Sun, Jul 03, 2005

Paul Jacob | July 03, 2005

She was the best of justices; she was the worst of justices . . . Sandra Day O'Connor is retiring from the Supreme Court, leaving behind a mixed record and a bitter battle to pick her replacement.

Robert Novak | July 03, 2005

Last week's long-range confrontation between Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin was much more than a personal tiff involving two formidable Illinois Democrats who obviously are not fond of each other.

George Will | July 03, 2005

Using narrative history to refute historicism, McCullough's two themes in '1776' are that things could have turned out very differently, and that individuals of character can change the destinies of nations.

Sat, Jul 02, 2005

Thomas Sowell | July 02, 2005

My reaction to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement was almost as positive as my reaction in 1981 was negative when the Reagan administration announced that they were going to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court.

Doug Giles | July 02, 2005

The Aruban incident ticks me off on three levels:

Caroline Glick | July 02, 2005

So on Wednesday it started. The fight for and against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to evacuate 8,000 law-abiding Israeli citizens from their homes has begun.

Larry Kudlow | July 02, 2005

It’s no secret that I’ve been hounding senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham over their China-bashing trade legislation.

Robert Novak | July 02, 2005

The National Education Association (NEA), which never has joined the AFL-CIO, is seriously considering joining a potent coalition of unions that may form a rival new labor organization.

Fri, Jul 01, 2005

Thomas Sowell | July 01, 2005

Recent shocking Supreme Court decisions may at least wake up those people who have been saying glibly that the Senate has been spending too much time fighting over judicial nominees, instead of getting back to the 'real' issues.

Brent Bozell | July 01, 2005

What a paradox: Even though America's long-lasting warmth for Cosby and his classic 1980s series 'The Cosby Show' lingers, inside the black community, Cosby is a lightning rod for criticism and abuse.

Jonah Goldberg | July 01, 2005

The House of Representatives restored the proposed budget cuts that PBS' defenders claimed would "destroy" it. So PBS has been saved. Who can contain their excitement?

David Limbaugh | July 01, 2005

Democrat leaders, preparing their rebuttal to the president's speech even before he delivered it, said he should concede he made mistakes as a means to reclaiming credibility on Iraq -- as if they actually want him to have greater credibility.

Mona Charen | July 01, 2005

The Heartland Institute (Chicago) does its bit for the gross national blood pressure by tracking the outrages of the world's trial lawyers. The May newsletter offers the following examples:

Oliver North | July 01, 2005

On Tuesday evening, less than a week before we celebrate the 229th anniversary of American independence, President Bush spoke to the world about the war in which these young Americans fell.

Rich Tucker | July 01, 2005

Get ready for the 10th anniversary of the 'Million Man March' in October, and get ready to endure a litany of complaints about the state of race relations in this country.

Jacob Sullum | July 01, 2005

The New York Times welcomed the Supreme Court's recent endorsement of virtually unfettered eminent domain powers as 'a setback to the 'property rights' movement.'

Charles Krauthammer | July 01, 2005

It took three months just to form a government after the elections, and over a month to find a formula for including Sunnis on the drafting committee for the constitution.

Rich Lowry | July 01, 2005

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a high-profile hearing last week into the shady work of Republican-party lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is accused of fleecing Indian tribes.

Kathleen Parker | July 01, 2005

If you were a Big Picture sort gazing at America through a wide-angle lens, you might begin to wonder: Why the big rush to fascism?

Thu, Jun 30, 2005

Thomas Sowell | June 30, 2005

Three-quarters of a century! It is hard to believe that I am that old but arithmetic is uncompromising.

Larry Elder | June 30, 2005

So Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., finally apologized. Now where is the apology from Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.?

Mike Adams | June 30, 2005

Heads are hanging at the University of Oregon (UO) today. The first vice provost for institutional equity and diversity, Gregory Vincent, is leaving his position in order to diversify his resume.

Tony Blankley | June 30, 2005

They mock, ridicule and criticize the president's war effort but have never described the consequences of their own policy of prompt withdrawal of troops.

Cal Thomas | June 30, 2005

Democrats, after taking it on the chin over Sen. Dick Durbin's remarks comparing U.S. interrogation tactics at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to those used by Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot, are trying to change the subject by jumping all over White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove.

Suzanne Fields | June 30, 2005

Is something driving us all mad? The government seems to think so.

Debra J. Saunders | June 30, 2005

Americans who want to keep government out of the bedroom, beware.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 30, 2005

In a matter-of-fact tone of voice and with a slightly authoritative demeanor, he responded to the judge's questions and explained serial murders as though they were a slightly specialized activity, but otherwise perfectly normal.

Marvin Olasky | June 30, 2005

The column I've written over the past year that attracted the most reader response was one last December about Peter Singer, the Princeton professor of ethics who sees no ethical problem with polyamory, bestiality, necrophilia or some kinds of infanticide.

Chuck Colson | June 30, 2005

Divorce is difficult for spouses and devastating to kids. How do we lower the divorce rate?

Ross Mackenzie | June 30, 2005

Highlights on the landscape of issues as viewed from summer's peak..

Alan Reynolds | June 30, 2005

The Senate voted 85 to 12 in favor of a 768-page grab-bag full of subsidies, tax breaks, loan guarantees and mandates.

John McCaslin | June 30, 2005

All told, 25 lawmakers on Capitol Hill had 10 or more days of unexcused absences in the 108th Congress, amounting to more than $500,000 in illegal salary payments.

Joel Mowbray | June 30, 2005

Though Tuesday night’s speech was important and long overdue, President Bush needs to reiterate its clear messages throughout this and coming weeks.

Wed, Jun 29, 2005

Ann Coulter | June 29, 2005

To put the Supreme Court's recent ban on the Ten Commandments display in perspective, here is a small sampling of other speech that has been funded in whole or in part by taxpayers:

Thomas Sowell | June 29, 2005

One of the ironies of our time is that economists have been discovering the importance of law, as such -- as distinguished from the specific merits of particular laws -- while judges seem increasingly to be losing sight of the rule of law.

Michelle Malkin | June 29, 2005

The left-wing Kumbaya crowd is quietly grooming a generation of pushovers in the public schools.

John Stossel | June 29, 2005

Think your house is your castle? Our country's Founders thought so. They put three provisions into the Bill of Rights to protect it.

Walter E. Williams | June 29, 2005

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling in Kelo v. New London helps explain the socialist attack on President Bush's nominees to the federal bench. First, let's look at the case.

Brent Bozell | June 29, 2005

Karl Rove proved a very salient point last week in his speech to the Conservative Party of New York.

Jonah Goldberg | June 29, 2005

In Washington, conservatives and liberals are quietly loading up on drinking water, D batteries and extra ammo, in preparation for the coming battle over judges.

Cal Thomas | June 29, 2005

Perhaps not since his post-9/11 address to Congress has President Bush laid out with such clarity the purpose and cost of war against terrorism and for the liberation and emancipation of Iraq.

Ben Shapiro | June 29, 2005

This week, the Supreme Court of the United States once again proved that it is a feckless, dictatorial and altogether ridiculous body.

Terry Jeffrey | June 29, 2005

As the nation was waiting to see where the Supreme Court would tolerate displaying the Ten Commandments, the court violated one.

Linda Chavez | June 29, 2005

For most of the 216 years since the Bill of Rights was adopted, the First Amendment's prohibition against government establishment of religion has been easily understood by judges and ordinary Americans alike.

Kathleen Parker | June 29, 2005

The deaths of three women - two Marines and one sailor - and the injury of 11 other female Marines in an attack in Iraq last week not only raises questions about the role of women in combat, but suggests that the U.S. military may be guilty of willful denial, if not strategic negligence.

Tue, Jun 28, 2005

Mike Adams | June 28, 2005

We need to find a new name for 'diversity experts.'

David Limbaugh | June 28, 2005

Instead of debating whether Rove meant to indict the entirety of liberaldom in his speech to the New York Conservative Party, or just the types, to which he specifically referred, we should be careful not to miss the thrust of his message.

Cal Thomas | June 28, 2005

In its latest ruling on church and state, the Supreme Court has once again tortured itself and the public.

Dennis Prager | June 28, 2005

One major conflict between the Judeo-Christian value system and the various secular ones competing with it revolves around the answers to these questions: Is nature created for man or is man merely a part of nature?

Bill Murchison | June 28, 2005

So we in Texas get to keep our Ten Commandments monument -- all six feet of it, reposing quietly on the State Capitol grounds -- whereas two Kentucky counties have to remove the Big Ten from their courthouses.

Rich Lowry | June 28, 2005

There is no doubt that the insurgency has increased its lethality in recent months, and that can’t be spun away. But neither is it cause for existential despair.

John McCaslin | June 28, 2005

'It was a rare moment. These GIs were enlisted men, all clearly destined to be thrown into the thick of things. Yet, people who had probably paid handsomely for seats in 'first' were happily exchanging places.'

George Will | June 28, 2005

The Supreme Court on Monday rendered two more hairsplitting, migraine-inducing decisions about when religious displays on public property do and do not violate the First Amendment protection against 'establishment' of religion.

Bruce Bartlett | June 28, 2005

The problem for many free traders like myself is that the Bush administration has played politics with trade since day one, which has done serious damage to the fragile alliance that still supports free trade.

Herman Cain | June 28, 2005

The U.S. economy is like a frog in a pot of boiling water and he can’t jump out to save himself.

Mon, Jun 27, 2005

Thomas Sowell | June 27, 2005

You may own your own home and expect to live there the rest of your life. But keep your bags packed, because the Supreme Court of the United States has decreed that local politicians can take your property away and turn it over to someone else, just by using the magic words 'public purpose.'

Michael Barone | June 27, 2005

About two-thirds of Americans agreed that the United States is a fair and decent country. Virtually all Bush voters agreed. Kerry voters were split down the middle.

Star Parker | June 27, 2005

The conviction and sentencing this week of ex-Klansman Edgar Ray Killen in the murder of three young civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964 brings a rush of memories from a different America.

Mike Adams | June 27, 2005

I didn?t think that Ben could juggle his responsibilities as a first-year law student and write a second book as well-researched and provocative as his first book, Brainwashed. I was wrong.

Diana West | June 27, 2005

With guns pointed at his shaved and visibly battered head, Australian hostage Douglas Wood said things he didn't mean, parroting words his captors fed him.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 27, 2005

Known for its idyllic surfing, Indonesia's Nias Island suffered from the Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami even before the more recent, devastating earthquake.

Rich Tucker | June 27, 2005

In an alternate universe, the early exit polls were correct. Sen. John Kerry was elected president. Here’s a recent front-page newspaper article from that universe:

Armstrong Williams | June 27, 2005

From a young age our parents teach us the difference between right and wrong. As we grow up and our perspective broadens, we naturally question those early lessons.

John Leo | June 27, 2005

Why say something clearly when you can use a jaw-breaking euphemism?

Robert Novak | June 27, 2005

It was not merely a leak from the normally leak-proof Bush White House. For more than a week, a veritable torrent has tipped Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as President Bush's first nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jack Kemp | June 27, 2005

What a huge achievement for the GOP, and what an important victory for President Bush, who wants to further democratize our capitalistic economy.

Sun, Jun 26, 2005

Paul Jacob | June 26, 2005

It's like a bad dream, or a summer disaster movie. But this is real. We live under a regime that can and often does grab our homes and small businesses to create what politicians call 'economic development.'

Paul Jacob | June 26, 2005

It's like a bad dream, or a summer disaster movie. But this is real. We live under a regime that can and often does grab our homes and small businesses to create what politicians call 'economic development.'