Sun, Oct 05, 2003

Paul Jacob | October 05, 2003

You're on the rack being tortured by the bad guy. You're whipped, you're scourged, you're slapped around. This goes on for a while. Finally your torturer chuckles evilly and says, "And now...I'm going to triple your car tax. For your own good, of course."

William F. Buckley | October 05, 2003

The front-page New York Times/CBS poll raises the hopes of Democratic presidential aspirants, and raises political questions, as polls are supposed to do.

George Will | October 05, 2003

From Hugo and Zola to Camus and Sartre, there is a long French tradition of public intellectuals as superstars. Bernard-Henri Levy, 54, continues this tradition self-consciously.

Sat, Oct 04, 2003

Robert Novak | October 04, 2003

On the same day in 1999 that retired diplomat Joseph Wilson was returned $1,000 of $2,000 he contributed to Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore a month earlier because it exceeded the federal limit, his CIA-employee wife gave $1,000 to Gore using a fictitious identification for herself.

Kathleen Parker | October 04, 2003

Sex, sports, sabotage. You want a scandal, have we got a scandal for you.

Fri, Oct 03, 2003

Thomas Sowell | October 03, 2003

It is one of the sad signs of our times that a furor was created because Rush Limbaugh expressed an opinion as to why a particular quarterback seemed to him to be over-rated.

Brent Bozell | October 03, 2003

The media frenzy that pressed Rush Limbaugh's resignation from ESPN's NFL pregame show has been amazingly intense when compared to what was actually said. The entire sports/political culture ought to take a deep breath... and relax.

Jonah Goldberg | October 03, 2003

If you hired Jerry Falwell to be a commentator on your TV show, would you be shocked and dismayed if he mentioned God?

Mona Charen | October 03, 2003

Maybe I'm just getting jaded, but this latest Washington "scandal" regarding the leak strikes me as cynicism squared.

Oliver North | October 03, 2003

Even Hillary Rodham, who you would think had her fill of special counsels, wants a full-fledged inquisition with lawyers, judges, investigators, subpoenas, etc.

Ben Shapiro | October 03, 2003

Tom McClintock was poised to make big strides. Arnold was poised to blow his big opportunity. And then, Arianna Huffington opened her big mouth.

Jacob Sullum | October 03, 2003

Don't get me wrong. I hate telemarketers as much as the next guy -- probably more. I've got caller ID and the Telezapper, a device that's supposed to convince automated dialers your phone is disconnected.

Joel Mowbray | October 03, 2003

When former Secretary of State George Shultz tested diplomats' loyalty to America with a simple test, they failed. Badly. In the last exclusive excerpt from "Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security," Mowbray tells a story that you won't soon forget. And you won't believe the tale of a high-ranking State Department official who *apologized* to a suspected terrorist who was turned away at the border by a Customs officer--and then gave the thug a new visa!

Charles Krauthammer | October 03, 2003

On the reconstruction of Iraq, everybody is a genius. Every pundit, every ex-official and, of course, every Democrat knows exactly how it should have been done.

Thu, Oct 02, 2003

Ann Coulter | October 02, 2003

According to a new survey, six out of 10 Americans can't name a single Democrat running for president. And that poll was actually taken among the 10 current Democratic candidates. According to the survey answers, "the military guy" leads with 19 percent, followed by "that doctor – what's his name?" with 12 percent, and "the French-looking guy" with 9 percent.

Larry Elder | October 02, 2003

Several months ago, I received an e-mail from Ariel Avrech's father, Robert. He told me that his 22-year-old son, at Cedars Sinai, lay awaiting a lung transplant.

Cal Thomas | October 02, 2003

USA Today reported last Tuesday (Sept. 28) that standoffs between church and state are spreading across the country. Some people are upset by the court ruling barring display of the Ten Commandments in an Alabama courthouse.

Suzanne Fields | October 02, 2003

When the master of ceremonies at "Miss Congeniality," the movie send-up of Miss America, asked what they wished for most, every girl knew to put on her most sincere look and answer breathlessly: "World peace."

Debra J. Saunders | October 02, 2003

It says something about how pampered and passive Americans have become when Congress approves and President Bush signs a bill authorizing a National Do Not Call Registry.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 02, 2003

A Black Cat News Story is a bizarre phenomenon known only to national news reporting, usually in Washington.

Rich Tucker | October 02, 2003

I’m already aware that you’ve got a deal going on vinyl siding, which would look great on my house after I refinance it.

Ross Mackenzie | October 02, 2003

It was a heck of a way to herald the autumnal equinox when night equals day, fall begins, birds head south, leaves get the message to start changing and rainfall increases.

Joel Mowbray | October 02, 2003

After the end of the Iraq war, the State Department moved to create a transitional government--and they stacked it with friends of Saddam. This latest exclusive excerpt from Dangerous Diplomacy airs State's dirty laundry--where Mowbray names names--and there's also a section on how State gave a cold shoulder to demonstrators in Iran who have been protesting the ruling mullahs.

Bruce Bartlett | October 02, 2003

It turns out that many poor people today own appliances that were considered luxuries when I grew up, and some would still be considered luxuries today.

John McCaslin | October 02, 2003

A U.S. congressman is intrigued to be invited to an upcoming "Homeland Security Training Seminar," billed as an "intense three-day experiential training seminar ... for avoiding and surviving hostage detention."

Armstrong Williams | October 02, 2003

If Limbaugh had been blessed with dark skin like me, there is little doubt that he would still be working for ESPN. In fact, he probably would have been given a raise for adding kick to ESPN's floundering pre-game show.

Rich Lowry | October 02, 2003

Next, Rush Limbaugh will be forced to resign for saying that Katie Couric is cute, that Saddam Hussein is evil, and that the sun rises in the east.

George Will | October 02, 2003

Mature Americans understand that to govern is to choose, always on the basis of imperfect information.

Marvin Olasky | October 02, 2003

Early in 2001, reporters were all over President Bush's faith-based initiative, which many saw as a conspiracy to move big bucks from secular to Christian groups.

Larry Kudlow | October 02, 2003

Manipulating the dollar so that it is worth less and buys less seems like a foolish way to manage a nation's currency or economy.

Wed, Oct 01, 2003

Thomas Sowell | October 01, 2003

Most of the letters and e-mails I receive are a pleasure to read and my only regret is that I cannot answer even one-tenth of them.

Michelle Malkin | October 01, 2003

There's something terribly wrong when an American soldier overseas can't receive Scriptures in the mail, but a Muslim chaplain can preach freely among al Qaeda and Taliban enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay.

Walter E. Williams | October 01, 2003

Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution says, ‘The Congress shall have the power to ... provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.'"

Brent Bozell | October 01, 2003

Holly Patterson died two weeks after her 18th birthday. Blonde and beautiful, graduating high school after three years, this young native of the San Francisco area had her whole life in front of her.

Jonah Goldberg | October 01, 2003

When it comes to nation building, President Bush is a hypocrite, at least according to most liberals, mainstream journalists and all professional Democrats.

David Limbaugh | October 01, 2003

What do the following three events have in common: the three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals trying to throw out the California recall election, the Dixie Chicks' announcement that they're leaving country music and the continued French refusal to assist America's efforts in Iraq?

Tony Blankley | October 01, 2003

Whether supporters of the president, such as I, like it or not, it is Washington scandal time again in America. (Who leaked the identify of Ambassador Wilson's CIA agent wife?)

Terry Jeffrey | October 01, 2003

When we arrive willy-nilly on the plains of fiscal Armageddon, let no politician say bad intelligence put us there. Republican and Democrat, congressman and president, all have been forewarned.

Linda Chavez | October 01, 2003

If he wants to win, George W. Bush should take a page from Bill Clinton's playbook. Clinton didn't let the media control the message in 1996 -- he used a substantial political war chest to dominate the airwaves with paid advertising 16 months before the Republicans had even picked their nominee to run against him.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 01, 2003

The next time I feel overwhelmed by the challenges of raising moral kids in an immoral, sexually charged world, I know what to do. Read your e-mail.

Maggie Gallagher | October 01, 2003

Maybe you have noticed the same things I have: The credit card ad featuring two grandparents in an RV, bragging they have better things to do than "baby sit" the grandchildren.

Robert Novak | October 01, 2003

I had thought I never again would write about retired diplomat Joseph Wilson's CIA-employee wife, but feel constrained to do so now that repercussions of my July 14 column have reached the front pages of major newspapers and led off network news broadcasts.

William F. Buckley | October 01, 2003

big battle is shaping up. The major players are musicians and the industry that retails their wares, and the people (mostly young) who love the music but don't want to pay for it.

Joel Mowbray | October 01, 2003

Perhaps former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) Ned Walker said it best when he told the Washington Post, “Let’s face it, we got a lot of money out of Saudi Arabia.”

Tue, Sep 30, 2003

Thomas Sowell | September 30, 2003

If the debate among candidates for governor of California did nothing else, it gave a demonstration of what political "experience" means, as Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante did a smooth, soft-shoe dance away from tough questions. It is "experience" like this that has led to the mess that California is in.

Mona Charen | September 30, 2003

If you are a stripper in a nightclub, or an aluminum siding salesman phoning Americans at suppertime, your activities are fully protected by the First Amendment.

Dennis Prager | September 30, 2003

Two recent news items may represent the tip of an enormous explosion about to take place in this country.

Debra J. Saunders | September 30, 2003

When the San Francisco Chronicle first reported that animal-rights activists had attacked Sonoma Foie Gras, owner Guillermo Gonzalez and his two partners in a soon-to-open store/bistro Sonoma Saveurs, it seemed it would be only a matter of time before the businessmen caved.

Matt Towery | September 30, 2003

Recent polls show retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark leading the race for the Democratic nomination for president.

Bill Murchison | September 30, 2003

Consumer spending in August jumped 0.8 percent, it was announced Monday -- for which many naturally blamed the Bush tax cuts.

Frank Gaffney | September 30, 2003

Seen from Baghdad, the debate now unfolding in the United States about whether to approve President Bush’s proposal to invest $20 billion in the future of a Free Iraq is utterly disconnected from reality on the ground there.

Armstrong Williams | September 30, 2003

By a margin of two votes, the House recently approved a private-school voucher program for Washington, D.C., parents.

Bruce Bartlett | September 30, 2003

Although Democrats and the press continue to focus on Iraq, President Bush and congressional Republicans know that the sluggish economy is a far greater threat to their re-election than anything going on in the Middle East.

Joel Mowbray | September 30, 2003

Last year, Joel Mowbray exposed the Visa Express program, which had let in three on the 9/11 terrorists in just three months, but was still operating after September 11. In his new book, Mowbray reports a new bombshell: one of the ten Visa Express travel agencies was owned by a suspected financier of terrorism. Here is Townhall's exclusive excerpt.

John McCaslin | September 30, 2003

Two years after war was declared on terrorism, terrorist networks are not only still operating, they're busy plotting their next atrocious acts.

Rich Lowry | September 30, 2003

For New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith, the high point of President Bush's U.N. speech on Iraq last week came when Bush devoted nine paragraphs in it to the issue of sex trafficking.

Mon, Sep 29, 2003

Mike Adams | September 29, 2003

I am writing today to apologize for recent derogatory statements I have made about the Office of Campus Diversity, and about the diversity movement in general.

Cal Thomas | September 29, 2003

The Bush administration is proposing to spend another $87 billion ($20 billion for Iraq reconstruction) on top of what has already been spent in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Diana West | September 29, 2003

If, as Kofi Annan said at the United Nations this week "the last 12 months have been very painful to those of us who believe in collective answers to our common problems," let's hope the U.N. General Secretary listened carefully to President Bush's remarks before the General Assembly.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 29, 2003

In a flip-flop to court the Hispanic vote, California Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill to allow illegal aliens to get driver licenses.

Robert Novak | September 29, 2003

Anxiety about the 2004 presidential election that suddenly has grasped Republican hearts, from the White House to the grass roots, can be traced to President Bush's two important speeches on Iraq delivered over 15 days. They were both duds.

John Leo | September 29, 2003

If you rely on newspapers and TV networks for your news, chances are you have no idea that the controversial performance of Western reporters in Iraq is emerging as a big issue.

Jack Kemp | September 29, 2003

The Democratic Party has a newcomer in the race for the presidency, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who brings the field of candidates to 10.

Chuck Colson | September 29, 2003

When President Bush gave his address to the UN last week, listeners did not expect to hear him talk about the problem of sex trafficking. Learn why this is a welcome surprise.

Sun, Sep 28, 2003

Brent Bozell | September 28, 2003

Everyone wants to love the comedian. Everyone likes a good laugh. But most comedians aren't entertaining a generic audience of 7 to 77 these days.

Debra J. Saunders | September 28, 2003

For Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, there apparently is no such thing as illegal immigration.

Paul Jacob | September 28, 2003

Between the time I write this and the time you read this four minutes later, things may have changed in California.

George Will | September 28, 2003

No aspect of contemporary governance -- in the delivery of education, medical care, housing, or even welfare services -- has achieved progressive successes as dramatic as has policing.

William F. Buckley | September 28, 2003

Gen. Wesley Clark was in public view for the first time. It is remarked that he was all but ignored by the other presidential aspirants, which is true.