Sat, Feb 25, 2006

Doug Giles | February 25, 2006

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to watch any of the movies spat out by Hollywood lately. 

Burt Prelutsky | February 25, 2006

One of the good things that came out of the tragic events of 9/11 is that heroism has reacquired some of its original luster. I'm not certain when it lost it, not at all certain when bravery above and beyond the call of duty gave way to meaning nothing more or less than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Kathleen Parker | February 25, 2006

That distant thunder you hear is the sound of thousands of harrumphing pundits and politicians clearing their throats.

Rich Tucker | February 25, 2006

Parents want to trust their doctors, but we also need doctors to become more involved in the vaccination process -- a process that, unfortunately, is dominated by the government.

Robert Novak | February 25, 2006

A prominent anti-abortion Catholic legislator in New Hampshire on Feb. 17 sent a "confidential invitation for addressee only" to a 3 p.m. meeting with Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney March 17 at the Upham-Walker House in Concord, N.H.

Fri, Feb 24, 2006

David Limbaugh | February 24, 2006

I believe the main reason he is under fire from the right is that he has a nagging credibility problem concerning his inscrutable immigration policy.

William F. Buckley | February 24, 2006

"I can tell you the main reason behind all our woes -- it is America." The New York Times reporter is quoting the complaint of a clothing merchant in a Sunni stronghold in Iraq. "Everything that is going on between Sunnis and Shiites, the troublemaker in the middle is America."

Larry Kudlow | February 24, 2006

The brouhaha surrounding the Bush administration since it gave the green light to a United Arab Emirates company slated to manage six major U.S. ports has nothing to do with homeland security. Allow me to give this episode its proper name: Islamophobia.

Brent Bozell | February 24, 2006

Time and Newsweek put Dick Cheney's hunting accident on their covers this week, a dying story already eight days old.

Brent Bozell | February 24, 2006

When parents think about the pitfalls of popular culture for their kids, they usually focus on their younger children, the innocent ones for whom it gets harder every day to shield from an onslaught of sexual themes in everything on television and the radio, including the commercials.

Jonah Goldberg | February 24, 2006

Did you hear the one about Dick Cheney, a priest and a rabbi walking into an Arab-run port?

Mike Adams | February 24, 2006

Hello Ms. Goldstein: I received the following letter you wrote to Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, in response to my recent column: “NOW and THEN”:

Mona Charen | February 24, 2006

Opponents of the death penalty have been rummaging through their bag of tricks and come up with the theory that lethal injection amounts to "cruel" punishment.

Oliver North | February 24, 2006

The current flap -- over whether Dubai Ports World should be allowed to run commercial container facilities at the ports of Baltimore, Miami, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York and Philadelphia -- is a case study in how to botch what might otherwise have been a "sure thing."

Charles Krauthammer | February 24, 2006

Democrats loudly denounce any thought of racial profiling. But when that same Arab, attired in business suit and MBA, and with a good record running ports in 15 countries, buys P&O, Democrats howl at the very idea of allowing Arabs to run our ports.

Jennifer Biddison | February 24, 2006

Ever feel like you just don't know about everything that's happening on all the many fronts of the conservative movement? I hear and read about all kinds of interesting things on a daily basis and want to start sharing these with you.  Now, you can be the one “in the know” at your dinner table or cocktail parties. 

Ed Feulner | February 24, 2006

Anyone who's ever filed a tax return or visited the Department of Motor Vehicles understands that government does two things well: spend our money and waste our time. Unfortunately, both traits were on display during the response to Hurricane Katrina.

Thu, Feb 23, 2006

John McCaslin | February 23, 2006

Pentagon brass forever in the position of explaining to a wavering public why we as a nation are at war are now pointing to an essay written by U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Joseph R. Tomczak, titled "Winter Break."

Michael Fumento | February 23, 2006

Last May, a Korean report in Science magazine prompted headlines around the world by declaring it had made tremendous advances in the heretofore disappointing field of embryonic stem cell (ES cell) research. It has now prompted much soul-searching in media land. “How could we have been fooled?” reporters are asking themselves in print.

Thomas Sowell | February 23, 2006

The resignation of Lawrence Summers as president of Harvard University tells us a lot about what is wrong with academia today.

Larry Elder | February 23, 2006

Let's agree that the White House might have handled the accidental shooting by Dick Cheney in a different fashion. They could have put out a press release, even with sketchy details, with more information to follow.

Cal Thomas | February 23, 2006

Would you care to guess who said this: "To the courageous men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall Afar (Iraq) from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life"?

Suzanne Fields | February 23, 2006

Free speech is America's most important export. Our First Amendment is unique in the world; even our English cousins tolerate "prior restraint" in certain circumstances.

Debra J. Saunders | February 23, 2006

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel tried to find a commonsense way of addressing defense lawyers' arguments that convicted rapist-murderer Michael Morales might feel pain during his execution -- scheduled for Feb. 21, but now postponed. He tried to do the right thing, and for that Fogel got snookered.

Matt Towery | February 23, 2006

What defines a "good conservative" these days? A "good Republican"? The lines have been further blurred by the current spat over the Bush administration's decision to allow the shipping operations at some major American seaports to be managed by a United Arab Emirates-based company.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 23, 2006

My sources, working from several listening posts on the campus disguised as homeless people, report that Summers offered to resign upon receiving credible threats from sectarian elements within the influential Faculty of Arts and Sciences to blow up the university's football stadium, where its semi-pro football team plays in the fall and the university's renowned transsexual field hockey team competes in springtime.

Marvin Olasky | February 23, 2006

Academics often say biblical belief has no place in the social sciences because it keeps people from open-minded analysis of data. Actually, the opposite is true: A biblical worldview often reveals the limitations of conventional approaches and pushes us to ask the right questions, so that the data we obtain will not leave us still ignorant.

Ross Mackenzie | February 23, 2006

A mix of the heavy and the light. . .

Robert Novak | February 23, 2006

The cream of Washington's lobbyists gather next Monday evening on Capitol Hill, paying at least $1,000 apiece, to listen to Sen. Ted Stevens, the doughty and defiant president pro tempore of the Senate. In the climate of lobbyist and earmark reform, they will hear plenty.

Alan Reynolds | February 23, 2006

The "Wal-Mart bills" are calculated cruelty disguised as kindness. They should be renamed as what they are -- wage- and job-reduction bills.

George Will | February 23, 2006

To bemused conservatives, it looks like yet another example of analytic overkill by the intelligentsia -- a jobs program for the (mostly liberal) academic boys (and girls) in the social sciences, whose quantitative tools have been brought to bear to prove the obvious.

Burt Prelutsky | February 23, 2006

The problem is that I’m uncomfortable writing about actual human beings, lest I infringe on their privacy. That’s why, as a rule, I try sticking to fictional characters such as John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 23, 2006

On this his birthday, George Washington may remain the most admired but remote of American presidents, more portrait than person. He intended it that way.

Wed, Feb 22, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | February 22, 2006

Earlier this month, New York Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye called for sweeping divorce reform. Did she seek innovative new ways to strengthen marriage? Was her major goal to protect women and children from the economic consequences of divorce?

William F. Buckley | February 22, 2006

Well, what do you know! Three years in jail for professor David Irving. One part of us wishes they would construct a little cell for him at Auschwitz.

Rich Galen | February 22, 2006

Ann Coulter | February 22, 2006

The idea that the Democrats have any meaningful interest in America's national security is a joke, so I'm perfectly willing to believe there's more to this port story.

Mike Adams | February 22, 2006

Last week I gave a lecture at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) on the topic of free speech. While I was there, I noticed that PSU has this rather amusing statement on “Nondiscrimination and Harassment”:

Clinton W. Taylor | February 22, 2006

Nice civilization you got here. It’d be a shame if something happened to it. That was the sinister subtext of a letter addressed to Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, asking him to “take all those responsible to task under law” for the infamous Mohammed cartoons. The letter is remarkable for when it was sent—and for who sent it.

Michelle Malkin | February 22, 2006

For the past several years, I've been condemned as an "extremist" for advocating nationality profiling -- unapologetically applying stricter scrutiny to terror-sponsoring and terror-sympathizing countries in our entrance, immigration and security policies.

John Stossel | February 22, 2006

"The teachers united will never be defeated!" chanted thousands of public-school teachers at a union rally. They may be right -- unfortunately.

Walter E. Williams | February 22, 2006

School teachers, at all grades, often use their classroom for environmental, anti-war, anti-capitalist and anti-parent propaganda.

Jonah Goldberg | February 22, 2006

The living Constitution, which has performed innumerable feats of jurisprudential prestidigitation, has accomplished a miraculous new trick during the national debate over NSA surveillance. It faked its own death.

David Limbaugh | February 22, 2006

Surely no one paying attention to national politics could be missing the left's orchestrated effort to paint President Bush not only as a man infected with poor judgment and bad policies but as a power-hungry, would-be dictator.

Tony Blankley | February 22, 2006

Next week a vastly important book will be published: "Preemption, A Knife That Cuts Both Ways" by Alan Dershowitz. Yes, that Alan Dershowitz: the very liberal civil libertarian, anti-capital punishment Harvard Law School professor.

Ben Shapiro | February 22, 2006

This week, the embattled Harvard president fell on his sword rather than face a no-confidence vote from the faculty of arts and sciences or a possible Harvard Corporation firing squad.

Terry Jeffrey | February 22, 2006

House International Relations Chairman Henry Hyde, the 81-year-old Illinois Republican, embodies the institutional memory of modern American foreign policy, which is why it mattered a great deal last week when he politely made plain he is not marching in President Bush's global crusade for democracy.

Jennifer Biddison | February 22, 2006

Radio is not the only talk venue where conservatives are making their mark. Dozens of conservative organizations are hopping aboard a new trend called podcasting.

Kathleen Parker | February 22, 2006

The Greeks and Sigmund Freud had a name for what may ail President George W. Bush: Thanatos. The death wish.

Mike Adams | February 22, 2006

Hi Cicely, While I ended up writing seven columns in the series, I am writing this installment just for you.

Linda Chavez | February 22, 2006

As anniversaries go, this one might not be up there on your list of memorable dates, but it should be.

Jacob Sullum | February 22, 2006

The administration claims the post-Sept. 11 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which requires warrants to monitor communications of people within the United States.

Tue, Feb 21, 2006

Bill Murchison | February 21, 2006

What about some good news for a change? What about Mardi Gras' making in New Orleans not its comeback but more, I'd say, its predestined appearance? Life goes on. That's what this Mardi Gras thing is about in 2006.

Herman Cain | February 21, 2006

The United States of America is drifting away from capitalism and its free-market foundations toward a gutless brand of socialism.

John McCaslin | February 21, 2006

A gentleman riding a bicycle, briefcase in its basket, huffed and puffed while pedaling up the right-hand lane of 18th Street Northwest near the White House, the gradual incline making his commute home rather difficult, while causing cars directly behind him to creep along in the evening rush.

Chuck Colson | February 21, 2006

Slavery is - unfortunately - alive and well in this world. The good news is that recently human trafficking has taken three big hits.

Thomas Sowell | February 21, 2006

Let's face it: Reality can be stressful and can sometimes get very rough. Everyone has an incentive to postpone it. Most of us, however, learn the hard way that postponing reality only makes it far worse than facing it early on.

Dennis Prager | February 21, 2006

On Jan. 21 in Paris, a gang of Muslims intent on kidnapping Jews kidnapped 23-year-old Ilan Halimi. Reciting verses from the Koran in phone conversations demanding money from the family, they ultimately rejected the money and tortured Halimi to death. They kept him naked for weeks while they cut him up and finally poured flammable liquid over his skin and burned him alive.

Diana West | February 21, 2006

Maybe there's some rarified irony about the fact that in a society increasingly dependent on imagery, not words, to convey information, it is imagery that the media have denied us in conveying the story of a Danish newspaper's Muhammad cartoons.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 21, 2006

Choosing how your children are educated should be as routine in America as the ability to choose your neighborhood, your church, and your place of employment.

Joel Mowbray | February 21, 2006

By the end of the month, Bureau of Prisons employee Joe Mansour faces what could well be a death sentence. His crime? After being ignored by BOP higher-ups, he warned Congress and the public about the spread of radical Islam in the federal prisons—and his employers’ inability to cope with the growing crisis.

Bruce Bartlett | February 21, 2006

One of the more amusing lines in President Bush’s State of the Union Address last month was his call for yet another commission to study the problem of entitlement spending. 

Megan Basham | February 21, 2006

I can’t prove it, but I have a theory that Freedomland, an over-the-top allegory on racism clumsily wrapped in thriller garb, was supposed to be one of Sony’s Academy Award contenders this year. But when the final product didn’t look like much of a competitor, the studio decided to hold its release until Hollywood’s year-end dash for honors was officially over.

Mon, Feb 20, 2006

William F. Buckley | February 20, 2006

This commentator rations himself to only one prediction every 15 years. Mine now is that there is going to be a devastating backlash in the months and years ahead in the matter of Cheney and the quail shoot.

Rich Galen | February 20, 2006

Cal Thomas | February 20, 2006

There have been some dumb decisions since the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, including the "welcoming" of radical Muslim groups, mosques and schools that seek by their preaching and teaching to influence U.S. foreign policy and undermine the nation. But the decision to sell port operations in New York, Newark-Port Elizabeth, Baltimore, Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans to a company owned by the UAE may be the dumbest of all.

Frank Gaffney | February 20, 2006

The federal bureaucracy has made a strategic mistake that threatens to cost the President dearly.

Jack Kemp | February 20, 2006

It may be too early to tell but it could be we have seen a leveling off of the gold price and maybe even a downward break away from its recent high. If so, we are at a turning point for monetary policy at just the moment a new chairman, Ben Bernanke, takes over at the Federal Reserve Board.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 20, 2006

One of the most outrageous examples of out-of-control judges is the case called Flores v. Arizona, now pending in federal court in Tucson. Originally filed in 1992, plaintiff lawyers claim to represent an estimated 160,000 children of illegal immigrants attending Arizona public schools.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | February 20, 2006

W. Thomas Smith Jr. holds a conversation with Iraqi National Assemblywoman Tanya Gilly-Khailany.

Michael Barone | February 20, 2006

Sometimes a little-known law can reshape our economy and our personal lives. One such law was Section 401(k) of the 1978 tax law.

Star Parker | February 20, 2006

The House released its investigative report on Hurricane Katrina this week, under the title "A Failure of Initiative." The report is an indictment of government failure at all levels federal, state and local.

Suzanne Fields | February 20, 2006

Every war and its aftermath is fought on two fronts. One front is where human life is destroyed by shot and shell, but the battlefield is not always where the winners and losers are determined.

John Leo | February 20, 2006

Mickey Kaus at says that the gay-cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain has the same marketing strategy as Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.

Jennifer Roback Morse | February 20, 2006

The recent New York Times article on the Cuddle Puddle at Stuyvesant High School unwittingly undermines the legal strategy of the Gay Rights movement.

Burt Prelutsky | February 20, 2006

A few years ago, I wrote my first play. It was my take on “The Taming of the Shrew,” in which I cleverly moved the action from 16th century Italy to 19th century Texas.

Armstrong Williams | February 20, 2006

Popular culture is white culture. This isn’t because of some anti-minority agenda. This isn’t because TV and music executives aren’t part of the community.

Robert Novak | February 20, 2006

When Dick Cheney finally broke his silence by answering questions from Fox's Brit Hume last Wednesday, four days after the hunting accident, many Republicans could hardly believe it.

Paul Greenberg | February 20, 2006

Leaders who are trusted tend to be those who trust the rest of us to be fair. Which is why the best way to manage the news may be not to try so hard to manage it - just tell it the way it happened. And don't wait till you've got all your quail in a row for Fox News.

Sun, Feb 19, 2006

Paul Jacob | February 19, 2006

Meet Politician Schaefer. Exhibit A for "Power Corrupts." At the February 15th meeting of the Maryland Public Works Board, Schaefer had a little run-in with a 24-year-old woman . . .

George Will | February 19, 2006

National party leaders think that only he can keep the governorship Republican, because the state GOP establishment has been hostile to him, and Ohio voters are now robustly hostile to it.