Sun, Mar 28, 2004

Paul Jacob | March 28, 2004

It's an election year, so we can expect a lot of nonsense. But more important than "who said what" and "what did he know and when did he know it" are the more general myths we vote by.

George Will | March 28, 2004

After eight years at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Ethel Bojorquez knows a thing or two about teaching. She radiates calm, no-nonsense authority, and today she is watching a kindred spirit, Carole Valleskey, put Bojorquez's 35 fourth- and fifth-graders briskly through their paces.

Sat, Mar 27, 2004

Doug Giles | March 27, 2004

The times in which we?re living are darker than Rob Zombie listening to the Insane Clown Posse in Jimmy Page?s dungeon? or something like that. The fact that our current cruddy culture is doing things that make demons blush takes no great insight for the honest person to perceive.

Kathleen Parker | March 27, 2004

Dastardly speaking, March 2004 has been a very good month. That is, if you're a terrorist. In fact, things haven't looked so bright since September 2001. Ah, now that was an exceedingly good month.

Robert Novak | March 27, 2004

Called on for advice by a group of conservative Republican House members, former Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested a coming political disaster on Medicare unless the GOP launches 'an entirely new dialogue.'

Larry Kudlow | March 27, 2004

Sen. John Kerry moved to the right of Walter Mondale by proposing a small cut in the corporate tax rate, which he would lower to 33.25 percent from 35 percent. In political terms, it's a clever ploy.

Fri, Mar 26, 2004

Brent Bozell | March 26, 2004

As the American political system negotiated its way through Richard Clarke Week, there is one overarching political lesson...

Jonah Goldberg | March 26, 2004

You know, in my lifetime of excessive TV watching and fairly liberal schooling I must have endured thousands of hours of public service commercials, after-school specials, gitchy-goo lectures, editorials and even songs on how wrong it is to pressure kids into taking drugs, having sex too soon, worrying about their looks and so on. I know I'm not alone.

David Limbaugh | March 26, 2004

The essence of Richard Clarke's book and public testimony before the 9-11 investigative commission is: "Don't believe your lying eyes," and "Don't believe my prior statements praising President Bush's decision to combat terrorism far more aggressively than President Clinton had."

Mona Charen | March 26, 2004

Every election year, politicians massage, manipulate and sometimes outright distort the facts in order to get elected.

Oliver North | March 26, 2004

When Secretary of State Colin Powell went before the United Nations Security Council last February to display the evidence against Saddam Hussein, pundits applauded the eloquence of his long and detailed indictment of the Iraqi dictator.

Debra J. Saunders | March 26, 2004

Shucks, the Viagra mobile was the first car to break down in the Daytona 500.

Jacob Sullum | March 26, 2004

The pediatrician Lawrence Diller, writing in The Washington Post, says the Food and Drug Administration has issued 'an official warning . . . on the increased risks of suicidal tendencies when taking antidepressants such as Prozac.'

Rich Tucker | March 26, 2004

March means springtime. And basketball. And -- political attacks?

Bruce Bartlett | March 26, 2004

One reason why the outsourcing issue has gotten so much attention is that it plays to deeply held fears about foreigners that have been part of the American political landscape since the Know-Nothing movement of the 1840s.

Charles Krauthammer | March 26, 2004

It is only March but the 2004 Chutzpah of the Year Award can be safely given out. It goes to Richard Clarke.

Thu, Mar 25, 2004

Ann Coulter | March 25, 2004

Are you sitting down? Another ex-government official who was fired or demoted by Bush has written a book that ... is critical of Bush! Eureka! The latest offering is Richard Clarke's new CBS-Viacom book, "Against All Enemies," which gets only a 35 on "rate a record" because the words don't make sense and you can't dance to it.

Thomas Sowell | March 25, 2004

The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries!

Larry Elder | March 25, 2004

Richard Clarke, President George W. Bush's former "counterterrorism czar," accuses the Bush administration of seeking a tie between Iraq and 9/11, and pushing America into an ill-advised war in Iraq.

Suzanne Fields | March 25, 2004

Sexual politics is back for the quadrennial rerun. Not since Al Gore summoned Naomi Wolf to choose his clothes to conjure up an alpha male image - and instead made him look like a wimp - has the macho image been so important in a political campaign.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 25, 2004

I do not know what you thought when you heard that Sen. John Francois Kerry was overheard in a scrum of Chicago blue collar workers referring to unnamed politicians as "crooked" and "lying." I thought he was referring to the Clintons. What is more, I thought he was being complimentary.

Ed Feulner | March 25, 2004

Winston Churchill said: ?A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.? That was in the pre-digital age.

John McCaslin | March 25, 2004

The Democratic National Committee was quick to jump on the Monday morning bandwagon of Richard A. Clarke, a former top terrorism official in the past four administrations who now charges that President Bush ignored his urgent warnings from early 2001 that the U.S. faced imminent terrorist threats from al Qaeda.

George Will | March 25, 2004

In every four-year cycle there are about 1 million American elections, most of which involve marginal differences between conventional candidates. This year's South Carolina Senate contest is one that matters.

Alan Reynolds | March 25, 2004

As I feared last August, the European Union just shoved its grasping hand deep into the pockets of a leading American firm -- Microsoft -- while also attempting to dictate the features of Windows and expropriate intellectual property rights of its creators.

Marvin Olasky | March 25, 2004

Imagine -- no, don't -- a U.S. election in which the president and vice president, trailing in the polls, are both slightly wounded in an assassination attempt the day before the election.

Rich Lowry | March 25, 2004

Excerpted from a public-school history textbook sometime in the future:

Larry Kudlow | March 25, 2004

A story in The Wall Street Journal this week said that GM finally decided to pay higher steel costs to its suppliers instead of hauling them off to court. The story is apocryphal.

Ross Mackenzie | March 25, 2004

Having missed Hamas' dialectician Ahmed Yassin in September, the Israelis now have picked him off - as they vowed they would.

Robert Novak | March 25, 2004

U.S. Ambassador James Foley on Monday passed the word to Provisional Prime Minister Gerard LaTortue that his superiors in the Bush administration were not happy about language used by the head of Haiti's new government.

Wed, Mar 24, 2004

Thomas Sowell | March 24, 2004

The president of Brown University has appointed a committee to look into the history of the connections of that institution to the slave trade.

Michelle Malkin | March 24, 2004

Everything that is wrong with Hollyweird and its enablers can be summed up in two words: Courtney Love.

Walter E. Williams | March 24, 2004

Here's my recommendation to the governor and Virginia legislature if they're really interested in doing something about price gouging.

Tony Blankley | March 24, 2004

This week?s September 11 hearings and former anti-terrorism staffer Richard Clarke?s just released charges of Bush Administration incompetence should be seen as the latest example of how America historically has reacted to the outbreak of a major war.

Terry Jeffrey | March 24, 2004

Joseph W. Barr served the shortest term of any U.S. Treasury secretary. But thanks to the Alternative Minimum Tax, which he inspired, Barr may cast a long shadow over the finances of middle-class America.

Ben Shapiro | March 24, 2004

After his election in 2000, George W. Bush made a big mistake: He didn't clean house of Clinton administration figures.

Linda Chavez | March 24, 2004

Imagine a world in which Osama bin Laden was free not only to order murderous attacks on American civilians and other targets with impunity but to be carried through the streets by adoring crowds and hailed everywhere as a 'spiritual leader.'

Rebecca Hagelin | March 24, 2004

Observing Sean Hannity "work a room" is like watching someone welcome a good friend into his home.

Kathleen Parker | March 24, 2004

First let me say that Jesus is just all right with me. And Mel Gibson, whether playing a lethal weapon, a patriot Scot or a silver-tongued Hamlet, has only fans in my movie-obsessed household.

Joel Mowbray | March 24, 2004

Palestinians poured out into the streets Monday in what the New York Times called the largest demonstrations in a decade?all to honor the memory of a master terrorist, Hamas founder and ?spiritual leader? Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. It was a hero?s memorial, not one befitting a thug hellbent on emulating Adolf Hitler.

Tue, Mar 23, 2004

Thomas Sowell | March 23, 2004

Spain's decision to turn tail and run, in response to a terrorist bombing, not only tells terrorists how to get their way in the future, it should also tell us about the dangers of outsourcing our foreign policy to our allies or to the United Nations, as so many on the left want us to do.

Michelle Malkin | March 23, 2004

What can I do to fight back against political correctness? Against intrusive government? Against multicultural rot? Against liberal media arrogance? Against the Hollyweirdos? And, most recently, against post-Sept. 11 apathy?

Brent Bozell | March 23, 2004

Hollywood is filled with arrogant artists, people who feel uniquely endowed by an artistic sensitivity to the plight of humanity.

David Limbaugh | March 23, 2004

Two political commentators I greatly respect recently said the 2004 presidential election will largely be determined by the situation in Iraq and the state of the economy around election time, so all the campaigning between now and then may be meaningless. I disagree.

Cal Thomas | March 23, 2004

The killing of Hamas leader and practicing terrorist Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was not an "assassination," as it was described in most press reports, nor an "unlawful killing," as British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw incorrectly labeled it.

Dennis Prager | March 23, 2004

Ask some non-religious liberal friends how they would describe a person who attended only fundamentalist Christian or ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools from preschool through graduate school.

Debra J. Saunders | March 23, 2004

Staffers and supporters of then-President Bill Clinton used to enjoy repeating the old adage, 'No good deed goes unpunished.' Now, they're proving the old adage true, as Clinton administration biggies are signifying their intent to finger the Bush administration for not heeding their warnings on al Qaeda.

Matt Towery | March 23, 2004

Early campaign attack ads already have aired on TV; the candidates and their surrogates have traded barbs usually not heard until late in a presidential campaign; and the world again has the jitters following the tragic bombings in Spain.

Bill Murchison | March 23, 2004

So just when did the Lord God Almighty become a constitutional issue?

John McCaslin | March 23, 2004

Money will buy anything these days - including an imaginary foreign leader who will not only support your presidential candidacy, he will lie for you.

Armstrong Williams | March 23, 2004

Many people see the Arab-Israeli conflict as a hopeless morass, a maelstrom of hatred with no beginning or end. Both sides are victims and victimizers, so goes the refrain.

Chuck Colson | March 23, 2004

Most people believe that after death they'll go to heaven. But their idea of heaven is not at all the biblical picture. Their idea is more like C.S. Lewis's idea of hell.

Mon, Mar 22, 2004

Mike Adams | March 22, 2004

Clearly, we are seeing progress in the campus cultural wars. This progress would not be possible without a free press helping to shed light on injustices perpetrated in the name of diversity.

Cal Thomas | March 22, 2004

At least two things should raise suspicions about the motives of Richard Clarke, the former anti-terrorism advisor to four presidents, whose name, face and book were all over the newspapers last weekend and on "60 Minutes" Sunday night (March 21).

Suzanne Fields | March 22, 2004

This unlikely offering from the bowels of government bureaucracy offers an abundance of food for thought. Bon appetite.

Diana West | March 22, 2004

Something needs to be made very clear: The war we wage, the United States and its coalition of friends, now Spain-less (spineless), is not a war on "terror." Terror is an emotion.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 22, 2004

There is nothing religious about creationism, or even about intelligent design, in the new Ohio standards. What is controversial is giving students the opportunity to question evolution; it's the inquiry-and-debate aspect that some people find so threatening.

Rich Lowry | March 22, 2004

It seems one of the least plausible criticisms of a president who's often portrayed as one of the world's greatest warmongers since Caesar Augustus -- that George Bush has been too weak on the War on Terror.

Jack Kemp | March 22, 2004

Just a few hours after the inaugural press conference of the Alliance for Retirement Prosperity we received word that the AARP is considering legal action against the alliance because the acronym "ARP" sounds like "AARP." However, the distinctions between the two organizations could not be more clear.

Robert Novak | March 22, 2004

George Friedman, who runs the Stratfor private intelligence service, spotted a change in al Qaeda's outlook over the past year.

John Leo | March 22, 2004

My current theory is that Christians and Jews see two different films when they watch Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." For example, when Satan slithered through the crowd, I saw nothing objectionable.

Sun, Mar 21, 2004

Paul Jacob | March 21, 2004

Cozying up to Florida legislators, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is agitating to take initiative rights away from Florida voters.

George Will | March 21, 2004

This is life in the 10 square miles where police Sgt. Sean Colomey works:

William F. Buckley | March 21, 2004

Our venture there is as innocent as any national expedition in modern history: We went in order to eliminate any capacity to make weapons of mass destruction, and in order to export the blessings of democracy.