Sun, Oct 26, 2003

Brent Bozell | October 26, 2003

If Ronald Reagan were still in his prime, presidential 1980s form, he'd be saying to Hollywood: "There you go again."

Paul Jacob | October 26, 2003

Actually they're not rules, they're laws: the laws of logic. These laws can get complicated. But they boil down to just one: the law of identity.

George Will | October 26, 2003

Creative thinkers do not merely answer questions that interest others, they answer questions that others have not realized are interesting or even are questions. For example...

William F. Buckley | October 26, 2003

The memorandum by Donald Rumsfeld circulated we are told, to only four people, brings to mind the lesson my old friend and mentor, the strategist James Burnham, once told his fellow editors.

Sat, Oct 25, 2003

Rich Tucker | October 25, 2003

It’s usually not good to be known as a “one-trick pony.” And a recent offering proves that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has become just that. He’s finally ridden his lone pony off into the sunset while chanting his mantra: “Everything is Bush’s fault.”

Kathleen Parker | October 25, 2003

What strange times are these that we argue over whether to dehydrate to death a living human being. But thanks to medical technology that makes gods of beings unworthy, here we are.

Ross Mackenzie | October 25, 2003

Add now the name Janice Brown to the lengthening list: Miguel Estrada, Priscilla Owen, William Pryor, Charles Pickering, Claude Allen, Carolyn Kuhl, Henry Saad.

Robert Novak | October 25, 2003

The Senate chamber was filled with audible gasps last Tuesday when Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the pro-choice champion, clearly voted "yes" on final passage of the bill to ban partial-birth abortion.

Fri, Oct 24, 2003

Thomas Sowell | October 24, 2003

Senator Charles Schumer went on television on October 22nd to announce that he was prepared to urge his fellow Democrats to filibuster, in order to prevent a Senate vote on the nomination of California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown to become a federal judge on the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington.

Jonah Goldberg | October 24, 2003

No, no, this isn't prelude to an apology for being the earliest and biggest popularizer of the Simpsons' nom de French: "cheese-eating surrender monkeys." Rather, what I was wrong about is that the French are even worse than I thought.

David Limbaugh | October 24, 2003

Tell me: Which politicians are really extreme out there? Are you more likely to find a radical in the mainstream of the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?

Mona Charen | October 24, 2003

Abigail and Stephen Thernstrom have produced a book that should rock the nation. "No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning" is an absolutely brilliant analysis of what ails American education today.

Oliver North | October 24, 2003

President George W. Bush traveled through the Pacific Rim nations this week, trying to build support for measures to protect us from radical terrorists. While he was gone, legislators in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, Fla., acted to protect the most fragile of lives from those intent on taking them.

Jacob Sullum | October 24, 2003

On the same day The New York Times reported that the Senate had approved a federal ban on "partial birth" abortions, the paper carried a full-page ad in support of the federal ban on "assault weapons."

Charles Krauthammer | October 24, 2003

Nonetheless, the idea of destroying someone's reputation and career over a single slip of this type is not just ridiculous, but vindictive.

Chuck Colson | October 24, 2003

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of a book that has profoundly influenced politics in America.

Thu, Oct 23, 2003

Ann Coulter | October 23, 2003

In an emerging scandal, NBC News has produced tapes proving beyond deniability that the new deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence is ... a Christian. Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin has been captured on a series of grainy tapes, attesting to his faith at churches and prayer breakfasts.

Larry Elder | October 23, 2003

Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin, deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, ignited an international firestorm. Addressing a religious group in June 2003, Boykin said radical Muslims hate us 'because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christian . . . and the enemy is a guy called Satan.'

Cal Thomas | October 23, 2003

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has refused to stay executions for those judged guilty of capital murder, has stepped into a political and moral controversy involving an invalid whose parents want her to live and the woman's husband who wants to let her die.

Debra J. Saunders | October 23, 2003

Be clear why the Congressional Black Caucus and other so-called civil-rights groups oppose California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown's appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 23, 2003

I thought about "the evidence" this week when I read that CBS is about to broadcast a two-part "miniseries," "The Reagans." It depicts happenings and conversations in Ronald Reagan's life that never took place.

Ross Mackenzie | October 23, 2003

It's clear that one of the major news stories of the generation is the developing schism within the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Larry Kudlow | October 23, 2003

Some economic research services have stirred up the worry pot over recently sluggish money-supply growth. As the logic goes, the money slowdown reflects a liquidity shortfall from the Federal Reserve that could slow both the stock market and economic growth.

Bruce Bartlett | October 23, 2003

I would like to extend my discussion to some emerging research on labor supply that further supports the supply-side view of tax policy.

George Will | October 23, 2003

In 1969 President Nixon appointed a former congressman named Donald Rumsfeld, then a stripling of 36, to head the Office of Economic Opportunity, an agency devoted to the task of eliminating poverty in America.

John McCaslin | October 23, 2003

This column has learned that Rush Limbaugh's painkiller-addiction "treatment is going extremely well" and "we are confident that, as he promised, Rush will be back on the air within a few days of completing his 30-day treatment program."

Robert Novak | October 23, 2003

Republican strategists no longer consider California so clearly Democratic that it will end up as a "red" state only in the unlikely event of a re-election landslide by the president. On the contrary, Bush may need California's 55 electoral votes to eke out a second term win.

Rich Lowry | October 23, 2003

During the past few weeks, there's been a rash of tiger "nonattacks" in the United States.

Marvin Olasky | October 23, 2003

The Texas State Board of Education will decide early next month whether to require textbooks to include a pinch of criticism in their pages of pro-evolution teaching. But many journalists feel no need to balance Darwinian theory with Intelligent Design perspective, since they see the latter as educational arson.

Alan Reynolds | October 23, 2003

Nearly every treasury secretary since George Shultz (1972-'74), with the notable exception of Robert Rubin, has made some effort to negotiate or talk the dollar down. This was always due to misplaced anxiety about trade deficits and misplaced confidence on a weaker dollar as a means of fixing that phony problem.

Wed, Oct 22, 2003

Thomas Sowell | October 22, 2003

The lynch mob atmosphere that has prevailed during confirmation hearings for judges who believe in upholding the Constitution is already in evidence among the special interest groups who are more concerned with their own political agendas than with anything as abstract as the rule of law.

Walter E. Williams | October 22, 2003

The dismal performance of black students translates into at least two devastating consequences. First, glaring racial double standards are needed if more than a handful of black students are to attend the nation's most prestigious universities. Second, if one hasn't mastered high school pre-calculus, high-paying careers such as engineering, medicine and computer technology are hermetically sealed for life.

Brent Bozell | October 22, 2003

National Public Radio is properly understood, even by the media, as radio by and for liberals, not the general public. As Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz puts it, the media landscape stretches "from those who cheer Fox to those who swear by NPR."

Jonah Goldberg | October 22, 2003

What seemed like exotic hocus-pocus to the elder George Bush was the idea that if you cut taxes, people might work more, and hence earn more, which would then result in higher tax revenues. I never understood why Bush thought this was akin to Haitian head-shrinking and black magic.

Tony Blankley | October 22, 2003

While his critics concede that he has a right to express his religious views, they argue that his expressed opinions of the Islamic and Christian religions make him unfit to perform his duties of helping to lead in the war on terrorism. I am inclined to believe that he is splendidly fit for such combat, and I thank God that we have such a man as General Boykin in our midst.

Suzanne Fields | October 22, 2003

President Bush formed the Council on Bioethics to advise him on the moral issues arising from the latest biomedical advances in science and technology.

Terry Jeffrey | October 22, 2003

Why would the regime that runs China, which restricts both the foreign and domestic travel of its own people, insist on building rocket ships to send members of the People's Liberation Army into space?

Ben Shapiro | October 22, 2003

If the state of Florida had not acted, Terri Schiavo would soon be dead. She would have died because liberal secularists value death over life.

Linda Chavez | October 22, 2003

Kobe Bryant's guilt or innocence in the alleged rape of a 19-year-old Colorado woman will now be up to a jury to decide, but the case raises important moral and social issues that extend far beyond this incident.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 22, 2003

Rush Limbaugh's recent travails have me thinking about my mom a lot lately. Sometimes her face comes to me in the middle of the night, not in a dream, but when I'm half-awake as I roll over.

Kathleen Parker | October 22, 2003

Speak incorrectly and ye shall be toast. So might go our lesson for the day as three high-profile figures recently have been taken down - their jobs lost or at risk - for saying something others considered offensive.

William F. Buckley | October 22, 2003

Democratic chieftains in Iowa are of course dismayed. If you subtract two key candidates from their caucus, then all that you are left with is a popularity contest among the candidates who show up.

Tue, Oct 21, 2003

Thomas Sowell | October 21, 2003

The nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to become a federal Court of Appeals judge has brought out vicious special interest groups with their long knives.

David Limbaugh | October 21, 2003

I've written before that liberals need anger management therapy, but their antipathy for President Bush has grown to the point that even the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz is writing about it.

Cal Thomas | October 21, 2003

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, a much decorated soldier, was wounded by the political correctness movement last week over comments he made comparing the war against militant Islam to a battle against Satan.

Dennis Prager | October 21, 2003

The Left regards American nationalism as dangerous, is more comfortable celebrating world citizenship and prefers that America follow the lead of international organizations such as the United Nations.

Debra J. Saunders | October 21, 2003

The showstopper at the confab, however, came when California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, a Democrat, announced that he had voted no on the recall, but then for Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Matt Towery | October 21, 2003

Is there hope for Wesley Clark to rescue the Democrats from likely disaster in the 2004 presidential contest? Only if he runs to his nearest bookstore before he digs himself a hole just as deep as the one his Democratic opponents are stuck in.

Bill Murchison | October 21, 2003

Few enthusiasts for racial progress challenge the taboos of the race debate with quite the scholarship and spirit of this formidable husband-and-wife team.

Frank Gaffney | October 21, 2003

The biggest imponderable concerning the war on terror is whether the American people and their leaders are clear on a central question: Exactly who is the enemy in this war?

John McCaslin | October 21, 2003

U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch is awfully proud of his Florida Marlins, so much so that he has stepped onto the floor of the House to observe that at the beginning of the 2003 baseball season his team was not expected to be a factor in the postseason, let alone batting against the New York Yankees in the World Series.

Bruce Bartlett | October 21, 2003

Even though it represents only a very small part of the total revenue loss from the 2001 and 2003 tax bills -- and isn't really repealed, anyway, since it comes back in 2011 after disappearing for just one year -- left-wing activists have focused inordinate attention on the estate tax.

Rich Lowry | October 21, 2003

The former Clinton secretary of state unloaded on President Bush from Paris the other day. Albright maintained that "it's difficult to be in France and criticize my government," but quickly got over it.

Mon, Oct 20, 2003

Brent Bozell | October 20, 2003

The cultural battle over sex education is fought between the concepts of realism and traditionalism.

Mike Adams | October 20, 2003

Just a few minutes ago as I was leaving work, I saw a campus feminist monitoring the bulletin boards here in the social science building at the University of North Carolina at Wonderland (UNCW).

Pat Buchanan | October 20, 2003

With an uptick in his approval rating to 56 percent -- higher than Reagan at this point in his presidency -- George W. Bush seems to have weathered his summer squall and to be well-positioned to do what his father failed to do: Win a second term.

Diana West | October 20, 2003

The problem with the antiwar elite -- and by that I mean most of the Democratic presidential candidates and their assorted liberal "wise men" -- is that political attacks on the president's war on Islamic terrorism won't always be enough to satisfy them.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 20, 2003

No one should be able to own facts about other people. Our names and numbers, and the laws we must obey, should not be property that can be owned by corporations and policed by federal courts.

Jack Kemp | October 20, 2003

Countries that anchor the value of their currencies to a larger, relatively stable currency, such as the dollar and the euro, are wrongly accused by many world leaders of "manipulating" their currencies.

Larry Kudlow | October 20, 2003

Metal prices have skyrocketed to a 30 percent rate from a 5 percent decline rate over a year ago. Raw industrials have moved from zero percent to 21 percent.

Robert Novak | October 20, 2003

GOP senators returned from the weeklong Columbus Day recess reporting discontent by constituents. Defections by congressional Republicans in supporting loans to Iraq reflected deep unease.

Armstrong Williams | October 20, 2003

After a while, you actually start to feel sorry for the pollsters. Professional mandate requires them to lock their own opinions away in the dark recesses of their subconscious.

John Leo | October 20, 2003

The military prison at Guantanamo Bay is the most secure facility the United States has ever built. At least it’s supposed to be.

Sun, Oct 19, 2003

Paul Jacob | October 19, 2003

Even if Rush Limbaugh is a fallible human being, which we can all concede, it doesn't mean he "lacks the moral authority" to challenge the moral failings of others.

William F. Buckley | October 19, 2003

What Mr. Bush did, on October 10, was to announce, or rather to reemphasize, three policies. There would be a commission set up to assist a Free Cuba.

George Will | October 19, 2003

Today it is just 51 months until the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary -- the 2008 caucuses and primary -- and some Republicans are looking to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains for a possible candidate to become the 44th president.