Sun, Dec 14, 2003

Paul Jacob | December 14, 2003

Let a thousand voices boom across the airwaves, the Internet and in newspaper columns condemning the assault that Congress and the Supreme Court have inflicted on the First Amendment--on our most essential, fundamental speech: the ability to criticize our elected officials.

George Will | December 14, 2003

Those whose mission is to finish regime change in Iraq by constructing democracy can sense how long their task may take by noting the difficulties in Europe, which is more politically mature than the Middle East.

Sat, Dec 13, 2003

Robert Novak | December 13, 2003

Veterans of Al Gore's 2000 campaign see a clear resemblance between his decision-making process in the Howard Dean endorsement and the way he prepared for his first presidential debate with George W. Bush.

Larry Kudlow | December 13, 2003

Some supply-siders believe the pronounced rise in the price of gold is a warning of future inflation. They have a point, but at the present it's a weak point.

Fri, Dec 12, 2003

Brent Bozell | December 12, 2003

What were they thinking at NBC's "Saturday Night Live" when they invited racial hate-monger Al Sharpton to be a guest host? "For me, it's a wonderful opportunity," Sharpton said in his opening monologue.

Jonah Goldberg | December 12, 2003

I'm in favor of censorship. That makes me something of a pariah in American society. Fortunately, thanks to its endorsement this week of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, the Supreme Court is in favor of censorship, too. Unfortunately, the court favors the wrong kind of censorship.

David Limbaugh | December 12, 2003

You know the mainstream media's power exceeds its sound judgment and responsible stewardship when it abuses its control of a presidential debate to further its own ends rather than that of the public it purports to serve.

Mona Charen | December 12, 2003

On Dec. 10, 2003, freedom took two body blows. The first was the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to permit the limitation of political speech.

Oliver North | December 12, 2003

Last week saw ABC's Ted Koppel and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich get into a cat fight during a nationally televised debate.

Maggie Gallagher | December 12, 2003

As a habitat for people, New Jersey's appeal may vary, but bears increasingly just love living there, as close to people as they can get.

Jacob Sullum | December 12, 2003

The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission insists that car services like Steiner's charge passengers at least $40 per trip, a threshold it says he has failed to meet under his contracts for transporting elderly and disabled patients to their medical appointments.

Charles Krauthammer | December 12, 2003

Al Gore's dramatic endorsement of Howard Dean catapults Dean to prohibitive favorite because, according to conventional wisdom, it connects the outsider campaign to the ultimate insider.

Chuck Colson | December 12, 2003

On December 7, Charles Colson lost a friend, colleague, and mentor when Dr. Carl Henry passed away at his home in Wisconsin. Learn more about this remarkable man.

Armstrong Williams | December 12, 2003

It is a story of faith, of bondage, and of liberation; a story that is mirrored in the arc of the black American experience.

William F. Buckley | December 12, 2003

Last week '60 Minutes' trailered a feature on Abercrombie and Fitch. Those of us who have remarked the company's erotic quarterly catalogs sat back waiting for comeuppance from some obscenity agency somewhere.

Bruce Bartlett | December 12, 2003

Everyone knows the old joke about the weather: Everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it. Sometimes I think all of the concern about our nation's manufacturing sector falls into this same category.

Joel Mowbray | December 12, 2003

Contrary to various media reports, the joint statement that almost resulted from the six-country talks concerning North Korea’s nukes is actually a victory of sorts for the “hawks” in the administration who favor taking a hard line against Pyongyang.

Thu, Dec 11, 2003

Ann Coulter | December 11, 2003

The cover story in this week's New York Times magazine described Howard Dean's hardcore support as consisting primarily of impotent nosepickers hoping to make some friends and unsuccessful auditioners for Gap commercials. That is to say, the followers (as opposed to leaders) of tomorrow.

Thomas Sowell | December 11, 2003

"Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" That is the headline on a New York Times story about the country's largest retailer.

Larry Elder | December 11, 2003

Well, there goes Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., again. She accuses President George W. Bush of trying to "undo the New Deal." What?!

Cal Thomas | December 11, 2003

The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding virtually all of the McCain-Feingold law limiting contributions to political campaigns and proscribing television advertisements close to elections is a serious attack on the First Amendment.

Pat Buchanan | December 11, 2003

Of Al Gore's stunning endorsement of Howard Dean, even before the Iowa Caucus, it may be said, Richard Nixon would have been impressed.

Suzanne Fields | December 11, 2003

The man makes his times, or is it the other way around? Philosophers have argued over this conundrum for centuries. But in the heat of partisan debate, we have to sort it out the best we can.

Debra J. Saunders | December 11, 2003

Al Gore's endorsement of Howard Dean illustrates why Americans should be very grateful for the electoral college, which put George W. Bush in the White House even though Gore won the raw popular vote in 2000.

Rich Tucker | December 11, 2003

Paul Harvey frequently observes, “Self-government won’t work without self-discipline.” But these days, those who aren’t interested in self-discipline want to discipline others -- including Paul Harvey.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 11, 2003

I knew him for over three decades. During that time he grew from being a quiet slightly enigmatic Midwestern reporter in the Journal’s Chicago bureau to being the most powerful editor of the most powerful editorial page in the country--powerful, that is, if ideas change the world, and his did.

Marvin Olasky | December 11, 2003

Does the thrashing about of liberal reporters in 2003 signify the death throes of the old media order or a second wind?

Alan Reynolds | December 11, 2003

While watching the news on a trip to New York City, I happened upon State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer being interviewed by NBC's Gabe Pressman.

Rich Lowry | December 11, 2003

The Holiday-tree tradition is long-standing. It dates back to Germany in the 16th century, a dark age when the remote control had not been invented and the Holiday Bowl wasn't even played yet.

Larry Kudlow | December 11, 2003

At this week's monetary-policy meeting, the Federal Reserve took the first baby step toward making small interest-rate increases next year.

Ross Mackenzie | December 11, 2003

The teeming multitudes who have been dreaming about how good things would be if the 2000 presidential election had gone the other way can wake up now: Al Gore is back.

George Will | December 11, 2003

Democratic presidential candidates, with Iowa and New Hampshire insects swarming in their ears, have honed answers to questions from Democratic primary voters. Now for some different questions...

Robert Novak | December 11, 2003

It was bad enough when Howard Dean, interviewed on National Public Radio Dec. 1, spread a conspiracy theory that George W. Bush ignored Saudi Arabian warnings of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Wed, Dec 10, 2003

Thomas Sowell | December 10, 2003

One of the greatest inventions of the 20th century -- indeed, one of the landmark inventions in the history of the human race -- was the work of a couple of young men who had never gone to college and were just a couple of bicycle mechanics in Dayton, Ohio.

Michelle Malkin | December 10, 2003

From the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism.

Walter E. Williams | December 10, 2003

I'd like to enlist the services of my fellow Americans with a bit of detective work. Let's start off with hard evidence.

Brent Bozell | December 10, 2003

Last Sunday, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did something she has never done before: appear on the three morning shows on ABC, CBS and NBC, all on the same Sunday.

Jonah Goldberg | December 10, 2003

When Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean's presidential bid on Tuesday, it was the most excitement Gore has generated since... since... well, the last time - whenever that was.

Tony Blankley | December 10, 2003

Every peace plan is a minor variant on the same theme. The United States "leans" on Israel to give up land, while Israel hopes that the Arabs living on the West Bank and Gaza will say thank you very much, we are now satisfied and will stop killing Jews.

Terry Jeffrey | December 10, 2003

There's an ironic barricade on the road to a free Iraq: the nation's top ayatollah won't rescind a fatwa demanding free elections for those who'll write Iraq's constitution.

Ben Shapiro | December 10, 2003

With thoughts of baseball running through my mind, the political news takes on an entirely different color. So, with respect to Ernest L. Thayer, I offer this poetic commentary...

Linda Chavez | December 10, 2003

If ever there was any doubt that Al Gore has lost his mooring since his unsuccessful presidential bid in 2000, he gave proof this week by endorsing Howard Dean for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 10, 2003

If the spectacle of conservative leaders approving the biggest expansion of a government social program in 40 years through Medicare 'reform' isn't enough to make you question what it means to be 'conservative,' how about the fact that in 2003 the federal government spent a whopping $20,000 per household, or that mandatory government spending reached its highest level in U.S. history?

Kathleen Parker | December 10, 2003

Dr. Howard Dean, apparently having given up on the Confederate flag voting bloc, turned Sunday to African-Americans, invoking civil-rights history and towing a miniature rainbow coalition in the person of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill.

Tue, Dec 09, 2003

Thomas Sowell | December 09, 2003

When the joy of Christmas starts turning to the desperation of trying to find the right gift, that is the time to turn to that old standby -- books.

David Limbaugh | December 09, 2003

People are registering shock at Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's profanity in an interview for Rolling Stone magazine. But why should this shock anyone?

Dennis Prager | December 09, 2003

On Dec. 1, 2003, this obituary headline appeared in the New York Times: "Sylvia Bernstein, 88, Civil Rights Activist, Dies."

Matt Towery | December 09, 2003

Some three years after the Supreme Court ruled on the presidential election controversy in Florida, division remains on the issue of accurate vote counting.

Bill Murchison | December 09, 2003

The White House last week gave a tip of the national hat to a journalist, bestowing on Robert Bartley the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Bruce Bartlett | December 09, 2003

It is a fact of life that perception is often more important than reality. This is especially so in politics, where people can be dogged by impressions even when they are completely untrue.

John McCaslin | December 09, 2003

Disney's new animated feature "Brother Bear" is following the anti-hunting footsteps of "Bambi" as it hits theatres in time for the holidays - and hunting season.

Mon, Dec 08, 2003

Cal Thomas | December 08, 2003

Some American high school students will be taught Chinese language and culture under a $1.4 million program financed by the Beijing government.

Suzanne Fields | December 08, 2003

Stereotypes galvanize hostility by dehumanizing a person or group, with no appeal to thinking.

Debra J. Saunders | December 08, 2003

Last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill repealing the erstwhile SB60, which would have allowed illegal immigrants to obtain California driver's licenses.

Diana West | December 08, 2003

There was something in the New York Times story "Actors in All-Latino Cast Savor a 'Historic Moment'' that reminded me of the BBC story 'Gloucester Muslims tell (British Home Secretary) Blunkett to resign" -- but what?

Phyllis Schlafly | December 08, 2003

Since Nov. 18, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages in Goodridge vs. Department of Public Health, reporters have been asking presidential candidates for comment.

Robert Novak | December 08, 2003

The U.S. Senate, its members refreshed by the Thanksgiving break, goes back into session Tuesday. But not all of its members, and not for long. Despite pressure from the White House and the House of Representatives, too few senators will return to Washington to get anything done.

Rich Lowry | December 08, 2003

The American economy is destroying jobs, and that's a good thing.

Jack Kemp | December 08, 2003

The economy is performing like gangbusters. In November manufacturing had its best month in 20 years, construction activity rose to its highest level on record and last week the unemployment rate fell below 6 percent.

Chuck Colson | December 08, 2003

Do you ever wonder if boycotts really make a difference? The answer is sometimes: When they hit advertisers in the wallet, they really get their attention.

Sun, Dec 07, 2003

Paul Jacob | December 07, 2003

California is a big state with big influence. Yet it isn’t the sheer number of voters in all those gerrymandered congressional districts that makes California a political trendsetter; it is the fact that in California there is always Plan B.

John Leo | December 07, 2003

The more polarized American society becomes, the more we see intellectuals explaining that this polarization isn’t real -- it’s just the swordplay of media and political elites.

Larry Kudlow | December 07, 2003

Indeed, with each new piece of economic data, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: This booming economy is voting for Bush.

George Will | December 07, 2003

Howard Dean is no fool. He is, however, not much of a thinker. His talk flows as rapidly as a mountain brook, but is no deeper than one of those.