Sun, May 25, 2003

Debra J. Saunders | May 25, 2003

A new Gallup Poll suggests that the animal rights movement is gaining popularity: 25 percent of Americans polled agreed with the statement that "animals deserve the exact same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation," while 35 percent strongly or somewhat support a ban on medical research on laboratory animals.

Sat, May 24, 2003

David Limbaugh | May 24, 2003

Homosexual activists insist they don't want special rights; they just want to be left alone to do as they please. But at what point does the vindication of their rights become an encroachment on the rights of others? Two proposed California bills illuminate the issue.

William F. Buckley | May 24, 2003

Presidential calls get news treatment, and Tuesday’s got special notice because Bush called both Mahmoud Abbas, the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, and General Sharon, the prime minister of Israel.

Robert Novak | May 24, 2003

President Bush's speech to House Republicans Thursday morning congratulating them on the compromise tax cut bill was scheduled 48 hours earlier, when there was no sign of agreement on the measure.

Fri, May 23, 2003

Michelle Malkin | May 23, 2003

In issuing the first Memorial Day order on May 5, 1868, Civil War General John Logan called on the nation to decorate the graves of soldiers and sailors who died in defense of their country -- but also to remember their surviving families.

Brent Bozell | May 23, 2003

My colleague Brent Baker has a theory to which I subscribe: A political scandal has registered real traction in the public conversation only when it becomes a topic for the late night TV talk show hosts.

Mona Charen | May 23, 2003

The Jayson Blair scandal has most of the elements of the modern American classic. There's a celebrity angle, a race dimension, a drug and alcohol excuse, and hypocrisy in high places. The only missing element so far is sex.

Oliver North | May 23, 2003

The president's liberal critics are out in full force, turning up the heat, in yet another attempt to knock a few points off George W. Bush's consistently high approval ratings.

Debra J. Saunders | May 23, 2003

How many elections do California Republicans have to lose because the White House is afraid that certain candidates and issues will cost the GOP wins elsewhere in the country or in the future?

Jacob Sullum | May 23, 2003

Last Wednesday, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal threw out the $145 billion verdict that Kaye let stand when he presided over a class action lawsuit against five tobacco companies.

George Will | May 23, 2003

The Florida appeals court did not confine itself Wednesday to overturning the class-action $145 billion judgment against the tobacco industry. The court also roasted the plaintiffs' attorney.

Bruce Bartlett | May 23, 2003

We have just seen a good example of tasty sausage being made in the tax area. Although the process by which it was made was convoluted and painful, at the end of the day Congress will have enacted one of the best tax bills in history.

Thu, May 22, 2003

Ann Coulter | May 22, 2003

Actually I'm in Brooklyn right now, but I'm counting on my employer to follow the strict fact-checking methods in operation at the New York Times.

Larry Elder | May 22, 2003

Jayson Blair, the black now-disgraced, former up-and-coming reporter of The New York Times, personifies everything wrong with racial preferences. Under a program designed to increase minority (read: black) representation, Jayson Blair snared a job with the most prestigious paper in the country.

Cal Thomas | May 22, 2003

It's been almost three weeks since Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.V.), Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) protested the relatively small expense (estimated at about $1 million) associated with the landing by President Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln to greet returning American troops.

Suzanne Fields | May 22, 2003

Those latest suicide bombers in Israel no doubt expect to get an extra virgin or two in Islamist paradise. They not only killed Jews, but accomplished their murderous deed draped in white prayer shawls and skullcaps, impersonating orthodox Jews.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 22, 2003

So smokers and friends of freedom, breathe easier. An end to this dreadful persecution may be at hand. Nicole Kidman has joined our cause.

Rich Tucker | May 22, 2003

Batten down the hatches. It’s going to be another year of major storms on the East Coast. How can we be sure? Well, the experts say so.

Larry Kudlow | May 22, 2003

In a last-ditch attempt to stop broad-based tax cuts, Democrats are again circulating their tired argument that current and prospective budget deficits will drive up interest rates.

Chuck Colson | May 22, 2003

Between eleven to twenty million people in Ethiopia and neighboring Kenya face starvation. In addition, millions more, weakened by hunger, are threatened by diseases like tuberculosis, measles, malaria, and meningitis. As Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi told the BBC, "If [the 1984 famine] was a nightmare, then this will be too ghastly to contemplate."

Rich Lowry | May 22, 2003

The French bid to keep the Iraqi people under the thumb of Saddam Hussein collapsed in failure, but another equally misanthropic Gallic international project is still thriving:

Marvin Olasky | May 22, 2003

The performance of our soldiers in Iraq reassured those worried about the next generation of Americans, and so should the good news that emanated earlier this month from two giant ballrooms in the Opryland Hotel.

Alan Reynolds | May 22, 2003

The aftermath of the $1.4 billion shakedown of Wall Street brought a new batch of media-hungry politicians and regulators trying to upstage each other. Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee rushed into a ritualistic witch trial, rehashing old news to get free political publicity.

Robert Novak | May 22, 2003

Late Monday afternoon, leading Republicans of the House and Senate clenched their teeth as they took chauffeur-driven limousines down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

George Will | May 22, 2003

Geology suggests how mankind's existence is contingent on the geological consent of the planet. Although the planet is hospitable for the moment, it is indifferent--eventually it will be lethally indifferent--to its human passengers.

Armstrong Williams | May 22, 2003

In a recent interview with the New York Observer, an unrepentant Jayson Blair taunted his former employer the New York Times for not catching his journalistic frauds sooner while also slamming the venerable paper as racist.

Wed, May 21, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 21, 2003

A decade ago -- in May 1993 -- this column first mentioned unusually bright little children who are also unusually late in beginning to speak.

Michelle Malkin | May 21, 2003

What good is the $5 billion Transportation Security Administration if it can't keep armed impostors from breezily bypassing security checkpoints and boarding planes?

Walter E. Williams | May 21, 2003

How many times have we applauded those who "made a difference in the lives of others" and been admonished to do the same?

Brent Bozell | May 21, 2003

They say that journalism offers the first draft of history. If that's true, we're about to be subjected to a second draft on the Clinton presidency, and it's a draft suffused with all the same Clinton mythology we heard throughout the Decade of Deceit.

Jonah Goldberg | May 21, 2003

America's leading black journalists seem to be in denial about what affirmative action means.

David Limbaugh | May 21, 2003

Remember a while back when Bill Clinton advised Democratic presidential contenders to quit the intramural bickering and focus on their real opponent, President Bush?

Tony Blankley | May 21, 2003

This is going to be a curiously perverse column: a defense of the New York Times by the conservative editorial page editor of the Washington Times.

Terry Jeffrey | May 21, 2003

Mark Warner, Democratic governor of Virginia, committed a deed last week some federal judges might deem disgraceful, but conservatives should applaud.

Debra J. Saunders | May 21, 2003

The first thing you have to understand about proposed gun legislation in Washington is that it isn't necessarily proposed to get passed. Not when it can be used as voter bait during a presidential election.

Ben Shapiro | May 21, 2003

It is easy to blame America for the lack of Palestinian-Israeli peace. Critics from the left argue that America is biased in favor of Israel. Critics from the right argue that America has not allowed Israel to end the Palestinian terrorist regime on its borders.

Linda Chavez | May 21, 2003

With the presidential election barely 18 months away, the Democrats are hoping a weak economy will give them a chance to win back the White House.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 21, 2003

Researchers at the Heritage Foundation studied data from the first year of the survey and today is releasing an explosive report that shows how marriage vows taken today can immediately lift hundreds of thousand of children out of poverty.

Kathleen Parker | May 21, 2003

Jayson Blair has opened the proverbial can o' worms. The now-infamous black fabulist, who resigned from The New York Times after being exposed as a near-sociopathic liar and plagiarist, effectively has eviscerated the Times' pro-diversity policy and invited gawkers to poke at the innards of affirmative action.

Joel Mowbray | May 21, 2003

Speaking to a group of Palestinians and left-wing Israelis in Israel recently, a high-ranking State Department official took the time to disparage the “conservative” and “Christian” supporters of President Bush, his ultimate superior.

John McCaslin | May 21, 2003

The "Iraqi Most Wanted" playing cards have met their match - President Bush, the newest ace of spades.

Armstrong Williams | May 21, 2003

According to a recent report by The Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to eliminating fiscal waste and mismanagement in the federal government, fiscal 2003 was rife with increases in "pork spending," or projects that use taxpayer dollars to benefit special interests.

Tue, May 20, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 20, 2003

The term "useful idiots" has been attributed to Lenin, as a description of those mindless people in the Western democracies who would always find ways to excuse whatever the Soviet Union did. Columnist Mona Charen's new book "Useful Idiots" shows that such people are still with us.

Mona Charen | May 20, 2003

The land to which Jews began to return in large numbers during the final two decades of the 19th century -- the land they transformed from desert to orange groves, cities and kibbutzim -- was largely empty, not the thriving "nation of Palestine," as the current myth has it.

Cal Thomas | May 20, 2003

Government officials warn that America remains in danger from Al Qaeda and other terrorist operatives who wish to destroy us. This is not a one-front war, because we also face dangers from within our democratic institutions.

Dennis Prager | May 20, 2003

With great enthusiasm, USA Today featured a front-page article in its "Life Section" on the allegedly booming industry of "bachelorette" parties. Mirroring bachelor parties, these parties feature male hunks stripping and performing lap dances on the bride-to-be and some of her friends.

Matt Towery | May 20, 2003

In our latest national survey, we asked 1,000 adults if they believe Greenspan should be renominated again as Fed chairman.

Bill Murchison | May 20, 2003

The American medical system may be the world's best, but don't let that get you down. Our trial lawyers have the answer. They plan on suing the blankety-blank out of the pharmaceutical companies, relieving them of billions of dollars and forcing them, if all goes well, to concentrate on flavored aspirins and fingernail clippers.

Bruce Bartlett | May 20, 2003

With President Bush insisting on ending dividend taxation, Sen. Grassley gave the president what he asked for but only for three years. Just to get that, he had to add a $20 billion bailout for the states to buy the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, and raise taxes by $72 billion.

Armstrong Williams | May 20, 2003

The scene at the West Bank and Gaza is all too familiar - cars smashed, burning rubble, mourners dragging themselves across the sand in grim funeral processions and kids chanting, "I want to be a martyr."

Mon, May 19, 2003

Suzanne Fields | May 19, 2003

Not so long ago, the New York editors and publishers of books regarded the "conservative woman" as an oxymoron. They shared the sensibility of radical feminists who once called Kay Bailey Hutchinson, the Republican senator from Texas, "a female impersonator."

Diana West | May 19, 2003

Accuracy and diversity have been in the news a lot lately following revelations that top editors at The New York Times ignored increasingly emphatic warnings about the veracity of national reporter Jayson Blair.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 19, 2003

Why is President Bush continuing policies that were initiated by President Clinton? The voters elected Bush to change obnoxious Clinton policies, and the voters don't understand why Bush is keeping the following seven in force.

Frank Gaffney | May 19, 2003

With the grace and speed of a child’s toy top, Saudi Arabia’s top public relations “spinner,” Adel al-Jubeir, has been whirling across the airwaves and newsprint of the American media ever since the Kingdom experienced last week’s wave of murderous, terrorist bombings.

Rich Lowry | May 19, 2003

Only in Washington would it be considered imperative to extend legislation precisely because it's been so ineffectual.

Bruce Bartlett | May 19, 2003

Rather than attempting to narrow differences with the House in the Senate, the White House insisted on making them as sharp as possible.

Jack Kemp | May 19, 2003

As the Democratic presidential candidates begin to roll out their "big ideas" for the 2004 campaign, it is not too early for the Republicans and the White House to begin thinking about what initiatives they will seek a mandate for in a second term.

Robert Novak | May 19, 2003

As all good leaders should be, George W. Bush is a positive thinker. So, in private conversation, he exults about how well things have been going in occupied Iraq.

Sun, May 18, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 18, 2003

The scandal of disgraced reporter Jayson Blair should have been a lesson to those who run the New York Times. But it is obvious from an account of a staff meeting at the Times in its aftermath that it is going to take more than one lesson to get through to the top brass -- if it ever does.

Debra J. Saunders | May 18, 2003

It's no mystery why teachers unions and school boards oppose standardized achievement tests and exit exams. When they're falling short, they're not eager to announce it.

George Will | May 18, 2003

John Edwards, North Carolina's freshman Democratic senator and peripatetic presidential candidate, has a problem. It is North Carolina.

John Leo | May 18, 2003

A stuffed moose made an appearance last week at the big New York Times staff meeting (held in a Broadway movie theater) to deal with the uproar over the fraudulent reporting of Jayson Blair, the young black Times reporter who has resigned.