Sun, Jun 29, 2003

John Leo | June 29, 2003

Which of the following stories would be too biased for schools to allow on tests?

Kathleen Parker | June 29, 2003

By now most Americans have heard of the USA Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Act, both of which have the reassuring ring of a Department of Human Resources.

Sat, Jun 28, 2003

David Limbaugh | June 28, 2003

President John Adams famously said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." In light of Adams' admonition, how should we view the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Texas's sodomy law?

Robert Novak | June 28, 2003

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, meeting privately with moderate Democratic "Blue Dog" House members last week as he moved toward a possible presidential candidacy, took hard shots at President Bush but criticized Democrats as well.

Fri, Jun 27, 2003

Thomas Sowell | June 27, 2003

According to The Times of London, the city of Munich has replaced Microsoft Windows with a Linux operating system in 14,000 of its computers.

Michelle Malkin | June 27, 2003

Exploiting junk science is great for re-election campaign coffers.

Jonah Goldberg | June 27, 2003

I haven't written much about the ongoing brouhaha over whether President Bush "lied" America into the war with Iraq.

Mona Charen | June 27, 2003

Victor Davis Hanson should be cloned so that his erudition, wisdom and humane enlightenment could illuminate every important national question. But wait, he already does address most of the pressing issues of the day.

Oliver North | June 27, 2003

Starting in the summer of 2002, our "allies" -- the French, Germans and most of "Old Europe" -- used every forum they could find to stay "the rush to war" in Iraq.

Debra J. Saunders | June 27, 2003

In a mystery novel, there's the scene when the master detective assembles all the suspects in one room. In Westerns, there is the showdown on Main Street at high noon. In British politics, there is a half-hour called Oral Questions to the Prime Minister.

Rich Tucker | June 27, 2003

Susan B. Anthony dedicated most of her adult life to helping women win the right to vote. But she lost her biggest election by a landslide when she went up against the Father of Our Country.

Charles Krauthammer | June 27, 2003

The Supreme Court decision upholding affirmative action is incoherent, disingenuous, intellectually muddled and morally confused. Yet, it is welcome.

John McCaslin | June 27, 2003

They've sat together on the bench for almost nine years, the longest period of togetherness since James Monroe occupied the White House.

Larry Kudlow | June 27, 2003

On the day after a somewhat confusing action by the Federal Reserve -- an inside-the-box quarter-point cut of the overnight interest rate -- most of the stock market action was positive.

Rich Lowry | June 27, 2003

Attention liberal historians and Democratic presidential candidates: There is a "Decade of Greed" to be condemned and blamed on the nation's top political leadership. It's called the 1990s.

William F. Buckley | June 27, 2003

LAWRENCE et al. v. TEXAS certiorari to the court of appeals of Texas, fourteenth district No.02-102. Argued March 26, 2002 — Decided June 26, 2003.

Bruce Bartlett | June 27, 2003

First reported by Jim McTague in Barron's on June 16, it estimates that the taxation of pension assets, including Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k) plans, will yield a $12 trillion (in today's dollars) windfall to the federal government between now and 2040.

Thu, Jun 26, 2003

Ann Coulter | June 26, 2003

The myth of "McCarthyism" is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. The portrayal of Sen. Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism.

Thomas Sowell | June 26, 2003

There was some talk recently about upcoming vacancies on the Supreme Court because some retirements were expected. However, the High Court's decision on affirmative action suggests that there are already vacancies, even though no one has resigned.

Larry Elder | June 26, 2003

Abercrombie & Fitch, a chain that some say markets a "classic American look," faces a lawsuit, filed by a group of "civil rights organizations," aided by a law firm that specializes in "anti-discrimination cases."

Suzanne Fields | June 26, 2003

"I'm good enough. I'm smart enough, and doggonit, people like me." That was Al Gore, in mock (or maybe not so mock) therapy on "Saturday Night Live" with a 12-step guru played by comedian Al Franken.

George Will | June 26, 2003

Eager to improve their town's moral tone, Los Angeles city councilors are considering an ordinance to improve decorum at strip clubs: No lap dances

Ross Mackenzie | June 26, 2003

News of ideological corruption in journalism burst onto the landscape with the story of favoritism at The New York Times toward Jayson Blair.

Alan Reynolds | June 26, 2003

After the Fed cut the fed funds and discount rates a quarter of a point, the usual pundits offered the usual opinions about the brilliance or foolishness of that move.

Robert Novak | June 26, 2003

Desperate to control the congressional embrace of prescription drug subsidies, the House Republican bill would apply means testing to catastrophic illnesses. That laudable effort, however, carries an unexpected consequence. The health insurance industry would have access to the income data of every senior citizen in America.

Marvin Olasky | June 26, 2003

hese last two weeks have featured buckets of buzz about books: first Hillary Clinton's memoir, then Harry Potter. But so what?

Chuck Colson | June 26, 2003

Watching some recent films, you'll come to a clear conclusion: Christians are extremely sick, twisted people.

Wed, Jun 25, 2003

Michelle Malkin | June 25, 2003

There was only one thing that disturbed me more than President Bush's mushy comments praising socially engineered campus "diversity" this week.

Walter E. Williams | June 25, 2003

Marc Epstein teaches history at Jamaica High School in Queens, N.Y. He wrote the summer 2003 issue of Education Next's feature story, titled "Security Detail."

Brent Bozell | June 25, 2003

The Jayson Blair fiasco has not affected the power of The New York Times. The Newspaper of Record still can start an avalanche of liberal spin on television.

Jonah Goldberg | June 25, 2003

In 25 years, we hope that Jim Crow won't be necessary. In 25 years, we suspect that denying habeas corpus will no longer be required. In 25 years, we expect that the First Amendment will apply to everyone.

David Limbaugh | June 25, 2003

I have consistently expressed confidence that barring some unforeseen set of extraordinary circumstances, President George W. Bush would be handily re-elected in 2004. But that's a far cry from expecting an emerging Republican dominance.

Tony Blankley | June 25, 2003

Often the most dangerous time of war is not at the moment of certain battle, but during the long periods of uncertainty in between major fighting. We are at such a moment currently.

Cal Thomas | June 25, 2003

The problem with trying to have it both ways is that you often can't. The Supreme Court tried to have it both ways in its 5-4 decision Monday (June 23), ruling that minority students who apply for university admission may be given an edge, but it limited how large a role race can play in a university's selection of students.

Debra J. Saunders | June 25, 2003

Which politician is more reviled by his own constituents -- California Gov. Gray Davis or New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg?

Terry Jeffrey | June 25, 2003

When Border Patrol officials in San Diego learned last June about circumstances surrounding a dead body deposited at the county medical examiner's office, they sent over an agent with a radiation detector.

Ben Shapiro | June 25, 2003

On June 23, the Supreme Court winked and nodded at soft racism. The court refused to strike down the University of Michigan's law school admissions policy, which gives an unfair advantage to minority students.

Linda Chavez | June 25, 2003

Forty years ago this August, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., stood at the Lincoln Memorial and gave a speech that galvanized Americans of all races. In his wonderfully stentorian voice, King invoked the image of a day in America's future.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 25, 2003

To meet a deadline that means nothing, set only to satisfy a president who seems not to notice, the Senate is preparing to pass legislation that would make HillaryCare – the former first lady's proposal to socialize American medicine – look like sound public policy.

Kathleen Parker | June 25, 2003

One of my favorite writers, Walker Percy, is said to have had a one-word sign posted above his desk - "Wait." What a quaint idea.

William F. Buckley | June 25, 2003

The tangle of bills and sub-bills, the rhetoric of imperatives and velleities swirling about Congress, remind us of the evanescence of conservative doctrine.

Joel Mowbray | June 25, 2003

A Supreme Court justice some years ago wrote this stirring rebuke of racial preferences: “The dream of a Nation of equal citizens in a society where race is irrelevant to personal opportunity and achievement would be lost in a mosaic of shifting preferences based on inherently unmeasurable claims of past wrongs.” That was Sandra Day O’Connor, but in 1989. What a difference fourteen years can make.

Tue, Jun 24, 2003

Mona Charen | June 24, 2003

There is a camp of Iraq War cheerleaders who say that whether or not we find out what became of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction is irrelevant. The war was such a smashing success, they urge, that objections about WMDs are mere footnotes.

Cal Thomas | June 24, 2003

The same liberal groups that "Borked" Bork are preparing a campaign against President Bush's nominee, should one or more justices retire.

Dennis Prager | June 24, 2003

The first same-sex marriage in North American history has just taken place. The highest court of Ontario has ruled that the millennia-old definition of marriage of one man and one woman violates Canada's constitution.

Matt Towery | June 24, 2003

You might want to clip this column and stick it in an old shoebox or mayonnaise jar. Then store it where you're likely to stumble across it around the year 2008, because it may prove to be shockingly prophetic.

Bill Murchison | June 24, 2003

Narrow is the rage this season at the U.S. Supreme Court. A "narrowly tailored" admissions plan for boosting minority enrollment at the University of Michigan Law School? A 5-4 majority of justices beamed.

Rich Lowry | June 24, 2003

Any college kid with too much credit-card debt might look longingly at state governments these days and wonder: How can I do that? The states are having a fiscal crisis without reducing spending.

Bruce Bartlett | June 24, 2003

That is one thing fueling the campaign of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, probably the most left-wing candidate to seriously compete for the Democratic nomination since George McGovern in 1972.

John McCaslin | June 24, 2003

It turns out only 3.5 percent of the top aides are black and Hispanic, meaning 96 percent of the staffers are white. In addition, 84 percent of top aides to congressional leaders are male.

Larry Kudlow | June 24, 2003

According to news reports and the futures markets, there is a 50-50 chance of 50 -- meaning there is a 50 percent probability that the Federal Reserve will cut its overnight target interest rate by 50 basis points this week.

Mon, Jun 23, 2003

Suzanne Fields | June 23, 2003

There's a lot of talk about how Americans are "overmedicated." Doctors say patients are often not satisfied if they leave the doctor's office without a new bottle of pills.

Diana West | June 23, 2003

Truth be told, this most remarkable bit about Hillary doesn't actually fall between her book's covers; it is instead a Clinton comment on a question about the book that came her way from the very middle of the mainstream media, The Washington Post.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 23, 2003

Should the United States permit Gen. Tommy Franks, the commander of allied forces in Iraq, to be prosecuted in Belgium for alleged war crimes committed during the recent war?

Rich Tucker | June 23, 2003

Call it the law of unintended consequences. When the government creates an entitlement, that entitlement has a way of quickly growing out of control. Then, it’s almost impossible to fix the problems that arise.

George Will | June 23, 2003

The rulings effectively say universities can use some sorts of judicially monitored racial preferences forever. But demographic facts say race is rapidly becoming more and more irrational--indeed, unintelligible--as a basis for government actions.

Jack Kemp | June 23, 2003

Here's a "man-bites-dog" story. I recently testified before the Democratic Policy Committee chaired by Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota.

Joel Mowbray | June 23, 2003

“Many people at State want to embarrass the President,” explains a State Department official—a comment echoed by others at Foggy Bottom alarmed that some of their colleagues are so brazen as to openly plot against the commander-in-chief.

Robert Novak | June 23, 2003

Two trenchant quotations were repeated through Army corridors of the Pentagon last week -- one by an enlisted infantryman enduring hardships of occupation duty in Iraq and the other by a four-star general leaving the service after 38 years.

Armstrong Williams | June 23, 2003

The University of Michigan employed an undergraduate admissions policy that was openly and unapologetically racist. So said the U.S. Supreme Court today.

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.