Sun, Jun 01, 2003

Thomas Sowell | June 01, 2003

The idea of a slave memorial on the Washington Mall is so appalling that it is hard to understand how it has as much support as it does.

Jonah Goldberg | June 01, 2003

I recently wrote a column in which I voiced my conclusion that gays have largely won the culture war and that conservatives should come to grips with that fact by making some painful compromises, including some form of civil unions in order to draw a protective line around traditional marriage.

Rich Tucker | June 01, 2003

Our country was supposed to be based on a simple principle: Majority rules. That idea has worked well for more that 200 years, but occasionally comes under fire, as it is today.

Ross Mackenzie | June 01, 2003

Very brief comments, direct or implied, on news items astounding, discomforting, reassuring or bizarre.

Sat, May 31, 2003

David Limbaugh | May 31, 2003

It's hardly surprising that Democratic presidential candidates have been ratcheting up their attacks against President Bush's homeland security efforts.

Debra J. Saunders | May 31, 2003

This much is clear: Among the casualties of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, you won't find the Spirit of Greed.

Jacob Sullum | May 31, 2003

"I have a new e-mail address," my 10-year-old daughter wrote in a recent message to friends and relatives. "My mom changed it from my old one because I was getting weird and disgusting messages from college girls who wanted a date with me! Gross!"

Robert Novak | May 31, 2003

Each of the two leading Republicans in Congress -- House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist -- is prepared to take personal control of the looming battle over Medicare and prescription drug benefits.

Fri, May 30, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 30, 2003

Old-time civil rights activist Bayard Rustin once said that blacks should issue a blanket amnesty to whites -- just so that guilty whites would not keep on doing counterproductive things in order to make up for the past.

Michelle Malkin | May 30, 2003

They milked the compassion of their communities. They won sympathy from the media and politicians. And now it appears they were all hate crime hucksters who cried "racism" to cash in on the terrorist attacks.

Brent Bozell | May 30, 2003

For decades, young Senate aides have elbowed one another in the ribs, prepared to giggle when Sen. Robert Byrd came to the floor to speak.

Jonah Goldberg | May 30, 2003

When liberals wear ties and jackets, it's not news. But for some reason, when conservatives put on baggy jeans, it's a huge story.

Mona Charen | May 30, 2003

He was the moving force behind Live Aid and the "We Are the World" recording that raised money for famine relief in Ethiopia. But in typical "Useful Idiot" fashion, he just assumed that famine in Africa must somehow be the fault of the West, and particularly of the United States.

Oliver North | May 30, 2003

I've got the best job in broadcasting. My "day job" is to host "War Stories" for Fox News Channel. My "additional duty" is to cover young Americans in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. In short, I get to hang around with heroes.

Bruce Bartlett | May 30, 2003

In the early hours of May 23, the House and Senate both approved H.R. 2, a bill that reduces tax rates on wages, dividends and capital gains, among other things. The following day, before the legislation had even been signed into law, The New York Times pronounced it a failure.

Rich Lowry | May 30, 2003

"Women are different from men -- they are women." This should be the epithet of the Annika Sorenstam episode.

Charles Krauthammer | May 30, 2003

If what Abbas means by peace is that the terrorists just lay low for a while, then it is not a peace of the brave but a peace of the knave.

Armstrong Williams | May 30, 2003

The Democratic Party is taking blacks for granted. Again.

John McCaslin | May 30, 2003

In addition to the wreath he laid at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day, President Bush has once again sent a wreath to the hallowed grounds of the Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery.

Larry Kudlow | May 30, 2003

The inside-the-Beltway media kept telling us that President Bush's tax bill was doomed to failure. But the Texan's determination to accelerate economic growth by lowering taxes across the board won over Congress.

George Will | May 30, 2003

Democrats had hoped to reprise 1992 in 2004 by convincing the country that Bush is so focused abroad, he is inattentive to the economy.

Thu, May 29, 2003

Ann Coulter | May 29, 2003

Inasmuch as June is around the corner and it's still winter, it is time to revisit the issue of "global warming." A sparrow does not a spring make, but in the Druid religion of environmentalism, every warm summer's breeze prompts apocalyptic demands for a ban on aerosol spray and paper bags. So where is global warming when we need it?

Brent Bozell | May 29, 2003

It's crunch time at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), whose chairman, Michael Powell, has set a June 2 deadline to make a decision on relaxing cross-ownership rules for TV and radio stations.

Larry Elder | May 29, 2003

Somehow, someway, Sorenstam pulled this off without NOW's Kim Gandy or the National Council of Women's Organizations' Burk. Say it ain't so.

Cal Thomas | May 29, 2003

If Americans need another reason to intensely dislike certain European governments that undermined American policy to liberate Iraq from the mass murderer Saddam Hussein, here is one.

Suzanne Fields | May 29, 2003

You could call it 'Testosterone Lite." Or maybe "the eunuch in the parlor" is the inevitable result of "the Myth of Masculinity," but you don't have to be a major in women's studies to notice that the Alpha Male has become the Beta Bum.

Bill Murchison | May 29, 2003

Ah, the "spam" level is rising, as is the country's indignation level.

Frank Gaffney | May 29, 2003

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made a fateful decision last week when he embraced the so-called "road map" developed by four entities with long histories of hostility to his country.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 29, 2003

Do you recall Jesse Jackson's grave appearances at the Clinton White House to counsel the Boy President on his sex scandal with Miss Monica Lewinsky?

Maggie Gallagher | May 29, 2003

When you marry, the state draws up an implicit contract for you. Nowadays in most states it includes an absolute right to divorce at any time for any reason.

Robert Novak | May 29, 2003

No sooner did Congress adjourn last Friday for its Memorial Day recess than the Pentagon declared victory for the Boeing Company over U.S. taxpayers.

George Will | May 29, 2003

The first issue appeared in December 1953. It bore no date because Hefner was not sure there would be a second.

William F. Buckley | May 29, 2003

The program initiated by sundry evangelical Christian ministers to accost Islam by teaching the tenets of the Christian faith to those who seek to bring that faith to Muslims is very good stuff, overdue.

Alan Reynolds | May 29, 2003

Everyone is talking about dollar devaluation and deflation, which is certainly an odd couple. If there was any reason to worry about the dollar going down (devaluation), it might be that a weaker dollar makes it easier for prices to go up.

Marvin Olasky | May 29, 2003

The hubbub last week about Annika Sorenstam playing in a PGA tournament led verbal combatants to choose up sides for or against female athletes competing with men.

Wed, May 28, 2003

Thomas Sowell | May 28, 2003

With the passing years, it becomes ever more painful for me to read the preambles of legislation. Time and time again, the wonderful and inspiring words in those preambles have turned out to have no relationship whatsoever to the actual consequences that followed.

Michelle Malkin | May 28, 2003

Do you believe that a "post-September 11 backlash" has resulted in a nationwide wave of violence and bigotry against Muslims in America? The hype artists and book-cookers at the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) want you to think so.

Walter E. Williams | May 28, 2003

Dr. Mike S. Adams, an associate professor of criminal justice at University of North Carolina's Wilmington campus, has given me an excellent idea for grading students, which appeared in his commentary.

Jonah Goldberg | May 28, 2003

It's entirely possible -- even probable -- that a hundred years from now, people will look on the America of today as being full of cowards and villains. But not for the reasons usually offered by those who already think America is an evil nation.

Tony Blankley | May 28, 2003

To the Democratic Party, I say, look in the mirror: Do you see Robert Taft, Wendell Wilkie or Ronald Reagan? The Democratic Party is at a crossroads.

Cal Thomas | May 28, 2003

In accepting for the first time a timetable for the creation of an independent Palestinian state, the Israeli cabinet may have sealed the fate of modern Israel.

Terry Jeffrey | May 28, 2003

An engagement that took place in Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23 may reveal whether the Republican Party is now ready to engage in serious cultural combat here on the home front.

Ben Shapiro | May 28, 2003

It must be depressing to go to a movie in Europe. To judge from last week's Cannes Film Festival, movies made for the European crowd are mind-numbingly nihilistic. This is the kind of material that would make Barney want to fling himself from a 12-story building onto a bed of nails.

Linda Chavez | May 28, 2003

In a matter of weeks, the Supreme Court will hand down its decision in the most important affirmative action cases in a generation, but it will do so based on incomplete and misleading information.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 28, 2003

My normally bubbly, expressive little girl was extremely quiet and still when I gently went over the basics of "where babies come from." Throughout my 20-minute gut-wrenching lesson she said but one word when I finished, "Yucky."

John McCaslin | May 28, 2003

About the only body in Washington that Democrats are in control of these days is the Democratic National Committee.

Kathleen Parker | May 28, 2003

President Bush's opponents, it seems, won't be satisfied until Geraldo is standing astride 5,000 drums of liquid anthrax in front of a nuclear silo. Wouldn't that be lovely?

Tue, May 27, 2003

Mona Charen | May 27, 2003

When it takes up the University of Michigan's racial preferences policy, the Supreme Court of the United States will be treading on the most sensitive ground in American life. If the justices are brave, they will pull the plug on racial quotas in education.

Dennis Prager | May 27, 2003

Thomas Huxley ("Darwin's bulldog") is said to have come up with the most famous defense of the atheist belief that life was created by chance, not God. In a debate at Oxford, he is reported to have stated that if enough monkeys randomly pressed typewriter keys for a long enough time, sooner or later Psalm 23 would emerge.

Pat Buchanan | May 27, 2003

There are other signs that America's patience with what it sees as anti-Americanism, from Hollywood and the Big Media, is running out.

Matt Towery | May 27, 2003

As summer approaches, there is good news and bad in our latest InsiderAdvantage poll. With terrorism in the back of our minds and a terrible economy in the front of it, only 17 percent of American adults say they plan to travel less this summer than in the past.

Armstrong Williams | May 27, 2003

Critics of President Bush are spewing vicious rumors that his proposed tax cut will result in a loss of medical benefits for thousands of veterans. The major implication: President Bush cares about our soldiers' right up until the point that they return from battle. Then they are discarded.

Ross Mackenzie | May 27, 2003

Quotes of wit, wisdom, information and idiocy on various topics - by others...

John Leo | May 27, 2003

From now on, anyone planning a college commencement will have to consider the Chris Hedges problem. Hedges is an anti-war activist and New York Times reporter who gave an unusually grating anti-war speech at the Rockford College commencement in Illinois.

Jack Kemp | May 27, 2003

While in Europe over the Memorial Day weekend, where we celebrated the liberation of Holland and the D-Day landing at Normandy, I noticed many newspaper headlines bemoaning the specter of deflation hanging over the European economy.

Rich Lowry | May 27, 2003

Robert Deutsch, an archeologist at Haifa University and a licensed antiquities dealer, shakes his head at all the coverage of the museum sacking.

Bruce Bartlett | May 27, 2003

I have to say, I have never bothered to correct a reporter’s misquotation of my words—even when it was grossly in error.

Joel Mowbray | May 27, 2003

In an article titled "Where do the neocons go from here?" Richard Dunham attempts to explain to a lay audience what a neocon is and where the "movement" is headed.

Mon, May 26, 2003

Diana West | May 26, 2003

It's a recurring question: How do movies influence behavior? Fashion designers expect movies to influence taste, otherwise they wouldn't be hanging "Matrix"-y trench coats on the racks this fall.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 26, 2003

How many undocumented immigrants will die before the Bush administration realizes that the most humane act it can take is to close our southern border and thus stop smugglers from taking the calculated risk that financial profits outweigh the costs of getting caught?

Robert Novak | May 26, 2003

An unpublicized Israel Bond dinner held at The Club in Birmingham, Ala., on May 5 conveyed good news for the expanding Republican majority and bad news for the endangered roadmap that supposedly leads to a Palestinian state.

Chuck Colson | May 26, 2003

Mauldin wrote about Willie and Joe saying: "Their nobility and dignity come from the way they live unselfishly and risk their lives to help each other. They wish ... they were someplace else, and they wish ... they would get relief... But they stay in their wet holes and fight, and then they climb out and crawl through minefields and fight some more."

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.