Sun, Jan 04, 2004

Paul Jacob | January 04, 2004

Last week you read what I had to say about a military draft and national service program. This week, readers sound-off on the draft--with my gentle comments, of course, as judge, jury and editor.

George Will | January 04, 2004

At this moment of discredited rules, Rubinomics is fiscal policy as psychotherapy. Rubin believes that a key predicate of the 1990s boom -- America's longest uninterrupted expansion -- was the mild Clinton tax increase of 1993.

Alan Reynolds | January 04, 2004

Those afflicted with an irrational phobia about international trade used to confine their raving to manufactured goods, not services.

Sat, Jan 03, 2004

Kathleen Parker | January 03, 2004

Perhaps it is a function of age to feel so acutely the passage of time, but I was just getting used to putting '03 on my checks and it's already time to learn a new trick.

Robert Novak | January 03, 2004

Strategists for Rep. Richard Gephardt's presidential candidacy are basing fragile hopes for the Democratic nomination on Howard Dean's money-rich campaign running out of funds as he contests every primary election.

Fri, Jan 02, 2004

Brent Bozell | January 02, 2004

Our national media do not take charges of an institutional liberal bias well. Often they ignore them. Sometimes they simply deny them. Few reporters call and stand their ground.

Mona Charen | January 02, 2004

Though the news from the education world is gloomy, dismal and sad, I do believe that in 2004 things will improve.

Oliver North | January 02, 2004

It's hard to say exactly when the Democrats decisively left the reservation, for the parallel universe that exists only in their own imaginations.

Jacob Sullum | January 02, 2004

Its rule banning them is to be published in a few weeks and take effect 60 days later -- not the pace you'd expect if ephedra were killing people left and right.

William F. Buckley | January 02, 2004

There is a great flurry on the question, should competing presidential candidates speak about the weaknesses of other contenders?

Thu, Jan 01, 2004

Ann Coulter | January 01, 2004

I'm not sure what horror is supposed to befall the nation if the liberals started ignoring the law more than they already do, but apparently it would be even worse than a country in which the Ten Commandments have been stripped from every public space, prayer in schools is outlawed, sodomy is a constitutional right, and more than 1 million unborn children are aborted every year.

Larry Elder | January 01, 2004

Sometimes one must become one's own role model, a responsibility made easier by following this prescription, originally printed in my first book, "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America":

Suzanne Fields | January 01, 2004

War is hell, as William Tecumseh Sherman famously said, and postwar peace can be far from heaven, too. The noblest intentions go awry on the battlefield. The idealism that starts the fight does not always filter down to those who must do the fighting.

Debra J. Saunders | January 01, 2004

In 2001, a Florida court sentenced Lionel Tate to life without parole for the 1999 brutal murder of 6-year-old playmate Tiffany Eunick when he was 12.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 01, 2004

Why when things have been going so swimmingly on the campaign trail did Dr. Howard Dean heave off a gratuitous lie to an Iowa newspaper?

Larry Kudlow | January 01, 2004

In the post-World War II era, nine other presidents have asked voters to return them to office. Of these, six won voter approval (Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton), and three were kicked out (Ford, Carter and Papa Bush).

Marvin Olasky | January 01, 2004

Dean said, "I want more than anything to bring South Carolina back to its proud tradition of voting Democrat year after year after year." Hmmm: "more than anything."

John McCaslin | January 01, 2004

During the holiday season, children should slumber with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. Instead, an animal-rights group's anti-fur campaign is giving them tormenting nightmares.

Chuck Colson | January 01, 2004

Last January, I looked forward to 2003--and what an amazing year it was. Find out how far we've come and where we have to go.

Rich Lowry | January 01, 2004

Kansas City, Mo.-based journalist/provocateur Richard Nadler has been heralding the advent of the investor class for years, and the broader political culture has finally begun to take notice.

George Will | January 01, 2004

Regarding the post-New Deal role of the federal government, the differences between the parties have narrowed.

Robert Novak | January 01, 2004

The answer is that apart from being obscured by the holiday season, the Democratic presidential front-runner's words got lost in his own stream of unusual remarks.

Ross Mackenzie | January 01, 2004

Democrats hungering after the presidency have awakened recently to three smell-the-coffee surprises: the economic turnaround, the Gore endorsement of Howard Dean and the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Wed, Dec 31, 2003

Thomas Sowell | December 31, 2003

If you wonder what has gotten California in such an economic mess, here is a recent sample: The state legislature has passed a law requiring landlords to give tenants 60 days' notice, instead of 30 days, before evicting them.

Michelle Malkin | December 31, 2003

They made us groan. They made us grumble. They made us a global laughingstock. The whiners of 2003 embarrassed themselves -- and the nation -- with their unrivaled sense of entitlement, arrogance and shamelessness.

Walter E. Williams | December 31, 2003

Early in our marriage, 40-some years ago, Mrs. Williams would return from shopping complaining about the unreasonable prices.

Brent Bozell | December 31, 2003

ABC anchorman Peter Jennings recently hosted a special telling us "How to Get Fat Without Really Trying."

Tony Blankley | December 31, 2003

Considering the war, the almost daily killing of our troops, terrorism, Middle East suicide bombers, orange alerts, killer floods, fires and mudslides, and an earthquake of biblical proportions, it is probably fair to say that 2003 has not been a great year for comedy.

Debra J. Saunders | December 31, 2003

Now, Clark can boast that he's the only Democratic hopeful to testify against a dictator who quickly thereafter was elected to his country's parliament, as happened Sunday.

Ben Shapiro | December 31, 2003

American Christianity binds its adherents to most, if not all, of the Noahide Laws. Why shouldn't Jews rejoice when Christians practice their faith?

Linda Chavez | December 31, 2003

No one's likely to remember a year later that not a word we said came true, so here goes: Linda's List of Less-Than-Likely Occurrences for 2004:

Joel Mowbray | December 31, 2003

It’s a shame that someone who so honorably served his nation for three decades would tarnish his legacy with such idiotic remarks.

Tue, Dec 30, 2003

Thomas Sowell | December 30, 2003

Within a week of each other, two earthquakes struck on opposite sides of the world -- an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale in California and a 6.6 earthquake in Iran.

David Limbaugh | December 30, 2003

Governor Dean says the Democrats' 2004 presidential aspirations are doomed if he doesn't get the nomination.

Cal Thomas | December 30, 2003

Democrats have been trying hard in recent years to squeeze God into their politics, perceiving that Republicans have an edge on invoking the Creator to bless their policies. Democrats worry they suffer from a "God gap."

Dennis Prager | December 30, 2003

If you want to understand the Middle East conflict, Iran has just provided all you need to know.

Matt Towery | December 30, 2003

To close out 2003, here are some scattered observations and predictions, all based on the same assortment of public opinion surveys this column discusses each week.

Bill Murchison | December 30, 2003

A few days before Christmas, President Bush told Diane Sawyer he would support -- "if necessary" -- a constitutional amendment codifying marriage as the relationship between a man and a woman, and only a man and a woman.

Bruce Bartlett | December 30, 2003

Just before Christmas, workers at IBM got an early lump of coal in their stockings. The company announced plans to ship some 5,000 software-programming jobs to India.

Armstrong Williams | December 30, 2003

Post O.J., a lot of attention has been paid to celebrities in legal trouble. Analyzing everything from their courtroom attire to whether or not their pores look healthy can bring everyday people closer to the celebrity's curiously artificial world.

John McCaslin | December 30, 2003

Timely "cow facts," presented as a public courtesy to the woman who asked a waitress at a Boxing Day party Friday if the hors d'oeuvres she was serving contained cow meat:

Ross Mackenzie | December 30, 2003

Martha Stewart is headed to trial, too. Perhaps 30,000 Iranians have died in an earthquake. It's Code Orange. And oh, yes - Saddam Hussein is cooling his heels in the slammer.

Mon, Dec 29, 2003

Suzanne Fields | December 29, 2003

Father Time is not as unforgiving as he used to be. Men and women in their 60s, so the gerontologists tell us, are younger than ever if they have lived "right." (Now they tell us.) But "right" may be in the eyes of the beholden.

Debra J. Saunders | December 29, 2003

The Associated Press and various newspapers reported this month that the University of California at Los Angeles' Chicano Studies Research Center released a "study" that recommended allowing California's 4.6 million non-citizens to vote in local elections.

Diana West | December 29, 2003

If, as John Seabrook writes in the New Yorker, American parents bought Erector sets and Monopoly because they believed they were prepping their kids to become builders or bankers.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 29, 2003

Another feminist propaganda movie hit the theaters during the Christmas season, proving again that the feminists are an unhappy bunch whose lifestyle leads to loneliness.

Jack Kemp | December 29, 2003

There is now widespread speculation in the nation's capital that as a result of stubborn Iraqi resistance to the U.S. occupation, American officials have fundamentally altered their plans to "remake" Iraq.

Robert Novak | December 29, 2003

A pall was cast over Christmas for disappointed U.S. government civilians in Baghdad when they received word two weeks ago that the $18.6 billion for Iraq's reconstruction rushed through Congress in November was indefinitely on hold.

Rich Lowry | December 29, 2003

The other Democratic candidates for president are beginning to challenge front-runner Howard Dean daily, asking questions about his positions and fitness for office.

Sun, Dec 28, 2003

Paul Jacob | December 28, 2003

let’s hope one frightening fantasy conjured up by Representative Charles Rangel of New York, Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina and David Broder of the Washington Post never becomes a reality.

George Will | December 28, 2003

Because Dean's foreign policy pronouncements have been curiouser and curiouser, his recent domestic policy speech did not get the attention it deserved for its assertion that America is boiling with ``anger and despair.''