Sat, May 10, 2003

David Limbaugh | May 10, 2003

It's been a good month for moral relativism. We've had the YWCA's anointing of Patricia Ireland, the Connecticut Supreme Court's ruling that the fetus is another body part, the Rick Santorum controversy, and the Bill Bennett revelation.

Rich Tucker | May 10, 2003

This month, tens of thousands of students will graduate from America’s leading colleges and universities. But in fact, they may also be on the edge of a bubble that’s about to explode. Because their expensive degrees may be meaningless.

Chuck Colson | May 10, 2003

It's not just about SARS. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, "Americans believe danger lurks everywhere."

Robert Novak | May 10, 2003

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is pressuring Gen. Tommy Franks, weary from his efforts commanding the Iraq war, to change his mind and agree to become the Army's next chief of staff.

Fri, May 09, 2003

Michelle Malkin | May 09, 2003

To prepare our toddler daughter for the arrival of a new sibling in the fall, my well-intentioned husband recently bought her a pregnant "Midge" doll.

Jonah Goldberg | May 09, 2003

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., has spent so much taxpayer money on personal porcine priorities he could not possibly complain about the costs.

Mona Charen | May 09, 2003

I was delighted in particular to see Jonathan Foreman's piece titled "Bad Reporting from Baghdad" because the narrative most American journalists have brought us in the month since Saddam's fall has been almost comically mournful, considering the circumstances.

Oliver North | May 09, 2003

Byrd, who in his salad days spent more time in white sheets than in camouflage uniforms, just doesn't get it.

Debra J. Saunders | May 09, 2003

The self-appointed hypocrisy police made a big bust last week, when the Washington Monthly and Newsweek both reported that Bill Bennett, former U. S. secretary of education, drug czar and author of "The Book of Virtues," has been a big-stakes gambler at U.S. casinos.

John McCaslin | May 09, 2003

The State Department isn't recommending Americans flock to Iraq anytime soon, but if all goes well along the democratic path to Baghdad, it might not be too many years from now that tourism in the embattled nation begins to flourish.

Rich Lowry | May 09, 2003

When is rape a joke? When it takes place behind bars, and it is men brutalizing other men.

Charles Krauthammer | May 09, 2003

Last June 24, President Bush announced a radical departure in American Middle East policy. He expressed strong support for Palestinian statehood but only under a new reformed Palestinian leadership that did not include Yasser Arafat.

Bruce Bartlett | May 09, 2003

Back in January, I wrote that the departure of Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Glenn Hubbard from the White House reduced the chances of getting a good tax bill this year. Unfortunately, my prediction is coming true.

Thu, May 08, 2003

Ann Coulter | May 08, 2003

Sen. John F. Kerry has been citing his valorous Vietnam record more often than Gen. George Patton cursed. It's a good theme for him. With Bush rounding up al-Qaida and clearing out the terrorist swamps, the greatest danger now facing the nation is that liberals could somehow return to the White House.

Thomas Sowell | May 08, 2003

Those of us who are getting on in years can remember a time when most people had no health insurance, when we simply paid the doctors or the pharmacies and went on our way, without giving it a second thought.

Larry Elder | May 08, 2003

The president based the war on Iraq on the presence (in that country) of weapons of mass destruction, principally chemical and biological weapons, despite U.N. resolutions mandating their declaration and destruction.

Cal Thomas | May 08, 2003

Twenty years ago, a report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education warned of a "rising tide of mediocrity" in American schools.

Suzanne Fields | May 08, 2003

The Culture Wars have entered a new phase and the Feds have the big guns. They've put the politically correct educationists on the run, overwhelming them with intellectual firepower, campaigning to restore the teaching of civics and American history to the nation's schools.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 08, 2003

The left has been wrong for so long that no knowledgeable observer even expects its pontificators to be right.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 08, 2003

The family station wagon headed home for what was probably the umpteenth time that day for a car belonging to the mother of five children. Mom and I were alone, and for some long-forgotten reason, I was upset.

Ross Mackenzie | May 08, 2003

President Bush has declared major combat over in Iraq, as Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has declared it over in Afghanistan. But elsewhere, big things are happening....

Marvin Olasky | May 08, 2003

How can conservatives win support in liberal cities like Austin, Texas? How should we respond when the city council protects species of salamanders and cave spiders but not human life generally (Austin has city-funded abortions) or the economic liberty of residents?

George Will | May 08, 2003

A special three-judge panel has produced four opinions totaling 1,600 pages attempting to decipher the McCain-Feingold campaign regulation law and decide if it is compatible with this inconvenience from the Constitution: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech."

Larry Kudlow | May 08, 2003

Inflation causes prices to rise because the Federal Reserve creates more money than the economy needs. Conversely deflation results in falling prices because the central bank creates a shortage of money.

Alan Reynolds | May 08, 2003

We now see the outlines of what Congress is likely to do about taxes this year, thanks to a surprisingly bold and innovative compromise wrought by Bill Thomas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Armstrong Williams | May 08, 2003

Since 9/11, race in America has become less of an issue. Many Americans have come to realize that our enemies hate all Americans.

Robert Novak | May 08, 2003

A focused moment in last Saturday night's discursive debate in Columbia, S.C., by nine Democratic presidential hopefuls came when Sen. John Edwards, his once high hopes fading fast, took dead aim at the proposal that has generated momentum for Rep. Richard Gephardt's candidacy.

Wed, May 07, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 07, 2003

Whenever I hear about how many Americans do not have health insurance, my usual response is to wish that I were one of them.

Michelle Malkin | May 07, 2003

Eleanor Holmes Norton is stark raving mad. The congressional delegate from the District of Columbia accused her fellow Democrat, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, of "selling out" last week because he supports a Bush administration-backed school choice proposal that would free thousands of poor black students from rotten public schools.

Walter E. Williams | May 07, 2003

My recent column "From Whence Comes Income" sparked considerable favorable reader response, not to mention thoughtful reader correction of my grammar error in the title: "From Whence" is redundant.

Brent Bozell | May 07, 2003

George Stephanopoulos and Mark Halperin are soulmates. In 1992, according to Tom Rosenstiel's inside-ABC book "Strange Bedfellows," it was ABC producer Halperin who helpfully handed Stephanopoulos a copy of Bill Clinton's old thanks-for-saving-me-from-the-draft letter.

Jonah Goldberg | May 07, 2003

Not long ago, liberals claimed that privacy was sacrosanct. Liberals like Newsweek's Jonathan Alter and magazines such as the hyper-earnest Washington Monthly believed that we should judge a man by his private acts alone.

David Limbaugh | May 07, 2003

The Left's infatuation with Communist dictatorships dies hard. Why else would intellectuals and Hollywood's finest still be supporting Cuba's brutal tyrant, Fidel Castro?

Tony Blankley | May 07, 2003

Pundits cannot resist the easy device of comparing President Bush's re-election chances to that of his father's in 1992, although they are different men in different times.

Ben Shapiro | May 07, 2003

With the Democratic presidential candidates battling it out for a chance to be creamed by George W. Bush, reading the newspapers these daysfeels very much like 1972.

Terry Jeffrey | May 07, 2003

When Saddam Hussein sidekick Tariq Aziz was captured recently, a casual reader scanning the coverage could be forgiven for mistaking the English word "urbane" for the title of Aziz's Iraqi government job.

Debra J. Saunders | May 07, 2003

PETA has dubbed May its "KFC Month of Action," with the catchy slogan "Kentucky Fried Cruelty -- We Do Chickens Wrong."

Linda Chavez | May 07, 2003

William Bennett has done a world of good in his career, preaching the importance of traditional morality in our increasingly "anything-goes" culture.

Maggie Gallagher | May 07, 2003

So is Bill Bennett a hypocrite? Reports from Newsweek that the former education secretary is a big-stakes gambler prompted an immediate reaction -- glee from the international media and concern from many in the Religious Right.

Bill Murchison | May 07, 2003

Say what? You didn’t know the Democratic presidential candidates debated on TV Saturday night in Columbia, S.C.? Neither, apparently, did most Americans.

John McCaslin | May 07, 2003

Before a certain Democrat gets the idea, President George W. Bush had better copyright the 2004 campaign slogan, "It's the axis of evil, stupid."

William F. Buckley | May 07, 2003

The question before the house (in Vienna) was what we hoped was achieved by the war, apart from the obvious gain to the people of Iraq.

Tue, May 06, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 06, 2003

Insurance companies, like every other kind of institution, have to earn money in order to keep functioning. So does every individual who was not born rich. But some people react to the word "profit" with automatic responses, like Pavlov's dog.

Mona Charen | May 06, 2003

The anti-virtuecrats are giddy today. News that Bill Bennett, author of "The Book of Virtues" and other cultural landmarks, has a vice has gladdened the malicious hearts of those who think condemning sin is much more grievous than practicing it.

Cal Thomas | May 06, 2003

If I were a betting man, I would wager the demons in hell are rejoicing over the news that William Bennett has been outed as a gambler.

Dennis Prager | May 06, 2003

It is of utmost importance to understand the roots of the latest project of the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), "The Holocaust on your plate," a campaign that morally equates killing chickens with the Holocaust.

Matt Towery | May 06, 2003

To gain the honor of potentially getting smashed by George W. Bush in the November 2004 presidential election, some of the Democratic challengers may have to implement some unique strategic moves to earn their party's nomination.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 06, 2003

Congressional Republicans will soon have a chance to prove whether they do the bidding of corporate contributors or side with hardworking voters.

Frank Gaffney | May 06, 2003

Newt Gingrich recently precipitated a firestorm of controversy when he pointed out that the Department of State was working to sabotage President Bush’s security policies.

Jack Kemp | May 06, 2003

Speaking eloquently and very thoughtfully from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln last week, with the magnificent backdrop of our marvelous young men and women of the Navy, President Bush announced the end of major hostilities in Iraq.

George Will | May 06, 2003

Saturday night's tossed salad of nine Democratic presidential candidates and their 60-second thoughts on war, peace and other things might have occurred in a state that a Democratic presidential candidate has a prayer of winning.

Bruce Bartlett | May 06, 2003

The White House should get behind the Thomas plan and start figuring out how to get as much of it as possible through the Senate.

Rich Lowry | May 06, 2003

The candidacy of Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the first Jew to run for president, is testing the limits of American tolerance in an unexpected way.

Mon, May 05, 2003

Suzanne Fields | May 05, 2003

Fidel Castro is a very busy man. Over the past few weeks, he has imprisoned more than 75 dissidents, journalists and librarians, some to terms of 27 years.

Debra J. Saunders | May 05, 2003

The drive to President Bush's speech Friday at United Defense Industries' Santa Clara plant went faster than it would have four years ago.

Diana West | May 05, 2003

Flash: This just in from Harvard. The Committee on College Life has renewed its official recognition of the Harvard Radcliffe Christian Fellowship. Big deal? You bet.

Maggie Gallagher | May 05, 2003

A textbook case of how NOT to do so played out in Washington last week, when Rick Santorum was publicly accused of bigotry for arguing that Texas sodomy laws are not unconstitutional.

Robert Novak | May 05, 2003

Just as President Bush's tax cut seemed to be going down for good, a well-disguised rescuer appeared. It was Rep. Bill Thomas of Bakersfield, Calif., the imperious chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

William F. Buckley | May 05, 2003

The speech on Thursday by President Bush was admirably staged. He chose for it the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.

John Leo | May 05, 2003

If you are worried about the state of free speech in America, consider the case of longtime protester Brett Bursey. Last October, Bursey, carrying an anti-war sign, was arrested at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina during a visit by President Bush.

Larry Kudlow | May 05, 2003

Alan Greenspan went to Capitol Hill this week to sell the idea that a "noticeably better" economy is just around the corner. Problem is, the Federal Reserve chairman has been saying this for three years. Will this be the year he's on the money? No one can be sure.

George Will | May 05, 2003

The obsessing of many Americans about race is not only undiminished by decades of improvements in race relations, it seems inversely related to improvements. The better things become, the more vehemently some people, white and black, insist that progress is, if not chimerical, certainly minimal and fragile.