Sat, Jan 07, 2006

Doug Giles | January 07, 2006

Because of the Bulldog’s scrappy, summit-or-plummet, die-or-be-killed attitude, he usually wins most battles in which he engages. He might get knocked down, but he’s not going to stay down; and it’s this very thing that will eventually cause him to succeed.

Rich Tucker | January 07, 2006

The best insults are quietly devastating, such as when Winston Churchill described his successor Clement Attlee as “a modest man who has a good deal to be modest about.”

Robert Novak | January 07, 2006

The decision by State Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn to run for governor of Texas as an independent requires President Bush to oppose her and support Gov. Rick Perry. Strayhorn is the mother of two trusted Bush aides, while Perry's relationship with the president has been cool.

Burt Prelutsky | January 07, 2006

Even though that icon of the Democratic party Bill Clinton argues that our troops belong in Iraq until that country is able to take care of its own security matters, most of the loudest voices on the left continue to clamor that we’re involved in a quagmire.

Kathleen Parker | January 07, 2006

If you’re the sort who enjoys those giant jigsaw puzzles that consume consecutive summer vacations, have we got a scandal for you!

Fri, Jan 06, 2006

Rich Galen | January 06, 2006

Galen's christmas adventure.

Brent Bozell | January 06, 2006

It is a rite of passage for some TV critics to take stock of the worst of the past year's television. Entertainment Weekly Online, no nest of prudes and scolds, has compiled its own list of the "10 moments that made us squirm the most."

Jonah Goldberg | January 06, 2006

The hottest voice of Hollywood's conscience, George Clooney, recently declared, "Yes, I'm a liberal, and I'm sick of it being a bad word. I don't know at what time in history liberals have stood on the wrong side of social issues."

David Limbaugh | January 06, 2006

As Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito approach, we are getting a closer glimpse at the mindset of the various special-interest groups joining to oppose the nomination.

Oliver North | January 06, 2006

Discouraging young Americans from joining our Armed Forces has implications well beyond Mesopotamia.

Charles Krauthammer | January 06, 2006

Sharon put Israel on the only rational strategic path out of that wreckage. But, alas, he had taken his country only halfway there when he himself was taken away.

Marvin Olasky | January 06, 2006

The University of Kansas (KU) did some damage control last month when it announced cancellation of a class taught by an overt hater of Christians -- but let's not let it and other universities get away so easily.

Mona Charen | January 06, 2006

We've all had our little jokes about how risk-averse Americans are. I've joined in myself, ridiculing labels on paint cans that warn "Do not ingest" and labels on beach balls cautioning "Not intended as a flotation device."

Thu, Jan 05, 2006

Todd Manzi | January 05, 2006

Democrats like Senator Harry Reid understand—and manipulate—the bias of the mainstream media. They realize it is their most powerful political weapon, and they wield it with masterful skill.

Cal Thomas | January 05, 2006

In America, the party out of power gets to respond when the president makes a major address. The outs try to contrast their viewpoint with the president on one or more issues, hoping to show their ideas are more worthy of voter consideration in the next election.

John McCaslin | January 05, 2006

Lobbyists all along K Street are re-examining their business and personal relationships with members of Congress, what with Jack Abramoff's guilty plea and word that as many as 20 lawmakers could be ensnared in the scandal.

Ross Mackenzie | January 05, 2006

Capping the departed year on a variety of issues and heading into the new. . .

George Will | January 05, 2006

The University of Illinois must soon decide whether, and if so how, to fight an exceedingly silly edict from the NCAA.

Thomas Sowell | January 05, 2006

Not often do Rush Limbaugh and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman agree on anything but recently both of them pointed out the same pattern in the prices of housing -- and both were correct.

Brent Bozell | January 05, 2006

Ever since George W. Bush was elected in 2000, the left-wing media have developed a taste to expose episodes of media corruption. No, not their corruption. Conservative media corruption.

Larry Elder | January 05, 2006

Ted Koppel, who formerly hosted "Nightline," and Tom Brokaw, who formerly hosted the "NBC Nightly News," recently sat down with NBC's Tim Russert on "Meet the Press."

Mike Adams | January 05, 2006

Governor Perdue: I would like to apologize for writing an open letter yesterday, which caused your voice mail box to overflow well before noon.

Suzanne Fields | January 05, 2006

At most professional conventions, whether of accountants, plumbers, dermatologists or hip-hoppers, the range runs from dull to boring to shocking.

Debra J. Saunders | January 05, 2006

The Left -- from The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel to Newsweek's Jonathan Alter -- has pulled out the impeachment card and is brandishing it as the weapon that will drive George W. Bush from the White House.

Matt Towery | January 05, 2006

Many in politics may be unsurprised when I say that he will run for president.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 05, 2006

In a very clever year-end column the venerable William Safire writing in the New York Times asks whether "special prosecutor David Barrett's 400-page expose of political influence within the Internal Revenue Service and the Clinton Justice Department" will be the government report "most likely to resist investigative reporting" this year.

Chuck Colson | January 05, 2006

The New York Times ushered in the new year with a nice gift for Christians—one it did not give to anyone else: a slap in the face.

Robert Novak | January 05, 2006

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had just finished a typically discursive floor speech shortly before the year-end adjournment when a very liberal member approached her second-in-command, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and whispered in his ear: "Steny, is it not time for a coup?"

Burt Prelutsky | January 05, 2006

It was many years ago, when young Mickey Mantle first patrolled centerfield for the New York Yankees, that I first heard that he fully expected to die of the same genetic disease that killed his father and his uncle in their 30s.

Alan Reynolds | January 05, 2006

The first of the year brings surveys of economic forecasts, which soon become irresistible targets of journalistic derision.

Michael Fumento | January 05, 2006

Both in terms of consumption and variety, biotech is busting out all over – and we’re reaping a host of benefits from cheaper and better food to land and forest preservation.

Wed, Jan 04, 2006

Rich Galen | January 04, 2006

Former high-powered lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty today to three felony charges in a deal with federal prosecutors that helps clear the way for his testimony about members of Congress and congressional staffers in a wide-ranging political corruption investigation.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 04, 2006

The foreign-policy implications of a fence are harder to handle. Already Latin resentment against the United States is fueling the rise of an oil- and cocaine-based leftist oligarchy throughout our hemisphere.

Ann Coulter | January 04, 2006

It seems the Bush administration -- being a group of sane, informed adults -- has been secretly tapping Arab terrorists without warrants.

Michelle Malkin | January 04, 2006

Hello, 2006. The New York Times kicked off the new year by refusing to answer its own ombudsman's questions about the timing of the newspaper's anonymous illegal leak-dependent National Security Agency monitoring story. Long live transparency and accountability.

John Stossel | January 04, 2006

Suppose you want a raise. Your boss offers you less than you think you're worth, so you tell him you won't work unless he makes a better offer. He responds that if you stop working, he'll force you to pay him thousands of dollars -- and maybe he'll send you to prison.

Walter E. Williams | January 04, 2006

Despite claims that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, poverty is nowhere near the problem it was yesteryear -- at least for those who want to work.

David Limbaugh | January 04, 2006

As pundits offered their traditional year-end appraisals of 2005, the near-uniform opinion was that President Bush set lofty domestic policy goals but fell woefully short of fulfilling them. Democrats would be wise not to be prematurely sanguine about this assessment.

Tony Blankley | January 04, 2006

As we enter another year of extreme international danger, the one threat that solely is within America's power to reduce or eliminate is our lack of national unity. 

Dennis Prager | January 04, 2006

For all their fame and notoriety, Jews are little understood. In fact, it may be said that those who do not understand Jews fall into two groups: non-Jews and Jews.

Debra J. Saunders | January 04, 2006

It takes a special city to make the National Rifle Association look like the good guys.

Ben Shapiro | January 04, 2006

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) is feeling unpopular. His approval ratings have plummeted dramatically since four ballot measures he endorsed in the November special election went down to flaming electoral defeat. Since his election in 2003, his favorable rating has dropped below 40 percent.

Terry Jeffrey | January 04, 2006

The question for Sen. Boxer ought to be: When, in prosecuting the war Congress authorized to prevent "future acts" of terrorism by al Qaeda, does the president need permission from a federal judge?

Linda Chavez | January 04, 2006

The current hysteria over the president's authorization of some domestic intercepts by the National Security Agency reminds me of similar reaction by liberals to the Cold War.

Jacob Sullum | January 04, 2006

"We will get through it," a pharmacist told The New York Times as the new Medicare prescription drug benefit kicked in, "but at the moment, it's an awful mess."

Kathleen Parker | January 04, 2006

Few are the apologies I receive or extend, and the launch of a new year seems a good time to correct that oversight.

Cam Edwards | January 04, 2006

No one is safe. 

Bruce Bartlett | January 04, 2006

 Indeed, ACORN has a history of denying its workers rights that it demands from corporations.

Ed Feulner | January 04, 2006

Sometimes, it seems, our elected officials think they can solve any problem if they just spend enough on it.

Tue, Jan 03, 2006

Cal Thomas | January 03, 2006

In his New Year's message, British Prime Minister Tony Blair promised "critical decisions" in 2006 which, he said, will determine his country's future for generations to come.

Bill Murchison | January 03, 2006

The weirdest war in world history -- well, all right, U.S. history -- will begin winding down in 2006: too fast for some, not fast enough for others.

John McCaslin | January 03, 2006

That was R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., editor in chief of the American Spectator, adding his two cents to the London Guardian's guest lineup writing on the "legacy" of George W. Bush. (Who cares if he still has three years remaining in his contract?).

Mike Adams | January 03, 2006

Dear Governor Perdue, I am writing to ask for your assistance in dealing with a series of glaring First Amendment violations occurring on the watch of Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough.

Chuck Colson | January 03, 2006

I was concentrating hard, when suddenly, I saw before my eyes a headline from the New York Times. It read, “Congress Votes to End War; Troops Ordered to Abandon Iraq.”

Rebecca Hagelin | January 03, 2006

International Best-Selling Author Brian Tracy has done it again: written a book that sears the conscience and challenges conventional thinking with deep thinking.

Paul Greenberg | January 03, 2006

More fruits and vegetables, less meats and sweets. Copy to Ariel Sharon.

Megan Basham | January 03, 2006

As a meditation on feminine beauty and its power across cultural lines, Geisha draws us in and enchants us as much as the titular women enchant the gentlemen they entertain.

Mon, Jan 02, 2006

Kathryn Lopez | January 02, 2006

Thomas Sowell | January 02, 2006

With Iran moving toward the development of nuclear weapons, we are getting dangerously close to that fatal point of no return on the world stage.

Michael Barone | January 02, 2006

The American economy continues to surge ahead, though you won't read much about it in the mainstream media.

Mike Adams | January 02, 2006

Dear Owen: Thank you for writing to express your views on affirmative action.

Diana West | January 02, 2006

 In addition to the traditional top hat and diaper, and besides the 2006 banner across his chest, Baby New Year has something else in his kit: a gag. That's because 2006 is shaping up to be the "Year of Speaking Dangerously."

Phyllis Schlafly | January 02, 2006

Judge John E. Jones III could still be chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board if millions of evangelical Christians had not pulled the lever for George W. Bush in 2000.

Jack Kemp | January 02, 2006

As year two of President George W. Bush's second term dawns, predictably, efforts to make him a lame duck are well advanced, efforts apparently abetted by well-meaning but misguided White House aides.

Jennifer Roback Morse | January 02, 2006

The classic case of attachment disorder is a child without a conscience, with no capacity for empathy with other people. What causes it?

Robert Novak | January 02, 2006

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Dec. 16 made a significant move that will benefit the pocketbooks of his state's consumers and perhaps boost his own Republican presidential prospects.

Burt Prelutsky | January 02, 2006

Whenever I speak to a group of writers, I can bank on someone’s asking where I get my ideas.

Larry Kudlow | January 02, 2006

The conventional wisdom seems to be that the Democrats will put in a good showing in the midterm elections next November. Maybe so.

Armstrong Williams | January 02, 2006

The apparent suicide of James Dungy sheds a reflected light on a growing epidemic in America: teen suicide.

Sun, Jan 01, 2006

Paul Jacob | January 01, 2006

Awards for bald-faced denial of reality, law, common sense, decency, the will of the people, and one whole heckuva lot of chicanery. Oh, and one award for someone saying something right.

George Will | January 01, 2006

Cigarettes are stigmatized by common sense and all state governments. But because those governments are increasingly addicted to cigarette tax revenues, the governments must be careful not to make cigarettes so expensive they do not sell well.