Sun, Nov 09, 2003

Oliver North | November 09, 2003

Just days before this year's Armistice-Veterans Day holiday, it became crystal clear that Democrats in the U.S. Senate have declared war against the president of the United States.

Paul Jacob | November 09, 2003

In 1949, Orwell published a novel set in the far-flung future of three and a half decades later. It tells of a semi-recognizable Britain, now scooped up in the mega-state of Oceania, whose citizens are controlled via telescreens in every room.

William F. Buckley | November 09, 2003

The bill proscribing partial-birth abortions threw off lights, intended and not intended. There was the decision by the White House to give the signing of the new law maximum attention. Accordingly, leading lights in the pro-life legions were there to witness the act.

Larry Kudlow | November 09, 2003

Is there an English-speaking interest-rate hike sweeping the world? More important, will English-speaking economic growth principles rule the waves? Most likely, both are correct.

Ross Mackenzie | November 09, 2003

Reviewing some recent highs and lows in the news...

Sat, Nov 08, 2003

Rich Tucker | November 08, 2003

The former producer, copy editor and writer for Fox News was angered when Chris Wallace, just hired to anchor Fox News Sunday, told The Washington Post that Fox’s “reporting is serious, thoughtful and evenhanded. . . . If they wanted someone to push a political agenda, they wouldn’t have hired me.”

Jacob Sullum | November 08, 2003

Since cotton is a water-intensive crop, the middle of a desert seemed a strange place to grow it. Similar oddities can be observed in other arid areas of the country where the federal government provides farmers with irrigation water at prices far below the cost of supplying it.

Bruce Bartlett | November 08, 2003

As the U.S. definitely emerges from its tenth postwar recession, Republicans and Democrats are essentially arguing the same question: did Mr. Bush's policies make it better or worse? Next year, voters will decide. A better understanding of the Great Depression and New Deal may help them do so.

Robert Novak | November 08, 2003

Rep. Richard Gephardt skipped last Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Boston's Faneuil Hall not because of campaign commitments in Iowa but as a conscious decision to avoid what his strategists viewed as a no-win situation.

Fri, Nov 07, 2003

Brent Bozell | November 07, 2003

Across America, people who love Ronald Reagan and appreciate the mountains he moved as our leader for eight years sent out a blitz of e-mails, phone calls and petitions protesting CBS's plan to air "The Reagans," a vicious, dishonest piece of "researched" character assassination.

Jonah Goldberg | November 07, 2003

It could have been Howard Dean's best week. It now looks like it was his worst.

David Limbaugh | November 07, 2003

There has been a lot of talk recently about international law and custom seeping into American constitutional law. Alarmingly, this dangerous idea hasn't just come from pointy-headed academics but from our United States Supreme Court justices.

Mona Charen | November 07, 2003

As someone who has followed the partial-birth abortion controversy for 10 years, I was gratified to see President Bush sign legislation banning the procedure. Congress has twice before passed similar legislation, but President Clinton vetoed them both times.

Charles Krauthammer | November 07, 2003

It was a beautiful moment. It produced at the very next Democratic debate the perfect liberal storm: a comedy of class snobbery, regional condescension and political correctness, with a touch of race-baiting thrown in for good measure.

Thu, Nov 06, 2003

Ann Coulter | November 06, 2003

The Democrats' new method of opposing the war on terrorism while pretending not to oppose the war on terrorism is to keep demanding that Bush produce a 'plan.'

Cal Thomas | November 06, 2003

Don't tell Republicans that Tuesday (Nov. 4) was an "off-year" election.

Suzanne Fields | November 06, 2003

How a child learns to play and study determines how he learns to think. This is good news for the marketing mavens.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 06, 2003

One of the benefits of being the editor in chief of a libertarian-conservative magazine is that I am almost never invited to an American university.

Ross Mackenzie | November 06, 2003

Comments on various items currently in the news, with telling quotes...

Bruce Bartlett | November 06, 2003

The flat tax is making a comeback. After being banished to the political wilderness after Steve Forbes made it the central issue of his losing campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996, interest is perking up again. One of the Democrats running for president could do himself (or herself) a lot of good by picking it up.

Chuck Colson | November 06, 2003

William Wilberforce's fight to ban slavery suffered defeat after defeat before the final triumph. Find out about triumph after defeat in the fight to ban abortion.

Robert Novak | November 06, 2003

Behind the Federal Reserve's decision last week to make no change in monetary policy were two momentous developments inside this most secretive government institution.

Rich Lowry | November 06, 2003

Where's Charlton Heston when you need him? All across America, 12-year-old boys should be grasping their toy chests and vowing, in the words of the former National Rifle Association president, "From my cold, dead hands."

Marvin Olasky | November 06, 2003

In India this summer, I witnessed sacrifices of goats and sacrifices by Christians. Goats by the thousands have their throats slit at folk temples throughout India, with bodies left twitching for about 70 seconds.

Alan Reynolds | November 06, 2003

When something valuable sells for two different prices, how do you stop people from paying the lowest price? And why would you want to do that?

Joel Mowbray | November 06, 2003

There they go again. Liberals, that is. The left is fuming over CBS’s decision to pull “The Reagans” miniseries, crying censorship and the like.

Larry Kudlow | November 06, 2003

No one seems to have hit on it yet, but there are many reasons why the current economic recovery could easily develop into an eight- or 10-year boom, much like the prosperity cycles of 1982-1990 and 1992-2000.

Wed, Nov 05, 2003

Thomas Sowell | November 05, 2003

Give credit where credit is due. The political left is great with words. Conservatives have never been able to come up with such seductive phrases as the left mass produces.

Michelle Malkin | November 05, 2003

In a country where pet obesity and soda-guzzling toddlers are the health problems du jour, it might seem hard to believe that starvation in America poses a far bigger threat than overindulgence.

Walter E. Williams | November 05, 2003

Several weeks ago, under the title "Is It Permissible?" I discussed how Congress systematically abuses the Constitution's "welfare clause" to control our lives in ways that would have been an abomination to the Framers.

Brent Bozell | November 05, 2003

As CBS prepared to throw in the towel on its "meticulously researched" fictional hit piece on the Reagans, another network found the imaginative capacity for a much more offensive production.

Jonah Goldberg | November 05, 2003

According to a poll conducted by the European Union, a majority of Europeans see Israel as the chief threat to world peace. And, in a sense, they're right.

Tony Blankley | November 05, 2003

Being a politician isn't easy at the best of times. The public is eternally ungrateful for your past service and suspicious of your current motives.

Terry Jeffrey | November 05, 2003

One thing we know about Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West is that he actually succeeded in collecting human intelligence in Iraq.

Ben Shapiro | November 05, 2003

Eight years ago this week, the fate of Israel was sealed. On Nov. 4, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by Yigal Amir.

Linda Chavez | November 05, 2003

CBS executives seem to have come to their senses, and none too soon. The network's last-minute decision not to air the controversial, four-hour TV movie "The Reagans" means I won't have to join millions of other conservatives in boycotting CBS programming.

Maggie Gallagher | November 05, 2003

I am always the last person to see any movie rated over PG. But an actress-friend of mine raved about how great 'Lost in Translation' was.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 05, 2003

When I talk to friends who live "out there in the real world," inevitably they end up asking me how I like driving "in all that traffic." My family moved to the Washington, D.C., area this past January from Richmond, Va., and such a move still mystifies a lot of people I know. The truth is, I love my daily commute from Arlington to the heart of our nation's capital.

George Will | November 05, 2003

What should be America's role in the world? The Democratic candidates' answers, other than Joseph Lieberman's, range from incoherence to ruinous clarity.

John McCaslin | November 05, 2003

Dow, who died this year at age 97, was a staunchly liberal New York Democrat and one of the earliest congressional opponents of the Vietnam War.

Kathleen Parker | November 05, 2003

As stereotypes go, few ignite the emotions as reliably as the Southern Pickup Truck With Confederate Flag. Just ask Dr. Howard Dean.

William F. Buckley | November 05, 2003

Let's say the obvious by acknowledging that it is obvious. If my son had been killed on that Chinook helicopter, the loss would have destroyed my life, and his mother's.

Tue, Nov 04, 2003

Thomas Sowell | November 04, 2003

What could be more sweeping than a book titled "Human Accomplishment"? It is Charles Murray's latest book and it is dynamite.

David Limbaugh | November 04, 2003

When liberals debate me about my book, "Persecution," they invariably argue that the premise is flawed. Christians, being in the majority in America, can't possibly be the subjects of discrimination here. Oh?

Cal Thomas | November 04, 2003

Liberals may think they've found their Bernard Goldberg, the former CBS News correspondent who is making himself a good living, writing books about what he perceived as bias at CBS.

Dennis Prager | November 04, 2003

There are few people whose opinions I so trust that, when I am ambivalent or ignorant about an issue, I rely on their views to shape my own. George Will is one of those people.

Debra J. Saunders | November 04, 2003

First the flame, then the blame. That's the politics of fire in California today.

Matt Towery | November 04, 2003

With the 2004 presidential election coming up one year from this week, let's use information and analyses from prior editions of this column to predict who might win.

Bill Murchison | November 04, 2003

The consecration of Gene Robinson as Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire went off about as expected -- fervent cheers for the new gay bishop, forceful warnings about ecclesiastical divisions to come.

Bruce Bartlett | November 04, 2003

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee held hearings on legislation to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

Mon, Nov 03, 2003

Suzanne Fields | November 03, 2003

Just when we think the political culture can't get any more correct, new evidence surfaces of enhanced goofiness at our most expensive universities. We're supposed to think the price is right(eousness).

Debra J. Saunders | November 03, 2003

It's funny how many San Franciscans opposed the gubernatorial recall election because, they agued, it made California a national laughingstock. I guess they haven't noticed: San Francisco is worse than a laughingstock; it is the stuff of tourists' homeless horror stories, a city where residents equate Market Street with squalor.

Diana West | November 03, 2003

I'd like to think President George W. Bush at least considered calling off his annual White House dinner with assorted Muslim luminaries to break this year's Ramadan fast.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 03, 2003

Most Americans assume that the election of the House of Representatives is based fairly on the geographic distribution of our population.

Frank Gaffney | November 03, 2003

Mr. Rumsfeld also reiterated the essential character of this war: It is far preferable to be fighting it in places like Baghdad than “in Baltimore or Boise.”

Robert Novak | November 03, 2003

When a private viewing of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" was completed at a Washington hotel 10 days ago, my wife and I along with a dozen other invited guests were emotionally frozen into several minutes of silence.

Larry Kudlow | November 03, 2003

You can't buy, sell or trade GDP, but this week's report of a barnburner 7.2 percent rise in gross domestic product is very significant. It informs us of the likelihood of a true recovery boom -- call it the Bush boom -- in the months and quarters ahead.

Rich Lowry | November 03, 2003

The downing of a U.S. Chinook helicopter during the weekend in Iraq is a gut-check for the nation and for President Bush.

Jack Kemp | November 03, 2003

Let me offer my Democratic friends some friendly advice: They will never win the presidency or regain control of the Congress by campaigning to raise taxes, tariffs and special-interest subsidies while opposing a foreign policy that seeks to expand liberal democracy in the Middle East and throughout the Muslim world.

John Leo | November 03, 2003

Many readers with far too much time on their hands have written in and asked: Whatever happened to this column’s annual Sheldon award? Well, it’s back.

Joel Mowbray | November 03, 2003

In the wake of three U.S. diplomats losing their lives in a terrorist attack on their convoy in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered powerful remarks, in which he condemned the “heinous acts” and pledged to bring “the murderers to justice.”

Chuck Colson | November 03, 2003

A reporter for The New York Times discovered a strange thing — on all of these human rights initiatives, evangelicals seemed to be in the vanguard of support. So the Times ran a front-page story last week on how evangelicals worked with the White House for these momentous human rights advances.

Armstrong Williams | November 03, 2003

Justice Brown's track record is impeccable. Nonetheless, the Democrats have dug in their heels in opposition. Unable to criticize Justice Brown's professional conduct, the Democrats have taken to attacking her through a series of reductive and increasingly racist smears.

Sun, Nov 02, 2003

Brent Bozell | November 02, 2003

Hollywood starts each TV season with the assumption that sex sells, and it's hard to say it doesn't when almost every show harps on sexual themes like an addled assembly line.

Pat Buchanan | November 02, 2003

Does Ronald Reagan deserve this? Does Nancy, who has nursed her dying husband through a horribly difficult decade as he struggles in the final hours of his life, deserve what is being done to her?

Paul Jacob | November 02, 2003

Many people would like to gag O'Reilly too, so I proposed a peace treaty along the following lines: we let Bill O'Reilly talk, and he lets all the rest of us talk. While many readers signed on to this pact, others had objections.

William F. Buckley | November 02, 2003

The subject of immigration is vigorous on the airwaves. Most recently the contest was between an ardent commentator who had served with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and a retired general who sounded like George Patton.

George Will | November 02, 2003

Three years ago, when Ryan was 41, he walked away from moneymaking to start his real life. Or resume it. Earlier he had been doing what his family has always done, which involves making the rest of us seem like moral slackers.