Sun, Jan 11, 2004

Paul Jacob | January 11, 2004

You should sit down to read this. I have a confession to make. I?m a democrat. Don?t scream. Capitalization is rather important here. I?m a small ?d? democrat.

George Will | January 11, 2004

Social hypochondria is the national disease of the most successful nation. By most indexes, life has improved beyond the dreams of even very recent generations.

William F. Buckley | January 11, 2004

Something had to give, and when that is so, democracy is at its most useful. The mess in our immigration laws, never mind recent efforts to untangle it, festers.

Sat, Jan 10, 2004

Robert Novak | January 10, 2004

Republican joy over a federal court approving congressional redistricting in Texas was diminished by an opening in the decision that could give U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor a chance to reverse it.

Kathleen Parker | January 10, 2004

Maybe I'm missing something, but President Bush's proposed program to legitimize immigrants working illegally in the U.S. has inspired much ado about nada.

Fri, Jan 09, 2004

Brent Bozell | January 09, 2004

The sacrament of marriage is under attack like never before. Our popular culture is reducing marriage from eternal love to a temporary business merger, an elongated slumber party, with adults playacting at junior-high style "going steady."

Jonah Goldberg | January 09, 2004

Well, you can say one thing for President Bush's new immigration reform proposal: It makes all of the people who say he's a reincarnated Adolf Hitler look like idiots (again).

David Limbaugh | January 09, 2004

I am against President Bush's newly announced plan to revise America's immigration system, but what's worse is that I don't think I even understand his motivations behind it -- either on substance or politically.

Mona Charen | January 09, 2004

Need I say it? If a Republican had made the sort of joke Sen. Hillary Clinton made at a Missouri fund-raiser, it would have been front page news for days.

Oliver North | January 09, 2004

The latest installment in their politics of personal destruction comes right on the heels of the aborted "Reagan" miniseries and represents a new low for American liberals.

Suzanne Fields | January 09, 2004

American medicine is the best in the world, but the best medical advice is this: Don't get sick.

Jacob Sullum | January 09, 2004

Last year Sandy Meadows, who supervises the floral department at an Albertson's supermarket in Baton Rouge, was filling in at another Albertson's store that had lost its florist when she was visited by an inspector from the Louisiana Horticulture Commission.

Bruce Bartlett | January 09, 2004

The answer is politics. The liberal New York Times, which often operates as a think tank for the Democratic Party, and Bob Rubin, who served under Bill Clinton, are laying the groundwork for a political assault on President Bush over his budget policies.

Marvin Olasky | January 09, 2004

As the 31st anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision arrives later this month, U.S. newspapers will run a few stories about America's quietly continuing abortion plague.

Charles Krauthammer | January 09, 2004

In this part of the world, there is no guarantee of success. But if this is not progress -- remarkable, unexpected and hugely significant -- then nothing is.

Larry Kudlow | January 09, 2004

A rising gold price and a falling dollar typically spell much higher future inflation and interest rates.

Thu, Jan 08, 2004

Ann Coulter | January 08, 2004

When they were fund-raising, the Democratic candidates for president all claimed to be Jewish. Now that they are headed for Super Tuesday down South, they've become Jesus freaks. Listening to Democrats talk about Jesus is a little like listening to them on national security: They don't seem terribly comfortable with either subject.

Brent Bozell | January 08, 2004

Our presidential election year has barely started, and already left-wing troublemakers are getting away with murder.

Larry Elder | January 08, 2004

While recently driving and listening to National Public Radio, I heard a piece on holiday homelessness.

Cal Thomas | January 08, 2004

Forget the presidential election. Forget terrorism. Joe Gibbs is coming back to coach the Washington Redskins.

Debra J. Saunders | January 08, 2004

Sacramento insiders can't believe what they're seeing -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger bounding to the Capitol patio with lawmakers to smoke cigars.

Linda Chavez | January 08, 2004

President Bush announced a sweeping new immigration reform proposal this week that could become a hot-button issue in the November election.

Maggie Gallagher | January 08, 2004

What message will same-sex marriage send to the next generation?

William F. Buckley | January 08, 2004

The word is out that U.S. conservatives hope ardently for the nomination of Howard Dean as Democratic candidate for president.

Rich Lowry | January 08, 2004

Mad cow disease has arrived in the United States, but mad-cow hysteria hasn't, much to the chagrin of environmental and animal-rights activists.

Robert Novak | January 08, 2004

When six opponents gathered at public broadcasting studios outside Des Moines last Sunday for yet another debate, they searched frantically for some way to slow Howard Dean's presidential express.

Jonathan Garthwaite | January 08, 2004

A lot of the media coverage lately has been focused on what the Left is doing online but quietly you've been building your own grassroots team.

Ross Mackenzie | January 08, 2004

Down history's road, the year 2003 may shine brightly as marking a major improvement in how things are going abroad.

John McCaslin | January 08, 2004

So many congressmen and senators have followed President Bush's lead and visited Iraq in recent weeks that the political novelty of such risky journeys has worn off.

Wed, Jan 07, 2004

Michelle Malkin | January 07, 2004

My 8-week-old son's Social Security card recently arrived in the mail. On the back, there's a stern warning: "Improper use of this card or number by anyone is punishable by fine, imprisonment or both."

Walter E. Williams | January 07, 2004

My having fallen for this "urban legend" points to more due diligence to fact-checking. Without making any excuses whatsoever for my lapse in due diligence, let's look at it.

Jonah Goldberg | January 07, 2004

The unofficial Conservative Pundit Full-Employment Act - aka the Howard Dean presidential campaign - currently working its way through the democratic process in Iowa and New Hampshire looks pretty much unstoppable at this point.

Tony Blankley | January 07, 2004

Funding for American presidential elections is beginning to go global.

Cal Thomas | January 07, 2004

Just when you think it is safe to move on to more temporal subjects, politicians become increasingly religious and religious leaders become more and more political.

Ben Shapiro | January 07, 2004

Let the games begin! With Howard Dean poised to steal the Democratic nomination, the rest of the country is preparing for the onrushing Dean Machine.

Terry Jeffrey | January 07, 2004

Just as Howard Dean is discovering Jesus in anticipation of the Southern primaries, he also has discovered family farmers in anticipation of the Iowa Caucuses. In fact, the family farmer may be the only species of millionaire Dean professes to like.

George Will | January 07, 2004

Pete Rose, who walked 1,566 times in his major league career but never walked to first base, always sprinting, was called Charlie Hustle. His new hustle is his book.

Kathleen Parker | January 07, 2004

Dr. Howard Dean's God problem is like his Confederate flag problem. The more he tries to explain himself, the worse it gets and the further from political grace he strays.

Armstrong Williams | January 07, 2004

President Bush's bipartisan education reform initiative, The No Child Left Behind Act, has increased public school education spending by 40 percent and has provided more funds to poor children than any other education bill in this country's history.

Joel Mowbray | January 07, 2004

After 3,000 Americans were murdered on a single day, common sense should have dictated that political pandering would finally take a back seat?if only marginally?to the most serious of security concerns.

Chuck Colson | January 07, 2004

We hear a lot about "equal rights" in the debate over homosexuality and marriage. But these supposed "equal rights" are really nothing but "special rights."

Tue, Jan 06, 2004

Thomas Sowell | January 06, 2004

The British Broadcasting Corporation has made itself look ridiculous by issuing orders that its reporters are not to refer to Saddam Hussein as an ex-dictator.

David Limbaugh | January 06, 2004

It's inevitable that 2004 will be a particularly interesting year in politics -- on both sides of the political aisle, but mostly on the Democratic side.

Dennis Prager | January 06, 2004

In a just-published interview with the Norwegian Society for Universal Neutrality (NSUN), former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said that the blockbuster trilogy "Lord of the Rings" is sending dangerous messages to the world's young people.

Matt Towery | January 06, 2004

So just for this week, let's wander away from the regular fare of this opinion column -- public surveys on politics and policy -- and look into the troubles of one star-crossed superstar.

Frank Gaffney | January 06, 2004

The Bush Administration takes a dim view of the freelance diplomacy that will inevitably attend visits to North Korea now being undertaken by several former government officials and congressional staffers.

Bill Murchison | January 06, 2004

Hyped Up Howard's refusal to admit much, or any, good in Bush's Iraq policy destroys nuance and pushes Americans apart rather than inviting them to serious conversation about national ends.

Bruce Bartlett | January 06, 2004

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce the employment report for December. It likely will show a further decline in the unemployment rate--the most politically potent of all economic statistics.

John McCaslin | January 06, 2004

'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions, and once again Inside the Beltway offers its readers the opportunity to tell politicians what they'd like them to accomplish in 2004. Without further ado:

Mon, Jan 05, 2004

Mike Adams | January 05, 2004

At the end of last semester, I decided that something had to be done about this diminishing level of respect shown by students towards their professors and their fellow classmates.

Cal Thomas | January 05, 2004

Some officials believed that, as humanitarian aid was provided, discussions might open that could lead to a new relationship between the two countries.

Suzanne Fields | January 05, 2004

Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian and a man of the 19th century, but he has the American and European intellectuals of the 21st century down well and proper.

Diana West | January 05, 2004

My husband received the following letter from a waggish friend: "I just wanted to wish you and yours a happy holiday. I'll leave it at 'holiday' to avoid running afoul of the ACLU ...

Phyllis Schlafly | January 05, 2004

Were Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's Miami meanderings a gaffe, a trial balloon, an announcement of his department's policy, or an announcement of Bush administration policy?

Ed Feulner | January 05, 2004

'You?re either part of the solution or you?re part of the problem,' goes a popular military axiom. That?s especially true in Iraq, where for years the United Nations refused to help solve problems. Because of that, it ended up making the situation there much worse.

John Leo | January 05, 2004

All the questions were made up, but all of the responses are real-life direct quotes from Dean.

Bruce Bartlett | January 05, 2004

On Dec. 23, the Treasury Department issued a new study of tax simplification. It discusses ways in which millions of taxpayers could be relieved of having to file any tax return at all.

Robert Novak | January 05, 2004

While the Bush White House publicly brags about reduced coca production in South America's Andean region, there is dismay behind the scenes in the U.S. intelligence community.

Rich Lowry | January 05, 2004

It's unclear why Howard Dean is so upset by the Bush tax cut, since he maintains that there wasn't one -- at least not for the middle class.

Jack Kemp | January 05, 2004

On the presidential campaign trail, Democrats, and particularly front-runner Howard Dean, are embracing Rubinonomics, blaming the Bush tax cuts for the escalating deficit projections and proposing tax hikes.

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.

Alan Reynolds | January 04, 2004

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

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.