Sat, Feb 04, 2006

Doug Giles | February 04, 2006

This past week I interviewed Kelly Perdew, winner of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice 2 and author of the new book, Take Command.

Burt Prelutsky | February 04, 2006

In the days and weeks following 9/11, friends and neighbors saw the American flag flying by my front door and assumed it was in remembrance of the people murdered by Islamic terrorists.

Robert Novak | February 04, 2006

The nation's governors are grumbling over inability to schedule a meeting with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld when they come to Washington Feb. 25-28 for the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association.

Fri, Feb 03, 2006

Kathleen Parker | February 03, 2006

Hillary blew it. That was the instant reaction in the room where I watched Tuesday night's State of the Union address. It was such a simple thing, but the senator from New York missed her cue.

David Limbaugh | February 03, 2006

When conservatives criticize liberals for being soft on national security, the latter recoil in indignation and deny being unpatriotic -- though they weren't accused of it.

Larry Kudlow | February 03, 2006

Economic pessimists have had a field day ever since GDP was reported a week ago at only 1.1 percent for the fourth quarter. But the latest jobs report released on Friday blew them out of the water.

William F. Buckley | February 03, 2006

We see a big storm brewing, brought on by the Danish newspaper's publication of caricatures of Muhammad. Muslim activists every day sharpen their protests.

Rich Galen | February 03, 2006

Rich Tucker | February 03, 2006

Preventing global warming may (or may not) be important. We actually won’t know for decades. But finding out what causes autism (so we can cure it) is urgent. Let’s keep our priorities in line.

Jonah Goldberg | February 03, 2006

I'm in no position to judge the merits of Kanye West's music. I stopped listening to rap when you could still find Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five on the radio. These days I think it's mostly just noise.

Rich Lowry | February 03, 2006

One can imagine what the conversation must have been like around the CEO of Exxon-Mobil’s breakfast table the morning after President Bush’s State of the Union address. “So honey,” his wife might have asked, “what’s it feel like to be a tobacco executive?”

Brent Bozell | February 03, 2006

The new year's TV sensation is unmissably Fox's "American Idol." How big? Bill Carter of the The New York Times reported the show's executives have been "startled into silence" at the 2006 numbers. It's a juggernaut, widely viewed by all age groups.

Mona Charen | February 03, 2006

Is it naive to promote democracy in the Third World? Certainly it can be -- if you treat elections as ends in themselves or imagine that the process of democratization is either easy or inevitable.

Oliver North | February 03, 2006

Earlier this week when ABC's Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt were badly wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) near Taji, Iraq, the incident was instantly reported on every network and news wire.

Charles Krauthammer | February 03, 2006

Amid much gnashing of teeth, the Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections is being called a disaster. On the contrary. It is deeply clarifying and ultimately cleansing. If the world responds correctly, it will mark a turning point for the better.

Thu, Feb 02, 2006

Cal Thomas | February 02, 2006

Cynics, who don't believe President Bush when he says his own name, will find his sixth State of the Union address full of lies and distortions. I liked most of it, especially the first 20 minutes that he spent on terrorism and domestic security.

Burt Prelutsky | February 02, 2006

As I sat in my car, stuck in the traffic jam from Hell, I couldn’t help noticing that the traffic coming from the opposite direction was equally bad. And that’s when I had my latest brainstorm.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 02, 2006

Throughout Hillary Clinton’s political career, she has done much better when she has shut up.

Horace Cooper | February 02, 2006

The 58-42 vote for Judge Samuel Alito to be the 110 th Supreme Court Justice could very well culminate in a detrimental change in the role and operation of the Supreme Court.

Larry J. Sabato | February 02, 2006

The Democrats may or may not score real breakthroughs in the houses of Congress in 2006, but it's undeniable that they have opportunities galore in the Governorships this year.

Larry Elder | February 02, 2006

My fellow Americans, I am evil.

Tony Blankley | February 02, 2006

During an election campaign, political operatives are fond of seeking to induce in their opponent a negative "defining moment." That is to say a highly publicized moment when their opponent portrays everything that is wrong with him. In 2004, John Kerry provided that moment when he said he voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it.

Suzanne Fields | February 02, 2006

Foreign affairs get the big headlines, but a celebrity divorce on the inside pages offers more titillation. Ronald O. Perelman, No. 34 on Forbes magazine's list of the richest Americans, served divorce papers the other day on his wife, movie star Ellen Barkin (she of "The Big Easy"). It's all over after five years of marriage, but she earned $20 million for her trouble.

Debra J. Saunders | February 02, 2006

Losing your son in a war doesn't give you license to violate House decorum, as she did by wearing a t-shirt (reading: "2,245 Dead. How many more?") before President Bush's State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

Matt Towery | February 02, 2006

At least for style, President Bush put in a fairly strong performance in delivering his State of the Union address. He appeared measured and confident, but not as cocksure as in some previous speeches to Congress.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 02, 2006

In the months after our invasion of Iraq -- our liberation of Iraq -- there was a neat little peace movement. It was composed of the likes of linguist Noam Chomsky, Ramsey Clark and various lesser patheticoes who all looked like they belonged on the streets of Berkeley, Calif., some with begging pots in their hands.

Joel Mowbray | February 02, 2006

Though many Islamic groups across the United States have been closed since 9/11 for ties to terrorism, some Muslim organizations being accused of having similar such connections have turned for help to a branch of the government, specifically the courts. 

Alan Reynolds | February 02, 2006

Keeping America competitive requires affordable government. The federal government is by far the biggest expense for successful American businesses and industrious American workers, because the industrious and successful pay nearly all federal income taxes.

Michael Fumento | February 02, 2006

Time was when the mention of Louisiana’s culinary delights brought to mind such fare as the “jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet [a] gumbo” that Hank Williams sang of. But if you believe the media and environmentalists, after Hurricane Katrina hit in August it seemed the only item on the menu was “toxic soup.”

Robert Novak | February 02, 2006

While jumping up on cue to cheer during the speech and delivering rave reviews afterward in the Capitol's Statuary Hall, conservative members of Congress were deeply disappointed by George W. Bush Tuesday night. It was not merely that the president abandoned past domestic goals. He appeared to be moving toward bigger government.

George Will | February 02, 2006

When President Bush addressed the nation Tuesday night, he had two related problems -- one political, the other conceptual.

Marvin Olasky | February 02, 2006

Congratulations, Sam Alito! And congratulations, U.S.A.: It now looks like we have four out of nine justices who will not legislate from the bench. But we still have a structural problem in our federal judiciary, one that is hard to solve.

Wed, Feb 01, 2006

Ann Coulter | February 01, 2006

There now ... nominating a conservative to the Supreme Court wasn't that scary, was it? Hey, who wants to go again?

Linda Chavez | February 01, 2006

President Bush may be a lame duck, but he certainly didn't sound like one in his State of the Union speech this week.

Rich Galen | February 01, 2006

Ben Shapiro | February 01, 2006

This election gives the lie to two fallacious yet extremely influential ideas upon which American foreign policy has been based.

Clinton W. Taylor | February 01, 2006

George Bush doesn’t care about black people? On the contrary. The president took quite a gamble on behalf of the Liberians. Today a democracy stands where chaos stood before, because Bush acted according to one of his most radical and most noble principles: that men everywhere, regardless of race or religion, want to be free and to govern themselves.

Michelle Malkin | February 01, 2006

Something very important is happening in Denmark -- a showdown over freedom, tolerance, and their wolfish menaces in religious clothing. So, please, turn off "American Idol," put down the Game Boy for a moment, and pay attention. This does affect you.

John Stossel | February 01, 2006

With public schools spending more than $100,000 per student on K-12 education, you'd think they could teach students how to read and write.

Walter E. Williams | February 01, 2006

While boards of directors have a duty to maximize shareholder value, BB&T has shown that maximizing shareholder value is not solely a monetary phenomenon but has a moral component as well.

Brent Bozell | February 01, 2006

If you thought Teddy Kennedy's pratfall over Samuel Alito's membership in a conservative Princeton alumni group was embarrassing (quoting magazine satire articles as if they were real), you should see what ABC's "Nightline" tried to pull last week.

Jonah Goldberg | February 01, 2006

Three of Maryam Farahat's children died in the process of murdering Israelis. In a recently released video she exhorted her youngest living son, Mohammed, 17, not to come back alive from a mission against the Jews.

Terry Jeffrey | February 01, 2006

The eventual election of a terrorist group to run the Palestinian legislature presumably was not what Woodrow Wilson had in mind when he brought the United States into World War I, telling Congress it was an opportunity to establish "a universal dominion of right" based on democracy and self-determination for all peoples.

Jennifer Biddison | February 01, 2006

Imagine you and I dropped everything and went on a trip right now – a tour of economic freedom throughout the world.  Where do you think we’d begin?  The United States?  Europe?  No, we’d leave the Western world behind and start our journey in East Asia.

Kathleen Parker | February 01, 2006

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of political cartoonists.

Paul Greenberg | February 01, 2006

Hamas was going to subvert Israel, but now may find itself subverted - by success.

Tue, Jan 31, 2006

William F. Buckley | January 31, 2006

What could account for the reduction in real average income by the lowest quintile of Americans?

Maggie Gallagher | January 31, 2006

Scroll through the newspaper. Oh, another dead child in New York City, killed by her mother's boyfriend. A middle-aged mother, hearing her husband is about to divorce her, fails at suicide but succeeds in suffocating her three young children.

Bill Murchison | January 31, 2006

Here's a neat bit of news, courtesy of the scholarly community: Your political opinions reflect your inner anxieties and biases. Including -- pssst -- your Racial Views.

Thomas Sowell | January 31, 2006

A promising new black political figure is emerging in Ohio -- Ken Blackwell, a solid, pro-life conservative who has fought for lower taxes. He is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Ohio and polls indicate that he has substantial support.

Mike Adams | January 31, 2006

This woman named Lavender keeps writing me 1000-word hate males to remind me that she can’t take anything I say seriously.

David Limbaugh | January 31, 2006

Kate O’Beirne’s "Women Who Make the World Worse" is one of the boldest books challenging the orthodoxy of political correctness to be released in years. Above all, it documents the real damage inflicted on our culture by radical feminism and the women who lead that destructive movement.

Dennis Prager | January 31, 2006

It is a sad day for humanity when a people choose to elect terrorists as their leaders.

Debra J. Saunders | January 31, 2006

By the year 2020, every American will be a victim. Give it another 15 years, and there will be a study that puts every man, woman and child into one aggrieved group or another.

George Will | January 31, 2006

The success of the terrorist organization Hamas in the Palestinian elections is but the latest proof of what happens when the forms of democracy are severed from what the president, with a cosmopolitan shrug, dismissively called ``our own Western standards of progress.'' Now comes wishful thinking, and then cynicism.

Frank Gaffney | January 31, 2006

The most consequential part of President Bush’s State of the Union address tonight, at least in the near-term, will be the section he devotes to the need to ensure that the Nation’s law enforcement and intelligence communities have the tools they need to protect us.

Megan Basham | January 31, 2006

Everything you see in the advertisement is exactly what you get in the film. And while it isn’t terrible beyond its clichés and predictability, it is a disappointing waste of talent and setting. But even more than its actors, Annapolis squanders its subject.

Mon, Jan 30, 2006

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | January 30, 2006

A conversation with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, commander of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq

Cal Thomas | January 30, 2006

The biggest surprise about the big win by the terrorist organization Hamas in last week's Palestinian legislative elections is that so many people were surprised.

Chuck Colson | January 30, 2006

For years people have been saying that church-going families are not different from anyone else. As it turns out, those people have been and still are wrong.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 30, 2006

Over 60 conservative House members are gathered on a two-day retreat today and tomorrow, on the eve of three seminal events which are happening this week—any one of which could bring about the much-needed halt to liberalism, secularism and plain ole irresponsibility by the largest government institutions that run our lives.

William Rusher | January 30, 2006

Rich Galen | January 30, 2006

Phyllis Schlafly | January 30, 2006

It's bad enough that President Bush is pursuing a vastly unpopular guest worker-amnesty plan, but the administration's bullying to prevent debate and a vote by the full Republican National Committee was intolerable.

Jack Kemp | January 30, 2006

Since the surprising victory by Hamas in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, there has been a significant measure of schadenfreude on the part of the media and Bush administration critics. 

Larry Kudlow | January 30, 2006

President Bush has famously changed the composition of the Supreme Court with the appointments of judges John Roberts and Samuel Alito, two big conservative victories.

Michael Barone | January 30, 2006

Do you ever get the feeling, while listening to the political debate, that we're stuck in the '70s? The 1970s, that is, that slum of a decade which gave us the worst popular music, the ugliest hairstyles and clothes, and the most disastrous public policies of the 20th century.

Star Parker | January 30, 2006

A breezy new little book called "Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America's Families, Finances and Freedom," by Joel Miller provides a great snapshot of what Americans should have in mind in the midst of the current wave of scandals in Washington and calls for lobbying reform.

Mike Adams | January 30, 2006

One hate male writer said she couldn’t take me seriously because I am a hunter. That brings me to my next point about feminists.

Suzanne Fields | January 30, 2006

With a rewrite of "1984," George Orwell might transform his Ministry of Truth, which controlled the news about everything, into the Ministry of Truthiness. Truthiness is far more powerful than mere truth. Orwell's Ministry of Truth grew out of his disenchantment with communism, his "God that failed." But truth was mere conspiracy; truthiness is consensus.

Diana West | January 30, 2006

Abu Hamza al-Masri, hook-handed imam of the notorious Finsbury Park Mosque -- spiritual home to "shoe bomber" Richard Reid and "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui -- is on trial this month at the Old Bailey.

Burt Prelutsky | January 30, 2006

Unlike most public brouhahas, the one that took place over Tookie Williams at least provided a little light to go with all the heat. Until then, I must confess I had no idea that any schnook could nominate any other schnook for a Nobel Prize.

Jennifer Roback Morse | January 30, 2006

Politicians have short attention spans. A long-term plan is the length of an election cycle. We are so dominated by politics that we forget that other institutions have longer planning horizons. The Catholic Church, for instance, famously thinks in terms of centuries. I got a demonstration of this last weekend in Rome, of all places.

Robert Novak | January 30, 2006

Sens. John McCain and Tom Coburn may force their colleagues to make an up-or-down public decision on proposals such as tucking $2 million for a public park in San Francisco into the nation's massive military spending bill.

John Leo | January 30, 2006

Liberals wage many battles, but have you heard which one is the major struggle now?

Ed Feulner | January 30, 2006

In short, we became complacent. But with simple changes in a few areas, the U.S. can start climbing the ladder of economic freedom again.

Sun, Jan 29, 2006

James J. Kilpatrick | January 29, 2006

Debra J. Saunders | January 29, 2006

If the scandal involving super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- who pleaded guilty to scamming clients, conspiring to bribe a member of Congress and tax evasion -- doesn't hurt Republicans during the 2006 elections, it will be because voters have figured out that Democratic leaders don't really care about ethics.

Paul Jacob | January 29, 2006

Congress is a mess. But this is nothing new. Today, to be cynical about government just means you have your eyes open.

George Will | January 29, 2006

New York's political weight once was such that, in an 80-year span, from  1868 through 1948, New Yorkers appeared on more than half of the two major parties' presidential tickets, and five became president.