Sat, Jan 11, 2003

David Limbaugh | January 11, 2003

Just when I think President Bush is about to cave to the opposition for the sake of furthering this "new tone," he comes through -- in a big way.

Joel Mowbray | January 11, 2003

If top officials at the State Department and Social Security Administration have their way, up to $345 billion—or more—could be siphoned from the Social Security “trust fund” over the couple decades, mostly to pay benefits to Mexican citizens who worked illegally in the United States.

Robert Novak | January 11, 2003

Sen. John Edwards, following advice from political handlers, reneged on his commitment to return to NBC's "Meet the Press" to counteract his poor performance on that program last May, which negatively impacted his presidential prospects.

Fri, Jan 10, 2003

Michelle Malkin | January 10, 2003

When corporate moguls get nabbed for ripping off shareholders, the media go ape-wild. Last year's front-page headlines were filled with Big Business scandals and barrels of op-ed indignation about capitalist greed.

Brent Bozell | January 10, 2003

After a holiday lull, in which the Cable Channel Formerly Known as Music Television actually spent some down-time hours playing music videos, MTV is back to thrill your children with another year of profitable porn masked as "reality" programming.

Jonah Goldberg | January 10, 2003

V.I. Lenin, the founding dictator of the Soviet Union, had a pithy phrase for the Western liberals who took the side of the Soviets in political debates. He called them "useful idiots."

Jacob Sullum | January 10, 2003

It looks like the Raelians' cloning claims, like their founder's revelatory 1973 encounter with extraterrestrials, will have to be taken on faith.

Bill Murchison | January 10, 2003

The price of tax cuts isn't reductions in federal revenues. The price of tax cuts is having to sit around listening for weeks and months to the Democrats' Pavlovian wails about "the rich" -- if not "the very rich" -- if not, forsooth, "the wealthiest 1 percent."

Maggie Gallagher | January 10, 2003

President Bush's bold plan to eliminate dividend taxes has monopolized public attention, and why not?

Charles Krauthammer | January 10, 2003

The single most remarkable passage in Bob Woodward's ``Bush at War'' has, to my knowledge, gone unremarked. In early August 2002, Colin Powell decides that the Iraq hawks have gotten to the president, and that he has not weighed in enough to restrain them. He feels remorse:

John McCaslin | January 10, 2003

Good grief. Did you catch what Michael Moore, author of the best-selling book "Stupid White Men," told one audience about the brave passengers aboard United Flight 93 and the three other terrorist-hijacked planes that came crashing down on September 11?

William F. Buckley | January 10, 2003

At lunch with an urbane former publisher, now distinguished professor, the new tax plan of President Bush came up for discussion, and I remarked that the class warriors would be in full cry.

Thu, Jan 09, 2003

Ann Coulter | January 09, 2003

When President Bush included North Korea in the axis of evil last year, foreign policy experts concluded that he was a moron.

Thomas Sowell | January 09, 2003

When the case for affirmative action in college and university admissions is argued before the Supreme Court this year, the justices are likely to hear many theories, many assertions -- and little evidence.

Larry Elder | January 09, 2003

What happens now to Sen. Patty Murray's, D-Wash., career, after statements made at a Washington high school, in which she offered her analysis of Osama bin Laden's popularity and the Arab world's anti-Americanism?

Cal Thomas | January 09, 2003

There they go again. Like the TV Land cable channel, that recycles decades-old television shows, Democrats are reprising their familiar class warfare drama in opposition to the Bush administration's tax-cutting proposals.

Suzanne Fields | January 09, 2003

Conservatives are suddenly "cool," or almost. Cool as in confident without showing it, as in knowing without showing off, trendy with the nonchalance of understatement.

Ben Shapiro | January 09, 2003

There was a knock at the back door of the kitchen. Two men in IDF uniforms and bulletproof vests, their faces obscured by shadow, asked for a bit of food.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 09, 2003

The president's economic proposals unveiled in Chicago Monday have ignited a debate between Official Washington and the administration.

Robert Novak | January 09, 2003

On the first day of the 108th Congress Tuesday, President Bush and his Democratic adversaries signaled a contentious year ahead.

Ross Mackenzie | January 09, 2003

The new year begins but old issues endure....

Bruce Bartlett | January 09, 2003

Now that President Bush has announced a plan to eliminate the double taxation of corporate profits, people are coming out of the woodwork to take credit for the idea. However, there is little doubt that the driving force was Council of Economic Advisers Chairman R. Glenn Hubbard.

Larry Kudlow | January 09, 2003

President Bush has surprised nearly everyone with his decision to propose a big-bang economic growth package that includes a 100 percent tax exemption on dividends received by individuals.

Wed, Jan 08, 2003

Thomas Sowell | January 08, 2003

Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to rule on affirmative action in college and university admissions, will this issue be settled at long last or will the justices come up with some murky compromise, like the Bakke decision of 25 years ago, which has led to a quarter of a century of confusion, hypocrisy, resentments, and polarization?

Michelle Malkin | January 08, 2003

So the FBI was apparently fooled into hunting for five non-existent, Middle Eastern fugitives smuggled in from Canada. It now looks like a weasel named Michael John Hamdani made the whole thing up to avoid facing old document forgery charges.

Walter E. Williams | January 08, 2003

"Fiddling Whilst Rome Burns" was my column several weeks ago. It looked at the disastrous state of education in the nation's capitol, where at only one of the city's 19 high schools do as many as 50 percent of its students test as proficient in reading.

Brent Bozell | January 08, 2003

Democrats spent December celebrating as Sen. Trent Lott immolated himself like a Buddhist monk. And could they ever celebrate, too. They know that what applies to Republicans just doesn't apply to them.

Jonah Goldberg | January 08, 2003

New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel proposed legislation last week calling to renew the military draft on the premise that Americans need to have a "shared sense of sacrifice."

David Limbaugh | January 08, 2003

It is almost pathetic to see the emerging lineup of Democratic presidential hopefuls slobbering all over themselves in search of a defining issue -- anything -- to justify their pursuit of the land's highest office.

Pat Buchanan | January 08, 2003

The challenge Bush threw down a year ago has now been taken up. The Stalinist regime of North Korea, arguably the "world's most dangerous," has just admitted it is building the world's most destructive weapons. And Bush's response? "Let's talk."

Debra J. Saunders | January 08, 2003

Triumph was a word on no one's lips as Gray Davis was sworn in Monday as governor of the state of California for the second time. Everybody here knows how easily Davis could have lost, and how rough the coming years will be.

John McCaslin | January 08, 2003

Was President Bush likened to ruthless killer Herod the Great during the Rev. Canon Michael Wyatt's sermon on Iraq at Washington National Cathedral?

Kathleen Parker | January 08, 2003

Hey, did you hear the one about Muhammad and …?

Rich Lowry | January 08, 2003

Gregory Saracco likes where he lives, but thinks of moving all the time. He settled in Wheeling, W.Va., 12 years ago mostly for the usual reasons: low crime rate, good schools, a great place for raising a family.

Tue, Jan 07, 2003

Mona Charen | January 07, 2003

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, my neighbor was having his car inspected. He had brought along a book to read while he waited.

Cal Thomas | January 07, 2003

That most big media moguls and political liberals are clueless when it comes to the success of conservative talk radio and the Fox News Channel is evident from a comment by General Electric CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt.

Dennis Prager | January 07, 2003

The New York Times just published one of its most revealing articles in memory: "Outflanked Democrats Wonder How to Catch Up in Media Wars."

Phyllis Schlafly | January 07, 2003

Even if President Bush didn't engineer Dr. Bill Frist's election as Senate majority leader, this regime change is perceived as a major extension of the president's power because of their close relationship.

Frank Gaffney | January 07, 2003

Ever since North Korea's dictator, Kim Jong-Il, broke bad -- acknowledging cheating on his promises to forego nuclear weapons and then doing so openly and in earnest -- government officials and others have been speculating about how fast the "Dear Leader" will be able to build up his stockpile.

Marvin Olasky | January 07, 2003

Many journalists see liberals as warm-hearted and conservatives as mean-spirited. That's why honest reporters are having a tough time with Tom DeLay, the new majority leader in the House of Representatives.

Bruce Bartlett | January 07, 2003

President Bush's proposal to reduce taxes on corporate dividends is being attacked by Democrats as another give-away to the rich. But not too many years ago, it was Democrats who were in favor of this policy and Republicans who were against it.

Jack Kemp | January 07, 2003

Many people believe America is heading inexorably into a war with Iraq because Saddam Hussein has not proven he is without weapons of mass destruction.

Armstrong Williams | January 07, 2003

The spaced out Rael cult, which believes that humans derived from saucer flying aliens, recently announced that it has successfully cloned the first human being.

Mon, Jan 06, 2003

Thomas Sowell | January 06, 2003

This year may be long remembered as the year when either the wisdom or the lack of wisdom of our leaders decided the fate of Americans yet unborn.

Pat Buchanan | January 06, 2003

Almost all who visit Gettysburg, best preserved of all the Civil War battlefields, find it a deeply moving experience. This is truly hallowed ground. Here, tens of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers fought the decisive battle of America's bloodiest war.

Suzanne Fields | January 06, 2003

This isn't quite the call to arms that Bill Clinton's rallying cry for the economy was in '92, but it reflects a strong craving in America to bring back respect for the humanities and the arts, to create a greater understanding for the way cultural forms inform how we think about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's powerful politics.

Diana West | January 06, 2003

Jan. 16 is a day that will make or break the Bush administration -- and the date has nothing to do with troop movements, weapons inspections or Iraq at all, for that matter.

Rich Lowry | January 06, 2003

The Dallas Cowboys want to win so much that they have just hired one of the top coaches in the game, and for that they should pay the price -- because the coach is white.

Robert Novak | January 06, 2003

While politicians worry about a dreaded nuclear-armed North Korean communist dictatorship, old Korea hands are more upset with the longtime American allies in the southern half of the peninsula.

William F. Buckley | January 06, 2003

President Bush has made two statements on the matter of food and hunger. The first was that Kim Jong Il of North Korea has opted for national hunger by his single-minded policies aimed at weapons production.

George Will | January 06, 2003

A few jury deliberations in criminal trials in Arizona and Wisconsin have been televised, but never in a capital case. Some televised jurors have said they quickly became oblivious to the cameras.

John Leo | January 06, 2003

Is it reasonable for a university to insist that campus Christian groups accept non-Christian or anti-Christian students as group leaders? Ask a hundred ordinary Americans, and you would very likely get 99 or 100 nos.