Sat, Nov 16, 2002

David Limbaugh | November 16, 2002

"Esteemed" media figures Bill Moyers and Helen Thomas are the face of modern liberalism, and that face is firmly affixed to the head of the Democratic Party, as proven by the landslide election of liberal Nancy Pelosi to the Democratic House leadership position.

Robert Novak | November 16, 2002

Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe inexplicably delayed announcing the selection of Boston for the party's 2004 national convention when early disclosure might have helped Democratic chances in Massachusetts Nov. 5.

William F. Buckley | November 16, 2002

What are the Democrats supposed to do? Well, they have begun by electing Nancy Pelosi as their in-house leader.

Fri, Nov 15, 2002

Michelle Malkin | November 15, 2002

On the cover is 21-year-old singer Christina Aguilera, sprawled on a red velvet blanket. She is wearing black leather boots, black nail polish, one studded bracelet, ratty hair extensions, and as my child has so innocently noted, nothing else.

Larry Elder | November 15, 2002

Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a 15-year member of the House of Representatives, appears poised to succeed Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., as the House minority leader.

Jonah Goldberg | November 15, 2002

What David Hasselhoff is to Germans, I am the opposite to Canadians. OK, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself. But in the last week, yours truly has become one of the most reviled Americans north of the 49th Parallel.

Mona Charen | November 15, 2002

There is a bipartisan tendency in America to over-interpret elections. We are constantly dubbing things "historic," and "unprecedented," when they are considerably less than that.

Cal Thomas | November 15, 2002

There is a difference between cockiness and confidence. The one is a character flaw in prideful men, and pride, as the Proverb warns,"goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18).

Oliver North | November 15, 2002

After an election in which Democrats lost control of the Senate, slipped further into the minority in the House and still control fewer statehouses than Republicans, it was time to regroup.

Suzanne Fields | November 15, 2002

The '02 congressional elections turned conventional wisdom inside out.

Debra J. Saunders | November 15, 2002

If the federal government were right that medical marijuana has no medicinal value, why have so many doctors risked their practices by recommending its use for patients with cancer or AIDS?

Jacob Sullum | November 15, 2002

"We're just as concerned as the next person with protecting privacy," John Poindexter recently told The Washington Post. Maybe, if the next person happens to be J. Edgar Hoover.

Ross Mackenzie | November 15, 2002

How does one know he is living at the end of an era? Usually one cannot know for certain until it is over - and looks back.

John McCaslin | November 15, 2002

Staff at the United Nations made a point when Kofi Annan first took over as U.N. secretary-general in January 1997 of telling the press corps how to pronounce his name: "It's 'Kofi,' as in 'Sophie,' 'Annan' rhymes with 'cannon,'" they explained patiently.

Rich Lowry | November 15, 2002

The rap on Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco liberal who is the new leader of House Democrats, is that she's too dovish to lead her party against President Bush during a time of war.

Charles Krauthammer | November 15, 2002

For all of Rice's brave words, Security Council Resolution 1441 puts Hans Blix in the driver's seat. He will decide where and how Iraqi scientists are interrogated.

Thu, Nov 14, 2002

Ann Coulter | November 14, 2002

After last week's drubbing in the midterm elections, the Abortion Party (formerly known as the Democratic Party) is looking for direction. Happily, both the party brass and base are coalescing around the idea that the Democrats were not adequately insane.

Thomas Sowell | November 14, 2002

Now that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is becoming the Democrats' House minority leader, she is being celebrated as the first woman to hold such a high post.

Ben Shapiro | November 14, 2002

If the 2002 midterm election made one point exceedingly clear, it is that a growing majority of Americans hate having the Democrats patronize them.

Rich Tucker | November 14, 2002

NBC’s Tom Brokaw referred to Election Night as a “seismic shift”. CNN’s Judy Woodruff said, “call it what you will. A Republican a tidal wave, or a blowout. You've probably heard all the metaphors by now”.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 14, 2002

America is moving toward the colorblind free society that Martin Luther King Jr. envisaged, and Sheriff Rainey execrated.

Joel Mowbray | November 14, 2002

“It would be an obstruction of justice for us to get involved.” That was State Department spokesman Gregory Sullivan last summer, discussing the $1 trillion lawsuit filed by the families of 9/11 victims against the Saudi royal family.

George Will | November 14, 2002

So, until the Democrats' presidential nominee is chosen, the party's most prominent national leader not implicated (as Dick Gephardt and Tom Daschle were) in this year's election failure will be a congresswoman in whose San Francisco district the 2000 presidential vote was: Gore, 77 percent; Bush, 15 percent; Nader, 8 percent.

Bruce Bartlett | November 14, 2002

As Democrats ponder a period in which they are likely to be out of power in Washington for some years, a few are looking to the Republicans for ideas on how to rejuvenate their party. For their benefit, I will explain how I think Republicans went from doormats to majority party.

Robert Novak | November 14, 2002

If Lawrence Lindsey resigns as President Bush's National Economic director, would the administration's economic leadership problems be solved while Paul O'Neill remains as secretary of the Treasury? The confidential answer from the White House is an unequivocal "no."

Larry Kudlow | November 14, 2002

All through the just-ended campaign season, Democrat attacks on personal accounts for Social Security were blunted countrywide by brave Republicans.

Wed, Nov 13, 2002

Thomas Sowell | November 13, 2002

Even in defeat, Democrats can console themselves that they still have a lock on minority votes in general and black votes in particular. Moreover, given the demographic realities, minority voters are going to be a growing percentage of all voters in the years ahead.

Michelle Malkin | November 13, 2002

While lawmakers in Washington pat themselves on the back for cooking up a massively expensive and mostly cosmetic Homeland Security Department bill, many of the real heroes of homeland security continue to suffer recriminations and retaliation.

Walter E. Williams | November 13, 2002

The American generation who suffered through the Great Depression and defeated the tyrannical designs that Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo Hideki had for the world has often been called "the great generation." Will history see it that way?

David Limbaugh | November 13, 2002

Republicans should get some comfort from the fact that liberals remain largely unchastened following their barnyard whipping and aren't likely to take corrective action anytime soon to bring themselves more in line with the electorate.

Linda Chavez | November 13, 2002

Washington's unwillingness to deal with illegal immigration has emboldened several Latin American governments to come up with their own solutions.

Maggie Gallagher | November 13, 2002

On Monday in Tehran, thousands of university students risked death to defy tyranny

Bill Murchison | November 13, 2002

Standard, off-the-rack Democratic disdain for the free market landed the party in a heap of trouble this year.

John McCaslin | November 13, 2002

It's become clear why Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas) suddenly dropped out of the race for House minority leader, replacing Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri who could soon enter the race for president in 2004.

Ross Mackenzie | November 13, 2002

The Bush administration continues its efforts, in the president's marvelously sardonic reminiscence, "to give peace a chance" - even as it persists in seeking to help the United Nations save itself from total irrelevance.

Larry Kudlow | November 13, 2002

All through the just-ended campaign season, Democrat attacks on personal accounts for Social Security were blunted countrywide by brave Republicans.

William F. Buckley | November 13, 2002

An awful problem U.S. conservatives have when their eyes stray from the heavenly paradigm to the political trough is: How to say it?

Marvin Olasky | November 13, 2002

While Karl Rove, President Bush's top political adviser, has undoubtedly enjoyed the praise he's receiving as the tactician behind last week's Republican victories, his real concern is strategy: how to build a Republican majority that will last not just for a single election day but for a generation.

Tue, Nov 12, 2002

Thomas Sowell | November 12, 2002

Democrats have now lost two consecutive elections that, by all the usual standards, they should have won easily.

Mona Charen | November 12, 2002

Stand agape if you will, but we've done it: We took our three sons, ages 11, 9 and 6, to an art museum yesterday.

Cal Thomas | November 12, 2002

If, as expected, House Democrats elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco as their new minority leader on Thursday (Nov. 14), they will have given Republicans two major victories in less than 10 days.

Dennis Prager | November 12, 2002

Most Americans believe that for the past generation, America has been in a moral decline. And whenever conservatives describe this decline, they include the high divorce rate, along with crime and out-of-wedlock births, as a prime example.

Pat Buchanan | November 12, 2002

Clinton Rossiter begins his classic study of The American Presidency by describing the five constitutional functions of the chief executive, such as commander in chief. He goes on to identify five "non-constitutional functions," beginning with chief of party.

Diana West | November 12, 2002

The President has made it known: There will be no gloating in this White House about the amazing Republican victories on Election Day.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 12, 2002

If you wonder why the Democratic Party has regressed into sycophantic cheerleading for radical feminist candidates (such as the Hillary Clinton clones running this year), the explanation is in a new book called "Guide to Feminist Organizations."

Frank Gaffney | November 12, 2002

Last night, the Washington area was drenched overnight by a steady, hours-long downpour. As the rain fell, a natural first reaction was gratitude that the drought that had been afflicting our region would be eased somewhat as reservoirs, rivers and wells inched back towards normal levels.

Armstrong Williams | November 12, 2002

The Republicans won nine of the 12 close Senate races on Nov. 5. That didn't happen by accident.

Bruce Bartlett | November 12, 2002

As Republicans and Democrats absorb the significance of last week's election results, a few things are starting to become clear. For one thing, Republicans are finally starting to settle into the idea that they are the majority party in this country. They have not thought so since 1932.

Rich Lowry | November 12, 2002

The famous, old environmentalist bumper sticker needs an update: "Save the whales -- and the North Korean submarines!"

Jack Kemp | November 12, 2002

A visitor who had just arrived from Mars and looked at two maps of the political landscape, one from just before and one just after the Nov. 5 midterm election, would find very little difference in the two charts, contrary to a lot of punditry about a Republican electoral "blowout."

Mon, Nov 11, 2002

Oliver North | November 11, 2002

It was an historic and precedent-setting election. Minnesota and New Jersey changed ballots at the last minute to accommodate one senator's death and another's ego; a record $900 million was spent on television advertising...

Pat Buchanan | November 11, 2002

When Jim Jeffords crossed the aisle to caucus with Senate Democrats in the spring of 2001, the defection was considered a body blow to President Bush.

Suzanne Fields | November 11, 2002

Elections don't change the national character, but reflect it. The national character expressed itself in Election 2002 in a very different way from Election 2000.

Debra J. Saunders | November 11, 2002

If the federal government were right that medical marijuana has no medicinal value, why have so many doctors risked their practices by recommending its use for patients with cancer or AIDS?

Maggie Gallagher | November 11, 2002

When it comes to family policy, many Americans have an acute case of Europe-envy.

Larry Kudlow | November 11, 2002

Some big events this week -- including the Republican sweep of Congress, massive easing by the Federal Reserve, and new word that Americans are producing at remarkable levels -- may together represent a seismic shift in the economic landscape.

William F. Buckley | November 11, 2002

Frank Lautenberg said he was really astonished that so few people had voted Democratic. Others' astonishment is of a different order -- why did so many people in New Jersey vote for Mr. Lautenberg?

Kathleen Parker | November 11, 2002

Living out in the sticks has its advantages. For one thing, there's at least a slim chance that the wildly incompetent person screwing up your life behind the counter may get fired.

Robert Novak | November 11, 2002

Victories by candidates who vigorously endorsed individual private retirement accounts shattered a tenet of American political folklore: Social Security is the third rail for Republicans; touch it, and you will die.

John Leo | November 11, 2002

My good friend Richard Reeves, the liberal columnist, made a shrewd prediction after terrorists attacked the nightclub in Bali.