Sat, Apr 26, 2003

David Limbaugh | April 26, 2003

Where are Tim Robbins and his merry band of selective-free speech advocates when you need them? Why are they silent as the thought/speech Gestapo mercilessly pillories Senator Rick Santorum and demands his resignation?

Debra J. Saunders | April 26, 2003

Donald J. Carty, the head of American Airlines, said Monday that he made a "big mistake" in not disclosing to the airline's unions that top American Airlines execs would receive huge retention bonuses and a sweetener for their pensions.

Chuck Colson | April 26, 2003

Most people want to be good. The problem is that they want to be good without God, and that isn't possible.

Robert Novak | April 26, 2003

White House aides and leading Republicans in Congress debated among themselves last week whether President Bush should address a joint session of Congress to report on the U.S. military victory in Iraq, as his father did following Desert Storm in 1991.

Fri, Apr 25, 2003

Ann Coulter | April 25, 2003

Media organizations from CNN to the New York Times have all recently admitted to years of lying about conditions in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. They explain that they faced either losing "access" or subjecting their Iraqi employees – and, of more relevancy, themselves – to Saddam's torture chambers.

Michelle Malkin | April 25, 2003

Before you cry buckets over the poor, abused tots at Gitmo, let's make one thing clear: We are not talking about hordes of peace-loving, cherubic grade-schoolers (like the kind who were freed from Saddam's prisons by American troops).

Brent Bozell | April 25, 2003

Perhaps nothing better illustrates the artificiality of TV "reality" shows than the hostess for Fox's latest edition of Monday night footsie: Monica Lewinsky.

Jonah Goldberg | April 25, 2003

What muddies the waters even more is that Santorum is probably right that anti-sodomy laws are constitutional, and his critics are right that the laws should be repealed based on public policy.

Mona Charen | April 25, 2003

They say teen-age boys eat you out of house and home. Maybe so, my oldest is just 11, but I know for sure that Benjamin will run up our drycleaning bill.

Jacob Sullum | April 25, 2003

Imagine you're an affluent Iraqi living in a ritzy neighborhood of Baghdad before the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. One of Saddam's friends stops by your house for a visit. "Nice place you have here," he says.

Rich Lowry | April 25, 2003

For a peek into that absurd world called Congress, consider the $2.4 billion worth of airline funding attached to legislation paying for the Iraq war.

John McCaslin | April 25, 2003

Contrary to left-leaning concerns that the United States will "occupy" Iraq, the U.S. Agency for International Development expects its involvement in rebuilding the nation to last only one to two years, compared with an expected 10 to 20 years in Afghanistan.

Thu, Apr 24, 2003

Larry Elder | April 24, 2003

The Baseball Hall of Fame recently disinvited Hollywood couple Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon and cancelled its celebration to honor the 15th anniversary of the movie "Bull Durham." Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey, the former assistant press secretary under Ronald Reagan, feared a divisive and uncomfortable Robbins/Sarandon speech injected with their antiwar sentiments.

Cal Thomas | April 24, 2003

Nine years ago, a television program that had no chance in the world of succeeding premiered on CBS. It never won an Emmy, but it caught the attention of many because the theme is not of this world.

Suzanne Fields | April 24, 2003

If Iraq's National Museum had not been looted, the conspiracy theorists - the antiwar, anti-Bush commentators and protestors - would have had to invent the story.

Linda Chavez | April 24, 2003

Republican Senator Rick Santorum is in hot water for remarks he made recently regarding a pending Supreme Court case challenging state anti-sodomy laws.

Maggie Gallagher | April 24, 2003

In the Laci Peterson murder case, the National Organization for Women is beating a hasty retreat. Over the weekend, Mavra Stark, head of the Morris County, N.J., chapter of NOW, publicly objected to the double-murder charge filed in this case:

Emmett Tyrrell | April 24, 2003

little learning, it is said, can be a bad thing. At this very moment, a controversy is bubbling in Washington to prove that a lot of learning can be even worse.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 24, 2003

Was the bias against religious speech in general – or against Christianity in particular? This question begs to be answered considering the recent attempts to punish and censor Secretary of Education Rod Paige over his recent remarks in an interview with the Baptist Press.

William F. Buckley | April 24, 2003

Let us pause in order to suppress any smile over the three Cuban hijackers executed by Castro, but go on to smile broadly over the terrible consequences of all of this for Oliver Stone.

Bruce Bartlett | April 24, 2003

The Bush administration is understandably upset that its proposal for a $726 billion tax cut has effectively been watered down to $350 billion in the Senate and $550 billion in the House.

Marvin Olasky | April 24, 2003

Last week's Washington tempest blew in when Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said that if the Supreme Court in a pending case rules that homosexual practice is constitutionally protected, "then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything."

Ross Mackenzie | April 24, 2003

Iraq, yes, and the continuing investigation into the lost shuttle Columbia, and the sordid saga within the Catholic Church, and the yearning national need for an intelligent compulsory universal service NOW.

Robert Novak | April 24, 2003

Sen. John McCain's original proposal was straightforward. With taxpayers bailing out the nation's airlines, he called on the federal government to prohibit pay increases for the industry's executives.

Alan Reynolds | April 24, 2003

The president surprised us all by casually announcing that he intended to reappoint Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve. A few Bush loyalists had wanted to replace Greenspan simply because he was unsupportive of the president's efforts to speed-up tax cuts scheduled for 2004-2006.

George Will | April 24, 2003

Iraq needs only four people to achieve post-Saddam success. Unfortunately they are George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Marshall.

Larry Kudlow | April 24, 2003

The Wall Street Journal got it wrong on Monday when a page-one story suggested that Treasury Secretary John Snow is ready to compromise on President Bush's tax-cut plan.

Wed, Apr 23, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 23, 2003

Princeton professor James M. McPherson's recent arguments for affirmative action, in a newsletter to members of the American Historical Association, makes many sweeping assertions and implicit assumptions that need not even be challenged to show the shakiness of his arguments.

Michelle Malkin | April 23, 2003

As an American of Asian descent, I was thoroughly disgusted by the Chinagate scandals that exploded during the Clinton-Gore years.

Walter E. Williams | April 23, 2003

Why is it that Michael Jordan earns $33 million a year and I don't even earn one-half of one percent of that? I can play basketball, but my problem is with my fellow man, who'd plunk down $200 to see Jordan play and wouldn't pay a dollar to see me play.

Brent Bozell | April 23, 2003

What will happen now in the liberated streets of Iraq? There are more questions than answers, but one thing is certain: Journalists will continue their pose of relentless negativism.

Jonah Goldberg | April 23, 2003

Stanley Fish, as you may know, is one of leftist academia's all-stars. If he was an athlete, they'd have retired his number and inducted him to the Hall of Fame already.

David Limbaugh | April 23, 2003

We've heard a lot of bellyaching from liberals in the past few months about the "unfair" questioning of their patriotism.

Tony Blankley | April 23, 2003

After the action comes the after-action reports -- what the Pentagon calls lessons learned, and what the State Department calls business as usual (BAU). But at State, BAU is likely to become CYA if my old boss, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, has anything to say about it.

Ben Shapiro | April 23, 2003

Where do you draw the moral line regarding sexual behavior? Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), a Catholic, draws the line at homosexuality.

Terry Jeffrey | April 23, 2003

It ought to be a maxim of Democratic strategy: Never send your presidential candidate to San Francisco.

Debra J. Saunders | April 23, 2003

It's truly precious how members of the antiwar left, whose superior consciences bade them to oppose war in Iraq because they really cared about the lives of U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians, are now bemoaning the lack of pre-emptive U.S. military force to protect Baghdad's national museum.

Bill Murchison | April 23, 2003

Every few decades, we Americans rediscover ourselves. It goes with the territory -- our sense of being a people on the move, focused less on what we have done than on what lies ahead.

Bruce Bartlett | April 23, 2003

With the end of war, the United States is now working rapidly to restore civil administration in Iraq and get its economy moving again. A key issue will be the Iraqi tax system, which cannot wait until all the questions about Iraq’s form of government are worked out.

John McCaslin | April 23, 2003

Hoping to bank on the successful campaign style of Hillary Rodham Clinton, two of the leading 2004 Democratic presidential contenders have hired two of the nation's top media consultants for their campaigns.

Kathleen Parker | April 23, 2003

Future public-relations students someday will study what may become known as "The Mavra Stark Mistake." Not since Goliath smirked at David has a battle's likely outcome been so miscalculated.

Armstrong Williams | April 23, 2003

The emphasis now shifts toward post-war political goals. And rightly so.

Larry Kudlow | April 23, 2003

Postwar economic commentary is, as usual, divided between the bulls and the bears. Many bears are quite bearish, predicting a double-dip recession.

Tue, Apr 22, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 22, 2003

Old-timers may remember a radio program about a crime-fighting hero called The Shadow, who had "the power to cloud men's minds, so that they cannot see him."

Mona Charen | April 22, 2003

You just knew that they'd find some reason to bewail U.S. conduct. The United States has just achieved one of the cleanest and most humane military triumphs in the history of warfare -- toppling a vicious dictator while simultaneously tending to the needs of the civilian population.

Cal Thomas | April 22, 2003

The arrest of Scott Peterson by Modesto, Calif., police on charges that he murdered his wife, Laci, and their "unborn child" presents some interesting legal questions beyond his guilt or innocence.

Dennis Prager | April 22, 2003

The first thing you have to do when hearing Hollywood stars make foolish comments is to avoid being surprised.

Matt Towery | April 22, 2003

War is over, which kicks off a new kind of combat: the race for the White House. Given President Bush's current popular success, frustrated Democrats are having to alter their attack strategy with an end around.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 22, 2003

Parents are laughing at the intolerance of the zero tolerance rules that have been instituted in so many public schools. Laughing, that is, unless it is their own sons who are victimized by policies that seem to lack common sense.

Frank Gaffney | April 22, 2003

President Bush recently nominated a distinguished scholar to serve on the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Ordinarily, such a step would not engender much notice, let alone controversy.

Rich Lowry | April 22, 2003

I knew George W. Bush was different from his dad almost from the first moment I saw him.

Bruce Bartlett | April 22, 2003

Dr. Robert Atkins died last week of complications from a fall on April 8. Famous for the high protein/low carbohydrate diet that he pioneered, overweight people the world over mourn his death.

Jack Kemp | April 22, 2003

As President Bush has said repeatedly, the natural resources of Iraq belong to the people of Iraq, and no authority to consume them or sell them can or need be granted by any outside entity.

Mon, Apr 21, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 21, 2003

Overcoming adversity is one of our great desires and one of our great sources of pride. But it is something that our anointed deep thinkers strive to eliminate from our lives, through everything from grade inflation to the welfare state.

Pat Buchanan | April 21, 2003

A president of Europe who can stand up to the President of the United States is the brainchild of Tony Blair. And Blair's eyes are on the prize, come 2006. But his dilemma is this: The price of his becoming president of Europe is surrender of his country's sovereignty.

Suzanne Fields | April 21, 2003

General Franks talks with pride of his soldiers and Marines whose duty at the front speaks eloquently in the words and images on the front pages and on the television screens.

Debra J. Saunders | April 21, 2003

Americans who worship the criminal justice systems of Our Betters in Europe should take a long look at the slap-on-the-wrist sentence passed on the Netherlands' first political assassin since World War II.

Diana West | April 21, 2003

The Iraqi proto-body voted to meet again in 10 days, and also voted on a string of high-minded resolutions.

Maggie Gallagher | April 21, 2003

In 1996, Jeanette DiLone, an aspiring actress, model and single mom, met Kenny Anderson, a pro basketball player, at a club on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Kenny was a married man.

William F. Buckley | April 21, 2003

The concern by the United Nations to have a hand in Iraq has high-minded aspects, if you look hard enough.

Larry Kudlow | April 21, 2003

The stock market rallied -- at least temporarily -- as it heard the president's firm commitment to not only protecting America from foreign terrorist dangers, but to fighting hard for a tax-cut package that will grow the economy, increase investment and create new jobs.

Robert Novak | April 21, 2003

Travelling through the Orient on his Easter recess, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist cannot be enjoying himself if he appreciates the intensity of two Republican critics back in Washington: freshman Sen. Lindsey Graham and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt.

George Will | April 21, 2003

Those free-spending fliers may never be back, now that low-priced carriers such as Southwest and JetBlue, and Internet ticket shopping, have made high-priced flying anathema to companies' comptrollers.

John Leo | April 21, 2003

"The Iraq war has brought a change," said a professor of international studies at People's University in Beijing.

Charles Krauthammer | April 21, 2003

All we need to get suffering Iraqis on the road to recovery is to lift the embargo and let them sell their oil. Not so fast, says Russia's foreign minister.