Sun, Feb 29, 2004

Paul Jacob | February 29, 2004

Nader's back, spoiling again. That's the story according to Democrats, at least. But exactly what is Nader spoiling? John Kerry's latest makeover?

George Will | February 29, 2004

Imagine a possible butterfly effect from Californians' votes on Tuesday. Reverberations might help President Bush become competitive for the state's 55 electoral votes.

William F. Buckley | February 29, 2004

The president said that a constitutional amendment is not to be taken lightly. He is correct, but misses the opportunity to say that a constitutional amendment is also a step towards the redistribution of power.

Sat, Feb 28, 2004

Doug Giles | February 28, 2004

Is it just me, or did Mel Gibson make Satan out to look like Sinead O?Connor in his latest movie, ?The Passion of the Christ?? Coincidence? I don?t think so.

Star Parker | February 28, 2004

Perhaps it is presumptuous for a black ex-welfare mom to lecture the chairman of the Federal Reserve about public policy. However, African Americans suffer daily and disproportionately under a broken and unfair Social Security regime.

Robert Novak | February 28, 2004

Democratic strategists are focused on possibly putting a Floridian on the national ticket, but it may not be the most obvious choice, Sen. Bob Graham. This year's vice-presidential nominee could be Graham's junior colleague, Sen. Bill Nelson.

Armstrong Williams | February 28, 2004

One moment gay and lesbian protesters are demanding that we regard them not by their insipid sexual acts, but as complex human beings deserving of the same inalienable rights the constitution reserves for all "humans."

Fri, Feb 27, 2004

Jonah Goldberg | February 27, 2004

Kerry and Edwards have been screeching about the White House's "policy" to outsource jobs, close factories and - no doubt coming soon - to switch honest American Girl Scout cookies for stale Chinese fortune cookies made by children shackled to conveyer belts.

David Limbaugh | February 27, 2004

Proponents of traditional values are making a tactical error in allowing the homosexual lobby to frame the issue of same-sex marriage merely as one of equal rights for gays. Much more is at stake.

Oliver North | February 27, 2004

It's been a tough week for the radical zealots of America's political left.

Jacob Sullum | February 27, 2004

When I first heard Martha Stewart was in legal trouble, I did not understand what she was supposed to have done that was so bad she might go to prison for it.

Ed Feulner | February 27, 2004

Sixty years ago, master mapmaker Friedrich Hayek gave us his seminal work ?The Road to Serfdom.? It was swiftly condensed by Reader?s Digest, and became an international best seller.

Rich Tucker | February 27, 2004

On a long-ago episode of ?The Simpsons,? Homer sits watching the news. ?Authorities announced today that Springfield?s air is dangerous only to children and the elderly,? the announcer intones. ?Whohoo!? Homer shouts.

Charles Krauthammer | February 27, 2004

Not again. We are the only Western country to have legalized abortion by judicial fiat rather than by democratic approval of the people or the legislature. Are we going to do it again with gay marriage?

Thu, Feb 26, 2004

Ann Coulter | February 26, 2004

Demonstrating his savvy political skills, the head of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney, repeatedly throws the federation's support to political candidates who opposed labor on all three issues. So if you ever find yourself negotiating with Sweeney, make sure your opening bid is "nothing."

Thomas Sowell | February 26, 2004

Parents in Fairfax, Virginia, have succeeded in getting rid of one of the endless series of fad programs that distract American public schools from real education in real subjects.

Larry Elder | February 26, 2004

Consider government-sanctioned or court-mandated same-sex marriage -- somewhere, at some point -- a virtual certainty. For the Massachusetts State Supreme Court recently advised its legislature that anything short of same-sex marriage constitutes a violation of the equal protection clause of its constitution.

Mike Adams | February 26, 2004

What would you say to people who might conclude that UNC Chapel Hill has been systematically violating the constitutional rights of Christian organizations (plural)?

Suzanne Fields | February 26, 2004

"Sex and the City," the HBO sitcom that mesmerized millions of hotties and hottie wannabes, was a true cultural phenomenon finally mugged by reality.

Debra J. Saunders | February 26, 2004

Polls indicate that the public is split on a constitutional amendment. But Karlyn Bowman, editor of "Opinion Pulse" for the American Enterprise Institute, noted that no poll has established that voters are aware that states may be able to export their same-sex marriage laws to other states.

Terry Jeffrey | February 26, 2004

If the University of Colorado is serious about protecting women from violence, it will never again put a young lady on its football team.

Maggie Gallagher | February 26, 2004

Tuesday President Bush announced his support for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage in the strongest possible terms. Meanwhile, in California, a majority of San Franciscans support gay marriage.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 26, 2004

For the real Christ, I shall content myself with a reading of the Gospels. And so on to the week's other fantasies, specifically the ongoing presidential candidacy of Sen. John Pierre Kerry, the very French-looking frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race.

Alan Reynolds | February 26, 2004

When Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks, the market listens. What they are listening for, as I explained before, is not his views on fiscal policy but some hint about how long the Fed will try to keep the fed funds rate at 1 percent -- a feat never before accomplished for even a single postwar year.

Rich Lowry | February 26, 2004

President Bush is taking a beating on the economy, partly because he has failed to realize the power of numbers.

Marvin Olasky | February 26, 2004

A year ago, just before the Iraq War began, Lexis-Nexis showed 800 articles over one month's time linking the words "Bush" and "cowboy," almost always in a derogatory way. This year, my search revealed "only" 610 -- so maybe reporters are getting tired of beating the drum.

Bruce Bartlett | February 26, 2004

The United States is expected to create more than enough jobs over the coming decade to hire everyone coming into the labor force.

Ross Mackenzie | February 26, 2004

With Gibson's movie, the complaints beyond the nits - the Marian centrality, the androgyny of Satan, and the seemingly sympathetic treatment of Pilate - reduce essentially to two: The movie is inexcusably violent and may fuel anti-Semitism. Both are wrong.

William F. Buckley | February 26, 2004

In the blizzard of protests against Ralph Nader's decision to run for president, the vector of the complaints is the damage his candidacy could effect on the Democratic contender.

John McCaslin | February 26, 2004

The era of forced multilingual ballots "hit a new low" when the town of Briny Breezes, Fla., was forced to print election notices in Spanish despite the fact everybody understands English.

Robert Novak | February 26, 2004

It is no secret the Defense Department's internal struggle delayed spending $18.6 billion appropriated by Congress for Iraqi infrastructure, though a decision has been made to put back part of that money.

Larry Kudlow | February 26, 2004

Jobs protection has become the rallying cry of the Democratic presidential campaign. Yet Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards never present a clear-headed plan on how they would create new jobs.

Wed, Feb 25, 2004

Thomas Sowell | February 25, 2004

My New Year's resolution is to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. This should reduce my correspondence considerably.

Michelle Malkin | February 25, 2004

Celebrity hairdos and hemlines may change, but there's one fashion accessory that never goes out of style at the Oscars: Death Row inmates.

Walter E. Williams | February 25, 2004

One of the ignored stories in the clamor and demagoguery over job losses, not only in the candy industry but in others as well, is the devastating impact of congressionally created "miracles" on our industries.

Brent Bozell | February 25, 2004

The venerable Associated Press would not wish itself to be seen as a silly institution of stenographers, forwarding whatever hilarious charges politicians can concoct.

Jonah Goldberg | February 25, 2004

If you must hate Israel, go ahead. But, please, don't be stupid about it.

Tony Blankley | February 25, 2004

I disagree with those who believe that George Bush's National Guard record, or John Kerry's 1970's anti-war statements, should not be considered by the voters in 2004.

Cal Thomas | February 25, 2004

Tired of being a punching bag for Sen. John Kerry and the rest of the Democratic Party, President Bush hit back Monday night.

Debra J. Saunders | February 25, 2004

Earlier this month, President Bush issued his 12th presidential pardon. The recipient was David McCall Jr., the onetime mayor of Plano, Texas. As the Dallas Morning News reported, McCall started with $100 and nine head of cattle. His fortune grew as small-town Plano grew.

Ben Shapiro | February 25, 2004

It's morning in America -- again. The 2004 presidential election is beginning to look more and more like a 1984 repeat.

Linda Chavez | February 25, 2004

Like most of the others in the audience, I was left almost speechless after watching more than two hours of harrowing suffering.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 25, 2004

If you only go to the movies to be entertained, don't go see "The Passion of the Christ." But if you want to experience an artistic achievement beyond any scale you could imagine, you must see "The Passion of the Christ."

Joel Mowbray | February 25, 2004

After the media tore into President Bush?s 30-year-old National Guard record like a voracious pit bull into a bacon-scented postman, Democrats have been licking their chops in anticipation of highlighting John Kerry?s decorated service during the same time period.

Kathleen Parker | February 25, 2004

When Gore Vidal said that the three saddest words in the English language are Joyce Carol Oates, he must not have known Ralph Nader's middle name.

Chuck Colson | February 25, 2004

The battle for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a women got a boost yesterday from a new advocate -- President Bush.

George Will | February 25, 2004

It used to be said that anti-Catholicism was the anti-Semitism of the intellectuals. Today, anti-Semitism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectuals.

Tue, Feb 24, 2004

Thomas Sowell | February 24, 2004

It may be too early in this election year to determine which will be the biggest of the Big Lies in this political campaign. However, my feeling is that it may be "the working poor."

David Limbaugh | February 24, 2004

Unfortunately, so much attention has been directed toward unfair allegations about Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" that the real message of the work could be obscured in the process.

Dennis Prager | February 24, 2004

The ending of sex-based roles, probably the major goal of feminism, has brought some blessings, but it has also harmed countless lives.

Matt Towery | February 24, 2004

Will the Democrats have a deadlocked national convention this summer? In fact, such a scenario is probably just a political junkie's dream. But here are a few things along those lines to consider...

Bill Murchison | February 24, 2004

"The Passion of the Christ" may prove for moderns -- uniquely forgetful of what it once meant to kneel, weeping, at the foot of the cross -- a kind of fifth Gospel.

John McCaslin | February 24, 2004

Despite overwhelming odds against his candidacy, consumer advocate Ralph Nader has decided once again to run for the presidency, this time as an independent. He argues that the policies and beliefs of Democrats and Republicans are far too similar - "a two-party duopoly."

Ross Mackenzie | February 24, 2004

Since last we met in this forum, much has gone up and gone down. The most exciting, perhaps, are the romps of the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity across the Martian landscape. Astounding stuff. Less astounding but still notable were...

Armstrong Williams | February 24, 2004

Ever since the Massachusetts State Supreme Court's Nov. 19 decision to legalize same-sex unions, the nightly news has been saturated with images of gay couples rushing to the altar. This sickens me.

Bruce Bartlett | February 24, 2004

There are many problems with the idea of creating jobs with public works spending.

Mon, Feb 23, 2004

Mike Adams | February 23, 2004

A high-ranking UNCW administrator had stated that recent increases in the number of student Christian organizations were causing "concern" for some members of the university administration.

Cal Thomas | February 23, 2004

Rarely has a movie before its release attracted the kind of buzz surrounding Mel Gibson's self-financed "The Passion of Christ." On Ash Wednesday (Feb. 25), people get to see the reason for months of debate and controversy.

Suzanne Fields | February 23, 2004

The liberal revival of the Vietnam War in this election year is an exercise in nostalgia.

Debra J. Saunders | February 23, 2004

It's funny that, in a city that prides itself on its nonconformity, so many people make the exact same argument exactly the same way.

Diana West | February 23, 2004

Another big story has come out of Iraq with little media fanfare -- and this is one with colossal implications.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 23, 2004

The opening shot in a campaign to require the federal courts to operate within their authorized jurisdiction was unveiled recently in Montgomery, Ala., as the Constitution Restoration Act.

Robert Novak | February 23, 2004

President George W. Bush and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, normally staunch Republican allies, could not disagree more on the politics of the elephantine highway bill pending in Congress.

John Leo | February 23, 2004

"Wardrobe malfunction" is of course the euphemism of the year, a staggering achievement in language distortion. But there are many worthy contenders for silver and bronze medals in the language-debasing competition.

Rich Lowry | February 23, 2004

America is in the midst of a new Great Awakening. It's the mainstream media, prompted by excitement over the Mel Gibson film "The Passion of the Christ," waking up to the fact that the country still has an enormous block of orthodox Christians.

Jack Kemp | February 23, 2004

In the race for the White House this year, the debate on the domestic front is shaping up as a debate about jobs, job creation and outsourcing of jobs.

Joel Mowbray | February 23, 2004

To those who worry about the extremism that Saudi influence can foster here in the United States, the joint Muslim community at Washington State University and the University of Idaho?just nine miles apart?might provide a classic case study.

Sun, Feb 22, 2004

Paul Jacob | February 22, 2004

When I think of the modified 1959 Buick that recently departed the shores of Cuba to cut through the waves of the Gulf of Mexico, carrying its eleven passengers towards America, and freedom, "spirit of American style" seems almost right.

George Will | February 22, 2004

The law expanded government restrictions on political speech, ostensibly to combat corruption or the ``appearance'' thereof.