Sat, May 03, 2003

Jonah Goldberg | May 03, 2003

So when I say that the last thing Iraq needs is democracy, I don't mean it shouldn't have it, I mean elections should be the last on a long list of priorities for Iraq. Without law, order and civil society, democracy is mobocracy.

David Limbaugh | May 03, 2003

Call me paranoid, but I smell a growing move afoot among the declining liberal media oligopoly to push for government intervention to rescue them from their waning influence.

Rich Tucker | May 03, 2003

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has certainly found his voice. A Princeton economics professor by day, his twice-weekly column in the “newspaper of record” has made him the patron saint of those who despise President Bush.

Robert Novak | May 03, 2003

The early calculation in Democratic circles is for a net loss of four additional Senate seats, extending the present 51-49 Republican majority to 55-45.

Fri, May 02, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 02, 2003

Those for whom indignation is a way of life often inform us of the fact that families or households in the top 10 or 20 percent in income make far more money than people in the bottom 10 or 20 percent in income.

Michelle Malkin | May 02, 2003

Peter Jennings and the New York Times couldn't get enough of the looting stories out of Iraq. But they couldn't care less about a massive, systematic looting scheme here at home that is robbing America's schoolchildren and rank-and-file teachers blind.

Brent Bozell | May 02, 2003

Is there no frontier in entertainment that's safe from the invasion of mindless reality TV? It's not enough that this stupid genre is trying to dominate prime time.

Mona Charen | May 02, 2003

The quartet: It conjures up images of strings and harmonies. But the quartet that has undertaken to seek peace between Israel and the Palestinians is something a little different.

Oliver North | May 02, 2003

It's good to be home. After covering Operation Iraqi Freedom for more than two months for Fox News Channel, Radio America and this column, I've now had the opportunity to reflect on what my colleagues and I saw and how it was reported, and see some of the effects of that reporting back here at home.

Debra J. Saunders | May 02, 2003

When Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean was governor of Vermont in 2000, he signed a landmark bill legalizing civil unions for gay couples. For that, he's now the darling of San Francisco politicos.

Bruce Bartlett | May 02, 2003

The Bush administration is rapidly losing control of the tax legislative process. Its unwillingness to acknowledge that its plan needed to be totally rethought once a $350 billion revenue loss cap was imposed in the Senate has created an anarchic situation in Congress. There is now a danger that Congress may pass a bill that is worse than doing nothing.

Rich Lowry | May 02, 2003

For the Dixie Chicks, life just isn't fair.

Chuck Colson | May 02, 2003

The president fervently believes that the faith-based community offers something that is indispensable-—that is, the power of the Gospel to change destructive behavior. It's the only way we are going to stop the carnage: 40,000 Africans a week dying from AIDS.

Charles Krauthammer | May 02, 2003

A week into the war, we were told Iraq was Vietnam. Now after the war, they're telling us that Iraq is Iran--that Iraq's Shiite majority will turn it into another intolerant Islamic republic.

Thu, May 01, 2003

Ann Coulter | May 01, 2003

Though many had anticipated a cakewalk for the media in undermining the war on terrorism, instead liberals are caught in a quagmire of good news about the war.

Thomas Sowell | May 01, 2003

Two unrelated events last week provide some clues as to why our education system is failing.

Walter E. Williams | May 01, 2003

Imagine that you and I are in a rowboat. I commit the stupid act of shooting a hole in my end of the boat. Would it be intelligent for you to respond by shooting a hole in your end of the boat?

Larry Elder | May 01, 2003

Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations recently protested the Augusta National Golf Club's failure, so far, to admit any females.

Suzanne Fields | May 01, 2003

Politics is all about polarities. Republican vs. Democrat, conservative vs. liberal, right vs. left, hard thinking vs. soft thinking. The labels are pervasive, but the ground frequently shifts, requiring a new prefix to freshen up the label.

Robert Novak | May 01, 2003

Don Rumsfeld called Secretary of the Army Thomas White into his office last Friday afternoon for something the defense secretary had wanted to do for months. He fired White.

Alan Reynolds | May 01, 2003

In the '70s, the late Arthur Okun devised the "misery index" -- simply adding together the inflation rate and the unemployment rate. It still remains a handy device for summarizing the overall economic discomfort of American citizens.

George Will | May 01, 2003

Among the radiating effects of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which opened here along the Mall 10 years ago, is the story of how Harry re-met Hanne. The friendship of Harry Ettlinger, now 77, and Hanne Hirsch, now 78, was interrupted for 64 years by war and genocide.

Larry Kudlow | May 01, 2003

A number of lawmakers might be working to shrink the size of the president's big-bang tax-cut package. But much of the action behind the scenes indicates that the Bush plan is still standing tall.

Ross Mackenzie | May 01, 2003

OK, kids. Let's all sit down for a status report on the American press...

Marvin Olasky | May 01, 2003

Prayer came to public schools in Texas on April 30. Third-graders who did not pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in March had to retake the test that day, and many were probably asking God for guidance about which answer to mark.

Wed, Apr 30, 2003

Michelle Malkin | April 30, 2003

The civil liberties Chicken Littles are after John Ashcroft again. This week, some of the nation's top editorial writers accused the attorney general of "overkill" (Washington Post), "overreaction" (Chicago Tribune), and "throw(ing) away the key" (Rocky Mountain, Colo., News).

Brent Bozell | April 30, 2003

AP spent a week promoting this fraction of Santorum's interview: "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, 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."

Jonah Goldberg | April 30, 2003

Someone once said that everything that came out of Richard Nixon's mouth was a lie, including the "ands" and "buts." Leave it to Hollywood to do Tricky Dick one better.

David Limbaugh | April 30, 2003

The New York Times in yet another editorial rant against a Bush federal judge nominee shows why we cannot entrust the Constitution to liberals. They view it not as an institutional safeguard to our liberties, but as an instrument to advance their political agenda.

Tony Blankley | April 30, 2003

Having finished hazardous duty as an armchair military strategist (at least until our troops in the Middle East get a little R&R and get resupplied), I am ready to switch to another well-upholstered station and offer up some thoughts as an armchair diplomatic strategist.

Cal Thomas | April 30, 2003

I have waited to see what my media colleagues and the politicians - from pagan to religious - think about Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-Pa.) remarks to a reporter about homosexuality before offering my own.

Ben Shapiro | April 30, 2003

Hillary must not remember Jimmy Carter's wonderful economic tenure during the late 1970s. She must also have forgotten that Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency watched the Great Depression remain Great for eight years. 

Terry Jeffrey | April 30, 2003

Because it detected an increase in third country nationals, including Pakistanis and Palestinians, attempting to sneak into the United States from Haiti, and because it feared that lax immigration enforcement would lead to a new boatlift from that country, the State Department recently urged the White House to adopt a policy of detaining illegal aliens arriving by boat from Haiti until they could be deported or granted asylum.

Debra J. Saunders | April 30, 2003

There is some good news in talk-show host Jerry Springer's possible run for the U.S. Senate in Ohio. Springer is a Democrat.

Linda Chavez | April 30, 2003

As tragic as the death of a father is in a young child's life, it simply can't compare to the loss of a mother.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 30, 2003

It was President Ronald Reagan who said, " If we forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under."

Jack Kemp | April 30, 2003

After I went on TV last week answering former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's attack on Secretary of State Colin Powell and the State Department, some folks accused me of piling on my old friend, Newt. I humbly disagree.

John McCaslin | April 30, 2003

The unique playing cards featuring Iraq's 55 "most wanted" former leaders have become a hot collector's item from here to Baghdad.

Kathleen Parker | April 30, 2003

And they're off! As the race officially began Monday for artists to register and submit designs for the World Trade Center Memorial, a fiery fax campaign was under way to protest guidelines that prohibit designs from distinguishing between heroes and victims.

Armstrong Williams | April 30, 2003

Gay activist groups and Democrats are ripping high-ranking Republican Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) to shreds for expressing his distaste for "homosexual acts" during a recent AP interview.

Tue, Apr 29, 2003

Mona Charen | April 29, 2003

Gather round, children, and listen to a story about the kinds of news that used to preoccupy Americans before war in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, terrorism, a nearly stolen election and Monica Lewinsky.

Cal Thomas | April 29, 2003

President Bush may declare as early as this week an end to the Iraq war, but he appears ready to press ahead with the "road map" to establish a Palestinian state that can only jeopardize the continued existence of Israel.

Dennis Prager | April 29, 2003

Parents must love their children, including the child who is homosexual. At the same time, a homosexual child must understand a loving parent's sadness over his or her inability to sexually love a person of the opposite sex.

Matt Towery | April 29, 2003

So this week, I'm taking a moment to respond to a sample of reader reactions. Please take my responses with a dose of good humor, as I do all of your letters, no matter how serious.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 29, 2003

The face of war is never pretty, but the war in Iraq has given us images never seen before. It has shown us pictures of mothers being sent into battle against one of the cruelest regimes in the world.

Rich Tucker | April 29, 2003

It’s acceptable to be wrong -- as long as you become famous in the process.

Frank Gaffney | April 29, 2003

." The reaction to Newt Gingrich's recent, scathing critique of the State Department's conduct of diplomacy in recent months, however, seems closer to the gruesome punishment of "drawing and quartering" -- in which the victim's arms and legs were chained to, and then pulled apart by, four horses.

Bill Murchison | April 29, 2003

You have to hand it to the teachers unions -- not one of which, probably, the average American could call by name. (Hint: Start with the National Education Association and work down.)

Bruce Bartlett | April 29, 2003

President Bush’s plan to eliminate the double taxation of corporate profits, by exempting dividends from taxation, appears to be on life support. Even before his tax package was reduced from $726 billion to $550 billion in the House and $350 billion in the Senate, the proposal was in trouble.

Rich Lowry | April 29, 2003

For animal-rights activists, the massive press coverage of severe acute respiratory syndrome has missed the really important item -- a few monkeys were deliberately killed during research into the virus.

Ross Mackenzie | April 29, 2003

As the United States seeks to turn on the lights, secure the place and move Iraqis toward democracy, the critics - ever the critics - are out there carping that liberal democracy won't work.

Mon, Apr 28, 2003

Oliver North | April 28, 2003

Republican Guardsmen who have not yet been killed or captured can find the weapons depots and cause trouble with the millions of rounds of ammunition that Saddam stockpiled.

Pat Buchanan | April 28, 2003

Thus did Sen. Rick Santorum express his opinion that the U.S. Supreme Court should not overturn the Texas anti-sodomy laws, under which homosexual activity is still criminal misconduct.

Suzanne Fields | April 28, 2003

"A pessimist," a wise man said, "is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities. An optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."

Debra J. Saunders | April 28, 2003

Alan Brady of Santa Cruz carried a flag emblazoned with a snake that read, "Don't tread on me." He was part of a double-digit size crowd that turned out to support a lawsuit filed by the Santa Cruz Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) against the federal government.

Diana West | April 28, 2003

George Bush the father always said he wanted to be known as the "Education President." George Bush the son has an education plan that, if it ever comes off, would make him the "Education Wizard."

William F. Buckley | April 28, 2003

The fiasco at American Airlines illuminates a great tangle. The airline industry is not wholly subject even to sophisticated ministrations of the free market.

John Leo | April 28, 2003

The hullaballoo over Sen. Rick Santorum is another one of those flaps that deeply upset people in newsrooms and faculty lounges, but that don't seem very controversial out in the real world.

Robert Novak | April 28, 2003

Treasury Secretary John Snow telephoned me from Quito, Ecuador, last Thursday to tell me a Wall Street Journal report three days earlier was "an utter distortion of what we're doing." That was not news.

Kathleen Parker | April 28, 2003

Among the products of war are a few misconceptions, one of which is the widespread belief that the media are The Media -a monolithic creature of one mind and singular purpose.

George Will | April 28, 2003

Last year three African Americans running statewide for offices in the same state were all elected, something that had never happened before in any state, even during Reconstruction.

Larry Kudlow | April 28, 2003

"I think Alan Greenspan should get another term," said President George W. Bush in a meeting with financial journalists this week.