Sun, Sep 14, 2003

Debra J. Saunders | September 14, 2003

Last Christmas, President George W. Bush issued his first presidential pardons for seven individuals who had been convicted of minor offenses between 1957 and 1993.

Paul Jacob | September 14, 2003

Once upon a time there was a guy who had to work for a living. You can see that already we have the makings of a Shakespearean tragedy here.

George Will | September 14, 2003

There should be choice about schools for children placed by life's lottery in difficult conditions.

Sat, Sep 13, 2003

David Limbaugh | September 13, 2003

The Reverend Al Sharpton was not only far and away the most entertaining participant in this week's Democratic presidential debate, he also offered the most interesting tidbit when he accused his fellow candidates, essentially, of double-crossing black voters.

Rich Tucker | September 13, 2003

The war against terrorism will be long and expensive. And President Bush has put an exact price tag on at least one aspect of it. He says it will cost $87 billion over the next year to stabilize and rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan.

William F. Buckley | September 13, 2003

Regulation of airfares is effected by competition, which is as it should be. What is largely unnoticed is that in business class there is practically no competition. All airlines opportunize on the customer who craves uncramped travel.

Robert Novak | September 13, 2003

Democrats received in the mail this week another appeal for contributions to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that was not signed by Chairman Terry McAuliffe. This letter bore the signature of consultant and television commentator James Carville.

Fri, Sep 12, 2003

Michelle Malkin | September 12, 2003

Political correctness is breaking the hearts of thousands of little girls -- and their daddies are having a hard time explaining why multicultural hypersensitivity is more important than their daughters' innocent fun.

Brent Bozell | September 12, 2003

Are you ready for some football? That's the usual ABC question kicking off "Monday Night Football," but this year, ABC and the NFL should have first asked, "Are you ready for some lip-synching ex-teen queen in black and white leather?"

Jonah Goldberg | September 12, 2003

We're winning the battle against terrorism, but I fear we are losing the war with certainty.

Mona Charen | September 12, 2003

By one vote, the House of Representatives decided last week to give needy students in the District of Columbia a fighting chance at a better education. Now the Senate is up to bat.

Oliver North | September 12, 2003

This past week marked the second commemoration of the worst terrorist attacks in American history, and was characterized by both painful and poignant moments.

Jacob Sullum | September 12, 2003

The Federal Trade Commission recently exonerated the alcohol industry from the charge that it's trying to seduce underage drinkers with flavored malt beverages such as Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi Silver, which critics call "alcopops."

Charles Krauthammer | September 12, 2003

Arafat, whose unswerving objective is a Palestinian state built on the ruins of Israel and who will not put down the gun until he gets it, undermined Abbas from the very beginning. He now has chosen a puppet as his new prime minister.

Thu, Sep 11, 2003

Ann Coulter | September 11, 2003

Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has been issuing diatribes against the Bush administration that would surpass even Tariq Aziz with severe menstrual cramps. This strategy has made him the runaway favorite of the Democratic Party. Even Mr. War Hero, John Kerry, is getting shellacked by Dean. At times Kerry seems almost ready to surrender, making him look even more French.

Larry Elder | September 11, 2003

Is the California gubernatorial recall election, Oct. 7, an expression of outraged, tax-weary California residents? This remains the bottom-line question.

Suzanne Fields | September 11, 2003

How we commemorate Sept. 11, a date imprinted in the national psyche with Dec. 7 as dates to live in infamy, is idiosyncratic and individual.

Debra J. Saunders | September 11, 2003

I just got off the phone with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Linda Chavez | September 11, 2003

The Democrats apparently aren't used to being on the receiving end of such bad behavior. But they're sure good at dishing it out, as they demonstrated once again in this second, nationally televised 2004 presidential candidate debate.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 11, 2003

Rather than hear such paragons of balderdash as the Hon. Charles E. Schumer calumniate him as politically extreme, Estrada withdrew his name from the Senate's butcher block.

Larry Kudlow | September 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003, was a beautiful late-summer day in New York -- just as it was two years ago. It's an eerie juxtaposition.

Alan Reynolds | September 11, 2003

When government officials asked people if they had a job last month, 137.6 million said "yes." But when employers were asked, they said they had only 129.8 million on nonfarm payrolls.

Kathleen Parker | September 11, 2003

What is a conservative? I’m not sure, but if I were to offer adjectives about my fellow scribes, I would say that conservatives as a group are smarter, funnier and wiser than those other guys.

Rich Lowry | September 11, 2003

The latest amnesty for illegal aliens, desperately sought for years by pro-immigration advocates and seemingly derailed by 9-11, is almost here.

John McCaslin | September 11, 2003

Marking the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations has released a poll that, among other things, reflects American Muslim political views.

Marvin Olasky | September 11, 2003

These days, finding New York Times lies and cover-ups is like shooting fish in a barrel, but Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike Beidler has told me about one fish story too obnoxious to pass up.

Chuck Colson | September 11, 2003

Today many Americans will stop to pray, remembering the brutal terrorist attacks just two years ago. We've learned a great deal since then, and that should guide our future.

George Will | September 11, 2003

It is, sad to say, really risky in today's Democratic Party, which is tethered to teachers unions, for Lieberman to say that he will soon vote for legislation to establish an experimental voucher program for the poor children caught in the District of Columbia's disastrous schools.

Bruce Bartlett | September 11, 2003

This is the time of year when millions of parents send their children off to universities. Unfortunately, one price of getting one's children into a top school these days is that they may be subjected to four years of liberal propaganda.

Ross Mackenzie | September 11, 2003

With this headline on its lead story Tuesday, echoed by The New York Times yesterday, The Washington Post told the troubling tale: "Reserve Tours Are Extended" - with this subhead: "Army Orders 1-Year Stay in Iraq, Nearby Nations."

Robert Novak | September 11, 2003

Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, the only senator in the Baseball Hall of Fame, is as tough and aggressive a politician as he was a pitcher.

Wed, Sep 10, 2003

Michelle Malkin | September 10, 2003

Across the nation, public officials will strike somber poses and shed television-friendly tears and bow their blow-dried heads in memory of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Walter E. Williams | September 10, 2003

Imagine you're having a backyard barbeque. A cop walks in and announces, "This is a random health and safety check to see whether you've removed the skin from the chicken before you served it."

Brent Bozell | September 10, 2003

On one level, President Bush's Sunday night speech was unremarkable. It was a simple declarative address on what has been accomplished in the war on terrorism and what remains to be done.

Jonah Goldberg | September 10, 2003

I don't know if President Bush is bluffing or if he thinks he's got the winning hand. But his speech amounted to a declaration that we are "all in" in Iraq.

David Limbaugh | September 10, 2003

While it is apparently important for President Bush's critics to characterize his Sunday night speech as "an important turn in his administration's approach to Iraq," it was no such thing.

Tony Blankley | September 10, 2003

In Senate hearings yesterday, Senator McCain -- who once upon a time in a Vietnamese sky above and prison below, showed such courage, patriotism and noble patience during his heroic service to our country -- couldn't have been more rude and interruptive during the testimony of Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz.

Cal Thomas | September 10, 2003

Reading the transcript and listening to some of the sound bites from Monday's (Sept. 8) arguments before the Supreme Court over the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law again reminds that the real issue isn't about us but them.

Pat Buchanan | September 10, 2003

Gray Davis is a desperate man. Facing recall, he has just put the safety of California motorists at risk in a naked bid to buy Hispanic votes.

Debra J. Saunders | September 10, 2003

When Gov. Gray Davis signed on Friday night SB60, which allows illegal aliens to obtain California drivers' licenses, he was gambling that he could betray the majority of California voters and thereby beat the Oct. 7 recall.

Ben Shapiro | September 10, 2003

Jewish theology teaches that the wise man is the man who learns from everyone. The same can be said about events.

Terry Jeffrey | September 10, 2003

Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democratic delegate for the District of Columbia, went to the floor of the House last week, huffing and puffing that if Congress allows school choice in the nation's capital it will blow the doors off public schools nationwide.

Rich Tucker | September 10, 2003

You might not have noticed since, if you live in the suburbs, you’re probably surrounded by good schools, low crime, friendly neighbors and tidy lawns.

Maggie Gallagher | September 10, 2003

For marriage nuts, the big question lately has been: Are things getting a little bit better, or are they still getting worse and worse?

John McCaslin | September 10, 2003

This Thursday, on the second anniversary of Sept. 11, Washington Mayor Anthony A. Williams will issue a proclamation declaring the day "Children's Peace Day."

William F. Buckley | September 10, 2003

In a private forum the question arose, Why do they hate Bush so? And ... what will they do with that hatred? How far can they carry it? How will it affect the next presidential election?

Joel Mowbray | September 10, 2003

With the uproar over drivers licenses being issued to illegal aliens in states like California, an even-bigger security threat has been overlooked: drivers licenses being issued to people with obviously fake documentation.

Kathleen Parker | September 10, 2003

I had one of those weird dreams that makes you wonder whether you might need a weekend of primal scream therapy: Cruella De Vil was freedom-kissing two little Mouseketeers dressed as virginal brides. Ick.

Tue, Sep 09, 2003

Thomas Sowell | September 09, 2003

Since the "Contract with America" was such a political success back in 1994, why not a Contract with Black America during next year's election campaign?

Mona Charen | September 09, 2003

In the two years since last Sept. 11, 2001, the war against terror has often been compared with the Cold War. As with all historical analogies, this one is only partially applicable.

Cal Thomas | September 09, 2003

Hours before President Bush's speech Sunday night (Sept. 7), the top U.S. commander in Iraq summed up in a single sentence the importance of creating a free and democratic Iraq.

Dennis Prager | September 09, 2003

At the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in New Mexico last week, the Democratic Party publicly rejected the motto of our country, e pluribus unum, "out of many, one."

Matt Towery | September 09, 2003

Will the recent promising trends in some of the leading economic indicators fail to provide practical and political relief to the American people? Unfortunately, it's easy to visualize that exact scenario.

Bill Murchison | September 09, 2003

Has anybody noticed? We won the war.

Frank Gaffney | September 09, 2003

On the eve of the second anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush offered the country a visionary, courageous and correct assessment of the progress of the War on Terror – and his strategy for waging and winning it.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 09, 2003

Last year, he was the only ninth-grader in his school whose parents opted him out of the county sex-education classes. We opted out our two other children also (one in middle school, the other in grammar school) and we've done so again this year for all three.

Armstrong Williams | September 09, 2003

The key to winning a war in America is to distill a complex and terrible situation into a few inspiring images.

Bruce Bartlett | September 09, 2003

With Congress having returned from its August recess last week, the rhetoric on employment has heated up. In particular, we are hearing more and more about the loss of manufacturing jobs.

Mon, Sep 08, 2003

Thomas Sowell | September 08, 2003

We may become the first society destroyed by its own experts -- especially experts in fields where there is no expertise that can be verified by facts.

Brent Bozell | September 08, 2003

If children read anything in the newspapers anymore, it's still the Sunday comics section -- that inviting spread of colored cartoon art, that staple of Silly Putty advertising.

Suzanne Fields | September 08, 2003

We move toward the second commemoration of the date that also lives in infamy, still puzzling over how so many intellectuals, so called, literary sophisticates and fatuous scribblers could have spoken and written so much idiocy, metaphorical and otherwise, about what happened on Sept. 11 at Ground Zero.

Debra J. Saunders | September 08, 2003

You could call this phase of the anti-recall campaign the "Gray Davis Hurt Me Tour."

Phyllis Schlafly | September 08, 2003

The California recall will probably dominate national news until the Oct. 7 election, but the dog that hasn't barked yet is how the candidates are going to deal with the big problem they are pretending not to notice.

William F. Buckley | September 08, 2003

There's no question that the administration misjudged the extent of the Iraq problem. That problem is the problem of Iraq, No. 1, and No.2, the problem of our allies and of the United Nations.

Robert Novak | September 08, 2003

George W. Bush must soon decide whether to reverse the biggest economic blunder of his presidency by ending his three-year imposition of steel tariffs halfway through that period.

John Leo | September 08, 2003

he mainstream press has been doing a miserable job covering Cruz Bustamante's ties to the creepy Chicano secessionist group MEChA.

Rich Lowry | September 08, 2003

Will President Bush replicate one of Bill Clinton's worst foreign-policy failures?

Jack Kemp | September 08, 2003

Failure is not an option in Iraq. Thankfully, it also has begun to dawn on most everyone that the only way to avoid failure is to turn Iraq over to Iraqis as soon as possible.

Joel Mowbray | September 08, 2003

After five months of brutal press coverage, the Bush administration is calling on the United Nations to “save the day” in Iraq—news that is most unwelcome for anyone who wants to see improvement in the country, particularly Iraqis themselves.

Sun, Sep 07, 2003

Paul Jacob | September 07, 2003

"Welcome aboard. This is Joe, your flight captain. We're cruising at such-and-such thousand feet, at such-and-such miles per hour. The skies are clear and we expect smooth sailing. And oh, by the way--I'm unarmed. And the co-pilot is unarmed. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight."

George Will | September 07, 2003

Iraq in the throes of rebirth is a reminder that political science is a science of single instances, which means it is not a science.

Ross Mackenzie | September 07, 2003

Forty years ago, in the Far North, I first cast my eyes upon her.