Sat, Apr 05, 2003

David Limbaugh | April 05, 2003

It's rare when you get to brag about the fulfillment of a long-term prediction, especially when you don't make many predictions. But this one was fulfilled so early that I want to call your attention to it – especially those who doubted.

Robert Novak | April 05, 2003

The thrilling liberation by U.S. Special Forces of prisoner of war Jessica Lynch gave President Bush a boost in passing the supplemental appropriations bill to finance the war by pacifying a leading Democratic critic.

Chuck Colson | April 05, 2003

What do the news coverage of the war in Iraq and a solitaire-playing president have to do with each other?

Fri, Apr 04, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 04, 2003

Someone once said of Lillian Hellman that every word she uttered was a lie, including "and" and "the." Many defenders of affirmative action deserve a Lillian Hellman award.

Michelle Malkin | April 04, 2003

They're still at it. The Associated Press reports this week that the left-wing city council can't even agree on a basic resolution offering support to our troops.

Brent Bozell | April 04, 2003

When Americans are at war, fighting and dying halfway around the world for an idealistic end to a vicious and dangerous regime, the last thing we need is a silly pop-music star exploiting the drama for commercial gain.

Jonah Goldberg | April 04, 2003

Kerry and Kucinich are simply this week's poster boys for what we might call the Frenchification of the Democratic Party.

Mona Charen | April 04, 2003

Pfc. Jessica Lynch has won the hearts and the gratitude of a whole nation. If initial reports are accurate, she showed enormous courage when the Iraqis ambushed her maintenance unit.

Oliver North | April 04, 2003

The rescue of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch this past week by Army Rangers and Navy SEALs had all the makings of a Hollywood script -- daring, drama and heroism.

Jacob Sullum | April 04, 2003

Cut heart attacks in half! Ban smoking in bars and restaurants?

Rich Tucker | April 04, 2003

As Arnett should know, it’s not the job of a journalist to “help those who oppose the war develop their arguments.” It’s the job of a journalist to provide accurate information, and allow his audience to make of it what they will.

Larry Kudlow | April 04, 2003

Sentiment about the war, the economy and the stock market has swung from euphoria to pessimism in only a few days. But Peter Arnett -- and maybe Geraldo, too -- signal a turn for the better.

Rich Lowry | April 04, 2003

Reasonable people can disagree about whether the war in Iraq will reduce or increase terrorism, whether building a democracy there is practical or not, whether Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forged a brilliant military plan or skimped on ground troops.

Charles Krauthammer | April 04, 2003

The First Gulf War took six weeks. Afghanistan took nine. Kosovo, eleven. We are now just past two weeks in the Second Gulf War. It's time for a bit of perspective.

Ross Mackenzie | April 04, 2003

The war to liberate Iraq is entering its third week. President Bush said last week, regarding the Iraqi regime's tenacious hold on power, "This man Saddam Hussein has tortured and brutalized his people for a long, long time..."

John McCaslin | April 04, 2003

An outraged member of the Senate Armed Services Committee said, "I hesitate to even use the term journalist" when referring to Peter Arnett, the veteran war correspondent fired by NBC and National Geographic after he was interviewed on state-run Iraqi television.

Thu, Apr 03, 2003

Ann Coulter | April 03, 2003

Historian Paul Johnson refers to the American left's behavior during the Vietnam War as "America's suicide attempt." The firing of NBC reporter Peter Arnett this week proves the nation has fully recovered.

Thomas Sowell | April 03, 2003

If you would like to be taller than you are, do you think that joining a basketball team would help? After all, statistics prove that members of basketball teams are taller than other people.

Michelle Malkin | April 03, 2003

Will President George W. Bush allow Iraqi troops to come to America, enjoy better welfare and health care benefits than our own soldiers, and endanger national security?

Brent Bozell | April 03, 2003

In 1995, then-CNN star Peter Arnett told The American Spectator's John Corry that "Rush Limbaugh is the king. He is also a cretinous liar, with off-the-wall opinions. And he has the audacity to call himself a journalist."

Larry Elder | April 03, 2003

Ryan Clancy, a Milwaukee resident, substitute teacher and business owner, traveled to Iraq to serve as a human shield. So did antiwar activist Ken Joseph Jr., an Assyrian Christian who, too, traveled to Iraq to protect the Iraqis against the allegedly unwarranted American aggression.

Tony Blankley | April 03, 2003

At the dawn of the 21st century, I would propose the Blankley macroscopic corollary to the Heisenberg microscopic principle: The more precisely the media measures individual events in a war, the more blurry the warfare appears to the observer.

Cal Thomas | April 03, 2003

The U.S. Senate last week behaved like a drunk who testifies at a temperance meeting that he has seen the evil of his ways and vows to become sober but then, on his way home, yields to temptation while passing a saloon, goes in and gets plastered.

Pat Buchanan | April 03, 2003

Militarily, this war on Iraq continues to go as well as any war in American history. Within the first three days, U.S. Marines and the 3rd Infantry had raced across the Iraqi desert to within 50 miles of Baghdad.

Suzanne Fields | April 03, 2003

We're focused on war, as we have to be, worried about our casualties and prisoners of war, sympathizing with the millions of innocent Iraqis who have felt the heel of Saddam Hussein on their necks for decades.

Ben Shapiro | April 03, 2003

Is the war on Iraq morally justified? Former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter thinks not. "We do not have international authority," Carter wrote in The New York Times on March 8.

Terry Jeffrey | April 03, 2003

Not infrequently Antonin Scalia lights up the Supreme Court with a lightning bolt of common sense. He did it again last week during oral arguments in Lawrence v. Texas.

Debra J. Saunders | April 03, 2003

When mainstream journalists report both sides of racism -- pro and con, with equal weight -- or both sides of having a free press in America, then I'll believe that American media don't take sides on issues, and that there is at least a rationale for American media not rooting for U.S. troops to win in Iraq. But that day will never come.

Linda Chavez | April 03, 2003

Is it possible to be both against the war in Iraq and an American patriot? And if so, how do you register your opposition to the war, while not giving aid and comfort to the enemy?

Rebecca Hagelin | April 03, 2003

In an age of microwave ovens, wireless phones and multiple-angle instant replay, do we really expect to win our wars instantly too? Yes, if you listen to analysts who are upset that we haven't beaten Saddam after only a few days.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 03, 2003

Having now witnessed the sympathetic treatment that so many world leaders accorded Saddam Hussein, especially at the United Nations, an unexpected thought occurs: Can Adolf Hitler's reputation, too, be rescued?

Larry Kudlow | April 03, 2003

It is now clear that the fog of war and a rise in energy prices threaten to block the economy from any significant upward movement this year.

Joel Mowbray | April 03, 2003

Taking a break from hounding Augusta National Country Club for not admitting female members, infamous feminist Martha Burk heeded the call of the State Department last month to represent the United States as part of a delegation to a conference on women’s issues in Tallin, Estonia.

George Will | April 03, 2003

The Bush administration wonders whether a man who is there may say something about a man who is not there.

Armstrong Williams | April 03, 2003

Presently, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the racist admissions policy at the University of Michigan. The university ranks applicants on a scale that awards points for SAT scores, high school grades and the color of one's skin.

Robert Novak | April 03, 2003

Sen. Christopher Bond of Missouri, normally a steadfast Republican ally of George W. Bush, has conveyed around Capitol Hill what can only be interpreted as a threat.

Bruce Bartlett | April 03, 2003

In the future, I hope that the CBO will do more to break out specific provisions of tax and spending proposals, and look at them individually. This will show that some tax cuts significantly raise growth, while others have no impact whatsoever.

Chuck Colson | April 03, 2003

Patrick Kavanaugh wonders "why so many brilliant classical musicians have stooped to disrobing in order to sell Bach partitas." Plunging necklines and even partial nudity have become common on classical CD covers.

Wed, Apr 02, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 02, 2003

Fraud is as pervasive in arguments for affirmative action for women as in arguments for affirmative action for blacks. In fact, a whole fraudulent history has been concocted to explain the changing economic position of women over the years.

Walter E. Williams | April 02, 2003

The March 10 issue of Human Events carried a special report on the 10 most outrageous government programs. Their 18 judges included conservative/libertarians such as former Rep. Dick Armey, R-Texas, former Delaware Gov. Pete Dupont, Mark Levin, president of the Landmark Legal Foundation, and David Boaz, Cato Institute's vice president.

Jonah Goldberg | April 02, 2003

By now you've probably heard about Nicholas De Genova, the obnoxious professor of anthropology and "Latino/a studies" at Columbia University, who reportedly told students at an anti-war "teach-in" that he wishes America would suffer "a million Mogadishus."

David Limbaugh | April 02, 2003

Sorry, but I'm compelled to talk about the media war critics again. I won't quit fairly criticizing them until they quit unfairly and dishonestly criticizing the American war effort.

Kathleen Parker | April 02, 2003

It must have been the sandstorm. Remember last week when everyone in Iraq was blinded and baffled by the whorl of dust and darkness?

John McCaslin | April 02, 2003

Shelves of local hardware stores, rapidly depleted of duct tape during a recent shopping spree by terrified soccer moms who tried to tape would-be terrorists out of their McMansions, are once again brimming with rolls of the sticky stuff.

Tue, Apr 01, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 01, 2003

No issue has been more saturated with dishonesty than the issue of racial quotas and preferences, which is now being examined by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mona Charen | April 01, 2003

In keeping with his reportorial record, even Peter Arnett's apology lacked credibility. While he apologized to the American people for making a "misjudgment," he vitiated the request for forgiveness by adding, "I said over the weekend what we all know about the war."

Cal Thomas | April 01, 2003

Before firing Peter Arnett - the Tokyo Rose of our time - NBC issued a ludicrous statement defending Arnett's interview on Iraqi TV as a "professional courtesy."

Dennis Prager | April 01, 2003

Based on this news report from Columbia University and on the widespread anti-Americanism among American college faculties, we are not far from the following address by a college president:

Matt Towery | April 01, 2003

Phyllis Schlafly | April 01, 2003

The catalogs and magazines from colleges and universities are impressive: slick paper, full color, attractive layouts and lots to read. But several items of useful information are usually missing.

Bill Murchison | April 01, 2003

The Sunday morning media quarterbacks showed up as expected, calling plays from the bench and chunking reproaches.

Marvin Olasky | April 01, 2003

Which comes first, the chicken or the nest egg? Reporters and investors were both unsurprisingly jumpy during the first two weeks of the Iraq War.

Armstrong Williams | April 01, 2003

"Israel is not just necessary to the return of Christ, it is essential to it." So says Reverend A.R. Bernard, pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in New York City.

Jack Kemp | April 01, 2003

It is understandable that a majority of Democrats want to oppose President Bush's tax cuts, but it is incomprehensible when Republicans do.

Rich Lowry | April 01, 2003

A new land-speed record has been established for calling an American military conflict "another Vietnam." New York Times writer R.W. Apple seemed to establish an unbeatable mark during the war in Afghanistan, by warning of a quagmire after three weeks of fighting against the miserable Taliban.

Bruce Bartlett | April 01, 2003

It may seem absurd, therefore, to suggest that the war in Iraq could somehow end up being an economic blessing for the Iraqi people. Yet that is the conclusion of an important new analysis of the war.

Mon, Mar 31, 2003

Brent Bozell | March 31, 2003

This year's Oscars telecast was the lowest-rated ever. Coming in the midst of our troops fighting valiantly abroad, that's understandable. It's a good thing for Hollywood, too, because it's beginning to look like the voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are slowly losing their minds.

Pat Buchanan | March 31, 2003

Eight days into the war, 27 Americans had died in combat, some from friendly fire. Yet, already, journalists were talking about America being caught in a quagmire like Vietnam. We pay a price for not teaching history to our children.

Suzanne Fields | March 31, 2003

A British satire on the Internet introduces a pig named "Sad Ham Hoofsein' in a mock episode of Sesame Street. Sad Ham comes to a sad end, roasting on a spit.

Debra J. Saunders | March 31, 2003

In 1998, leftist activists ganged up on Proposition 227, which mandated English immersion classes for most limited-English students. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and California Teachers Association opposed the measure.

Diana West | March 31, 2003

Maybe it's so obvious that it's a given. But since "givens" are just taken for granted, I'll say it anyway.

Kathleen Parker | March 31, 2003

The media are beginning to sound an awful lot like brats in the backseat nagging Daddy Rumsfeld because the war is taking sooooo long. I mean, it's been a little more than a week already!

Robert Novak | March 31, 2003

In the summer of 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan asked me to lunch at the Occidental Restaurant in downtown Washington.

Joel Mowbray | March 31, 2003

Continuing the State Department’s efforts to undermine President Bush in Iraq, Consular chief Maura Harty recently filled two key Iraq-related positions with people whose track records suggest nothing but incompetence—or worse—coziness with the House of Saud.