Sun, Jan 18, 2004

Paul Jacob | January 18, 2004

Lord Acton said, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Larry Kudlow | January 18, 2004

For months, the inflation hawks have been decrying the upward price of gold and the weakening dollar -- both historic signals that prices are headed up.

George Will | January 18, 2004

The plan is for the good ship California to float to safety over jagged economic reefs -- mostly reefs of its own making -- on a tide of testosterone.

Sat, Jan 17, 2004

Robert Novak | January 17, 2004

A daring proposal that would make Social Security reform an election-year gamble is contained in a late draft of President Bush's State of the Union address to be delivered Tuesday night.

Kathleen Parker | January 17, 2004

Much has been made of the Invisible Wife of Dr. Howard Dean. Where's Judith?

Fri, Jan 16, 2004

Brent Bozell | January 16, 2004

It's amazing, if not surprising, the degree to which trashing God, trashing America, and trashing traditional values are the entertainment factory's favorite pastimes.

Jonah Goldberg | January 16, 2004

Sen. Ted Kennedy gave another one of his angry speeches this week. With all the gravitas he could muster, he recycled his standard complaint: that the Iraq war was never really about WMDs or the war on terror.

David Limbaugh | January 16, 2004

It has been said that President Bush, if re-elected, intends to make his second term robust with big ideas. Perhaps one such idea he should seriously consider is supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA).

Mona Charen | January 16, 2004

Do not pick a fight with David Frum (former Bush speechwriter and stimulating author) or Richard Perle (former Assistant Secretary of Defense and eminence grise of foreign policy hard-liners) individually. And definitely do not pick a fight with them together.

Oliver North | January 16, 2004

This week was an object lesson on why I love my job. All I do for FOX News is hang around with heroes. I don't have to cover the shenanigans of the Michael Jacksons or Scott Petersons or Kobe Bryants who attract so much attention from my colleagues.

Jacob Sullum | January 16, 2004

I did not realize I had sued Citibank until I received my latest Visa bill. The statement includes a credit of 73 cents labeled "SCHWARTZ SETTLEMENT REFUND."

Rich Tucker | January 16, 2004

Who, exactly, is a public figure? It is a tricky question, and an important one.

William F. Buckley | January 16, 2004

The "courtesy" exercised by the State of Oklahoma in the matter of Osbaldo Torres has enormous implications. The attorney general called it that ? an exercise in courtesy ? putting off the execution of the convicted killer at the behest of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Bruce Bartlett | January 16, 2004

After all the recent fuss about comparisons of George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler at the website, you would think that those on the far left would lay off Hitler analogies for a while.

Charles Krauthammer | January 16, 2004

Most Americans had long since stopped paying attention to manned space flight. The shuttle? So what (except during some stunt like the John Glenn flight)? The moon? Been there, done that.

Thu, Jan 15, 2004

Ann Coulter | January 15, 2004

Democrats are so delirious about finding a general who is a pacifist scaredy-cat that no one seems to have bothered to investigate whether Wesley Clark is sane.

Thomas Sowell | January 15, 2004

"Manufacturing jobs" has become a battle cry of those who oppose free trade and are sounding an alarm about American jobs being exported to lower-wage countries overseas.

Larry Elder | January 15, 2004

Accusing his cable company of "addicting" him, his wife and his kids to TV, a Wisconsin man threatened to sue Charter Communications.

Mike Adams | January 15, 2004

Last semester, while I was giving a lecture on the landmark First Amendment case of Gitlow v. New York (1925), something very strange happened. In fact, one might say that it was rather queer.

Cal Thomas | January 15, 2004

Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill reminds me of a disgruntled former employee who returns to his old workplace and starts shooting to avenge his perceived mistreatment.

Suzanne Fields | January 15, 2004

A certain young Jew from Russia arrived at Ellis Island in New York Harbor early in the 20th century. He could speak no English, so someone had pinned a label on his lapel with a single word: "Houston."

Emmett Tyrrell | January 15, 2004

Where are the blacks? Where are the Latinos? What about the gays? These are the suffering situations for whom the Democratic Party has such famous solicitude. All are shockingly underrepresented in the aforementioned Democratic precincts.

Larry Kudlow | January 15, 2004

Those listening to former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill might think there's no rational hand on the national economic tiller. But fear not.

Robert Novak | January 15, 2004

George W. Bush's inner circle had been braced for weeks for Paul O'Neill's kiss-and-tell book, and so was not surprised when he attacked the president he served.

Rich Lowry | January 15, 2004

Centuries ago, mankind created the greatest anti-child-poverty program in all of recorded history. It was called marriage.

George Will | January 15, 2004

``Forever!'' exclaims the mayor with a mixture of incredulity and indignation. He is answering a question he clearly considers not only preposterous but impertinent, and almost immoral -- which few things are considered here.

Marvin Olasky | January 15, 2004

Who are our conservative heroes? Do we prefer determined perseverance to the spectacular moment of defiance? Next week, as we pay attention to abortion upon the 31st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, some examples of consistent courage are right in front of us.

John McCaslin | January 15, 2004

We got a chuckle out of the following memo sent to several Florida congressional chiefs of staff from Kirk Fordham, chief of staff to Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) who's resigning to work on former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez's campaign for the Senate.

Wed, Jan 14, 2004

Thomas Sowell | January 14, 2004

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest.

Michelle Malkin | January 14, 2004

New Jersey's child welfare system, like most state child welfare systems, is a corrupt and deadly mess.

Walter E. Williams | January 14, 2004

It might have been Ross Perot who first used the expression that America is turning into a nation of "hamburger flippers," in reference to the decline in good paying manufacturing jobs replaced by low-pay service sector jobs.

Brent Bozell | January 14, 2004

In an interview with Jane Hall in the most recent Columbia Journalism Review, Brokaw suggests there is no such thing as liberal media bias ... and then asserts that liberal bias is an "obligation" of journalism.

Jonah Goldberg | January 14, 2004

No one who's glad that George Bush is president can insist with a straight face that articulateness is a requirement for a successful president.

Tony Blankley | January 14, 2004

President Bush's recent, lamentable proposals on illegal immigrants highlights, yet again, that both the Republican and Democratic Parties heed neither public opinion nor their primary governing responsibility to defend and protect the United States, as it relates to illegal immigration.

Terry Jeffrey | January 14, 2004

If Congress enacts President Bush's immigration reform plan, liberals immediately will begin pushing to convert it into an unambiguous amnesty by asking questions the plan's Republican defenders will have a hard time answering:

Ben Shapiro | January 14, 2004

Three seemingly unassociated events occurred last week. First, on Jan. 7, President Bush revealed his immigration plan.

Linda Chavez | January 14, 2004

Having been fired by President Bush as Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O'Neill is now trying to even the score, but he may hurt himself more than the president.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 14, 2004

Countries with greater economic freedom enjoy higher standards of living and higher per capita income than do other nations.

Kathleen Parker | January 14, 2004

Anti-war constituents apparently felt vindicated by O'Neill's assertion that President Bush was mapping out strategies for ousting Saddam Hussein soon after taking office and months before the Sept. 11 attacks.

Joel Mowbray | January 14, 2004

Have you heard the one about the Bush administration covertly aiding greedy employers who want to deprive 1.3 million low-income workers overtime pay?

Tue, Jan 13, 2004

David Limbaugh | January 13, 2004

With the firestorm of debate over President Bush's immigration plan we've heard very little public airing of a factor that concerns many opponents of relaxed immigration policies: the changes to our culture they are certain to bring about.

Dennis Prager | January 13, 2004

I have never written a column about a previous column. A column stands on its own and should not necessitate an explanation.

Debra J. Saunders | January 13, 2004

Clark lied. According to Monday's New York Times, in 2002, retired Gen. Wesley Clark said, "Certainly there's a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda."

Matt Towery | January 13, 2004

According to a recent survey by the Pew Hispanic Center, 54 percent of Hispanic-American adults rated President George W. Bush's job performance as "good" or "excellent."

Bill Murchison | January 13, 2004

George W. Bush, having proposed massive reform of immigration policy, will certainly catch it in the neck from both sides in this long-running debate -- the too-muchers and the not-enoughers.

Bruce Bartlett | January 13, 2004

When Paul O'Neill was forced out as Secretary of the Treasury in December 2002, everyone knew that it was not the last time he would be heard from.

John McCaslin | January 13, 2004

Dealing with mad cow disease has been headache enough for the National Cattlemen's Association. Now they have People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) surfing down their necks.

Mon, Jan 12, 2004

Star Parker | January 12, 2004

It seems the entire gay political agenda is about to be signed, sealed, and delivered. Why then, as a black activist, deeply committed to the principles of freedom and equality under the law, do I see these developments as dangerous and destructive?

Mike Adams | January 12, 2004

Last week, I went back to my old neighborhood and parked in front of the old house where I used to live.

Cal Thomas | January 12, 2004

In an age when nothing matters, except celebrity, you can't blame Pete Rose for thinking his gambling on baseball would no longer impede his entry into the Hall of Fame.

Suzanne Fields | January 12, 2004

Fidel is back in the news. George W. Bush is tightening travel restrictions to Cuba and the U.S. government will soon more carefully scrutinize cultural exchanges.

Debra J. Saunders | January 12, 2004

It's somewhat odd that France, a country where a fashionable scarf is almost mandatory, is considering banning students from wearing a head scarf -- called a hijab -- in public schools.

Diana West | January 12, 2004

The president has just served up some domestic policy, a sweeping immigration overhaul, that seems too tough to swallow. Here's hoping Congress sends it back.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 12, 2004

David Horowitz thinks that anybody who cares about the future should confront the fact that U.S. colleges and universities are the fountainhead of financing for the radical movement in America.

Rich Tucker | January 12, 2004

Get ready for the ?Year of the Megatrial.? During 2004, Scott Peterson will be tried for murder. Kobe Bryant for sexual assault.

Robert Novak | January 12, 2004

It has always been assumed he must win the Iowa caucuses next Monday night for his presidential candidacy to survive. What's new is that he really has a chance.

Jack Kemp | January 12, 2004

One of my all-time favorite songs is Neil Diamond's "They're Coming to America." I know it drives the xenophobes on the right crazy and the illiberals on the left into a frenzy, but it reflects my view that people come to America not for welfare but for work, not for food stamps but for their families.

Armstrong Williams | January 12, 2004

Pete Rose is doing what he always did: ducking his head and burrowing forward. As a player this made him great. As a former athlete, it makes him a laugh, a joke and a shame.

Rich Lowry | January 12, 2004

Democrats in New Hampshire nervous that front-runner Howard Dean is too gaffe-prone and harshly anti-Bush are beginning to turn to ... Gen. Wesley Clark?

Ross Mackenzie | January 12, 2004

Picking up pieces of news from the past month...

John Leo | January 12, 2004

Politicians from both parties think President Bush?s immigration plan is unusually deft, mostly because nearly every constituency seems to get something.

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.

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.

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.