Sun, Jul 06, 2003

Thomas Sowell | July 06, 2003

Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July? After all, we are taught from kindergarten to the universities that all cultures are entitled to equal respect.

Pat Buchanan | July 06, 2003

With the Supreme Court's decision, striking down the Texas anti-sodomy law as an unconstitutional stricture on the liberty of homosexuals, conservatives fear that all state laws banning gay marriages will fall.

Debra J. Saunders | July 06, 2003

Russian President Vladimir Putin's state visit to the United Kingdom last week celebrated strong trade ties between Russia and a happening U.K.

Maggie Gallagher | July 06, 2003

Perhaps in honor of the Fourth of July, Family Circle in its current issue tells the story of Capt. Mom going to war.

Kathleen Parker | July 06, 2003

It's that time of year when we try to quantify our patriotism. Flags are out, barbecue pits fired up, and Gallup has the numbers.

Sat, Jul 05, 2003

David Limbaugh | July 05, 2003

The Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas (the sodomy case) is a veritable gold mine for liberals and the shifting values they hold dear.

Robert Novak | July 05, 2003

Howard Dean rose to the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates after collecting $7 million the past quarter, but his quick tongue got the former governor of Vermont in trouble with African-Americans.

Fri, Jul 04, 2003

Michelle Malkin | July 04, 2003

Thousands of people from around the world will raise their right hands, swear allegiance to the United States, and become proud American citizens this weekend.

Brent Bozell | July 04, 2003

It's June 30, an otherwise bland, sunny Monday, and Washington, D.C., area commuters fiddling with their radio buttons are about to get drenched in audio smut again.

Jonah Goldberg | July 04, 2003

No, this isn't fire and brimstone about how the sinful ways of Californians warrant a plague of locusts, frogs and hairless cats (that's a subject for a future column).

Mona Charen | July 04, 2003

Last week's news contained a couple of nuggets that stand conventional wisdom on its head.

Oliver North | July 04, 2003

As Americans celebrate our 227th Independence Day, we do so with more than 150,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines in Iraq, over 10,000 in Afghanistan, 6,000 in the Balkans, tens of thousands at sea around the world in warships and several thousand more now poised for deployment to Liberia.

Charles Krauthammer | July 04, 2003

The Constitution is whatever Sandra Day O'Connor says it is. On any given Monday. That modifier is crucial, because she does change her mind, and when she does, so does the Constitution.

Chuck Colson | July 04, 2003

The picture in the Washington Post showed two American soldiers kneeling in the sand of Iraq. One had laid his hand on the shoulder of his buddy, trying to comfort him.

John McCaslin | July 04, 2003

One U.S. senator hopes you'll grab an ice-cream cone, climb a tree, and watch the colors of the U.S. flag pass by.

Thu, Jul 03, 2003

Ann Coulter | July 03, 2003

On our nation's birthday, it is appropriate to honor the five men who did the most to defend our freedom in the last century. The names are easy to remember – they are the five men most loathed by liberals: Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, Whittaker Chambers and Ronald Reagan.

Larry Elder | July 03, 2003

In the University of Michigan Supreme Court "affirmative action case," the court reaffirmed the use of race as an admissions criterion.

Cal Thomas | July 03, 2003

In the Middle East, the enemies of Israel, the United States and all things Jewish, Christian and Western have far more useful idiots than Communists ever counted on.

Suzanne Fields | July 03, 2003

Americans have thrived in the melting pot. We haven't been a purebred strain since Captain John Smith married Pocahontas. Intermarriage and immigration make us a lumpy and colorful stew.

Rich Tucker | July 03, 2003

When he was running for president, George W. Bush frequently held up Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas as his ideal Supreme Court justices.

Ross Mackenzie | July 03, 2003

What to do with terrorist Abu Abbas - who murdered wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer aboard the hijacked Achille Lauro 18 years ago - apprehended in Baghdad? Easy.

Larry Kudlow | July 03, 2003

A Gallup poll taken in mid-June found that 45 percent of Americans thought the economy was improving. This compares to 40 percent in May and only 23 percent in March.

Bruce Bartlett | July 03, 2003

National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru agrees, but he makes the important point that this prospect is not necessarily good for conservatives. The prescription drug subsidy bill before Congress is a good example of why this is the case.

Alan Reynolds | July 03, 2003

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to require shareholder approval of employee compensation plans that involve stock options or stock.

Robert Novak | July 03, 2003

This question circulated for weeks in financial circles: Who will be Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's "enforcer" when William McDonough is gone?

Marvin Olasky | July 03, 2003

The Declaration of Independence, proclaimed 227 years ago this week, depicted King George III as a dictator against whom rebellion was warranted.

Wed, Jul 02, 2003

Michelle Malkin | July 02, 2003

To civil-liberties alarmists, Viet Dinh is a traitor. To me, he is an American hero.

Walter E. Williams | July 02, 2003

In last week's U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative action decision, Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent included a quotation from an 1865 speech by abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Brent Bozell | July 02, 2003

It is next to impossible for a guest not to enjoy himself while participating in an interview on the "Fox and Friends" morning television talk show.

David Limbaugh | July 02, 2003

Are Democrats too angry (and too liberal) to win back the presidency in 2004? As my old 8-ball used to divine, "Signs point to yes."

Pat Buchanan | July 02, 2003

Last week's Supreme Court decisions, allowing states to use racial preferences to promote blacks and striking down the Texas anti-sodomy law, testify to three decades of failure of Republican presidents to restore that court to constitutionalism.

Ben Shapiro | July 02, 2003

Now, back in the United States, the Purple Heart-winner was becoming an American citizen.

Terry Jeffrey | July 02, 2003

Many politicians in Washington, D.C., embrace the myth that they can allow masses of illegal aliens to sneak in from Mexico without increasing the risk of another Sept. 11.

Linda Chavez | July 02, 2003

It's a subject most of us would rather not think about. We see it depicted in movies and on cable television shows like "Oz," but few of us can ever imagine it happening to our loved ones or ourselves.

Kathleen Parker | July 02, 2003

If movie stars can be role models, then Katharine Hepburn was mine. I loved that old girl from the first time I laid eyes on her.

Joel Mowbray | July 02, 2003

As we celebrate our freedom this Independence Day, we must remember the heroes who helped bring freedom to the Iraqi people.

Armstrong Williams | July 02, 2003

Rather than galvanize around a broad overarching message designed to lead the nation into a new era, the Democratic primary is fracturing into several single issue campaigns.

John McCaslin | July 02, 2003

First we learn that cash-flow problems could stymie South Carolina's presidential primary, which is supposed to take place in seven months, because the cash-strapped state Democratic Party doesn't have the money to pay for it.

John Leo | July 02, 2003

Some analysts assure us that the Supreme Court's affirmative-action decisions represent a moderate, split-the-difference approach, since the undergraduate preference plan at the University of Michigan was invalidated, while the university's law school plan was upheld.

Tue, Jul 01, 2003

Thomas Sowell | July 01, 2003

Denials of media bias seem to have become more frequent or more vehement lately. Some in the media try to dismiss the accusation as old stuff. But the only real question is whether it is true, because the truth doesn't wear out with the passage of time.

Mona Charen | July 01, 2003

Have you heard of Army Sgt. Casaundra Grant? Probably not, because her story has been largely ignored by the press.

Cal Thomas | July 01, 2003

Has the end of the world arrived because the Supreme Court ruled no state may prohibit private, consensual homosexual conduct?

Dennis Prager | July 01, 2003

One of the most dangerous myths in our lifetime has been that liberalism and the Democratic Party are black America's best friends. For all of us who desperately want African-Americans to prosper, the destruction of this myth may be the single most important step to that end.

Matt Towery | July 01, 2003

This past week witnessed the deaths of three prominent Southern politicians from years gone by. Former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson was best known for helping to advance the political fortunes of African Americans.

Bill Murchison | July 01, 2003

The word, then, is no Supreme Court retirements expected this year. Pity. We could lose up to six justices -- say, the majority in the Lawrence vs. Texas sodomy case -- and feel indisposed for less than a week-long street dance, complete with door prizes and keg beer.

Rich Lowry | July 01, 2003

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, a backward society that finances virulent Islamic extremism, has failed to make itself a reliable ally of the United States. So, U.S. policy-makers would be wise to start over and try to make a new Saudi Arabia -- on another continent.

Bruce Bartlett | July 01, 2003

In the 15th century, a young woman named Joan rallied the people of France to revolt against their English oppressors. Today, another young woman, named Sabine Herold, is trying to do the same thing. Only she is not trying to save France from foreign invaders but from itself.

Mon, Jun 30, 2003

Suzanne Fields | June 30, 2003

Tommy Thompson had had a long day. The secretary of Health and Human Services had been on Capitol Hill since morning, trying to persuade conservatives in the House and Senate to vote for a prescription drug bill he described as good policy, good medicine and good politics.

Diana West | June 30, 2003

If former Vermont governor Howard Dean continues to bubble up to the higher reaches of the pre-, pre-presidential Democratic primary polls, we'll be hearing a lot of the following phrase: "Well, here's what we did in Vermont ...."

Phyllis Schlafly | June 30, 2003

It happened again last week. An illegal alien with a criminal record that included four previous felony convictions who had been deported from the United States sneaked back into California and committed a cold-blooded crime.

Maggie Gallagher | June 30, 2003

Guess what? For the first time since the '50s, stay-at-home moms are on the rise.

Robert Novak | June 30, 2003

Amid swirling speculation about reshaping the Supreme Court, a well-connected senior Republican senator told colleagues he has been informed what likely will happen: Chief Justice William Rehnquist would retire and be replaced by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, with that vacancy filled by White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales.

Joel Mowbray | June 30, 2003

It was no wonder that Saudi Arabia’s slick spokesman Adel al-Jubeir was racing around Capitol Hill on Thursday: two hearings were held simultaneously that afternoon on Saudi Arabia, one on child abductions, the other on how the Saudis bankroll terrorism.

Jack Kemp | June 30, 2003

Hippocrates, circa 400 B.C., is credited with creating the oath to which all doctors swore. To paraphrase from this oath, a doctor's responsibility is to "first, do no harm." Unfortunately for doctors, Congress does not abide by a similar oath, particularly in the area of health-care policy.

Chuck Colson | June 30, 2003

The Washington Post called the recent Supreme Court ruling about sodomy a "majestic decision." Sodomy, majestic?

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.