Sat, Feb 18, 2006

Paul Weyrich | February 18, 2006

Doug Giles | February 18, 2006

Is the Cheney story the story we should be obsessing on right now?

Caroline Glick | February 18, 2006

Since Israel withdrew its citizens and military forces from the Gaza Strip last summer, a great deal has been written about the consequences of the destruction of the Jewish communities there for the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.

Debra J. Saunders | February 18, 2006

Suffice it to say, there are days -- as in the Monday after Vice President Dick Cheney shot a buddy in a quail-hunting accident -- when I'd rather be working for a conservative rag, like The Weekly Standard.

Rich Tucker | February 18, 2006

Is the United States good? Or bad? For the average American reading the paper or watching the news, the answer is obvious -- and wrong.

Burt Prelutsky | February 18, 2006

My wife would like to see us kick the United Nations out of the United States. I, for one, think it’s a swell idea.

Larry Kudlow | February 18, 2006

After two days of congressional hearings, new Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a "not-too-hot" and "not-too-cold" testimony that reassured financial markets -- driving up share prices by roughly 1 percent across-the-board, while gold, bonds and the dollar held flat.

Robert Novak | February 18, 2006

Administration sources say UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan misspoke in suggesting to reporters that he asked President Bush, when they met at the White House last Monday, to send U.S. troops to Darfur in the Sudan.

Fri, Feb 17, 2006

Brent Bozell | February 17, 2006

The "cable choice" initiative continues to gather momentum. Increasing numbers of public policy organizations, political leaders, and even telecommunications companies are endorsing the very simple concept that consumers should take and pay for only that which they want on cable television, rather than having to continue subsidizing programming they find offensive or just plain lousy.

Rich Galen | February 17, 2006

Jonah Goldberg | February 17, 2006

The wonderful thing about writing op-ed pieces is that I get ample feedback, often from people unencumbered by the niceties of interpersonal diplomacy.

David Limbaugh | February 17, 2006

If I were to utter the statement, "Vice President Dick Cheney is an extraordinarily decent man who doesn't deserve the unwarranted presumption of guilt affixed upon him by the Old Media," the statement would be met with profoundly polarized reactions.

Mona Charen | February 17, 2006

There are few less edifying sights than Terry McAuliffe in full battle cry. But alas there was no avoiding him after the Cheney hunting accident.

Oliver North | February 17, 2006

In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush aptly described America's insatiable appetite for oil as an "addiction."

Charles Krauthammer | February 17, 2006

I'm just glad he didn't shoot Scalia.  Well, everyone's entitled to one Quailgate joke, so that's mine.

Paul Greenberg | February 17, 2006

Dear I Dare You, It was wholly a pleasure to get your letter daring us to reprint the cartoons that have been used to incite those riots all over the Muslim world.

Thu, Feb 16, 2006

Cal Thomas | February 16, 2006

The more Al Gore opens his mouth, the more grateful Americans should be that he didn't win the presidency in 2000. Normally his rants sound like sour grapes and can be ignored, or relegated to the Jimmy Carter school of bitterness, but not lately.

John McCaslin | February 16, 2006

"Does anyone in the mainstream media hunt? Or know anything about hunting? Why do I bother asking?" writes Humberto Fontova in a letter sent to The Beltway Beat.

Matt Towery | February 16, 2006

I seem to recall a certain prominent (and very likeable) political leader who once drove a car off a bridge. A passenger in that car died. He then waited a little longer than "immediately" before notifying law enforcement officials.

Thomas Sowell | February 16, 2006

The first revolt of the American colonists against their British rulers was immortalized by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the shot heard round the world." Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident has now become the shot heard round the Beltway.

Larry Elder | February 16, 2006

The "funeral" of Coretta Scott King turned into an ugly, disrespectful political rally.

Mike Adams | February 16, 2006

In my thirteen years as a college professor, I’ve never seen joy and celebration that rivals the response to Dick Cheney’s hunting accident.

Suzanne Fields | February 16, 2006

Religion has always been linked to political power, often controlled by kings and despots. In a democracy, there's a different kind of link. Freedom allows everyone to raise questions, confront dogma and challenge beliefs. That's why maintaining the complete separation of church and state is crucial.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 16, 2006

For weeks now civilized observers around the world have been astonished by the dispendious angers vented by indignant young Muslims.

Alan Reynolds | February 16, 2006

You must have heard that "Americans are spending everything they're making and more, pushing the national savings rate to the lowest point since the Great Depression."

Michael Fumento | February 16, 2006

It’s a testament to something – well – not good, that 19 years after I first started debunking the “we’re all at risk” theory of HIV/AIDS there are still those who insist that contagious diseases must follow political ideologies. And they’re not shy about fabricating numbers to shoehorn them into the politically correct fit.

Ross Mackenzie | February 16, 2006

A snowy flurry of recent quotations on miscellaneous topics:

George Will | February 16, 2006

The next time a president asks Congress to pass something akin to what Congress passed on Sept. 14, 2001 -- the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) -- the resulting legislation might be longer than Proust's ``Remembrance of Things Past.''

Robert Novak | February 16, 2006

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., is taking an increased interest in the desperate plight of Christians in the Holy Land -- to the point of politely and privately asking for help from George W. Bush.

Marvin Olasky | February 16, 2006

These should be diamond days for Pat Robertson. He'll be 76 next month. The 45th anniversary of the first Christian Broadcasting Network telecast is coming on Oct. 1. Next week, he was supposed to be the main speaker at the closing banquet of the National Religious Broadcasters convention.

Wed, Feb 15, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | February 15, 2006

Someone in Alabama is burning down Baptist churches -- at least 10 since Feb. 2, according to USA Today. Shall we ask The New York Times to take responsibility for creating a culturally insensitive environment toward evangelical Christians?

William F. Buckley | February 15, 2006

Our love affair with democracy is here and there unrequited. Some sixty years ago, the essayist Albert Jay Nock remarked that if you freeze a frame on a member of the American clerisy, you will find his mouth open, having uttered the syllables "demo." In the second frame, he'll have closed his mouth on the syllables "cracy."

Ann Coulter | February 15, 2006

The amazing part of the great Danish cartoon caper isn't that Muslims immediately engage in acts of mob violence when things don't go their way. That is de rigueur for the Religion of Peace.

Kevin McCullough | February 15, 2006

Horace Cooper | February 15, 2006

The consensus view was wrong in 2002. It was wrong again in 2004. Without a dramatic shift in party policy or an equally dramatic shift in public sentiment, Democrats are in an uphill battle to attain their goals for the foreseeable future.

Chuck Colson | February 15, 2006

No one doubts that Christians have an obligation to care for the Earth. The question is: How we do that in the best way for the Earth and her inhabitants?

Michelle Malkin | February 15, 2006

Journalists around the world are being targeted by suicide bombers, threatened with "hate crimes" prosecutions and thrown in jail for defending a free press from crazed Islamists.

John Stossel | February 15, 2006

Bosses, have I got an idea for you: Don't pay your best employees more, don't ease out your least productive workers, and for crying out loud, never fire anyone, not even for the most blatant misconduct on the job.  It works for the public schools, doesn't it?

Walter E. Williams | February 15, 2006

President Bush, during his State of the Union address, said, "America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world." I decided to check out "addiction" in Merriam-Webster's dictionary...

Brent Bozell | February 15, 2006

Once it was clear that the man sprinkled with birdshot would survive, Vice President Cheney's hunting accident was widely expected to become a late-night comedian's bonanza, a frenzy like Wal-Mart shoppers scrambling for $29 DVD players.

Tony Blankley | February 15, 2006

As I understand the profound concern of the ever-alert White House reporters, they smell a constitutional crisis because the shooting party failed to alert the media of the accidental shooting down in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Terry Jeffrey | February 15, 2006

When politicians say they are "investing" money they took from you in compulsory taxes, they want you to believe you are getting something back in return.

Ben Shapiro | February 15, 2006

Last Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore spoke before the Jiddah Economic Forum. He told the mostly Saudi audience that the United States had committed "terrible atrocities" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Linda Chavez | February 15, 2006

The vice president is known for being a taciturn fellow, but his failure to admit what he had done immediately following the incident is puzzling nonetheless.

Jacob Sullum | February 15, 2006

Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson wants to dispel "inaccuracies and stereotypes" about the use of eminent domain for economic development, a practice the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in last year's notorious Kelo v. New London decision.

Kathleen Parker | February 15, 2006

The Muslim-Danish cartoon controversy has provided an excellent teaching opportunity in which the West demonstrates to the Arab world how even insulting/silly/opportunistic/sycophantic speech is allowed expression in our world in the belief that Truth ultimately will prevail.

Paul Greenberg | February 15, 2006

The year was 1957, the governor of Arkansas was Orval Faubus, and the question was whether he was going to get away with keeping nine black children out of a Little Rock high school. Before it was resolved, a constitutional crisis was ignited, and public education itself threatened.

Tue, Feb 14, 2006

Bill Murchison | February 14, 2006

Quick! Send the children out of the room! It seems … are you ready? It seems the vice president of the United States wounded a fellow bird hunter.

John McCaslin | February 14, 2006

Anybody who's ever bumped into 60 Plus Association President Jim Martin, a longtime Republican activist and personal friend of George W. Bush, knows he bears a striking resemblance to CNN founder Ted Turner.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 14, 2006

If you don't have access to Texas newspapers or the internet, you may not have heard the sensational news about the enormous cache of weapons just seized in Laredo, Texas.

Rich Lowry | February 14, 2006

The days when an Andrew Jackson would exchange insults with an adversary in the buildup to a duel are forever gone. But senseless violence over questions of honor is still with us.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 14, 2006

Some in Congress sheepishly admit that, yes, budget mistakes have been made. But, they say, we’ve simply drifted off course. Sorry, but that explanation won’t wash with Mike Pence.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 14, 2006

In handicapping the emerging field of presidential candidates in both parties, it is wise to look at how they play among members of their own political party as compared to voters in the general electorate.

Thomas Sowell | February 14, 2006

This nation is facing two crises -- one phony and one real. Both in the media and in politics, the phony crisis is getting virtually all the attention.

David Limbaugh | February 14, 2006

In what can only be called a major reversal, two Democratic leaders, Rep. Jane Harman and former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, admitted the controversial NSA surveillance program was necessary for fighting terrorism.

Dennis Prager | February 14, 2006

American news media have suffered in recent years. Thanks to the Internet and talk radio, millions of Americans have ceased relying on The New York Times and CNN for their written and televised news.

Patrick Hynes | February 14, 2006

Democrats have some serious decisions to make about the future of their party and its message.

Herman Cain | February 14, 2006

Race matters only to those who want to continue to keep the nation divided. Some individual Americans may from time to time stand in your way, but America does not. America is defined by its ideals, not by its limitations.

Bruce Bartlett | February 14, 2006

In this year’s budget, President Bush is requesting an additional $513,000 for the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Analysis in order to create a new division of dynamic analysis.

Mike Adams | February 14, 2006

The purpose of this series is to highlight some of the most idiotic people (and groups of people) in higher education.

Megan Basham | February 14, 2006

When leading men reach a certain age, good scripts become as scarce as natural body parts on Rodeo Drive.

William Rusher | February 13, 2006

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | February 13, 2006

Not that there aren’t many historic figures in American history without – and who deserve – national monuments. But as McCabe says, none are more significant than Marion.

Paul Weyrich | February 13, 2006

Cal Thomas | February 13, 2006

What is it with evangelical Christians that so many of them need a cause beyond the commission they've been given?

Jack Kemp | February 13, 2006

Vice President Dick Cheney is energetically carrying the supply-side banner forward by insisting the bureaucrats perform "dynamic analysis" to properly estimate the effects of changing federal tax policy.

Michael Barone | February 13, 2006

American politics today is not just about winning elections or prevailing on issues. It's about delegitimizing, or preventing the delegitimization of, our presidents.

Mike Adams | February 13, 2006

I write to you today, not with a request, but with a demand. I’ve been sitting back patiently while the NEA has been promoting anti-Christian “art” for a number of years. In fact, one could say that I have been supporting it, too, given that my tax dollars have been spent on this garbage.

Star Parker | February 13, 2006

It's sad to say but it must be said. It should be clear to anyone who watched the tasteless politicization of Coretta Scott King's funeral by a black minister and by a former president why the black community remains, after all these years, as troubled as it is.

Suzanne Fields | February 13, 2006

St. Valentine's Day, like a lot of other things, is rooted in love and war, tragedy and comedy.

Diana West | February 13, 2006

I've written about dhimmitude periodically, lo, these many years since Sept. 11, but it takes time to sink in.

Jennifer Roback Morse | February 13, 2006

“Spineless European politician” is such a common image that an author can safely omit the first word if under a word-count crunch.  So it is definitely newsworthy when the Prime Minister of Denmark shows some serious spine, by standing up to the world of howling Muslim street thugs. His country deserves our support.

Eliot Peace | February 13, 2006

How do you defeat an incumbent Congressman who has been elected 12 times since 1982 and who is a member of his party’s leadership? Well, a good way to begin is to be recruited by Karl Rove,  Ken Mehlman, and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Burt Prelutsky | February 13, 2006

One of the few things that I do find truly depressing are Islamic fanatics and those Americans on the radical left who defend their atrocities.

Robert Novak | February 13, 2006

Defection from anti-cloning ranks by Sen. Jim Talent, until now a rising star in the conservative movement, reflects deep divisions in the Republican Party created by the stem cell research issue.

Armstrong Williams | February 13, 2006

This country has an addiction problem. We’ve spent $10 billion since 2001 trying to kick the habit. But it lingers. It is becoming a threat to our safety. I’m talking about our addiction to oil. It’s gotten so bad that we are now paying our enemies bills.

Paul Greenberg | February 13, 2006

The circumstances of his birth February 12, 1809, were not what you would call auspicious: in a log cabin complete with one door, one window and one clay chimney on the Big South fork of Nolin's Creek a couple of miles outside Hodgenville, Ky., on the ever moving American frontier.

Sun, Feb 12, 2006

John Leo | February 12, 2006

Is the biggest issue in the cartoon controversy free expression, sensitivity or fear?  One vote here for none of the above.

William F. Buckley | February 12, 2006

We hear now (in full-page ads) from the Evangelical Climate Initiative. Their summons, signed by 80-odd evangelical leaders, is to address the global-warming crisis. The opening statement declares that "as evangelical Christians, we believe we're called to be stewards of God's creation."

Paul Jacob | February 12, 2006

Ah, the good old days! When the word "poverty" really meant something! Today we're stuck with "living wage" blather.

George Will | February 12, 2006

The Senate, which fancies itself the world's most exclusive club, has its Sir John Hawkins. He was the 18th-century musicologist whom Samuel Johnson called ``a very unclubbable man.'' The very unclubbable senator is Oklahoma's Tom Coburn, 57, a freshman Republican whose motto could be: ``Niceness is overrated.''

Debra J. Saunders | February 12, 2006

If you want to understand how difficult it is to cut the federal deficit -- it will surpass $400 billion in the 2007 budget -- take a look at the Byrne grants.