Sun, Jul 20, 2003

Brent Bozell | July 20, 2003

Viacom recently announced that its plan to create a gay and lesbian culture channel, co-managed by the gay-friendly MTV and Showtime networks, has been shelved. Here's one good reason: NBC's Bravo network is rapidly becoming the go-to gay channel.

Sat, Jul 19, 2003

David Limbaugh | July 19, 2003

When I talked to Democrats and listened to their spokesmen on TV following the Bush-Gore post-election battles, I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

Debra J. Saunders | July 19, 2003

A caravan of big-rigs drove by the state Capitol Tuesday morning, the drivers leaning on their very loud horns in protest of a proposed diesel-fuel rule.

Kathleen Parker | July 19, 2003

Hunter Thompson, who should know, once said that when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. The man, alas, was a prophet.

Robert Novak | July 19, 2003

On the eve of a Senate-House conference to hammer out the final version of the prescription drug bill, House Republican leaders are pleading for help from President Bush, or at least from his aides.

Fri, Jul 18, 2003

Michelle Malkin | July 18, 2003

The New York Times -- unrelenting champion of the underprivileged, mighty battler against all corporate evils, and vehement opponent of Republican tax cuts for the "rich and powerful" -- lives by a far more self-serving motto.

Jonah Goldberg | July 18, 2003

Is the Republican Party conservative?

Mona Charen | July 18, 2003

For months, liberal Democrats have been fumbling and stumbling -- attempting to get out from under a huge boulder labeled "soft on defense." Now, they think they've found the key: Transform the nearly flawless liberation of Iraq into a scandal.

Oliver North | July 18, 2003

It has been widely reported that President George W. Bush doesn't particularly like making trips abroad. In the aftermath of his first state visit to Africa, it is painfully obvious why.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 18, 2003

Poor Harry, what did he say all those years ago that brings the he-man out of this otherwise exquisite moral conscience?

Jacob Sullum | July 18, 2003

Karen Tandy, expected to be confirmed soon as the new head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), did not face many tough questions when her nomination was considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Bruce Bartlett | July 18, 2003

Last week's announcement that the federal budget deficit will reach $455 billion this fiscal year (which ends on Sept. 30) brought predictable denunciations from the Democratic side of the aisle.

Rich Lowry | July 18, 2003

Hurricane Claudette recently lashed the Texas coast, and some environmentalists claim to know why: The SUVs did it.

Larry Kudlow | July 18, 2003

The liberal banshees on the presidential campaign trail may be technically right that so far the Bush tax cuts have not produced a vigorous recovery.

Charles Krauthammer | July 18, 2003

The Niger uranium flap has achieved the status of midsummer frenzy, a molehill become a mountain in the absence of competing news stories.

John McCaslin | July 18, 2003

It's easy to criticize reporters, a leading congressman tells the Media Institute.

Chuck Colson | July 18, 2003

We work and live in a free-market context. What, if anything, does the free market have to do with a biblical view of life?

Marvin Olasky | July 18, 2003

President Lyndon Johnson nearly four decades ago said that government programs would make the long-impoverished Summerhill neighborhood here a place of "spacious beauty and lively promise." Instead, it's become a place of boondoggles.

Thu, Jul 17, 2003

Ann Coulter | July 17, 2003

After Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt rounded up more than 100,000 Japanese residents and citizens and threw them in internment camps.

Thomas Sowell | July 17, 2003

Someone once pointed out that there are at least 50 colleges that claim to be among the top 25 colleges in the country.

Larry Elder | July 17, 2003

Registration for panhandling? Cincinnati, patterning itself after a similar measure enacted in Dayton, Ohio, now requires registration for panhandling.

Suzanne Fields | July 17, 2003

Out with the old, in with the new. The wheel of change has been spinning merrily during the long, hot (and often wet) summer. That's especially true for those who make the news. The media is the message.

Maggie Gallagher | July 17, 2003

Fascism, n.: A political philosophy, movement or regime ... that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation and forcible suppression of opposition.

Joel Mowbray | July 17, 2003

Give credit to the “Bush lied” crowd for this much: they didn’t just toss off the allegation in passing. They spent a lot of time talking about it. A lot.

Robert Novak | July 17, 2003

Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri, who tearfully changed her vote three weeks ago to pass the prescription drug subsidy bill by a single vote, sent a private memorandum Monday to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. What about my payoff, she asked, of a vote to permit re-import of cheaper drugs?

Ross Mackenzie | July 17, 2003

The New York Times has a new executive editor, Bill Keller. But at The Times the beat may go on - indications are that it will - until, good golly Miss Molly, the very hirer of Keller hires out elsewhere.

William F. Buckley | July 17, 2003

They wrestle over a prescription-drug bill but not, really, over whether the entire approach is defective.

Wed, Jul 16, 2003

Michelle Malkin | July 16, 2003

The fraud trial of Cyril Kendall begins this week in New York City.

Walter E. Williams | July 16, 2003

Some of us know more about some things than others, and we often exploit that advantage.

Brent Bozell | July 16, 2003

The public gets two kinds of news. There is the unpredictable erupting event, from the great (Berlin Wall falls) to the small (a child goes missing).

Jonah Goldberg | July 16, 2003

In a new 30-minute fundraising infomercial Jerry Springer informally announced his intention to run for the Senate from Ohio.

David Limbaugh | July 16, 2003

If there is not an orchestrated effort among Democratic leaders and the mainstream press to discredit President Bush concerning Iraq, there might as well be.

Tony Blankley | July 16, 2003

The temptation of most incumbent presidents who are reasonably popular by the third year is not to raise any controversial issues in the campaign year.

Pat Buchanan | July 16, 2003

In the 1968 campaign, when Hubert Humphrey said he would end the bombing of North Vietnam, Spiro Agnew said Hubert was "soft on communism."

Ben Shapiro | July 16, 2003

Harry Truman was anti-Semitic. Who cares?

Terry Jeffrey | July 16, 2003

Democrats are trying to stir up a scandal because in his State of the Union address President Bush cited a British intelligence report that a man named Joseph C. Wilson does not agree with.

Debra J. Saunders | July 16, 2003

When trendy drug programs -- such as Australia's Medically Supervised Injecting Centre, which allows junkies to shoot up under medical supervision -- are born, they invariably are touted as the savvy new way to address the world's drug problems.

Linda Chavez | July 16, 2003

How sad, now, that this venerable institution has been turned into a caricature of its former self.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 16, 2003

His vote against the Medicare legislation in the House of Representatives nearly sunk the bill. Sponsors had to hold the vote open more than an hour to persuade other Republicans to come on board so they could eke out a one-vote victory.

John McCaslin | July 16, 2003

The U.S. Constitution published in Spanish? Yes, and the Declaration of Independence, too (or the "Declaracion de Independencia").

Kathleen Parker | July 16, 2003

A careful reading of the day's headlines reveals this poetic tension: God and America's tort lawyers are on opposite sides of the war on fat.

Armstrong Williams | July 16, 2003

President Bush's current five-nation tour of Africa seems an appropriate occasion to laud him for doing more to benefit black people than any other leader in our history, including the so-called, "first black president," Bill Clinton.

Tue, Jul 15, 2003

Thomas Sowell | July 15, 2003

Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat, recently declared to fellow party members at a Washington night spot, "I don't need Bush's tax cut" and added that he had never worked a day in his life.

Mona Charen | July 15, 2003

Bruce Cole, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, enjoys a nice view of the Capitol dome from his office window. He is less satisfied with what he sees of America's common culture.

Cal Thomas | July 15, 2003

Rather than focus on the future of Iraq, administration critics - who include Democratic presidential candidates desperate to bring down Bush's still high approval ratings... - concentrate on who said and did what about evidence that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.

Dennis Prager | July 15, 2003

Decades of lecturing around America and of speaking with parents on my radio show have led me to an incredible conclusion: More American parents would be upset with their teenage children if they smoked a cigarette than if they cheated on a test.

Matt Towery | July 15, 2003

America is split over which political party it wants to control Congress. The numbers suggest provocative political days ahead. More tellingly, they point to the group that holds the real power -- the so-called independent voters.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 15, 2003

Do American job hunters have to get their up-to-date employment news from The Economic Times of India? That faraway newspaper carries sensational items that somehow don't make news in the United States.

Bill Murchison | July 15, 2003

While American soldiers are dying in Iraqi ambushes and a new Iraqi governing council is taking root -- that is, while life, real and occasionally bitter, goes on -- the plaintiffs lawyer who wants to be our president is talking like, what else, a plaintiffs lawyer.

Frank Gaffney | July 15, 2003

Somewhere, probably in Iraq, Saddam Hussein is gloating. He can only be gratified by the feeding frenzy of recriminations, second-guessing and political power-plays that are currently assailing his nemeses: President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Chuck Colson | July 15, 2003

When a well-known actor makes a movie without subtitles in two languages no one speaks anymore, the critics take notice—and they worry.

Rich Lowry | July 15, 2003

No one wants to say it out loud, but we are all colonialists now.

Bruce Bartlett | July 15, 2003

With federal budget deficits rising, pressure is on once again to enact a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Jack Kemp | July 15, 2003

As I prepare to leave for Africa to attend the Leon H. Sullivan U.S.-African Trade Summit in Abuja, Nigeria, President Bush is returning from his historic tour of Africa as the first-ever Republican president to visit the continent.

Mon, Jul 14, 2003

Suzanne Fields | July 14, 2003

Since women are from Venus and men from Mars, it's inevitable that a lot of them will look for love in cyberspace. Seeking romance online is today what looking for Mr. Goodbar was in the previous century.

Diana West | July 14, 2003

One way to size up a local community is to buy its local paper. So I did, forking over $5 for a newspaper originally priced at 4 cents.

Joel Mowbray | July 14, 2003

With turmoil in Iran gaining more and more attention—at least when Liberia isn’t taking center stage—the media guessing game about the Persian nation has kicked into high-gear: is Iran next?

Robert Novak | July 14, 2003

The CIA's decision to send retired diplomat Joseph C. Wilson to Africa in February 2002 to investigate possible Iraqi purchases of uranium was made routinely at a low level without Director George Tenet's knowledge. Remarkably, this produced a political firestorm that has not yet subsided.

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.