Sun, Jan 21, 2001

Charles Krauthammer | January 21, 2001

If his name is Lieberman and he is Jewish, his nomination evokes celebration. If his name is Ashcroft and he is Christian, his nomination evokes a hue and cry about ``divisiveness'' and mobilizes a wall-to-wall liberal coalition to defeat him.

George Will | January 21, 2001

WASHINGTON--There are some things humanity cannot get used to without jeopardizing its humanness--without becoming beastly. Creeping toward us, as on little cat feet--little monkey feet, actually--is perhaps the gravest imaginable crisis, one that could result in the end of history as a distinctively human, and humane, story.

Sat, Jan 20, 2001

David Limbaugh | January 20, 2001

What is it that liberal interest groups and certain Democratic senators fear about a Bush-Ashcroft Justice Department? What is driving Ted Kennedy to threaten a filibuster against Ashcroft's confirmation?

Debra J. Saunders | January 20, 2001

There's a new kid in town. By the White House, the guy who makes a living selling photos of tourists standing next to life size photos of Bill and Hillary has two new pics: Dubya and Mrs. Dubya. (Figure he can hang onto Hillary's image, since she is now a senator.)

Robert Novak | January 20, 2001

The confirmation testimony last Wednesday by John Ashcroft (attorney general) and Paul O'Neill (Treasury) exasperated President-elect Bush's high command.

Fri, Jan 19, 2001

Thomas Sowell | January 19, 2001

With so much controversy swirling around the nomination of former Senator John Ashcroft to be attorney general, we need to look beyond the rhetoric and the spin to the actual history of Ashcroft -- and of his critics.

Michelle Malkin | January 19, 2001

President Clinton triumphs again. His relentless propaganda machine, in the last throes of its legacy-building frenzy, sent out a White House press release this week heralding the success of AmeriCorps.

Mona Charen | January 19, 2001

When we conservatives are old and gray and hobbling about with canes, there is one thing that is certain -- we will still be outraged at press bias.

Thu, Jan 18, 2001

Ann Coulter | January 18, 2001

If there were just one Cabinet nominee willing to sacrifice his appointment for the opportunity to yell back at that adulterous drunk, Sen. Teddy Kennedy might not be so cavalier before launching his premeditated vituperations.

Thomas Sowell | January 18, 2001

It is perhaps fitting that Bill Clinton has been spending the last days of his presidency out on the road, in the manner of old washed-up entertainers who make endless "farewell" appearances, trying to cling to the fading limelight as long as possible.

Brent Bozell | January 18, 2001

The Senate Judiciary Committee, very temporarily led by the Democrats, greeted John Ashcroft in its hearing room with one question on its mind: Would John Ashcroft come down with a bad case of pre-confirmation career poisoning?

Larry Elder | January 18, 2001

President George Bush nominates to the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, a black man, formerly the head of the Equal Opportunity Commission. Because of Thomas' presumed opposition to affirmative action and abortion on demand, liberals like Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) oppose his nomination.

Oliver North | January 18, 2001

It was probably too much to hope that he would simply fade into the sunset. He just couldn't do it. And so, two nights before his successor's inaugural, Bill Clinton had to make one last prime time, televised speech -- one last whack at the legacy he craves -- one last chance for us to feel his pain -- one last "look at me!"

Debra J. Saunders | January 18, 2001

Ari Fleischer has the good sense to smile a lot. His boss is about to be come president, and he is about to become White House press secretary. So Fleischer is in a position to look with a beatific expression at the goings on in Washington -- he is in the catbird seat.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 18, 2001

As the Bushes ride in and the Clintons ride out, I look back on the past eight years and marvel at how obvious it all was.

William F. Buckley | January 18, 2001

The meeting of Tory intellectuals and men of affairs pondered the question: Should Clinton be pardoned?

George Will | January 18, 2001

With the delicacy of someone seasoned by much experience near the summit of government, Donald Rumsfeld has indicated strong skepticism about a policy from which this country may reap a bumper crop of regrets.

Wed, Jan 17, 2001

Ann Coulter | January 17, 2001

If there were just one Cabinet nominee willing to sacrifice his appointment for the opportunity to yell back at that adulterous drunk, Sen. Teddy Kennedy might not be so cavalier before launching his premeditated vituperations.

Walter E. Williams | January 17, 2001

George Bush's secretary of labor nominee, Linda Chavez, withdrew her nomination under charges of hiring a worker and not paying minimum wages plus applicable taxes. This was just character assassination by those who didn't want to see her confirmed because of her political views.

David Limbaugh | January 17, 2001

The Clinton-Reno Justice Department is boasting that it has finally snared Indonesian businessman James Riady, one of the primary kingpins of the Clinton-Gore campaign finance scandal. On closer inspection, Justice has little to brag about.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 17, 2001

In an era when we have endured so much scandal, so much embarrassingly improper behavior by high public officials, one might have reasonably predicted that Sen. John Ashcroft would be the least controversial of all George W. Bush's Cabinet nominations.

Jack Kemp | January 17, 2001

The debate is raging about the legacy of Bill Clinton. Eight years after he took office we have a nation that is more prosperous, productive and optimistic than when he took office, but if ever a president left a muddled and ambiguous legacy to our nation, it's Clinton.

Bruce Bartlett | January 17, 2001

For eight years I have looked forward to the day I could write my last column about Bill Clinton. Sadly, this is not it. Although Clinton will leave the White House on Saturday, he will not leave the stage.

Tue, Jan 16, 2001

Mona Charen | January 16, 2001

If Bill Clinton was ever moved by anything larger than his own narrow self-interest, it is difficult to recall it.

Debra J. Saunders | January 16, 2001

Last Sunday, the Oregonian reported that BP Amoco "systematically jacked up West Coast oil prices by exporting Alaska crude to Asia for less than it could have sold it to U.S. refiners, according to experts' previously secret reports and federal court records the Oregonian sued to obtain."

Bill Murchison | January 16, 2001

For a little respite from brother Bill Clinton -- assuming such a thing to be possible -- let us talk for a minute about the man shortly to assume his job: George W. Bush.

Jacob Sullum | January 16, 2001

In a 1942 decision upholding a New York City ban on handbills, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously declared that "the Constitution imposes no ... restraint on government as respects purely commercial advertising."

Mon, Jan 15, 2001

Debra J. Saunders | January 15, 2001

If luck is on his side, none of the senators attending confirmation hearings for Norm Mineta, Bush's transportation secretary designate, has ever driven to San Jose during rush hour.

Bruce Bartlett | January 15, 2001

One of the prime differences between liberals and conservatives, I am convinced, is that the former generally see only the initial or first-order effect of a policy, while the latter are able to think it through and see the secondary impact.

Robert Novak | January 15, 2001

A test question for Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill: What would happen if every run-of-the-mill American corporation found themselves paying 5 percentage points more for money than their gilt-edged competitors? His answer will grade his suitability for the job -- and much more.

John Leo | January 15, 2001

After 20 years, the Army is dropping its famous recruiting slogan, "Be all you can be." Guess which of the following is the new slogan:

William F. Buckley | January 15, 2001

The president of the United States, no less, has lightheartedly questioned the legitimacy of the presidential election.

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.