Sun, Dec 19, 2004

Debra J. Saunders | December 19, 2004

You can't call a government just or democratic when it heeds the will of its citizens, its courts and its juries only about 2 percent of the time.

Paul Jacob | December 19, 2004

Politicians are suffering. And last October former Florida Supreme Court justice and sometime lobbyist Wade Hopping was hopping mad about it.

George Will | December 19, 2004

An exhortation that echoed here 140 years ago -- "On to Richmond!" -- may soon be heard from Democrats wandering the country in search of a path out of the political wilderness. They will trek to Virginia's capital to take the measure of Mark Warner.

Sat, Dec 18, 2004

Caroline Glick | December 18, 2004

Speaking at a policy conference on Monday, the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya'alon said that Israel's 'interest is to separate the general Palestinian population from those involved in terrorism.'

Doug Giles | December 18, 2004

Since the creature is to mirror the Creator, you would expect creativity to be cranking out of most churches?right? But that ain?t the way it is.

Robert Novak | December 18, 2004

An embattled Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld cannot expect support from Sen. John Warner, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman who normally supports the Bush administration on military matters.

Kathleen Parker | December 18, 2004

That adults should be free to enjoy these un-trivial pursuits isn't up for debate, but few would argue that children have a right to such 'entertainment.'

Fri, Dec 17, 2004

Thomas Sowell | December 17, 2004

Books make good Christmas presents. But not all books fit the Christmas spirit, especially not among the books published this year.

Jonah Goldberg | December 17, 2004

I have some advice for the real small-c conservatives and reactionaries in the debate over Social Security reform: Franklin Roosevelt is dead. Get over it.

David Limbaugh | December 17, 2004

The New York Times has just reported that certain ex-military lawyers might oppose President Bush's attorney general nominee, Alberto R. Gonzales, because he oversaw memoranda that supposedly sanctioned the torture of detainees. Swell.

Mona Charen | December 17, 2004

When Mary Eberstadt describes a scene from a well-financed, comfortable day-care center in her neighborhood, it's hard to forget

Oliver North | December 17, 2004

Most readers of this column probably haven't heard about Rafael Peralta.

Ed Feulner | December 17, 2004

?Tis the season to trim the tree, spend time with family and mail Christmas cards. But make sure to use up all of your 37-cent stamps. If the post office has its way, it will cost 41 cents to mail a first-class letter next year.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 17, 2004

What is it about sex education that causes some otherwise rational adults to behave irrationally?

Chuck Colson | December 17, 2004

Jesus was born in a world filled with oppression and sorrow. Where are His followers today? A new book tells the story of those who are standing with the oppressed.

Bruce Bartlett | December 17, 2004

At last week's White House economic conference, there was considerable discussion of the need to reform Social Security.

Charles Krauthammer | December 17, 2004

It is Christmas time, and what would Christmas be without the usual platoon of annoying pettifoggers rising annually to strip Christmas of any Christian content.

Thu, Dec 16, 2004

Ann Coulter | December 16, 2004

Lawyer Mark Geragos should go into business with political consultant Bob Shrum and defend Sen. Arlen Specter's claim to the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Thomas Sowell | December 16, 2004

First they destroyed the gasoline station, so that you have to drive miles out of your way to get gas.

Larry Elder | December 16, 2004

During a 'town-hall' style meeting with the troops in Kuwait, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asked the 2,300 or so soldiers to ask him 'tough questions.'

Mike Adams | December 16, 2004

While Jensen was careful to say that the loss of American lives is not to be celebrated, he insulted our soldiers deeply by saying that their deaths 'haven't protected Americans or brought freedom to Iraqis.'

Suzanne Fields | December 16, 2004

When Sarah Jessica Parker, the star of the HBO hit 'Sex and the City,' loomed large in a scanty sequined dress on a billboard overlooking Jerusalem in behalf of Lux soap, a lot of prospective consumers complained.

Linda Chavez | December 16, 2004

My own nomination to be secretary of labor was derailed in 2001 when it became public that a decade earlier I had taken into my home and given modest financial assistance to a battered and abused woman from Guatemala.

Rich Tucker | December 16, 2004

If you read the papers or watch the news, you probably assume we?re losing in Iraq, since nearly all the pictures you see from there are negative.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 16, 2004

Justice never sleeps. Or rather, the free-floating moralism that is the left never sleeps.

Larry Kudlow | December 16, 2004

The Federal Reserve began removing its post-9/11 emergency money-creation late last June. Since then, stock prices have gone up and bond rates have come down. Conventional wisdom was wrong.

Joel Mowbray | December 16, 2004

Notes one veteran Capitol Hill aide: 'We wouldn?t have won the criminal law changes if the Democrats didn?t have to direct all their fire at the immigration stuff.'

Ross Mackenzie | December 16, 2004

The mind keeps returning to Iraq. Partly that is because of a relentless press relentlessly hostile to the American enterprise there.

George Will | December 16, 2004

In Massachusetts, both senators and all 10 members of Congress are Democrats, and in the last ten 10 presidential elections voters have favored Democratic candidates by a higher average -- 16 points -- than any other state.

John McCaslin | December 16, 2004

You may spot embattled U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the mean streets of Washington today, where several lawmakers are demanding his ouster.

Rich Lowry | December 16, 2004

Reactionary liberalism will be the order of the day in President Bush's second term.

Marvin Olasky | December 16, 2004

Could we raise as soon as possible the typical age for beginning to draw Social Security to 70, with charitable exceptions for those who need immediate help?

Wed, Dec 15, 2004

Thomas Sowell | December 15, 2004

The Scott Peterson murder trial is more than a single criminal case. It is a painful reflection on the media, on the law, and on where our society has gone.

Michelle Malkin | December 15, 2004

Can you imagine if an al Qaeda bureaucrat had ordered the 19 Sept. 11 terrorists to wear 'I heart Osama' T-shirts when they embarked on their murderous flights?

Walter E. Williams | December 15, 2004

According to loads of letters received in response to that column, it's worse than I thought.

Brent Bozell | December 15, 2004

Young students in journalism school ought to be taught that 'by their stories, you shall know them.'

Jonah Goldberg | December 15, 2004

Because from this corner of the space-time continuum, it looks like European survival, not hegemony, is a more reasonable goal.

Tony Blankley | December 15, 2004

President Bush has announced his domestic legislative agenda for next year: Social Security reform, tort law reform, tax reform, an energy bill and conservative judicial appointments.

Cal Thomas | December 15, 2004

It cannot be pleasant to be on a losing track when you are used to winning.

Terry Jeffrey | December 15, 2004

When NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, the father of three nearly college-age children, announced his resignation last week, he gave a reason many parents could understand: He wants to make more money to pay college tuition.

Ben Shapiro | December 15, 2004

After dismantling the Los Angeles Lakers in order to prove you're Michael Jordan and committing adultery in order to raise your street credibility, you still don't get the proper respect.

Matt Towery | December 15, 2004

Predictions are easy. It's being right that's tough. As I noted last week, accurate predictions are difficult.

Rich Tucker | December 15, 2004

Denial, as they say, ain?t just a river in Egypt. And according to Dr. Michael Milburn, many of us on the right are close to drowning in it.

Kathleen Parker | December 15, 2004

'Tis the season, and Americans deserve some holiday cheer. Herewith some of the good things happening in Iraq, beginning with Omar and Mohammed.

Tue, Dec 14, 2004

Star Parker | December 14, 2004

In a free society, government exists to serve its people. In one that is not free, people are a tool of government.

Mike Adams | December 14, 2004

As the proud parent of a recent graduate of UNC-Wonderland (UNCW), I want to thank you for providing such interesting reading material for those of us attending post-graduation ceremonies last Saturday in the university union.

David Limbaugh | December 14, 2004

Don't get all nervous, but this new 'discovery' of a God gene that finally gives us a scientific explanation for those whacked-out believers in God started me thinking about the sin of pride.

Cal Thomas | December 14, 2004

In Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' Ebenezer Scrooge is surrounded by merriment and acts of charity.

Dennis Prager | December 14, 2004

Among the most foolish ideas to emanate from the foolish '60s is that what you feel in your heart is more important than what you publicly express.

Debra J. Saunders | December 14, 2004

California Democratic operative and ardent Anglophile Bob Mulholland calls this conundrum the British Rule: 'Why do men go into politics, when they either end up in obscurity or a scandal?'

John McCaslin | December 14, 2004

A CBS News insider tells The Beltway Beat that "four or five" of the network's employees face dismissal as CBS prepares to release a "critical" internal investigative report on the use of fake documents in a pre-election story challenging President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard.

Bruce Bartlett | December 14, 2004

As the Federal Reserve moves to raise short-term interest rates once again, flags are being raised about the impact on housing prices.

Mon, Dec 13, 2004

Michael Barone | December 13, 2004

Over the past four weeks, hundreds of thousands of nonviolent protesters in Ukraine have succeeded in forcing a second -- and fair -- national election.

Mike Adams | December 13, 2004

Wythe Holt, a law professor at the University of Alabama is a self-proclaimed defender of the First Amendment.

Suzanne Fields | December 13, 2004

Pity the French, who don't care what you do as long as you pronounce it correctly.

Diana West | December 13, 2004

Now that the National Intelligence Reform Act has passed, what do we get? A new office of the intelligence director, for one thing.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 13, 2004

His statements rang true to bystanders attending his hearing on Nov. 22 in the federal courthouse in St. Louis. Whatever happened to the right of an accused to have a speedy trial?

Frank Gaffney | December 13, 2004

The plight of Israelis today calls to mind the tongue-in-cheek prayer of Tevye, the hero of ?Fiddler on the Roof? who, in light of his people?s suffering, asks the Almighty if someone else could be the chosen people for a while.

John Leo | December 13, 2004

The annual assault on Christmas comes in many forms.

Robert Novak | December 13, 2004

Rocco Buttiglione, the internationally esteemed Italian philosopher and statesman, visited Washington last week.

Jack Kemp | December 13, 2004

Jonathon Swift wrote that 'vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.'

Chuck Colson | December 13, 2004

Dupont?s amoral universe overcomes Charlotte?s Christian background. Though eventually she realizes how far she has fallen, it?s not before learning some very painful, humbling lessons.

Rich Lowry | December 13, 2004

The withdrawal of Bernard Kerik's nomination for secretary of Homeland Security has revived the 'nanny issue' from the 1990s.

Armstrong Williams | December 13, 2004

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid disparaged Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, calling him 'an embarrassment to the Supreme Court'

Sun, Dec 12, 2004

Michael Medved | December 12, 2004

Hollywood apologists comfort themselves with the thought that 49% of the electorate voted to dump President Bush. But it hardly sounds like a savvy business strategy to market your movies and TV shows exclusively to a minority -- however substantial -- of the general public. In this closely divided nation, it satisfies no practical purpose for the entertainment elite to be identified as so intensely political and utterly one-sided.

Paul Jacob | December 12, 2004

They dominate the news media, Hollywood and academia. They teach us, tell us the news, show us their documentaries, television programs and movies. And yet, they can't get us to vote for their guy, the Democrat.

George Will | December 12, 2004

A better analysis of the Democrats' difficulties comes from Peter Beinart, writing in The New Republic, which he edits.