Sat, Dec 31, 2005

Doug Giles | December 31, 2005

If you have decided that you’re going to be a bulldog and actually do something with your life—BEWARE!  You’ll be attacked by rabid human poodles that are envious of your newfound determination.

Rich Tucker | December 31, 2005

In the Christmas Day edition of The New York Times, correspondent Michael Wines noted that sometimes it isn’t enough to send food and financial aid to struggling areas. Sometimes it would be better to send the Marines.

Robert Novak | December 31, 2005

James P. Hoffa faces a possible challenge for re-election as president of the Teamsters in 2006 from the union's Southern leader, Tyson Johnson of Dallas.

Kathleen Parker | December 31, 2005

I've been trying for several days now to get upset about the National Security Agency's eavesdropping program.

Fri, Dec 30, 2005

Brent Bozell | December 30, 2005

As another year turns, we're reminded that the more things change, the more they stay the same. As our popular culture pushes ever further into anything goes, we're reminded that anything-goes has certainly gone before.

Jonah Goldberg | December 30, 2005

The great cliche among the chin-stroking, eat-your-spinach types these days is that they've never seen Washington so partisan. What's funny is that there probably hasn't been a time in the last 20 years when the forces of David Broderdom haven't waxed dyspeptic about the "tone in Washington."

David Limbaugh | December 30, 2005

It is amusing to watch liberals try to explain away the recent upswing in President Bush's approval rating, from around 39 percent to 47 percent.

Oliver North | December 30, 2005

As the sun sets on 2005, there are a number of people and events worthy of mention and remembrance -- some good, some not so good.

Burt Prelutsky | December 30, 2005

If there’s a dumber idea floating around than the guarantee of lifetime employment I’m not sure I want to hear about it.

Thu, Dec 29, 2005

John McCaslin | December 29, 2005

Thanks to column readers from coast-to-coast who submitted New Year's resolutions on behalf of the president, George W. Bush. Without further ado, here's Inside the Beltway's annual list of what you would like to see Mr. Bush resolve to accomplish in 2006:

Larry Elder | December 29, 2005

While off for the holidays, I took my 90-year-old, former Marine, Republican dad to his inner-city barbershop. Dad goes to the same barbershop that my brothers and I went to when we were growing up.

Mike Adams | December 29, 2005

Several readers of my last column asked why I’ve never run a full column of my favorite liberal love letters, which are more commonly referred to as “hate mail.”

Cal Thomas | December 29, 2005

To be born black in Okolona, Miss., in 1935 was to have two strikes against you and a fastball coming at your head. Unless, that is, you are William Raspberry, the syndicated columnist who has announced his retirement from column writing after 40 years, but not retirement from life after 70 years.

Suzanne Fields | December 29, 2005

Thanks for the memories. For the shadows, too, as they lengthen across yet another year, aging but not withering recollections of years gone by.

Debra J. Saunders | December 29, 2005

This month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave Our Betters in Europe a taste of their own bitter medicine.

Matt Towery | December 29, 2005

As we look back on 2005, there will be a host of surveys and lists of "biggest news stories," "most important people," and the inevitable celebrity obituaries.

Linda Chavez | December 29, 2005

Where are Sen. Schumer and his fellow Democrats in demanding a similar investigation and prosecution of a far more egregious leak of classified material involving the National Security Agency?

Emmett Tyrrell | December 29, 2005

In the media the party is depicted as being in danger of losing to the Democrats in the off-year elections next fall.

Alan Reynolds | December 29, 2005

The European Union is a relative novice in using threats of antitrust enforcement to collect cash and dispense favors. But inexperience is no excuse for running amok.

Marvin Olasky | December 29, 2005

When the president of Turkey arrived in Erzincan in December 1939, two days after an earthquake that had killed 50,000, an elderly woman wearing a black dress covered with dust ran past security guards and demanded of him: "President! President! My family is gone! Why? Why?"

Robert Novak | December 29, 2005

Typical of what ails Congress was consideration of the Patriot Act last week as Congress finished for the year.

Michael Fumento | December 29, 2005

Feathers are flying anew over so-called “bird flu.” Researchers have reported that four Vietnamese patients suffering from it and treated with an antiviral drug have died.

Wed, Dec 28, 2005

Ann Coulter | December 28, 2005

I believe more African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge. Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks.

Larry Kudlow | December 28, 2005

If the Republican majority in the Senate and House can somehow stave off a newly energized Democratic assault in the midterm polls next November and preserve their governing status, they may well have Indiana congressman Mike Pence to thank.

Kathleen Parker | December 28, 2005

There's something frankly creepy about the explosion we now call the Blogosphere.

Michelle Malkin | December 28, 2005

2005 was a banner year for the nation's Idiotarian newspaper of record, The New York Times.

John Stossel | December 28, 2005

Looking back on 2005, I realize that much of what I heard -- and what the media said -- turned out to be myths.

Walter E. Williams | December 28, 2005

Philosopher David Hume warned that, "It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." That's why we should guard against any encroachment on liberty, no matter how small. Let's look at a couple of instances where, at our peril, we've failed to do so.

Brent Bozell | December 28, 2005

While much of America celebrates the holiday season with reverent sobriety, some liberal media stars sound so daft in their Bush hatred you might suspect they've been swimming in spiked Christmas punch.

Jonah Goldberg | December 28, 2005

Watching Tom Brokaw, Ted Koppel and Tim Russert this past Sunday wasn't quite like seeing dinosaurs asking each other what's happened to all the tasty fronds, but the year-ending edition of NBC's "Meet the Press" offered an excellent glimpse at why the elite mainstream media as we know it is facing extinction.

David Limbaugh | December 28, 2005

Ted Koppel and Tom Brokaw don't appear to see eye-to-eye with President Bush on much of anything if their joint interview with Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press" is any indication.

Dennis Prager | December 28, 2005

According to police, it appears certain that the cause of the sudden death of James Dungy, the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts' head coach Tony Dungy, was suicide.  On four levels my heart goes out to Tony Dungy and his wife.

Terry Jeffrey | December 28, 2005

On New Year's weekend, and in the coming weeks, many millions of happy Americans will gather in super-sized stadiums and in front of brilliant television sets to witness the decisive annual football contests.

Ben Shapiro | December 28, 2005

Amid all of the end-of-the-year hoopla surrounding wartime executive power, the upcoming debate on Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito and the controversy about renewing the Patriot Act, it's easy to lose perspective.

Bill Murchison | December 28, 2005

The anti-school-prayer decisions of the past 40 years -- not unlike the pro-choice-in-abortion decisions, starting with Roe vs. Wade -- haven't driven pro-school-prayer, anti-choice Americans from the marketplace of ideas and activity.

Bruce Bartlett | December 28, 2005

If there is one thing that the left and right, Republicans and Democrats all agree about these days, it is that there is too much polarization in public discourse -- too much name-calling and not enough civil discussion of the issues.

Jacob Sullum | December 28, 2005

In an opinion by J. Michael Luttig, the three judges who had upheld the president's detention authority said they were disturbed by the appearance that the government was trying to avoid Supreme Court review.

Tue, Dec 27, 2005

John McCaslin | December 27, 2005

Earlier this year, she published her memoir. She's not finished. Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright is working not only on another book, but two.

Thomas Sowell | December 27, 2005

I don't make a million dollars a year but I think every member of Congress should be paid at least that much. It's not because those turkeys in Washington deserve it. It's because we deserve a lot better people than we have in Congress.

Mike Adams | December 27, 2005

But the more interesting question – and the one I did not ask the eavesdropping Democrat - is why? Why do so many Democrats not care if our borders are left open – even at the expense of national security and a rising crime rate? Surely, there must be more to the equation than pure apathy?

Cal Thomas | December 27, 2005

The decision by U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III to bar the teaching of "intelligent design" in the Dover, Pennsylvania public school district on grounds it is a thinly veiled effort to introduce a religious view of the world's origins is welcome for at least two reasons.

Mon, Dec 26, 2005

Phyllis Schlafly | December 26, 2005

Late on Dec. 16, the U.S. House or Representatives passed legislation billed as the border protection, anti-terrorism and illegal immigration control act, requiring employers to verify the legal status of each employee.

Michael Barone | December 26, 2005

The New York Times' Christmas gift -- sorry, holiday gift -- to the nation's political dialogue was its Dec. 16 story reporting that the National Security Agency has been intercepting telephone conversations between terrorism suspects abroad and U.S. citizens or legal residents in the United States.

Star Parker | December 26, 2005

As if the "war on Christmas" was not enough to darken the season, psychologists have just released data that should really make you want to spike your eggnog. A new study on happiness seems to point to the conclusion that life is inherently unfair.

Suzanne Fields | December 26, 2005

The new U.S. Embassy is finally taking its place on the Berlin skyline. An enormous crane cuts across the view of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz, triumphantly testifying to the Phoenix rising from the ashes of World War II, not far from the spot where the Nazis seized Germany.

Diana West | December 26, 2005

Not to curdle the Christmas pudding or anything, but it's hard to see how Uncle Sam comes out a winner in any of the elections that have just taken place, however historically, in the Arab world.

Jennifer Roback Morse | December 26, 2005

Here in California, the divorce culture is further along and more deeply entrenched than in most places. It isn’t unusual for children to grow up not only with divorced parents, but also with divorced grandparents. Holiday times can be particularly stressful for these families.

Robert Novak | December 26, 2005

Trent Lott within the next week plans to decide between seeking a fourth term in the U.S. Senate from Mississippi or retiring from public life. That could determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate in next year's elections.

John Leo | December 26, 2005

People no longer bother much to create new aphorisms, adages and memorable sayings. But when they do, this column boldly moves to collect them.

Sun, Dec 25, 2005

Mike Adams | December 25, 2005

This morning I opened my inbox to find two letters – one from a detractor, the other from a supporter.

Armstrong Williams | December 25, 2005

The key to Christmas is not gifts; it is pausing for a moment of reflection. It is about being aware of the spirit and grace of God.

Caroline Glick | December 25, 2005

This past week Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Kadima electoral list suffered two major setbacks. Taken together, the blows present his former party - the Likud - with its first realistic chance to make a significant dent in public support for Kadima and to move much of that support to the Likud.

Paul Jacob | December 25, 2005

How does a group like By Any Means Necessary come up with 250 high school students during a school day? Do our kids double as rent-a-protestors when we drop them off at school?

George Will | December 25, 2005

How ancient it now seems, 1941.

Paul Greenberg | December 25, 2005

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, a minor Jewish holiday that's become a major one over the years. The first candle will be kindled, leaving seven to go, one for each night of the eight-day festival. There'll be latkes to be eaten, songs to be sung . . . .

Megan Basham | December 25, 2005

Too much navel-gazing at a pet project often tricks the mind into thinking every notion, however indulgent, represents some artistic insight waiting to be born. This certainly seems to be the case with Terrence Malick’s third film in his 32-year career.