Sun, Jan 02, 2005

Paul Jacob | January 02, 2005

'Tis been the season of presents, rewards, awards. Now political awards?

George Will | January 02, 2005

Herewith a statement the president might usefully make sometime, somewhere, to disentangle the issues:

Sat, Jan 01, 2005

Doug Giles | January 01, 2005

I?ve got to be honest with you. I know it?s odd for someone to be honest nowadays, but it?s the New Year and I?m having a Diane Sawyer moment, and I have to come clean.

Robert Novak | January 01, 2005

While President Bush always has planned not to tackle tax reform until 2006 after the Social Security change is passed, the most influential tax drafter in Congress has been quietly planning to put Social Security and tax reform together.

Fri, Dec 31, 2004

Thomas Sowell | December 31, 2004

In all the states where gay marriage was on the ballot this year, the voters voted against it -- as they should have.

Jonah Goldberg | December 31, 2004

I suppose I could stand above it all and proclaim with the voice of God and the eye of History (or the other way around, if you prefer) my absolute, ontologically certain, 100 percent definitive list of the most important stories of 2004.

David Limbaugh | December 31, 2004

It would be shocking if those who worship at the altar of church/state separation, while denying this nation's Christian heritage, would at least acknowledge that they are selective as to which values they object to the state promoting.

Mona Charen | December 31, 2004

Natural disasters bring incomprehensible suffering. In this, they differ from manmade calamities.

Oliver North | December 31, 2004

A few weeks before Christmas, I had the opportunity to once again visit some of America's finest young men and women who were wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jacob Sullum | December 31, 2004

Kim Powers and Dennis Bridges, the founders of Memorial Concepts, are fighting to overturn Oklahoma's casket cartel, arguing that it violates their rights to due process, equal protection and economic liberty under the 14th Amendment.

Marvin Olasky | December 31, 2004

Since both my wife and I formally became Christians (through baptism) in the same year we were married, 1976, our love for each other in some loopy way is tied up with our love for Christianity.

Bruce Bartlett | December 31, 2004

The other day, a United Nations official accused the United States of being 'stingy' in terms of aid to tsunami victims in South Asia.

Chuck Colson | December 31, 2004

On New Year?s Day, many of us make resolutions. Charles Colson suggests some resolutions, in the light of great political opportunities?and dangers.

Thu, Dec 30, 2004

Ann Coulter | December 30, 2004

The single biggest event of 2004 was the Election Day exit poll, which, like John Steinbeck's 'The Short Reign of Pippin IV,' made John Kerry the president for a few moments.

Thomas Sowell | December 30, 2004

No one has to show that some particular medication is more dangerous than some particular recreation in order to get the medication banned while the recreational activity is allowed to go on.

Larry Elder | December 30, 2004

After Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush knew America could no longer tolerate the status quo, that only offense could guarantee security in the wake of this era's peril -- Islamic fascism.

Suzanne Fields | December 30, 2004

Cheney reminded him that unlike the bombers and beheaders of Baghdad, the Americans are 'on the side of freedom.' The men shivering on the banks of the Delaware in 1776 understood that, too.

Ben Shapiro | December 30, 2004

Since the invasion of Iraq, liberals have been arguing that the war in Iraq is not part of the broader war on terror.

Debra J. Saunders | December 30, 2004

As President Bush noted Wednesday, the United States contributed 40 percent of aid relief for the world's emergencies in 2004. That 40 percent makes Americans stingy?

Emmett Tyrrell | December 30, 2004

We now have journalistic hysteria over the Giant Pharmaceuticals and their alleged reckless pursuit of profit.

John McCaslin | December 30, 2004

Thanks to the hundreds of readers from across the country who submitted New Year's resolutions on behalf of the president of the United States.

Larry Kudlow | December 30, 2004

The U.S. economy is hitting on all cylinders as 2004 passes into 2005.

George Will | December 30, 2004

Angela Jobe, 38, is a grandmother who has lived most of her adult life at ground zero of the struggle to 'end welfare as we know it.'

Ross Mackenzie | December 30, 2004

Liberty gained unimagined ground in 2004...

Robert Novak | December 30, 2004

The Democratic Party establishment is appalled at the thought of private Social Security accounts turning ordinary Americans into owners of stocks and bonds and, therefore, potential Republicans.

Alan Reynolds | December 30, 2004

Depending on which of two recent studies you may have read about, you might suppose the pain reliever Alleve (naproxen) will either reduce or increase the risk of heart attacks.

Wed, Dec 29, 2004

Thomas Sowell | December 29, 2004

Whatever their rhetoric or rationales, environmentalists have no more rights under the Constitution than anyone else -- at least not until liberal judges began 'interpreting' property rights away.

Michelle Malkin | December 29, 2004

2004 was a good year for terrorists, violent gang members, law-breakers and fraud artists seeking safe haven in America. Let's reminisce:

Walter E. Williams | December 29, 2004

The New York City school system permits displays of Jewish menorahs and the Muslim star and crescent but not the Christian nativity scene.

Brent Bozell | December 29, 2004

When Congress put PBS on the map by passing the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, it included language that the new network should insist on fairness and balance in 'all programming of a controversial nature.'

Jonah Goldberg | December 29, 2004

As of this writing the death toll in Asia from the killer tsunami exceeds 50,000. Almost immediately, the United States put together an aid package of $15 million, with assurances that more will be on the way.

Tony Blankley | December 29, 2004

Osama Bin Laden is getting positively chatty these days. He has released his third video in as many months -- this time calling for Iraqis to boycott next month's elections.

Cal Thomas | December 29, 2004

Four elections, spanning just three months in three regions of the world, will shape events in this new year and probably for many years to come.

Terry Jeffrey | December 29, 2004

If the process for confirming federal judges in the next session of Congress is anything like the last, the Democratic Party should change its name to the Undemocratic Party.

Linda Chavez | December 29, 2004

Coming as they did within hours of each other, two news stories defined the differences between America and its enemies.

Joel Mowbray | December 29, 2004

Just as Arafat delivered an accord as expected at Oslo, all indications are that Abbas will soon sign on the dotted line.

Armstrong Williams | December 29, 2004

With each new year we move further away from Sept. 11. All of us should take a moment to recall the smoke billowing from the World Trade Center; the towers broken apart like toy models.

Tue, Dec 28, 2004

Thomas Sowell | December 28, 2004

In the midst of all the alarms being sounded about the health risks from taking Vioxx and Celebrex, there is a story about National Football League players using less padding than in the past. What is the connection?

Star Parker | December 28, 2004

The holiday season brings an element of predictability each year into our otherwise tumultuous lives. We know what to expect. Parties, food, shopping, resolutions and debates on cable shows about the constitutionality of public displays of nativity scenes.

David Limbaugh | December 28, 2004

I disagree that the Republican majority in the Senate would be exercising a 'nuclear option' by changing the rules on vote cloture to prevent Democrats from filibustering President Bush's judicial nominees.

Dennis Prager | December 28, 2004

The New Year is not only a time for making resolutions; it is also a time for hoping for a better year. So here is one man's wish list.

Matt Towery | December 28, 2004

You see, whenever a Super Bowl comes to a town, the stars of the political, entertainment, sports and media universes come right along as well.

Bruce Bartlett | December 28, 2004

What I have discovered in the past year is that there is increasing specialization among bloggers, with more staking out narrow areas of commentary.

Mon, Dec 27, 2004

Michael Barone | December 27, 2004

Once upon a time, liberals were the folks who wanted to change society.

Mike Adams | December 27, 2004

After every article I write lamenting the deplorable state of higher education, I get letters from readers that say 'thank God for tenure.'

Cal Thomas | December 27, 2004

For Republicans, Social Security has been the untouchable third rail, at least until President Bush promised reformation by transformation.

Suzanne Fields | December 27, 2004

The front pages and the television screens are awash with the evidence of the danger to American troops, posed by evil men who thrive in a hideous culture of death, and yet they persist in the sure knowledge that that they are defending the culture of life.

Diana West | December 27, 2004

I'm not exactly sure why it is that Bing Crosby's recording of "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin remains an indispensable audio heirloom of the season, dusted off and played each year now for over 60 Christmases.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 27, 2004

The most censored speech in the United States today is not flag-burning, pornography or the press. The worst censors are those who prohibit classroom criticism of the theory of evolution.

Rich Tucker | December 27, 2004

Next month, President Bush?s nominee to head the State Department will have to convince a majority of the Senate that she?s capable of being the country?s top diplomat.

Jack Kemp | December 27, 2004

In 2001, the first year of the new millennium, I wrote in this column that America - and possibly the world - could be entering a new Golden Age, 'if we can keep it' - to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin.

Rich Lowry | December 27, 2004

Maybe old acquaintances should indeed be forgot, as the song goes, but the foolishness of the past year shouldn't.

Robert Novak | December 27, 2004

Sen. Norm Coleman bit his lip and kept silent when the State Department expressed confidence in United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Chuck Colson | December 27, 2004

Most of us read to expand the horizons of our thinking. Sadly, others read to shrink their horizons. That?s why conservatives who read are a mystery to many so-called intellectuals.

Sun, Dec 26, 2004

Caroline Glick | December 26, 2004

In his paper Almog explains that the fence around Gaza has blocked 30 percent of the attempted terror attacks on Israel, while IDF offensive operations inside the Strip have accounted for the other 70 percent of Israel's successes.

Paul Jacob | December 26, 2004

Apparently, my county doesn't have much class. In fact, we in Prince William County, Virginia, have so little class that we're actually having to import some. From overseas.