Sat, Nov 12, 2005

Kathleen Parker | November 12, 2005

More appropriate names are hard to come by. In Charm, situated among the rolling hills of Holmes County - the largest Amish settlement in the country - life is postcard perfect and, yes, charming.

Robert Novak | November 12, 2005

President Bush was furious with the staff preparation for last week's inter-American summit in Argentina where his trade proposals ran into unexpected opposition.

Fri, Nov 11, 2005

Chuck Colson | November 11, 2005

The Blackhawk helicopter hovered low over a field in the Sunni Triangle. A lone child, about twelve years old, glances up. Someone, his father, or perhaps an older brother, has taught him to hate Americans—which is why the boy picks up a rock and takes aim.

Brent Bozell | November 11, 2005

Here's a story you probably missed. In Paris on Oct. 20, the commissars of UNESCO -- the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization -- agreed to a treaty to protect what they called "cultural diversity."

Jonah Goldberg | November 11, 2005

I tried. I really did. I wanted to deal dispassionately with l'affaire francaise.

David Limbaugh | November 11, 2005

Democrat honchos, while forever complaining that President Bush has hurt America's image in the world, have themselves been engaged in a systematic campaign to slander President Bush, particularly over foreign policy, consequently undermining America's image in the world.

Mona Charen | November 11, 2005

Through a combination of socialism at home and appeasement abroad, the French believed they had found a viable alternative to, in former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin's phrase, "jungle capitalism," as practiced by you know who.

Oliver North | November 11, 2005

It's pretty clear that those making movies in Tinsel Town don't know any real men like Aaron Mankin.

Rich Tucker | November 11, 2005

A few months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman jetted to Europe to interview people for a documentary with the provocative title, “Does Europe Hate Us?”

Charles Krauthammer | November 11, 2005

Everyone knows what the problem really is. It's Economics 101: increasing demand and precariously tight supply.

Thu, Nov 10, 2005

Larry Elder | November 10, 2005

Given the less-than-superb academic performance of Los Angeles public school students, the educrats, one would have thought, would have frowned on allowing the kids to skip classes.

Mike Adams | November 10, 2005

Dear Mr. Garthwaite: I am writing to respectfully request that you put an end to your November Town Hall fund-raiser.

Suzanne Fields | November 10, 2005

French polls repeatedly show how little the French think of America. Anti-Americanism is the first refuge of the French scoundrel.

Debra J. Saunders | November 10, 2005

Team Arnold lost his Big Four measures -- Propositions 74 through 77 -- on the California ballot Tuesday because this band of political hired guns deserved to lose. They ran a cynical campaign.

Matt Towery | November 10, 2005

The following are a few takes on prominent current events. They may help to illustrate how telling it as one sees it can often cut both ways.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 10, 2005

A report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has found that reading scores among the nation's hapless middle-school students have shown little improvement over the past two years, remaining at the same dismal level where they have lingered since the early 1990s.

Alan Reynolds | November 10, 2005

The real complaint of Wal-Mart critics is not with middlemen we call "managers," but with the company's tightfisted customers and the company's stubbornly loyal employees, who refuse to pay tribute to the United Food and Commercial Workers Unions (aka "Wake-Up Wal-Mart").

John McCaslin | November 10, 2005

In a private upstairs dining room Tuesday night in the Monocle restaurant on Capitol Hill, Susan McCue, chief of staff to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, periodically checked her BlackBerry and kept the large table up to date on gubernatorial election returns from Virginia and New Jersey.

Michael Fumento | November 10, 2005

Upon finishing his deployment, Lt. Chen sent out this eloquent letter which (with his permission) I share precisely because it is unlike what you're accustomed to reading in the newspapers.

Robert Novak | November 10, 2005

House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the House Republican campaign chairman, Rep. Tom Reynolds, were given a sobering warning last week by senior GOP political operatives.

Joel Mowbray | November 10, 2005

Anyone reading the accounts of perhaps the most respected news organization on earth, the Associated Press, would have no clue that Muslims were primarily behind the riots.  Ditto for those consuming the BBC, though at least that is a little less surprising.

Marvin Olasky | November 10, 2005

I've received over the past year many requests for a reading list of American history books for high-school students, so here goes -- but I should first mention that I'm skipping three kinds of books.

George Will | November 10, 2005

The nation's reddest state -- last year, and in six of the last eight presidential elections, Utah was the most Republican state -- is rebelling against President Bush's No Child Left Behind law.

Ross Mackenzie | November 10, 2005

A November cluster of comments on items in a leafy pile of news. . .

Wed, Nov 09, 2005

David Limbaugh | November 09, 2005

There are many great conservative websites out there, but none better than Townhall.com.

Ann Coulter | November 09, 2005

Needless to say I was shocked to learn that George Clooney can read. Liberals haven't been so alarmed by a book since "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

Thomas Sowell | November 09, 2005

The recent announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter that confirmation hearings on Judge Samuel Alito have been postponed until January was only the latest in a series of painful examples of what happens when Senate Republicans wimp out.

Michelle Malkin | November 09, 2005

Former Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey was the liberal media's dream come true: An anti-war Iraq veteran who came forward to publicly lambaste the Bush administration and accuse American troops of murdering innocent civilians.

John Stossel | November 09, 2005

Sony Pictures got upset about a "bad" word. They demanded it be taken out of the title of a movie. The word is "Muslim."

Walter E. Williams | November 09, 2005

In the wake of high gasoline prices and high oil company profits, House Speaker Dennis Hastert demands that oil companies explain why they are making so much money and what they plan to do to bring down the cost of gasoline.

Brent Bozell | November 09, 2005

The operative question now is: Will this be "Armageddon," as some political analysts claim, the most knock-down, drag-out, knee-to-the-groin, multi-million-dollar alley fight in modern confirmation politics?

Jonah Goldberg | November 09, 2005

Last Sunday, Mike Wallace of "60 Minutes" fame appeared on Chris Wallace's must-watch show, "Fox News Sunday."

Mike Adams | November 09, 2005

Recently, in Athens, Ohio, I heard an especially good idea that will drive liberal administrators – former hippies who stopped supporting campus protest shortly after becoming administrators – absolutely crazy.

Tony Blankley | November 09, 2005

When, seven months ago, I finished writing my book, "The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?", London had not been attacked by Islamist terrorists, the Tate Museum in London had not removed an art exhibit because it offended radical Muslim sensitivities, and France had not yet experienced the explosion of violence from elements of its Muslim population in its "no-go zone" communities.

Cal Thomas | November 09, 2005

Observing the riots in the suburbs of Paris, an American is tempted to rejoice. Are not the French getting their just desserts for their arrogance, opposition and condescension toward the United States and for their observation that the predominantly poor victims of Hurricane Katrina revealed an ugly underside of America that they happily condemned?

Ben Shapiro | November 09, 2005

As Prince Charles spoke with the president, Muslim rioters throughout France burned cars, shot at policemen, and launched gasoline bombs on schools and churches.

Terry Jeffrey | November 09, 2005

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether our laws and Constitution require President Bush to try Al Qaida terrorists in a more permissive venue than the military tribunals George Washington used for British spies.

Linda Chavez | November 09, 2005

The Voting Rights Act has long been regarded as one of the nation's most successful civil rights laws...

Jacob Sullum | November 09, 2005

Democrats worry that Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito will vote against a constitutional right to abortion and against an expansive view of congressional power. But if the first prediction is accurate, they should hope the second one is too.

Kathleen Parker | November 09, 2005

As winter looms, the savvy traveler begins meditations on spring break and summer vacation. Naturally, I'm torn between springtime in Paris or Baghdad, the world's newest and unlikeliest fun spot for those who like a little adventure mixed with their relaxation.

Tue, Nov 08, 2005

Thomas Sowell | November 08, 2005

Our survival may in the long run be as menaced by degeneration within -- from many sources and in many ways -- as was that of the Roman Empire.

David Limbaugh | November 08, 2005

The following is a non-exhaustive sampling of certain important precepts one must believe, pretend to believe, or advocate in order to be in the Democratic leadership fraternity.

Dennis Prager | November 08, 2005

When you think about a Muslim suicide terrorist, is "happy" the first word you think of to describe him?

Debra J. Saunders | November 08, 2005

Some France-bashers are taking great delight in the Muslim riots that are burning French neighborhoods and claimed their first fatality Monday. But this 12-night rampage is no laughing -- or gloating -- matter. It is as tragic as it was inevitable.

Ben Shapiro | November 08, 2005

I’ve always been a huge fan of Townhall.com.  It’s my first stop for information in the morning and my last stop for information in the evening. 

Rebecca Hagelin | November 08, 2005

A new catalog from the American Girl doll company arrived in the mail recently --something my daughter Kristin and I used to really look forward to.

Bill Murchison | November 08, 2005

A kind of nuttiness overtakes us -- as the French, our persistent critics from the time the Iraq war came onto radar screens, were overtaken by blindness as to their own condition.

Bruce Bartlett | November 08, 2005

On Wednesday, two Senate committees will hold a joint hearing on energy prices and corporate profits. Executives from the leading oil companies have been summoned so that senators can publicly berate them for greed, price gouging and anything else they can think of that might provide a good television soundbite.

John McCaslin | November 08, 2005

If the past is any indication, aging veterans of World War II will be forming long lines in Washington this week for the chance to kiss Edith Cullen Shain, who is no ordinary 87-year-old great-grandmother.

Mon, Nov 07, 2005

Michael Barone | November 07, 2005

There is something like 10 million illegal immigrants in the United States today. Most of them are working at jobs with willing employers, or as day laborers, or are the children of such workers.

Mike Adams | November 07, 2005

My decision to write a column recommending “Do as I say (not as I do): Profiles in liberal hypocrisy,” by Peter Schweizer was easy.

Star Parker | November 07, 2005

With President Bush's approval ratings languishing below 40 percent, and with only 30 percent in the latest Washington Post/ABC poll saying the country is on the right track, this administration appears lost in the woods.

Cal Thomas | November 07, 2005

What would you call a man born into poverty who became a success in spite of many obstacles? You'd probably call him an inspiration and invite him to speak at your next business convention.

Suzanne Fields | November 07, 2005

What do the Bible and the "The Vagina Monologues" have in common? Not much. But surely we can all agree that both are covered by the First Amendment, guaranteeing freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

Diana West | November 07, 2005

"We in America know the benevolence that is at the heart of Islam," declared Condoleezza Rice, addressing assembled Muslim dignitaries at the annual Ramadan dinner at the State Department -- and provoking a second, consecutive examination in this column of the rhetoric of the most important U.S. official next to the president.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 07, 2005

Feminists have launched a devious attack on the U.S. Armed Services that could have a detrimental effect on morale, retention and recruitment.

John Leo | November 07, 2005

The feminist left is outraged that judge Samuel Alito voted in 1991 to uphold a Pennsylvania law that would have required married women to notify their husbands of a decision to abort.

Robert Novak | November 07, 2005

The abortion lobby faces an uphill battle to prevent a pro-life justice from replacing a pro-choice justice on the Supreme Court.

Jack Kemp | November 07, 2005

It's time for the Fed to let markets set interest rates while the central bank calibrates the amount of liquidity in the economy by paying attention to price-sensitive commodities, not imposing an artificial speed limit on economic growth.

Larry Kudlow | November 07, 2005

The truest test of good tax reform should not be its purity (such as a single-rate income or sales tax) or its absolute simplicity (though simplicity does matter).

Sun, Nov 06, 2005

Doug Giles | November 06, 2005

What does the ACLU do about the aforementioned funk?  Well, they defend these sexual deviants and their “right” to dole out this despicable dirt.

Paul Jacob | November 06, 2005

Last year's election brought us the term "values voters." So this year, politicians are trying to fake like they have values, oh-so-sincerely. But all the fakery proves only one value for certain: power.

Kathleen Parker | November 06, 2005

Parents increasingly at war against a culture they find aggressively sexualized just lost another battle. This time against the local school board.