Sat, Feb 11, 2006

Doug Giles | February 11, 2006

Let me see if I get this right: in smarmy, liberal America-ville, it’s cool to celebrate a painting of the virgin Mary covered in dung, a picture of Jesus marinating in urine, a play in which Jesus is depicted as gay and TV shows and movies that mock Christ and Christianity; but it is uncool to run a Danish cartoon slamming Islam’s irrational rage, because that would be a “gratuitous assault” on the Muslim religion? 

Caroline Glick | February 11, 2006

After reading the reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency's decision last Saturday to refer Iran's nuclear program to the UN Security Council it is hard to know whether to laugh or cry.

Terry Jeffrey | February 11, 2006

Opponents of the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency program that targets al-Qaida-linked communications in and out of the United States should consider the Portland Seven terrorists, one of whom blamed their failure on President Bush.

Rich Tucker | February 11, 2006

Freedom of religion and freedom of expression depend on each other for survival.

Robert Novak | February 11, 2006

In recent national television appearances, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist backed away from unequivocal support of President Bush in what Republican insiders viewed as preparation for a 2008 presidential run.

Burt Prelutsky | February 11, 2006

People often ask me just exactly when I stopped being a liberal and, depending on their own political persuasion, saw the light or sold my soul to the devil. My fellow conservatives assume I had something akin to an epiphany. Liberals simply wonder if I suffered a head injury in a traffic accident.

Fri, Feb 10, 2006

Kathleen Parker | February 10, 2006

While half the Muslim world was rioting in reaction to a few unremarkable cartoons - thanks to the fancy footwork of the anti-West Muslim Brotherhood - nuclear-minded Iran was making new kissy sounds with head cheerleader Fidel Castro.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | February 10, 2006

Author Frank Gaffney and his colleagues present 10 steps for successfully waging and winning the war against terrorism.

Brent Bozell | February 10, 2006

It's been two years since Janet Jackson's so-called "Wardrobe Malfunction" at the Super Bowl shamed the NFL and network TV (for a moment or two) into thinking through how they would deal with a large segment of America objecting to immorality coming into their homes from the tube.

Jonah Goldberg | February 10, 2006

And for another week, the Democrats managed to hold themselves hostage to, well, themselves.

David Limbaugh | February 10, 2006

Is nothing sacred to the left anymore other than a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy? Does the left's "morally superior" ideology entitle them to abandon their manners at will? Are there any adults left among them who are willing to police their misbehavior?

Mona Charen | February 10, 2006

As Danish embassies and European Union offices smolder in Beirut, Damascus, Gaza and Tehran -- the result of a junior varsity jihad -- the time could not be more apt for Bruce Bawer's "While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within," due out at the end of this month.

Oliver North | February 10, 2006

Now, in the fifth year of a war America did not start or want, the Congress seems intent on reigning in the president's ability to fight the Global War on Terror.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 10, 2006

Contemplate this: A Danish newspaper in September publishes some cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Four months later Muslims, mostly Arab, get wind of this event and riot, burning Danish flags and attacking embassies, mostly Danish, but thus far also an Austrian Embassy.

Charles Krauthammer | February 10, 2006

As much of the Islamic world erupts in a studied frenzy over the Danish Muhammad cartoons, there are voices of reason being heard on both sides.

Paul Greenberg | February 10, 2006

Burke saw that we don't reason our way to our best and deepest beliefs any more than we talk ourselves into love or patriotism. We don't love a country or a painting on the basis of some theory. We just do. Call it a prejudice.

Thu, Feb 09, 2006

Larry J. Sabato | February 09, 2006

This year, congressional Democrats, ever-so-desperate to pick up the 15 seats they need to reclaim the lower chamber this year, are crossing their fingers for some of the against-the-odds Steelers magic they'll need to last them through November 7th in order to reshuffle the congressional deck.

Ross Mackenzie | February 09, 2006

War imposes its tests on those who fight it. Battlefield tests are obvious and widely known, and can be deadly. Tests elsewhere, notably in the realm of law, are less obvious yet potentially as threatening to the survival of liberty and free institutions.

Matt Towery | February 09, 2006

In some form or fashion, I have known the players in what I am about to describe as a series of regrettable moments at the funeral of Coretta Scott King.

Larry Elder | February 09, 2006

National Public Radio's Terry Gross recently interviewed economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the head of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005.

Cal Thomas | February 09, 2006

Should the United States be attacked again, the next congressional hearings (assuming Congress survives the attack) will focus on why more wasn't done to protect us. More is now being done and public opinion seems to be fine with it for now, complaints from liberal Democrats (and a few liberal Republicans) notwithstanding.

Suzanne Fields | February 09, 2006

There was considerable gnashing of teeth among some conservatives the other day on the occasion of the death of Betty Friedan. When certain of her critics paused to consider her legacy, they focused only on what they didn't like about the revolution she midwifed.

George Will | February 09, 2006

Its prosperity is withering as America's automobile industry withers. So Gov. Jennifer Granholm has a problem: She is seeking re-election in this cold economic climate. Her likely Republican opponent, Dick DeVos, has a problem: People are appalled by the state's condition, but they like Granholm. As does DeVos: ``She's a really nice person.''

Michael Fumento | February 09, 2006

Last month I wrote of how I lost my column with Scripps Howard as part of a plan that began with an Enemies List given to sympathetic reporters. The list was intended to systematically eliminate conservative writers and even institutions, since they couldn’t be beaten with facts.

Marvin Olasky | February 09, 2006

Sometimes philosophical debates are just word-flinging. At other times, though, material change allows innovators to put new ideas into practice quickly. This is such a time for journalism.

Robert Novak | February 09, 2006

Currently circulating in the Senate cloakrooms is word that Sen. Pat Roberts, Republican chairman of the Intelligence Committee, brought up with Dick Cheney the administration's need to disclose to Congress sensitive security information.

Burt Prelutsky | February 09, 2006

Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Catchy, but wrong. We also have all that scary stuff to worry about.

Mike Adams | February 09, 2006

I got a letter yesterday from a feminist saying that my publication of a six-part series on feminists proves conclusively that I do, in fact, take them seriously. That leads me to another point about feminists.

Wed, Feb 08, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | February 08, 2006

Two famous women died last week. And surely Betty Friedan would have noticed the irony that the one whose funeral made the national news was the woman who became famous through her husband.

Ann Coulter | February 08, 2006

As my regular readers know, I've long been skeptical of the "Religion of Peace" moniker for Muslims -- for at least 3,000 reasons right off the top of my head. I think the evidence is going my way this week.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 08, 2006

Don’t wait for legislation or ethics rulings, just follow his example and voluntarily announce that you and your staff will not accept gifts, meals or travel from lobbyists or groups with interests before Congress.

Chuck Colson | February 08, 2006

Church/state issues have become a morass of confusing legal decisions and short tempers. Now a new book suggests that there is a way out.

Thomas Sowell | February 08, 2006

There is a fundamental difference between seeking the truth and scoring points. In politics, the truth is strictly optional and that also seems to be true in parts of the media.

Michelle Malkin | February 08, 2006

$1,401,104,263. That's how much of our hard-earned money has gone to subsidize the spring break-style trips and conferences of the federal government over the last five years.

John Stossel | February 08, 2006

When Mark and Jenny Sanford moved from Charleston to Columbia, S.C., they had a big concern: Where would their kids go to school?

Walter E. Williams | February 08, 2006

Do people have a right to medical treatment whether or not they can pay? What about a right to food or decent housing?

Brent Bozell | February 08, 2006

The debate over the propriety of intelligence-gathering by the Bush administration is complicated, and the programs themselves can lose their secrecy (and effectiveness) the more they are debated. The media aren't monitoring the debate.

Jonah Goldberg | February 08, 2006

Overreactions are usually about something bigger. The whole point of the "last straw" metaphor is that small things can set off disproportionate reactions.

Tony Blankley | February 08, 2006

Like the Czechoslovakian green grocer, the mighty American media doesn't want to think itself spineless. So they close their eyes, rationalize their fear and call it the responsible thing to do.

Debra J. Saunders | February 08, 2006

Yolo County wants the land. In 2004, county supervisors voted to seize the ranch by eminent domain. "We want to keep it from being developed," explained Supervisor Mike McGowan.

Linda Chavez | February 08, 2006

When all is said and done in the debate over the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance program, these are the choices, which became clear if you were listening carefully to the hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

Kathleen Parker | February 08, 2006

What if the world went up in a mushroom cloud over a cartoon - or because of a photograph of some reveler dressed up like a pig?

Burt Prelutsky | February 08, 2006

Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. Had I only known way back then what I know now, I’d have become a dictator.

Megan Basham | February 08, 2006

Something New, the feature debut from director Sanaa Hamri, lives up to its name. It manages to generate real romantic humor in the midst of social conflict without sacrificing one in service to the other.

Tue, Feb 07, 2006

Rich Lowry | February 07, 2006

As his legal bills mount, Libby must be stunned to watch the lionization of the leakers who exposed the secret National Security Agency eavesdropping program and secret U.S. prisons in Europe.

William F. Buckley | February 07, 2006

We are told that 960 books have been written about Ronald Reagan, which registers that he continues to be an object of consuming historical curiosity, 95 years after he was born.

John McCaslin | February 07, 2006

Who would have thought that nearly 20 years after President Reagan bid farewell to a long and dangerous Cold War that the very existence of the United States would be threatened?

Thomas Sowell | February 07, 2006

Looking back at the history of tragic times often reveals that many -- or most -- of the people of those times were often preoccupied with things that look trivial, or even pathetic, in view of the catastrophe looming over them.

Mike Adams | February 07, 2006

I’ve really gotten myself into trouble with some feminists at Grinnell College.

David Limbaugh | February 07, 2006

I hereby expressly consent to the NSA eavesdropping on any telephonic, Internet or other electronic forms of communications I may have -- whether I initiate or am on the receiving end of the communication -- with any person or persons the government has reasonable basis to conclude is a member of al Qaeda, affiliated with al Qaeda or a member of an organization affiliated with al Qaeda.

Cal Thomas | February 07, 2006

At the National Black Fine Art Show, a painting by Harlem artist "Tafa" depicts an upside down "Christ-like" figure with a face that resembles Osama bin Laden. No Christians have threatened the artist, or bombed the building where it is displayed, or attacked the city government.

Dennis Prager | February 07, 2006

Some on the Left here and in Europe are beginning to reassess whether America and Israel or their Islamic enemies are at fault.

Debra J. Saunders | February 07, 2006

If anyone can show me that the National Security Agency, under order from President Bush or top aides, eavesdropped on Hillary Clinton or Ted Kennedy or some prominent partisan critic, I'll change my tune and see what this administration is doing as a threat to civil liberties.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 07, 2006

Iran today stands at a crossroads. In one direction lies peace. In the other, isolation, economic harm, international denunciation, military pressure … maybe even war. Which road will Iran’s leaders choose?

Ross Mackenzie | February 07, 2006

While Rome burned, Nero legendarily fiddled. And while much of the Middle East smoked with Islamic rage over ... cartoons . U.S. senators castigated the Bush administration for an espionage program meant to protect Americans against terrorism, chiefly of the Islamic variety.

Bruce Bartlett | February 07, 2006

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond probably spoke for most blacks and liberals last week when he said the Republican Party is equivalent to the Nazi Party.

Larry Kudlow | February 07, 2006

Economic pessimists have had a field day ever since GDP was reported a little over 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.

Paul Greenberg | February 07, 2006

It was ages ago - namely, September of 2001 - when the president of the United States went before Congress and a nation still in shock to ask for the full panoply of wartime powers. Remember?

Mon, Feb 06, 2006

Phyllis Schlafly | February 06, 2006

William J. Hetherington has been incarcerated in Michigan prisons for more than 20 years for having sex with his wife Linda. In 1986, he became the first man in Genesee County convicted of the new Michigan crime called spousal rape.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | February 06, 2006

In Part II, Bolger discusses the so-called “Arab mind,” Iraqi perceptions of soldierly virtues, U.S. troop morale, what Americans back home might be surprised to know, and why the U.S. and its allies will ultimately defeat the insurgency in Iraq.

Jack Kemp | February 06, 2006

In this Black History Month of February and just days after the passing of a great American woman, Coretta Scott King, I think it important to remember her husband's words about "greatness." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Not everyone can be famous, but everyone can be great who serves others."

Michael Barone | February 06, 2006

It was a big week for Republican leaders. On Jan. 31, Ben Bernanke was sworn in as Federal Reserve chairman and Samuel Alito was sworn in as the 110th Supreme Court justice. On Feb. 2, House Republicans elected John Boehner of Ohio as their new majority leader. And on the day Bernanke and Alito were sworn in, George W. Bush delivered his fifth State of the Union Address to Congress.

Star Parker | February 06, 2006

The Wall Street Journal said that the vote by House Republicans for a new leader to replace Tom DeLay would be a "referendum" on the future.

Mike Adams | February 06, 2006

Chancellor Marie Antoinette Delpablo (MAD) decided to call a meeting of her 37 top advisors (16 special assistants and 21 Vice Chancellors) in order to address numerous public relations crises at her (unnamed) university.

Suzanne Fields | February 06, 2006

Like Hitler and those who followed him, Hamas thrives on humiliation and blames others for its failures. Hamas understands that Muslims in the rest of the world have done almost nothing to alleviate their situation, but they blame the Jews, anyway. They keep it simple.

Diana West | February 06, 2006

From the White House to the European Union, the Hamas victory, with its disastrous implications for peace and democracy, is more than any one powerful person seems able to accept. So they don't. They are, as the therapeutic community might say, in denial.

John Leo | February 06, 2006

The cartoon controversy is an ugly one-Muslim boycotts of Danish goods, death threats against publications that ran the cartoon and against a number of Christians and westerners in Arab countries.

Jennifer Roback Morse | February 06, 2006

Yes, you heard it here, on a conservative, semi-libertarian website: obedience can be a virtue. Obedi-phobia is a cultural and personal disaster.

Armstrong Williams | February 06, 2006

Do you want to prevent terrorists from launching another attack on U.S. soil? Then you had better get used to the idea of the government spying on people who have contact with al-Qaeda.

Joel Mowbray | February 06, 2006

Mr. Najib is not the only moderate Muslim fighting Islamic fundamentalists, but the ones he is up against at his suburban Chicago mosque are considered to be among the most radical in the nation.

Robert Novak | February 06, 2006

When Roy Blunt entered the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building at noon last Thursday, he was sure he had enough votes from fellow Republican House members to be elected majority leader. He probably would have won had it not been for what was said by two dissimilar congressmen: Bill Thomas of California and Mark Souder of Indiana.

Burt Prelutsky | February 06, 2006

In all the self-righteous crusading on behalf of student diversity, what I don't hear anyone clamoring for is diversity among the instructors.

Sun, Feb 05, 2006

James J. Kilpatrick | February 05, 2006

Paul Jacob | February 05, 2006

Halftime has morphed into a monster that overshadows the game — gridirony for Super Bowl. No, wait: this is in earnest!