Sun, Feb 01, 2004

Paul Jacob | February 01, 2004

Gravediggers have a maxim that every politician should ponder: Never dig a hole deeper than you can climb out of.

Ed Feulner | February 01, 2004

There?s one important job it?s supposed to be doing: Protecting us from foreign threats. That?s why we should give credit where it is due.

George Will | February 01, 2004

2004 may secure the ascendancy of one of two radically different ideas of the proper role of government and the individual's proper relationship to it.

Sat, Jan 31, 2004

Cal Thomas | January 31, 2004

The mayor of Washington, D.C., Anthony Williams, has come up with a revolutionary idea that, if followed by him and other politicians, could turn politics on its head and improve the way government functions.

Rich Tucker | January 31, 2004

Journalism is a daily struggle. Every reporter, writer and editor has to come in to work, set aside his or her personal biases, and produce fair news stories about an endless and unpredictable variety of people and events.

Kathleen Parker | January 31, 2004

It's time again for South Carolina's quadrennial 15 minutes of fame, when candidates discover their Southern accents, their admiration for Jesus, their deep affection for grits and, with luck, a possible genetic link to Nat Turner.

Robert Novak | January 31, 2004

On the morning after Sen. John Kerry's victory in the New Hampshire presidential primary, several high-level Republican operatives conferred over the telephone in a worried mood.

Armstrong Williams | January 31, 2004

Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W Bush exaggerated intelligence information on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program in order to justify going to war.

Fri, Jan 30, 2004

Brent Bozell | January 30, 2004

The coverage of the current Democratic primaries oozes with a quality of charity and brotherhood, with the kind of gentleness that is found among friends or political allies.

Jonah Goldberg | January 30, 2004

Fulfilling their obligations in the democratic process, voters in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries have winnowed the field of candidates down to at least eight.

David Limbaugh | January 30, 2004

The surreal thing about the Democratic presidential race is that Senator John Kerry, a man who until now has failed to inspire the slightest enthusiasm, a man who was all but written off, has come out of nowhere to dominate the field. Why?

Mona Charen | January 30, 2004

With David Kay's testimony on the fruitless search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, the time has come for an accounting.

Oliver North | January 30, 2004

All I heard from the analysts and pundits in the past two weeks after the Democrat caucuses in Iowa and primary in New Hampshire, was that Democrats across the board are "united" against President Bush and want to defeat Bush to the point that they will vote for the "most electable" candidate.

Charles Krauthammer | January 30, 2004

Before the great hunt for scapegoats begins, let's look at what David Kay has actually said about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

Larry Kudlow | January 30, 2004

Out on the campaign trail, Gov. Howard Dean has criticized Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan for being "too political."

Joel Mowbray | January 30, 2004

The man who until last week was in charge of investigating Saddam?s WMD stash has become either a hero or an enigma?it just depends on who you are.

Bruce Bartlett | January 30, 2004

On Monday, President Bush releases his budget for fiscal year 2005, which begins on Oct. 1. It is likely to be the most contentious of his presidency. Those on both the left and right have strong reasons to oppose key aspects of it.

Thu, Jan 29, 2004

Ann Coulter | January 29, 2004

After the New Hampshire primary, Dennis Kucinich's new slogan is: ".001 Percent of America Can't Be Wrong!" John Edwards' new slogan is: "Vote for Me or We'll See You in Court." Joe Lieberman's new slogan is: "Sixth Place Is Not an Option." (Bumper sticker version: "Ask Me About My Delegate.") Al Sharpton's new slogan is "Hello? Room Service?" Wesley Clark's new slogan is: "Leading America's War on Fetuses." Howard Dean's new slogan is: "I Want to Be Your President ... And So Do I!"

Thomas Sowell | January 29, 2004

The so-called "debates" among the Democratic candidates in the primaries are not really debates -- and that is a real shame.

Brent Bozell | January 29, 2004

Back in our youth, when children ran around and played outdoors instead of hunkering down over the latest dazzling video-game system, we boys loved to play "Cops and Robbers."

Larry Elder | January 29, 2004

Supporters of former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, aka "Deanie-boppers," accuse the media of piling on by repeatedly playing his now infamous Iowa caucus "concession speech," punctuated by his banshee-like "Yeeeaaaaaarggh!"

Emmett Tyrrell | January 29, 2004

Really, it is not very amazing that a government vendetta has been launched against Rush Limbaugh, the very successful and gifted talk show host.

Jonathan Garthwaite | January 29, 2004

The New York Times, LA Times, New York Observer, Philadelphia Inquirer and several other papers have already noticed the grassroots movement you're starting.

Robert Novak | January 29, 2004

Early Tuesday afternoon, fear gripped those Democrats who had begun to feel better after the Iowa caucuses.

Marvin Olasky | January 29, 2004

"Join the club." That's what President-elect George W. Bush said in December 2000, when I told him I was journalist first, Bush supporter second, and would probably be criticizing some of his decisions early and often.

Ross Mackenzie | January 29, 2004

So now it's probably not going to be Howard Dean after all, but John Kerry.

John McCaslin | January 29, 2004

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards couldn't wait to get "home" to South Carolina, where he's banking on his first primary season victory next Tuesday (Feb. 3).

Rich Lowry | January 29, 2004

It's the 1930s again. At least if you listen to the Democratic presidential candidates. John Edwards' rhetoric about "two Americas" -- one rich, one struggling -- has caught on. John Kerry now talks of "the economy of privilege."

Wed, Jan 28, 2004

Thomas Sowell | January 28, 2004

Some of the more rational among the indignant crusaders for "social justice" may concede that the employers are usually offering better pay than Third World workers would have had otherwise.

Michelle Malkin | January 28, 2004

It's only a matter of time before we witness another Howard Dean Moment in the Democratic presidential race -- but not, I predict, from any of the Democratic presidential candidates.

Walter E. Williams | January 28, 2004

Here's a question. Suppose you see people lining up for hours, and people willing to pay a month's salary in bribes, in order to get a $2 a day factory job.

Jonah Goldberg | January 28, 2004

By now you've no doubt heard that David Kay, America's top WMD bloodhound, has returned from Iraq to declare that Iraq had no significant stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction immediately prior to the war.

Tony Blankley | January 28, 2004

Listening to all the aspiring commanders and chief (except for Joe Lieberman), I don't hear any campaign promises related to winning the war on terrorism.

Cal Thomas | January 28, 2004

He is the essence of the Bush base, which is why his Jan. 22 speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering in Washington ought to cause concern at the White House.

Terry Jeffrey | January 28, 2004

Politicians serious about preventing another Sept. 11 should listen to the leader of Hizballah, and then read an indictment unsealed this month in Detroit.

Ben Shapiro | January 28, 2004

The competition between O'Reilly's book and Clinton's book has become a major issue for O'Reilly.

Linda Chavez | January 28, 2004

The tattered cardboard box wasn't much to look at, but inside were the remains of lives gone and worlds long past.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 28, 2004

"Cal Thomas for President" actually has a nice (let freedom) ring to it.

Maggie Gallagher | January 28, 2004

It's the political season, so perhaps you can hardly blame people.

William F. Buckley | January 28, 2004

The argument over Mel Gibson's dramatization of the death of Jesus needs analysis, and this is not difficult to undertake, even for those who have not seen the movie, scheduled for release in February, on Ash Wednesday.

George Will | January 28, 2004

New Hampshire confirmed what Iowa intimated. Democrats who are serious about the candidates' electability understand that seriousness requires a retreat from the feminization of politics.

Chuck Colson | January 28, 2004

Many Christians think that the way to pick political candidates is by faith alone, but it's not that simple.

Tue, Jan 27, 2004

Thomas Sowell | January 27, 2004

The headline said it all but the story ran on and on anyway, with details and quotes that added nothing to the familiar story that Third World workers don't earn nearly as much money as most Americans, even when they work for rich American companies.

David Limbaugh | January 27, 2004

Democratic presidential candidates can criticize President Bush's conduct of the War on Terror and his decision to attack Iraq with relative impunity now, but soon the eventual nominee will have to account for his irresponsible stands on those issues -- and it won't be pleasant for him.

Dennis Prager | January 27, 2004

You want to know what many conservatives and liberals agree on? That there is little or no moral difference between public and private behavior.

Debra J. Saunders | January 27, 2004

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., can't give a credible explanation as to why he voted against the Persian Gulf War in 1991 but then for a 2002 resolution that authorized the use of force in Iraq, even though he now opposes how President Bush is conducting the war.

Bill Murchison | January 27, 2004

Marriage is a matter more complicated than that, particularly with so many gays clamoring nowadays for marriage rights and so many conservatives touting a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage officially as a heterosexual project.

Ross Mackenzie | January 27, 2004

Iraq was so much the year's dominating story that everything else came in close to last.

Armstrong Williams | January 27, 2004

For months we've been saying that Al Sharpton is little more than an East Coast populist that stands little chance of becoming a legitimate political candidate (i.e., a black candidate with white support).

John McCaslin | January 27, 2004

So Franken, who admits in his book that he needs to lose "40 pounds" from his buttocks, morphed into a bouncer and "knocked the guy to the ground, breaking his glasses."

Bruce Bartlett | January 27, 2004

In the area of taxation, there is probably nothing that drives Democrats crazier than when they hear Republicans praise John F. Kennedy's tax cut and compare their tax cuts to his.

Mon, Jan 26, 2004

Mike Adams | January 26, 2004

There is a tree behind my parents' house in Huntsville, Texas, where scores of birds come to feed every morning. Perhaps the most striking of those birds is a redheaded woodpecker that seems to be around every time I am home for Christmas.

Cal Thomas | January 26, 2004

There are hopeful signs that the pro-life movement is starting to win the abortion war that has divided the country for more than three decades.

Suzanne Fields | January 26, 2004

Television is a "cool" medium, and politicians sometimes learn the hard way that it's unkind to overwrought emotions.

Debra J. Saunders | January 26, 2004

There are few experiences more humbling than speaking at a naturalization service for 1,586 new Americans from 110 countries.

Diana West | January 26, 2004

My e-mailbag was brimming with responses to last week's column about Jacques Chirac's proposed ban on Islamic headscarves -- along with jumbo crucifixes and all yarmulkes -- in France's public schools.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 26, 2004

Despite President George W. Bush's high poll numbers, the Democrats think they have the key to winning the 2004 elections. Get the votes of convicted felons. Don't laugh; the Democrats are deadly serious.

Ed Feulner | January 26, 2004

Every profession has its unofficial list-of-things-you-don?t-say, and politics is no exception. A leading entry: Never call for a tax hike.

Rich Tucker | January 26, 2004

There are seven men now traipsing around New Hampshire looking for votes, but apparently that?s not enough for some Democrats. There?s one more man who may be aching to get in the presidential race, but doesn?t want to do the actual campaigning.

Jack Kemp | January 26, 2004

As people who know me well can attest, I have never worshiped at the shrine of balanced budgets. Rather, I define my fiscal goals as strong economic growth and full employment at a stable price level.

Rich Lowry | January 26, 2004

Edwards, who has become a media darling and will carry his fight for the Democratic nomination to the South in coming weeks, regularly unlooses such crashing platitudes. Like this: "I believe we shouldn't look down on anyone." Or this: "This election is about the future of the country."

Joel Mowbray | January 26, 2004

The 9/11 Commission on Monday will explore one of the most critical elements of the attack that claimed the lives of 3,000 innocent Americans: how the terrorists got into the United States.

Robert Novak | January 26, 2004

From the moment Democratic presidential candidates arrived in New Hampshire from Iowa last Tuesday, an unanswered question has been whether the magic found by Sen. John Edwards in Midwestern prairies could be transported across the country.

Sun, Jan 25, 2004

Paul Jacob | January 25, 2004

As the New Hampshire Primary looms, and her husband?s campaign continues to slip, ordinary Americans are quietly hoping she will pick up the torch and enter the fray. If a Democrat ends up being the next president of the United States, please let it be Judy Dean.

William F. Buckley | January 25, 2004

What some voters will want to dwell upon is not Kerry the acknowledged hero of Vietnam, but Kerry the analyst of the Vietnam chapter in U.S. history.

George Will | January 25, 2004

Gavin Newsom, 36, a fourth-generation San Franciscan who has just become this city's youngest mayor in a century, is, of course, a Democrat.