Sun, Sep 21, 2003

Pat Buchanan | September 21, 2003

Asked about political chatter that Hillary might enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, ex-President Clinton volunteered, "That's a decision for her to make."

Paul Jacob | September 21, 2003

My recent discussion of the Transportation Security Administration's foot-dragging when it comes to letting pilots bear arms earned both claps on the shoulder and punches in the nose. Here are some of the concerns readers expressed.

George Will | September 21, 2003

The deficit is the difference between what the biological makeup of human beings demands and what many children's social situations supply in the way of connections to other people, and to institutions that satisfy the natural need for moral and spiritual meaning.

Kathleen Parker | September 21, 2003

The schadenfreude that defines today's hysteria-driven media was vividly manifest Thursday as our world fixated on Isabel - the little hurricane that couldn't quite - and largely ignored weightier if quieter stories of the day.

Sat, Sep 20, 2003

David Limbaugh | September 20, 2003

Conservative scholar-warrior David Horowitz has the left in apoplexy over his ingenious proposal for an Academic Bill of Rights that would forbid university faculty from hiring, firing, and granting or denying promotion or tenure on the basis of political beliefs.

Robert Novak | September 20, 2003

Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, who in 1998 voted against both counts of President Bill Clinton's impeachment, has received a $1,000 contribution from Clinton's New York political operative, Harold Ickes Jr.

Fri, Sep 19, 2003

Thomas Sowell | September 19, 2003

At George Mason University, they are giving a "roast" -- that peculiarly American combination of praise and ridicule -- to Walter Williams, professor of economics and columnist extraordinaire.

Michelle Malkin | September 19, 2003

All of Britain was buzzing last week after a tabloid published highly controversial photos -- not of a topless supermodel or two female pop singers kissing or Prince William in a grass skirt but of angelic babies smiling in the womb.

Brent Bozell | September 19, 2003

It was only a matter of time, I suppose. Comic-book superheroes have gone into the liberal political indoctrination business.

Jonah Goldberg | September 19, 2003

Every time self-described civil libertarians pick something to complain about, they end up with egg on their faces.

Mona Charen | September 19, 2003

In what they obviously regard as a huge concession, President Bush noted the other day that “No, we’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September the eleventh.”

Oliver North | September 19, 2003

Last weekend at Fed Ex Field, just outside the nation's capital, the self-styled all-American rock-and-roller Bruce Springsteen played one of his marathon sessions to an enthusiastic crowd. They were approving -- that is, until "The Boss" interrupted his performance to complain about domestic politics and the war on terror.

Debra J. Saunders | September 19, 2003

The Ninth Circuit should set up an 11-judge (en banc) panel to reconsider Monday's three-judge ruling to postpone the Oct. 7 recall election.

Rich Tucker | September 19, 2003

Over the years, I’ve been told many times that I’m in the dark. But that was never more true than Thursday night.

Charles Krauthammer | September 19, 2003

For more than a year, the Democratic mantra on Afghanistan was that President Bush was not doing enough -- not spending enough money, not building the army fast enough, not deploying troops to tame the warlords.

John McCaslin | September 19, 2003

We've taken Sen. Joe Lieberman's request to advise him "what songs inspire you and remind you of Joe and would get you excited for Joe at campaign events" one step further by including all presidential candidates in the theme-song search.

Bruce Bartlett | September 19, 2003

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is an angry man. If he were a cartoon character, he would probably look like Donald Duck during one of his famous tirades, with steam pouring out of his ears every time he hears someone say "tax cuts" or "George W. Bush" or "supply-side economics."

Larry Kudlow | September 19, 2003

A kangaroo court of liberal-leaning journalists and Democratic state treasurers charged and convicted former New York Stock Exchange CEO Dick Grasso with an unpardonable sin -- success.

Ross Mackenzie | September 19, 2003

Congress has reopened, and aren't you and you and YOU oh so glad?

Thu, Sep 18, 2003

Ann Coulter | September 18, 2003

During my recent book tour, I resisted the persistent, illiterate request that I name traitors. With a great deal of charity – and suspension of disbelief – I was willing to concede that many liberals were merely fatuous idiots.

Larry Elder | September 18, 2003

Exploring the roots and reason of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, two television specials, "Searching for the Roots of 9/11," hosted by The New York Times' Tom Friedman on the Discovery Channel, and "Why U.S.?" on the Discovery Times Channel, aired on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, respectively.

Cal Thomas | September 18, 2003

Campaigning for president in 1968, '72 and '76, Alabama Democratic Gov. George Wallace said, "Send 'em a message." Wallace believed that a vote for him would send a message to Washington politicians that the people were tired of Washington's dictatorial ways.

Suzanne Fields | September 18, 2003

Johnny Cash was plenty good enough to fool his fans. They believed he felt it in his soul when he sang the Gospel while stoned on drugs.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 18, 2003

The problem isn't with "These kids today ..." – the real problem is with "These adults today ..."

Emmett Tyrrell | September 18, 2003

If Israel forces Arafat into exile, where do they ship him?

Ross Mackenzie | September 18, 2003

Howard Dean and John Kerry, among other Democratic presidential aspirants, are stumping key states deploring President Bush's "lies."

Joel Mowbray | September 18, 2003

A decade after the Oslo peace accords, the new Middle East “solution” being floated is the expulsion of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat—but that discussion misses the point.

John McCaslin | September 18, 2003

We've taken Sen. Joe Lieberman's request to advise him "what songs inspire you and remind you of Joe and would get you excited for Joe at campaign events" one step further by including all presidential candidates in the theme-song search.

Alan Reynolds | September 18, 2003

How and where children are schooled should surely be one of the most important decisions parents make, at least as important as buying a house and car. Yet this is the only major purchase in which most parents have no choice at all.

Marvin Olasky | September 18, 2003

Three items of education news this month may seem to have nothing to do with each other, but let’s connect the dots.

Rich Lowry | September 18, 2003

Nothing quite so angers Democrats about the current situation in Iraq than that Halliburton is making money there.

Wed, Sep 17, 2003

Thomas Sowell | September 17, 2003

Maybe it is just local pride on my part, but I think California is the purest example of liberal fundamentalism. New York and Massachusetts have their claims on that title, but California is not called the Left Coast for nothing.

Michelle Malkin | September 17, 2003

I can't change the TV channels without seeing the ubiquitous mug of former Montgomery County, Md., police chief-turned-author Charles A. Moose.

Walter E. Williams | September 17, 2003

Recent advocacy of free trade in this column has caused considerable reader apoplexy and anxiety, not to mention accusations of unconcern with worker plight.

Brent Bozell | September 17, 2003

On the second anniversary of September 11, there wasn't half as much solemnity and national unity on network TV coverage as last year.

Jonah Goldberg | September 17, 2003

Despite what all my friends who junketed down to Cancun, Mexico, for the World Trade Organization meeting say, I think it's better to be here in Burlington.

David Limbaugh | September 17, 2003

Since the Bush Administration can do nothing right in Iraq according to the Democratic presidential candidates, we really should revisit what they might do differently if in power.

Tony Blankley | September 17, 2003

This is not a book review column, but I have read a book that justifies more national comment than it has yet received.

Ben Shapiro | September 17, 2003

If you believe in liberalism -- the idea that the economy should be heavily controlled, that resources should be distributed "fairly," that opportunities should be allocated by a central authority -- then you hate the idea of an independent American populace.

Debra J. Saunders | September 17, 2003

The infamous Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Monday that the very "punch-card" ballots that were good enough to elect Gray Davis governor in November aren't good enough to be used in an election that might recall him.

Terry Jeffrey | September 17, 2003

Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is between a rock and a hard place.

Linda Chavez | September 17, 2003

Israel has temporarily dodged another bullet -- this one from its closest ally.

Joel Mowbray | September 17, 2003

Having toured Townhall’s spartan offices—make that office, as they all sit bunched together—I am thoroughly impressed that Townhall has become the premier conservative site on the web, reaching 2 million unique readers each month.

Kathleen Parker | September 17, 2003

When Freud asked "What does woman want?" he was justifiably stumped.

George Will | September 17, 2003

All that was lacking to complete the awfulness of California's recall was supplied when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shoved its oar in.

Robert Novak | September 17, 2003

He predicted an all-Democrat three-judge federal appellate panel in San Francisco, including two of Bill Clinton's liberal appointees, would postpone until next March the Oct. 7 recall election as demanded by the American Civil Liberties Union. What's more, he said, the decision would be based on the Supreme Court's 2000 decision in Bush vs. Gore.

Tue, Sep 16, 2003

Thomas Sowell | September 16, 2003

One of the signs of our times is a recent ruling by a federal judge that those who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks can sue the planes' manufacturer and the owners of the World Trade Center, among others. This extraordinary -- indeed, unique -- terrorist attack was "foreseeable," according to Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in New York.

Mona Charen | September 16, 2003

To hear the Democrats and many members of the Fourth Estate tell it, the tax cuts signed by President Bush have proven to be utterly irresponsible in light of the expenses associated with rebuilding Iraq.

Dennis Prager | September 16, 2003

One of the most common questions I am asked is, "What can I, a simple citizen, do to make our country better?"

Matt Towery | September 16, 2003

During my years of active involvement in Republican politics, I came to know former Vice President Dan Quayle.

Maggie Gallagher | September 16, 2003

What are we, the adult society, telling boys and girls about what it means to be a man or a woman?

Bill Murchison | September 16, 2003

The Senate is expected this week to reject a new Federal Communications Commission rule expanding from 30 percent to 40 percent the number of households a single company can reach.

John McCaslin | September 16, 2003

How valuable is a signed copy of "Gettysburg," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's new novel, which imagines a victory by the South in the most famous battle of the Civil War?

Bruce Bartlett | September 16, 2003

The collapse of world trade talks over the weekend has produced much hand-wringing in Bush administration. Yet it was the inevitable result of its own protectionist policies -- especially last year's budget-busting agriculture subsidy bill.

William F. Buckley | September 16, 2003

The ultimatum to Israel is pathetic business and will be laughed out of court in the Mideast and elsewhere.

Mon, Sep 15, 2003

Thomas Sowell | September 15, 2003

Studies of highly intelligent children show them to have many of the characteristics that can get them labeled autistic if they happen to be late in beginning to speak.

Cal Thomas | September 15, 2003

I met Johnny Cash in 1978 when I was writing a book about public people and their private challenges. After seven months of letters and calling his secretary, I finally got an interview with him.

Suzanne Fields | September 15, 2003

When a Washington think tank invites scholars, policy wonks and journalists to hear an intellectual propound a new economic theory, it's not often that the work under discussion comes recommended by

Ben Shapiro | September 15, 2003

Krauthammer, Will, Coulter, Sowell, and dozens of other brilliant conservatives tackling the issues of the day get my brainwaves flowing.

Diana West | September 15, 2003

Something my brother said to me long ago about the ebb and flow of the war on Islamic terrorism -- not before 9/11, but well before a coalition of willing American and British forces liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein -- comes back to me from time to time.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 15, 2003

Too many of our children are too fat, so there ought to be a law. Turn the trial lawyers loose to blame the restaurants and the fast-food joints and give them the tobacco treatment. Right?

Frank Gaffney | September 15, 2003

Every once in a while a highly visible political gambit comes completely a cropper.

Rich Lowry | September 15, 2003

Call him "General Chutzpah." Former Gen. Wesley Clark, perhaps soon-to-be a Democratic presidential candidate, is riding high on his prescience about the difficulties of the current Iraq war.

John Leo | September 15, 2003

Asked what he thought about illegal immigration, the late singer-politician Sonny Bono replied: "It's illegal."

Kathleen Parker | September 15, 2003

Suddenly, getting back to normal doesn't seem such a prudent idea. Meanwhile, it's hard not to notice that this shift in attitudes feels mostly political.

Jack Kemp | September 15, 2003

A lot of people believe economic growth comes at the expense of the environment. Quite the contrary, the economic growth imperative drives investment in technology, which continuously improves our products and protects the environment.

Armstrong Williams | September 15, 2003

Last week marked the 30th anniversary of financier Harold Doley becoming the first black American to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

Robert Novak | September 15, 2003

Rep. Jim DeMint, a conservative Republican running for the Senate in South Carolina, will this week introduce a Social Security reform permitting private investment by younger workers. That's not unusual.

Joel Mowbray | September 15, 2003

The State Department is already making plans to “water down” the United Nations resolution calling for UN involvement in Iraq, according to several administration officials.

Chuck Colson | September 15, 2003

Forty years ago a bomb went off in a Birmingham, Alabama, church. The shock of the explosion echoes still.

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.