Sun, Feb 18, 2001

George Will | February 18, 2001

Even when Alan Greenspan is mildly happy--as happy as a central banker gets--his demeanor resembles that of Woodrow Wilson when learning about the sinking of the Lusitania.

Charles Krauthammer | February 18, 2001

In spring of 1996, gasoline prices shot up, topping $2 per gallon in California. It being an election year, President Clinton boldly stepped in and ordered an investigation by the Energy and Justice Departments.

Sat, Feb 17, 2001

David Limbaugh | February 17, 2001

I am currently reading Paul Johnson's "Modern Times," a history of the world from the 1920s to the 1990s. In one chapter, Johnson traces the brutality of the twin totalitarian regimes, Hitler's Nazi Germany and Stalin's Communist Soviet Union.

Robert Novak | February 17, 2001

Senate Democrats are stalling on agreeing to a legislative budget, noting that the declining health of 98-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond could result in giving them a majority in the Senate, and consequently, a much bigger share of the legislative funds. Republican critics call it a deathwatch.

Fri, Feb 16, 2001

Thomas Sowell | February 16, 2001

While giving a talk in far-off Australia on February 1st, U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have thought it was safe to take a cheap shot at a fellow American back home.

Thu, Feb 15, 2001

Thomas Sowell | February 15, 2001

In this modern scientific age, we no longer believe in magic words that can transform a prince into a frog, or vice versa. But there are still magic words that can cause incredible transformations.

Brent Bozell | February 15, 2001

Don't let the relative quiet in Washington, D.C., right now fool you. Listen carefully, and you'll hear the soldiers sharpening their broadswords and battle-axes while the generals map our final plans in preparation for the coming Great Tax Cut War of 2001.

Larry Elder | February 15, 2001

Sometimes you can't tell whether you're reading the sports pages or the crime report.

Debra J. Saunders | February 15, 2001

On Saturday, amid pouring rain in Monterey, Calif., Chief Tony Cerda blessed and cleansed some 13 other members of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe dressed in animal skins, moccasins and hats or feathered headdresses.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 15, 2001

As the Republic passes on into the refinement of Bush II, patriots everywhere are asking: Is there any good sense in the suggestion of Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., that the Boy ex-President could be impeached for his roguish departure from office?

Maggie Gallagher | February 15, 2001

In the category "Man Bites Dog," the winner of this week's weird news story: Millionaires Against Estate Tax Repeal.

Robert Novak | February 15, 2001

"If Al Gore had been elected, we could have gotten exactly the same outcome," an angry Rep. Jennifer Dunn told me this week. She was reacting to signs of retreat by the Bush administration from total repeal of the estate tax.

George Will | February 15, 2001

``Inclusiveness,'' one of today's values, is served by Presidents Day, which renders the Father of Our Country an equal ingredient with Warren Harding in a bland pudding of presidents.

Wed, Feb 14, 2001

Michelle Malkin | February 14, 2001

Teflon Bob Torricelli's coat of armor is wearing a little thin these days.

Walter E. Williams | February 14, 2001

Last week, President George Bush sent his $1.6 trillion tax cut proposal to Congress to have it welcomed by cries of "tax cuts for the rich".

David Limbaugh | February 14, 2001

In the last few days I've heard it asked repeatedly, "Why is the media finally turning on Bill Clinton?" Wrong question. The question that demands an answer is, "Why is Hillary still getting a pass?"

Linda Chavez | February 14, 2001

How do the Clintons do it? No matter how unethical or just plain tacky their behavior, it elicits little more than a collective shrug of the shoulders from much of the public.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 14, 2001

Liberals have long realized that, if they can win the battle over what is taught in schools, they will win elections. While they claim to believe in free speech, they often have little tolerance for alternate points of view in the schools.

Bill Murchison | February 14, 2001

You know what "Clinton-hating'' is, of course, as defined by Paul Begala, David Kendall and their acolytes. It's criticism of the Clintons: Bill and Hillary. Going on and on about the ex-presidential couple isn't their problem, it's something to do with us.

Bruce Bartlett | February 14, 2001

Back in the 1970s, I used to work for Jack Kemp, then a Republican congressman from upstate New York. He asked me to draft a tax cut for him that became the Kemp-Roth Bill and eventually formed the basis for Ronald Reagan's 1981 tax bill.

William F. Buckley | February 14, 2001

Ex-presidents are celebrities. The lecture agent who booked Clinton with Morgan Stanley reacted defensively when Morgan Stanley's chairman broadcast his apology. The agent said that someone who had been present reported that the speech was one of the best he had ever heard.

Jack Kemp | February 14, 2001

California Gov. Gray Davis and the state's Democratic legislature are starting to seize control of the energy industry in order to "manage" the state's power crisis, but Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein has a better idea.

Tue, Feb 13, 2001

Mona Charen | February 13, 2001

We democrats so want to believe that our enemies are really just like ourselves; that sacrifice and bloodshed will not be necessary; and that peace and prosperity are the universal goals of mankind.

Debra J. Saunders | February 13, 2001

In Edu-Land, no good deed goes unpunished. If you are a superb educator, educrats will pull out their long knives for you.

Jacob Sullum | February 13, 2001

Sixty-five years later, this Jewish defensiveness persists, and it is likely to intensify following the landslide election of Ariel Sharon, perceived as a warmonger by much of the world, as Israel's prime minister.

John Leo | February 13, 2001

Mass defections from a religious faith are rare in history. Rome abandoned its emperor-worship under Constantine. Sweden abandoned Christianity for the welfare state. Now another great defection is under way. Reporters, talking heads and fashionable folk are beginning to lose their faith in Clintonism.

Mon, Feb 12, 2001

Brent Bozell | February 12, 2001

Blessed is he who doesn't simply complain about the entertainment industry's negative influence, but goes the extra mile to counteract it, even if in so doing he faces the wrath of high-priced lawyers and a soft-porn-peddling hack.

Mona Charen | February 12, 2001

Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., explains that if you make over $300,000 per year, the Bush tax cut will permit you to buy a new Lexus. Whereas if you make $50,000, it will permit you only to buy a muffler for your used car.

Debra J. Saunders | February 12, 2001

The best thing about seeing the movie "Hannibal" at a screening is that you don't have to sit in a theater filled with 8- and 12-year-olds whose idiot parents took them to this R-rated blood-and-guts fest.

William F. Buckley | February 12, 2001

Paul O'Neill, our treasury secretary, breathes clean air and has clean thoughts, and the response to them is Orwellian. We have not seen what Jay Leno and David Letterman et al.

Bruce Bartlett | February 12, 2001

With polls showing wide support for a big tax cut this year, Democrats who have long opposed any reduction in taxes whatsoever are scrambling to come up with a tax plan of their own.

Robert Novak | February 12, 2001

The government lawyer who cleared David Souter for the Supreme Court in 1990 in the first Bush administration has been in line for judicial selection duties in the second Bush administration. The reaction to this news is to derail that appointment, an exercise exposing what Republicans fear most.

Sun, Feb 11, 2001

George Will | February 11, 2001

George W. Bush is a conservative who seems--there is no accounting for taste--to like people. Which is one reason he has confounded post-Florida predictions by producing a honeymoon.