Sat, Sep 22, 2001

David Limbaugh | September 22, 2001

As the blood dries in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, the fainthearted are beginning to rear their heads, becoming more emboldened as each passing day fails to bring a dramatic response by the United States.

Robert Novak | September 22, 2001

Giuliani has been mentioned both as CIA director and a proposed new post of anti-terrorism director (a position given to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge).

Fri, Sep 21, 2001

Thomas Sowell | September 21, 2001

Will even our current catastrophe shock us into drilling our own oil, instead of relying so heavily on the volatile Middle East

Michelle Malkin | September 21, 2001

President Bush urged citizens this week to go back to work and try to restore normalcy to their everyday lives.

Brent Bozell | September 21, 2001

The unprecedented attack on New York and Washington has caused some extraordinary media patriotism in the last week.

Brent Bozell | September 21, 2001

I devoted this space last week to an unequivocal praise of our national media for their handling of the Sept. 11 tragedy.

Larry Elder | September 21, 2001

We "need to understand the mind of a terrorist," goes the refrain. No, we do not need to understand the mind of a terrorist so much as we need to understand the mind of an Arab Islamic "terrorist-victicrat."

Mona Charen | September 21, 2001

Traveling by air has always been an inspiring thing for me. On the ground, one is all too aware of human failings and annoyances.

Oliver North | September 21, 2001

On Sept. 19, eight days after Osama bin Laden's murderous thugs hijacked four commercial airliners and killed 6,000 Americans, I flew to Washington from New York on United Airlines Flight 7285.

Debra J. Saunders | September 21, 2001

The special city and its environs have a special response to the terrorist attacks that rocked America on Sept. 11.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 21, 2001

Among the many thoughts that rush in during this time of national emergency are those provoked by a small headline appearing at the bottom of The Washington Post's front page on Sept. 11, 2001, America's second date that will live in infamy. It stated, "Nixon Officials Named in Suit."

Charles Krauthammer | September 21, 2001

In the wake of a massacre that killed more than 5,000 innocent Americans in a day, one might expect moral clarity.

Larry Kudlow | September 21, 2001

Following the Pearl Harbor bombings 60 years ago, many observers noted that the sleeping giant had been awakened.

George Will | September 21, 2001

If the nation is to think clearly about war, it must ration its use of two recurring words: ``justice'' and ``tragedy.''

Thu, Sep 20, 2001

Ann Coulter | September 20, 2001

Just as I predicted, the new "security procedures" adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation in response to the most deadly hijackings in history will be incredibly burdensome for millions of American travelers but, at the same time, will do absolutely nothing to deter hijackers.

Cal Thomas | September 20, 2001

They're not there yet, but they soon will be. They're already marshalling their forces, holding meetings out of the sight of cameras and the reach of microphones to plan their war strategy.

Suzanne Fields | September 20, 2001

The world was aware of Uncle Sam's paunch, but we didn't talk much about it. When he dined with the rich, he drank too much fine California wine and ordered too many prime New York strips.

Ross Mackenzie | September 20, 2001

Sept. 11 changed a great deal, maybe everything. A review of the preceeding weeks - a time away - discloses these happenings.... ¶ Internationally:

Ross Mackenzie | September 20, 2001

The world was aware of Uncle Sam's paunch, but we didn't talk much about it. When he dined with the rich, he drank too much fine California wine and ordered too many prime New York strips. When he was with the common folk, he drank too many local brews and indulged in fatty McNuggets. His hair had long since turned gray and he kept it covered with that tall hat. After all, he was well past 200 and more than a little tired of listening to all the squabbling between his nieces and nephews about how to spend the money they earned. Like Rodney Dangerfield, he didn't get no respect - neither in the land of the free and the home of the brave, nor in the other far-flung places where his nieces and nephews came from. No wonder that he had grown nostalgic for the World War II generation. Those were his favorite boys. He rented the video of "Saving Private Ryan" and watched it over and over again. The movie got him angry enough to needle Congress to put up a monument to honor them on the National Mall. Just the other day he settled into being a couch potato to see the whole HBO series, "Band of Brothers." He constantly daydreamed of the America of yesteryear, when patriotism was more than a word and the American flag was more than just something to decorate a T-shirt. Then came the twin crashes heard round the world. That knocked him off his couch. A wakeup call from hell. He began to lift weights and flex muscles gone to flab. He mumbled half-forgotten lyrics from a song he remembered from the old days: "Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, and don't mess with Mr. In-Between." He was gladdened to hear that NATO supported him, considering an attack on one of their countries as an attack on all. In Berlin, the seat of Hitler's Third Reich, they were saying things like "We're all New Yorkers." Newspapers in France ran editorials with bold headlines: "We're All Americans." Sam, sometimes taken for a sap but nobody's fool, knew that was too good to last. He wasn't surprised when he heard the Europeans begin to quibble and qualify, nor was he surprised when the Brits continued to stay on their feet, even remembering all the words when they sang "The Star Spangled Banner." They let go of the bygones a long time ago and were always there to count on. Sam remembered old Franklin Roosevelt's eloquence in his fireside chats with the nation. One of his favorites, FDR. Ronald Reagan, too. Be nice to have him back to make a speech like the one he gave when Challenger exploded. Or JFK at the Cuban missile crisis. Bill Clinton drew a tear or two after Oklahoma City. Sam was a little nervous at first about that whippersnapper from Texas, but then he came through like a champ. Sam thought that was a nice touch, taking that bullhorn in hand in New York, telling the world who was in charge and what the bad guys could expect. He smiled at the way his nephews always seemed to come through at just the right time. That was a nice touch of the Texas frontier, too, young George demanding Osama bin Laden "dead or alive." He liked that. He figured it might offend some of those European sensibilities. Well, that was why they were over there and Sam was over here. He thought about all those "retreads" from George I's administration. They look pretty good this morning. They don't need a lot of on-the-job training. He smiled and patted his paunch. Sometimes it's good to have men with paunches and gray hair. Sam felt reassured when George I ("old No. 41") leaned over at the service at the Washington Cathedral to squeeze the hand of George II, "No. 43." We don't cotton to dynasties in America, but sometimes it's reassuring to see the old man in the background of a solid business entrusted to a good son. Sam figured that Bush boy inherited the old man's decency. He's not a show-stopper. That's reassuring, too. Nobody could accuse him of trying to fake it. What you see is what you get. Sam liked that. The terrorists were betting that the will to fight back was gone with Sam's waistline. Well, they underestimated Sam and they underestimated the nephews. This young Bush fellow is not only lean and mean, Sam figured, but like the soldiers he's called to arms, he's ready. A Southern boy, but maybe a real Yankee doodle dandy, too. Who would know better than Uncle Sam?

Robert Novak | September 20, 2001

Rigid partisanship and ideology in Congress have confronted a national demand for unity at a time of crisis.

Wed, Sep 19, 2001

Michelle Malkin | September 19, 2001

Our Statue of Liberty stands stalwart in New York harbor, her head unbowed and torch aloft. For more than a century, she has generously welcomed the tired, poor, and huddled masses.

Walter E. Williams | September 19, 2001

The recent terrorist attacks suggest that it might be time to re-examine our foreign policy. What should that foreign policy be?

Jonah Goldberg | September 19, 2001

The voice is tinny now because the wound from September 11 is so fresh. But soon enough it will be a chorus, and it will say: This is all America's fault.

David Limbaugh | September 19, 2001

I join those who have said that last Tuesday's tragic events are made even more painful for those who knew one or more of the victims. As sickened as I was by the unfolding nightmare, I was profoundly more disturbed upon receiving the news that my friend Barbara Olson was among the lost.

Cal Thomas | September 19, 2001

There are several problems facing the United States as it formulates a response to last week's terrorist attack.

Debra J. Saunders | September 19, 2001

Maybe if someone had inserted language into last week's House war powers resolution calling the slaughter of more than 5,000 Americans a "hate crime," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., would have voted for the measure.

Linda Chavez | September 19, 2001

Later this week, God willing, I will get on an airplane to fly cross-country. I know I'll be frightened, but I feel it is my patriotic duty to overcome my fear. If we give into terror, the terrorists win.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 19, 2001

The Bush administration properly walked out of the ridiculous United Nations Conference on Racism in South Africa because we didn't care to be insulted (or have our friends insulted) by Fidel Castro and his allies.

Armstrong Williams | September 19, 2001

Since terrorists hijacked four planes last week, leaving in their wake a ruinous landscape of jagged steel and crumpled bodies, there has been much talk of how America has lost its innocence.

Jack Kemp | September 19, 2001

Make no mistake: America is at war. We have been attacked by a fanatical and radically perverted version of Islam that seeks to destroy our nation and western civilization.

George Will | September 19, 2001

Perhaps this is not, as President Bush says, the first war of the 21st century, but the continuation of America's last war of the 20th century, the Gulf War.

William F. Buckley | September 19, 2001

Now that the Rev. Jerry Falwell has apologized for his ignorant misapplication of Christian thought, we can reflect on one or two questions lying about in the rubble.

Kathleen Parker | September 19, 2001

If heaven permits smug delight, my father must be grinning. For Monday morning he had the rare pleasure of watching his oft-cynical daughter risk broken limbs to hang an American flag from her rooftop.

John McCaslin | September 19, 2001

With airports shut down around Washington and elsewhere in the nation for much of last week, area hotels welcomed few new guests, yet continued providing shelter to those stranded here in the nation's capital.

Tue, Sep 18, 2001

Cal Thomas | September 18, 2001

Upon hearing that two conservative religious leaders had blamed last week's terrorist attacks on the judgment of God, a pastor friend of mine said he couldn't speculate because he "wasn't invited by God to those meetings."

Bill Murchison | September 18, 2001

The "moral equivalency" crowd is in full cry, just as you'd expect. Crying the louder, maybe, given the unwelcome noise they can't drown out -- that public clamor for retaliation against the perpetrators of Sept. 11.

Frank Gaffney | September 18, 2001

One widespread and pernicious illusion died a fiery death on September 11: The notion that America -- the "world's only superpower" -- was invulnerable and its people secure within their own borders against foreign attack was vaporized along with the World Trade Center towers, portions of the Pentagon and the hijacked jet aimed at the Capitol.

Maggie Gallagher | September 18, 2001

Before they died on Flight 93, Jeremy Glick, Thomas Burnett Jr. and Todd Beamer did something characteristically American. So characteristic, in fact, it has passed almost unnoticed.

Bruce Bartlett | September 18, 2001

It is clear that the terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center had an economic purpose in mind.

Marvin Olasky | September 18, 2001

Two days after the Sept. 11 disaster, blunt-talking Jerry Falwell said: "The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked.

Mon, Sep 17, 2001

Brent Bozell | September 17, 2001

It's been a regular staple of Hollywood for science-fiction writers to pen screenplays conceptualizing hostile superpowers of Earth coming together to face a deadly alien enemy.

Debra J. Saunders | September 17, 2001

The American people have taken this hate-filled body blow -- the evil slaughter of thousands of innocent people -- and have sprung back with both resolve and grace.

William F. Buckley | September 17, 2001

It stokes our fury to see or read about demonstrations in parts of the Mideast cheering the devastation of the hijackers.

Robert Novak | September 17, 2001

Asked by a friend late last week to describe the probable U.S. military response in the war against terrorism, a prominent Republican senator with close ties to the Defense Department replied: "We're going to bomb Afghanistan into a parking lot."

John McCaslin | September 17, 2001

It just so happens that on Monday, one day before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the National Interagency Civil-Military Institute announced the course: "Preparing For and Managing the Consequences of Terrorism."

John Leo | September 17, 2001

Now that everyone seems to agree that we are at war, it's important to make clear what the war is about. It is not primarily about Israel or Palestinian grievances.

Larry Kudlow | September 17, 2001

Should America buy stocks when the market reopens on Monday? Absolutely. In a New York second.

Kathleen Parker | September 17, 2001

Remember Gary Condit? Chandra Levy? Andrea Yates? ... Remember gender issues? Postpartum depression? Twentysomething angst? My husband called from work around 10 o'clock on the morning of Sept. 11 and said just this: "Oh, to have the problems of yesterday."

Armstrong Williams | September 17, 2001

In the coming weeks and years, the U.S. government will take care of revenge.