Sat, Jan 14, 2006

Doug Giles | January 14, 2006

I appreciate the many conservative watchdog groups that alert us whenever a fresh stool drops from Hollywood’s left-of-liberal backside and floats to the top of society’s turd bowl. Sorry for the excremental lingo. . . . I just couldn’t find any other suitable language to express my stance towards the stuff that’s been oozing from LA lately.

Caroline Glick | January 14, 2006

Since Ariel Sharon coined the term "disengagement," opponents of Israeli territorial withdrawals have complained about the Orwellian nature of the term.

Burt Prelutsky | January 14, 2006

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be a liberal, and to have self-righteous blowhards like Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd and Charles Schumer, speaking for me.  And then I wake up screaming.

Robert Novak | January 14, 2006

House Speaker Dennis Hastert turned down a White House request to elect a permanent successor to Tom DeLay as majority leader in advance of President Bush's State of the Union address on Jan. 31. Republican House members simply did not want to return early to Washington after their winter vacation.

Fri, Jan 13, 2006

William Rusher | January 13, 2006

Rich Galen | January 13, 2006

Rich Galen's hearing.

Kathleen Parker | January 13, 2006

Bitter parents who try to block their formerly beloved's access to the couple's child(ren) following divorce might think twice in New Hampshire, where a proposed bill aims to make life difficult for uncooperative custodial parents.

Larry Kudlow | January 13, 2006

The race for House majority leader now has a third horse: Arizona’s John Shadegg.

Brent Bozell | January 13, 2006

Just as the 12 days of Christmas were ending, as millions of Christians celebrated the sacred mysteries of the virgin birth of a messiah, NBC was preparing for a birth of an opposite kind: a new TV series mocking Jesus as just another amusingly clueless televised sidekick.

Jonah Goldberg | January 13, 2006

If one paid only casual attention to the news these days, one would get the sense that Bush has a big stack of phone books in the Oval Office, and he and Dick Cheney spend their days thumbing through them to find "certain Americans" to wiretap.

David Limbaugh | January 13, 2006

Senate Democrats, visibly frustrated over their inability to extract a confession from Judge Samuel Alito that he would definitely vote to overrule Roe vs. Wade, further jeopardizing a woman's "right" to terminate her baby's life, have resorted to abject smear tactics.

Mona Charen | January 13, 2006

Some women protest, "I'm a feminist, just not a radical feminist." Kate O'Beirne is impatient with such qualifications. She is not any kind of feminist, and when you finish her sparkling new book "Women Who Make the World Worse," you won't be one either.

Oliver North | January 13, 2006

Bush administration officials and lawmakers, preoccupied with leak and lobbying investigations, the Alito confirmation hearings, a mining disaster and the war in Iraq seem oblivious to what is happening south of the Rio Grande.

Ben Shapiro | January 13, 2006

Every year since I was old enough to stay up late, I've watched the Academy Awards. This year, however, I have absolutely zero desire to watch the Oscars.

Matt Towery | January 13, 2006

Instead of my usual analysis of the public mood, let me share some likely new information about the investigation of lobbyist-turned-witness Jack Abramoff, and about the growing scandal over the lobbying of Congress and others on behalf of various casino gambling establishments and Indian tribes.

Rich Tucker | January 13, 2006

There was reason to hope, as the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Samuel Alito to sit on the Supreme Court got underway, that the senators might even allow the nominee to speak.

Herman Cain | January 13, 2006

Congressional liberals, similarly devoid of a stated economic agenda, are exhibiting the same behavior as picnic flies.

Megan Basham | January 13, 2006

There’s a reason this perennial Disney formula continues to make money--because, let’s face it, it makes people feel good. And in today’s climate of bait-and-switch movie marketing, sometimes it’s nice to know you’re not going to accidentally pay to see a film that mocks every value you honor.

Megan Basham | January 13, 2006

Georgia Bird has played by the rules all her life, even those rules no one follows anymore. She scrimps, she saves, she eats right, she doesn’t flirt with strange men, and she dreams of the day when her life will be more fulfilling.

Thu, Jan 12, 2006

Donald Lambro | January 12, 2006

John McCaslin | January 12, 2006

One well-known politician in Washington was overheard this week discussing his personal angst regarding a widely heard political commentator in town and his repeated violation of the "off-the-record" rule.

Ann Coulter | January 12, 2006

In the history of the nation, there has never been a political party so ridiculous as today's Democrats. It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc.

Thomas Sowell | January 12, 2006

Recent news that school children in Charlotte, North Carolina, had the highest test scores among children in big cities across the country had a special impact on me.

Larry Elder | January 12, 2006

The thrilling game, won by Texas, 41-38, says a lot about the greatness of America.

Cal Thomas | January 12, 2006

Samuel Alito felt he had to appease the liberal gods during the early stages of his Senate Judiciary Committee hearings by declaring he has "no agenda."

Debra J. Saunders | January 12, 2006

 If by some bizarre twist of fate the Senate fails to confirm Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, I have a suggestion for President Bush's next pick: Ted Kennedy.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 12, 2006

Well, I have just lost an argument with Brent Bozell, head of that indispensable media monitor, the Media Research Center.

Ross Mackenzie | January 12, 2006

On Day Three of the hearings into President Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to take Sandra O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court - the predicted Armageddon has so far failed to live up to its advance billing.

Burt Prelutsky | January 12, 2006

I suspect that every family has its share of skeletons in the closet, black sheep that are only mentioned in passing, in whispers, at Thanksgiving gatherings.

Alan Reynolds | January 12, 2006

It is just too easy to describe somebody else as terribly overpaid, particularly when he or she is the boss.

Robert Novak | January 12, 2006

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting blanks at President Bush's nominee.

Marvin Olasky | January 12, 2006

Sharon, nicknamed "the Bulldozer," was never mellow like a Frank Sinatra song, but he could say with the singer, "I did it my way."

Michael Fumento | January 12, 2006

Unless you’ve been reading the obituaries in recent days you’ve probably never heard of Hugh Thompson Jr.

Ed Feulner | January 12, 2006

Election winners are chosen in November, but voters ought to pay attention all year round.

Wed, Jan 11, 2006

James J. Kilpatrick | January 11, 2006

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | January 11, 2006

The recent revelation by Stephen F. Hayes in The Weekly Standard that Iraq under Saddam Hussein had ties to – and was training thousands of – terrorists in the years prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is actually no revelation at all.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | January 11, 2006

Seaborne piracy has existed since man first went “down to the sea in ships.” And though pirate attacks did not end with the close of the Golden Age of Piracy, incidents of piracy were isolated and primarily confined to the coastal waters of the Far East for most of the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries.

Rich Galen | January 11, 2006

Alito is no Roberts, but he is still wholly qualified.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 11, 2006

It is always dangerous to generalize about ideological trends among the American electorate, since it will always lean right on certain issues (like defense, terrorism and taxes) and hew to the left on others (like healthcare, education, poverty and the environment).

Walter E. Williams | January 11, 2006

Republican and Democratic big government advocates whine about President Bush's proposed tax cuts, particularly cuts in the capital gains tax.

Michelle Malkin | January 11, 2006

Move over, Joan Rivers. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is vying for the title of undisputed queen of the cosmetic makeover.

John Stossel | January 11, 2006

Last week, Florida's supreme court ruled that public money can't be spent on private schools because the state constitution commands the funding of only "uniform . . . high-quality" schools. How absurd. As if government schools are uniformly high quality. Or even mostly decent.

Brent Bozell | January 11, 2006

You can just feel the media's euphoria over lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleading guilty to fleecing clients and throwing goodies at legislators.

Jonah Goldberg | January 11, 2006

The fact that my freshman year was also the year Robert Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court and Glenn Close boiled a bunny in "Fatal Attraction" might give you a sense of the larger cultural climate as well.

Tony Blankley | January 11, 2006

When cautious and circumspect European diplomats use words like "serious," "grave," "disastrous," "red line for international community," "urge Iran to immediately and unconditionally reverse its decision," the rest of us should take these phrases as unambiguous evidence that an international crisis of the first water is fast building.

Terry Jeffrey | January 11, 2006

The question is: How many times must a majority of the court repeat the falsehood before it becomes binding on all future justices?

Linda Chavez | January 11, 2006

In their opening statements and first day of questioning, Senators Patrick Leahy, Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, and Dick Durbin have tried to portray Alito as a tool of the powerful.

Jacob Sullum | January 11, 2006

Once you realize "activist" has become a bipartisan epithet for judges who reach conclusions different from one's own, the label makes sense, although it's not very informative.

Todd Manzi | January 11, 2006

Consider three target audiences: passionate liberals, passionate conservatives and normal people who vote. Those of us who fall in one of the first two groups, battle for market share of the third group.

Kathleen Parker | January 11, 2006

Navy Lt. Bryan D. Black, a U.S. Naval Academy faculty member, thought he was just shooting the breeze when he told a midshipman that getting on a battleship turned him on.

Megan Basham | January 11, 2006

“Based on a true story.” Once upon a time, audiences might have taken these words to mean that every word and action they were about to witness would be portrayed exactly as they happened in real life. Today, on the other hand, most moviegoers are savvy enough to know that Hollywood takes liberties with even the best-documented real-life events.

Tue, Jan 10, 2006

Donald Lambro | January 10, 2006

Cal Thomas | January 10, 2006

The French have had two months to sort out the lessons of last fall's riots in predominately Muslim neighborhoods.

Maggie Gallagher | January 10, 2006

By the time Alito got to Princeton in the late '60s, he saw another view of America. "I saw some very smart people and very privileged people behaving irresponsibly, and I couldn't help making a contrast between some of the worst of what I saw on the campus and the good sense and the decency of the people back in my own community."

William F. Buckley | January 10, 2006

So Senator Kennedy wants to know why it is that, "undeterred by the public outcry, the president vows to continue spying on American citizens." That mauling of Bush was done in passing, on the first day of deliberations over the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

Rich Lowry | January 10, 2006

Republicans must take the scandal seriously and work to clean up in its wake.

John McCaslin | January 10, 2006

Democrats no doubt agreed with the initial words of President Bush as they appeared in this transcript issued by the White House at 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Thomas Sowell | January 10, 2006

People on the political left make a lot of noise about poverty and advocate all sorts of programs and policies to reduce it but they show incredibly little interest in how poverty has actually been reduced, whether in China or anywhere else.

David Limbaugh | January 10, 2006

But for the seriousness of the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, it would be comical to observe the cries of extremism against Alito from those who argue that he would support President Bush in establishing a near monarchy.

Dennis Prager | January 10, 2006

Nearly every review of the Steven Spielberg film "Munich," especially those that are sympathetic to the film's "stop the cycle of violence" message, describes the movie as a story about Israeli "revenge" for the Palestinian murder of the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Bill Murchison | January 10, 2006

Get this: There's a new principle in American education -- namely, that public schools are to be "uniformly" bad. Such is the rock-bottom meaning of that 5-2 Florida Supreme Court decision last week scuttling a public school voucher program.

Burt Prelutsky | January 10, 2006

President Bush has my total sympathy. Aside from having to spend all his vacations in Crawford, the thing I would hate the most about his job would be having to deal with France.

George Will | January 10, 2006

People serious about reducing the role of money in politics should be serious about reducing the role of politics in distributing money.

Bruce Bartlett | January 10, 2006

One of the unstated causes of the unfolding lobbying scandal swirling around Jack Abramoff is the extensive changes to the nature of both the membership and staffing of Congress over the last 30 years and a breakdown of longstanding legislative procedures.

Michael Medved | January 10, 2006

In fictionalizing the Israeli response to the murder of 11 members of its Olympic team in 1972, Munich deliberately blurs distinctions between those who commit terrorism and those who combat it.

Mon, Jan 09, 2006

Rebecca Hagelin | January 09, 2006

The ways in which governments destroy economic freedom are endless.

Rich Galen | January 09, 2006

From the Sydney Australia Morning News: "DeLay Resigns as Republican Support Melts Away"

Chuck Colson | January 09, 2006

As the new year dawns, contending forces are moving into battle positions for the biggest political fight in years.

Jack Kemp | January 09, 2006

Conservatism needs to restore the raw intellectual spirits that made the movement great - independent thinking and the fierce defense of those ideas, no matter whom they offend or who is in office.

Michael Barone | January 09, 2006

This year, our two neighbors and fellow members of the North American Free Trade Area will have general elections -- Canada on Jan. 23 and Mexico on July 2 -- and from north and south of the border we'll hear some disconcerting rhetoric.

Star Parker | January 09, 2006

There is so much about the breaking Jack Abramoff scandal that should sicken every American it's hard to know where to start.

Mike Adams | January 09, 2006

Dear Spring 2006 students: The mainstream media isn’t on to it yet, but there is a new psychological malady sweeping the nation - especially prevalent in our institutions of higher learning. I call it Attention Surplus Syndrome.

Suzanne Fields | January 09, 2006

Forget for a moment the substance of the arguments in defense of Darwin, Intelligent Design and the Bible. These arguments will take care of themselves in real time, by the clock and according to the calendar. No one proves -- or disproves -- any of the theories about the origin of our planet.

Jennifer Roback Morse | January 09, 2006

Mark Steyn’s analysis of “The Real Reason the West is in Danger of Extinction” is completely correct in his important recent article, “It’s the Demography, Stupid.”

Robert Novak | January 09, 2006

It is said only in hushed tones and not by anybody of prominence, but a few brave souls in the Bush administration admit it. President Bush's Medicare drug benefit that went into effect Jan. 1 looks like a political blunder of far-reaching consequences.

John Leo | January 09, 2006

Did New Orleans blacks die at a higher rate than whites in the wake of Hurricane Katrina? On the evidence so far, the answer is no.

Paul Greenberg | January 09, 2006

Dana Priest of The Washington Post sounds shocked - shocked! - to discover that George W. Bush ordered a complete remobilization and reinvigoration of the CIA immediately after September 11th:

Sun, Jan 08, 2006

James J. Kilpatrick | January 08, 2006

Caroline Glick | January 08, 2006

A nation's sudden and dramatic separation from its leader is never a good thing. It is all the more debilitating when the leader in question is as popular and powerful as Sharon.

Paul Jacob | January 08, 2006

Anti-smoking activists may oppose smoking on health grounds, but their attempts to stamp out smoking are making our political society sicker. Smother freedom and democracy coughs up a lung.

George Will | January 08, 2006

Government could spare itself the stress of moralizing about so many things if it decided that the choices people make with their money is their, not its, business.