Sat, Nov 02, 2002

David Limbaugh | November 02, 2002

I join those who have condemned the Democrats' conversion of the Wellstone memorial service into a crass partisan extravaganza, but there was something even worse about the event. It was a shocking exhibition of liberal hubris and idolatry.

Robert Novak | November 02, 2002

Hans Blix, the 74-year-old Swedish lawyer who is the chief United Nations weapons inspector, is credited inside the Bush administration with cracking an international deadlock over how to deal with Iraq.

Fri, Nov 01, 2002

Ann Coulter | November 01, 2002

After all the speculation about the sniper terrorizing Maryland and Virginia, at last we have some cold hard facts. He is a Muslim.

Michelle Malkin | November 01, 2002

There is a growing clamor for new congressional inquiries into how the Immigration and Naturalization Service recklessly releases illegal aliens like sniper suspect Lee Malvo -- and then watches them disappear to commit brutal crimes against American citizens.

Oliver North | November 01, 2002

Hollywood is suddenly infatuated with the 1970s -- and apparently so is the Democrat Party. Tinseltown's flashback fascination is evidenced in shows like "American Dream" and "That '70s Show."

Debra J. Saunders | November 01, 2002

If Oakland voters approve a bond measure to clean up Lake Merritt, will they get a greatly improved urban park or a $200 million litter box for birds?

Maggie Gallagher | November 01, 2002

Everyone knows that in the long run, the war of ideas is what matters. How do we engage with Islam in a way that promotes the ultimate good of both societies? Leaving aside for a moment, the necessities of war, how do we win the peace we hope will come?

Jacob Sullum | November 01, 2002

John Walters, the federal drug czar, has been striving for a delicate balance during his recent visits to Nevada. On the one hand, he has made it clear that he wants Nevadans to vote against an initiative on Tuesday's ballot that would legalize private marijuana use by adults.

William F. Buckley | November 01, 2002

As often as not, democracy sucks. But on the question of marijuana laws, the good sense of the people is doing yeoman work.

Bruce Bartlett | November 01, 2002

As the election gets down to the wire, pundits of all kinds are speculating on the outcome. Usually, they look at polls, debates, press coverage, advertising and such. Economists prefer to look at markets.

George Will | November 01, 2002

Minnesota Democrats solemnly said it would be so very wrong--vulgar, don't you know, and insensitive--to so much as think a political thought until after the memorial service for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.

Charles Krauthammer | November 01, 2002

The American people, in Congress assembled, have given President Bush the authority to use force to disarm Saddam Hussein. The president has delegated to Colin Powell the authority to negotiate this with the U.N. Security Council.

John McCaslin | November 01, 2002

Democrats are coming under sharp criticism for turning this week's public funeral for Sen. Paul Wellstone into a political revival meeting, with former President Bill Clinton on hand to lead the cheers.

Larry Kudlow | November 01, 2002

America's resilient, durable, flexible, market-driven economy -- which features the lowest central-planning influence of any of the 30 major world economies -- continues to surprise the pessimists.

Thu, Oct 31, 2002

Thomas Sowell | October 31, 2002

People who cannot be bothered to learn both sides of the issues should not bother to vote.

Brent Bozell | October 31, 2002

Sadly, Hollywood probably took notice when MTV scored a big $22.7 million weekend bonanza for the $5 million spin-off film of its short-lived TV series "Jackass." MTV President Van Toffler said it all by boasting: "We produced a good, mindless escape for the weekend."

Larry Elder | October 31, 2002

When a Ukrainian immigrant murdered Ennis Cosby, the son of Bill and Camille Cosby, Ms. Cosby blamed America. She wrote, "I believe America taught our son's killer to hate African-Americans."

Cal Thomas | October 31, 2002

The lowest national voter turnout occurred in 1942, when only 35.7 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. If estimates are correct, Tuesday's election may rival, or be lower than, that 60-year-old figure.

Suzanne Fields | October 31, 2002

With the men everyone believes to be the Washington snipers behind bars, our children are free to celebrate their own spooks, goblins, witches and werewolves.

Robert Novak | October 31, 2002

The mourning for Paul Wellstone had barely begun last Friday when the coolly crafted plan to return Walter F. Mondale to the Senate after an absence of 26 years was already in place.

Ross Mackenzie | October 31, 2002

For those in the greater Washington area, the sniper episode may have proven to be their 9/11 - at least for a while.

Wed, Oct 30, 2002

Thomas Sowell | October 30, 2002

"A Record Year for Academic Pork," said the headline on the front page of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading trade publication of the academic world.

Michelle Malkin | October 30, 2002

Immigration and Naturalization Service officials told The Washington Times this week that the fatally flawed release of illegal alien sniper suspect Lee Malvo from federal custody in January 2002 "followed standard procedure."

Walter E. Williams | October 30, 2002

Whenever there's a World Trade Organization, Monetary Fund or World Bank meeting, crowds of idealistic, useful idiots show up to riot and protest against what they call globalization and capitalistic exploitation of Third World poor people.

Jonah Goldberg | October 30, 2002

It seemed at times that I was imported from America to play the role of the Washington Generals -the team that always faces the Harlem Globetrotters and is expected to lose for entertainment's sake.

David Limbaugh | October 30, 2002

Though Democrats are stunningly and obsessively wrong about which party tried to steal the 2000 presidential election, they're entitled to their opinion. Where they cross the line is in their endless campaign to illegitimatize President Bush. And doing it on the verge of a war is unconscionable.

Pat Buchanan | October 30, 2002

During the 23 days the Beltway Sniper was shooting 13 people and murdering 10 in the D.C. suburbs, the press, especially the cable news networks, got it wrong, all wrong.

Ben Shapiro | October 30, 2002

Oct. 16, 2002, was like any other day on the campaign trail for Gray Davis. His schedule included a live interview with Lou Dobbs' "Moneyline," broadcast from UCLA's Anderson School of Management.

Linda Chavez | October 30, 2002

From President Bush on down, it seems everyone is opposed to racial profiling -- that is, unless white men comprise the group of likely suspects.

Rich Tucker | October 30, 2002

The police might have found that car eventually. Or stopped it at a roadblock. But we didn’t have to wait, because an alert civilian spotted it and turned the suspects in. And that civilian was alert because the authorities told the media what they were looking for.

Kathleen Parker | October 30, 2002

As the eulogies for Sen. Paul Wellstone stack up, a single word consistently emerges -passion.

John McCaslin | October 30, 2002

A new Gallup poll finds that 54 percent of Americans are "angry about something." The immigration-watchdog group Project USA is surprised it's not 100 percent.

Armstrong Williams | October 30, 2002

For a combined 78 years, the two have dominated Southern politics. Now they are retiring, provoking analysis of their individual legacies and raising questions about the future of the conservative movement.

Tue, Oct 29, 2002

Thomas Sowell | October 29, 2002

One of the most common laments in letters from readers is a sense of helplessness to do anything about the negative trends in politics and society.

Brent Bozell | October 29, 2002

Most debate surrounding the media frenzy over the Washington snipers is either a question of quantity -- how much is too much? -- or a question of quality -- how much speculation turned out to be wildly incorrect?

Mona Charen | October 29, 2002

The East Coast's two major dailies had difficulty coping with the surprise ending of the sniper story. They had become so wedded to the idea that the killer was a lone white gun nut that the reality of an African-American Muslim convert went down hard.

Cal Thomas | October 29, 2002

The headline in last Friday's (Oct. 25) Washington Times said,"Thank God, It's Over." Two suspects in the terror rampage that killed 10 people and wounded three may be in custody, but it's not over.

Dennis Prager | October 29, 2002

I have never agreed with baseball manager Leo Durocher's famous statement, "Nice guys finish last." Weak guys usually finish last, but "nice" and "weak" are very different.

Diana West | October 29, 2002

"Vive la France" is not a phrase that springs off the tongue as of late. That said, the French do deserve a quick cheer -- or at least a brief moratorium on the Bronx cheer -- for having acquitted novelist Michel Houellebecq this week of charges that he called Islam a name.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 29, 2002

"They are coming after us, they want to execute attacks. ... The threat environment today is as bad as it was the summer before Sept. 11."

Frank Gaffney | October 29, 2002

For months now, President Bush has been making clear his view that nations around the world had a choice to make. Either they would be with us or with the terrorists.

Bill Murchison | October 29, 2002

When Montgomery County, Md., prosecutor Douglas F. Gansler filed first-degree murder charges against the alleged Maryland sniper and his accomplice, he reopened, formally, the capital punishment question.

Bruce Bartlett | October 29, 2002

On Saturday, Oct. 26, The Washington Post reported that the Treasury Department is studying plans to impose a value-added tax (VAT) to replace the corporate income tax and finance other tax reforms.

Ross Mackenzie | October 29, 2002

Much has gone down of late besides the sniper saga and laments about the imminent takedown of Saddam by the peace wing of the Democratic Party - notably the ululations of Messrs. Daschle and Gore.

Jack Kemp | October 29, 2002

Entrepreneurs who hoard their wealth or seek governmental protection from rivals or revel in vain consumption or retreat to selfish isolation betray the very essence of their role and responsibility in the world."

Armstrong Williams | October 29, 2002

This year's midterm elections could tilt the balance of power in Congress and significantly impact issues no less pervasive than the economy, Social Security reform, Medicare and the war on Iraq.

Rich Lowry | October 29, 2002

Yes, the Beltway Sniper has been caught, but at what price to our liberties?

Marvin Olasky | October 29, 2002

Is there a plaque or memorial anywhere in this city to commemorate the event that led to a major U.S. Supreme Court decision 70 years ago on Nov. 7?

George Will | October 29, 2002

European elites were lamenting America's insufficient respect for Europe and for multinational undertakings when Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, which Europe's elites hope foreshadows a European superstate, said: ``Stupid.''

Mon, Oct 28, 2002

Thomas Sowell | October 28, 2002

There are people who find sports exciting and people who find sports boring. Unfortunately, the latter seem to be the ones in charge of baseball telecasts.

Suzanne Fields | October 28, 2002

When a life-long leftist makes a speech in Washington and conservatives turn out to cheer she must not be talking about the beauties and benefits of the socialist state.

Debra J. Saunders | October 28, 2002

You've probably seen the ad on TV -- paid for by businessman/Democrat Steve Westly, who's running for state controller -- that portrays rival Republican state Sen. Tom McClintock as a tool of HMOs and other special interests.

Maggie Gallagher | October 28, 2002

Not again, I thought. In the middle of a cogent argument against giving in to terrorist demands in a vain attempt to win their hearts and minds, New York Post columnist Jonathan Foreman tries to construct an analogy to the Oklahoma City bombing:

John Leo | October 28, 2002

Everywhere you turn these days, someone on the left is denouncing President Bush as Hitler, Satan, a terrorist or a tyrannical emperor.

George Will | October 28, 2002

Antonio Pena and Jaclyn Kurr of Michigan were a turbulent pair. She had sought hospital treatment for injuries he inflicted, and spent time in a domestic violence shelter. Then came their argument about his cocaine use, during which he twice punched her in the stomach.

William F. Buckley | October 28, 2002

Follow this one. Immediately after President Bush was inaugurated, he wooed Vicente Fox. President Fox was (is) the glamorous figure south of the border, something of a hero for having defeated the reigning party in Mexico, which had ruled happily and corruptly ever since winning the long revolutionary struggle to install democracy 70 years ago.

Robert Novak | October 28, 2002

Last Wednesday morning as Sen. Paul Wellstone walked into a news conference room in the State Office Building, he spotted me seated in the rear.