Sat, Feb 15, 2003

David Limbaugh | February 15, 2003

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen did a real number on President Bush in his latest column, displaying that soft bigotry of contempt the elitist left often demonstrates for conservatives. In his assumptions of Bush's simplicity and callousness Cohen perhaps reveals traces of his own.

Robert Novak | February 15, 2003

The biggest pleasant surprise for the Republican leadership among the eight new GOP senators elected in November is Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina. Having picked up the reputation of a prima donna during two stints as a Cabinet member, she so far has proved to be a hard-working team member in the Senate.

Fri, Feb 14, 2003

Thomas Sowell | February 14, 2003

Everything is relative. In most of coastal California, Ted Kennedy would be politically middle of the road -- and, in San Francisco, right of center.

Michelle Malkin | February 14, 2003

I was the only kid in my class of Asian descent. Kelly and the popular girls on the playground were playing Chinese jump rope. "Why don't you show us some tricks?" Kelly taunted. I had never seen a Chinese jump rope in my life.

Brent Bozell | February 14, 2003

In 2000, many media critics had a fit when they learned that TV entertainment executives had negotiated with the federal government to place anti-drug messages directly into their programs to avoid having to air free public-service announcements that would cut into their profits.

Mona Charen | February 14, 2003

I suppose I get as scared as the next person. But I hate to let it show. So it is with some dismay that I watch my fellow Washingtonians stocking up on duct tape and plastic sheeting.

Oliver North | February 14, 2003

Last week, while the United States was trying to drag the Security Council, kicking and screaming, into acting on Iraq's colossal violations of international law, the United Nation's International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Netherlands was ordering the United States to ignore its own laws and stay the executions of convicted killers.

Maggie Gallagher | February 14, 2003

Something amazing, exhilarating and a little scary happened Monday. What Donald Rumsfeld called the Old Europe stretched out its once-massive hand to dislodge American influence -- and came up empty.

Jacob Sullum | February 14, 2003

As a reluctant warrior, Secretary of State Colin Powell is supposed to have special credibility in pressing the case for invading Iraq. But he squandered that credibility the other day, when he claimed Osama bin Laden's latest message to his followers proves he is allied with Saddam Hussein.

Bruce Bartlett | February 14, 2003

The Bush administration supports a fundamental tax reform that would move the federal tax system away from taxing income toward taxing consumption.

John McCaslin | February 14, 2003

Who's on - or more importantly, who's fallen off - the 2003 Washington A List?

Larry Kudlow | February 14, 2003

Despite charges by media elites and liberal intellectuals that the United States is unwilling to make sacrifices in the war against terror, at least one recent poll offers a totally different story.

William F. Buckley | February 14, 2003

The talk at NATO headquarters, a great sprawl in the outskirts of this city, the center of which was once a Belgian hospital, is of the impasse over Turkey.

Thu, Feb 13, 2003

Ann Coulter | February 13, 2003

Saddam Hussein has put the people of Iraq on an "Orange" alert this week in response to Iraqi intelligence picking up an increase in "chatter" out of Hollywood.

Larry Elder | February 13, 2003

News item: "Civil rights leader" Jesse Jackson and attorney Johnnie Cochran attack the National Football League because "only" three blacks serve as head coaches in a 32-team league. The NFL, they claim, violates its own policy requiring each team to "seriously" consider at least one minority candidate for head coach openings.

Cal Thomas | February 13, 2003

When Iraq is liberated from Saddam Hussein, watch for the U.S. State Department to begin another diplomatic offensive against Israel in an effort to mollify Arab states angered by the war.

Suzanne Fields | February 13, 2003

Every generation is defined by love and war. In World War II, longing and passion were intensified as young women said goodbye to the men they feared they would never see again.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 13, 2003

What numbskull in the Kerry for President campaign allowed Sen. John Kerry to be filmed by the TV crews wearing a bombardier jacket as he dashed into the hospital for surgery the other day?

Ross Mackenzie | February 13, 2003

In the wake of Secretary of State Colin Powell's chilling presentation to the UN Security Council regarding whether Saddam Hussein is hiding weapons of mass destruction, what part of yes do opponents of removing Saddam not understand?

Alan Reynolds | February 13, 2003

The debate over double taxation of dividends is rapidly narrowing to a few minor details. There have been the usual dubious complaints that a lower tax on dividends would result in higher interest rates on municipal bonds.

Robert Novak | February 13, 2003

Ever since Democrats gathered in Washington Jan. 21 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of legalized abortion, the party's deep thinkers have been brooding.

Larry Kudlow | February 13, 2003

About two years ago, Treasury Secretary designate Paul O'Neill was already telling Congress that tax cuts don't matter. He then went to Wall Street and told traders that they also don't matter. But in the end, it turned out that Paul O'Neill didn't matter.

Charles Krauthammer | February 13, 2003

The domestic terror alert jumps to 9/11 levels. Heathrow Airport is ringed by tanks. Duct tape and plastic sheeting disappear from Washington store shelves. Osama resurfaces. North Korea reopens its plutonium processing plant and threatens pre-emptive attack. The Second Gulf War is about to begin.

Wed, Feb 12, 2003

Michelle Malkin | February 12, 2003

Call it the Radical Muslim Cleric Importation Plan. Under the religious worker visa ("R visa") program, an unknown number of Middle Easterners claiming to be imams or other mosque employees have been admitted to the United States with minimal scrutiny.

Walter E. Williams | February 12, 2003

Aversion therapy is sometimes used when there are associated behavior patterns that are pleasant but might be regarded by a third party as undesirable.

Brent Bozell | February 12, 2003

The Clinton era seems long gone now, but when the memories come back, they're not generally pleasant. For conservatives, the bad memories surface when CNN has the gall to bring Clinton on "Larry King Live" on Ronald Reagan's birthday.

David Limbaugh | February 12, 2003

On Feb. 5, the day he made his damning case against Iraq to the United Nations, Defense Secretary Colin Powell had some simple, but prophetic words for Dan Rather on "60 Minutes II." Is Powell clairvoyant, or is Saddam Hussein utterly predictable?

Tony Blankley | February 12, 2003

France's Jacques Chirac, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder and Russia's Vladimir Putin have announced their united opposition to militarily induced regime change in Iraq.

Terry Jeffrey | February 12, 2003

Americans might better appreciate our nation's greatest virtue -- the moral vision that has kept us free -- if we returned to celebrating George Washington's birthday as George Washington's birthday.

Ben Shapiro | February 12, 2003

The other night, I walked back to my car from class at UCLA, down Westwood Blvd. Half of the street was closed to traffic; over a thousand demonstrators were marching.

Linda Chavez | February 12, 2003

Valentine's Day came early for me this year with the arrival of triplet grandsons two weeks ago. With their big, dark eyes and tiny, helpless bodies, these three miracle babies inspire the deepest kind of love, not the sentimental stuff of greeting cards.

Bill Murchison | February 12, 2003

The AIDS crisis: Last time Americans thought about it, in a concentrated, intentional way, hardly anyone had talked on a cell phone or driven an SUV.

Joel Mowbray | February 12, 2003

As part of its massive PR offensive, the House of Saud is trying to convince the world that its treatment of women is improving.

Armstrong Williams | February 12, 2003

There is ample evidence that vouchers could help redress this disparity by giving parents and children more educational options, while holding public schools accountable for their performance.

John McCaslin | February 12, 2003

This column has obtained one of Space Shuttle Columbia pilot William C. McCool's final e-mails from space, given to us by one of his former Navy aviator buddies who asks not to be identified:

George Will | February 12, 2003

If Baghdad, Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Seoul understand this administration's comprehensive boldness, they will understand not only that regime change is coming to Iraq, but also that the end of NATO as we have known it, and the removal of U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula, are not unthinkable.

Kathleen Parker | February 12, 2003

In a world defined by narcissism, victims, whiners and crybabies, SJ is beacon of selflessness, independence, patience and optimism.

Tue, Feb 11, 2003

Mona Charen | February 11, 2003

Despite terror warnings, the French, the Germans, the Belgians and the bizarre doings of the "king of pop," there is a bit of fun to be had in the news these days, and for that we can thank the Democratic candidates for president.

Cal Thomas | February 11, 2003

If Henry Wadsworth Longfellow were writing today, perhaps he might update his classic poem, "Paul Revere's Ride ":

Dennis Prager | February 11, 2003

A recent article in The New York Times about the mountain of education debt owed by college graduates -- an average of $27,600 -- reports that "fewer students than ever say taking out loans to attend college was worth it."

Matt Towery | February 11, 2003

The Columbia space shuttle tragedy and the looming threat of war and new acts of terrorism have intensified the need for something that at first seems unrelated -- stepped up biomedical and advanced pharmaceutical research, and the rapid approval and improved accessibility of new drugs and medical treatments.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 11, 2003

At long last, a federal commission is trying to deal with the feminist regulatory outrages committed in the name of Title IX. The recommendations passed on Jan. 30 by the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics are a timid start on the rocky road back from bureaucratic mischief-making, but we still have a long way to go.

Frank Gaffney | February 11, 2003

One of the hardiest perennials in the Washington political scene is the spectacle of conservatives publicly disagreeing with one another. The vicious personal attacks launched against me last week by Grover Norquist, however, went way beyond the kind of dispute that so often enlivens policy discourse, usually to the delight -- and advantage -- of liberals who agree with neither camp.

Bruce Bartlett | February 11, 2003

Last Friday, the President Bush issued his annual Economic Report. Press coverage focused heavily on the chapter relating to taxation. The lead was that President Bush favors a shift toward consumption taxation.

Marvin Olasky | February 11, 2003

The Bush administration is moving forward on Iraq with the stated assumption that Saddam Hussein must and will be stopped. But an unstated assumption is equally vital.

Jack Kemp | February 11, 2003

For every rule, there is an exception that proves it. "There's no such thing as a free lunch" is a good example.

Rich Lowry | February 11, 2003

The argument of pro-war conservatives that a new, reformist government in Iraq could catalyze the forces of liberalization throughout the Middle East has often been dismissed as wishful thinking masquerading as strategic thought.

Mon, Feb 10, 2003

Thomas Sowell | February 10, 2003

Anyone who thinks that business is gung ho for the free market has just not been paying attention to business. Adam Smith knew better, back in the 18th century.

Suzanne Fields | February 10, 2003

Young college women at a luncheon sponsored by the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute discovered a new heroine who combines beauty, brains and a hip appeal to traditional values. Erika Harold, Miss America 2003.

Debra J. Saunders | February 10, 2003

I didn't make this up: New European Commission regulations require pig farmers to put "manipulable material" that provides "environmental enrichment" in pigsties.

Robert Novak | February 10, 2003

The U.S. is poised to attack on its own, without the U.N. Security Council passing a second authorizing resolution. However, presumed military success projects an American imperium that evokes apprehension among some conservative supporters of President Bush.

Larry Kudlow | February 10, 2003

When the fog of war lifts and Americans get ready to buy stocks again, the almost-forgotten old economy might make a great investment.

William F. Buckley | February 10, 2003

George W. Bush is on a great roll. His speech on Thursday combined everything needed at this near-decisive moment. He gave our allies, Congress and the public exactly that -- what was needed.