Sun, Jan 30, 2005

Paul Jacob | January 30, 2005

It's an occupational hazard, really, the hazard of representing 'the people' while being set off from them by the very job one holds. One comes to believe that whatever makes one's job easier, or more stable, is what's 'good for the people.'

Robert Novak | January 30, 2005

In contrast to the blase attitude among many Republican movers and shakers, George W. Bush is described by political associates as energized about Social Security reform to a degree not matched on any other domestic issue.

George Will | January 30, 2005

In his inaugural address, which was largely about America's stance toward the world, President Bush's reference to the Homestead Act was tantalizingly tangential:

Larry Kudlow | January 30, 2005

Go back and reread Bush's second inaugural speech.

Sat, Jan 29, 2005

Doug Giles | January 29, 2005

What concerns me is how both the Federal and State governments, driven by rabid lawmakers, continue to be such a pain in the derriere with respect to the right to possess a firearm.

Caroline Glick | January 29, 2005

The commemorations of the Holocaust this week by world leaders left many of their Jewish observors in a state of cognitive dissonance.

Rich Tucker | January 29, 2005

There?s nothing easier than predicting the past.

Kathleen Parker | January 29, 2005

Like most Americans, I've never had to be brave to vote. I just show up at the polls, negotiate the ballot, grab an 'I voted' sticker and drive home satisfied that the world will continue to turn on its axis in the usual way.

Fri, Jan 28, 2005

Brent Bozell | January 28, 2005

Aiming to set some standard, any standard for decency on television is not an easy business. Trying to cover the issue as a reporter is apparently just as difficult.

Jonah Goldberg | January 28, 2005

The Condoleezza Rice nomination was a sorry spectacle, but not in the way everyone is saying.

David Limbaugh | January 28, 2005

Can someone please explain to me why New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman considers certain European criticism of President Bush and America "touching"? I find that offensive.

Mona Charen | January 28, 2005

A little immigration reform here, a little religion in the public square there, a little gentle talk about common ground on abortion -- and what have you got? The birth of a new, moderate Hillary Clinton, announces the press.

Oliver North | January 28, 2005

For months, the so-called mainstream media has struggled to depict the Iraqi elections as a fools' errand foisted on the people of Iraq by George Bush.

Ed Feulner | January 28, 2005

There?s a theory that great individuals drive human events. Larger-than-life figures appear, seize the moment and shape history, for better or worse.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 28, 2005

A series of court decisions ? in Hawaii, Alaska and Vermont, but most infamously in Massachusetts, where the Supreme Judicial Court declared that bans on same-sex 'marriage' are 'rooted in persistent prejudices against persons who are ... homosexual' ? were still sending shock waves throughout the country.

Chuck Colson | January 28, 2005

When he was confirmed, Thomas Doerflinger took the name of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who was martyred at Auschwitz. Doing so proved prophetic.

Charles Krauthammer | January 28, 2005

In parliamentary systems it is not uncommon to turn a political nomination -- or even a relatively insignificant bill -- as a way of expressing a lack of confidence in the government or in a major policy.

Thu, Jan 27, 2005

Ann Coulter | January 27, 2005

Abortion was not terribly popular when Roe v. Wade was first concocted in 1973 ? by seven male justices and their mostly male law clerks.

Thomas Sowell | January 27, 2005

The enraged speeches and street disorders across the country that accompanied the inauguration of President Bush may tell us more than we want to know about what is happening to this country.

Brent Bozell | January 27, 2005

Turning reality upside down is easy when you live in the world of people like actress Janeane Garofalo, who proclaimed on MSNBC just hours after the inauguration festivities:

Larry Elder | January 27, 2005

President George W. Bush's historic second inaugural speech sparked an all-too-predictable reaction.

Michael Medved | January 27, 2005

The conventional wisdom concerning Tuesday's Oscar nominations suggests that the entertainment establishment made an appropriately cautious decision to avoid controversy by simultaneously snubbing both of the year's most polarizing pictures. In fact, the sloppy, dishonest, brain-dead habit of equating "The Passion of the Christ" with "Fahrenheit 9/11" reveals more about Hollywood's bias and blindness than any aspect of the major awards the two films won't receive.

Suzanne Fields | January 27, 2005

Sixty years ago, the forces of human decency liberated Auschwitz, and it was a stunning moment in the revelation of evil.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 27, 2005

The 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army as it pursued the retreating Nazis is upon us.

Kathleen Parker | January 27, 2005

Among the many blessings I have failed to fully appreciate is my exemption - thanks to my children's advanced years - from having to know much about SpongeBob SquarePants.

Larry Kudlow | January 27, 2005

No one seems to be connecting the dots, but I'm willing to bet that the capture of the top assistant to terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al Zarqawi was the trigger for Tuesday's best-in-the-new-year stock market rally.

George Will | January 27, 2005

Is this the fruit of feminism?

John McCaslin | January 27, 2005

She's described as a younger, hipper version of Washington socialite Sally Quinn.

Marvin Olasky | January 27, 2005

Here's a way for compassionate conservatives and libertarians to work together to help the poor and reduce governmental power at the same time:

Wed, Jan 26, 2005

Michelle Malkin | January 26, 2005

Do you remember when immigration officials sent out flight school visa approval notices for two of the 9/11 hijackers -- six months after they had committed their suicide attacks on America?

Walter E. Williams | January 26, 2005

Now that the elections are over, there's little political gain to for demagoguery over about jobs, but let's prepare ourselves for the next time.

Jonah Goldberg | January 26, 2005

Before the cackles could reach their crescendo, the naysayers hit an inconvenient snag.

Tony Blankley | January 26, 2005

It's a little odd that the most vehement support for President Bush's proposition that democracy is the best cure for terrorism came from the curling lips of Mr. Abu Musab Zarqawi.

Ben Shapiro | January 26, 2005

If you?ve listened to Hillary Clinton lately, you could be forgiven for thinking you were hearing her husband Bill.

Terry Jeffrey | January 26, 2005

Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida legislature may not know it, but they acted in the spirit of Sir Philip Sidney when they tried to save the life of Terri Schiavo.

Linda Chavez | January 26, 2005

It is a referendum on the very idea that individuals have a right to make decisions about their own lives.

Maggie Gallagher | January 26, 2005

I just got off the phone with Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post. He called me with a very good question:

Chuck Colson | January 26, 2005

A natural disaster is bad enough, but it gets worse when people rush in to exploit the situation and the survivors.

Tue, Jan 25, 2005

Thomas Sowell | January 25, 2005

There are still people in the mainstream media who profess bewilderment that they are accused of being biased.

Star Parker | January 25, 2005

This week marks the 32nd anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision. Since 1973, the lives of 40 million babies have been extinguished.

David Limbaugh | January 25, 2005

I happen to believe that President Bush's inaugural speech was both a very big deal and not that big of a deal at all, a classic paradox.

Cal Thomas | January 25, 2005

On Monday, the same day that thousands marched in Washington in opposition to the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which opened the floodgates to abortion on demand, that same court refused to reinstate a Florida law designed to keep alive a severely brain-damaged woman.

Michael Medved | January 25, 2005

The Oscar nominations announced Tuesday illustrate Hollywood's profound, almost pathological discomfort with the traditional religiosity embraced by most of its mass audience. At the same time, the odd choices for major awards suggest the enormous distance the entertainment industry has traveled from its own populist past.

Dennis Prager | January 25, 2005

Some more bad news from our universities. Harvard came out against seeking truth, and academics throughout America came to its support.

Matt Towery | January 25, 2005

Recent surveys show that investors are growing increasingly pessimistic about the stock market and the economy in general in 2005.

John McCaslin | January 25, 2005

We suggested several years ago that Johnny Carson may have catapulted Bill Clinton into the Oval Office.

Mon, Jan 24, 2005

Michael Barone | January 24, 2005

Bush's goals are ambitious, and he risks failure. But so did Lincoln and Roosevelt.

Mike Adams | January 24, 2005

When I pulled into the parking lot this morning, I saw a car covered with sacrilegious bumper stickers.

Cal Thomas | January 24, 2005

The word 'freedom' is used in many contexts, including an inaugural address.

Suzanne Fields | January 24, 2005

The cry, predictable enough, went up from the women of academe who regard themselves as the guardians of revealed truth: 'Retract. Repent. Resign. The sun revolves around us.'

Diana West | January 24, 2005

My goal is providing clarity. We are unlikely to witness a security-lite inauguration four, eight or 12 years hence if we remain confused about the ideology that animates our foes.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 24, 2005

Traditionally Republican Kansas, of all places, is the latest battleground in a fight for supremacy pitting judges against the other branches of government.

Frank Gaffney | January 24, 2005

As noteworthy as what President Bush said in this and similar passages of his remarkable second inaugural is what he did not say.

Robert Novak | January 24, 2005

As happy conservatives gathered in Washington last week to celebrate the presidential re-election of one of their own, haunting questions were raised for some of them.

Jack Kemp | January 24, 2005

In the face of an audacious stonewall by Democrats against President Bush's ownership society vision, personal retirement accounts in particular, there is growing pessimism among some conservatives.

Rich Lowry | January 24, 2005

The Bush White House finds itself in a similar position to this hypothetical Revere in the Social Security debate, declaring a crisis seemingly so far off in the future that people wonder what all the shouting is about.

Joel Mowbray | January 24, 2005

An eight-person team has found that the actual number of residents in Gaza and the West Bank is nearly one and a half million fewer than the published population.

Sun, Jan 23, 2005

Paul Jacob | January 23, 2005

If my daughter runs off with a fellow named Clyde and starts shooting up banks, I'll know I made a terrible mistake ? as my wife will no doubt remind me.

George Will | January 23, 2005

Having had their fill of post-election introspection, the 447 Democratic Party luminaries who on Feb. 12 will elect their new chairman surely now yearn for stronger wine and madder music.