Sun, Mar 11, 2001

George Will | March 11, 2001

The coming debate on campaign finance ``reforms'' that would vastly expand government regulation of political communication will measure just how much jeopardy the First Amendment, and hence political freedom, faces.

Charles Krauthammer | March 11, 2001

Americans like trials. It's the civil, fair, just way to settle disputes. But we like them too much. A general critique of Americans is that we bring everything to court. Our more serious problem, however, is that our addiction to trials infects and distorts our foreign policy.

Sat, Mar 10, 2001

David Limbaugh | March 10, 2001

Three articles concerning the Bush administration's approach to various defense and foreign policy issues caught my attention as I scanned the front page of the Washington Times (online) Thursday morning.

Robert Novak | March 10, 2001

Dick Cheney's latest heart disease episode has led to speculation among high-level Republicans that if he is unable to complete his term as vice president, his most likely successor would be Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Fri, Mar 09, 2001

Thomas Sowell | March 09, 2001

A recent catalogue from the giant second-hand camera dealer KEH listed a Canon camera made for the Japanese navy during World War II. This model is described as one of only 15 such cameras made and as being still in excellent condition. Its price is $40,000.

Jonah Goldberg | March 09, 2001

I have, sitting on my desk, a box of EnviroKidz Organic Gorilla Munch. I found this cereal at my local Fresh Fields Whole Foods Market, where I had been sent on assignment by my editors at National Review (other journalists get to cover wars, I get to write about stores that pride themselves on their unpronounceable mushrooms).

Ross Mackenzie | March 09, 2001

Another taunted and tormented teen-ager has shot up his high school, wounding 13 and killing two. It's the latest episode in an ever-lengthening saga of death in our schools, subsumed under the heading "Columbine."

John McCaslin | March 09, 2001

Bill Clinton has reportedly told the Harry Walker Agency in New York, which represents the former president on the lecture circuit, that he won't accept questions from his audiences on the subject of presidential pardons.

Thu, Mar 08, 2001

Ann Coulter | March 08, 2001

While having dinner recently with John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," one of life's enduring debates came up: Are liberals evil or just stupid?

Thomas Sowell | March 08, 2001

In trying to get away from the pardon scandals, Hillary Clinton has said everything except "Bill who?"

Suzanne Fields | March 08, 2001

The little boy, watching a puffy white cloud sitting like a wide brimmed sombrero on top of Volcano Chaparrastique looming majestically over San Miguel, squealed with delight: "The volcano wears a hat." Salvadorans take their pleasures in the landscape where they can find them.

Maggie Gallagher | March 08, 2001

A white boy in a middle-class school district opens fire on classmates, this time in Santee, a suburb of San Diego.

Robert Novak | March 08, 2001

Sen. Robert Torricelli of New Jersey is one fiercely loyal Democrat who does not share the aversion of his party's leaders to tax cuts.

George Will | March 08, 2001

It is gratifying, if not notably noble, that some Democrats, having recalibrated their self-interest in the light of last year's elections, are rethinking their enthusiasm for eviscerating the First Amendment in the name of campaign finance reform.

Armstrong Williams | March 08, 2001

The majority of America's political leaders come from urban areas. Not surprisingly then, they speak to the issues that are of unique concern to the urban voting populace - urban sprawl, mass transit and corporate tax structures engineered to haul our economy forward.

Ross Mackenzie | March 08, 2001

Dubya kept hitting 'em into the seats as he took his swings last week before Congress. "An artist using statistics as a brush could paint two very different pictures of our country" - one with warning signs, the other full of blessings. He went on to get most everything mostly right....

Wed, Mar 07, 2001

Michelle Malkin | March 07, 2001

Ex-Klansman Robert Byrd, the senior senator from West Virginia, casually used the phrase "white nigger" twice on national TV this weekend. Enraged civil rights groups organized a protest campaign against Sen. Byrd and demanded that he undergo sensitivity training ... not.

Walter E. Williams | March 07, 2001

But here's the question: Suppose you were alive in 1869 and were asked, "Which would you consider is the easier method to deliver a message across your state -- by mail or by human voice?"

Brent Bozell | March 07, 2001

It may explain why some in the news media have gone thoroughly hysterical to the point of outright dishonesty in their reporting, so desperate are they to see his plan defeated. The hostile fire is coming from many directions, but nothing is quite so consistent, and outrageous, as the ack-ack coming from CBS News.

Jonah Goldberg | March 07, 2001

I couldn't help thinking about one of my favorite scenes from the old sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" this week. Les Nessman the uptight news anchor reads an urgent report:

David Limbaugh | March 07, 2001

I almost fell out of my chair watching Fox News Sunday when liberal Juan Williams questioned whether the black community's unflagging support of Bill Clinton could be attributable to something other than Clinton serving the black community's interests.

Cal Thomas | March 07, 2001

The "civilized world" is in an uproar over an order by Afghanistan's ruling Taliban to destroy pre-Islamic statues of Buddha dating as far back as the 7th century.

Linda Chavez | March 07, 2001

Gunther von Hagens has given new meaning to the term "culture of death." Von Hagens, a German anatomist, has created an "art" exhibit consisting of works that include a man seated at a chess board, his brain exposed.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 07, 2001

Repeal of the marriage tax penalty was always good for a big round of applause in the campaign speeches of most political candidates last year. But it's scheduled for bumpy sledding in the drafting of this year's tax-cut bill.

Frank Gaffney | March 07, 2001

On two separate occasions in recent weeks, top Clinton Administration officials have published op.ed. articles in the Washington Post largely echoing the strong misgivings about President Bush's commitment to defend America against ballistic missile attack that are being heard from Moscow, Beijing and various allied capitals.

Bruce Bartlett | March 07, 2001

Last week, the leftist group Citizens for Tax Justice issued data showing that the top 1 percent of taxpayers would get 45 percent of the benefits of George W. Bush's proposed tax cut.

Ross Mackenzie | March 07, 2001

The Library of Congress has put George Washington's diaries on the Internet. Perhaps one of these days Congress will restore to the calendar the "Washington's Birthday" holiday now widely supplanted by "Presidents Day." The latter has no congressional mandate. A diligent Congress, demonstrating proper respect for "the father of our country," will bring "Washington's Birthday" back.

Marvin Olasky | March 07, 2001

With all the talk about character education in recent years, it's time for someone to write a best-selling book on how everything he needed to know about the subject he learned in kindergarten.

John McCaslin | March 07, 2001

Reporters covering Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson are being asked to add organ-donor transplant cards to their chain of press credentials.

Armstrong Williams | March 07, 2001

Using new definitions for accepted meanings of established words, politicians have changed adultery into freedom of expression; sex is now fooling around, promiscuity is recreational, homosexuality is a lifestyle and abortion is a choice.

William F. Buckley | March 07, 2001

Felix Rohatyn, the retiring ambassador to France, wrote an op-ed piece recently urging that the United States repeal its capital punishment laws.

Jack Kemp | March 07, 2001

As if we haven't already had enough bad economic news, now come reports of another attack on the economy from within the Bush administration.

Tue, Mar 06, 2001

Mona Charen | March 06, 2001

It was more Democrat bashing than the poor Washington Post could tolerate. For weeks, they had dutifully reported the sordid details Bill Clinton's pardon bazaar, but then it all became too much.

Cal Thomas | March 06, 2001

Some commentators think President Bush should say something about the rising stench created by Bill Clinton when he pardoned fugitive billionaire Marc Rich and a host of other sordid characters during the final hours of his presidency.

Jacob Sullum | March 06, 2001

Looking at his land in Westerly, R.I., Anthony Palazzolo sees prime oceanside real estate. The state's Coastal Resources Management Council sees a wildlife refuge.

Bill Murchison | March 06, 2001

It isn't that Democrats are bad people. Please understand this. Most of the ones I know are patriotic and perfectly pleasant.

John Leo | March 06, 2001

A media boom is under way on behalf of transgendered men and women. Last week, for instance, A&E's "Investigative Reports" ran a segment, "The Transgender Revolution," quoting an activist who called it the fourth great rights movement of our era.

Mon, Mar 05, 2001

Brent Bozell | March 05, 2001

When capitalist-bashing academics do battle with some of the worst corporate cultural polluters in America, for which side should a conservative root?

Robert Novak | March 05, 2001

Republicans who celebrate control of Senate, House and presidency for the first time in 48 years are guilty of either illusion or self-deception.

Bruce Bartlett | March 05, 2001

Ultimately, the question of whether taxes are too high is a philosophical one. A tax burden that one person considers excessive might be viewed as appropriate by someone else.

William F. Buckley | March 05, 2001

At a White House briefing featuring Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, fine things were done, however lightly.

Sun, Mar 04, 2001

Charles Krauthammer | March 04, 2001

No. It's not the furniture. It's not the bridal registry. It's not the Carnegie Hall penthouse. It's not the Inauguration Day grandstanding. It's not the 11th hour plea-copping on his Lewinsky perjury. It's the pardons, stupid.

George Will | March 04, 2001

Disquieting rumors persist that some of President Bush's advisers are eager to sign a campaign finance ``reform" bill, or at least to avoid vetoing one. Bush should beware of what Edmund Burke called ``the irresistible operation of feeble councils."