Sat, Dec 17, 2005

Doug Giles | December 17, 2005

Did 2005 absolutely kick the stuffing out of you? 

Burt Prelutsky | December 17, 2005

Although, intellectually, I can grasp the point of view of those morally opposed to capital punishment, emotionally I am unable to fathom how they can congregate outside prisons and hold candlelight vigils for mass murderers.

Robert Novak | December 17, 2005

Senior Defense Department officials say Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has told them nobody should stay for just another year, but that he wants them for the rest of President Bush's second term.

Kathleen Parker | December 17, 2005

Victory is the new Clintonian "is" word. As in, it depends on what your definition of "victory" is.

Larry Kudlow | December 17, 2005

Unlike a lot of economists, I've never truly believed that the Federal Reserve is really my friend, or a friend of financial markets and the economy.

Fri, Dec 16, 2005

Brent Bozell | December 16, 2005

The Family Friendly Programming Forum consists of several dozen major television advertisers that urge the entertainment industry to build "a commitment to and understanding of quality family entertainment." It has just announced its "Family Television Awards."

Mona Charen | December 16, 2005

Apparently eager to disprove the Jewish reputation for intelligence, the Union for Reform Judaism recently adopted a resolution condemning the Iraq War and demanding that President Bush provide "a clear exit strategy," including a plan for troop withdrawals.

Jonah Goldberg | December 16, 2005

Stanley Tookie Williams' supporters clearly want this to be a "teaching moment" for the United States. To this end, Williams is being made a martyr. "The state of California just killed an innocent man," shouted three of his followers after the execution.

David Limbaugh | December 16, 2005

While the Iraqi people courageously march toward constitutional self-rule, the Democratic Party is too full of pride and too committed to its predictions of and investment in doom to recognize the magnitude of this historic achievement.

Oliver North | December 16, 2005

The defeatists back home didn't think it could be done. But today, the Iraqi people, only recently liberated from a repressive dictatorship, held their third election in the space of a year.

Rich Tucker | December 16, 2005

Last year’s Vanity Fair essay contest challenged readers to “explain the character of the American people to the rest of the world.” It was clear the judges wanted an entry that would zing Americans. They got it.

Jacob Sullum | December 16, 2005

Alito deserves credit not so much for facing down the secular humanists as for fearlessly wading into the murky constitutional waters of government-sponsored religious displays.

Charles Krauthammer | December 16, 2005

Lest you get carried away with today's good news from Iraq, consider what's happening next door in Iran.

Todd Manzi | December 16, 2005

The position of Democrats seems to be that it is easier to hunt down and kill terrorists than it is to make a living flipping burgers.

Thu, Dec 15, 2005

Chuck Colson | December 15, 2005

It’s an old ploy used by tyrants: Declare dissent to be mental illness, and then you can dispatch the dissenter off to an asylum. And the very same thing could happen here in the United States. 

Herman Cain | December 15, 2005

The month of December annually marks a time when most of us reflect on our many blessings, including, of course, the birth of Jesus Christ and the freedom we have in America to worship as we choose.

Cal Thomas | December 15, 2005

A survey of the Hillsborough County school district has revealed nearly half of high school students and one in five middle school students claim to have had sexual intercourse.

Ross Mackenzie | December 15, 2005

Quips, queries, and quotes about news items high and low. . . .

George Will | December 15, 2005

Few opponents of energy development in what they call ``pristine'' ANWR have visited it. Those who have and think it is ``pristine'' must have visited during the 56 days a year when it is without sunlight.

John McCaslin | December 15, 2005

Given the monetary investment by American taxpayers in Iraq and Afghanistan - approaching a staggering half-trillion dollars in the space of four years - it's no wonder President Bush is so determined to stay the course and complete the mission.

Ann Coulter | December 15, 2005

I'm getting a little insulted that no Democratic prosecutor has indicted me. Liberals bring trumped-up criminal charges against all the most dangerous conservatives. Why not me?

Larry Elder | December 15, 2005

Who was Stanley "Tookie" Williams, and why did so many people want his life spared?

Matt Towery | December 15, 2005

I'm sure it's a coincidence, but suddenly I'm seeing a President George W. Bush who is acting in ways this columnist and others have been wanting to see for what seems like ages. I think his newfound efforts will prove politically fruitful.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 15, 2005

In this cover-up the Democrats have had assistance from a few dubious Republicans. It is time to let the public see this report.

Alan Reynolds | December 15, 2005

On a recent CNBC show, Maria Bartiromo asked how I could possibly not agree that typical CEO pay was excessive, since the average CEO earns 431 times the salary of an average production worker.

Robert Novak | December 15, 2005

The last remaining U.S. independent counsel, David Barrett, after spending $21 million over 10 years, on Jan. 12 finally will close down his investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros' lying to FBI investigators about hush money paid to an ex-mistress.

Marvin Olasky | December 15, 2005

As I've been assessing press accounts of what was clearly the story of the year for 2005, it's become clear that press hysteria delayed rescues, prodded some politicians into making mega-billion dollar promises and may have created a long-term backlash.

Michael Fumento | December 15, 2005

Everybody's talking about it, but few seem to realize how exquisite a maneuver reducing U.S forces in Iraq is – unless you just want to cut and run...

Burt Prelutsky | December 15, 2005

Nothing that I have ever written has provoked as huge a response as a piece I wrote recently called “The Jewish Grinch That Stole Christmas.”

Wed, Dec 14, 2005

Walter E. Williams | December 14, 2005

Last month, when Rosa Parks was laid to rest in Detroit, her eulogy contained well-deserved praise for her brave defiance of segregation laws that led to the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott and later the 1956 Supreme Court ruling that banned public transportation segregation.

Michelle Malkin | December 14, 2005

Paul Mirecki -- the Kansas University religious studies professor who derided Christian fundamentalists as "fundies" -- is a strange man with strange tales of alleged persecution.

John Stossel | December 14, 2005

They've been at it again. In Montreal, a bunch of politicians and activists just finished another round of negotiations among themselves about just how much of our freedom to take away in pursuit of a greener planet.

Brent Bozell | December 14, 2005

They call the magazine "Newsweek," but in today's 24-hour news cycle, a weekly magazine that is seen as a recycler of old news is courting a death wish.

Mike Adams | December 14, 2005

Nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth stated, “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.

Jonah Goldberg | December 14, 2005

American conservatism is overdue for a reformation. And we may just have the equivalent of our 95 theses to nail to the church door, or in this case the think tank door.

Tony Blankley | December 14, 2005

Last Sunday, on NBC's "Meet the Press," former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright said: "There is not one Democrat who wants us to fail in Iraq.

Terry Jeffrey | December 14, 2005

Speaking in Philadelphia on Monday, President Bush pointed to "four major milestones" in the post-Saddam political development of Iraq: transfer of sovereignty, elections for a transitional government, approval of a constitution and this week's parliamentary elections.

Ben Shapiro | December 14, 2005

Every time a death-row inmate is executed, there are those who claim that he or she is innocent.

Linda Chavez | December 14, 2005

Having trouble deciding what to get your spouse, parents, or adult children for Christmas? Here's an idea:

Kathleen Parker | December 14, 2005

Judging from the recent spate of high-profile teacher-student sex cases, you'd think America's teachers - especially females - are hopelessly lusting after their students.

John McCaslin | December 14, 2005

Seth Leibsohn, who, when he isn't busy as a Claremont Institute fellow, produces William J. Bennett's popular radio show, "Morning in America," tells The Beltway Beat that to the best of his knowledge it all began with a 10-year-old girl from Montana.

Cam Edwards | December 14, 2005

Clearly, the crimes William Burden committed are not his fault.  At least, that’s what William Burden believes. 

Tue, Dec 13, 2005

Cal Thomas | December 13, 2005

The effort by some cable TV hosts and ministers to force commercial establishments into wishing everyone a "Merry Christmas" might be more objectionable to the One who is the reason for the season than the "Happy Holidays" mantra required by some store managers.

Thomas Sowell | December 13, 2005

The media seem to have come up with a formula that would make any war in history unwinnable and unbearable: They simply emphasize the enemy's victories and our losses.

David Limbaugh | December 13, 2005

The Washington Post is apparently just now getting around to figuring out that Hillary Clinton has crafted a "vague stance" on the war in Iraq as she "eyes" the 2008 presidential election.

Dennis Prager | December 13, 2005

It is exceptionally difficult to find the right person to marry.

Bill Murchison | December 13, 2005

Here's what you get from The New York Times when you try to honor Americans' innate, you might think, right to enjoy the fruits of their labors. You get:

Rebecca Hagelin | December 13, 2005

You can’t count on ACLU officials, who are only too happy to see any signs of the Christian faith disappear, to counsel you on the finer points of the law. But don’t let that stop you from wishing them a Merry Christmas.

Joel Mowbray | December 13, 2005

When former college professor—and alleged terrorist—Sami al-Arian was unexpectedly acquitted Tuesday on eight counts and received a hung jury on the other nine, many leading Muslims could barely contain their glee.

George Will | December 13, 2005

By August 1968, Sen. Eugene McCarthy was gone and his supporters were left to wonder how -- whether -- his fulfillment was connected to doing good to the country.

Bruce Bartlett | December 13, 2005

In its latest issue, Newsweek magazine has a disturbing portrait of George W. Bush as an aloof, out-of-touch president, isolated by his own governing style.

Mon, Dec 12, 2005

Armstrong Williams | December 12, 2005

It was January, 1983 when I came face to face with Richard Pryor at Washington’s Dulles airport.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 12, 2005

President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and several others are promoting new laws that would grant amnesty or guest-worker status to millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States and to an indefinite number of foreign workers. All these bills should be rejected on moral grounds.

Frank Gaffney | December 12, 2005

The proverbial rubber is about to meet the road. This week, the U.S. Congress will determine whether the USA Patriot Act – the most important piece of domestic security legislation adopted since 9/11 – will be reenacted in a slightly weakened form, or allowed to have a number of its key provisions lapse.

Jack Kemp | December 12, 2005

The United States government has wisely refused to yield to pressure by other industrialized nations to enter into formal negotiations that would create new binding limits on so-called "greenhouse-gas" emissions to take effect in 2012.

Mike Adams | December 12, 2005

Recently, I considered cutting back on the time I now put into this effort. That was before I read the following:

Michael Barone | December 12, 2005

Has the American conservative movement reached a dead end? That is the impression you might have gotten if you attended the panel discussions sponsored by the James Madison program at Princeton University earlier this month.

Star Parker | December 12, 2005

Legendary businessman J. Paul Getty once said that he didn't believe in contracts. According to his reasoning, if you're dealing with a crook it doesn't help and if you are dealing with someone honest you don't need one.

Suzanne Fields | December 12, 2005

Not for a long, long time have parents enforced the notion that children should be seen and not heard.

Diana West | December 12, 2005

Now they want to put him to death -- Ali Mohaqeq Nasab, the Afghan editor already sentenced to two years hard labor for "blasphemy" against Islam. Now, Afghan prosecutors want to put him to death.

Robert Novak | December 12, 2005

Is Judge Samuel Alito stumbling on the road to confirmation for the Supreme Court, instead of following Chief Justice John Roberts' smooth path to Senate approval?

John Leo | December 12, 2005

What is your "holiday" IQ?

Sun, Dec 11, 2005

Burt Prelutsky | December 11, 2005

I keep asking myself why, in spite of the encouraging reports out of Iraq, people such as Rep. Murtha want us to beat a hasty retreat, making the same sort of shameful exit we made out of Southeast Asia three decades ago, leaving our allies to the less than tender mercies of Pol Pot and the North Vietnamese.

Paul Jacob | December 11, 2005

The voters put term limits into law and then their so-called representatives squirm to get out from under them. Witness the recent writhings in Nebraska.

George Will | December 11, 2005

The entitlement mentality produces petulant insistence on an ever-higher ratio of rights to responsibilities.  The mentality was on vivid display in the Supreme Court last Tuesday when an association of 36 law schools and faculties asserted an audacious entitlement.