Sun, Jun 08, 2003

Pat Buchanan | June 08, 2003

In July, Bravo begins airing "Boy Meets Boy," a six-episode series starring a bachelor who chooses, from 15 male contestants, a lover with whom he wishes to share a vacation, paid for by Bravo.

Rich Tucker | June 08, 2003

Here in Washington, there’s a lobbying group for just about every cause you can think of. But not for those who are anti-peace. Why?

John Leo | June 08, 2003

Was the recent Dick Locher political cartoon in the Chicago Tribune anti-Semitic? Lots of people think so. George Bush is down on one knee spreading dollar bills to entice Ariel Sharon onto a bridge leading to peace.

George Will | June 08, 2003

David Gunn, 65 and a glutton for punishment, left retirement to run Amtrak. His office is in magnificently restored Union Station, a relic of something Gunn knows is gone forever--the era of glamorous railroading.

Sat, Jun 07, 2003

David Limbaugh | June 07, 2003

Kudos to Wisconsin public high school senior Rachel Honer for standing up for her convictions and the crucially important principle of religious freedom.

Robert Novak | June 07, 2003

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's Washington-area book-signing to launch publication of her memoir will not be held at one of the capital's tony book stores but at a Wal-Mart in the Virginia suburbs.

William F. Buckley | June 07, 2003

The peace-seekers need to challenge head-on recidivist acts of terrorism, and the way to do this is with dispatch and finality.

Fri, Jun 06, 2003

Michelle Malkin | June 06, 2003

Squawk, squawk, squawk. The nation's leading liberal editorial writers were in full wing-flapping mode over Attorney General John Ashcroft again this week.

Jonah Goldberg | June 06, 2003

News leaked that the DNC was going to lay off 10 workers in order to "retool" for the upcoming presidential election. The trouble came when it was revealed that every person on the layoff list was black.

Mona Charen | June 06, 2003

Ten years ago, Mahmoud Abbas accompanied Yasser Arafat to Washington, D.C., where he signed the Oslo Accords. The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus reported the atmosphere: "Out on the South Lawn, the mood was festive."

Oliver North | June 06, 2003

Ironically, peace seems possible in the Middle East -- the most volatile cauldron of animosity and violence in the world -- but elusive inside the Democrat Party, where unified opposition to the majority party would seem a natural.

Debra J. Saunders | June 06, 2003

Shame on U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer for sentencing medical-marijuana maven Ed Rosenthal to one day behind bars -- time already served -- followed by three years' probation.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 06, 2003

Frankly, when I heard that Hillary Rodham Clinton had signed a deal to write a book for $8 million, I doubted that she would write a word of it.

John McCaslin | June 06, 2003

We never thought we'd see the day that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be challenging Harry Potter. And the winner already is ...

Rich Lowry | June 06, 2003

A racketeering operation in Syracuse, N.Y., might have finally been busted. It's not exactly the Bada Bing club, but concerned citizens have seen fit to file suit under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Charles Krauthammer | June 06, 2003

President Bush held two Middle East summits this week. The first, with the Arab states, was an abject failure.

Chuck Colson | June 06, 2003

What happened between 1942 and 1997 to generate such a change? The answer shines a spotlight on how we may one day win the abortion debate.

Alan Reynolds | June 06, 2003

After spending a year trying to decide what Martha Stewart was guilty of, the Department of Justice finally concluded -- as U.S. Attorney James Coney proudly announced -- that "this criminal case is about lying."

Robert Novak | June 06, 2003

The Police Corps, a small federal program that actually works, faces strangulation by politicians and number crunchers.

Bruce Bartlett | June 06, 2003

On May 29, London's Financial Times reported some startling news about the U.S. national debt. Instead of being about $3.5 trillion, as commonly understood, it was actually $44 trillion.

Thu, Jun 05, 2003

Ann Coulter | June 05, 2003

Seething with rage and frustration at the success of the war in Iraq, liberals have started in with their female taunting about weapons of mass destruction.

Larry Elder | June 05, 2003

The Democratic National Committee, apparently concerned about cost overruns -- imagine that -- announced layoffs. Not just any layoffs, mind you, but reportedly layoffs of 10 black staffers, a number later revised to "less than 10."

Cal Thomas | June 05, 2003

The Democratic Party is on life support. There is inner conflict about the firing of a number of black staff members (not to mention ideological clashes), and a Hispanic group is complaining the party is ignoring its issues.

Suzanne Fields | June 05, 2003

Conservatives are winning the argument. Anybody who watches the Democratic candidates for president can see and hear the donkeys braying, usually at each other, and reacting, not acting.

Ben Shapiro | June 05, 2003

Dear President Bush, I want to begin by telling you how much I admire you.

Maggie Gallagher | June 05, 2003

Holy cow, Bruce, have you seen the new Jim Carrey flick? What do you get when a movie crosses a) respect and reverence in a cinematic portrayal of the God most Americans worship and b) fart jokes?

Rebecca Hagelin | June 05, 2003

Even those TV viewers who consider themselves big fans of the teen soaps – "Beverly Hills 90210," "Party of Five" and the now-defunct "Dawson's Creek" – must have realized that something about the way those shows depicted sex just didn't ring true.

Marvin Olasky | June 05, 2003

The sole sound in the hushed Asheville, N.C., courtroom on June 2 was Eric Rudolph's leg shackles dragging on the floor as he shuffled in.

William F. Buckley | June 05, 2003

The Bush administration has a grave problem in the matter of the weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Ross Mackenzie | June 05, 2003

If the dream of lasting peace between Arabs and Israelis is ever to be achieved, perhaps now is the time.

Wed, Jun 04, 2003

Thomas Sowell | June 04, 2003

As the Supreme Court of the United States wrestles with the issue of affirmative action as it exists in college admissions at the University of Michigan, the justices are taking on an issue that has been wrestled with in many contexts by courts in India for far longer than group preferences and quotas have existed in the United States.

Michelle Malkin | June 04, 2003

People who live in 10,000-square-foot oceanfront mansions shouldn't throw stones.

Walter E. Williams | June 04, 2003

Few Americans have heard of the National Slave Memorial Act (HR 196) that proposes to erect a National Slave Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Brent Bozell | June 04, 2003

Federal budgets are a policy geek's playground but a political reporter's nightmare. How can something so voluminous, so complex and amorphous, ever be summarized in a 90-second TV standup or an 800-word news story?

Jonah Goldberg | June 04, 2003

It's funny: I've been reading articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the major newsweeklies about how the FCC's decision to relax some media ownership rules - primarily the part allowing companies to own TV stations and newspapers in the same market - will hurt American journalism by making it "too corporate."

David Limbaugh | June 04, 2003

The United States did not have the burden of proving Saddam Hussein was still manufacturing and stockpiling weapons of mass destruction to justify attacking Iraq. There is no reason the ground rules should suddenly change now that the war is over.

Tony Blankley | June 04, 2003

Until about two weeks ago, our friends in the liberal media, the Democratic Party, the State Department and France had consistently accused our president of being a simpleton.

Terry Jeffrey | June 04, 2003

Democrats tempted to make a partisan issue out of the quality of U.S. intelligence prior to the Iraq War are setting themselves up for a question they don't want to answer: How many secret bio-weapons labs are too many?

Debra J. Saunders | June 04, 2003

"It was one of those under-the-radar bills that just slipped by," San Jose's Union School District Superintendent Phil Quon said of a measure Gov. Gray Davis signed before last year's election.

Linda Chavez | June 04, 2003

A far better solution would be for parents -- and other taxpayers -- to refuse to support schools that fail to teach. Funding for education has increased exponentially over the last 40 years, but the quality of education hasn't kept pace.

Bill Murchison | June 04, 2003

Amazing what you can get done when you don't take government with, shall we say, the fullest seriousness and intensity.

Joel Mowbray | June 04, 2003

Talking with a wide range of Israelis in the week immediately preceding Bush’s Middle East visit has proven revealing about the perceived prospects for peace.

Jack Kemp | June 04, 2003

In 1962, Kennedy led and Republicans begrudgingly followed. Today, Bush is leading and Democrats are reluctantly trailing in his wake. Democrats can ill afford to follow the example of class warfare and expect to lead the American family.

Chuck Colson | June 04, 2003

Parents and students attending this year’s commencement at Georgetown University, a Catholic school, would surely expect to hear a commencement address that took Catholic teaching seriously. And that’s what they got. But many in the crowd were offended, even outraged.

George Will | June 04, 2003

The Sox have been to only one Series since then, in 1959, which they lost. The Cubs have not been to a Series since 1945, which they lost, and have not won one since 1908, two years before Tolstoy died. But even Cub fans, although inured to pain, winced Tuesday night.

John McCaslin | June 04, 2003

Ever since the historic day outgoing President Clinton handed him the keys to the White House, a polite and appreciative President Bush has declined to tell the world how he really feels about the man he replaced in the White House pantry.

Armstrong Williams | June 04, 2003

Now that Annika Sorenstam has competed at the PGA's Colonial and the racket has calmed, let's revel for a moment in those things that separate the genders.

Tue, Jun 03, 2003

Thomas Sowell | June 03, 2003

The June issue of National Geographic contains one of the rare honest looks at India. The article "India's Untouchables" gives a shocking picture of some of the most persecuted people on earth.

Mona Charen | June 03, 2003

Vanity Fair, Time and dozens of other commentators, politicians and flacks are leaping on the weapons of mass destruction story.

Cal Thomas | June 03, 2003

It was good that President George W. Bush visited the Auschwitz crematory during his European trip.

Dennis Prager | June 03, 2003

Though there are many fine people in the legal profession, and though law is necessary to protect society from descending into chaos, I now fear the legal profession more than I do Islamic terror.

Matt Towery | June 03, 2003

Back by popular demand, here are more of your responses to our recent polling, and to my take on the numbers they reveal.

Rich Lowry | June 03, 2003

The question was what to do about a dictator with ties to terrorism who for 12 years had defied the procedures set out by the world to confirm that he no longer had dangerous weapons.

Bruce Bartlett | June 03, 2003

This Friday, June 6, marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most important political/economic events in American history: Proposition 13.

Mon, Jun 02, 2003

Suzanne Fields | June 02, 2003

Young conservatives achieved prominence on campuses across the nation by zooming in under the radar. Now they've even made the cover of the New York Times magazine, the bastion of politically correct liberalism.

Debra J. Saunders | June 02, 2003

My beef isn't, as some journalism-school types sniff, that the Laci Peterson story has received too much coverage. My complaint is that cable networks might help get a guilty man off.

Diana West | June 02, 2003

Let's hope the experts have easy access to the copy of the Koran that has been entered into trial evidence, because finding a chapter on "my Lord" and "my driver's license" is going to take some doing.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 02, 2003

The big argument for the 2003 tax cut passed by Congress is that it will create much-needed jobs.

Joel Mowbray | June 02, 2003

Although the White House is poised to back away from misguided attempts to "engage" the Iranian mullahs, don't expect the State Department to play along.

John Leo | June 02, 2003

The Council on American-Islamic Relations and other lobbying groups are reporting a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry and a massive increase in anti-Arab crime in America. Obvious questions: What rising tide? What massive increase?

William F. Buckley | June 02, 2003

There is a swirl of controversy having to do with writing, with credit for writing, and with disclosure about who writes what and under what circumstances.

Robert Novak | June 02, 2003

While Rep. Bill Thomas is so often described as a lawmaker who always delivers that he might be called the mailman, he is near the bottom in White House popularity. While Grassley is an Iowa hog farmer who often is preoccupied with rural interests, George W. Bush and his aides clearly prefer him to Thomas.

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

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