Sat, Dec 21, 2002

David Limbaugh | December 21, 2002

If Lott is to be replaced, the reason should be his newly acquired conflict of interest with his party's ideals. And on the off chance they remove him for that, Republicans should make clear their reason – lest their action be misconstrued as an admission of party-wide racism.

Maggie Gallagher | December 21, 2002

Here are the facts: On May 13, 2002, Dontee D. Stokes three times shot a priest who had molested him eight years previously. On Monday, a Baltimore jury of 11 women and one man acquitted Stokes of attempted murder and assault.

Robert Novak | December 21, 2002

Colleagues attempting to provide a "soft landing" for Sen. Trent Lott, thrown out as Senate Republican leader, are running into reluctance by colleagues to give up a committee chairmanship for Lott.

Fri, Dec 20, 2002

Michelle Malkin | December 20, 2002

Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well in Virginia Beach, Va. That's where government officials have launched a punitive legal campaign against a Christian-based charity that distributes toys and food to the poor.

Brent Bozell | December 20, 2002

Hollywood studios tend to release about three types of movies at this time of year: family films for the kids, expensive action epics and the annual pile of poses for the Academy Awards. Somewhere in the mix is something for everyone.

Jonah Goldberg | December 20, 2002

Several days after Sen. Trent Lott seemed to replace Saddam Hussein as public enemy No. 1 among all decent and heaven-bound human beings, the National Organization for Women (stop laughing) jumped into the fray.

Ben Shapiro | December 20, 2002

It is no secret that the Saudi government supports terror. Fifteen of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi nationals. Saudis most likely funded the attacks, at least in part, and the wife of the Saudi ambassador to the United States allegedly funneled money to the Sept. 11 terrorists.

Jacob Sullum | December 20, 2002

When I flip open my mobile phone, a pleasant female voice asks, "Who would you like to call?" I say, "My office." A few seconds later, she says, "Please repeat the name."

Joel Mowbray | December 20, 2002

Contrary to published reports, the North Korea-Yemen Scud missile transaction has stirred up “a hornet’s nest of issues,” in the words of a senior administration official.

Bruce Bartlett | December 20, 2002

In a recent meeting with Sen. Don Nickles, Republican of Oklahoma and incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, I asked him how he planned to deal with the distributional problem in President Bush's proposed tax cut.

Larry Kudlow | December 20, 2002

The average chattering head will naturally blame the impending war in Iraq, the national strike in Venezuela and world oil prices for the recent jump in the price of gold.

John McCaslin | December 20, 2002

Compared to last year, Americans are only slightly less satisfied with the performance of the federal government - which isn't all that bad.

Thu, Dec 19, 2002

Ann Coulter | December 19, 2002

I'm just glad Strom Thurmond isn't around to see this.

Walter E. Williams | December 19, 2002

During World War II, ex-Ku Klux Klansman, now U.S. senator, Robert Byrd vowed never to fight "with a Negro by my side."

Larry Elder | December 19, 2002

Who says white men can't jump? After Trent Lott's latest -- and so far, fifth -- apology, this time on Black Entertainment Television (BET), where he announced his support for affirmative action, Lott may soon come out for reparations.

David Limbaugh | December 19, 2002

The ever-escalating Lott imbroglio has very little to do with Senator Lott anymore and everything to do with demonizing Republicans as a class.

Pat Buchanan | December 19, 2002

When the official autopsy is performed on the corpse of Trent Lott, it will be revealed that he died of a stab wound that came from above. This time, Caesar knifed Brutus.

Suzanne Fields | December 19, 2002

Al Gore is between engagements, as they used to say of out-of-work vaudeville troupers, and since he has decided not to run for president here's another suggestion for him: He ought not to run for television, either.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 19, 2002

OK, OK, you all want my reasoned reflections on the Hon. Trent Lott, R.I.P. That is perfectly understandable. I am, after all, one of the country's few nationally syndicated African-American columnists of the conservative persuasion, along with Tom Sowell and Walter Williams.

Marvin Olasky | December 19, 2002

Party game: If you could have any guest you wanted for Christmas dinner, would you invite Elvis? George W. Bush? Lance Armstrong?

Robert Novak | December 19, 2002

Early in December, two senior Defense Department officials met to wrap an early Christmas present for U.S. taxpayers.

Armstrong Williams | December 19, 2002

During Sen. Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday celebration, Sen. Trent Lott casually remarked that the country would have been better off if Thurmond had won his third-party bid for the presidency in 1948. Just one thing: Thurmond ran as a segregationist.

Charles Krauthammer | December 19, 2002

The Lott fiasco has had a clarifying effect on contemporary conservatism. Its three major strains--paleo, traditional and neo--have been thrown into rather sharp relief.

Bruce Bartlett | December 19, 2002

Last week, there was a minor tempest in a teapot in Republican circles. A group of tax-cutters led by Steve Moore of the Club for Growth tried to torpedo the appointment of former Goldman Sachs executive Stephen Friedman as director of the White House's National Economic Council.

Wed, Dec 18, 2002

Michelle Malkin | December 18, 2002

A terrible racial incident took place at Trent Lott's alma mater last month. But you won't hear about it from Dan Rather or Time magazine or The Washington Post or the NAACP.

Brent Bozell | December 18, 2002

In the ongoing wild goose chase for the "conservative" major media, leftists are complaining that anti-war voices are being shut out.

Jonah Goldberg | December 18, 2002

Since Sen. Trent Lott achieved the anatomical triumph of shoving his foot in his mouth while his head was already in an unlit nether region, there have been hundreds of editorials, TV testimonials and newspaper articles asserting that Republicans use doublespeak to simultaneously appeal to racists and the public.

Cal Thomas | December 18, 2002

For years I have used this opening line on the lecture circuit: "I'm happy to be here from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison. "

Linda Chavez | December 18, 2002

Sen. Trent Lott's appearance on Black Entertainment Television Monday night should seal his fate as the Republican majority leader.

Frank Gaffney | December 18, 2002

Some good may yet come in the wake of the disastrous decision to permit North Korean ballistic missiles to reach Yemen -- a nation long supportive of international terrorism and still awash with al Qaeda operatives.

Kathleen Parker | December 18, 2002

To the poetic minded, Sen. Trent Lott's accidental outing as a terminal good ol' boy on the 100th birthday of Strom Thurmond, the South's eldest member of that particular and peculiar club, had the assuaging effect of a perfectly rhymed couplet.

John McCaslin | December 18, 2002

Doug Gamble, director of the Washington-based White House Writers Group, can't help but get caught up in the controversy swirling around Trent Lott.

Joel Mowbray | December 18, 2002

Girding for battle, embattled top Senate Republican Trent Lott and his allies are playing hardball, threatening to hand the Senate back to Democrats.

Jack Kemp | December 18, 2002

"I have an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in mankind." If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could say that in the 1960s, how much more confidently can we say that today!

Tue, Dec 17, 2002

Thomas Sowell | December 17, 2002

Too many people have asked the wrong question about Trent Lott and have come up with the wrong answer. The real question is not so much about Senator Lott's past statements but about the Republican Party's future.

Mona Charen | December 17, 2002

On a trip to Philadelphia recently, I happened to mention to an older Jewish lady that the Philadelphia Inquirer was just impossibly liberal. "Liberal?" she responded, "Oh, no. They're very anti-Israel."

Cal Thomas | December 17, 2002

Circumstances have changed since Republican senators elected Sen. Trent Lott as their Majority Leader 10 days after the November congressional elections.

Dennis Prager | December 17, 2002

It seems clear to just about every Republican other than Trent Lott that the senator should step down as Senate majority leader.

Diana West | December 17, 2002

Now we see the downside to the pre-emptive war strategy: the anti-pre-emptive-war movement. But that downside is more than just the obvious reasons.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 17, 2002

Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore won his seat campaigning as the Ten Commandments Judge, and he has lived up to his billing.

Bill Murchison | December 17, 2002

While Iraq boils and bubbles, and the economy stumbles-starts-stumbles along, the media and the political elite are atwitter ... over a throwaway remark at a centenarian senator's birthday party?

Armstrong Williams | December 17, 2002

President Bush has done far more to address the everyday concerns of black Americans than any president of recent memory.

Mon, Dec 16, 2002

Suzanne Fields | December 16, 2002

Free speech in a free country means we can criticize public figures because they're, well, public. It's almost a duty that goes with the territory.

Debra J. Saunders | December 16, 2002

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is off to a strong start. Most Berkeley pols wait until they're in office before they contribute to Bezerkley's reputation as a national laughingstock.

Robert Novak | December 16, 2002

Sen. Trent Lott, reeling from poor strategic handling of an unanticipated crisis, on Thursday afternoon sustained a potentially mortal cut from George W. Bush. Lott's inner circle was stunned, not by the president's harsh criticism, but by what was not said.

George Will | December 16, 2002

The defeated nation had agreed to disarmament verified by the victors, even though it had not been occupied or its capital captured.

Larry Kudlow | December 16, 2002

The 8 zillion media talking heads who expected a total-dud holiday retail season are dead wrong.

William F. Buckley | December 16, 2002

There are two aspects to the Trent Lott story that need focus. The first, What did he intend to say? The second, What are his true thoughts on the subject?

John Leo | December 16, 2002

Everybody is a victim now, but some creative breakthroughs in victimology are more noteworthy than others.