Sat, Dec 28, 2002

David Limbaugh | December 28, 2002

It might be easier to stomach liberals sermonizing about tolerance, inclusion and religious freedom if they didn't come to the tolerance table with such thoroughly unclean hands.

Debra J. Saunders | December 28, 2002

Bush was right to pardon seven Americans, each of whom had been convicted of what a spokesperson called "a relatively minor offense" between 1957 and 1993 -- such as stealing $10.90 to feed a drug habit, altering an odometer and bootlegging.

Robert Novak | December 28, 2002

Newly elected Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will get his first test next week in coping with Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the new president pro tem of the Senate as the chamber's senior Republican.

Fri, Dec 27, 2002

Thomas Sowell | December 27, 2002

One of the cornerstones of the war on terrorism is the premise that promoting democracy is a long-run goal for creating a better world, one which will not breed so many terrorists.

Michelle Malkin | December 27, 2002

A young, tenacious journalist did our country a great service this year by refusing to accept conventional wisdom and the status quo. He blew the whistle on powerful figures of authority, exposed deceit and forced change. But you won't see him celebrated on the cover of Time magazine.

Larry Elder | December 27, 2002

Senator Trent Lott, in an ultimately failed effort to salvage his career as incoming Senate majority leader, appeared on BET and announced his support for "affirmative action."

Jonah Goldberg | December 27, 2002

Now that the Christmas season is behind us -with all of its well-wishing, hopes for peace on earth and goodwill to men- we can take a moment to look back at the year that was.

Mona Charen | December 27, 2002

"It's time for us, without regard to party, to say what every American knows: Washington is not doing enough to make American safe." So spoke Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.

Oliver North | December 27, 2002

In the Marine Corps, we called them fitness reports. In the private sector, they're annual reviews. Even Santa keeps a list of whose been "naughty or nice."

Ben Shapiro | December 27, 2002

This year, the left has gone cuckoo over the vast right-wing conspiracy. Some have accused Republicans of having sabotaged Sen. Paul Wellstone's plane.

Debra J. Saunders | December 27, 2002

In a world that makes no sense, the Bush administration announced last week that it was reducing Medicare payments to doctors by 4.4 percent starting in March 2003 -- that's after a 5.4 percent cut this year.

Linda Chavez | December 27, 2002

I don't know about you, but I need a vacation after Christmas. I mean a real vacation -- one where you don't go anywhere or do much of anything.

Jacob Sullum | December 27, 2002

A few years ago, a survey asked parents to imagine a New Year's Eve party "where you suspected alcohol was going to be served" but where "everyone would be required to give their keys to the host" and no one would be allowed to drive home afterward.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 27, 2002

Do my eyes deceive me? Is that surly fellow staring at me from the front page of the good old Drudge Report wearing a Confederate general's uniform a United States senator -- a current United States senator?

Bruce Bartlett | December 27, 2002

The resignation of Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, as Senate majority leader has focused attention once again on the politics of race in America.

Charles Krauthammer | December 27, 2002

The Pariah Chess Club, where I play every Monday night, admits no one in short pants. Even our youngest member, in his 20s, wears trousers. The rest of us are more grizzled veterans numbering about a dozen, mostly journalists and writers, with three lawyers, an academic and a diplomat for ballast.

Larry Kudlow | December 27, 2002

The store was crowded. The sales force on the floor and behind the counter was hustling just to keep up. The atmosphere at Mitchell's reminded me of what it's like on a really good trading floor on Wall Street.

Rich Lowry | December 27, 2002

Alan Yorker is being discriminated against, and President Bush thinks it's a good thing.

Thu, Dec 26, 2002

Ann Coulter | December 26, 2002

Trent Lott, call your office: Apparently some parts of American history can be sanitized and forgotten. Earlier this week, President George Bush issued a formal White House proclamation celebrating Kwanzaa.

Walter E. Williams | December 26, 2002

Casey Lartigue, policy analyst for the Washington, D.C., based Cato Institute, has written a report in the Dec. 10 issue of Policy Analysis that constitutes a devastating indictment of public education.

Brent Bozell | December 26, 2002

The year 2002 had a laser-beam focus on war, terrorism and homeland security, which might explain the liberal media's political exasperation all year long.

Suzanne Fields | December 26, 2002

'Tis the season to be merry and miserable. After the cocktail parties, the buffets of excess, and all the anxiety eating and compulsive drinking, comes the penitence.

Joel Mowbray | December 26, 2002

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve long been proud of my conservative principles--limited government, maximal freedom, equal opportunity--but I’ve never been “grateful” for them or for the ideological company I keep. But I am this year.

Ross Mackenzie | December 26, 2002

Whether he is a hobgoblin, elf, pagan, or religious messenger, will Santa Claus touch you this year? Will you let him? Will you be ready to receive him?

George Will | December 26, 2002

The 9-11 summons to seriousness ended the nation's 1990s holiday from history, and even the National Endowment for the Humanities has enlisted in the war. Emphasizing that historical illiteracy threatens homeland security--people cannot defend what they cannot define--the NEH's chairman, Bruce Cole, is repairing the ravages of the 1990s, when his two immediate predecessors made the NEH frivolous.

Robert Novak | December 26, 2002

Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, having just returned from a week-long fact-finding trip to the Middle East, addressed the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations Dec. 16 and said out loud what is whispered on Capitol Hill: "The road to Arab-Israeli peace will not likely go through Baghdad, as some may claim."

Wed, Dec 25, 2002

Michelle Malkin | December 25, 2002

We are blessed to have on this earth extraordinary individuals whose capacity to give love transcends the prevailing culture of consumption. Here are four of my favorite non-profit charities that put the words from the book of John into action:

Jonah Goldberg | December 25, 2002

The Dec. 21 New York Times featured a get-to-know-the-new-guy profile of Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, the new Senate Majority Leader. The Times informed readers that Frist "has been criticized for comments that were seen as racially insensitive."

Cal Thomas | December 25, 2002

Is there anything new that can be said about Christmas? No, and that is part of its charm.

Pat Buchanan | December 25, 2002

Two thousand years have elapsed since the Birth of Christ in Bethlehem, the event that engendered Western civilization. But for Christianity, the sun has begun to set in the West.

Kathleen Parker | December 25, 2002

Let's start with this: What kind of person reads the op-ed page on Christmas Day? I mean really, don't you have anything better to do?

Armstrong Williams | December 25, 2002

It's an exceptional landscape that Christmas heralds: The wintry pollen forms soft banks and piles high on the pine branches. Folks recall the sacrifices of our Lord.

Tue, Dec 24, 2002

David Limbaugh | December 24, 2002

Many conservatives seem to think Republicans have turned the corner on their "race problem" by having forced Lott's resignation. I fear they're fooling themselves.

Mona Charen | December 24, 2002

The outpouring of patriotism following Sept. 11, 2001 was gratifying and reassuring to many, including this columnist, who had worried about the state of the nation's psyche.

Cal Thomas | December 24, 2002

On the Yahoo map Web site, there is an advisory: "When using any driving directions, or map, it is a good idea to do a reality check and make sure the road still exists .. "

Dennis Prager | December 24, 2002

Every year, during Christmas week on my radio show, I devote an hour to defending Santa Claus.

Diana West | December 24, 2002

I couldn't make up my mind about Trent Lott right away. First, it was hard not to believe the embattled Senate Majority Leader's explanation for the furor:

Phyllis Schlafly | December 24, 2002

Henry Kissinger's quick trip across the news headlines as chairman of the new commission to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks was curious.

Bill Murchison | December 24, 2002

The sweetness of Christmas is among the casualties of these fraught and frantic times, with war looming and economic anxieties prancing about, more clamorous than reindeer on the rooftop. Could we finally be getting somewhere?

Bruce Bartlett | December 24, 2002

Numerous press reports have cited the dismissal of White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Lindsey in part to an estimate he made in September that war with Iraq would cost between $100 billion and $200 billion.

Marvin Olasky | December 24, 2002

Should we drop the "U" from USA and make the free press of this country imitate the repressed press of SA, Saudi Arabia?

Rich Lowry | December 24, 2002

President Bush famously included a rebuke of then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott in remarks to members of religious groups and inner-city charities in Philadelphia in mid-December.

Jack Kemp | December 24, 2002

Secretary of State Colin Powell said last week that Iraq's weapons-of-mass-destruction declaration to the United Nations contains "material omissions that, in our view, constitute another material breach."

Mon, Dec 23, 2002

Mona Charen | December 23, 2002

There they go again, those nasty Republicans, playing the "race card" to win white votes. To judge by the commentators, Trent Lott has let the mask slip and revealed the true heart and soul of Republicanism.

Oliver North | December 23, 2002

What is it with the so-called mainstream media? Are the potentates of the press such cynical Scrooges that they can find only bad news in this season of good cheer?

Pat Buchanan | December 23, 2002

With the president and Secretary Powell joining the British in declaring Iraq to be in breach of UN resolutions, all indicators point to a winter war.

Suzanne Fields | December 23, 2002

When the telephone rang I looked up from my newspaper, which was awash with news of the Trent Lott fiasco. The call was from the daughter of a former housekeeper.

Debra J. Saunders | December 23, 2002

Get ready for a knock-down, drag-out fight in America's high courts over the rights of gun ownership.

John Leo | December 23, 2002

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,

Robert Novak | December 23, 2002

Sen. Trent Lott, on the telephone from Pascagoula, Miss., reaching out to colleagues, asked one of the Senate's Republican wise men last Wednesday what he could do to save his majority leadership. Only one thing, he was told: Get George W. Bush to publicly endorse you.

Kathleen Parker | December 23, 2002

The Trent Lott problem, sufficiently hashed and rehashed by now, has produced a number of worthy sidebars, not the least of which is this: Ain't it great to live in America where it's still legal to be stupid? Hey, watch it.

George Will | December 23, 2002

Given the magnitude of this city's current preoccupations--weapons of mass destruction, the 1948 presidential election--it may seem eccentric to call attention to a skirmish between two acronyms, the OMB and the GPO, of which the vast majority of taxpayers know little and care less.