Sun, Jan 28, 2001

George Will | January 28, 2001

Comedian Robin Williams says cocaine is God's way of telling users that they have too much money. The XFL is God's way of telling America that it has too much leisure time.

Charles Krauthammer | January 28, 2001

The Bush inaugural was remarkable for its modesty. It was spare, restrained. No grandiloquent singer. No poet (remember Maya Angelou going on about ``the Jew'' and ``the Sioux'' at Clinton's first inaugural?).

Sat, Jan 27, 2001

Debra J. Saunders | January 27, 2001

"As far as we're concerned, you Californians can freeze in the dark,'' someone at an Idaho inauguration party told me last week in D.C. Later, a lobbyist opined that the California Dream entails yuppies yakking on cell phones and e-mailing on laptops charged by cheap energy generated in less -- shall we say refined?

Robert Novak | January 27, 2001

Labor sources say AFL-CIO President John Sweeney has chosen to seek re-election next year with Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, still under scrutiny of federal prosecutors, kept as his running mate.

Fri, Jan 26, 2001

Thomas Sowell | January 26, 2001

One of the reasons for the confusion surrounding so many economic issues -- such as the current electricity crisis in California -- is an underlying confusion about what economics itself is all about.

Michelle Malkin | January 26, 2001

Here's the thing about the Bill of Rights: It isn't an a la carte menu. You can't just pick and choose. But that's exactly what public officials in my neighborhood want to do in their brazenly unconstitutional attempt to ban gun shows.

Brent Bozell | January 26, 2001

During the first half of the 1990s, the media conglomerate Time Warner was seen by many as one of the most damaging cultural forces in America. Among its most infamous products: Madonna's "Sex" book, Body Count's "Cop Killer," and coldblooded gangsta-rap recordings by the likes of Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

Mona Charen | January 26, 2001

Stepping gingerly around the trash left behind by the Clintonistas (no joke -- both The Washington Post and the Drudge Report have reported vandalism of government property by Clinton's departing White House staff), Bush moved swiftly to introduce an education reform package.

Thu, Jan 25, 2001

Ann Coulter | January 25, 2001

Jesse Jackson, the Baptist minister, apparently had no intention of waiting for the afterlife to get his taste of the good life.

Thomas Sowell | January 25, 2001

Californians are not only seeing rolling blackouts, they are seeing chickens coming home to roost. They are learning the most elementary facts the hard way.

Larry Elder | January 25, 2001

Now we know. Rev. Jesse Jackson's admission that he fathered a child out of wedlock helps to answer the big question. Why does the so-called black leadership fail to fight the No. 1 problem facing the black community: children having children?

Oliver North | January 25, 2001

California Gov. Gray Davis' bright political future seems to have dimmed with the lights. Davis, an amiable gentleman each time I have met him, is up for reelection in 2002.

Debra J. Saunders | January 25, 2001

Washington, D.C., is the Cab Capital of America, and D.C. cab drivers are the nation's best. San Francisco could learn a few things from how D.C. does cabs, and George W. Bush would do well to court city cab drivers.

Maggie Gallagher | January 25, 2001

By George, he really means it. That's the overwhelming impression from the first few days of the W. administration.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 25, 2001

One of the most curious expenditures passed on to the American taxpayer is the federal government's subvention endowing National Public Radio.

George Will | January 25, 2001

Bill Ivey, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, recently looked upon the cultural scene and found it wonderful. In a December speech calling for ``an American Cultural Bill of Rights, '' he said:

Wed, Jan 24, 2001

Michelle Malkin | January 24, 2001

In his inaugural address, President George W. Bush issued a call to reinvigorate citizenship: "We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests, and teach us what it means to be citizens.

Walter E. Williams | January 24, 2001

During last week's Senate confirmation hearings, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., laid into President Bush's attorney general nominee John Ashcroft about his strong support for the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment. Kennedy demanded that Ashcroft apologize to the American people.

Brent Bozell | January 24, 2001

For a quick lesson in the upside-down morality of the national media, consider the January cases of John Ashcroft and Jesse Jackson, two political leaders identified with their religious faith.

David Limbaugh | January 24, 2001

My desire finally to follow the Clinton admonition "just to move on," is outweighed by my obligation to comment on the distasteful nature with which Clinton handled his last days (and few hours following) in office.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 24, 2001

A recent issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association, 12/27/00) reports on a Centers for Disease Control study that supports the widespread policy of forcing all children to be vaccinated in order to enter day care or school.

Jack Kemp | January 24, 2001

Virtually everyone agrees that George W. Bush confronts a rapidly weakening economy as he assumes the presidency.

Robert Novak | January 24, 2001

On the first full working day of the new Bush administration, that noise on Capitol Hill sounded like partisan gridlock breaking. But George W. Bush had little to do with it.

William F. Buckley | January 24, 2001

George McGovern is at it again, endeavoring to mitigate human afflictions. He is better at mobilizing against natural afflictions than man-made ones.

Bruce Bartlett | January 24, 2001

There is a great Yiddish word, "chutzpah," to describe brazenness. An oft-used example of chutzpah would be a child who just murdered his parents seeking mercy on the basis of now being an orphan.

Tue, Jan 23, 2001

Mona Charen | January 23, 2001

Prepare for spin. Now that Bill Clinton is no longer president, we can expect his people to attempt to define what his presidency was all about. Call it pre-emptive history. And if you think this cannot succeed, consider that we've seen it work before.

Debra J. Saunders | January 23, 2001

You dress for comfort. Cushy shoes, gloves, a warm coat, a poncho in a pack in case the rain picks up. An umbrella. The right gear for inaugural weather.

Linda Chavez | January 23, 2001

President George W. Bush has some housecleaning to do now that he's moved into the White House, and more than the Oval Office needs a good scrubbing.

Bill Murchison | January 23, 2001

"The ground," says the Rev. Jesse Jackson, "is no place for a champion. The ground is no place that I will wallow on."

Jacob Sullum | January 23, 2001

A few years ago, I was researching the issue of whether tobacco advertising makes people smoke when I came across a paper with an unintentionally revealing subtitle: "The Evidence Is There for Those Who Wish to See It."

Robert Novak | January 23, 2001

George W. Bush, not by nature an eloquent speaker, delivered an inaugural address Saturday that was extraordinarily elegant and thoroughly appropriate for the political climate.

Mon, Jan 22, 2001

Brent Bozell | January 22, 2001

On Jan. 11, the most disgusting program on broadcast television, UPN's wrestling sewagefest "WWF Smackdown!," which normally runs from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern time, ended a half-hour early. Good news? Not really.

Maggie Gallagher | January 22, 2001

Look, under normal circumstances, I can think of a lot more enjoyable things to do than discuss the love life of New York City mayors. Like, oh, scrub the fuzz under my stovetop, maybe?

Bruce Bartlett | January 22, 2001

Congressional Republicans are in for a rude awakening today. This is the first working day of a Republican presidency since they gained control of Congress in 1994.

William F. Buckley | January 22, 2001

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., quizzing John Ashcroft, asked a question both interesting and profound. What I can't understand, she asked her former colleague in the Senate, is how you can feel as strongly as you do about all these issues and still undertake to enforce the law, as written and interpreted?

John Leo | January 22, 2001

My fellow Americans, this is my last opportunity to speak to you from the Oval Office as your president.

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.