, erstwhile Clinton adviser, Dick Morris, recycles an anecdote from two years ago -- how he warned the president not to expect the voters' forgiveness should they ever find their leader had lied under oath concerning that woman, Lewinsky.

Jacob Sullum | January 09, 2001

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman calls it "a warning about the dangers of placing blind faith in markets." Los Angeles Times commentator Robert Scheer says it's yet another sign that "capitalism is falling apart."

Mon, Jan 08, 2001

David Limbaugh | January 08, 2001

Some of you critics have suggested a more positive approach to the column occasionally, so I'll try to oblige. But it's only fair to warn you that my positives may be your negatives.

Debra J. Saunders | January 08, 2001

OAKLAND MAYOR Jerry Brown bristles when people describe his aide Jacques Barzaghi as his guru. The 62-year-old head-shaving Frenchman has been Brown's alter ego for many years and through many political jobs.

William F. Buckley | January 08, 2001

The hearings in the matter of John Ashcroft for attorney general will be, indeed have already been, one more immersion in the recurrent pesthole of American politics, the liberal gang bang of choice conservative figures.

John Leo | January 08, 2001

Black conservatives have paid a heavy price for holding views that run counter to the line set by the civil rights establishment.

Robert Novak | January 08, 2001

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan last Wednesday energized global markets with an unexpected drop in interest rates. But why? The answer has more to do with politics than economics.

Bruce Bartlett | January 08, 2001

On Jan. 3, the Federal Reserve took an essential first step toward staving off a recession by cutting the federal funds interest rate from 6.5 percent to 6 percent.