Sun, Dec 21, 2003

Paul Jacob | December 21, 2003

We need to get rid of Santa Claus. Oh, sure, he does bring us presents. But, what I am supposed to do with an ethanol subsidy or a bridge project for Christmas, for heaven’s sake?! I can’t use stuff like that and it won’t fit under the tree.

John Leo | December 21, 2003

How goes the annual battle to delete Christmas from schools and the public square? News is mixed, but on the whole, things are not going well for the Grinches.

Armstrong Williams | December 21, 2003

There is something any reporter knows about President Bush and Vice President Cheney: They don't answer hypotheticals.

Sat, Dec 20, 2003

Brent Bozell | December 20, 2003

It is obvious that Fox wants this indecent language on the air as a way of shocking audiences and scoring cheap ratings points.

Rich Tucker | December 20, 2003

The First Amendment is dead. Repealed. History.

Kathleen Parker | December 20, 2003

Ask most thoughtful South Carolinians what they think about Essie Mae Washington-Williams - Strom Thurmond's biracial daughter who publicly identified herself Wednesday - and you'll most likely hear: "It's complicated."

Robert Novak | December 20, 2003

Left-wing billionaire investor George Soros, who appeared to support Howard Dean for president, now is privately expressing doubts about the Democratic Party's front-runner.

Fri, Dec 19, 2003

Jonah Goldberg | December 19, 2003

Last week, when everyone who understands the First Amendment was rightly having conniptions over the Supreme Court's ruling that political speech can be severely regulated under the rubric of "campaign finance reform," the court also heard arguments in a major redistricting case brought by Pennsylvania Democrats.

Mike Adams | December 19, 2003

I don’t know if I’ve ever ended a year with so many unanswered questions. I’d like to share a few with my readers, hoping that together we can find some answers.

David Limbaugh | December 19, 2003

Former co-President Hillary Rodham Clinton, who usually denies she wants to be president again -- solo next time (you can be sure she won't share the reins with Bill) -- announced that she was tired of President Bush interfering with her and Bill's accomplishments.

Mona Charen | December 19, 2003

Pol Pot died of natural causes. But Saddam Hussein, that vicious, depraved worm of a man, was plucked from his rat hole. Ah the great warrior! The author of the Mother of All Battles.

Oliver North | December 19, 2003

American soldiers trapped him like a cornered rat hiding in a hole. And when he was caught, Saddam Hussein, the blustering, bloody tyrant who asked others to die for him, didn't even try to try to defend himself with the weapons at his disposal.

Debra J. Saunders | December 19, 2003

I want Rep. Dennis Kucinich to be the Democratic nominee for president.

Bruce Bartlett | December 19, 2003

The lack of competition for the Republican presidential nomination and the increasing likelihood that Howard Dean will be the Democratic nominee seem to be feeding renewed talk about third party candidates. It is being fueled by a belief that the Internet has helped make the major parties obsolete.

William F. Buckley | December 19, 2003

Rush Limbaugh was talking about religion as also, that very day, Sean Hannity. One day earlier Christie Hefner was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Playboy.

Charles Krauthammer | December 19, 2003

In the old days, the conquered tyrant was dragged through the streets behind the Roman general's chariot. Or paraded shackled before a jeering crowd. Or, when more finality was required, had his head placed on a spike on the tower wall.

Thu, Dec 18, 2003

Ann Coulter | December 18, 2003

Say, has anyone asked Dick Gephardt if this falls under "miserable failure"?

Thomas Sowell | December 18, 2003

The capture of Saddam Hussein is good news to virtually everyone, except those who have been looking for a quagmire in Iraq from day one.

Larry Elder | December 18, 2003

Not only did he reportedly surrender meekly, though armed with a pistol, he identified himself as "president of Iraq" and stated that he wished to "negotiate."

Suzanne Fields | December 18, 2003

The Iraqis have given us a coward for all times. The beast is defanged, the tyrant is shorn of power, the bully is bereft of his protecting henchmen. Even his bodyguards ran from the scene of the rat hole.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 18, 2003

Dr. Howard Dean poses for me an unanticipated moral dilemma. Throughout the 1990s, I debated him on a little-known public affairs show taped in Montreal -- beautiful Montreal, I should add.

Alan Reynolds | December 18, 2003

The old 1960s slogan "guns and butter" is suddenly everywhere. A feature story in The New York Times was headlined, "Bush Can Have Both Guns and Butter, at Least for Now."

Ross Mackenzie | December 18, 2003

Not long ago, Democratic presidential wannabes were running on two principal issues - the economy and security. Historically, the former largely has determined the presidential winner; security is its only trump.

John McCaslin | December 18, 2003

Washington, D.C. trial lawyer Jack Olender has issued his annual Top Ten Legal Predictions for 2004, which include his thoughts on dealing with prisoner Saddam Hussein, peace and stability in the world, and the outcome of the 2004 presidential election ("impossible to predict," he says).

Larry Kudlow | December 18, 2003

The latest batch of government economic data reveals a new theme: inflation-free boom. It's a business-led scenario this country hasn't seen in many years, and it could mean another 8-to-10-year prosperity cycle is on the way.

Marvin Olasky | December 18, 2003

Now that I'm blogging many times during the day I run across lots of provocative and evocative stories that have received some news coverage, but -- often for ideological reasons -- not what they deserve.

Rich Lowry | December 18, 2003

For those worried that tests around the country are systematically being watered down in a backlash against standards and accountability, there is good news and bad news out of Louisiana.

Wed, Dec 17, 2003

Thomas Sowell | December 17, 2003

One of the reasons our children do not measure up academically to children in other countries is that so much time is spent in American classrooms twisting our history for ideological purposes.

Michelle Malkin | December 17, 2003

Yes, we are safer now that Hussein is in custody. But we could and should be a lot safer still.

Walter E. Williams | December 17, 2003

I was pleasantly surprised by the responses from fellow Americans expressing disgust and fear over what our nation is becoming.

Brent Bozell | December 17, 2003

Many Americans who've had their fill of the media and their perpetually overflowing cup of negativity stumbled to the TV set in their pajamas and erupted with delight at the left's plight: Take that, Peter Jennings!

Mike Adams | December 17, 2003

In a recent Washington Times commentary (December 7, 2003), I used language suggesting that the tactics of campus diversity proponents sometimes resemble tactics the Nazis used during World War II. A recent letter to the editor by UNC-Wilmington professor Dick Veit (rhymes with spite) lends credence to the analogy.

Jonah Goldberg | December 17, 2003

The capture of Saddam Hussein raises a troubling question for Howard Dean and other critics of the war: What if this were a movie?

Tony Blankley | December 17, 2003

So what does the capture of Saddam Hussein mean for Iraq, America, Howard Dean and the price of tea in China?

Cal Thomas | December 17, 2003

For the past weeks, the media have been gaga over the 50th anniversary of Playboy magazine and the "Playboy philosophy," whose guru, Hugh Hefner, began to mainstream pornography and de-couple sex from a committed marital relationship.

Ben Shapiro | December 17, 2003

Anti-war liberals are angry. Over the past two years, their party has imploded, their dreams of a socialist utopia have faded, and worst of all, their patriotism has supposedly been questioned.

Terry Jeffrey | December 17, 2003

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi got to have her pork in this year's budget and vote against it, too.

Linda Chavez | December 17, 2003

Howard Dean is increasingly looking like he's come unhinged. While the Democratic front-runner shows no sign of slowing his long march toward his party's nomination, he has begun saying things that are not only irresponsible, they sound downright wacky.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 17, 2003

I'm sure my sons and daughter will forever remember the sight of the tyrannical dictator Saddam Hussein in complete humiliation as an American service doctor picked through his mangy hair for lice. So will the millions who survived his hellish rule.

Maggie Gallagher | December 17, 2003

In the face of Saddam Hussein, we glimpse the mystery of evil. Advent (for Catholics like me, a penitential season) is anyway the right time for trying to do so.

George Will | December 17, 2003

The Wright brothers' fourth and final flight that day in North Carolina lasted 59 seconds and went 852 feet. So by sunset the 20th century's themes -- farther, faster, higher, now -- were, so to speak, in the air.

William F. Buckley | December 17, 2003

What on earth is it that we should want from Saddam Hussein?

Ross Mackenzie | December 17, 2003

Tolkien groupies picked nits about the "Fellowship" and "The Two Towers" (as they will about vol. III "The Return of the King"), but by and large rejoice in the films.

Joel Mowbray | December 17, 2003

With Saddam finally in custody, it’s not just the politics over the war in Iraq that has experienced a seismic shift; the question of “where’s Osama?” has gone from possible campaign bumper sticker to a non-entity.

Kathleen Parker | December 17, 2003

If you happen to go by the name of George W. Bush, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Tue, Dec 16, 2003

Thomas Sowell | December 16, 2003

Lawlessness usually conjures up images of a wild frontier or mobs in the streets. But the painful reality is that the supreme examples of lawlessness in our times are in the august and sedate chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.

David Limbaugh | December 16, 2003

Can somebody please tell me what the big deal was about Howard Dean's "major foreign policy address" in Los Angeles on Monday? In his speech he offered nothing new -- except to announce that Saddam's capture was no big deal.

Debra J. Saunders | December 16, 2003

I would trust the producers of "Survivor" to put together a fitting trial for Saddam Hussein before I would trust the United Nations.

Bill Murchison | December 16, 2003

Ever since the Adwar snake hole yielded up a snake of the first order -- none other than Saddam Hussein -- giddy relief and exultation have swept the world. Why not? Haven't we earned it?

Frank Gaffney | December 16, 2003

History will likely record December 13, 2003 as the tipping point in the liberation of Iraq.

Rich Lowry | December 16, 2003

Howard Dean and the boys might have just lost one of their favorite anti-Bush lines on the stump -- "He can't even find Saddam Hussein" -- but not to worry.

John McCaslin | December 16, 2003

He might not be leading in the polls, but Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri was the first of the Democratic presidential wannabes to issue a statement Sunday on the capture of Saddam Hussein. And for good reason.

Bruce Bartlett | December 16, 2003

Needless to say, Democrats are up in arms because Republicans failed to renew the extended benefits program before Congress left town.

Mon, Dec 15, 2003

Mike Adams | December 15, 2003

I am writing to invite you to apply for a new position at the newly formed University of the Middle East (UME). We are proud to announce that we have already established a new Women's Resource Center as well as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-gender, and Queer-Identified Life and Study Center.

Cal Thomas | December 15, 2003

The ultimate weapon of mass destruction has been captured in Iraq. Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a "hole in the ground," like the rat that he is, in a farmhouse on the outskirts of Tikrit.

Suzanne Fields | December 15, 2003

Playboy magazine is 50 years old this month. Hugh Hefner is a lot older than that, and looks it.

Diana West | December 15, 2003

While a surgical team still struggles to extract the shiv Al Gore planted in Joe Lieberman's political back, it should be said that Lieberman wasn't the only aggrieved politician to make headlines lately.

John Leo | December 15, 2003

The hard left decided long ago that George W. Bush is Hitler. In maddened corners of the Internet and at swastika-choked antiwar marches, Bush is shown with a Nazi uniform or a Hitler mustache.

George Will | December 15, 2003

The fact that he was captured with a pistol he would not use even on himself makes it unlikely that he can seem bravely defiant in his trial.

William F. Buckley | December 15, 2003

Unnamed administration spokesman: You agree that what I tell you will be completely off the record?

Kathleen Parker | December 15, 2003

Al Gore's betrayal of his own former running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman, as he endorsed Howard Dean has provided one of those rare moments of political clarity: Gore will do whatever it takes to (a) become president; (b) exact revenge against the Clintons.

Robert Novak | December 15, 2003

The lame-duck New Jersey State Assembly is poised today (Monday) to pass a bill members of President Bush's Council on Bioethics contend will permit human cloning.

Armstrong Williams | December 15, 2003

The truth has a biological advantage. It doesn't need the artifice of man to survive. It lives and breathes freely on its own.

Jack Kemp | December 15, 2003

I've found no happier people on the news of Saddam's capture than the leadership of the Arab world, many of whom we are meeting with on this trip.

Chuck Colson | December 15, 2003

After seven years in the making, the final film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King, opens this Wednesday. Even more than the other movies, what we see on screen respects the Christian faith of the book’s author, J. R. R. Tolkien.

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.