Sun, Jun 10, 2001

George Will | June 10, 2001

If Britain's election had been a boxing match, the referee would have stopped it weeks ago.

Ross Mackenzie | June 10, 2001

Jeff MacNelly died a year ago Friday (June 8). This year, he didn't win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. And therein lies a tale....

Sat, Jun 09, 2001

Brent Bozell | June 09, 2001

Every so often, the invaluable intellectual gadfly William Bennett issues what he calls the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, a compilation of statistics on such topics as out-of-wedlock births, students' performance on standardized tests, church attendance, charitable giving, and much, much more.

Jonah Goldberg | June 09, 2001

A British television producer called me this week asking if I could discuss the Timothy McVeigh controversy for a live morning news program. I agreed, which was dumb because British "morning" news programs are on at 1:30 a.m. here.

David Limbaugh | June 09, 2001

Democrats are constantly putting Republicans on the defensive by hurling charges of prejudice and discrimination at them.

William F. Buckley | June 09, 2001

A week or so back, Blockbuster Inc. signed a consent decree. The aggrieved were folks who were "overcharged" for overdue rented movies.

Robert Novak | June 09, 2001

Late in the afternoon prior to his heavily publicized White House dinner Wednesday with newly installed Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle, President Bush held an unannounced meeting with House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert.

John McCaslin | June 09, 2001

"I should confess . . . I used to play one not-so-nice game," Clinton recalls in the soon-to-be-published Simon & Schuster book "The Games We Played: A Celebration of Childhood and Imagination," edited by former Clinton press aide Steven A. Cohen.

Fri, Jun 08, 2001

Ann Coulter | June 08, 2001

Instead of asking Supreme Court nominees whether they will uphold (BEGIN ITALS)Roe v. Wade(END ITALS), henceforth members of the Senate Judiciary Committee can ask prospective nominees to guess the number of calories consumed by walking a golf course.

Michelle Malkin | June 08, 2001

How many families do you know that live in a "compound"?

Mona Charen | June 08, 2001

The majority of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission -- that is, the six Democrats (there are two Republican appointees) -- has shamed itself on many levels.

Oliver North | June 08, 2001

Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., the new chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, says that "the best way to find out what's going on is to go see for yourself." He's been doing that for years.

Debra J. Saunders | June 08, 2001

When former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa came in first in the April 10 mayoral race in Los Angeles, he seemed a good bet to win the June 5 runoff against the runner-up, L.A. City Attorney James Hahn.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 08, 2001

Perhaps I have been guilty of a failing that Alexis de Tocqueville warned against in his 1835 prescient guide to America through the ages, "Democracy in America." He warned that our democracy was most likely to breed "general apathy."

Charles Krauthammer | June 08, 2001

While Washington wasn't looking--distracted by tax cuts, campaign finance reform and the exquisite spectacle of Jim Jeffords wrestling his conscience to a draw--the Bush administration gave the nation a new foreign policy.

Thu, Jun 07, 2001

Thomas Sowell | June 07, 2001

Over the years, the phrase "unintended consequences" has come up with increasing frequency, as more and more wonderful-sounding ideas have led to disastrous results.

Brent Bozell | June 07, 2001

It's safe to say that Jenna Bush is never going to be a member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Larry Elder | June 07, 2001

Why don't they preach what they practice?

Cal Thomas | June 07, 2001

The sex industry is a multi-billion dollar operation, if one includes pornography, much of cable TV (is that redundant?), pregnancy prevention devices (mislabeled "birth control") and virtually all contemporary magazines.

Bruce Bartlett | June 07, 2001

Late last month, the Congressional Budget Office issued a new study of effective tax rates by income.

Armstrong Williams | June 07, 2001

As part of a program designed to show out-of-control students the harsh realities of prison life, members of Evans Middle School were recently sent on a tour of a Washington, D.C. jail.

John McCaslin | June 07, 2001

The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is proceeding with its lawsuit against the state of Texas, including members of President Bush's White House staff.

Wed, Jun 06, 2001

Michelle Malkin | June 06, 2001

Every night, I roll up my sleeves, take off my socks, and climb into the bathtub with my 11-month-old daughter, her two rubber duckies, a Mickey Mouse sponge, and a pile of floating toy debris.

Walter E. Williams | June 06, 2001

Congressmen, presidents and Supreme Court justices take an oath of office swearing to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.

David Limbaugh | June 06, 2001

"Moderation in all things" is universally considered wise counsel.

Debra J. Saunders | June 06, 2001

No wonder the public hates the media. Of course, it's a story when the 19-year-old twin daughters of the president are caught trying to procure margaritas and then charged with breaking Texas' alcohol laws.

Maggie Gallagher | June 06, 2001

Is human life sacred? Depends on whose, natch.

William F. Buckley | June 06, 2001

We took one of those oaths, which was not to write about the Bush ladies, but one aspect of their drinking affair is underplayed, which is the sheer idiocy of the law.

Bruce Bartlett | June 06, 2001

This week, Democrats reclaim control of the U.S. Senate -- a gift from Jim Jeffords, newly minted independent from Vermont.

Tue, Jun 05, 2001

Linda Chavez | June 05, 2001

Anthony Quinn is dead at 86, the evening news announced on Sunday, and I felt as if I had lost a family member.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 05, 2001

The gun-control lobby is on the warpath in a most surprising venue.

Jacob Sullum | June 05, 2001

Surely something is wrong when the highest court in the land starts arguing about sports.

Bill Murchison | June 05, 2001

Squeezing the Christianity out of "Christian culture" leads to -- well, absurdities like the one that was front-page in the New York Times: this matter of HarperCollins playing with the notion of marketing C. S. Lewis' Narnia chronicles as something other than Christian, so as not to turn off the Harry Potter crowd, whose m-o-n-e-y we want.

Jack Kemp | June 05, 2001

An old Jewish proverb says, "What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth."

Mon, Jun 04, 2001

Thomas Sowell | June 04, 2001

Now that President George W. Bush and California Governor Gray Davis have had their meeting over the electricity crisis in the golden state, how much closer are they to producing a solution? Not one millimeter closer.

Frank Gaffney | June 04, 2001

As luck had it, I had the chance to visit briefly with the President ten days ago on the question of missile defense.

John Leo | June 04, 2001

At first glance, the Supreme Court's 7-2 ruling in the Casey Martin suit seems perfectly reasonable, even obvious. Martin is a good professional golfer.

Robert Novak | June 04, 2001

Gray Davis seemed marginalized by the pomp and power of the presidency here last week when he confronted George W. Bush on the state's power shortage.

Bruce Bartlett | June 04, 2001

Analysts are still poring through the details of the recently passed tax bill, and it will be some weeks before all its provisions have been thoroughly digested.

William F. Buckley | June 04, 2001

The monsoon of data and analysis and ululation over the energy problem has the effect of obscuring first principles.

Sun, Jun 03, 2001

Larry Elder | June 03, 2001

Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence? California Attorney General Bill Lockyer apparently missed that lesson in law school.

Debra J. Saunders | June 03, 2001

The irony is that while Gov. Gray Davis keeps demanding that President Bush impose wholesale price caps to save his state, Davis has made it easier for Dubya not to.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 03, 2001

With the bizarre shuffling of leadership in the Senate, Sen. Orin Hatch, he of the colorful neckties, is about to be replaced as chairman of the Judiciary Committee by Sen. Patrick Leahy, he of the spotless reputation for fairness.

George Will | June 03, 2001

A doctrine prevalent in prestigious law schools is that language is ``open-textured'' and ``indeterminate,'' and hence the users of words have vast latitude in infusing them with meanings.