Sun, Jun 22, 2003

Pat Buchanan | June 22, 2003

Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that created a woman's right to an abortion, was the most controversial of the last century. It divides us yet.

George Will | June 22, 2003

For the president, the missing WMDs are not a political problem. Frank Luntz, a Republican pollster, says Americans are happily focused on Iraqis liberated rather than WMDs not found, so we ``feel good about ourselves.''

Kathleen Parker | June 22, 2003

Between polls and pols, it's hard to keep a firm grip on reality. Polls, for instance, show that the majority of Americans consider the war against Iraq to have been justified without clear evidence of weapons of mass destruction.

Sat, Jun 21, 2003

William F. Buckley | June 21, 2003

The Big Bad Russians have pulled a fast one which bears pondering. The victim is one Aleksandr Zaporozhsky, by U.S. lights a hero, by Russian lights, a traitor.

Robert Novak | June 21, 2003

Prominent California Democrats are pressing to get Gov. Gray Davis to resign rather than face a recall that may replace him with a Republican governor in a special October election.

Fri, Jun 20, 2003

Michelle Malkin | June 20, 2003

If Hillary Rodham Clinton is so smart, so savvy, so razor sharp, how did she allow celebrity scam artist Aaron Tonken to dupe her and her husband?

Brent Bozell | June 20, 2003

In the chummy corridors of the liberal media establishment, no self-satisfying myth is more prevalent than the notion that there are two types of national news networks.

Jonah Goldberg | June 20, 2003

The biggest and latest news is that Canada is poised to legalize same-sex marriage. But the signs of the gay victory have been all around for us for years.

Mona Charen | June 20, 2003

The United States, as every child educated in a public school knows, is guilty of terrible sins against minorities, women and the Third World.

Oliver North | June 20, 2003

Herman Khan, the brilliant thinker who founded the Hudson Institute, used to call it "thinking the unthinkable." Edward Teller, inventor of the hydrogen bomb, described it as "prudent planning for the ultimate catastrophe."

Jacob Sullum | June 20, 2003

Josh Wexler and Anne Jordan Blanton, twentysomething graduates of New York University who hope to own a neighborhood bookstore in New Orleans one day, tried to start small by selling books from a sidewalk table.

Rich Lowry | June 20, 2003

It's the iron rule of American politics: What Granny wants, Granny gets. Right now what she wants is someone else to pay for her prescription drugs, not because she can't afford them, but because paying their cost is irritating --and Granny doesn't want to be irritated.

Joel Mowbray | June 20, 2003

After five nights of courageous demonstrations in Iran—where protesters faced the prospects of beatings, torture, or worse—Iranians seeking freedom from an oppressive regime once again found an ally in President Bush.

Bruce Bartlett | June 20, 2003

The conventional wisdom -- which is almost always accurate in this area -- is that the FOMC will cut the federal funds interest rate by at least 25 basis points (0.25 percent) and perhaps as much as 50 basis points.

John McCaslin | June 20, 2003

As lawmakers move toward adding a prescription-drug benefit to Medicare, seven former Health and Human Services secretaries want Congress to go one step further.

Charles Krauthammer | June 20, 2003

Liberals say we need to conserve more. Conservatives say we need to produce more. It is the most ridiculous debate on the American political scene. We obviously need to do both.

Thu, Jun 19, 2003

Ann Coulter | June 19, 2003

If you are one of the millions of Americans who recently canceled your subscription to the New York Times, you may not know that we are in the middle of a civil-liberties emergency.

Thomas Sowell | June 19, 2003

When a black man declared his "rage," Eric Hoffer shot back: "Mister, it is easy to be full of rage. It is not easy to go to work and build something."

Larry Elder | June 19, 2003

Dean emeritus Henry Manne of George Mason University School of Law, last week in this column, explained the benefits of legalizing insider trading.

Cal Thomas | June 19, 2003

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who stood fast with the United States in the Iraq war, is suffering a sharp decline in poll numbers and support among some of his own government ministers.

Suzanne Fields | June 19, 2003

When a successful (single) career woman pokes fun at women with babies in strollers, you know she's either feeling unsure of the choices she's made or she's down to her last idea for a Father's Day column.

Ben Shapiro | June 19, 2003

Hillary Clinton cut her teeth on the Watergate scandal. As a counsel for the House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry staff, she made it her mission to topple President Nixon.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 19, 2003

The cynical omniscient tone of career peaceniks such as Susan Sontag and of prehensile presidential candidates such as Dr. Howard Dean is repellent.

Alan Reynolds | June 19, 2003

The Senate wants to pile a costly prescription drug subsidy on top of the tumbling Medicare edifice. This is called a benefit rather than a tax, but there is no such thing as a benefit without a cost.

Marvin Olasky | June 19, 2003

Summertime, and the journalism is easy. In the absence of another 9-11 disaster over the past 21 months, some in the press are sinking back into the pattern of asking questions that assume terrorists aren't terrible.

Robert Novak | June 19, 2003

Special Agent Robert Wright of the FBI's Chicago Division could not have been surprised by the bureau's reflexive reaction when he called a press conference June 2 at the National Press Club.

William F. Buckley | June 19, 2003

The attorney general of Alabama, William Pryor, is the most refreshing thing to happen to Washington since William Faulkner said the reason he wouldn't be going to President Kennedy's Nobel prize-winner party at the White House was that Washington was a long way to go for dinner.

Ross Mackenzie | June 19, 2003

Strolling with brief comments, direct or implied, among items currently in the news...

Wed, Jun 18, 2003

Thomas Sowell | June 18, 2003

The twentieth anniversary of the death of Eric Hoffer, in May 1983, passed with very little notice of one of the most incisive thinkers of his time -- a man whose writings continue to have great relevance to our times.

Michelle Malkin | June 18, 2003

As a resident of Montgomery County, Md., home of celebrity police chief Charles A. Moose, I would like the rest of the nation to know what a growing number of Moose's own employees and constituents think about him.

Walter E. Williams | June 18, 2003

Disagreement with the world's environmentalist wackos doesn't mean that one is for dirty air and water, against conservation and for species extinction.

Brent Bozell | June 18, 2003

A "USA Today" survey reveals perhaps the most interesting reaction on the frenzied week of pablum publicity surrounding Hillary Clinton's book "Living History."

Jonah Goldberg | June 18, 2003

If Bill Gates and I started our own country in which we were the only residents -call it Gatesbergia -it would be wracked by the worst income inequality in the world.

David Limbaugh | June 18, 2003

Given the poor academic track record of public education in many areas of this country, you would think the government and education establishment would be a little less arrogant about superimposing their will on homeschooling families who prefer to opt out of their system. But you would be wrong.

Tony Blankley | June 18, 2003

A few years from now, the current national reporting and commentary will be seen to be utterly blind to the reality of our times. In the 19 months since September 11, we have fought two wars and authorized the reorganization of much of our government.

Pat Buchanan | June 18, 2003

Who would succeed Davis?

Terry Jeffrey | June 18, 2003

"I've been arrested 27 times for civil rights causes," says Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes, a legendary African American lawmaker. "I was a field staff member on the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference."

Debra J. Saunders | June 18, 2003

For some time now, I've lived by a hard-and-fast rule: Never criticize the people around Bill Clinton more than you criticize Clinton himself. Bashing those around him only takes the heat off the guy who abused the presidency.

Linda Chavez | June 18, 2003

I have a confession to make that will, no doubt, disillusion many of my fellow conservatives. I don't hate Hillary Clinton.

Bill Murchison | June 18, 2003

I have to say, Hillary Clinton is looking pretty good these days. I mean, up against an impressive number of fellow Democrats, including several who aspire to the presidency.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 18, 2003

Politicians will tell you there are certain things in America that you just can't oppose. You can't be against mom or apple pie or jobs. You can't be against good schools or clean air or low crime rates.

Kathleen Parker | June 18, 2003

I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to "get" you to talk to me instead of all those others. You're now "the get," you know, as in The Interview to get.

Armstrong Williams | June 18, 2003

It is a fact of modern politics that politicians must rely on image to carry the day. It's been that way since the first televised debates between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960.

Tue, Jun 17, 2003

Thomas Sowell | June 17, 2003

In the midst of a bipartisan stampede toward "prescription drug benefits for the elderly," someone needs to ask the question: Why should seniors be singled out to be subsidized by the taxpayers, except that their votes are being sought by both parties?

Mona Charen | June 17, 2003

Isn't it strange that the very same people who were prepared to give the United Nations weapons inspectors months and even years to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq are screaming after just a few weeks that our failure to discover them is proof of a hoax?

Dennis Prager | June 17, 2003

A couple of weeks ago, three New Hampshire prisoners, one a convicted murderer, escaped from prison. What if the murderer had murdered again? On whose hands would the victim's blood have been?

Matt Towery | June 17, 2003

When our latest survey showed that 59 percent of Americans "trust their local newspaper to report the truth," I was dumbfounded.

Frank Gaffney | June 17, 2003

Readers of this column were not surprised by the news article that led the front page of Wall Street Journal last Wednesday.

Rich Lowry | June 17, 2003

Fresh from opposing a war against Saddam Hussein as too risky and far removed from the U.S. national interest, dovish, diplomacy-at-all-costs liberals are about to cause a U.S. war against the Palestinian terror group Hamas.

Jack Kemp | June 17, 2003

News from Africa and the Middle East these days could have been written by Charles Dickens.

Bruce Bartlett | June 17, 2003

Having grown up in an era when Republicans were seemingly condemned to permanent minority status in Congress, I have some sympathy for Democrats, who appear to be in a similar predicament today.

Chuck Colson | June 17, 2003

Yet another study has come along with confirming evidence for the biblical worldview. Violate the ways God intends humans to live, and things go wrong.

Larry Kudlow | June 17, 2003

Now that President Bush has signed the most pro-growth and investment-oriented tax cut in 20 years -- the stock market is up 500 points since Congress passed the bill -- the focus of economic policy shifts to the Federal Reserve.

Mon, Jun 16, 2003

Brent Bozell | June 16, 2003

For those who enjoy televised awards programs, the Tony Awards show was once an event of the television season, part of a quartet. The Oscars celebrated movies; the Grammys, music; the Emmys, TV; and the Tonys, theater. Those days are now gone.

Pat Buchanan | June 16, 2003

"What Liberal Media?" blared the monster headline atop the full-page ad in The New York Times. Its author was Eric Alterman of The Nation, who has a book out of the same title.

Suzanne Fields | June 16, 2003

The Department of Homeland Security has made orange our most familiar color. Based on intelligence reports, the department has heightened wariness of everything suspicious.

Diana West | June 16, 2003

Life vs. martyrdom: an easy choice in the West. But in choosing life, we must defend it everywhere -- the only triumph there can be over Dr. Rantisi's horror.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 16, 2003

Print media and television channels have been reporting for months about America's responsibility to bring democracy to Iraq and other faraway nations that have no experience with self-government.

Rich Tucker | June 16, 2003

“Well-informed court observers say that there could be two Supreme Court resignations next month,” Newsday reported on May 18.

Robert Novak | June 16, 2003

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has not been submitting herself to television interviews and autograph sessions just to sell books. Instead, close associates use a word familiar in political backrooms but not often repeated in public: inoculation.

Joel Mowbray | June 16, 2003

In an interview last week, the questioner asked me, “What do you do about the hardliners on both sides who don’t want peace?”

Sun, Jun 15, 2003

Kathleen Parker | June 15, 2003

Anyone born or otherwise arrived since 1970 -and that would be about 68 million Americans -will have missed what others mourn with the death of David Brinkley.