Sun, Sep 05, 2004

Paul Jacob | September 05, 2004

For a while there the presidential race seemed pleasantly nostalgic. We read about where the Kerry bus stopped, where Bush spoke, which towns the two almost met in. You felt like breaking out the apple pie and singing a few patriotic anthems.

Sat, Sep 04, 2004

Doug Giles | September 04, 2004

The GOP convention has diminished the already moderate winds in the tattered sails trying to propel the crippled craft called Kerry?s campaign.

Robert Novak | September 04, 2004

Because Cheney's uninterrupted text ran only 16 minutes, his staff hoped for at least 25 applause interruptions to stretch out the length of his appearance.

Kathleen Parker | September 04, 2004

Note to Dr. Howard Dean: About that Bubba vote? Two words. Zell Miller.

Fri, Sep 03, 2004

Thomas Sowell | September 03, 2004

Democratic Senator Zell Miller's electrifying speech at the Republican convention may overshadow the fact that another well-known Democrat -- New York's former mayor, Ed Koch -- has also crossed party lines to support and campaign for President George W. Bush.

Brent Bozell | September 03, 2004

The 'wardrobe malfunction' that launched a national outpouring of rage against televised soft-porn slime continues to reap great benefits for the forces of reason, reticence and decency on television.

Jonah Goldberg | September 03, 2004

First off, as a journalist, let me take the time to do what no other pundit has been willing to do: to thank Georgia Sen. Zell Miller for being named Zell.

David Limbaugh | September 03, 2004

Democrats are afraid the people are going to find out about John Kerry's Senate record.

Mona Charen | September 03, 2004

I have never seen so many police -- and for the first time I really understand Rudolph Giuliani's love for 'New York's finest.'

Oliver North | September 03, 2004

There were some fine speeches and pleasant political pageantry inside Madison Square Garden. Outside, we were treated to occasional glimpses of the New Left anarchist freak show.

Rich Tucker | September 03, 2004

In his poem 'The Road Not Taken,' Robert Frost notes it?s often difficult to know what?s right and what?s wrong.

Joel Mowbray | September 03, 2004

In the month or so since the end of the Democratic convention, Donkey Party flacks and leftist leaders have been demanding that the GOP not 'politicize' 9/11.

Chuck Colson | September 03, 2004

Cuomo urges ?conservatives and liberals alike? to ?resist the impulse to make Lincoln over in their own image.? Yet, in matters of religion and public life, Cuomo?s Lincoln bears an uncanny resemblance to Cuomo himself.

Thu, Sep 02, 2004

Ann Coulter | September 02, 2004

The New York Times has a new typewriter key for the Swift Boat Veterans story that reads: 'the unsubstantiated charges of the Swift Boat Veterans.'

Larry Elder | September 02, 2004

Illinois Republican candidate Alan Keyes recently proposed exempting blacks -- for a generation or two -- from paying federal income taxes!

Mike Adams | September 02, 2004

If John Wesley were alive today, there is no doubt that he would be pleased with the quality of education students are getting at Wesleyan University.

Suzanne Fields | September 02, 2004

Politics is theater and politicians are merely the performers. Candidates, like Hollywood stars, seek the best writers and scripts they can afford and we judge them on how they play their roles.

Debra J. Saunders | September 02, 2004

An unexpected consequence of the "John Kerry, reporting for duty" confab is that voters got sick of hearing about how great John Kerry is.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 02, 2004

The angry tone of the Democrats had served, I was told, to make careerist protestors of the anarchist movement and the anti-global movement angrier than ever and eager for violence.

Alan Reynolds | September 02, 2004

Sen. Kerry and President Bush hope to ban political criticism by 527 groups, including one of the tiniest of them -- Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Ross Mackenzie | September 02, 2004

Q: So, you've been away. What was the main story while you were out of the loop?

John McCaslin | September 02, 2004

James Carville will be delighted to know that The Beltway Beat was inundated with reader response after our glowing review this week of his first-ever children's book, 'Lu and the Swamp Ghost.'

Larry Kudlow | September 02, 2004

Senator Zell Miller?s white-hot convention speech was a tremendous energizer for delegates and spectators alike.

Rich Lowry | September 02, 2004

None of these speeches could have comfortably been given at the Democratic Convention. The Boston Democrats still has not shed its suspicion of American power acquired during Vietnam.

Robert Novak | September 02, 2004

In the midst of their national convention, Republicans experienced a heart-stopping scare.

Marvin Olasky | September 02, 2004

It would be hard to find two cities more different than New York, a survivor of terrorism, and this southeastern Turkey city from which many terrorists have come.

George Will | September 02, 2004

Four decades after a Republican convention in San Francisco nominated Sen. Goldwater, sealing the ascendancy of conservatism within the party, his kind of conservatism made a comeback at the convention here.

Wed, Sep 01, 2004

Walter E. Williams | September 01, 2004

The truly rich don't deserve all the political hype we hear; they're only a tiny percentage of our population and not that important.

Brent Bozell | September 01, 2004

The official boosters of New York City couldn't be happier that the Republican Party brought their show to the city that never sleeps.

Jonah Goldberg | September 01, 2004

The problem with writing about media bias is that it always sounds like sour grapes to people who don't agree with you, and like old news to people who do.

Cal Thomas | September 01, 2004

Vice presidential candidate John Edwards said last weekend that a Kerry administration would propose a "grand bargain with Iran," allowing that nation to keep its nuclear power plants only if it agreed to not retain nuclear fuel for bomb-making.

Ben Shapiro | September 01, 2004

Apparently, Angell began trading sex for cash after receiving her doctorate in social anthropology.

Terry Jeffrey | September 01, 2004

Unless politicians in Washington, D.C., start cutting government today, Social Security and Medicare will eventually drive the United States into fiscal civil war.

Linda Chavez | September 01, 2004

I've been going to political conventions -- Democrat and Republican -- for 32 years, and I've never seen a bigger disconnect between what is actually going on at the convention and the way it is being reported.

Maggie Gallagher | September 01, 2004

She isn't angry with me. She thinks the American people are totally ignorant, misled by the media and a criminal president.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 01, 2004

In the lazy days of late summer, when Congress is off campaigning and Washington more or less grinds to a halt, it's easy to forget those poor judges that President Bush nominated to various federal judgeships ? seemingly ages ago.

Larry Kudlow | September 01, 2004

With Reaganesque optimism, a vision of muscular Republicanism, and a ringing endorsement of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered a stunningly effective speech at the Republican convention in New York Tuesday night.

Kathleen Parker | September 01, 2004

It is hard to ignore Shakespeare most any day, especially here in the theater nexus of civilization. All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players, indeed.

Tue, Aug 31, 2004

Mike Adams | August 31, 2004

While congratulating me for my stand against anti-conservative and anti-Christian policies in higher education, few have showed any interest in joining the fight.

Star Parker | August 31, 2004

Saturday (Aug. 28) marked 41 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

David Limbaugh | August 31, 2004

The conventional wisdom is that President Bush's handling of Iraq is a major negative on his re-election resume, which he must explain -- and justify -- during his convention speech.

Dennis Prager | August 31, 2004

Of all the ugly human traits, ingratitude -- the refusal to acknowledge the good that has been done for us -- is probably the ugliest.

Matt Towery | August 31, 2004

I don't usually make it a point of talking to the political leaders who are subjects of the polls for this column.

John McCaslin | August 31, 2004

'At breakfast this morning, I noticed something missing,' Thomas tells The Beltway Beat. 'It was the Heinz ketchup in those little, miniature bottles. I asked one of the waiters what happened to the ketchup.

Joel Mowbray | August 31, 2004

The massive anti-GOP protest rally in Manhattan Sunday was best defined by the pyromania that the mainstream media buried or ignored.

Bruce Bartlett | August 31, 2004

One that I don't know is Timothy Egan, who confirms most conservatives' perception of the Times as little more than a conduit for Democratic Party press releases.

George Will | August 31, 2004

The political class wants them silenced -- ``outlawed," Bush says -- because it considers the political process its private property.

Rich Lowry | August 31, 2004

Get ready to meet the candidate of change -- he's George W. Bush. Counterintuitive? Yes. Impossible? No.

Mon, Aug 30, 2004

Michael Barone | August 30, 2004

We're still divided, and both parties are concentrating on rallying the troops on their side.

Cal Thomas | August 30, 2004

Given the "welcome" he is receiving from demonstrators and other keepers of the liberal flame here, President George W. Bush might consider a quick trip to Najaf as a warm-up for what he will experience in the streets of New York City.

Diana West | August 30, 2004

No wonder my mother was a little breathless on the telephone. "Listen to this," she said, preparing me for a snippet from a tome by the popular, late and liberal historian William Manchester.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 30, 2004

Alan Keyes has upset the liberal game plan to crown Illinois State Rep. Barack Obama, a Democrat, as the new leader of blacks in America.

Rich Tucker | August 30, 2004

A sequel is seldom as good as the original. Still, reader e-mail alerts me that it?s already time for a sequel to a couple of recent columns.

Robert Novak | August 30, 2004

On the eve of the Republican National Convention, one of the party's foremost leaders from the South was asked about George W. Bush's chances in November.

John Leo | August 30, 2004

Thomas Frank?s book What?s the Matter With Kansas? is generally reasonable, moderate in tone, and very exasperated.

Jack Kemp | August 30, 2004

The Republican National Convention is under way in New York City - the capital of capital, the epicenter of economic exuberance.

Larry Kudlow | August 30, 2004

At the start of the Republican convention, major media outlets are all reporting a slight improvement in George W. Bush?s polling numbers.

Sun, Aug 29, 2004

Jonah Goldberg | August 29, 2004

What do fat people, MoveOn.org and the Swift Boat Vets for Truth have in common? They are also the products of "iatrogenic government."

Suzanne Fields | August 29, 2004

Now we brace for the Republican National Convention and hot rhetoric to mark the beginning of a presidential campaign finally, really, truly getting officially underway.

Paul Jacob | August 29, 2004

As the summer ends, here's hoping you and your family were able to find the time and money to take a vacation and get away from it all.

Ross Mackenzie | August 29, 2004

On the 11th we awoke to the sort of sudden 42 degrees that drives one deeper under the covers and inspires a lassitude about even getting out of bed.

George Will | August 29, 2004

This year's pre-eminent question, beside which all others pale, is: Which candidate can best cope with the threat of nuclear terror?