Sun, Oct 12, 2003

Brent Bozell | October 12, 2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger won, and Gray Davis lost, as did Cruz Bustamante, as did Arianna Huffington. But no one was more rejected in this 61 percent Republican tidal wave in an overwhelming Democratic state than the liberal press. Consider the media recalled.

Paul Jacob | October 12, 2003

If an incumbent politician pulled out a Beretta 9000S and shot each of his challengers in the shins--as authorized by incumbent-passed laws making it legal for incumbents to shoot challengers but not for challengers to shoot incumbents--would anybody claim that the incumbent is merely enacting the transparent "will of the people"?

Rich Tucker | October 12, 2003

Think of how much things have changed since 1968. Then, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a newly arrived immigrant bodybuilder. Now he’s governor-elect of California.

Joel Mowbray | October 12, 2003

State Department spokesman Richard Boucher threw a tantrum Thursday. The cause of his ire? Not foreign dictators or nuclear-armed tyrants. Boucher’s wrath was targeted at Pat Robertson.

George Will | October 12, 2003

With states' budgets in crisis, being president of a large public university is even more difficult than it is when, as the saying goes, campus preoccupations are parking for faculty, football for alumni and sex for students.

Sat, Oct 11, 2003

Thomas Sowell | October 11, 2003

The California recall election and its surrounding hoopla may have confirmed the suspicions of some people in other parts of the country that Californians are crazy.

Kathleen Parker | October 11, 2003

The California recall was at least partly a backlash to everything soft and fuzzy in the culture. If only unconsciously, The People were motivated more by testosterone and car talk than by budget stats and politics.

Robert Novak | October 11, 2003

Bill Clinton recently told Sen. John Kerry privately that it now looked as though he and Gen. Wesley Clark were the only Democrats who could beat George W. Bush in the general election.

Fri, Oct 10, 2003

Jonah Goldberg | October 10, 2003

The Los Angeles Times became a journalistic Manhattan project, working late into the night on every possible calculation to nuke the Terminator.

Oliver North | October 10, 2003

President George W. Bush is on the offensive this week, warning the country not to succumb to the misguided belief that the danger of terrorism has passed.

Debra J. Saunders | October 10, 2003

Already Arnold Schwarzenegger has changed the California Republican Party. He won.

Jacob Sullum | October 10, 2003

In November 1988, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that noted Seattle's homicide rate was higher than Vancouver's and attributed the difference to stricter gun control in Vancouver.

Charles Krauthammer | October 10, 2003

Ekeus theorizes that Saddam decided years ago that keeping mustard gas and other poisons in barrels was unstable and corrosive, and also hard to conceal.

Larry Kudlow | October 10, 2003

Are conservatives underestimating the significance of Arnold Schwarzenegger's election to the California governorship? I think they are.

Thu, Oct 09, 2003

Ann Coulter | October 09, 2003

In a recent interview with Al Franken conducted by Edward Nawotka for Publisher's Weekly, after suggesting that some readers might want Franken to run for president, the interviewer proceeded to ask Franken hardball questions such as...

Thomas Sowell | October 09, 2003

They say "truth will out" but sometimes it takes a long time. For more than half a century, it has been a "well-known fact" that President Franklin D. Roosevelt got us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Brent Bozell | October 09, 2003

Talk radio used to be a forum for public service. Now, too often in America, talk radio is a forum designed to turn men on with a level of sexual raunch unimagined 15 years ago.

Larry Elder | October 09, 2003

Could it be that the Los Angeles Times waited to pull the trigger until a poll showed Schwarzenegger ahead in the race?

Cal Thomas | October 09, 2003

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are.

Suzanne Fields | October 09, 2003

I weep for the three generations of the Zer-Aviv family who are with us no more: Bruria, 54; Bezalel, 30; Keren, 29; Liran 4; and Noya, 1.

Debra J. Saunders | October 09, 2003

Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante may be eating lunch alone for the rest of his life. It's ironic.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 09, 2003

So after all these lectures about the privacy of sexual acts, why have I not heard journalism's ethicists admonishing the Los Angeles Times?

Rich Lowry | October 09, 2003

If there is any area in American public life where liberals hold nearly total sway, it is public education, which is sacred to them. Liberals are always able to win more "spending on education."

Marvin Olasky | October 09, 2003

Fox Sports celebrated this week as ratings for the first round of baseball's playoffs were 21 percent higher than last year. Part of the increase arose from the new presence of the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, teams with big fan bases. Part of the interest involved the personalities of the managers and their scrappy teams.

John McCaslin | October 09, 2003

House Budget Committee Chairman Jim Nussle (R-Iowa) insisted the fiscal 2004 budget resolution include instructions for each committee chairman to find at least 1 percent of savings in mandatory spending within their jurisdictions.

Robert Novak | October 09, 2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger's landslide victory in the California recall, an election treated as a ludicrous aberration by the bipartisan political establishment, could exert overriding political significance nationally.

Alan Reynolds | October 09, 2003

The Iraq Survey Group, a team of 1,200 inspectors headed by David Kay, found none of the chemical or biological weapons that had been specifically named by top U.S. officials before the war, nor any of the equally specific equipment, such as mobile labs and unmanned aircraft.

Ross Mackenzie | October 09, 2003

In the beginning, they all waited for Alpha Al Gore to carry the banner once more - such a candidate was he, so close had he come, such a race had he run. Now they are 10, and Hillary has yet to declare.

Wed, Oct 08, 2003

Michelle Malkin | October 08, 2003

If Osama bin Laden snuck into our country illegally, bought fake immigration papers and changed his name to Osmundo Ben Ladeno, could he join the U.S. military?

Walter E. Williams | October 08, 2003

For most of our history, we followed the British system of common law, including laws dealing with tort liability. This heritage has been attacked by courts and plaintiff attorneys so much that it is barely recognizable.

Jonah Goldberg | October 08, 2003

Conservatives have gotten a lot of grief these days from various corners for trying to defend President Bush on the White House leak scandal.

David Limbaugh | October 08, 2003

Democratic presidential contender Sen. John Kerry said last week that he is concerned that if President Bush is re-elected he will appoint pro-life judges to the federal bench.

Tony Blankley | October 08, 2003

As events unfold from the white-hot revelation that two senior Bush administration officials may have leaked the identity of a covert CIA employee, along with the political and governmental effects, do not neglect the very human drama of the story.

Pat Buchanan | October 08, 2003

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Rush Limbaugh volunteered on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" that Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb was "overrated" and that sports writers cut him slack because he is black.

Ben Shapiro | October 08, 2003

It wasn't hard to detect the glee last week when the National Enquirer published allegations that Rush Limbaugh was addicted to prescription painkillers.

Terry Jeffrey | October 08, 2003

The other day I met a woman whose story could help save thousands of lives. She is a successful 33-year-old entrepreneur named Charnette Messe.

Linda Chavez | October 08, 2003

Joseph C. Wilson IV is having the time of his life. The former-diplomat-turned-Bush-administration-accuser spent last week ruminating over who might play his wife -- the now-famous CIA operative Valerie Plame -- when Hollywood comes knocking on the couple's door.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 08, 2003

The story of Edward Hanousek – who was employed as a roadmaster by the White Pass and Yukon Railroad – is the story of a modern-day "criminal." According to Hanousek's contract with the railroad company, he was responsible for "the safe and efficient maintenance and construction of track, structures and marine facilities of the entire railroad."

William F. Buckley | October 08, 2003

Believe it or not, there is a Web site, sponsored by a Canadian organization, called It focuses on a question generally thought to be just over the horizon of public interest, but no longer.

George Will | October 08, 2003

The odor of what some so-called conservatives were indispensable to producing will eventually arouse them from their swoons over Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Kathleen Parker | October 08, 2003

A few weeks ago, I read remarks attributed to weapons inspector David Kay that his report would offer ample evidence of programs of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq.

Chuck Colson | October 08, 2003

According to The Washington Times, RU-486 took the lives of two women last year. Hundreds of others have suffered serious complications. So why did the FDA rush the approval of this dangerous drug?

Tue, Oct 07, 2003

Dennis Prager | October 07, 2003

As both supporters and opponents of President Bush acknowledge, America is largely going it alone in the war against Islamic terror and tyranny. Until a month ago -- yes, one month ago -- the European Union would not even label Hamas a terrorist group.

Debra J. Saunders | October 07, 2003

How good is good enough? That's a question you have plenty of time to ponder when you're sitting in your fossil-fueled automobile, stewing in traffic and watching other cars zoom by in High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.

Matt Towery | October 07, 2003

President George W. Bush's lingering slide in public approval appears to have leveled off. Probably he has absorbed most of the damage from high unemployment, thornier-than-expected Iraqi war fallout and a general lack of political and policy focus.

Frank Gaffney | October 07, 2003

To hear a number of leading Democrats tell it, the report issued last week by David Kay, the chairman of the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), was proof positive that President Bush had effectively committed a war crime.

Bill Murchison | October 07, 2003

There used to be -- generally speaking -- something called rules, and they used to be acknowledged as -- generally speaking -- a good thing.

Bruce Bartlett | October 07, 2003

Before my left-wing friends start planning what to do with the extra time they will gain if work hours are restricted, they should look at what is going on in France.

John McCaslin | October 07, 2003

The Democratic Party is having a difficult time recruiting a recognizable cast of characters to help retake control of the Senate.

John Leo | October 07, 2003

First thoughts on the scandals of the week:

Armstrong Williams | October 07, 2003

To corral publicity and support for this legislation, they've organized the "immigrants' freedom ride," which is supposed to evoke memories of the civil rights freedom rides of the 1960s.

Mon, Oct 06, 2003

Mike Adams | October 06, 2003

Limbaugh’s new book, Persecution: How Liberals are Waging War Against Christianity, may be the most important book written in this country in years.

Cal Thomas | October 06, 2003

Liberals had a good week last week, not because they won any arguments, but because they think two conservatives suffered damage to their credibility.

Suzanne Fields | October 06, 2003

Kids don't get enough homework. That's the latest dismal finding in our search for the answer to the question why our schoolchildren trail children much of the rest of the world. The implications are enormous.

Debra J. Saunders | October 06, 2003

When comedian Dana Carvey interrupted the press conference for an unwelcome comedic riff, one journalist shot barked, "Is this an election or a circus?''

Diana West | October 06, 2003

Elia Kazan, who died this week at age 94, is remembered for two things: for having directed masterpieces on stage and screen, and, in the parlance of the Left, for having "named names" before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 06, 2003

The Democrats, who never saw a spending proposal they didn't like (except for abstinence education), see in the administration's request for $20.3 billion to build Iraqi infrastructure a tantalizing opportunity to increase domestic spending.

Rich Lowry | October 06, 2003

The Academy Awards don't have a category for "Best Celebration of Human Dignity and the Wonder of Life." If it did, the new documentary "Shorty" would win running away.

Jack Kemp | October 06, 2003

I have just returned from a trip to the Arabian Gulf region (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), where our friends express a real sense of urgency that we establish rudimentary free markets and representative democracy in Iraq and turn over authority to the Iraqi people as soon as possible.

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.