Sun, Jul 13, 2003

Thomas Sowell | July 13, 2003

In an era when so many uninformed people act as if they know it all, it is refreshing to get requests from people who want to educate themselves on particular subjects or just to get the basic education that they feel they missed when they were in school or college.

Debra J. Saunders | July 13, 2003

There is something harder than herding cats -- herding Republicans. As California GOP chairman Duf Sundheim is about to learn.

John Leo | July 13, 2003

Here's a useful rule of thumb about international conventions, U.N. documents and the findings of foreign courts: Any time an American judge cites one in an American court, something alarming is probably about to happen.

Kathleen Parker | July 13, 2003

If not for blogs, Howell Raines might still be editor of The New York Times; Trent Lott might still be majority leader of the U.S. Senate. And we might never have learned the name of "whatshername," Blue-Dress Girl, Lewinsky.

William F. Buckley | July 13, 2003

The hot publishing news is that Katharine Hepburn spent much time with author A. Scott Berg, the biographer of Charles Lindbergh, and knew from the outset of their friendship in 1983 that he would write her biography.

Sat, Jul 12, 2003

David Limbaugh | July 12, 2003

Since the National Education Association describes itself as "America's largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education," is it not fair to ask why it spends so much of its energy on political issues having little to do with education?

Maggie Gallagher | July 12, 2003

My close family members now span both coasts and two oceans, stretching from India to New York through Oregon and Washington and on to Japan. So the conversation was lively and the viewpoints diverse.

Robert Novak | July 12, 2003

The Rev. Al Sharpton is telling friends he welcomes the sudden rise of Howard Dean to the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates because the former governor of Vermont dilutes the white vote without attracting African-Americans.

Fri, Jul 11, 2003

Ann Coulter | July 11, 2003

Earlier this year, the Screen Actors Guild issued a statement lamenting that "those in the public eye should suffer professionally for having the courage to give voice to their views.

Michelle Malkin | July 11, 2003

Every summer, the stories come. And the tiny bodies pile up. "Toddler trapped in hot van dies." "Kids die from heat in SUV." "Baby boy dies in hot van."

Jonah Goldberg | July 11, 2003

There is no end to good reasons why I don't write about baseball. While I followed the game as a kid, I stopped about a decade ago.

Mona Charen | July 11, 2003

International as well as domestic pressure is building on President Bush to commit American troops to the suffering country of Liberia. For some, such a pure humanitarian intervention would salve the wound of Iraq, in which the United States offended world opinion by pursuing its own national interests.

Oliver North | July 11, 2003

Liberals are, by nature, opportunists. While I was in Iraq, covering the U.S. Marine and Army units in Operation Iraqi Freedom, it was fascinating to catch American television broadcasts on my man-pack satellite video equipment.

Debra J. Saunders | July 11, 2003

The issue starts with the bogus argument, advanced by former President of the Bar Association of San Francisco Angela Bradstreet, that judges shouldn't be Boy Scouts because they may not appear to be impartial in cases involving homosexuals.

Rich Tucker | July 11, 2003

There’s no question why the New York Post put a photo of bikini-clad Kerry Kennedy Cuomo (soon to be simply Kerry Kennedy again) on its July 5 cover. Sex sells.

Jacob Sullum | July 11, 2003

For those who wondered how Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could sponsor a "campaign finance reform" law that restricts political speech, the answer became clear during a hearing he chaired the other day: McCain has never read the First Amendment.

Rich Lowry | July 11, 2003

After nearly a decade of hard work, advocates of campaign-finance reform can finally rejoice. Campaign-finance nirvana has arrived! It's called the George W. Bush re-election campaign.

Joel Mowbray | July 11, 2003

“What’s the hold-up?” shouted a journalist. He was asking a State Department spokesman why Liberian President Charles Taylor hadn’t yet acted on his acceptance of Nigeria’s offer of exile.

Armstrong Williams | July 11, 2003

There is a bill currently languishing in Congress that proves our society is slowly eroding. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.), proposes a constitutional amendment that would legally bar same-sex marriages.

Larry Kudlow | July 11, 2003

The liberal media and the Democratic presidential candidates jumped all over the latest jobs report, which showed a rise in unemployment to 6.4 percent.

Charles Krauthammer | July 11, 2003

No blood for oil, it seems, but blood for Liberia. And let us not automatically assume that Liberia will be an immaculate intervention.

William F. Buckley | July 11, 2003

We are hard up on it in the matter of Liberia. The nation-changers see it as one more nation to change and who would vote against a different nation, except for the matter of how to bring it about?

John McCaslin | July 11, 2003

No sooner did we write that National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice may try to muscle out fellow Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in a bid for California's top political seat - dethroning embattled Gov. Gray Davis - and "Rice for Governor" campaign buttons have hit the streets.

Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Thomas Sowell | July 10, 2003

From time to time, parents write to ask how they can counter all the steady diet of slanted political correctness their children are getting in the schools and colleges.

Larry Elder | July 10, 2003

The they-can’t-find-weapons-of-mass-destruction-in-Iraq-thus-invalidating-the-legitimacy-behind-the-U.S.-led-invasion chorus grows louder and louder.

Cal Thomas | July 10, 2003

There was no domestic political benefit to the speech President Bush gave in Senegal last Tuesday (July 8).

Suzanne Fields | July 10, 2003

Just when you think the politically correct clowns on the campus can't get any more ridiculous, they shoot another live white man out of a canon.

Bill Murchison | July 10, 2003

What the Supreme Court dumped in our laps, via the Texas sodomy-law decision, was one awful mess. Messes demand to be cleaned up.

Marvin Olasky | July 10, 2003

This month and next, many people will lie on the sand holding "beach reading" -- light fare designed to give brains a rest as bodies bake.

Bruce Bartlett | July 10, 2003

On June 26, readers of The New York Times saw this headline at the top of page one: "Very Richest's Share of Income Grew Even Bigger, Data Show." One would have thought that important news was being broken.

Robert Novak | July 10, 2003

Much of Washington was stunned last month when President Bush's chief counterterrorism expert resigned with a blast of criticism and then joined Democratic Sen. John Kerry's campaign for president.

Ross Mackenzie | July 10, 2003

Picking up some pieces left by the past weeks' news.

Alan Reynolds | July 10, 2003

Critics of the Bush tax cuts once claimed the economic benefits from lower federal taxes would be offset by higher state and local taxes.

Wed, Jul 09, 2003

Thomas Sowell | July 09, 2003

What are Bay Meadows? A lovely pristine natural vista? Not really. Bay Meadows is an old race track that has seen better days, both physically and financially, and is scheduled to be torn down.

Michelle Malkin | July 09, 2003

Did Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden have access to a U.S. computer tracking program that enabled them to monitor our intelligence-gathering efforts and financial transactions?

Walter E. Williams | July 09, 2003

People in the major news media have come in for considerable and sometimes bitter criticism.

Brent Bozell | July 09, 2003

I've never written about radio/TV shock jock Michael Savage. I don't know him, nor do I know much about him. But learning he'd just been given his own show on MSNBC a few months ago, I thought I should explore this new conservative spokesman, and what I learned was not good.

Jonah Goldberg | July 09, 2003

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nearly squished. A giant beam nearly fell on her as she sat on the stage during a celebration of the U.S. Constitution.

David Limbaugh | July 09, 2003

How ironic that when a movie producer takes artistic license with historical events he is lionized as artistic, creative and brilliant, but when another takes special care to be true to the real-life story, he is vilified.

Tony Blankley | July 09, 2003

In Pamplona, Spain, this week, brave men are being gored and trampled in the traditional running of the bulls.

Debra J. Saunders | July 09, 2003

Alas, the gambit failed. Last week, the House of Commons voted 362 to 154 to ban hunting with dogs -- that is foxhunting, deer hunting and hare hunting.

Terry Jeffrey | July 09, 2003

Henry VIII would well understand some recent rulings by Canadian courts. But the rulings may point to America's future as much as England's past.

Ben Shapiro | July 09, 2003

Iran had better be next on the U.S. hit list. Sometime within the last few weeks, Iran successfully test-launched its Shahab-3 ballistic missile.

Linda Chavez | July 09, 2003

President Bush went to Africa this week and issued a stinging rebuke against the United States' role in the slave trade, but his comments have not set off the firestorm Bill Clinton's offhand apology for slavery provoked when he made a similar trip in 1998.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 09, 2003

One recent fine spring morning as I started to leave for work, I found that the police had left little presents on both my husband's car and my car. Apparently, we missed – by two days – the deadline to renew the state license plates. Two days.

Chuck Colson | July 09, 2003

No American president can visit Africa without addressing slavery. When President Bush did so yesterday, he spoke not just of repentance, but of redemption.

John McCaslin | July 09, 2003

For several years now, conservative actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has considered following Ronald Reagan's path from Hollywood to the California governor's mansion (and we all know where that can lead).

Kathleen Parker | July 09, 2003

This just in: Children of divorce do better when both parents live in the same general vicinity. Stunning, I know.

Tue, Jul 08, 2003

Mona Charen | July 08, 2003

Anyone who rises to the Supreme Court knows that justices are not actually supposed to impose their policy preferences. Not even the most assertive judicial activist would proudly claim the title.

Cal Thomas | July 08, 2003

Thomas Jefferson - whose greatest work, the Declaration of Independence, was celebrated for the 227th time last Friday - observed in 1774: "The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time."

Dennis Prager | July 08, 2003

The preoccupation with Bill Bennett's gambling has reaffirmed something I long ago realized: Only conservatives can be hypocrites.

Matt Towery | July 08, 2003

As predicted, we drew a significant number of reader responses to the survey results that showed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is a more popular public figure than her husband, former President Bill Clinton. In fact, I have yet to get through all of them.

Rich Lowry | July 08, 2003

Cue the outrage: The Bush administration is interested in developing and testing a new bunker-busting nuclear weapon.

Bruce Bartlett | July 08, 2003

Adam Smith well understood that businessmen could often be the free market's worst enemies, because they will sacrifice it in a minute for the sake of profits. Often, they enlist government as a co-conspirator, getting it to enact laws that restrain competition and raise prices, which benefits them, but hurts everyone else.

Mon, Jul 07, 2003

Suzanne Fields | July 07, 2003

"What's a granny worth?" The question, if not necessarily granny, is worth a free lunch on Washington, so the house was packed for a symposium at the American Enterprise Institute.

Debra J. Saunders | July 07, 2003

It is all well and good for the prime minister of the United Kingdom to spend precious hours preparing to do battle at Question Time in the House of Commons, as he is the head of government of a little country.

Diana West | July 07, 2003

On July Fourth, most Americans saw only an abundance of red, white and blue.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 07, 2003

All over the United States, students, parents and teachers are in an uproar about new high school graduation tests and the tens of thousands of students who have flunked them.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 07, 2003

I have been tooling around the south of Spain in search of anti-Americanism and the perfect bullfight.

Robert Novak | July 07, 2003

As Congress reconvenes this week, conservatives are pushing a scenario that makes the best of inevitable prescription drug subsidies:

Armstrong Williams | July 07, 2003

For six years Congress debated whether to add prescription drugs to Medicare. Finally, the House and Senate have worked out separate bills that promise to provide, according to their press releases, universal coverage.

Jack Kemp | July 07, 2003

Last week we celebrated the 227th anniversary of the revolutionary idea "that all Men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights."

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.